Spoilt for choice? Here’s a quick guide to the resorts that are ideal for your next vacation on the idyllic Indonesian island, whether you’re traveling solo or with your loved ones.
For romantic escapades: Banyan Tree Bintan
Banyan Tree Bintan prides itself as the only all-villa, all-pool accommodation on the island, making it the ideal destination for couples seeking a romantic weekend away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Boasting views of the South China Sea, the stilted villa rooms are designed in traditional Balinese style and enhanced by the signature luxury of the hospitality brand.
Guests can expect to tuck into exceptional dining offerings, spanning Indonesian, Thai, and Mediterranean cuisines; take a dip at an ocean-facing rock edge pool or beach-facing pool, and pamper themselves at the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa—now housed in wooden huts. For a unique experience, consider booking a stay in the property’s new Kelong Villa, Bintan’s first luxury floating villa.
For family-friendly getaways: Angsana Bintan
Gather your tribe and head to Angsana Bintan for a whirlwind getaway filled with adventures for the young and old. Not only is the resort family-friendly, but it is also the only private beachfront resort with a dedicated conservation lab on Bintan. As such, guests can look forward to educational activities at the Marine Conservation lab, alongside complimentary nature walks, wildlife presentations, and seasonal sea turtle releases.
There’s plenty to do here, including strolling on the resort’s 1.5-kilometer private beach, hiking in the lush rainforests, or enjoying a game of golf at Laguna Bintan Golf course. Alternatively, take it slow and chill out in the comfortable rooms or suites, before indulging in a relaxing massage at Angsana Spa. Situated right next to the spa is the Rangers Club, and parents will be pleased to know that it offers a bunch of complimentary activities to keep their little ones well-occupied.
For the young, wild, and free: Cassia Bintan
Whether you’re flying solo or traveling with your best friends, Cassia Bintan makes a great accommodation for the millennials craving for a fun-filled vacation. Luxuriate in beachfront living as you hang out in Bintan’s only apartment-style resort. Each loft or apartment comes with its own compact kitchenettes, living, and dining spaces, making it a top-notch choice for house parties or gatherings.
Don’t feel like whipping up your own meals? Let the friendly crew prepare a hearty mookata (Thai-style steamboat barbecue) meal for you. At dusk, visit the resort’s beach club for great sunset views, while making new friends over a delicious tipple. Finally, don’t miss out on Cassia Bintan’s signature foam party, which takes place every Saturday.
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