The ultimate recreational destination unveils new developments and initiatives
With the rise of discerning travellers in the competitive hospitality and tourism environment, Bintan Resorts recognises the importance of constant upgrading and expansion to maintain novelty.
Located just 60 minutes via a catamaran ride from Singapore, Bintan Resorts is an integrated tropical beach resort destination covering the entire northern coast of the Indonesian island of Bintan.
Catering to all senses, Bintan Resorts is host to many premier class beach resorts, designer golf courses, as well as a wide array of recreational facilities and attractions. For the more adventurous, the outside beckons with a local community steeped in rich Bugis, Chinese, Malay and the unique Orang Laut (sea gypsies) cultures.
The recent launch of the scheduled shuttle bus by Changi Airport Group provides a two-way transfer between Singapore Changi Airport and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, offering greater convenience to tourists and strengthens Bintan's position as a twin destination to Singapore.
New Openings, Expansions and Initiatives:
Lagoi Bay Bintan
Lagoi Bay is a 1,300 hectares development set to be the new 'Heart of Bintan'. It concentrates a cluster of holiday resorts and villas, outdoor activities, shopping options as well as food and beverage outlets. Exciting events such as fun runs and festivals are increasingly held in the area on weekends along with food trucks and stalls set up to attract both local and foreign crowd.
Treasure Bay Bintan
Treasure Bay Bintan is a 338-hectare waterfront resort city that integrates wellness, leisure and cultural activities with residential and commercial real estates. The first resort opened under Treasure Bay Bintan, The Canopi brings the charming concept of glamping, offering guests the best nature has to offer along with the comforts and indulgence of modern amenities.
Club Med Bintan Island
Relaunched in April after a round of refurbishment, the property’s facilities and services have been given a face-lift, curating the resort into a select destination for holiday goers looking to rejuvenate with a wellness getaway.
Outside of Bintan Resorts, Greater Bintan
In order to encourage repeated visits and longer stays, Bintan Resorts broadens its marketing spotlight to the pool of rich cultural attractions, nature sites as well as local hangout spots on Bintan Island.
Known as the abode of royalty during the last phase of the Malay Kingdom, Pulau Penyengat is home to the majestic Masjid Raya Sultan Riau that was built in the 18th century with egg whites as its bonding agent.
Near Tanjung Pinang, hundreds of life-like statues of arhats stand silently at the newly opened Vihara Kstigarbha Bodhisattva, also known as the 500 Lohan Temple. Sign up for the Gods and Dragons and South Bintan Heritage itineraries of BRC Tours to visit these attractions.
Gurun Pasir Busung, a picturesque site of sand dunes resembling a desert, is another hidden gem that was recently discovered. Be spoilt for choice with a hawker centre, a night market, themed cafes, a bar and an Asian fusion restaurant all sitting in this area.
Slated to open in August 2017, Cassia Bintan is a hotel and investment property that will be the latest addition to the exclusive area of Laguna Bintan, alongside the prestigious Banyan Tree Bintan and Angsana Bintan.
Bintan Marketplace sets to be a retail, dining and entertainment enclave in Lagoi Bay Bintan consisting of 41 shophouses connected via weather-proof canopied walkways. The Haven Bintan is a luxurious 5-Star “all-suite” resort hotel that is uniquely surrounded by water bodies of sea, river and lake.
Also lined up is Doulos Phos, The Hotel which structure was a vessel that first set sail in 1914 and retired as the “World's Oldest Active Ocean Going Passenger Ship” in the Guinness World Records. Permanently docked right beside the ferry terminal, this ship hotel will have facilities both on land and onboard and which includes a maritime museum.
Outside of Bintan Resorts, The Residence Bintan is set to be a rustic sanctuary for nature's lovers, blending indoors and outdoors seamlessly with generous space and beautiful ocean scenery.
The augmented enhancements alongside budding projects set to roll out in the near future, paired with strategic marketing efforts cements the future of Bintan Resorts as a leading tropical holiday destination.