If you’re like us and are looking for a quick getaway with these long weekends in 2019, you’ll want to bookmark this page now because we’ll be recommending some of the best resorts and hotels in Bintan. Psst, if you’re like a massage fanatic like us, you’ll also want to check out our recommended places for spa treatments in Bintan.
Fun fact! The ferry ride from Tanah Merry Ferry Terminal to Bintan Resorts won’t take more than 55 minutes and the island is littered with numerous resorts and places such as the Tropical Rainforest, Laguana Golf Course, Beach Soccer Fields and an array of water activities, for you to explore and engage in. To make things even better, you can even purchase your flexible travel dates ferry tickets online! Here are our recommendations:
1. The Canopi Resort
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ll know that glamping is a thing right now and one of the best places to experience this is at The Canopi Resort. The resort, which is under the Marriott group, is a combination of nature, adventure and luxury, making it ideal for families, friends and even a corporate retreat! There are five types of rooms for rent – Garden Tent, Safari Tent, Lagoon View Tent, Lagoon View Deluxe and Glamping Deluxe Tent – and prices range from just $190 per night! That’s pretty affordable to us given the spacious tent that gives you the same camping experience minus the tight and suffocating atmosphere. To top it off, the tents are decorated with white aesthetics, making it super IG-worthy. Psst, for the adventure-seekers, you’ll be delighted to know that water sport activities are also easily accessible from the lagoon itself!
Price: From $190/night for 2 adults to $361/night for 2 adults
Getting There: Complimentary transfer service to and from Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal
Address: Jln. Raya Haji KM 01 Kawasan Pariwisata, Teluk Sebong Lagoi, Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29152 Indonesia
Positive review: “Amazing place easy access from Singapore. Pick up is available from ferry terminal, it has an express counter for customs as well. Service from the staff is amazing. Special mention to Melasni from restaurant, she remembered our names from the first day and her service was very good. Plenty of activities at reasonable prices. Definitely Marriott standard.” – Josephine Xie
2. Cassia Bintan
Under the Banyan Tree brand, the Cassia Bintan is actually a part hotel, part service apartment accommodation, which is perfect for individuals who want to holiday in a home away from home. Each unit is equipped with a fantastic functional kitchen, so this is great for holidayers who still wish to cook their own meals. Besides this, the one or two-bedroom units are also designed with a super-chill living space, and holidayers are encouraged to custom-make their own stay – from breakfast plans all the way to laundry and activities. The resort basically caters to people of all ages, especially for young families, couples and friends. Well, if you’re not sold yet (though we’re wondering why), the Cassia Bintan’s swimming pool is facing the beach. Yes, the beach.
Price: From $136 /night for 2 adults
Getting There: 15-minute ride from Bandar Bentan Talani Ferry Terminal via pick-up van
Address: Jalan Teluk Berembang, Laguna Bintan Resort, Lagoi Bintan Resorts, Indonesia 29155
Positive review: “Nice apartment concept. Rooms are new and well equipped. Nice beach front as well shared with Angsana Hotel. Staff was friendly as well, while breakfast selection can be improved, the quality was OK. Definitely recommended for groups or family.” – Kevin Cheong
3. Banyan Tree Bintan
The Banyan Tree Bintan is catered for couples who are looking for a private getaway. One of the more luxurious stays around Bintan, the resort is famous for its award-winning massage and spa facilities for solo travellers or couples. Golfers will also appreciate its convenient location that’s near the Laguna Golf Course, which is just a 5 minute drive away. You’ll be happy to know that the resort even provides a complimentary shuttle service on a hotel car. When you’re at the resort, you’ll also want to snap a photo of yourself inside their infinity pool that’s right by the sea. We assure you that this shot of a pool that seems to extend right to the immense sea will be perfect for your wanderlust Instagram feed.
Price: From $448 /night for 2 adults up to $1,200/night for private villa with 2 bedrooms
Getting There: Private Car (IDR 350,000 nett per car up to 3 persons) for round trips between Bintan Resorts ferry terminal (Bandar Bentan Telani) and the resort.
Address: Laguna Bintan Resort, Jalan Teluk Berembang, Sebong Lagoi, Tlk. Sebong, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29155, Indonesia
Promising review: “Words fail to express how lovely Banyan Tree is. We stayed for just one day, but it exceeded all our expectations. Our villa was completely secluded and allowed us to enjoy the sunset from our private pool. Heavenly!” – Natasja B.
4. Angsana Bintan
You can Truly escape from the hustle and bustle of life by treating yourself to a stay at the Angsana Bintan, which is one of the few private resorts on the island. Also under the Banyan Tree brand, you can be assured of great service Check Out These 11 Bintan Resorts & Hotels For The Perfect Weekend Getawayand amenities. There are also a spectrum of room types available so whether you’re travelling with your friend, family or partner, there is a room suited for you. Besides this, the resort is also connected to a 1.5km long private beach that is perfect for a midnight stroll or just a quiet evening by the beach. Fun fact! The Angsana Bintan is also the only private beachfront resort with a dedicated conservation lab on Bintan island!
Price: From $212/night for 2 adults to $500/night for an Island Family Suite
Getting There: Complimentary shuttle bus between Bintan Resorts ferry terminal (Bandar Bentan Telani) and the resort. Go to the Angsana Bintan counter at the terminal upon arrival.
Address: Jalan Teluk Berembang Laguna Bintan Resorts, Lagoi 29155
Promising review: “Very good hotel. Before my arrival, I informed the hotel that it was my girlfriend’s birthday. The hotel helped to decorate the bed and even gave a birthday cake. Very good hospitality, spa and ocean view. In the night time, you can also see a lot of stars!” – Hide
5. Bintan Spa Villa Beach Resort
Experience what it’s like to live in a kampung-like house on stilts on the water by the sea when you book a stay at The Bintan Spa Villa Beach Resort, tucked away in a cosy corner of Bintan, it is the perfect seaside hideaway for families. Each room is also equipped with a private balcony, allowing you to watch the beautiful sunrise right from the comfort of your room! The swimming pool of the resort is also right by the sea shore. Besides this, the resort also has complimentary nightly movie screening, a sea sports centre and even a spa resort by the sea! Talk about true relaxation.
Price: From $181/night for 2 adults to $223/night for a Seafront Family Villa
Getting There: Free Shuttle Service (1hr)
Address: Spa Villa Leisure Pte Ltd Vision Exchange, #09-28, 2 Venture Drive, Singapore 608526
Promising review: “Very nice atmosphere and a great getaway from the busy city life. The ambiance of the resort is breath-taking. The best part of the hotel is the friendly staff. From the Jacuzzi to the spa, the mangroves and all the water and land activities, the resort provides an all in all holiday package. The climate in that area was camouflaged with the awesome environment built for relaxation. And not to forget the fantastic food too.” – Lakshmi Warrier
6. Indra Maya Pool Villa, Nirwana Gardens
Designed with a fusion of exotic Indonesian, Thai and Chinese architectural elements, the Indra Maya Pool Villa at Bintan is the place to go for true relaxation. Besides having a Sea View Pool, where you can take a swim and immerse yourself amongst tropical trees and bushes, you can also enjoy a complimentary 30-minute at the Anindya Health Club and a game of bowling at Nirwana Resort Centre. All holidayers at the Indra Maya Pool Villa will also be entitled to a personal buggy to bring you around the resort. Hurry, you’ll want to hurry book a villa for yourself because there are only 8 available!
Price: $666/night 2 adults to $3,616/night 2 adults
Getting There: Taxis or car hire companies are available to take you from Tanjung Uban to Nirwana Gardens. The land journey takes approximately 45 minutes
Address: Jalan Panglima Pantar, Lagoi 29155, Bintan Resorts, Indonesia
Promising review: “Huge sea facing villas. Nice for big family. Villa comes with a small nice pool. Highly recommended.” – KL Tan
7. Holiday Villa Pantai Indah Bintan Island
If you’re looking for a true respite away from the hustle and bustle of city life, why not just go all out and book a private villa with a personal pool? Yes, you read that right! A personal pool that will allow you to jump straight in right from your living room. The resort even has a total of 139 pool villas with spacious one and two bedrooms for you to choose from.
Price: $315/night for 2 adults to $921.14/night for a 2-bedroom pool villa
Getting There: 15 minute drive from BBT Ferry Terminal
Address: Villa Lagoi (Pantai Indah), Jalan Gurindam Duabelas – Lagoi Bay, Bintan Resorts Kepulauan Riau 29155, Indonesia
Promising review: “Most enjoyable holiday I’ve had. Very relaxing ambience. Villa and pool was very clean. Personally I loved the outdoor concept for the shower. Staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The in-house Anindya Spa was amazing, very professional (hot stone massage is to die for). 100% would recommend for anyone looking to relax away from the city.” – Rachel Tan
8. Lagoi Bay Villas (Family Villa)
Choose from three different rooms – Deluxe Plus Bungalows, Deluxe Bungalows, Family Bungalows – at the Lagoi Bay Villas, and whichever you choose, you’re promised the best experience ever. Each villa is also equipped with a 210 square metres private pool, perfect for a quick dip during a hot afternoon, and also a SPA, to help restore your body’s freshness. And if the 210 square metres private pool is too small, you can also head over to the 2nd largest swimming pool in the world, Treasure Bay, that’s located just a short distance away.
Price: From $190/night for 2 adults
Getting There: Free Shuttle by taxi from Ferry Terminal
Address: Jl. Gurindam Duabelas Kav. T30-32 Lagoi Bay, Bintan, Indonesia
Promising review: “From the friendly greeting to the morning meals the service was great. The villas was the perfect getaway for me and my wife. Loved the personal pool each villa has. The surrounding resorts were quiet and pleasant. Would definitely return as that it’s easy to get to from Singapore.” – Steve Demers
9. The Sanchaya
This is NOT Raffles Hotel, but if you’re a fan of these colonial style houses, you’ll definitely appreciate the villas at The Sanchaya. Besides the breathtaking views and architecture, The Sanchaya also has a private beach that’s specially for guests only. The resort also houses a world-class luxurious Indonesian-inspired spa, for treat yourself sessions.
Price: From $959/night 2 adults
Getting There: The Resort’s private ferry terminal lounge upon arrival. Staff will take you from there.
Address: Jalan Gurindam Duabelas, Plot 5, Sebong Lagoi, Tlk. Sebong, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29155, Indonesia
Promising review: “A wonderful hotel! From hotel GM to all the staff, everyone is making us feel welcome in every way since day one. The rooms are spacious and clean with large balcony or porches looking out at the private beach. Hotel decor is more like colonial style with some modernity, which is just the way I like. Breakfast here is a must try. The menu has so many selections and you can create your own unique combination for your diet just the way you like them. My family loved the time we had here and we’re planning to come back in the future.” – Chao FW
10. The Residence Bintan
Escape from reality and retreat into The Residence Bintan, a luxurious resort that’s equipped with one of the best amenities on the island. Choose from an array of 127 terraces and villas, that also include beachfront villas with private pools, and be rewarded with the best staycation. Besides the tranquility of the place, the resort also houses the famous British spa brand ila, and an infinity swimming pool that gives you the best view of the beach.
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Price: From $167.76/night for 2 adults
Getting There: A 80-minute scenic drive away from Bandar Bentan Telani (BBT) ferry terminal or a 45-minute drive from Sri Bintan Pura ferry terminal (Tanjung Pinang). P.S. Email 24 hours prior to arrival to firstname.lastname@example.org for complimentary shared transfer from either ferry terminals to the resort.
Address: Desa Galang Batang Bintan Kepulauan Riau Bintan 29153 Indonesia
Promising review: “I had a great time at The Residence Bintan. The staff are very courteous, friendly and are always smiling. The units are very clean, spacious and beautifully furnished. They have a big lovely infinity pool right beside the beach. Every structure in the resort is tastefully done like a real work of art. Food is also great. The stay might be a bit pricey but very much worth it. Visitors would really comeback because of the great service. Best vacation ever! You guys are doing a great job. 👍👌👏” – Arls Garana
11. Bintan Lagoon Resort for 7 Persons (Angsoka BBQ Villa)
Embark on the perfect family vacay and book the Bintan Lagoon Resort Angsoka BBQ Villa that can house up to 7 adults. Besides a sea facing view, each villa also includes a private swimming pool that connects directly to the beach. If this doesn’t scream perfection, we don’t know what else does.
Price: From $500/night for 1 bungalow villa
Getting There: Take the Bintan Lagoon Resort ferry route from Singapore. P.S. Only 1 ferry operating this – Mozaic Ferry Lines – and you should arrive straight at the Bintan Lagoon Resort’s private terminal.
Address: Jl. Indera Segara Site A12, Lagoi, Teluk Sebong, Sebong Lagoi, Tlk. Sebong, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29155, Indonesia
Promising review: “Very family friendly. The rooms are huge. Very suitable for us with 2 young children. We had lots of fun playing in their huge swimming pools. The resort area is huge and we enjoyed the nice long walks around the resort.” – Chen Zhi Liu
Do you have any other recommendations? Share them with us in the comments below! Oh, and besides Bintan, here are also other nearby islands that won’t require you to take a plane for a quick island getaway.
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