The owners of the island have created a perfect environment with every luxury you could need or want but expressed in a back to basics setting.
The villas are an exquisite experience, blending in seemlessly with their environment and providing a perfect mix of practical luxury and nature. There is no getting away from the more natural inhabitants of the island, but the staff do everything they can to minimise the small annoyances that are inherent with the closeness of nature.
The food is exceptional and plentiful, but prices are akin with what you would expect in Singapore so its not cheap, although the wine list was not extortionate.
The swimming pool is picture perfect, as is the white sandy beaches all around the island and with free access to all sports equipment its very pleasant taking a kayak etc around the island (in less than 30 mins)
They say on their website that all you need to bring is a sarong, sun hat, sun lotion and a good book and they are soooo right! It is a paradise that should be enjoyed with a glass of wine in one hand, a good book in the other, the beautiful sound of the ocean as the only soundtrack and the sun beaming down!
PS the travel arrangements are also run with superb organisation. From arriving in Bintan it is a breeze to get to the Island, and the drive across Bintan is a nice added bonus.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Nikoi Island Bintan Island, Riau Islands
- Nikoi Island Hotel Bintan