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.
The first thing we did was relax in the super comfortable rooms of Cassia Bintan.
Each apartment is painted in bright colours from the outside. Inside, the colours are still vibrant but of a warmer teal that just invites you to kick back and relax on the couches. Different apartments have different animals featured on the walls, and we got this majestic bird in the living room, and a quirky-looking fish in the bedroom.
And yes, that bed is just as soft and comfortable as it looks!