There is no better place to celebrate love and romance other than Banyan Tree Bintan where romance is always in the air.
Bintan, the largest island in the Riau region, is a tropical paradise of exotic white-sand beaches, crystal-clear oceans, colourful coral reefs and secluded resorts set amidst lush green gardens. And one of the most romantic resorts on the island is Banyan Tree Bintan, located in Tanjong Said on a secluded bay on the northwest tip of the island. The resort is just 45 minutes from Singapore by high-speed catamaran and a 10-minute drive from the Bandar Bentan Telani ferry terminal.
Banyan Tree Bintan took some of its architectural cues from the traditional fishing villages on the island. The villas are built on stilts, but rather than protecting the villas from the sea, these stilts preserve the towering 100-year-old trees lining the hillside promontory, as well as the boulders on the rugged coastline. Villas soar above the ground, providing a delightful tree-top experience unlike any other.
The resort luxuriously villas built into the forested slopes above a secluded bay with unimpeded view of the South China Sea. Each villa is equipped with a private sundeck and swimming pool that overlooks the sea. It is lavish, tranquil and achingly romantic.
You won’t want to miss the chance to indulge in some of the resort’s world-class pampering. The Banyan Tree Spa Bintan is a tropical sanctuary above the sea that focuses on the “high-touch, low-tech” approach to pampering, celebrating human touch and the use of natural ingredients. In addition to a wide range of holistic treatments, the spa features the signature Massage of the Senses experience: a massage in a private cabana, followed by a gourmet dinner cooked over a slow flame. And the spa’s One Degree North yoga pavilion offers classes in an inspiring natural setting.
Let nature’s hidden treasures infuse you with a calm like no other. Enter the peaceful sanctuary of Banyan Tree Spa Bintan. Drink in the sensual Asian floral scents, unwind your body and mind, and discover your inner harmony. Whatever treatment you choose, you will leave without a care in the world, feeling completely relaxed and glowing.
Destination Dining is a signature offering by Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts in which guests are invited to an intimate outdoor dining experience. At Banyan Tree Bintan, the experience takes on many deliciously romantic forms. Saffron offers innovative fusion Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine. Savour Mediterranean pizza, pasta and specialty drinks at The Cove. Unique destination dining experiences include Dinner on the Rocks, Massage of the Senses, Dinner of the Legend, Dinner at 8 and Yoga Breakfast. My favourite was Dinner on the Rocks, set on dramatic rocks where a personal chef and waiter orchestrate a candlelit dinner to the hypnotic beat of the sea.
And after enjoy the luxury and romance of Banyan Tree Bintan, don’t forget to stop by Banyan Tree Gallery, which offers apparel, handicrafts, earth-friendly products, furnishing jewellery and the Banyan Tree Spa aromatherapy collection. I discovered true peace, tranquillity and rejuvenation while being spoilt in the comfort of my luxurious resort villa in Banyan Tree Bintan.
Banyan Tree Bintan
Jalan Teluk Berembang
Laguna Bintan Resort
Bintan – Indonesia
Phone. +62 770 693 100
Text by Grace Solarbesain | Photos courtesy of Banyan Tree Bintan