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“Marooned on Nikoi” 5 of 5 stars
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Nikoi Island
Private Island, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Bintan Island
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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“Marooned on Nikoi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Arrived for a four day stay in April 2012 with a friend for some R&R.
A really beautiful place the staff were great and the food excellent.
The beach huts were amazing and sleeping out doors was something else.
Anything you want and they;ll get it for you. Would love to go again.

Room Tip: Getting to sleep is an experience as you can hear the sea and the insects all night. I didnt mind i...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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relaxedby, Owner at Nikoi Island, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thanks for your kind review. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon. Thanks.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vientiane, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I can't imagine not giving this place less than a perfect vote. We discussed at length what they could have done better and all we could come up with was an extra reading light on the balcony... but seriously though, this has to be the most perfect place for a family wanting to escape life for a few days. Great, basic food served with smiles and laughter. Kids would disappear without a care in the world - and we didn't need to worry about them at all. Our son (4) fell in love with everything about the kid's club - Yogi for his daggers and swords and Mino for her laughter and passion for kids. Despite the warnings, our 2 year old found her sense of magic too and was so happy there (including catching 2 fish within her first 2 minutes on the pier, much to the disgust of her long casting son)

We were impressed too at the separation of families and "grown-ups" - a great simple, but effective idea.

We'll be back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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relaxedby, Owner at Nikoi Island, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thanks very much for your very kind review. Great to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay so much. We do recommend that children are over 4 years of age are best suited for Nikoi but great to hear your 2yo enjoyed the activities. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back some day. Thanks again for taking the time to review Nikoi.
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Pattison, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My husband and I were treated like royalty when we visited the island. Miss the staff they were great. The cabana was amazing the food delicious...NO COMPLAINTS HERE!!!!! Hoping to see that beautiful island again!!!!!

Room Tip: Worth the world to travel here
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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relaxedby, Owner at Nikoi Island, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Thanks very much for your very kind review. It was particularly pleasing to read that our staff looked after you so well and that you thought the food was delicious. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Thanks again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

As air-con and mod con addicts we planned our first trip to Nikoi with slight trepidation in June 2011... Since then we have returned a further four times, most recently enjoying a short pre-Christmas break. Why do we keep going back? It's so nice to travel a couple of hours from Singapore and find yourself completely off the beaten track; there's no TV and it's Robinson Crusoe luxe rather than corporate 5 star luxury - which makes a nice change from business travel; staff are always friendly and from the moment you land relaxation is guaranteed - even having a set menu rather than having to make a choice is liberating.
We missed a number of the regular staff as they were on home leave - but that's a good excuse for us to return again soon.....

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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relaxedby, Owner at Nikoi Island, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
It is always a thrill to welcome our regular guests back again and again. Many thanks for taking the time to do yet another review.
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We heard a lot of good things about Nikoi before going, but still I was blown back by just how fantastic this place is.
We went 4 adults and 4 small kids and had an absolutely amazing time. Great food, lovely staff, lots of fun activities, amazing scenery, but most important - it was all done in a very laid back way. Whenever the kids wanted to do stuff in the activity area someone would turn up out of nowhere and make wooden swords, princess crowns, bracelets out of palm leaves - you name it...and when the rain came down hot chocolate appeared as a movie was playing.
This is by far the best place I have ever been on a beach vacation - it is a bit expensive, but worth every penny

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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relaxedby, Owner at Nikoi Island, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Thanks for your very kind review. Great to hear your kids enjoyed all of the activities and the laid back nature of the service. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back some day. Thanks again for the review.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We have just returned from Nikoi and had a lovely 5 day, 4 night stay. Staff were fantastic and setting lovely. Whilst the villas are very nice, they could do with a few more canvas coverings in monsoon season, especially in the 2nd bedroom as they are very open to the elements, so the wind and rain does come in a little. Easy fix though as canvas roll downs for open windows were provided in master bedroom.

Kids loved the Bonfires on the beach, zip wire and kids activities. So much for them to do!

We would definitely recommend Nikoi.

Room Tip: Second bedroom is a short walk across an open elevated walk way so a little trickier with little kid...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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relaxedby, Owner at Nikoi Island, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Thank you for your very kind review. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay. We will have a look at how we can fit some canvas awnings to the second bedrooms as you suggest. Thanks again and we hopefully look forward to seeing you on Nikoi again soon.
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Valbonne, France
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We had 4 nights on the island which was too short...we absolutely loved it...a tropical paradise with a very large villa...beautiful sea views. I found it refreshing not to have airconditioning and to be able to fall asleep to the waves lapping on the shore, birds singing in the morning...also the storms were great as well...you got a real feel of being in a hut on an island but having the luxury of large space, nice bathroom and decking with sea views and your own bit of beach. The staff were really friendly, and great service. We both thought the food was excellent, very fresh and we liked the fact that you could go very casual to the restaurant...and either sit as a couple or on a big table with shared diners. We loved that it only has 15 bungalows so you never felt like there were alot of people...The island itself was very well maintained, the villas very clean. I never had an issue with bugs, was not bitten once or even heard a mosquito. The staff were lovely and very friendly.
The ferry trip over was well worth going emerald class for less hassle and getting through passport control, we were met by the driver, and then the short boat road to the island was all very smooth.
We couldn't believe how beautiful the island was, the accommodation, food, beach etc...we would highly recommend the resort as a great relaxing getaway..you won't be disappointed, and we will definitely go back.

Room Tip: All rooms have sea view, balcony, large downstairs area onto beach with seating area, hammock, loung...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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relaxedby, Owner at Nikoi Island, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Thanks for your very kind review. It is great to hear you enjoyed the experience of not sleeping in an air-con environment and that you valued the space and privacy of the island. We look forward to welcoming you back some day. Many thanks.
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Address: Private Island, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Riau Islands Province > Riau Archipelago > Bintan Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Bintan Island
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bintan Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nikoi Island is a 15 hectare private island just 85kms from Singapore and has long been regarded as one of the most stunning islands on this unspoiled coast. Ringed with white sandy beaches and coral reefs of spectacular color and diversity, Nikoi is for those seeking a true private island experience and the comfort of a destination dedicated to responsible tourism practices. ... more   less 
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