For a few days of sun-soaked fun in the fresh air, it’s hard to look past Bintan Lagoon Resort. Kids will love the freedom of the volume of space, the beachfront and the watersports on this famous Indonesian isle. If you’re looking for family holidays in Singapore, this family holiday destination packed with activities for kids is just an incredibly easy private ferry ride away. All you have to do is put on your swimmers.
Everything is designed to make life easy for families traveling with kids at Bintan Lagoon Resort. First, there is the private 1.5 kilometre Pasir Panjang Beach in the Riau Archipelago which is clean and safe from touts and outside visitors.
On the ocean the resort has set up multiple activities to keep kids entertained. Bouncing on a banana boat, knee boarding, wake boarding and water skiing are all available for adventure seekers. (Keep an eye out for those and the hilarious walking water balls which will give everyone a laugh.) Those who enjoy more sedate water sports can snorkel or kayak.
[For family beach safety tips, see the suitcases&strollers interview with the team from Bondi Rescue.]
Then there’s the two swimming pools which allow plenty of options for kids to engage in water play if they prefer not to be in the sea.
If the children prefer to be on land, there is lots to cater to their tastes there too. For those who can’t sit still, check out the go-karting, bike tours, archery, paintball, beach volleyball, bungee bounce, badminton and kids’ golf. Phew! Or if you want to take the kids trekking, hike through the jungle and up to Gunung Bintan for some spectacular views.
Very little ones might prefer the amusement arcade, painting classes, board games, the playground or just making sandcastles on the beach.
But, of course, the crux of any good family holiday with kids (for parents) is a proper kids’ club. Nutty Bunch at Bintan Lagoon Resort is especially set up for kids aged 4 to 8 years old and run by professional nannies. Throughout the day they will provide activities like face painting, dress ups, play time in the ball room and excursions outside to enjoy the fresh air.
[Bintan Lagoon Resort has loads of activities for parents when they want kids-free time too. To read more, click on the suitcases&strollers story here.]
When it’s time for bed, Bintan Lagoon Resort has every option covered there too. If you want something luxurious and private there are the stunning private villas that start with three bedrooms. The Angsoka Villas are the crown jewels with their own private pool, garden courtyard, four bedrooms, fully operational kitchen and barbeque grill.
If it’s simplicity you’re after, the Deluxe Rooms at Bintan Lagoon Resort are perfect for small families travelling with young kids. Each has it’s own private balcony, a marble bathroom with the essential tub and a picture perfect aspect overlooking the verdant gardens of the resort.
If you prefer something a little larger than a standard hotel room but don’t need the luxuries of a private villa, the multiple suites on offer at Bintan Lagoon Resort can cater to every need and offer a separate communal living space from the bedrooms. Choose from a wrap around balcony in the Indraloka Suite to a kitchenette and private Jacuzzi in the Swargloka Suite.
At only a 75 minute-ferry ride, Bintan Lagoon Resort has also made the commute from Singapore just about as easy as you can imagine. The resort offers its own private and direct ferry service which lands right on the resort beach. No pesky transfers to a coach – you arrive on the sand and your luggage is whisked away to your room so you can get on with your family vacation as quickly as possible.
Bintan Lagoon Resort is a world of indoor and outside activities that will keep your kids laughing, running and having fun right until the minute they collapse into bed. What more could you want from a family holiday destination?
For more ideas on beach holiday destinations close to Singapore, see the suitcases&strollers story Singapore Beaches.
This story was sponsored by Bintan Lagoon Resort.