PUBLISHED February 6th, 2020 06:00 am | UPDATED March 26th, 2020 03:14 pm
If weekend getaways are a cure-all for the stress of city life, Bintan is hands down one of our favourite happy pills. A mere hour’s ferry ride from Singapore, this island paradise boasts more than its fair share of luxe resorts – with glorious white sands, spa pampering, and watersports fun right at your villa doorstep. Dreaming of your next weekend escape already? We’ve rounded up the best resorts on Bintan for all your unwinding needs.
Bintan Lagoon Resort
The island’s largest integrated resort, Bintan Lagoon Resort is truly the whole package. From tropical-chic villas with splendid sea views to top-notch dining options, spa indulgences, and outdoor fun, this beachfront playground has plenty to pamper all comers. If you’re after a dose of rejuvenation, bliss out in style with the Wellness Retreat Package (from IDR 4,147,500 for two for 2D1N). This tailored package for couples amps up the zen factor with dreamy massages on the beach and exquisite feasting at the award-winning Nelayan Restaurant. For a hassle-free getaway with friends, the All-Inclusive BBQ Villa Package (from IDR 8,820,000 per villa for 2D1N) is just the ticket. Work up an appetite with archery and golfing adventures, then tuck into a BBQ surf ‘n’ turf spread at your villa come evening.
Bintan Lagoon Resort is located at Jalan Indera Segara Site A12, Lagoi, Teluk Sebong, Bintan, Kepri – Indonesia 29155, p. +62 770 691 388.
‘Sanchaya’ is Sanskrit for ‘collection’, and this resort certainly has quite the treasure chest of luxuries to leave you rested and pampered. The Sanchaya’s 29 villas and suites ooze colonial charm melded with rustic Asian motifs, each armed with a plush array of amenities – 464-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens, a complimentary ‘maxi-bar’, and sleek digital entertainment gizmos. A deep-tissue massage at the Balinese-inspired spa is essential, along with a long soak in the spectacular infinity pool. Gourmet pleasures are just the cherry on top – think rare wines and cheese pairings at The Decanter, and bespoke tipples at The Bar. Check out our review here.
The Sanchaya is located at Lagoi Bay, Bintan, Riau Islands, Indonesia, p. +62 770 692200.
The Residence Bintan
Get your fill of sun, sand, and spa time in the serene oasis of The Residence Bintan. This sprawling resort is home not only to 127 airy terraces and villas, but also to award-winning British spa brand ila. From divine massages to chakra cleansing and singing bowl therapy, the spa’s signature treatments promote healing for both your body and soul. Once your senses are all revitalized, take a stroll through the lovely herb gardens, plunge into water sports like jet-skiing and banana boating, or tuck into sumptuous Indonesian specialties at signature restaurant Rica Rica.
The Residence Bintan is located at Desa Galang Batang Bintan Kepulauan Riau Bintan 29153 Indonesia, p. +62 778 6000 888.
Banyan Tree Bintan
Rainforest meets sands in spectacular style at Banyan Tree Bintan. This lush hillside resort is known for its bevy of rustic, Balinese-style villas set on stilts, each equipped with a private pool and commanding panoramic views of the South China Sea. The Banyan Tree Spa is a pioneer of the tropical garden spa concept, so you won’t want to miss out on their Asian-inspired treatments. With dining options from modern Thai to traditional Indonesian cuisine, you can count on a gourmet getaway here as well. Stop by the Banyan Tree Gallery to take home a piece of tranquility – this iconic gallery stocks their signature range of spa products along with quaint handicrafts. Check out our review here.
Banyan Tree Bintan is located at Jalan Teluk Berembang Laguna Bintan Resorts, Lagoi 29155, +62 770 693 100.
Glamping is the new camping, especially when the amenities are as swoon-worthy as Natra Bintan’s. Formerly known as The Canopi, this glamping retreat hosts a chic collection of safari-themed tents, all boasting luxuries like air conditioning, private patios, canopy beds, and outdoor rainforest showers. Set right in the heart of nature, adventure seekers will find plenty to do here – think kayaking through the private mangroves, trekking through the Gunung Bintan rainforest, wakeboarding, and much more.
Natra Bintan is located at Jalan Raya Haji KM 01 Kawasan Pariwisata, Teluk Sebong Lagoi, Bintan Island, 29152 Indonesia, p. +62 770 692252.
Top Image: Bintan Lagoon Resort