We started the day early, because our Ferry will leave Singapore at 9:10 AM and that we need to check in an hour before the departure. As the travel from our place down to Tanah Merah Interchange would approximately take an hour, so we left while it was still dark.
|all set to go...|
When we reached Bintan, though the queue was quite long at the immigration, it was quite a breeze (as compared to the hassle and blatant “unethical” behavior I have observe at Batam immigration).
But the journey to the resort was a different story. I was almost more than an hour’s journey by the hotel’s free shuttle! I remarked to hubby that this resort would not be for people not so patient, coz it was a looong journey.
For those who have gone to Bintan for a get-away, you might wonder why the travel time to the resort from the Ferry Terminal takes a long time….? Well, the deal that I have bought from deal.com.sg (I have bought most of our get-aways from this website) is not part of the Bintan Resorts Group. We booked for an overnight stay at Bintan Agro Beach Resort and Spa. The deal was for an overnight stay, plus return ferry tickets, breakfast, set lunch and dinner. Plus 5 minuted banana boat ride (which we did not get to ride because we have no time), 30 minutes bicycle ride, 30 minutes kayak. Not bad for the price we paid of only 99 SGD. But since we went on a weekend we have to top-up additional 35 dollars weekend surcharge. For the money we shell out, it wasn’t bad a deal. You can check out their website for details of the exact prices of their watersports and other facilities here.
|waiting for the welcome drinks...|
|kite boarding was a hit @ the resort...|
|the view from our room..not bad eh? :)|
|finally to ease the stress-tense muscles :) reasonably priced!!!|
|our room for the weekend|
|my margarita..his tequila sunrise..by the pool|
|one of the resort's two swimming pools|
|kayak practice session ;)|
|oh diba? divang diva ang dating wahahaha...|
Excuse the picture laden post, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words :) How about you, where did you head for a short get-away?