In Singapore for business, the Grand Prix, a wedding, reunion, or another event? While in the Lion City, take advantage of this major airline hub and turn your trip into a vacation with these quick and easy add-on getaways.
Leave the bustling city of Singapore behind for an island getaway just an hour away. This quick and easy 5-day getaway to two of Indonesia's beautiful island paradises will transport you a world away. On Bintan Island, enjoy the iconic Sanchaya, a beachfront estate. The resort's remote location affords the charm of sugary beaches and lazy days and is also home to such luxurious attractions as a coast-straddling golf course. Then it is onward to the exclusive tropical hideaway, Bawah Reserve. Spend the days hiking the forests, enjoying water sports in the pristine lagoons, and indulging in holistic meals.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
Leave the bustling city of Singapore behind for an island getaway just an hour away. Take the ferry to Bintan island and a private transfer to the Sanchaya, a beachfront estate offering 9.6 hectares of tropical garden. From the manicured driveway and past the central fountain, be greeted by the Estate Manager at the colonial-styled Great House before a buggy ride onward to your villa. Spend the rest of the day lounging by the pool, reading on your private balcony, strolling the gardens, and making use of the Decanter, Library, and Salon facilities. The Sanchaya offers lawn croquet, pétanque, cycling, paddle boarding, Blokart sailing, archery lessons, and cooking lessons to fill out the day on property. Those seeking more activity can take a mountain hike to the summit of Bintan mountain or discover the mangrove forests with a private boat and guide. Round out the day with a wine & cheese pairing with Sanchaya’s Sommelier and Fromager, or mix your own cocktails and mocktails like a pro with the house mixologist.
This morning, head to an exclusive tropical hideaway, Bawah Reserve. A quick speedboat ride to neighboring Batam island and seaplane onward will take you to the remote resort on Bawah island. A true barefoot luxury getaway, Bawah Reserve is composed of five lush jungle islands, three crystal clear lagoons, and 13 ivory powder beaches. This private island only accepts a maximum of 70 guests at any one time which guarantees a relaxing time for all. Unwind and spend the day swimming and enjoying water sports in the pristine lagoons.
Spend the day as you please and take advantage of Bawah Reserve’s multitude of guided activities and experiences. Hike the trails and explore the lush environment, play a game of tennis, partake in wellness programs at the yoga pavilion and pampering treatments at the spa, and indulge in holistic meals and fresh seafood.
While away the penultimate day at leisure. Hop on a chartered boat and head out to sea for snorkeling. The resort is committed to environmental and ocean conservation, building according to environmentally sustainable development guidelines which lends to a flourishing reef teeming with marine life. Let the spirit of exploration take you to nearby islands where you can kayak through the mangroves, discover remote beaches, and create lasting memories. End the day with bespoke cocktails from the bar at dusk while taking in the all-encompassing views of the turquoise lagoon and surrounding islands, and an open-air cinema screening under the stars.
Savor breakfast with a view and one last dip in the ocean before taking the seaplane and ferry back to Singapore.
A 50-minute ferry ride from Singapore lies the island of Bintan, home to the elegant Sanchaya resort. Inspired by 19th century European Salons, the exclusive estate offers top quality service and vast grounds for guests to enjoy, covering over 9.6 hectares of beachfront in total. Décor in the common areas is inspired by Southeast Asia’s rich history and culture while also containing elements of European refinement in its artworks, antiques, and furnishings. Spacious bedrooms, gourmet restaurants, and luxurious facilities ensure that this is a destination not to be overlooked.
Opened in late 2017, Bawah Island is an island resort that is part of Indonesia's Riau Islands, just a two hour journey from Singapore by ferry and seaplane. Bawah Island promises untouched paradise, composed of five lush jungle islands, three crystal clear lagoons, and 13 ivory powder beaches exclusively for a maximum of 70 guests. The eco-friendly resort is committed to environmental and ocean conservation, crafting its three garden suites, 21 beachfront suites, and 11 overwater villas from natural and recycled materials. Guests can spend the day hiking the forests and water sports in the pristine lagoons, indulge in holistic meals at two restaurants and wellness programs at the Aura spa and yoga pavilion, then end the day with cocktails from the bar at dusk and open-air cinema screenings under the stars.
Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers via car/driver, ferry, and seaplane as mentioned, and daily breakfasts. Additional inclusions at Bawah Reserve are all non-alcoholic beverages, daily laundry service, surface water-sports (paddle board, kayak, sailing, snorkelling, boat trips around lagoon), yoga and pilates group classes, selected wellness treatments, other island activities such as hiking, open-air cinema, star gazing, bird watching. International flights and optional special and hotel activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
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