- These islands are peaceful and tranquil, with limited development. Big Sister island (Subar Laut) faces seawards, while Little Sister island (Subar Darat) faces the mainland.
- The two islands are separated by a narrow but deep channel, with strong currents, so swimming between islands is not permitted.
- Sunbathe, snorkel (there is an amazing variety of soft coral, fishes, crabs and other marine life), picnic, camp.
- BBQ pits, shelters and public toilets available on the islands.
- Lagoons and beaches, monkeys, casurina trees.
- Perfect for swimming and picnics.
- Snorkeling and scuba diving recommended only for experienced divers, as currents can be quite strong.
- Visitors can charter their own boat from West Coast Pier or Marina South Pier. Private boat charters can drop passengers off at the jetty (no berthing allowed).
- If you join the introductory guided walks organised by NParks, boats will be chartered for participants.
- No camping, barbecues, fishing or entry of vessels into the lagoon.
St. John’s Island
- St. John’s Island is a getaway to an isle teeming with coral life and lagoons. Its shores are ringed by coral reefs with a variety of hard and soft corals. There are small patches of mangrove and dolphins are regularly sighted in the waters.
- The Tropical Marine Science Institute conducts guided walks.
- There are chalets and camping facilities, as well as swimming lagoons, toilets, shelters and picnic areas.
- No food is sold on the island.
- Popular for weekend getaways and camping trips … the sheltered lagoons are relatively calm.
- Lagoons, beaches, picnic grounds, BBQ pits and camping grounds.
- Public toilets with shower facilities available.
- Trekking trails for the active.
- Colonial bungalows accommodating 10 (with cooking facilities, utensils and refrigerators) available for rent.
Regular ferry services available from Marina South Pier, twice on weekdays and up to five times on weekends and public holidays.