INDONESIA’S ULTIMATE ESCAPE – THE SANCHAYA
Less than an hour by ferry from Singapore lies the tropical paradise of Bintan Island in the Riau archipelago of Indonesia. A universe away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore, The Sanchaya offers the ultimate authentic escape on this beautiful island with its pristine white sand beaches, charming seaside villages and outstanding variety of designer golf courses and water sports.
Being a Legend Hotel part of Preferred Hotels and Resorts, The Sanchaya is a magnificent beachfront estate that will instantly relieve and revitalize mind, body, and soul. With colonial-inspired features and a picturesque, stately atmosphere, the property is a must to visit. Between breathtaking views of the South China Sea, a stunning white powder beach, delectable dining experiences, refined service standards, unique wellness activities, and 29 immaculate private suites and villas, it’s no wonder The Sanchaya has won numerous awards, including “Top Resorts in Asia” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice Awards for two consecutive years, 2017 and 2018.
Sanchaya means Collection in Sanskrit and reflects the resort’s amalgamation of Southeast Asian inspiration including the owner’s personal art collection. Inspired by the European salons of the 19th century, The Sanchaya cultivates highly refined service standards that pay homage to the attentiveness observed by artisans on a private estate. The elegant Dining Room, Library and Bar reference Southeast Asia’s rich history and culture blended with a vintage European refinement in its artworks, antiques, furnishings and spirit. Dining options are a celebration of international variety, paying homage to Asian heritage with colonial influences. The Tasanee Grill’s al fresco setting by the pool with open views to the South China Sea brings the vibrancy of Bangkok’s street food to this casually elegant setting. The Dining Room serves contemporary European and Indonesian delicacies in addition to an opulent à la carte breakfast in a welcoming relaxed setting which also enjoys views over the pool and out to sea. The Bar charms with its 1800s explorer club ambience and The Decanter is a spectacular glass-walled cellar with sea views for private dining or wine tasting with friends. The Sanchaya also organises private dining options in your villa and has 24 hour room service. For a special occasion, they will prepare a romantic beach dinner for two at a lovely beach table with candles close to the sea, cocooned far from the rest of the guests. The 50-metre pool is a wonderful central feature to the resort and perfect for invigorating laps or simple relaxation. The beachside yoga pavilion, gym and croquet lawn invite guests to be active and entertained while world-class wellness awaits at the Indonesian inspired Sanchaya Spa, offering a selection of artisan spa experiences influenced by Indonesian customs and traditions combined with outstanding products from the Sodashi skincare range.
Feel instantly relaxed with a step into the estate’s 29 awe-inspiring villas and suites that boasts elegant and inspiring designs with unbelievable details. A dedicated service team are always on hand to cater to every whim in addition to the indulgent touches of Egyptian cotton linens, a pillow menu, Malongo espresso machine, Lefroy Brooks bathtubs and walk-in showers, Aesop luxury bath products, and Apple TV and iPad with a wide selection of movies and music. The high-tech designer features provide the perfect modern day contrast to the colonial plantation charm of the estate. Suites offer balconies or verandas and direct beach access. Larger groups and longer stays can opt for the Two-Bedroom villa with its spacious layouts and sumptuous furnishings. Leelawadee and Vanda Villa are spacious villas set around private pools with verandas, private kitchens, dining rooms, and incredible ocean views.