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Bintan Lagoon Resort Weekend Getaway, Escape From City Life

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Nestled among over 300 hectares of gardens overlooking the South China Sea is Bintan Lagoon Resort, recently awarded for Best Resort & Service Excellence in the Indonesian Tourism Industry Awards For Excellence 2016.

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Escape from the hustle and bustle city life of Singapore with just a short ferry ride from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Bintan Lagoon Resort is your ideal weekend getaway be it with friends or family.

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Stretching from the Straits of Malacca to the South China Sea, Bintan is the largest island in the Riau Archipelago. Due to its tropical aura and white sandy beaches with endless line of land and sea activities not forgetting the four magnificent championship golf courses, Bintan Island has become a popular tourist destination that is much coveted by both local and international travellers as well as golf enthusiasts from all over the world.

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Nelayan Beachfront Bar and Seafood Restaurant
This time round, I had the pleasure to indulge in a 3D2N weekend staycation with my family at the popular Bintan Lagoon Resort, the largest integrated resort on the island of Bintan.

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Secluded sandy beaches adorned with greenery awaits you the minute you disembark from their private ferry terminal.

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Be greeted by welcoming dancers and music the moment you arrive at the resort with an airy check-in area.

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Check into the resort's Deluxe Room with a raised wooden platform by the window, or upgrade to their Deluxe Sea-Facing Room complete with raised cushioned platform and sea views which also serves as an extra bed. The 413 Deluxe guestrooms have been given a facelift as part of the resort’s SGD 15.46 million upgrading project in 2011. The facelift saw dramatic enhancements in the finishing of the spacious rooms with design details such as a wave-inspired wall feature standing against a palette of fresh off-white and cream shades with splashes of bright persimmon. Our room was bright and cheery with large windows allowing the natural sunlight to peek in, drawing us into a holiday mood almost instantly.

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Decorated with Indonesian teak furniture, our 39-sqm room evokes a comfy feel armed with a flat screen TV, basic room and toilet amenities with a marble bathroom, plus a coffee / tea making facility.

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Bintan Lagoon Resort Deluxe Sea-Facing Room
Step onto your very own private balcony overlooking the majestic South China Sea and the splendour of the neighbouring Riau islands. With a choice of 470 well-appointed rooms, suites and villas, there is always something to cater to different needs and family sizes.

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Of course if budget is not a concern, check out the resort’s 57 villas ranging from three to four-bedroom configurations, offering accommodation in a more casual setting. Equipped with kitchenettes, barbecue areas, generous living areas and a personal buggy to get around to the resort’s facilities, the self-catering villas are ideal for families. For extended families, the 4-bedroom Angsoka Villas comes with the added indulgence of a private pool.

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Within the resort, guests may also find a Foot Massage outlet, shops selling local souvenirs and also a POLO boutique. In case you are wondering why the prices of POLO are cheaper in Indonesia, the Polo here is a local brand in Indonesia and not the American Polo Ralph Lauren, which explains why the apparels do not sport the RL logo. Nonetheless, the shop does offer some rather fabulous picks.

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Sun seekers can book their land and sea activities at the resort's Leisure Booth. There are over 50 activities available to guests and some are complimentary.

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Outdoor activities are enlivened by inviting pools surrounded by tropical landscaping, and two world-renowned championship 18-hole courses - Jack Nicklaus Sea View Golf Course and Ian Baker-Finch Woodlands Golf Course.

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Ian Baker-Finch ( Woodlands Course )

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Jack Nicklaus ( Sea View Course )
Bintan Lagoon Resort is home to the Bintan Lagoon Golf Club which offers two championship golf courses designed by professional golfers Ian Baker-Finch ( Woodlands Course ) and Jack Nicklaus ( Sea View Course ), set amongst lush landscapes overlooking the South China Sea with spectacular signature holes, fast greens, undulating fairways and scenic water hazards.

The Resort was awarded Asia’s Leading Golf Resort by World Travel Awards in 2003 and nominated several times for Asia’s Leading Golf Resort, World’s Leading Golf Resort and Indonesia’s Leading Golf Resort. A popular host venue for corporate golf tournaments for golfers from the region, the Bintan Lagoon Golf Club has also been hosting the BLR Ryder Cup games yearly since 1998. The inaugural Bintan Lagoon Golf Club President’s Cup was held in November 2015 and returned in September 2016.

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Buffet breakfast is served at their colourful Fiesta Cafe, offering guests unadulterated sunshine with stunning pool and sea views.

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Breakfast choices at Fiesta is the typical standard array of both Asian and Western spread. Diners are also treated to freshly-cooked food at the cafe's live cooking stations.

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Omelette with Sausages, Chawanmushi, Mango Juice
If you do not mind the morning sun, Fiesta's patio seats are hot sellers where you can capture some instagram-worthy shots. Check out these places for your Instagram-Worthy Spots in Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia!

What We Like
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Private Ferry:
Unlike other resorts, Bintan Lagoon Resort has its own private catamaran - the Mozaic Ferry Lines. With the high-speed ferry, guests enjoy skipping the long immigration queues and commuting in a public shuttle bus, landing directly at the resort’s doorstep. This saved us lots of time since there was hardly any queue at their private immigration, and we found ourselves in the resort grounds in just a few minutes. This is great especially for those travelling with kids.

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Thanks to the good people of Bintan Lagoon Resort, a buggy was already waiting to send us to the hotel for our check-in although it is just a stone's throw away.

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Range of Activities:
There is a plethora of both outdoor and indoor activities for both adults and children such as Archery, All Terrain Vehicle ( ATV ), Sky Lanterns, Batik Painting, Electric Bikes, Wii/ Xbox, Powerhouse Gym and more, not to mention the resort's two 18-hole championship courses. Guests can also enjoy a handful of complimentary games like Table Tennis, Badminton, Billiards / Snooker, Board Games etc.

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Attentive Staff and Wonderful Service:
Friendly staff with excellent and efficient service; extremely attentive and quick to respond to our needs.

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Noteworthy - Although we brought along our mosquito repellents, we were pleasantly surprised to find sachets of mosquito repellents in our wardrobe. We thought that was rather a thoughtful gesture.

Although complimentary wifi with a bandwidth of 256 Mbps is available throughout the resort, in-room connection was slow. Our wifi did not connect automatically, and we had to log in each time. Connection in the room on Day 2 was especially poor and I had to request for a wifi router. What's Notable - Staff was quick to respond, sending in a tech guy with the router and everything else was a charm.

Despite the little hiccup, our overall experience was rather a satisfying one. The attentiveness of the staff with their ever-ready smiles on their face overshadowed any minor imperfection we had at the resort.

Nothing luxurious nor pretentious about this welcoming property, Bintan Lagoon Resort offers holiday makers an idyllic retreat especially for the urban dwellers. The resort charms with its many picturesque spots and it offers a great escape for those seeking refuge from the city. Take advantage of this secluded sanctuary with its lush greenery and serene environment. It could be a romantic couple's getaway, a hang-out with friends or family, or even an all-ladies' retreat from all the noise and tension.

How To Get To Bintan:
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Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal via Mozaic Ferry Lines
Bintan Island has no international airport, only a small domestic one. The island is served by two ferry terminals, the Bandar Bentan Telani (BBT) Ferry Terminal and the Tanjung Pinang Terminal. If you are flying in from Changi International Airport, it takes 15 minutes to get to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal where you can find a fleet of high-speed ferries waiting to whisk you to the island in about an hour.

The Singapore Cruise Centre offers different routes to Bintan. Generally, visitors can catch the regular 50-min ferry service operated by Bintan Resorts Ferries (BRF). Round-Trip Tickets: Adult SGD 58 - SGD 70, Child SGD50 - SGD 58.

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Getting to Bintan is really easy. If you are visiting Bintan Lagoon Resort, opt for the Mozaic Ferry Lines, a 75-minute direct ferry service that takes you right to their exclusive Bintan Lagoon Resort Ferry Terminal and private immigration. Round-Trip Tickets: Adult SGD 60, Child SGD 50. * Mozaic Ferry does not operate during the Monsoon season ( December - February ).

Things To Note:
  • Bintan Island in Indonesia is 1 hour behind Singapore.
  • Visitors to Bintan, make sure you have Indonesian Rupiah with you. Since 2011, Indonesian law requires cash transactions in local currency although strict restrictions only come into effect in 2014. So please do not take for granted that establishments are still accepting USD or SGD.
  • In line with the Indonesian government legislation for transactions to be conducted strictly in Indonesian currency only, a moneychanger is located within the lobby area in Bintan Lagoon Resort to provide such a service.
Have you been to Bintan Island or Bintan Lagoon Resort? What was your experience like? Take advantage of their promotion now and book yourself a weekend getaway with Bintan Lagoon Resort now!

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Check out our ATV ( All Terrain Vehicle ) Adventures and more, or find out about these Instagram-Worthy Spots in Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia!

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  1. So convenient. Just ferry ride from Singapore to this beautiful paradise.

  2. Beautiful place and amazing pictures Dear:)
    Have a nice day!

  3. What a fantastic place, Shirley! And I love how they welcomed you with the sign with your name on it! Judging from all the smiling faces, including yours, I can see that this was a very enjoyable stay! The food, the ambiance, the stunning views...and the products, everything looks amazing! The omelet and sausage breakfast looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing, this looks like a fantastic place! :)

  4. Woow girl, you are so lucky-this is perfect place to be! Wonderful photos, I those love elephant towels <3

  5. it looks really good i want to be there so much... follow:) now waiting for U:)

  6. The folded elephant shape napkin caught my attention. I've never been to Bintan but after reading your post, it makes me feel like it's a wonderful place to be in.

  7. Hello,
    Wow!fantastic place.
    Thanks for sharing your trip.

  8. Awesome
    Kisses for you
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  9. This looks and sounds like such a wonderful getaway! Glad you were able to enjoy it with your family Shirley!

  10. I'm envious. It's a beautiful place Shirley! Seems you had a nice family time.

  11. The place sounds really nice. I hope you had a good time.
    thank you for sharing :)
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

  12. Triple wow factor. Holidaying with family is always a sheer pleasure esp as I can see in Bintang resort.

  13. You have way too much fun pretty lady!! Hahaha... great post! <3 -

  14. aha! I can spot the foot massage hehe. Sometimes, we all need the vacay like this :)

  15. This place look really amazing! So many beautiful landscape :3

  16. Binton lagoon seems like a perfect place to escape the city life and relax. This hotel is amazing....such a great resort! Aren't those towels cute? In hotels, they always fold the towels in such lovely shapes, I always wanted to learn how to fold towels like swans.

    You look lovely dear! It seems you had such a relaxing time with your husband and son. xoxo

  17. I have not been there. But it seems like a great getaway :-)!!!

  18. Wooow - what a dream ;)

  19. İts looks like a very nice place.


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