Covering a sprawling 300 hectares and more, fringed by a swathe of white sand beaches brushed by the South China Sea, the Nirwana Gardens in the north-west coast of the island of Bintan appears to have it altogether for the perfect holiday or the most romantic honeymoon.
This all-inclusive and self-contained upmarket Resort offers beach activities, fun, natural forests, rest and recreation for the whole family. Nirwana Gardens is also where the annual Tour de Bintan has its Headquarters, where participants race across tracks within and from these extensive premises.
Approaching the main entrance of this resort hotel you will be welcomed by - surprisingly - huge statues of elephants. Elephants in Bintan? Well, yes. Though these pachyderms no longer roam free in the wild, but here in Nirwana Gardens you can, not only admire their life-size bronze statues, but you can also feed and ride on real living Sumatran elephants: such is the diversity and the fun presented by this resort for its guests. From activities at sea, outbound nature explorations and adventures, to playing Golf, - professional or otherwise- ; swim in the sea or in the swimming pool that comes complete with pool bar; go biking or trekking, just name it, they have it
And, to pamper your tastebuds are secluded Japanese and Thai restaurants, while the coffee shop serves Indonesian and International popular dishes. In the evening enjoy sumptuous Chinese style seafood in the "Kelong" restaurant that juts into the sea. Be accompanied by the soft lapping of waves, while you watch the twinkling of lights in the distance. And at the end of an exhausting day, relax with your favorite drink and music at the Calypso Floating Bar by the sea, or indulge in a soothing body massage at the Andindya Spa. All these are readily available for guests in the Nirwana Gardens own site.
Although Bintan receives plenty of tourists, you will not feel hemmed in since crowds will seem to quickly disappear among this wide expanse of land.
Nonetheless, for those looking for a facility to accommodate office meetings far away from disturbing phone calls, Nirwana Gardens also offers convention facilities in rooms for small groups of 20, to larger meetings for 2,400 guests at the Plaza. The Plaza is also popular for wedding receptions.
For detailed information and bookings, log on to: www.nirwanagardens.com
With its new modern airport at Tanjung Pinang, Bintan is now easily accessible by air from Jakarta. Garuda Indonesia flies Boeing 737-500 aircrafts daily between Jakarta and Tanjung Pinang; while Lion Air and Sriwijaya Air serve the route several times a day.
From the Raja Haji Fisabilillah (RHF) Airport it takes between 45 minutes to one hour to reach Nirwana Gardens that used to take over two hours via the old road. The new road is wide and smooth. Although there are taxis available at the airport it is best to ask the hotel to also provide transfer services.
The majority of tourists enter through Bintan’s Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal (BBTFT) in the north of the island, arriving by ferry from Batam or Singapore. There are several ferries a day from Singapore, the first leaves at 09.10 am and the last ferry at 20.00 hrs on weekdays. On weekends and public holidays there are 7 departures starting at 08.10 hrs Singapore Time. The ferry leaves from Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT) and reaches Bandar Bentan Telani (BBT) ferry terminal in around 45 minutes. Then from here to Nirwana Gardens takes around 10 minutes.
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