You make your own luxury stay at this modern apartment-style hotel
A while ago, we had the great opportunity to stay at Cassia Bintan for a two day, one night weekend. You just need a quick 50-minute ferry ride to get from Singapore to the island of Bintan and its spread of resorts, so a weekend stay sounded just nice to us. Once we saw the calming beach and the wide list of fun activities, though, we wished we had another day.
Overlooking the expansive South China Sea, the resort offers super chic apartments in one or two bedroom units. The newest hotel under the internationally renowned Banyan Tree Group, just launched in August 2017, Cassia Bintan is designed especially with youths and millennials in mind. It's popular among groups of friends, young couples, and young families.
We immediately felt the youthful vibes once we entered the hotel lobby. Lots of modern yet locally-inspired, colourful murals line the walls from the lobby to the apartment blocks.
We took lots of cool photos by the wall art!
If you, like us, only have the weekend to spare, Cassia Bintan makes for a wonderful two-day getaway. Here's our guide to what you can do at the resort over a weekend.
After resting our legs a little, we couldn’t wait to go chill out on the beautiful beach. The sand is soft and very safe to walk on, out to the cool waters of the moderate waves. In the pretty cool but sunny weather, dipping our feet in the cool sea water felt amazing.
If you wish to just enjoy the calming waves from afar, in comfort and luxury, sit back on one of the many colourful bean bags and padded beach chairs the resort lays out.