Review: Bintan Lagoon Resort

Bintan Lagoon Resort

Sun, sand and sea. Bintan Lagoon Resort (BLR) is no stranger among Singaporeans who needed a quick getaway. Just 90 minutes ferry ride from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT), brings you directly to the doorstep of Bintan Lagoon Resort.

Direct ferry service to Bintan Lagoon Resort

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I took the direct ferry service at 9am operated by Mozaic Ferry Lines from TMFT to Bintan Lagoon Resort Ferry Terminal; the only resort that has its own private jetty with immigration facility. With this service, you don’t have to worry about the long immigration queues and transferring to shuttle buses. For safety reasons, the direct service does not operate during the Monsoon season. During this period, guest may use the Bintan Resort Ferries to Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal and take the complimentary shuttle bus to the resort.

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I reached Bintan Lagoon Resort Ferry Terminal around 9.30am (local time). Clearing immigration was a breeze. It only took less than 15 minutes and once you exit the ferry terminal, mini buses were already waiting to bring the guests to Bintan Lagoon Resort’s main lobby. If you are not carrying heavy luggage, it doesn’t hurt to walk to the lobby which is just 3 minutes away. Upon arriving, welcome drinks were served and I got my room key right away.

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Refurbished in 2016, the 470 spacious well-appointed deluxe rooms, suites and villas makes BLR, Bintan’s Largest Integrated Resort.

West or East wing?

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All Deluxe and Suite rooms are located on the west and east wing. Rooms on level 3 are conveniently located on the same level as the main lobby.

Close Proximity to:
West Wing Nature Walk, Golf Course, Main Swimming Pool
East Wing Ferry Terminal, Beach, Sea Sports Center, Leisure Center, Kids Swimming Pool, Tennis Court

Deluxe Sea Facing Room

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The Deluxe Sea Facing Room comes with a balcony. Surprisingly, the room is very spacious but the interior and furnishing is getting outdated. TV channels were limited. Thankfully the Wi-Fi is working fine but can be intermittent.

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There is an area for lounging while admiring the view by the window.

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Bottled water, electric kettle, complimentary coffee & tea are provided.

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Bathrobes, bedroom slippers, safe, iron and ironing board can be found inside the  wardrobe.

The toilet comes with a bath tub and is equipped with hair dryer and basic toiletries.

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View from the balcony.

Retail Stores and Services

No swimwear? Do not fret. You can purchase it at the retail store near the lobby. As the resort only accept indonesian rupiah, there is a money changer available too. You can grab snacks or drinks at the minimart although I would recommend you to bring your own tidbit from Singapore.

Outdoor Swimming Pool

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Amazing view of the resort’s main swimming pool and the South China Sea from the lobby.

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Lazing by the pool.

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Ripples by the Pool.

Nature Walk

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My room is just a few steps away to the nature walk. What makes Bintan beach resort truly unique is the vast extension of surrounding lush green gardens.

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Well-maintained greenery and ideal for photo opportunity.

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Facing the South China Sea.

Leisure Centre

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There are plenty of activities that can keep you occupied at the Leisure Centre.

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Here’s what you can do for free!

  • Choice of indoor complimentary games available at Leisure Centre includes Mahjong, Carrom, Pool/Billiards, Foosball, Air Hockey and more.
  • Sports equipment for basketball, badminton, tennis and table tennis also available.
  • For kids aged 3 to 10 years old. The Kids Jungle Gym is an indoor gym; first of its kind in Bintan. You can expect slides, crawling tubes, and nets, foam obstacles, tunnels, bridges and foam ball blasters. Yes, this is free!

Operating Hours: 8am to 9pm daily.

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The well-equipped Powerhouse Gym is also located at the Leisure Centre.

Operating Hours: 7am to 9pm daily.

Kids Pool

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While the main pool is located near the resort lobby, the kids pool next to Leisure Centre features two water slides.

Operating Hours: 6am to 6pm daily.

Pristine Private Beach

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BLR has one of the best private beach I have visited. Aside from taking a dip, you can also opt for Jet Ski ride, snorkel, surf and kayak. Check out the price list here.

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Ease those tense muscles after a day of fun-filled activities at the beach massage hut.

Operating Hours: 9am to 5pm daily.

Dining at Bintan Lagoon Resort

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BLR boasts a kaleidoscope of 14 dining options offering diverse cuisine and ambient settings.

Dinner at Nelayan Restaurant

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The Nelayan is a Beach-front Bar & Restaurant. For seafood lovers, Nelayan has extensive menu of seafood and grills. For the ambience, I would recommend Nelayan for dinner place. The outdoor dining platform overlook spectacular views of the South China Sea.

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As the outdoor seating is limited, please make a table reservation. Prices for entree start from Rp 250.000 (SGD 25.00).

Lunch: 12:00pm – 03:00pm | Dinner: 06:00pm – 10:00pm | Bar: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Breakfast at Fiesta!

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My stay at BLR includes breakfast at Fiesta!

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The restaurant is perched on a hill overlooking the swimming pool and beach. If you choose a table at the outdoor platform, you can enjoy unobstructed views of the South China Sea while having your breakfast.

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Fiesta! serves international breakfast with plenty of dishes to choose from.

Breakfast: 6:30am – 10:00am | Lunch: 12:00pm – 3:00pm | Dinner: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Lunch at The Terrace

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I had my lunch fixed at The Terrace.

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Watch legendary and live games played on the TV.

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You can play darts while waiting for your food to be served.

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Cheeseburger Rp 165.000 (SGD 16.00).

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Bintan Lagoon Resort is ideal for a fuss free weekend getaway. The resort has everything you need. Although the rooms are getting tired, for the price I paid, it seems reasonable. My only concern is the pricing for F&B and services is on the high side. Overall, I enjoyed my time at BLR.

Room Prices Starting From SGD 140 per night.

 

Bintan Lagoon Resort (BLR)
Jl. Indera Segara Site A12, Lagoi, Teluk Sebong, Sebong Lagoi, Tlk. Sebong, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29155, Indonesia
+62 770 691388/ +65 6223 3223
Email: reservations@bintanlagoon.com
Check In: 3:00 PM | Check Out: 11:00 AM

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3 Stars

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2 Thoughts

  1. The view looks nice and I personally like the nature walk. Though it seems hot, the greenery makes it looks amazing!

    I wonder if the ferry from Tanah Merah to Bintan is frequent?

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