These Are The Resorts You Can Book If You’re Travelling To Bintan Or Batam On The Travel Bubble & VTL
Travel bubble visitors can only vacay at hotels in designated travel bubble zones.
While Bintan and Batam have opened their doors to Singapore travellers since Jan 24, folks still had to serve quarantine when they returned to Singapore. Not until Singapore reciprocated and announced the launch of a sea Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) with Bintan and Batam from Feb 25, finally allowing for quarantine-free travel both ways (read our full Bintan-Batam VTL travel guide here).
However, under Indonesia’s travel bubble rules, travellers are only allowed in designated travel bubble zones on each island, among other regulations (read about it here) — specifically, Nongsa in Batam and in Lagoi in Bintan.
Here’s a list of Bintan and Batam resorts and hotels that you can book under the travel bubble:
Resorts in Bintan in the travel bubble zone
Most Bintan resorts cover only land transfers between the Bintan ferry terminal and the resorts, so travel bubble/VTL travellers to Bintan will have to get their ferry tickets, travel insurance and book their tests, all via Bintan Resort Ferries (book here).
The glamping resort was a hit among Singaporeans, not least for its wallet-friendly prices and IG-worthiness. Regular room rates for non-Indonesians start at $162. More info
Formerly known as The Canopi, the luxury glamping resort has all the modern facilities you need and all the picturesque backdrops your IG followers will love. Rates from 1,499,400 IDR ($150) per night. More info
Doulos Phos Ship Hotel
Stay in a refurbished cabin on an actual vessel that’s been retired and converted into a hotel. Rates from 1,667,500 IDR (S$156), and includes daily breakfast for two and land transfers. More info
Banyan Tree Bintan
A welcome back package includes daily breakfast and lunch, return land transfers from the BBT Ferry Terminal, complimentary one-time bike tour, cooking class and ranger trail experience, 15 per cent spa discount, 25 per cent off at Laguna Golf Bintan. From $801 per room per night. More info
Mayang Sari Beach Resort
One of the few properties under Nirwana Resorts Properties that’s currently open (Nirwana Resort Hotel, Banyu Biru Villa, and Nirwana Beach Club are closed till further notice). From 2,695,000 IDR (S$252) per night. More info
Splurge on an out-of-this-world luxe getaway at this resort that oozes colonial charm. From 7,326,000 IDR (S$686) per night. More info
Club Med Bintan
Reopening Mar 8, the all-in resort will offer a range of land and water activities (think flying trapeze, glass-bottom kayaks and aerial yoga) and wellness activities. Of course, there’s the famous Club Med Mini Club for children that parents yearning for kid-free time will look forward to. Prices from $488 per adult per night. More info
Ria Bintan Golf Club
Tee off at the golf club’s 3D2N package where you get two days of unlimited golf, two set lunches, and one set dinner, among other perks. From 4,420,000 IDR (S$413) per night. Non-golfer packages start at 2,400,000 IDR. More info
The vibrant resort is set to welcome Singapore visitors back with it’s the First Trip package (from $216 per night for a one bedroom apartment, minimum two nights) that includes daily breakfast, a complimentary one-time bicycle tour, ranger trail experience and indonesian cooking class, return transfers from the ferry terminal and 25 per cent off at Laguna Golf Bintan. More info
Resorts in Batam in the travel bubble zone
Batam getaways are set to be as stress-free as possible, even in the time of Covid-19, with resorts rolling out all-inclusive deals that cover test requirements and even travel insurance.
Turi Beach Resort
The travel bubble package includes two-way ferry tickets between Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and Nongsapura International Ferry Terminal, two PCR tests in Nongsapura, travel insurance, daily breakfast plus two more meals (lunch or dinner). From 4,575,000 IDR (S$429) for single occupancy for a 3D2N stay. More info
The package includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, high tea and supper, and free-flow non-alcoholic drinks, selected mini bar replenished daily and a range of recreation activities. Add on $138 per person to include travel insurance, on-arrival PCR test and pre-departure ART at Nongsa. From S$688++ per person for a 4D3N stay. More info
Nongsa Point Marina & Resort
The all-in package (from 3,125,000 IDR (S$293) for single occupancy for 2D1N) includes two-way ferry tickets, two Covid-19 tests, travel insurance, two-way land transfers, daily breakfast, one dinner, and 20-min paddle board session. Golf fanatics can also opt for a 3D2N golf package (from S$623). More info
Batam View Beach Resort
From 3,080,000 IDR (S$289) per person for twin or triple occupancy for a 3D2N stay. The deal includes two-way ferry tickets, two-way land transfer, on-arrival PCR test and pre-departure ART, two buffet/set breakfast, travel insurance. More info
Main photo: Club Med Bintan