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Bintan Lagoon Resort Weekend Staycation | Bintan getaway3/30/2015
A quick weekend getaway immediately reminds me of Bintan. Just an hour away by ferry, Bintan is probably one of the easiest and fastes...
Air adventure - taking a two-seat aircraft
|Spacious Toilet in Bintan Lagoon Resort's rooms|
|Breathtaking sea-view from the hotel rooms|
|Bintan Ferry Terminal|
|Bintan Lagoon pick up service|
|Great hospitality upon arrival|
|The sea view from the deluxe plus room!|
|Angsoka Villa's living room|
|Angsoka Villa's private pool|
Tucked in another corner of the whole resort is their Leisure Centre.
I'm pretty amazing by the amount of activities available here. They provide bicycles rental, table pool, batik painting and many more! Rest assure you won't be able to finish all the games and activities in one day.
|A life size snake n' ladder maybe? ;)|
And also sea activities if the weather permits!
Pictured on left is RICE resturant
The Bintan beach is generally clean and a great avenue to relax your mind. I suggest you taking a stroll along the beach when it isn't too hot cos it can be quite therapeutic to forget everything and simply take a breather...
|Batik Painting activity|
|Billiard game available|
|And even a room for the kids and the young!|
Bintan Lagoon Resort has two pools. One smaller and slightly further away from the lobby. All in all, there's many areas for you to find activities to engage in!
3. Resort's ferry or transport from ferry terminal
Bintan is only an hour away from Singapore, and you can choose to either take the Bintan Resorts ferry or Bintan Lagoon Resort's ferry itself. It was a pity I couldn't take their ferry due to monsoon season, but I can image how convenient it is that I can reach the resort straight from Singapore!
|A shot with the pilot, also the founder of airadventure in Bintan|
When you're in Bintan, I strongly recommend you to try out this air activity It was one of the best 20 mins in my life catching views of what I don't usually get to see. The pilot also did some air stunts in the sky like quick spiral upwards and diving down to only a few feet atop the sea level. Oh my that adrenaline rush.
Before that, I was given a quick briefing about safety procedures.
And a GOPRO was set us to record down the whole flight journey for my viewing purpose after the flight! You can opt to purchase the video at a small fee. I thought it's quite worth it though!
Other than complimentary breakfast with every rooms booked, Bintan Lagoon Resort also a few restaurants, including RICE Restaurant and MIYAKO Japanese Restuarant. However, just a quick reminder: If you do not want to spend too much on restaurants, perhaps you should bring over some food to your hotel stay to avoid expensive meals in the resort.
Dining at MIYAKO Japanese Restuarant
For those guests who are visiting Bintan for more than just a getaway, say for example honeymoon or family gathering, they can select VIP suites. One of those suites include SWARGALOKA suite:
7. Discovery tours in Bintan
For the adventurous who loves the nature, take a boat in their day tours around the mangrove areas to discover the 'kampung' life of the past. In face, Bintan Resorts offer a wide range of activities and tours in Bintan, so have a look here! http://bintan-resorts.com/visitors/discover-bintan/tours/
|While waiting for our Mangrove Discovery tour to begin|
So excited on our boat ride!
|Boatman sellng the crabs he had just caught|
After the tour, we chanced upon Pasar Ole Ole market, which will soon be shifted to a new shopping area in Bintan. Lagoi bay will be the name for the upcoming development, so be prepared to see new hotels, resorts and even shopping malls from May 2015!