I’m a huge fan of weekend short trips close to home to recharge myself. That being said, I always feel that Bintan is one of the best places to go – beautiful sandy beaches, mangrove tour, golf courses, lush greenery, delightful local food and kids-friendly activities. Best of all, it’s just an hour away by ferry! So, right after the school holiday started, we visited Bintan Lagoon Resort. Even though it was just a short 3D2N trip, it was fun and activity-packed! Edison had so much fun, and he couldn’t stop talking about the trip even when we get home.
Now, let’s catch a glimpse of Bintan Lagoon Resort, a kids-friendly yet fun-filled resort in Bintan Island.
Getting to Bintan Lagoon Resort
Just 75 minutes of ferry ride from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, we arrived directly at Bintan Lagoon Resort. What amazes me is that the resort has their own private jetty and immigration terminal. This means – we don’t need to get through the hassles at Bintan’s main ferry terminal and long immigration queues. Awesome, isn’t it? Ten bonus points, please!
The ferry service is operated by Mozaic Ferry Lines, a direct ferry service from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Bintan Lagoon Resort Ferry Terminal. Once we cleared the immigration, we took a shuttle bus to the resort – just a short distance away.
Mozaic Ferry Lines: Schedule & Pricing
SIN – BIN: 9:00am, 4:10pm
BIN – SIN: 1:00pm, 5:10pm (all days except Friday)
BIN – SIN: 11:45am, 5:10pm (Friday)
Return Trip (SIN – BIN – SIN): Adult SGD60, Child SGD50
We took the 9am ferry and arrived at Bintan Lagoon Resort at 9.30am (Indonesia time is one hour behind Singapore). Thankfully, our room was ready. So, we did a quick check-in, dropped off our luggage and started exploring the resort.
Bintan Lagoon Resort has a wide range of accommodation, from deluxe rooms to suites and villas to suit couples, families and even groups. We stayed in a Deluxe Sea Facing Room.
This resort is over 20 years old, but their guestrooms were refurbished few years ago. So, I wasn’t expecting the room to look brand new, but it was certainly newer than I’ve expected.
The Deluxe Room is spacious and comfortable, tastefully designed in warm colours and sleek wood finishes. There’s a balcony that overlooks the swimming pool and sea. There’s a king-sized bed and raised cushion platform. Extra bed for kids can be set-up on this platform.
Edison was thrilled to see the marble bathroom with bathtub. Five bonus points from Edison! The bathroom is equipped with hair dryer and basic toiletries like toothbrush, toothpaste, earbuds, shampoo, soap, conditioner, bath gel, facial cottons and comb.