Planning that weekend getaway yet? Well, in just a mere 45 minutes to an hour, you can get away from our sunny island’s humidity and into the oasis of Bintan. With a couple of well-known resorts and villas to stay at, picking the right accommodation can be quite the task. Figuring out your budget, activities and proximity to major locations can be quite a hassle – or you can simply check out our 6 reasons to stay at Village Resort Grand Lagoi Bintan.
Formerly known as Swiss Belhotel Lagoi Beach Resort, the re-branded Village Resort Grand Lagoi Bintan is strategically located in the prime tropical beach resort area of Lagoi Bay, along the picturesque beachfront and is only 15 minutes away from the Bandar Bentan Telani ferry terminal.
Plaza Lagoi Mall
A 4-star resort, the property lies in close proximity to various areas including the Plaza Lagoi Mall, a centre of modern lifestyle stores, various culinary outlets and entertainment venues. A serious bonus about the resort’s location is that it is one of the few points on the island where you can catch both the ocean and lakeside view right outside your front door. Having access to these puts you in the heart of tranquility and relaxation at your fingertips.
Guests will appreciate the refreshed new brand, combined with the property’s proximity to so many of the island’s major attractions and activities, making it a great choice for families, couples and solo travellers planning a trip to Bintan.
2. Value for money accommodation
If you are going to visit a tropical island, wouldn’t it be nice to stay in front of a sea/lake view property? The 196-room is housed across seven-stories, paying homage to the spirited charm of the picturesque island. The rooms are divided into four categories of Deluxe, Premier, Junior and Executive, and its value for money certainly holds true from the moment you step into their guest rooms.
A sanctuary you won’t ever feel like leaving, the Deluxe room holds a romantic vibe that will surely enrich your relaxation experience. An added simulation of an artificial grass carpet at the foot of the king-sized bed creates the feeling of having nature in close distance, while giving out a calming effect. Most of our time was spent lazing around this area, as the synthetic material felt really good to sit or step on!
The Deluxe room is well-equipped with a 40-inch Smart TV with cable television and international satellite channels with free Wi-Fi internet access, alongside the usual frills of an in-room safety deposit box, mini fridge, coffee and tea making facilities. There’s also a spacious work desk with a super comfortable couch area. And there’s no need to bring your travel plug adapter as the room is fitted with at least 5 plug outlets of the Type G 3-pin plug.
Most, if not all of the rooms overlook either the Lake Lagoi or Lagoi Bay beach – promising an absolutely magnificent view. We recommend reserving a room on the highest floor possible – who knows you might also get a glimpse of the sunset in the comforts of your bed. Click here to check out the current rates.
3. Tons of food choices
Over at Village Resort Grand Lagoi Bintan, you will find multiple restaurants serving authentic Indonesian cuisine. Not only that, a variety of cuisine from Indonesian fare to Chinese, Thai and International choices are also plentiful!
Village Cafe & Resto
Some of our favourite places to eat include the Village Café & Resto (level 2) – where breakfast is usually served at. Look forward to delectable local and international cuisine and scrumptious daily international buffet breakfast spread with live cooking stations each morning! We tried some of their signature dishes – Ayam Bakar and Nasi Goreng. The Ayam Bakar was impeccable and we enjoyed how it was authentically prepared in the Indonesian style, grilled chicken coated with sweet and spicy sauce!
Bar7 Rooftop Bar & Grill (level 7) is a great place to unwind in the evening. Savour in seafood items while sipping on signature cocktails. The restaurant has both an alfresco and indoor dining to suit the mood.
Bar7 Rooftop Bar & Grill
Triple Layer Chocolate
Village Cafe & Resto
Address: Level 2 of Grand Lagoi, Jl. Gurindam Duabelas Plot 27 & 29, Lagoi Bay, Sebong Lagoi, Tlk. Sebong, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29155
Tel: +62 770 692988 (Bintan)
Bar7 Rooftop Bar & Grill
Address: Level 7 of Grand Lagoi, Jl. Gurindam Duabelas Plot 27 & 29, Lagoi Bay, Sebong Lagoi, Tlk. Sebong, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29155
Tel: +62 770 692988 (Bintan)
4. Rooftop infinity pool with a scenic ocean view
A place to unwind and relax after a long day of activities? The infinity pool up on the rooftop has got you covered. A great amenity no matter the destination, the pool is a little oasis for many of us, plus the added view of a breath-taking skyline.
Rooftop infinity pool
What we love about this rooftop infinity pool was watching the clouds zoom by and yet not a touch of landscape/nature is changed.
5. Go paddle boating and fishing along Lake Lagoi
Surrounded by sweeping bay views, lush tropical greenery, and a stunning fresh-water fishing lake, the resort also has an array of facilities and activities to keep you occupied all through your stay.
Choose from various land and sea activities including kayaking, fishing, cycling, paddle boating, buggy rides, segway and even take a ride on an odong-odong (a miniature cycling car adorned with lights and music).
Other activities include an entertainment centre with interactive games, a movie room and kids’ club. Otherwise, if you’re there to catch the perfect sunset to show off on social media, be prepared to fill your Instagram feed with tons of beautiful landscape pictures of Lake Lagoi.
6. Thrilling ATV rides at Crystal Lagoon
An adventure awaiting right around the corner, get ready to immerse yourself in a 338-hectare adventure playground with a mangrove river and Crystal Lagoon, the first and largest man-made recreational saltwater body in Southeast Asia. From exhilarating adventures to tranquil experiences, thrill your senses with tons of entertainment-centric experiences for the entire family to enjoy.
ATV off-road trail
Through the private jungle trail
Experience an extensive range of recreational and sporting activities at Crystal Lagoon: such as wake-boarding, jetovator, slip & slide, aqua glide sailboat, wake park, water sports park, ATV off-road trail and many more.
We tried the Classic Car tour – which is a 15 minute tour around Crystal Lagoon, and later hopped onto a little more adventurous terrain with the ATV off-road trail! It was truly an exciting experience unlike any other, going up and down through a private jungle trail and feeling the adrenaline and roaring engines. Attire recommendation – definitely more sporty, covered shoes and bring a small towel to wipe the sweat and mud off (just in case)! Check out the rest of the other activities to do here.
Thank you Chill Cove @ Treasure Bay Bintan for organising the activities!
Treasure Bay Bintan
Address: Treasure Bay Bintan, Jln. Raja Haji KM 01 Kawasan Pariwisata, Teluk Sebong Lagoi, Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29152 Indonesia (Map)
Tel:+62 770 69 1681 | +62 770 69 1682
Facebook: Treasure Bay Bintan
7. Lagoi Bay Lantern Park is Now Open!
Just a short walking distance from the property, you’ll come across a giant-sized word of ‘Lagoi Bay’. This place makes for a very ideal photo opportunity, and is one of the landmark shots you have to take!
Across from that is Lagoi Bay’s first ever Lantern Park, which comes alive at night! Covering an area of 4,000 square metres with a trail of 300 metres, the Lagoi Bay Lantern Park is themed after an ‘Underwater World’ experience.
Lagoi Bay Lantern Park
Enjoy a larger than life lantern display of marine creatures and endangered land species and uncover 21 different kinds of colourful animal replicas. This attraction will be a visual treat for the entire family and is suitable for all visitors! Ticket information here. Operating hours for weekdays are from 5pm – 10pm and weekends from 2pm – 11pm.
Overall, we love every single moment of our time staying here at Village Resort Grand Lagoi Bintan. The resort has so much to offer – from food, amenities, activities – you name it! It was certainly a memorable stay experience and our trip to Bintan wouldn’t be complete without the kind hospitality from the folks at Village Resort Grand Lagoi.
Thank you Imelda and team, we will definitely be back!
Village Resort Grand Lagoi Bintan
Address: Jalan Gurindam Duabelas, Plot 27 & 29, Sebong Lagoi, Pulau bintan 29155, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia (Map)
Contact: +62 770 692 988
Facebook: Grand Lagoi Village
This is written in collaboration with Village Resort Grand Lagoi Bintan.
With lots of love,
An Affair With Food