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March 2019

Destination Weddings and Romantic Proposals in Bintan’s Island Paradise

A one-hour catamaran ride away from Singapore, Bintan offers a host of stunning beaches and luxurious villas, perfect for a Bintan wedding on the beach and romantic proposals.

Just an hour’s ferry ride away from Singapore lies the beautiful island of Bintan, Indonesia. With its clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, and lush tropical landscape, Bintan is an idyllic respite from hectic city life, perfect for a stunning destination wedding on the beach, a romantic surprise proposal with a view, or a short, fun getaway when you need a break from wedding planning.

Weddings in Tropical Paradise

If you’re looking for a destination wedding venue that offers stunning sea views and relaxing island vibes without breaking the bank, consider holding your celebration in Bintan, just a ferry ride away from Singapore. With flexible and creative events teams, the resorts on Bintan will work with you to create a wedding that caters to your dreams.

Bintan’s tourism facilities are concentrated within Bintan Resorts, and with 17 different resorts to choose from, there’s something for every wedding style. Your guests will also have a wide range of accommodation types to suit their preferences and budget, from family-friendly rooms to luxurious pool villas, with many offering complimentary activities like yoga or jungle trekking. Your guests can also relax with spas, golf, nature tours, ATV rides, or water sports.

Wedding in Banyan Pool Villa, Banyan Tree Resorts, courtesy of Bintan ResortsBeach wedding on Banyan Tree Resorts, courtesy of Bintan ResortsNelayan at Bintan Lagoon Resort, courtesy of Bintan ResortsOverwater aisle on the Crystal LagoonWedding on the deck at Chill Cove

For an elegant destination wedding, celebrate on Bintan Lagoon Resort’s private, golden sand beach with up to 900 guests. Exchange your vows against panoramic views of the South China Sea, and toast to your love in the splendid beachfront bar and seafood restaurant Nelayan with up to 330 guests who can dine indoors or under the stars. A private ferry service from Singapore brings you right to the resort’s doorstep, so you can go straight to the celebrations.

A wedding at The Canopi is a modern and vibrant celebration. Mesmerise your guests with a walk down the aisle across the waters of the sparkling blue Crystal Lagoon, Southeast Asia’s largest recreational seawater lagoon, and hold your Bintan wedding banquet with up to 120 guests on its scenic decks at Chill Cove.

The SanchayaThe Library at The Sanchaya

If you’re after a more exclusive and intimate wedding experience, The Sanchaya is a luxurious estate that transports travellers back to a bygone era. With 13 stunning villas and 17 suites, each beautifully appointed in a modern colonial style, The Sanchaya can host weddings of up to 65 guests. Indulge in cocktails and peruse the wine and cheese collection in the sophisticated Library before your solemnisation. Exchange your vows on the private beach, barefoot on the sand, or choose the manicured croquet lawn for your ceremony. With only guests of The Sanchaya allowed into the estate, you’ll be assured of a completely private wedding celebration.

Breathtaking Settings for Proposals and Pre-Wedding Photography

Telaga BiruGurun Pasir Busung

Bintan’s stunning natural beauty creates a myriad of impressive photo opportunities. Capture some unique pre-wedding shots against the clear turquoise waters of Telaga Biru at the old sand quarry Gurun Pasir Busung, or explore the unusual red-flecked sand dunes in the same park. Bintan Resorts can arrange for your trip out with ease.

Stairway to Heaven, Bintan Lagoon ResortJack Nicklaus Sea View Course 12th Hole, Bintan Lagoon Resort

Bintan is home to four championship golf courses, and their beautiful landscaping and sweeping coastal views make for stunning pre-wedding photography locations as well as romantic proposal settings. A popular proposal spot is the secluded, oceanfront 12th Hole at the Jack Nicklaus Sea View Course in Bintan Lagoon Resort. Another beautiful spot for proposals is atop the Stairway to Heaven in Bintan Lagoon Resort, which offers expansive views of the golf course and the South China Sea.

Destination Dining–Dinner on the Rocks at Angsana Bintan, courtesy of Bintan ResortsDestination Dining–Dinner of the Legend at Angsana Bintan, courtesy of Bintan Resorts

For an unforgettable proposal, most resorts can help you set up a romantic and private Destination Dining experience on a golf course or on the beach, an intimate dinner under a blanket of stars, complete with flickering candlelight and an incredible soundtrack of crashing waves.

Minimoons and Romantic Getaways

Oceanview Infinity Pool Villa at Banyan Tree Resorts, courtesy of Bintan ResortsPool Villa on the Rocks at Banyan Tree Bintan, courtesy of Bintan ResortsTwo-Bedroom Pool Villa at Holiday Inn Pantai IndahThe Canopi, courtesy of Bintan ResortsOwner’s Villa at The SanchayaOwner’s Villa at The Sanchaya

Whether you need a quick break to recharge from wedding planning, or want to have a short getaway before your big honeymoon trip, Bintan offers a range of romantic suites and villas as well as plenty of fun recreational activities.

Indulge in a lavish 400-sqm sanctuary with an outdoor jacuzzi pool and personal dining quarters at the Oceanview Infinity Pool Villa at Banyan Tree Resorts, or pamper yourselves in the bright and modern Pool Villas at Holiday Inn Pantai Indah, with a private pool and accompanying gazebo. For a tropical glamping experience, stay in one of the luxurious safari tents with outdoor bathrooms at The Canopi, one of Bintan’s newest offerings.

For a more luxurious experience, stay at The Sanchaya, and be greeted with dedicated VIP check-in and hassle-free immigration on your arrival. Live like the Gatsbys in a world of indulgence and privacy on the beachfront estate, with your choice of villas furnished in a luxurious modern colonial style. You can enjoy refined service standards that will cater to your every need. Rates are inclusive of meals so you can immerse yourself completely in your Art Deco vacation.

Relaxation and Recreation

Spa on the beach at Bintan Lagoon ResortTreetops restaurant, Banyan Tree BintanWarung Yeah! at Plaza LagoiWarung Yeah! at Plaza Lagoi

A host of recreation awaits within Bintan Resorts. Relax and unwind your other half in a romantic couple spa, with many resorts offering them in the privacy of your room or out on the beach with the soothing sounds of the waves. For a delicious meal of local delights, try Treetops Restauran in Banyan Tree, or for a more casual meal, head to Warung Yeah! at Plaza Lagoi.

Jetovator at Chill Cove, courtesy of Bintan ResortsClear-bottomed kayaks at Chill CoveATV dirt trail at Chill Cove

For more excitement, head to Chill Cove in Treasure Bay, Bintan’s hottest destination for fun and adventure. Paddle a clear-bottomed kayak or a stand-up paddle-board across the stunning Crystal Lagoon. Try your hand at wakeboarding or the Jetovator, a flying jet-pack that levitates you over the water. Rent an electric Vespa for a day, or drive ATVs through a muddy jungle trail. The options for fun are almost endless; you just need to head to the Attraction Centre to book your activites.

Mangrove tour, image courtesy of Bintan ResortsKelong on Trikora BeachTrikora BeachMurni Baru, Tanjung Pinang Traditional Market

If you’re looking for a taste of the local culture, try exploring the kelongs–floating fishing villages–catch fireflies on a mangrove boat tour, buy local keropok and dried goods at the traditional markets in Tanjung Pinang, see how a local wooden fishing boat is made by the only craftsman on the island, or visit the wood-fired pizzeria on the beach run by an Italian nonna and her local family.

Banyan Tree TempleSafari LagoiSafari Lagoi

There are also old churches, grottoes, and temples if you’re interested in exploring the local religious culture. Animal lovers might like to visit Safari Lagoi, where you can feed deer and have elephant rides. Simply ask the staff at your resort to arrange a trip to any of these activities.

Bintan Memories Campaign

Itching to experience the idyllic island life, or want to check out wedding options on Bintan? From now till 18 March 2019, join the Bintan Memories Campaign contest on Facebook or Instagram for a chance of winning the grand prize, a free trip to Bintan from Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, with accommodation and activities included. Runner-ups win a 3D2N stay. Six lucky winners will be chosen across Instagram and Facebook! Simply follow Bintan Resorts’ official Instagram or Facebook pages, and post or comment publicly on the contest posts with your favourite memory of Bintan with the hashtag #BintanMemories.

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Destination Weddings and Romantic Proposals in Bintan’s Island Paradise