Heading back to work after the holiday season – wonderfully fun and jam-packed with festivities as it was – leaves most of us in need of a little peace and quiet and some proper relaxation! Luckily, Bintan offers the perfect wind down destination.
Bintan Resorts a tropical beach resort destination just 60-minutes from Singapore – has just the weekend we’re after. Plus, it’s a chilled ferry ride away, so there’s no need to set foot in an airport or on (another!) plane.
Laguna Golf Bintan – reopened by ambassador Sir Nick Faldo in late 2016 – is a golfer’s paradise. The 18-hole, par 72 course boasts beautiful beachfront holes on the front and the back nine, as well as around 3km of private beach, lush jungle and Bintan’s famous jagged rocks. An idyllic playing experience awaits.
Then wind down from your invigorating workout with a blissful spa treatment. The Kemiri Nut Caress Package at the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa uses a traditional Indonesian ingredient, the kemiri nut, to exfoliate, cleanse and moisturise dry skin. A combination of tension-relieving Nusantara Massage – an Indonesian signature treatment that uses both thumbs and palms – and your choice of facials complement this top to toe experience.
Or perk up your senses at Angsana Spa with body treats created from locally derived ingredients, such as the Brown Sugar Milk Body Polish and Bengkoang Coffee Body Conditioner.
The island is a treasure trove of mangrove forests – home to mangrove snakes, crabs and other tropical creatures – explore this unique ecosystem with a mangrove walking tour, or visit the resort’s famed Marine Conservation Lab where you can participate in restoring the natural reefs.
If it’s water sports you’re after, test your skill and physical limits with jet-skiing, or enjoy the abundant and colourful underwater life while scuba diving and snorkelling, all literally right on your door step. (Adrenalin junkie? More about Bintan’s activities here!)
Where to stay
If you’re looking for rustic luxury in the tropics, try the luxurious traditional Balinese-style villas – built on stilts overlooking the majestic South China Sea – at Banyan Tree Bintan. Dining options include award-winning Thai at Saffron, contemporary Mediterranean at The Cove and exquisitely balanced authentic Indonesian flavours at Treetops.
Or enjoy a warm and comfortable welcome at Angsana Bintan. With rooms ranging from seaside pavilions to lush garden terraces, some with balconies overlooking the ocean, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for. Choose Southeast Asian specialties, International favourites and Indonesian dishes at the Lotus Café, or delicious fresh grilled meat and seafood at Pantai Grill & Bar.
Enjoy a Limited Time Offer: Golf and Spa
Psst: Ease the guilt factor on the post-Christmas finances with a January special offer that includes complimentary golf and spa activities! Banyan Tree Bintan and Angsana Bintan are offering 18 holes of golf for two on the newly renovated Laguna Golf Bintan and a 60-minute spa treatment for two. The package also includes daily breakfast for two and return transfer between Bintan ferry terminal and the resort. Book between 11 and 25 January, with travel up until the 31 March 2017.
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