Escape from urban life to this idyllic island hideaway.
Pristine white sand on a palm fringed shore, this is Asian luxury at its finest.
What a world away from the bright city lights to this stunning beachside retreat on the tropical island of Bintan, just off the coast of Singapore. Inspired by the European Salons of the 19th century, The Sanchaya exudes the elegance of a bygone era. Boasting one of the world’s finest white powder sand beaches, this resort is simply breathtaking. A 50-meter infinity pool rests at the foot of the resort, fringed by palm trees stretching towards a brilliantly sunny sky. The Great House is the heart of this private estate and is home to the Dining Room, The Library, The Bar and The Decanter wine cellar. With a collection of only 21 lavish villas and 9 suites, spread over 9.6 beachfront hectares, it’s a private affair at this ultra-chic hangout. When you’re not lounging by the pool or doing laps, rejuvenate at the Spa with a signature Kazumasa Kawasaki treatment. Let the mixologist create the most perfect cocktail and end the day with a private beach BBQ under the stars.
HOTEL TYPEBeachside Luxe Island Chic Colonial Boutique Resort
- Enjoy an elegant, intimate dinner with your loved one in The Dining Room. Feast on European delicacies and wine recommended by your Sommelier.
- Have some fun in the sun and take the Blokarts out to race each other on the powdery white sand on the beach directly in front of the resort.
- Unwind in the couple’s room at the Spa, enjoying an aromatherapy massage for two and later retire to your villa to find a romantic bath ritual waiting for you. Step into a candlelit, soaking tub and enjoy chocolate strawberries and champagne together.
A glass of table side cocktail and chef’s canapés for two
(for a minimum stay of two nights)
“The first time I came to Bintan, I knew I wanted to be here. This scenic island is very close to Singapore - just 45 minutes by ferry.
After a lot of research, in 2008, I discovered a serene and beautiful beachfront plot, nestled amidst a rainforest on Bintan’s Lagoi Bay, which was perfect for The Sanchaya. New York has the Hamptons, Sydney has the Blue Mountains and Rome has Naples. In fact, most major world cities have a go-to retreat where the well-to-do flock for a weekend escape. They’re nearby, upscale and ultimately restorative. In Singapore, Bintan is proving to be a major drawing card for Singapore’s well-heeled and now those from further afield.
I was inspired by the European Salons of the 18th and 19th centuries and wished to recreate their feeling of being in the home of a close friend, who shares the same interest in art, culture and travel. Essentially, I wanted guests to feel as if they were in my own personal estate. In the past European travelers collected stories, curating a collection of art, books and other artifacts. I wanted to bring all of these discoveries into one place. Sanchaya means “collection” in Sanskrit and, to me personally, it is about the collection of tangible memories stemming from travel.”
imagine a romantic day like this
Draw back the curtains, step out onto the veranda and feel the warm, ocean breeze on your skin, the rays of sunshine hitting your face and the salty smell of the ocean. You’ve landed in paradise. Enjoy a private yoga session for two in the open air yoga pavilion to ease yourselves into the day. After a healthy feast, lounge by the pool with that book you’ve been meaning to read. Step up the pace after lunch and have some fun together and go Blokart sailing along the powdery white sand beach. Head back to the resort for a couple’s aromatherapy massage, before you dress for dinner and enjoy a classic cocktail at the bar. Dinner is a lavish affair, brought to you via ancient Indonesia. The most sublime day is drawn to a close with a romantic bath ritual in the privacy of your villa. Step into a candlelit, soaking tub and enjoy chocolate strawberries and champagne on the side. Pinch yourself, you must be in heaven!
All villas and suites have 464 thread count Egyptian cotton linen and a personal pillow menu. How luxurious! Soak in Aesop luxury bath products and order from The Sanchaya Bath Menu. Enjoy the latest tunes through the Bang & Olufsen sound system and enjoy Apple TV. There is also an iPad with a wide selection of movies. Drink to your hearts content from the complimentary “maxi-bar” and make full use of the selected Ronnefeldt teas and Malongo espresso machine. There is even a private wine cabinet and a cocktail mixology set (upon request). Oh, and of course complimentary Wi-Fi.
Located on the upper floor of The Great House, each of the Junior Suites feature a large balcony that overlooks the impressive 50-metre infinity pool and the ocean beyond, complimented by curated artifacts from around Southeast Asia.
Lawan Thai Villa
Our seven one-bedroom villas all feature a spacious verandah overlooking the estate’s serene lagoon. Curated art pieces add a touch of brilliance to the cool spaces. The Thai-inspired villas are the perfect place to chill out after a day of sunning by the pool, or luxuriate in the free-standing Lefroy Brooks bathtub.
Situated on the upper floor of The Great House or more privately nestled throughout the estate. Enjoy the fresh ocean breeze as you while away the hours on your private verandah with breathtaking views and direct beach access. Each with its own separate living room complete with armchairs and sofas you can sink into, and a desk when you are feeling more industrious.
Two Bedroom Villa
Because sometimes island escapes are better shared with special friends or family. These very spacious beach residences feature a central living and dining room, two bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms. The roomy verandahs boast direct beach access and overlook our tropical gardens or the ocean.
Cocoon yourself and your family and friends in the private Leelawadee compound. Three spacious one-bedroom villas are set around a 17-metre swimming pool. Each villa features a spacious living area and a verandah overlooking the tranquil estate gardens and lagoon. There’s also a private dining area set on a spacious teak deck by the pool. Relish an intimate dinner cooked by one of the estate’s talented chefs.
Our stunning standalone beachfront residence takes luxury to the max. Inspired by Singapore’s classic black and white houses with a modern twist, Vanda features a large, cool indoor living space. An extensive 90 square-metre upstairs verandah is where you can kick back and enjoy the magnificent ocean views with your family and special friends.
Savor the beachside colonial chic with your loved one. Let’s pamper you with our carefully curated Romance package.
- Accommodation for 2 nights
- Daily A-la carte breakfast
- One time 3 course Dinner by the Beach
- A bottle of Champagne (375 ml) with Chocolate Strawberry
- 60 minutes spa for couple
- Express immigration upon arrival at The Sanchaya private lounge in Bintan Ferry Terminal
- Complimentary shared land transfer between Bintan ferry terminal and The Estate
- Daily replenished maxi-bar (beers, juices, soft drink & snacks)
- Fine selection of Ronnefeldt Tea
- Malongo Espresso coffee and machine
The Sanchaya Bintan
Located on tropical Bintan island, The Sanchaya is a 50-minute ferry ride from Singapore. The Sanchaya is the only resort in Bintan with its own VIP lounge in the Ferry Terminal, specially created to ensure guests enjoy a seamless arrival and departure experience. The estate’s “artisans” handle express immigration and customs clearance. A short private chauffeured transfer from Bintan’s ferry terminal to the resort can be arranged.
beyond the hotel
BloKart Sailing - Imagine a go-kart and a wind sail combined – now you have a BloKart – go crazy on these along the white powdery shores.
Stand-up paddle boards/ Eclipse Boards - Take your loved one out on the calm, tropical waters to try a new sport in the sun.
Private mangrove forest boat tours – Explore the pristine natural surroundings by local boat.
Open cockpit ultralight seaplane flights – See the island from a different angle and take flight in style.
Golf – One of the most breath-taking golf courses in the world, Ria Bintan is located overlooking the South China Sea. 18 holes of golfing heaven!
Hiking – Get back to nature and explore the island with a knowledgeable guide.
Scuba diving - Discover an underwater paradise offshore from Bintan with tropical fish aplenty.
awards and accolades
2017: Asia’s top 20 resorts, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award