Bintan Lagoon Resort has long been a favourite family holiday destination for families travelling from Singapore, but that doesn’t mean your whole holiday has to be about the kids. Because the Indonesian-based resort offers so many different activities for children of all ages – including the comprehensive Nutty Bunch kids’ club – parents can have the freedom of enjoying some well-deserved kid-free time.
[For more travel tips on things to do with kids at Bintan Lagoon Resort, see the suitcases&strollers story here.]
While the kids are off doing water sports, trying paintball or playing in the ball pit, parents can get adventurous too. There are loads of adrenalin-pumping activities designed to get your heart racing and remind you what it’s like to be a big kid. Jet skiing, body boarding and waterskiing are some of the fun sports you can partake in on the ocean. But on land there’s also the all-terrain vehicles, jungle trek up Gunung Bintan or even a spot of archery.
Bintan Lagoon Resort is the only property on Bintan with it’s own golf course which is a fun and healthy way for parents to spend some bonding time together. Better yet, the resort boasts 2 celebrity-endorsed, 18-hole courses as well as a driving range – the Ian Baker-Finch Woodlands course and the Jack Nicklaus Sea View course. You can hire clubs, shoes and purchase your outfit at the pro shop before devoting a few hours to the perfectly manicured greens.
As well as the fully equipped gym, fitness junkies can also indulge in tennis, soccer, volleyball and even table tennis.
Or if really chillaxing sounds like the best way to spend your me time, make an appointment at the day spa. Here you can get everything from a foot massage to a few-hours long treatment of volcanic scrub, facial and body massage. Afterwards, order a sparkling drink and lounge right on the beach at the very cool Rice bar, lounge and restaurant.
Of course if quiet relaxation is all you are after, keep it simple, grab a recliner on the beach and soak up some rays on the stunning Pasir Panjang Beach.
If you want to book a babysitter and enjoy a parents-only meal in the evenings, there are plenty of options from local Indonesian food to Japanese and Italian. Rice is Bintan Lagoon Resort’s newest and sleekest restaurant, ideal for a romantic night out. Right on the beach, the establishment offers uninterrupted views to the South China Sea and is the perfect place to enjoy a few sundowner cocktails before a menu of Asia and Western favourites.
Or if you prefer something more exclusive and seductive, the resort offers their destination dining experience where they will set up a private table on an isolated part of the beach or set under glowing lanterns in the jungle for a truly unique experience.
Then, if you fancy yourself as a bit of a crooner, there’s the karaoke lounge to keep you living out your pop star dreams. Or if you like the communal excitement of live, televised sport, order an ale or a cocktail at The Terrace Lounge and chill out in the tropical clime.
Even the commute is designed to ensure you are already unwinding before you leave Singapore. Bintan Lagoon Resort is the only property on Bintan with it’s own private and direct ferry – which lands right on the beach – so all you need to do is check onboard and the hotel takes care of the rest.
Because it is Bintan’s largest resort (at over 300 hectares), Bintan Lagoon Resort offers everything to suit everybody. This means while the kids play, the adults get to have fun too. And that sounds like a truly perfect family holiday destination.
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This story was sponsored by Bintan Lagoon Resort