Whether you’re planning a ladies’ weekend, a guys’ getaway, or a romantic retreat, there’s something in Bintan for everyone. Situated a mere 60-minute catamaran ferry ride from Singapore, this idyllic island paradise has a wealth of entertainment options.
For ladies looking to catch up over cocktails or indulge in a weekend of luxurious spa treatments, there’s plenty to enjoy here. Start your girls’ getaway by unwinding at the spectacular infinity pool at the Grand Lagoi Hotel. After soaking in the views of the South China Sea, take your gal pals for an all-out karaoke session at the resort’s entertainment center. When it comes to pampering, the all-inclusive Club Med Bintan pulls out all the stops. Feel free to enjoy gourmet spreads featuring fine international cuisine and imported wines. Afterward, work up a sweat with the state-of-the-art athletic equipment or partake in a treatment or two at the Wellness Centre. Finally, for the ultimate spa weekend, book one of the 64 opulently outfitted cliffside villas at Banyan Tree Bintan. The award-winning Banyan Tree Spa promises to soothe all your stresses away.
For an action-packed weekend with your best buds, pack your bags and head to Treasure Bay Bintan, which features the Crystal Lagoon, the first and largest manmade saltwater body in Southeast Asia. On its placid surface, partake in all manner of water-sports ranging from jet-skiing to sailing to kayaking. You’ll get all the adrenaline rushes of the open ocean, minus the pesky jellyfish and currents. Afterwards, rugged types will want to scale the slopes of Gunung Bintan, the highest peak on the island. Even though you’re climbing summits and riding the waves, there’s no reason to rough it during your stay. Angsana Bintan’s sleek 111 rooms and suites let you chill out and enjoy the tropical surrounds in style.
The key to a successful, fun-filled family vacation is making sure that everybody gets what they want, which is why Nirwana Gardens is ideal. From pachyderm shows to activities such as bungee trampoline and batik painting, there are tons of ways to keep kids occupied. Meanwhile the Holiday Villa Pantai Indah consists entirely of spacious villas, including one- and two-bedroom options with a private pool each. In other words, kids can splash and play to their heart’s content in peace and seclusion.
Whisk your beloved off for a weekend of glamping at Natra Bintan at Treasure Bay, where the two of you will enjoy all the comfort of a resort with peerless views of the 6.3-hectare Crystal Lagoon. If that’s still a bit too close to nature, consider holing up for a few days in the Banyan Tree Bintan, an achingly romantic escape that’s perfect for spoiling that special someone. While you could easily spend a weekend sipping champagne and enjoying couples’ spa treatments, go on an adventure along the stunning Trikora Coast. Discover hidden gems around the area, including a secret beach and an authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizzeria. Tanjung Pinang, with its quaint Dutch-influenced architecture, is ideal for a leisurely day trip. This neighbourhood is particularly good for shoppers, since it’s filled with local bargains and souvenirs.
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