As the world adjusts to The New Normal with the festive season approaching, we find ourselves yearning for a relaxing break in a year where the world is brought to a standstill by COVID-19. Other than getting in quality time with family and friends in a tropical paradise, we also look forward to a round of self-pampering during the holidays.
The tropical island of Bintan is commonly known as a place where travelers unwind in the soothing comforts of the sand and the sea. Aside from enjoying Bintan’s pearly white beaches, treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa session and unwind those knots. Here are 5 of the most anticipated relaxing spa experiences that we will be running to once the borders open up!
Banyan Tree Hilltop Spa
Couples looking for a deeply indulgent experience will enjoy their time at Banyan Tree Hilltop Spa. Perfect for exclusive couple time, the new Banyan Tree Hilltop Spa Bintan is set in quaint Indonesian wooden huts amidst timeless rainforests.
Awaken your senses with island traditions and take your pick from award-winning spa treatments. Melt your worries and tensions away in rustic treatment rooms with lavish nature reminders. Let the renowned spa therapists work their magic and entrance you into a deep state of relaxation and re-align your physical, mental and spiritual self.
Combine the rejuvenating spa experience with an authentic Indonesian meal at the Treetops restaurant to complete your day. This experience is bound to go down in the books as one of the best spa-cations.
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Anindya Beach Massage at Nirwana Gardens
Young families looking for a getaway with a well round experience will be pleased to check in to Nirwana Gardens. With 5 accommodation options to choose from, there is bound to be one that suit your family holiday needs.
Enjoy some time together with your other half while the kids are under the experienced and professional care of the staff at Nirwana Adventure-based Learning Zone (NABLEZ) Kids Club.
Within close proximity of Nirwana Resort Hotel’s beach, Anindya Beach Massage offers cabanas situated against a backdrop of tropical trees and the South China Sea. Parents can unwind with a combination of soothing strokes and classic massage techniques while surrounded by natural beauty and the sound of lapping waves of Bintan Island.
The tranquil experience brings back balance into body, mind and spirit, while washing out the daily stresses and wariness of day-to-day chores. Treat yourself to the perfect stress release to completely relax the body and mind at Anindya Beach Massage.
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Ladies Massage at Plaza Lagoi
Ladies on a girlfriends’ retreat who seek a private space to unwind can look forward to a visit at Bintan Ladies Spa. Be pampered by expert masseuses in a laid-back ambience that brings peace, relaxation and serenity at an affordable price. Located conveniently at the heart of Lagoi Bay in Plaza Lagoi, follow up from the session with more fun activities around the area.
Treat yourself to a full day of pampering with a delightful meal at Warung Yeah! Savour local delights such as Indomie Sambal Matah and Nasi Goreng Gila without breaking the bank.
After a satisfying meal, head over to Rumah Imaji 3D Imagination House for an afternoon of picture perfect memories. Put your creativity to the test and compete for the quirkiest photo of the day!
End the day with a drink in hand as the sun sets over the horizon at Yeah! Lounge. Located at the rooftop level above Warung Yeah!, Yeah! Lounge offers a panoramic view of the South China Sea from Lagoi Beach, presenting one of the best sunset views in Bintan Island.
For all spa options in Plaza Lagoi: Take your pick here!
Golfers looking for a day of recreation and relaxation can expect the best of both worlds at Ria Bintan Golf Club. Enjoy a game at Ria Bintan Golf Club’s Ocean and Forest courses which strike the perfect balance of challenge and relaxation during the game and time spent at the club.
The Winner of Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2020 in the category of The Best Luxury Golf Club in Indonesia unfolds next to the South China Sea with tantalizing ocean views, challenging signature holes and picture-perfect scenery.
Reward yourself with a soothing massage after a golf game at the club’s spa, Asmara Ria and be transported to a heightened realm of lightness, bliss and total relaxation. Dedicated treatment rooms offer massage therapy using ancient recipes with origins from various Asian folk traditions. Exquisite herbs, spices and oils from far-flung tropical archipelagos have been carefully selected to revive, relax and pamper the senses.
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River Spa Tour
For nature lovers looking for a respite back to nature, Aroma River Spa is Bintan’s first floating spa on a mangrove river. Located along the pristine Trikora Coast, Aroma River Spa is an eco-spa that houses its treatment rooms in huts made from natural materials such as bamboo and attap. The eco-spa blends well amidst its mangrove environment, providing guests with a relaxing back-to-nature experience.
After the spa treatment, indulge in a boat tour along the mangrove river. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife such as monkeys, lizards and turtles while submerging yourself 100% into nature.
Hop on the Trail of Sea Gypsies Tour and explore the hidden gems along Trikora Coast. Visit Panglong Village, the largest Orang Laut (Sea Gypsies) village of the island, Grotto Santa Maria, the beautiful trail of the Stations of the Cross that lead up to an idyllic chapel and the immaculate pearly sands of Trikora Beach. Enjoy a snack at Pizza Casa Italia, where thin crusted pizzas were baked to perfection in a traditional wood fire oven before heading back to your resort.
Pick your own preferred tour: Here’s a complete list of all available tours
Each of our top 5 relaxing spa treatments offers an entirely different experience. Start taking notes and envisioning your perfect spa-cation while eagerly waiting for the border restrictions to ease up!
With all the great experiences awaiting at Bintan Resorts, we can’t wait for our next trip to the tropical paradise. In the meantime, we will be keeping faith with the belief that there will come a time when we are all free to travel and explore again very soon.