The idyllic tropical destination of Bintan Island—a 45-minute catamaran trip from Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal—has a new luxury beach resort. Opened today in Indonesia, The Sanchaya is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The resort is located on the beach in a pristine natural setting, surrounded by mangroves and rainforest inhabited by monkeys. You can also catch glimpses of dolphins in the crystal clear sea just in front of the resort.
The 21 villas and nine suites are designed in a colonial style with hand-picked art and all the latest technology (noticeable starting from the iPad check-in). The food and beverage concepts include all-day dining restaurant, the Tasanee Grill for casual eats (including Thai street food), and the Library and Bar for cocktails.
There is also a pool and a spa with six treatment rooms and a garden that contains “healing plants” from across South East Asia.