With a magical mix of clear-water beaches, adventurous attractions, luxurious resorts, and enticing entertainment, Bintan Island’s Lagoi Bay is hard to beat as Indonesia’s up-and-coming holiday destination. Nine years in the making, the 1,300-hectare development officially opened in May as the first resort village of its kind in Asia, conveniently just a 50-minute catamaran ferry ride from Singapore. From seaplanes and water sports to shopping and spas, Lagoi Bay is flush with ways to have an unforgettable tropical getaway.
Nestled on a stretch of gorgeous shoreline, The Sanchaya is just the spot for luxury lovers, featuring nine colonial-themed suites and 21 villas each uniquely fashioned with a blend of art and design from around Southeast Asia. Among the appeals that have made it one of the region’s top new hotels is a spa with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, an infinity pool, a wine-and-cheese tasting room, and the Sanchaya Yacht for private Singapore transfers and romantic sunset cruises.
Nearby, the Swiss-Belhotel Lagoi Bay is the perfect base for carefree time spent with family and friends, complete with 195 contemporary rooms, a kid’s club, an Asian and Indonesian restaurant, a fantastic rooftop swimming pool with views that stretch to the ocean, and a grand ballroom. Activities include water sports, outdoor activities, and a variety of upcoming F&B selections. For business travelers, seven separate meeting rooms are available on site.
In addition to basking in the crystal waters of the South China Sea, there’s plenty to do around Lagoi Bay. The impressive Plaza Lagoi, with up to 60 shop units, make it all too easy to take a break from the sun and enjoy a leisurely shopping day. Guests coming from the beach fronting the mall or wanting to head there can make use of the shower and changing facilities that have been thoughtfully provided. The mall’s tourist information center is a great resource for information about the area where visitors can book tours to discover the hidden gems and unique local lifestyle of Bintan Island, although guests can opt to relax instead and head to the brand new beach bar and bistro, FlyBoyz. An alternative way to get your bearings here is with the Air Adventures Flying Club—Asia’s first ultralight amphibious seaplane center. Ranked No.1 by TripAdvisor for Bintan activities, this 20-min introductory flight is available for adrenaline junkies to marvel at the breathtaking aerial views of Bintan from above.
For more information, visit Bintan Resorts.
This post is published in partnership with Bintan Resorts.