Checking In: The ANMON Resort Bintan

Bring back the adventure and romance with a glamping trip at this 100-tent resort in Indonesia’s upscale resort destination.

The Look 

There’s something about glamping that inevitably brings one back to the halcyon days of youthful abandon and late-night adventures—but with all the creature comforts you might expect as an adult. And that’s exactly what you’ll find at The ANMON Resort Bintan, a new desert-themed resort spanning 20,000 square meters in the Indonesian island’s Treasure Bay waterfront resort.

Glamping in style.

At the entrance, jagged tree branches spell out “ANMON”, leading the eye to a spacious lobby with a cozy conversation pit furbished with cactus print pillows. While the ambient is arguably more rustic and homely than luxe, there’s authenticity in the warm service and enthusiasm of the staff. 100 teepee-style tents in calming beige hues are sprawled around the resort, framed by communal areas with barbecue pits, a bar and restaurant, two event domes, and vibrant wall murals.

Step in and you’ll find an abode big enough for four.

The Rooms

The tents look deceptively small on the outside but step in and you’ll find an abode big enough for four. Meant for chilling out, the patio area beckons with an ornate carpet, coffee table, and colorful lounge chairs. Stroll past it and you’ll enter the bedroom, a well-designed space with teal and orange bean bags, a wooden pushcart that doubles as drawers and vanity area, as well as a large and comfortable bed.

100 teepee-style tents in calming beige hues are sprawled around the resort.

Earthly tones are contrasted with adorable cactus-themed illustrations, that add interest to the décor. To encourage guests to digital detox, the tents don’t come with televisions. Instead, there’s a retractable sunroof that lets in natural light in the day and allows one to stargaze when night falls—the perfect setting for heartfelt conversations.

Tuck into Mediterranean and middle eastern cuisine at The Compass Rose.

The Food

Dining experiences at ANMON are as exciting as you want them to be. For communal-style dining, there’s The Compass Rose, which serves Mediterranean and middle eastern cuisine, alongside Indonesian favorites like nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice). Must-tries include the refreshing cauliflower salad, the well-seasoned squid shawarma, and the crunchy beef tacos. Guests can also opt for a DIY barbecue outside of their own teepee, which comes with a delectable spread of seafood, meat, salad, and fruits. Meanwhile, cocktails featuring local ingredients and shisha (hookah) can be had at the Tipi Bar.

Kayaking at Treasure Bay Bintan’s Chill Cove.

Don’t Miss

A stay here isn’t quite complete without a visit to Chill Cove at Treasure Bay Bintan, home to Southeast Asia’s biggest manmade seawater lagoon. Just a stone’s throw away, the lifestyle zone offers activities for both sea lovers and landlubbers—from wakeboarding and glass-bottom kayaking to jungle ATV sessions. Not an adrenaline junkie? Consider hanging out with the photo-worthy floats or enjoy a water slide or two. Those keen to explore beyond the resort can take a day trip to Gurun Pasir Busung, a once-abandoned mining site that now has white sandhills overlooking a blue lake. Foodies ought to make a beeline for Rimba Jaya, one of the best hangout spots in Tanjung Pinang after the sun sets. The area plays host to a night market, hawker centre, hipster cafes, a bar, and even an authentic Japanese restaurant. Keep an eye out for the delicious pisang goreng keju (banana fritters), said to be among the best in town.

More information here.

This article was brought to you by Bintan Resorts.

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