6 Bintan Resorts Any Couple Wouldn’t Mind Getting Stranded At this Valentine’s Day
Why not plan a romantic and intimate retreat for just the two of you?
These resorts have everything you need for a relaxing getaway, and you both can revel in absolute privacy.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so what do all of you lovebirds have up your sleeves? Take things one step further beyond the usual dinner and flowers, and make this year’s celebration a truly special one. Why not do something different this year and plan a romantic (read: private) retreat for just the two of you?
We’ll let you in on a little secret – Bintan may just be the next hottest Valentine’s Day destination for all lovey-dovey couples. This little slice of paradise is located just an hour’s catamaran ride from Singapore, which is even better for those looking for a weekend getaway that’s still close to home.
Whether you’re a hopeless romantic, a beach buff or an adventure seeker, here are 6 of our favourite resorts that are perfect for any kind of couple retreat this Valentine’s Day.
1. Angsana Bintan – for Beach Bums
For couples that love the sun, sea and sand – both of you are in the right place! Angsana Bintan is renowned for its pristine beach, offering long stretches of powdery white sand for you to dig your toes into. Walk hand in hand along the stunning coastline, or indulge in a meal at the Pantai Grill & Beach Club located right on the sand. Take the opportunity to work on that sun-kissed look, or simply bask in the sun in each other’s company!
The rooms here at Angsana are all bathed in a warm homely glow, and have large floor-to-ceiling windows which allow natural light to flood the rooms. Pamper yourselves with an Island Suite, which comes with separate living and dining areas, as well as a pantry that comes fully-stocked with snacks and drinks. The bed is soft as a marshmallow, and there’s even a large flat-screen TV where you can indulge in a romantic comedy marathon. Trust us, both of you might find it hard to even leave the comforts of your suite!
Image credit: (top) Bintan Resorts; (bottom) Angsana Bintan
Set the mood with a session of Destination Dining, an activity that would put all your previous date nights to shame. Imagine this: a dramatic dining experience under a blanket of stars complete with flickering candlelight and the sound of crashing waves in the background. Take the chance to up your game and surprise your loved one with this experience like no other. This dining extravaganza can be found at most resorts in Bintan – simply enquire at each resort for more information. Choose to have this experience on a sprawling golf course, on the rocks, on a secluded part of the beach or even on a rustic kelong.
No romantic getaway would be complete without a day at the spa, and there’s no better way to rejuvenate than with one of Angsana Spa’s award-winning massages. Opt for their ‘Duet’ package and enjoy flower petal body polish treatments in the privacy of your own couple room. The resort is also filled with Insta-worthy spots; the lobby alone is home to a magnificent grand staircase. Otherwise, knock yourselves out with trying (read: attempting) to take lots of jump shots at the beach!
Depending on season, you might even be able to participate in the highly-anticipated turtle release! Play a part in ensuring safe passage for baby turtles returning to sea – an extremely cute activity that will get anyone squealing in delight. Alternatively, you might also be able to experience a coral replanting session, or join a morning stroll led by one of the resort’s knowledgeable guides. Check with the concierge at your resort for more information.
2. Banyan Tree Bintan – for Hopeless Romantics
Have that well-deserved couple alone time at Banyan Tree Bintan, which is the epitome of seclusion. Take your pick from 64 Balinese villas perched on stilts along a cliff, each boasting stunning panoramic views. The most popular type of villa is the Ocean-view Infinity Pool Villa which overlooks a breathtaking view of the South China Sea.
Have a languid swim in your very own private pool, or share a bottle of wine whilst gazing out over the sea; some villas even come with a private jacuzzi! Add in that view to the mix, and you’ll basically have no reason to even step out of the villa during your stay. #seriousholidaygoals
Have a scrumptious meal at Treetops, followed by a refreshing dip in the resort’s rock-edge pool. Treetops is an extravagant showcase of Indonesian cuisine at its finest, which is kickstarted by a sampling of a range of different chilli dips paired with crackers and crisp puffs.
Both of you can even choose to participate in a cooking class – conducted daily with advance booking – during which you can whip up two courses of your choosing. Choose from traditional and well-known dishes such as Gado Gado, Nasi Goreng or Klepon dessert. Both of you will even get to dine on your own creations for lunch!
Image credit: Banyan Tree Bintan