Singapore has one of the biggest and best airports in the world – no wonder there are a lot of flights connected to the Singapore Changi airport. If you are spending just a few days in the city and you’ve been looking for another quick getaway, out of the usually hustle and bustle of the industrialized Singapore, you’re in luck. Today, we have one great off the beaten path trip for you – visiting Bintan Resorts.
Bintan Spa Villa Beach Resort is located at Trikora Beach, North-eastern part of Bintan Island, Indonesia. We just recently discovered Bintan from friends working in Singapore. They suggested we stay there as we were looking for new things to do in Singapore. The Bintan island itself can be reached thru a 45 minutes ferry ride, however Bintan Spa Villa is located in the village part of Bintan, which is another one hour bus or car ride from the Bintan ferry terminal.
As an honest first impression, Bintan is definitely touristic. There whole area is developed as a tourist destination, especialy peole living and working in Singapore, who can easily reach the island for quick weekend getaways or short vacation trips. If you are traveling with your family for a long weekend, Bintan resorts are definitely a nice choice. For our 3rd and 4th day in Bintan, Indonesia, we actually went from the Grand Lagoi area to Bintan Spa Villa, a little bit faraway from malls and other recreational activities. We were excited to visit another part of the island to see what more it has to offer.
A Villa Getaway
We had an amazing villa stay, facing the beach, with a jacuzzi right outside our bedroom. It was very interesting to see how the Bintan Spa Villas are situated on top of the water. There is beach surrounding the villas, stretching outside, showing a not so-deep water, but when the tide is down, usually around the afternoon, the water is completely dry.
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This area of Bintan is definitely for you if you are looking to spend some quiet personal time, either alone or with a partner. We’ve seen a few groups and families, but most of the people staying in this Bintan resort are actually couples. The place is tranquil, and you will really have to ride a car and travel for an hour just to reach any other areas, so you’d be pretty much staing in the villa if you decided to stay in this area of Bintan. Not to worry because there are various activitities to choose from.
Things to do in Bintan Spa Villa
Kelong Fish Village Tour
You can visit a floating fisher village. You can do a few activities like banana boat or relaxing in the beach. Also you can try to fish and see how locals are living in the area. Locals live without electricity and in a float home.
In the middle of your relax time nothing better than ride a boat and doing an activity like snorkeling. You can enjoy the cristaline water while watching fishes. Plus spending time in a paradise beach with white sand and blue water.
Enjoy a massage
You can enjoy a massage while staying over the water. You will have the opportunity of having a foot bath and enjoying a full Javanese massage which will give you amazing peace for the rest of the day.
Mangrove Night Tour
Have you ever heard about fireflies? There is a Tour where you will be able to see fireflies. We got impressed how nice they are lighting at nice in the trees, it looks like a Christmas tree. The guide will ride you around the river and he will explain to you how fisherman people live in the floating village.
Enjoying Villa Time
Enjoying villa time first thing in the morning with the colors of the sunrise. Do activities to spend your day: swimming, some karaoke, or delicious seafood. Since walking around paradise to play pool and meet new friends. You can also try the jacuzzi pool with amazing views while drinking a fresh coconut.
Enjoying Local Food
Spoil yourself with awesome Indonesian local food since mee goreng (fried noodles) to satay (barbecue). Not only local dishes you can have seafood barbecue lobster, crabs, prawns, otak-otak (local fish).
During our stay, it was raining the first day. Although the place was able to stay beautiful. Check out these shots of the villa.
It was actually a little bit of regret, as the next day when we were about to leave, the Bintan Resort showed it’s amazing beauty. Like teasing us not to leave! The sunrise rose very beautifully, with the amazing colors mirrored by the water. Even the Kellong beach was alive. We had to take in all the beauty of the surroundings for the few minutes that we had to stay because we caught the earliest ferry ride we can get back to Singapore!
Bintan resorts, we’d love to be back!