Keen to squeeze in an affordable beach break or quick year-end getaway? Jump on the ferry and ring in the festive cheer at one of these Bintan resorts. Read on for the special package deal available at two Nirwana Gardens properties until 2 January 2023.
Nirwana translates as “perfect bliss”, and that’s pretty much what you can expect at Nirwana Gardens. It is Bintan’s largest integrated resort, spreading across 300 hectares of the Indonesian island’s lush northwest coast.
There are five different holiday experiences on offer here: Nirwana Resort Hotel, Mayang Sari Beach Resort, Nirwana Beach Club, Banyu Biru Villa and Indra Maya Pool Villa. Across the five properties, 355 guest rooms, chalets and villas offer private beachfront access for guests. Among these Bintan resorts you’ll find as many as 12 restaurants and bars, including popular Kelong Seafood Restaurant and the Calypso Floating Bar, both set over the water, and the Mayang Sari Beach Hut, just metres from the sand. There’s also a spa for some pampering and a variety of fun activities for all ages and tastes.
Here’s a closer look at two Nirwana Gardens properties which have a special year-end offer in place.
Mayang Sari Beach Resort
“Mayang” means blossom of the palm, while “Sari” is the essence of the flower. It’s this natural beauty that Mayang Sari Beach Resort captures across its 51 charming beachside chalets. These chalets offer tranquil sea views or landscaped garden views with private verandas. They are also a popular choice for everyone – from urban weary travellers keen for a beach break to honeymooners seeking romance and relaxation.
Don’t miss a spot of rejuvenation at Anindya Spa by Andaru. The main spa outlet is set with the grounds of Mayang Sari, perfectly complementing the resort’s rustic charm. This tranquil botanical sanctuary has three private garden pavilions and offers an authentic Indonesia spa experience. Herbs and essential oils are sourced from all over the archipelago and used in a variety of traditional beauty treatments from the country’s different regions, each bringing harmony and balance to body and mind.
Nirwana Resort Hotel
There are 240 guest rooms at Nirwana Resort Hotel, including 27 suites, all with sweeping sea, pool or garden views. The décor is inspired by the resort theme of natural elements and warm colours. The hotel also has plenty of modern amenities and an ensemble of restaurants and bars with something for all tastes.
If you’re up for an active vacation, the resort offers a wide range of recreational pursuits including ATV rides and Ninebot tours, plus water sports galore, from diving programmes and snorkelling tours, to jet skiing, kayaking and banana boating.
Once you’ve had your fun at sea, cool off with a dip in the large free-form infinity pool, or enjoy the sea view from the Jacuzzi. If you get hungry or thirsty, there’s no need to wander too far – just swim over to the Pool Bar, where light snacks and refreshments are served by friendly staff.
Meanwhile, the kids can spend their year-end getaway at the NABLEZ kids’ club, trying face painting, fish feeding, sandcastle building and mask making. You can also head out with the family to explore the rest of Bintan Island on a heritage tour, or take a ride to a nearby village to shop for local delicacies, handicrafts and batik.
Special NYE offer!
Ring in the New Year with Nirwana Gardens’ “YearEnd Delight” package deal, starting from IDR1,450,000 (approximately S$135). The holiday package is valid for stays from 1 December 2022 to 2 January 2023 at either Nirwana Resort Hotel or Mayang Sari Beach Resort. The package also includes accommodation, a welcome drink, breakfast, land transfers and other extras. Plus, for every stay of two nights or more, a complimentary 30-minute head or shoulder massage or foot reflexology session.
Getting to Nirwana Gardens is easy – it’s less than an hour to Bintan by fast-speed catamaran from the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore, followed by coach transfer from the ferry terminal to the resort grounds.
Plan your year-end getaway for the upcoming festive season at nirwanagardens.com.
This article first appeared in the November 2022 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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