Any destination could arguably be suitable for solo travelling, family, or of course with your significant other – and if you think Montigo is just a party-weekend destination, well there are tons more to do! Whether you’ve visited Montigo with your family or partied with your friends over the weekend before, here are 5 reasons why we think that Montigo makes an incredibly awesome destination for couples.
1. Luxurious Private Villa & Spa Experience
With beautiful views, quality hospitality and relaxing beaches, Montigo makes the perfect getaway from the city life. Our best suggestion is to lay in bed and enjoy each other’s company in your very own premier private villa – complete with a bathtub and infinity pool designed for couples to immerse in romantic solitude.
And if you want a complete restoration and relaxation, spending quality couple time together over a spa experience might just be the cherry on top of a wonderful vacation. Coupled with the sounds of the waves gently crashing into the shore and the clear blue skies, the couple spa experience is a must to completely de-stress. There are a few types of massage experiences available – from the traditional Indonesian (for a higher pressure massage), Montigo massage (gentler, softer pressure), and other wellness experiences like mani/padi, bath ritual sensations, steam and sauna, and treatment rooms.
2. Adrenaline-filled activities (ATV, Jet skis and more!)
If you are looking for an active trip built for adrenaline-junkies – both beginners and experts, Montigo is a great place to start. Take a wild ride on the water with your jet skis or make the trek on land with your very own ATVs!
Taking to the waters can be quite intimidating at first, but a guide will give a quick introduction and safety orientation so you feel confident to take control and go! Of course you can get closer with your significant other by sharing a jet ski, or opt to ride separately so that you can take the ride at your own pace.
Or, work up a sweat together with the ATV experience plus you’ll get to show off to your significant other that you’re up for a challenge! There are different duration slots you can choose depending on your preference and level of experience – which will take you through the rocky and grassy terrain, part and parcel of the adventure. If you’ve got a need for speed, this will be right up your alley! If you’re planning to try these activities, do remember to make a booking beforehand and also check the high/low tide with the team for the optimum jet ski experience.
3. Candle-lit & Gourmet Chef Service In-room Dining
If you’re excited as us when it comes to food, Montigo has everything right at your doorstep. Whether you’re planning a private dining experience with a candle-lit setting on the Montigo jetty, or gourmet chef service with in-villa dining – it’ll surely be an affair to remember.
Besides the romantic dining experiences, there are 4 main dining options at Montigo Resorts – Café Montigo – a quaint and cosy café by the poolside to enjoy some cakes and small bites; Pantai Restaurant – serving an extensive seafood menu with local tzi-char type dishes; Tadd’s Restaurant – an all-dining restaurant serving a mix of Western and Asian delights and Tiigo Beach Club – a cool bar facing the beachfront to get the nightlife started or simply to chill the night away.
For breakfast, Tadd’s Restaurant is the main dining area with the usual international spread, Asian delights and live cooking stations – definitely recommend trying their roti prata/roti jala with curry and nasi lemak! For lunch, try their Rijsttafel set for two (literally Rice Table) – small shareable Indonesian specialty dishes (chicken, squid, fish, vegetables) – all cooked in various spicy sauces!
Breakfast: Mon-Fri (7-10am), Weekends (7-10.30am)
4. Chef Cooking Experience
Being in Montigo forces you to be entirely in tune with yourself and nature. Just the natural beauty and simple ways of living can help to reconnect with your significant other. Something simple such as a cooking experience can help reignite some sparks and work together as a team.
For an authentic Balinese cooking class, start your day as early as 9am with the culinary team – heading to the local market to source for ingredients before proceeding for an insightful cooking lesson. We had the opportunity to prepare 2 simple dishes with Chef Baba – Gado Gado and an Indonesian baked fish! The entire experience was easy to follow along and completed in just under an hour.
5. Couple Shots
We absolutely love taking couple shots and there’s no shame in chasing the perfect photo to capture that unforgettable experience with the person that means the most to you. Whether you’re a just-started-dating couple to couples who have been married for years, it’s never too late to chase the sunset for your couple shots!
Start the day with some yoga in the morning, and have a dip at sunrise in your private villa to get that #vacaylife #ootds Or go for the standard hand-holding shot behind an amazing sunset.
Special thanks to the entire team at Montigo, Lusia and Chef Baba for taking great care of us! Till we meet again!
Address: Jl. Hang Lekir Nongsa, Batam, Indonesia
Contact: +62 778 776 8888
With lots of love,
An Affair With Food
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