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... after a one hour ferry ride from Singapore, explicitly highlighted our need for some rest and downtime, with all three of the children virtually sleep walking into the foyer area of the complex, before falling into a heavy sleep on the comfy couches right next to the performers dancing and playing traditional Indonesian music to welcome each new visitor. The kids have no recollection of this, nor of traveling by golf buggy to our villa in the complex and ...
... of expats from Singapore decided to develop a getaway that offered a different type of experience than what is commonly available in the region or anywhere in the world. The owners were seeking cultural sensitivity, vernacular design, privacy and simple luxuries (their words, shamelessly copied from the brochure); in other words, a rough lux experience spitting distance from Singapore.
If you want air conditioning, 10 page menus, golf, minibars, nightlife and jet ...
... journey was interesting as we went along roads that we had not been driven along on either of our coach tours. The bus driver remembered our request and put us down at the stop by the gardens. The sun was strong and fortunately we had remembered to go and buy some sun block on the way to the bus stop. We had both brought it with us from our homes but it was in our large bags and so not with us. Once we were in the gardens we stopped and slathered the block onto ...
... 2 parts of the world, speak different language and have different beliefs. But we were together, love each other and care for each other. We simply shared so many secrets and thoughts and we trusted each other. This is what I never really expected before the trip. I suddenly feel like I have received sort of a miracle that I could overcome all the obstacles that were thrown into my life before the trip: the Visa and passport and accommodation and one million other ****** things. ...
We haven't blogged for the past few days as we have been staying at the Golden Palms Hotel and Spa in Colva. We stayed here for the weekend because it's closer to the airport, and our first flight from Goa to Chennai was reasonably early in the morning. Over the weekend we checked out our hotel, the markets and the beach. The hotel was three and a half stars, and when we arrived ...
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It was paradise.
It was paradise, our chalet was beachfront. The cove was sheltered and private. I understand that this was the first developement on the island hence its unique identidy. The nearby Nirwana development was sterile. You could be anywhere in the world. The Mayang Sari is the perfect getaway. The Great House is stunning, the spa facilities superb. The staff excellent. Go for it you will not regret it.
Great week at Nirwana (Timing is important though)
We stayed at Nirwana Resort for 5 nights and enjoyed it very much. The basic room is fine. The resort is only 3 stories high so the sea view room doesnt offer much more really.
The pool is lovely and big with very nice landscaping around it while the kids pool is nice too. The beach is just a stroll away.
Feb is low key season and we had the pool and resort mostly to ourselves. Service was great and the food ok.
Feb is also monsoon period so take note that the boat ride there from Singapore (1 hour) might be rough. Take something (sweets) along.
Great for the family.
Not for us.....
Myself and my husband just returned from Bintan, Mayang Sari. We were in Singapore and decided to do a weekend trip to Bintan. This is a chalet type resort. Though we had a sea-view room, it was ok. The rooms were not that nice, very limited restaurants. They also do a insect fuming thing in the middle of the night that totally scares you. No pool, but we could access the pools over at Nirwana Gardens Hotel, now this Hotel is nice and the pool was awesome, so I want recommend this place for young adults, but as for seniors, I think they would like Mayang Sari.
My husband and myself and 18 month old daughter have just come back from Bintan and what an amazing place. If you are looking for a nice relaxing holiday with nothing to do but sit on the beautiful beach, then this is it. The staff were so lovely and the rooms were perfect. You need to book the seaview rooms and they have magnificient ocean views and you step off your balcony, walk across some grass and you are on the beach. There is no shopping in Bintan but that gives you more time to relax.
Definitely a must.
We stayed in a Mayang Sari beachfront chalet and woke up every morning looking out at a picture postcard view. The food in all the different venues was terrific and the staff were lovely. The hotel pool is stunning and the beach bar end is very laid back. All in all the resort totally surpased expectations.
My husband and I stayed at nirwana Resort hotel in June of 2004 as part of a stopover on returning from a visit to the UK.
The Nirwana Gardens Group owns a few different hotels on the Indonesian island of Bintan. They are all different and built to appeal to various visitors. We stayed at the main place, Nirwana Gardens. It is a big tourist beach hotel. A little impersonal. We stayed in a suite room, which was quite nice. It was at the end of the resort and had a balcony overlooking the ocean.
First time on Bintan!
I stayed at this property for 2 days and had a very good time, I took the ferry from Singapore which took about 1hr at the most. The hotel itself is very clean with a great swimming pool and swim up bar. The beach is amazing, with hardly a sole on it. It s a very relaxed place with little or nothing happening at night, but if its peace and quiet your after then this could be worth a visit. My particilar room didnt have air-con, not a big deal i guess just worth pointing out if you cant manage without it! Food, drinks were also of a very good standard and the staff are indeed very friendly and welcoming.
This is a hotel better than what I expected. We even get an upgrade to a one bedroom suite! The room is amazing. The service is good but we have to wait for more than 3 hours to get our room when we arrived. We also requested for late checkout but couldn't get it and feeling quite disappointed because that is a slow weekday and I don't really think the room is occupied. The beach is nice there. Too bad not many choices on food, only 1 large rstaurant and a bar.
Nirwana Gardens is a big resort situated on the tropical island of Bintan, Indonesia. The natural surroundings are the most beautiful thing about the Nirwana Gardens: there are very big tropical gardens throughout the resort, and 4 beaches (2 of them not swimmable). The main beach is very big and nice, very white sand & turquoise sea!!! The most beautiful beach is the one in the "Mayang Sari" part of the resort, it's an incredible croissant-shaped bay with white/silver sand, definitely the number one beach in Bintan!!! The bad stuff about this resort is that everything is OVERPRICED and the quality of food/ service/ activities/ staff is VERY BAD... So, Nirwana Gardens is divided in 5 hotels, and quality differs A LOT from an hotel to another !!! It would be too long to explain all good/bad stuffs on these 5 hotels, so I'm just writing where it is OK to stay: "Banyu Biru" Villas are OK, situated on the main beach, they are recent constructions, nice furnishings, big villas for big families... "Indra Maya" is a 5-star hotel so it's definitely the best one, it's situated on a little mountain... "Nirwana Hotel" (the main one) is OK, but most rooms are small and don't have a balcony... Mayang Sari is NOT OK, don't stay there: very old rooms in little bungalows, full of spiders and ants, a lot of furnishings are broken, the bathrooms are VERY DIRTY, broken and old, it's a pity because the beach at Mayang Sari is the best one, but this hotel is horrendous. I'm not gonna make any comments about the "Mana Mana" hotel, because this is not an hotel, I don't know how to define it, but if you want to see the most dirty and old stuff in the world, just go to "Mana Mana"!!!