THE island of Bintan may be the least commercialized among Indonesia’s archipelago of 18,307 islands, but it is still a gem nonetheless.
And even more so now that international hotel chain Marriot has unveiled its first glamping (glamorous camping) experience.
Bintan’s northern Lagoi area is an upscale resort destination offering championship golf courses, secluded beaches, and diverse water sports while is southern area boasts Dutch colonial architecture and rich history as a trade port.
Joining the league of exquisite resorts in the Lagoi area is the stunning Natra Bintan, A Tribute Portfolio Resort.
Previously known as The Canopi Bintan, Natra Bintan, A Tribute Portfolio Resort is set along Southeast Asia’s largest man-made saltwater lagoon, the tranquil Crystal Lagoon, offering nature, adventure and luxury just a short boat ride from the bustling island city-state of Singapore.
Amid the island’s tropical greenery, 100 safari-themed tents feature private patios and gardens, outdoor rainforest showers and comforts including Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. Each tent measures over 40 square meters and is furnished with a four-poster bed and comes with a lush garden and outdoor patio.
Ideal for families and corporate retreats, Natra Bintan, A Tribute Portfolio Resort is home to a host of water activities, from family-friendly bumper boat rides and fun slides to cable- and jet-skiing. Daredevils will especially love the thrilling Jetovater, a flying water-jet bike.
For those who want to be closer to nature, private mangroves can be explored by kayak day or night. Alternatively, Natra Bintan, A Tribute Portfolio Resort can also help guests arrange for exciting ATV rides and hikes to explore the land.
If you prefer to sit back and relax, The Patio is the perfect place to while the day away while enjoying Instagrammable views of the Crystal Lagoon. Savor a delicious meal or two at the all-day dining restaurant featuring organic local cuisine.
Then, head out to the alfresco bar designed with a decking lounge and a sandpit area to relax with refreshing cocktails. Not forgetting, The Patio is also the perfect place to marvel over golden hues in the sky as the sun sets on the horizon at the end of the day.
Getting to Natra Bintan, A Tribute Portfolio Resort is fairly easy as it can be reached with a ferry ride. Hop on at Tanah Merah Port (Singapore), Berjaya Waterfront (Johor Bahru, Malaysia), or Telaga Punggur (Batam, Indonesia).
Natra Bintan, A Tribute Portfolio Resort also offers complimentary transfer services to and from the Bandar Bentan Telani Port.