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Book the ultimate 3 centre golfing itinerary to Asia with Island Golf Holidays taking in Singapore, Bintan in Indonesia and Langkawi in Malaysia
Island Golf Holidays launch a stunning new Asian programme featuring Singapore, Bintan Island in Indonesia and the equally beautiful and remarkable Island of Langkawi off the north coast of Malaysia and the Rain Forest and Ocean venue resort called The Datai!

INDONESIA BINTAN ISLAND

The Sanchaya

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THE SANCHAYA HOTEL

This exquisite boutique hotel is the leading property on the island of Bintan, originally opening in 2015 and independently owned it offers the visitor the ultimate in high customer service at all levels of your holiday experience, it is really is truly a remarkable venue and managed by an amicable Dutchman Magnus who has worked in many remarkable establishments over his career.

The Sanchaya is located only 15 minutes away from the ferry terminal where you land from Singapore, which is only 1 hour by boat. The moment you land at Bintan you are welcomed by Sanchaya staff who look after the entire immigration and baggage process for you, whilst you can relax in their VIP lounge and enjoy drinks and delicious snacks. You are already getting a feel for The Sanchaya service! Before you know it you will be in the luxury transfer vehicle and the bags will be packed and ready to go.

The Sanchaya is the perfect complement to a stay in Singapore and because of the quality of the golf and hotel we would highly advise staying a minimum period on 7 nights, as there are 81 holes on the Island all within 20 minutes of the hotel. Here you can enjoy the ultimate deserted beach luxury experience, the idyllic foil to a few nights in a luxury boutique hotel in Singapore where you can take in the ultimate City Break.

The resort has only 28 rooms and villas, it is truly boutique, you can choose between rooms inside the Great House, which has a real Colonial feel to its design, with a choice of Junior Suites, or Sanchaya Suites which offer an extra lounge, or the large villas which lie outside close to the beach, or overlooking a beautiful lagoon alternatively.

The staff at The Sanchaya are the most friendly and professional we have ever experienced in any overseas venue, matched only by the staff at the Datai, making this a perfect 2 or 3 centre venue with Langkawi, they are charming and will give you the top level of service, but with a natural smile at all times. The pool terraces rest alongside a beautiful white sand beach and the outlook from the hotels garden areas is just totally idyllic. Simply put this is true paradise found!

There are 2 excellent dining venues and breakfast is a wonderful experience, a very innovative menu bringing Indonesian flavours into your early morning meal, freshly cooked eggs with spice and an exquisite buffet also. In the evenings choose between authentic Thai or Indonesian cuisine together with a European menu which may be described as French Fusion. The restaurants have a wonderful combination of freshly cooked produce, allowing you with their guidance to explore new flavours and cuisines, bursting with flavour.

Special mention of the bar and the ambience therein, it is a special venue and the comfort and style of the setting matches everything else, enjoy the finest cocktails in a wonderful ambience.

The hotel have luxury vehicles and will take you to all the islands golf courses – 81 holes of the very best golf you can experience (without exaggeration) anywhere in the world.

Bintan Lagoon Resort 36 holes

Ria Bintan 27 holes

Laguna Bintan 18 holes

A golf holiday on Bintan is truly paradise found.

For Spa lovers we highly recommend the Spa at The Sanchaya which lies in a secluded

Environment, tucked away in the picturesque garden areas well away from the Great House.

The resort has a very small inventory, so they do not need to offer lots of hot deals, but there are some interesting long stay offers for 7 nights or longer.

With 81 holes of golf on the Island we package up some superb 7-night deals with 5 rounds of golf and make sure that you play the best combinations. We also include Emerald Class VIP service on the ferry crossing for the best all round experience and we also highly recommend combining a stay here with a 3, or 4 night stay in the city of Singapore at venues like the Six Senses Maxwell, or the Fullerton Bay Hotel.

We also highly recommend combining a stay here with a 1 week stay at the Datai in Langkawi.

Two restaurants, a cocktail bar, Spa, outside pool area and pool terraces, Villas and the Great House accommodation, Beach, Croquet lawn, complementary bicycles to cycle around the Estate. 81 holes of golf within 20 minutes drive.

The resort has several room categories, but the most significant are the lovely Junior Suites in the Great House, which have lateral sea view from the balconies, the superb Sanchaya Suites still in the main house but with the added benefit of a lounge area giving you double the space. The Lawan Thai Villas which are one-bedroom units, with so much space and stunning interiors located on a small Lagoon, which is bursting with wild life, your balcony overlooks the water – a lovely spot to relax and enjoy nature or read your book in tranquillity. The bathrooms in these villas are simply gorgeous. There are also 2 bedroom and 3-bedroom villas or suites in the Great House or overlooking the beach!

As there are only 4 Junior Suites we would recommend very early booking for the year ahead especially from January to March season.

There are 81 holes of golf on the island – we regard Bintan as the finest island in our entire portfolio and undiscovered by the British. It is indeed the ex-pats living in Singapore’s best kept secret, courses get busy Fridays to Sundays – although less on Sundays and are very quiet in the week – millionaires golf at very affordable prices compared to the courses in Singapore! Here on Bintan you have the ultimate most exhilarating golf courses, which combine woodland through and next to Rain Forest – through hillsides with heavy vegetation, plunging down into stunning ocean side golf holes.

Ria Bintan Golf

This is the jewel in the crown on Bintan, with 27 holes including the Nicklaus course which has stunning ocean side holes especially 7 – 10 simply outstanding! The Gary Player 9 hole Woodland course is also superb, lots of elevated tees and hills and valleys – very picturesque indeed. A course which takes the breath away on almost every tee shot and approach, but the 8the and 9th holes excel.

Bintan Lagun Golf Resort

This exceptional 36-hole venue offers the visitor 2 great challenges, an 18 hole Nicklaus design featuring a few classic ocean side holes and the even more challenging Ian Baker Finch course which is a classic woodland golf course with stunning rolling hills and lovely vegetation, but tough and longer than the Ocean. The difficulty of the courses especially Baker Finch is there are many raised greens with steep run offs, the par 3 holes are especially spectacular to play on both courses. There are plenty of dog legs on the Baker Finch course. It is worth saying that the Nicklaus design is much more busy and one could argue that the Baker Finch course is the better design! Nicklaus just tends to attract more players!

Laguna Bintan

This first class layout is located next to the Banyan Tree Resort, the course has 2 wonderful ocean holes early in the round on 2 and 3 and then plunges back into the forests and up the hill gradually before a brilliant run of holes from 12 onwards, majestic tree-lined and then at 16 and 17 you come to a couple of the best ocean side holes of the entire Island on Bintan. The approach to 16 and the tee shot at 17 are just sensational holes to play. Watch out for monkeys on this course, they normally appear alongside the 4th fairway or 3rd green.

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by John R on Island Golf Holidays

Hi David,


Angie will be writing back to you with fuller feedback from our 'tour party'.


Suffice to say we had a terrific time.  Thank you for arranging the timing of our vacation to coincide with the Covid-19 outbreak! As you say, the hotels and course were very quiet....scarily so from a locals perspective.....


The Sanchaya and Datai were first rate in all aspects.  Different establishments one to the other but that added to the overall experience - what was key was the consistent high quality. The virus had some impact on food/drink choice in Sing and, more so, Bintan ie. some menu items n/a, but understandable and not a negative for us.


Six Senses was fit for purpose (especially for a couple of nights) so thank you for finding this venue for us.  It's in a great location in Chinatown and very convenient for metro, sights, bars and restaurants.  We liked Singapore a lot - never mind the humidity!


Ange will provide you with feedback on booze pricing in Sing/Bintan!


As for the golf course, what's not to like!  All of the courses were in excellent condition.. Would be interesting to see how busy the Bintan ones get when the Chinese are back in force.....there's plenty of Chinese-owned accommodation already in place/going up......


We found 1 caddy per buggy worked well in Bintan and they were well worth having.


Ria Bintan was our favourite on that island but that doesn't reflect negatively on the others - all were a joy to play at.


The Els course was superb.....a real test off the forward tees (and you were spot on re the extra 2 clubs- minimum)!  We found the pro shop, caddy-master, locker team less efficient than at Bintan but again not a major issue.


The girlz whooped us but frankly when you're having such fun on such great courses who cares!


Great weather to boot.....only a couple of am or pm showery spells.....30-35 degrees every day.....


Many thanks for organising such a FAB itinerary for us.


All the best,


John

Dear John - this was the best itinerary I have organised for a long time, thanks for trusting me and following in my own footsteps

by Tony P on Island Golf Holidays

David

Many thanks

Up early as you can see


The tete a tete romantic dinner with paired wines was a huge success ( if a little too much volume)

We ate in the library because of the onshore wind  and this was brilliant

We ate and chatted with Jerome about the wines we were drinking amidst the impressive wine collection

So thank you very much for that!

Overall the food was first class

We had one disappointing meal and the chef arrived at breakfast next day and took our own specially cooked

 meal for that evening


Everything else went as promised

First class holiday

( not sure about a return here!)

Thanks again

T & A


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Thanks for the review Tony, it is a long journey but worth every effort once you make it and the best golf I know anywhere

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by Helen and Viv W on Island Golf Holidays

Hi David – all over the jet lag and the self imposed “coronavirus isolation” – all well, no signs of virus!!!   In terms of feedback...

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