Danny White June 26, 2019
wonderful indonesia

Can we ever tire of resort life and celestial private islands? Of course not. Whenever the urge hits for a quick escape from Singapore, you know Bintan Island is awaiting. A 50-minute ferry ride away, to be exact. Let us be honest: most of us are there for chilling out by the pool and also severe spa time, however, if you’re into golf, there is a reason why the ancient Sunday morning ferries are filled with people heading out to one of those vibrant greens.

There’s no shortage of resorts on Bintan and its nearby private islands, but we have narrowed it down to those we have loved. These are some of the best resorts you can find in Bintan Island.

The Sanchaya

We are all about The Sanchaya, sweetie. From the white pineapple to the heritage of white and black casing vibes and floating reddish seeds which turn the main water feature into a new artwork installation, this home is next degree.

The spa at The Sanchaya is divine, and also a tension-melting massage here is vital. Keep a lookout for The Sanchaya’s ongoing home program, with guest health and health experts including René Roseburg, called ‘The Passionist,’ who’ll be at the resort from 6 – 9 June. René’s unique practice involves meditative and Somatic techniques to encourage visitors to locate their way, attune to their core values, and find their strengths.

Golf fans, this is for you: The Sanchaya Open is a golfing and gourmet experience that comprises a one-night stay, round of golf for two and a wine and cheese session guided by a sommelier.

The Sanchaya is packed with chill-out variable: there are hot bean bags for relaxing, a white sand beach for soaking up the sun… but you understand where you find us by that gorgeous pool sipping cocktails before heading back to reality.

Cempedak Private Island

Hands down the most memorable encounter we have had in this pocket of the world is Cempedak Private Island off Bintan. If sustainability is the thing — it’s definitely ours — this eco-resort will blow you apart. Co-founder Andrew Dixon has committed to a farm, composting and conservation program and sustainable design to show that luxury travel can be carried out responsibly. The lush greenery, bamboo-themed tranquil and property, clean waters make this one of the most peaceful areas you can escape to, and above all for us, the meals and cocktails are amazing.

Cempedak Private Island; Air Gelubi, Bintan Pesisir, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands, Indonesia; p. +62 811-7008-040