"A Very Pleasant Surprise" Bintan Lagoon Resort Tip by lynnehamman

Bintan Lagoon Resort, Pulau Bintan: 2,470 reviews and 61 photos

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The Bintan Lagoon Resort has a very clever design, and tasteful interiors.
The entrance lobby has a very high ceiling which compliments the Indonesian decor. Dark wood furniture and tropical plants enhance the atmosphere.
We were met at the ferry terminal on arrival by the Bintan Lagoon bus, which took us to the resort.
On arrival, there was a welcoming party of traditional dancers and a long cool cocktail.
The check in process was quick and efficient.
Our room was just perfect. It had a balcony with great views of the gardens (magnificent exotic shrubs and trees). A short walk down to the massive pool was quickly taken by us, where we cooled down with a swim and a pool bar cocktail.
The beach is also just a few minutes walk from the resort, although transport is offered by golf-buggy.
Plenty of activities available:
Golf, Kayaking, Fishing trips, Shopping trips, Eco-tourism, relaxing spa and beauty treatment, and many more. However, we just wanted to relax, and enjoyed walking The Long White beach. After the walks, a swim in the pool was most welcome.
There are many restuarants to choose from. The breakfasts were served in The Terrace resturant, which overlooks a little lake. Cool breeze most welcome -the humidity was high, even in the morning.
We enjoyed the Pasir Panjang Beach Bar- food was excellent and loved eating with our toes in the sand, while watching a beach volleyball game. Good varied menu.
The Miyako Japanese Restuarant served traditional Japanese food, of a good quality.
There are some shops in the lobby, that were surprisingly not the usual expensive kind.

Unique Qualities: This resort has a very clever architectural design. During the day, the corridors are open to the sea breeze. At night, when it cools down, blinds are lowered. The high ceilings are most attractive.
The gardens are inviting to walk through, plenty of trees for shade. At night the garden lighting is adequate and attractive.
We loved watching the koi, which swim in a small lagoon surrounding the entrance. There is a small bridge over the lagoon from where people were feeding them.
The welcoming party on arrival was a nice touch. The Indonesian dancers and vibrant music are colourful and beautiful to look at.
Our room- with a comfortable king size bed, extra futon bed for relaxing, balcony with views and tasteful decor. Exquisite bathroom with expensive toiletries.
Afternoon tea in one of the many private sitting areas on the open patio. At night, the candlelight at same is an invite to a bedtime hot drink or cocktail.
The service at the hotel is excellent. Unobtrusive and efficient, and always with a smile.

Address: Jalan Indera Segara, Bintan Utara, , Bintan, 29155, Indonesia
Price Comparison: about average
Phone: +62 770 691388
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.bintanlagoon.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 12, 2011
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