November 19, 2007
Bintan Lagoon Resort (Indonesia)
The Bintan Resorts area is separated from most of the rest of Bintan (island in Indonesia) and is considered to be almost an extension of Singapore. We took Bintan Resort Ferries from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (Singapore) to Bandar Bentan Telani (Indonesia). As the Bintan side ferry Port Manager (who happened to be sitting next to Kris) explained, the trip used to take 45 minutes but now requires an additional 15 minutes so the ferry does not get too close to the new American base. We got our Indonesia "Visa on Arrival" (fortunately Kris had thought to bring US dollars), were picked up by the Bintan Lagoon Resorts shuttle and taken to our hotel. The whole process was highly efficient.
I was very pleased with our sea-facing suite (2 balconies, 2 TVs, huge bath) and views.
We swam in both the ocean and pool.
We enjoyed a massage in the beach-side massage huts. The kitten hunting on the roof was precious, but we did not want to think too hard about WHAT he was hunting!
We could only admire the villas & golfers from a distance.
Posted by CEG at 08:40