Friday, May 10, 2013

Bintan Resorts (Lagoi)

Bintan Resorts refer to the area on the entire northern coast of Bintan Island. Also known as Lagoi, the area is separated from the rest of Bintan Island with a thick tropical forest and checkpoints. The area has a significantly better infrastructure and security compared to the "rest" and currently houses five independently owned and operated beach resorts, four golf courses, as well as several recreational facilities and attractions.

Bintan Resorts is truly a relaxed, tropical paradise right next to busy and urbanized Singapore. The area is very easily accessed from Singapore (see below) by a 55 minutes ferry ride from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal of Singapore to Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal serving the area.

How to get to Bintan Resorts?

There is a regular ferry service from Singapore to Bintan. The ferries, operated by Bintan Resorts Ferries, travel between Singapore's Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and Bintan Resort's Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal. The travel time between these 2 points by ferry is around 55 minutes. A two way economy class adult ferry ticket price between Singapore to Bintan is 68.40. You can check the latest ticket prices here. In weekdays there are 5 departures from Singapore and 5 departures from Bintan per day the latest leaving Singapore at 20:00 and Bintan at 20:15 (Bintan time). In weekends there are 7 round-trips per day. You can see the Singapore - Bintan ferry schedule here.

There is also a ferry service from Batam Island (Telaga Punggur Ferry Terminal) to Bintan Resorts (Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal) which takes about 45 minutes.

Bintan Resorts Map
Map showing where Bintan is as well as the ferry route between Singapore - Bintan Resorts
and Batam - Bintan Resorts. Bintan Island is just 45 km Southeast of Singapore
on the Northern Shores of Bintan Island, which forms part of Indonesia's
Riau Archipelago.
Bintan Resorts
Bintan Resorts is of course famous with its resorts. There is something for every budget in the area from family friendly relatively low cost hotel rooms to suites and private pool villas. Here is a list of these resorts (sorted by the distance from ferry terminal).

1) Nirvana Gardens Bintan Resort
Nirvana Gardens Bintan Resort offers 5 different holiday experiences:
Nirvana Resort Hotel is a family oriented 245 rooms & suites hotel offers something for every budget. Famous with its clear beach, wonderful sea view and food. It is a perfect short escape from everyday life of Singapore.

Nirwana Beach Club Cabana Resort offers water sports like jet skiing, kayaking and scuba diving; relaxed and laid back environment. Accommodation is Cabana and Cabana with Private Deck near a tropical beachfront. It is really kampong style!

Indra Maya Pool Villas offers 2 and 3 bedroom villa with private pools, spacious living areas and courtyards. For those who needs more space there is also a single 4 room private pool villa.

Villa-only Banyu Biru Hotel offers 2 bedroom villas (4 people) and 3 bedroom villas (6 people). It is more like a Chalet than hotel and good for a big family with young children.

2) Banyan Tree Bintan
All-villa Banyan Tree Bintan is a luxurious hideaway situated between the beauty of the South China Sea and a lush, natural rain forest. The hotel offers a perfect retreat for couples and honeymooners in elegant guest rooms that offer private pools, villas, satellite television and refrigerators. Western, Mediterranean and Southeast Asian cuisine are served at the Banyan Tree Hotel’s Crosswords restaurant.

3) Angsana Bintan
Nested on the white sands of Tanjong Said Bay, Angsana Bintan is one of the two high-end hotels in Bintan's Lagoi area operated by The Banyan Tree Group. The 4.5-Star luxurious hotel shares the same private beach with its all-villa sister, Banyan Tree Bintan. Angsana Bintan offers 106 rooms and suites, a majority of which offer a balcony view overlooking the South China Sea and offers a great place for a weekend getaway from the busy city life of Singapore.

4) Villa Aarya

What to do in Bintan Resorts
Many come to Bintan Resorts for luxurious hotels, white-sandy beaches and golf. Golf courses in Bintan are much cheaper than Singapore. You can also try different watersports. Other than these, there are numerous eco-tours such as PATA Gold Winner's Mangrove Tour and Firefly Night Tour. You can contact for the tours.

How to find cheap Bintan holiday package?
Bintan Island is one of the most popular getaway destination from Singapore and is one of the most popular travel deal package destinations for coupon sides. You can check Travel deals page for latest travel deals which almost always include one or more Bintan Island deal (note that not all Bintan hotels and resorts are located in Bintan Resort area).

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