Now you might be thinking that it's a little too early to look into your holiday plans for the new year, but some of the best trips need some much needed preparation. Whether you're up for a stress-free and relaxing trip, or one that's full of adventures and adrenaline, Clozette Ambassador Kai Ting found the right place for you.
Treasure Bay Bintan, the integrated waterfront development located just an hour away from Singapore, is an absolute paradise close to home. The new additions at the establishment add plenty of outdoor fun and thrills for visitors, especially those who are planning a weekend getaway during the upcoming school holidays or even looking ahead into their summer plans.
After a short hour of ferry ride from Singapore to Bintan, we only needed five more minutes from Bintan Ferry Terminal to Treasure Bay Bintan. We went for lunch at The Patio, which overlooked the clear blue waters of the crystal lagoon.
Next, we went for a solar boat tour on the Crystal Lagoon and learnt that it’s the largest lagoon in Southeast Asia, which was the size of 50 Olympic-sized pools! Its eco-friendly technology also uses approximately 100 times lesser chemicals than conventional swimming pools.
We proceeded to change into our swim attire for some water activities. I attempted the exhilarating Jetovator and was guided by the friendliest guide. All the staff at Treasure Bay Bintan provided great service. They were very friendly and approachable.
After an afternoon of water activities, we went back to wash up and head for dinner at a beautiful setting on top of a hill, with fresh food barbecued by the chefs for us. We enjoyed a hearty meal and a good conversation!
I would recommend a group of friends to try out the Jetovator because it’s really fun! It may be slightly difficult from the start, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll become addicted to flying on water.
Family with children should go for the Sea Scooter [or the] Water Tricycle for a good bonding time. The inflatable water park will surely be a children’s favourite as well!
Finally, couples can opt for the thrilling ATV tour around Treasure Bay Bintan, as well as the adventurous tour of the mangrove swamps on a kayak.
Definitely the Jetovator! The mangrove kayak was not bad as well.
The Jetovator allows you to fly on water; it’s hard not to love the experience! For the mangrove kayaking, it’s quite a feat because you’ll have to paddle accurately to manoeuvre through the mangroves and trees branches.
Tell us about your overall experience?
It was definitely a fun-filled trip. I never liked water sports because I thought that it was too troublesome and I wouldn’t be able to get the hang of it. However, after this trip, I realised that it’s as fun as it looks and definitely worth a try! The guides were all so friendly and helpful, and they make sure you can really have fun in whichever water sport you choose to try. The food served at The Patio was also fresh and delicious.