Luxuriously nestled in the south of Bintan, The Residence Bintan, just opened last February, one hour ferry ride from the Tanah Merah ferry terminal, Singapore and another hour by land transfer.
A Luxurious Island Escape Away from Singapore
Luxuriously nestled in the south of Bintan, The Residence Bintan, just opened last February, one hour ferry ride from the Tanah Merah ferry terminal, Singapore and another hour by land transfer. Upon arrival at Bintan Ferry Terminal, the hotel staff whisks you away to the resort car, offering you mineral water, cold, lemongrass-scented towels and cookies for the ride to the resort. Combined with thoughtful service, a plethora of activities, luxuriously appointed rooms, and rejuvenating spa treatments, the resort provides a wonderful weekend getaway from the bustle of Singapore.
The Residence Bintan’s 127 villas feature decorative stone walls, high ceilings and expansive balconies. The resort has six different room types, all with spacious bathtubs, wireless Internet access and Nespresso coffee machines. Their largest, a two-bedroom beachfront villa, can sleep six, and features its own private pool spanning the length of the villa, great for families or large groups. Villa 314 of the Estate Villas offers the best panoramic views of the sea and the horizon—the perfect Instagrammable spot for your daily fashion selfies. Guests at the Estate Villas will enjoy their own butler and complimentary minibar, which will be restocked once during their stay.
Aside from lounging in style at the pool—whether in-villa or at the main infinity pool —The Residence Bintan also offers guests myriad other activities. These include a firefly mangrove tour, an all-terrain guided vehicle ride through the jungle, snorkelling at Mapur or Kawal Berakit to see clown fish, sea urchin and sea turtles which are also being bred and conserved at the resort. For the more adventurous, spend time on an obstacle course, climb the rock wall, and take a mountain trek to take in stunning island views.
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