What We Love
- The decor is a contemporary take on colonial style
- Old World gentlemen’s club feel in the dining room
- The range of signature massages, special teas and essential oils at the spa
- Cool personalized “no menu” cocktail concept at the bar
What To Know
- The island is a 45-minute ferry ride from Singapore (guests can check in prior to arrival at the terminal’s VIP lounge)
- There are no elevators at this two-story property
- The resort is made up of 21 villas and nine suites
- Cigar smoking is permitted in the bar
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Step back in time at this lavish colonial-style resort, which faces the flawless beaches of Lagoi Bay on the serene island of Bintan. Inspired in part by European salons of the 18th and 19th centuries, the property fuses Old World grandeur with breezy tropical charm. Guests can curl up on a leather sofa and sip tea out of fine china at high tea in the posh dining room, or chill out by the 165-foot infinity pool while gazing at the South China Sea through the swaying palms. The 30 villas and suites are filled with Asian artifacts, textiles and artworks, set against contemporary black and white decor, and all have soothing views of either the ocean or the manicured gardens. Herringbone hardwood floors, bamboo screens and gleaming chrome fixtures further lend the hotel a Europe-in-the-tropics vibe. Hobnob with the other guests before dinner in the swanky bar, where the resident mixologist will whip up whatever cocktail your heart desires (part of the bar’s fun “no menu” concept), then retire to the stunning Tasanee Grill, an alfresco restaurant right beside the pool that serves fancy versions of Thai street food and fresh-caught fish.
In the Area
Discover the world of Bintan below the water on a dive trip with Tasik Divers, a local outfit that takes visitors in speedboats to explore the coral reefs around Bintan, as well as farther out to Mapur Island. Practice your swing on one of the golf courses in the northern part of the island; Ria Bintan offers 18 stunning holes facing the South China Sea, along with a lush nine-hole forest course. Afterward, nosh on some of Bintan’s renowned seafood at one of the traditional kelongs (restaurants on stilts), where you can try such local specialties as chili crab, steamed fish, drunken prawn and “Gong Gong”: pearl conch, a Bintan delicacy. The Kelong Seafood Restaurant at the Nirwana Resort Hotel is an upscale version offering spectacular sunset views.
How to Get There
I stayed at Sanchaya in june 2019 with my two boys (5 and 13) and we had the most amazing time. From the moment we stepped out of the ferry until we left the island everything was picture perfect. Everyone was kind, friendly and knew us by first names.
Food was delicious and we couldn't pick a better place to stay.
We stayed in one of the "huts" and it was so pristine, relaxing and well appointed.
Service was perfection and the fact that they handle your arrival, luggage and passport control was absolutely priceless.
One of the best boutique hotels we have stayed at and would definitely recommend tis piece of heaven to anyone visiting the island. It was great and quick escape from busy Singapore.
Thank You Sanchaya for amazing stay and your attention to details!
We chose The Sanchaya for the beautiful estate and tastefully curated furnishing to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary.
The colonial style hotel lived up to its name with good food and impeccable service.
Everything was wonderful until our suite had a post midnight power failure, even the phone was not working. We couldn’t neither call for help nor walk to the lobby as our villa was not within the same building.
We were stranded in the middle of the night with no electricity and had to sleep through a humid and hot night.
We accepted the GM’s apology and explanation about the unfortunate situation since such incident was not within their control.
In hindsight, we chose such an esteemed establishment to avoid such disappointment and left feeling less than when we came.
Couldn’t ask for a better experience. Magnus and team really made our two nights feel like we were part of the family. From the time our ferry arrived in Bintan to the very last moment we departed it was the most personalised service imaginable.
The lagoon view villas were perfect for my wife and I, just far enough away from the main building but not too far to walk. Room was exceptionally appointed and spotless.
Every meal and drink that we ordered was perfect. Fresh fish of the day was outstanding. And do yourself a favour and try the spicy pineapple margarita!!
All in all, an amazing experience that I can wholeheartedly recommend. A special thanks to Joreon, Abib and the entire bar staff.
Went for dinner with family to Sanchaya at Double Tree, Marjan Island. Absolutely amazing food, the Miso Cod was especially outstanding and the service was exceptional as well. Kudos to sous chef Satya singh, as also the Asst mgr Shambhu and our waiter Saurabh who were very very friendly and helpful.
The Sanchaya is one of the most amazing hotels I have ever been to! Immediately from the Ferry Terminal, they welcomed us with smiles and brought us to their private lounge. They were polite and very accommodating. I went with my family, so it was extremely fun for us to enjoy and relax by the beach! We found so many shells of different shapes and sizes and the beach was definitely the best beach I have ever seen.
We stayed at this hotel for 3 days, and were satisfied and comfortable.
The breakfast buffet was delicious as were the rest of the meals there. The Sanchaya also offers plentiful activities for various ages. They offer bicycles, archery, chess, and many more.
The Sanchaya is a hotel that I think that everyone who visits Bintan should go too. It left me and my family very contented and happy.