The Sanchaya is an exclusive beachfront hotel on the Indonesian island of Bintan.
Styled as a grand colonial estate with lush landscaping and original furnishings, The Sanchaya offers bespoke beach side luxury. Everything in the estate has been customised, from the fragrance, to the dinnerware, to their unique blend of tea created exclusively for them by Ronnefeldt. The estate evokes the elegance and grandeur of sprawling governor residences of India, and guests can play games like croquet and lawn bowls, and indulge in English high tea. Every detail of the guest's experience has been thought out, from the iPad check-in, to the traditional games placed around the estate, to the personal journals guests receive to jot down their holiday memories.
The Sanchaya, which is Sanskrit for “collection”, offers a collection of 19 individually designed villas, and 9 suites offering a high standard of luxury with quality features, like Bang & Olufsen televisions and integrated sound and vision systems, Apple TV, iPads and 462 thread-count Egyptian cotton Percale bedding. The Sanchaya’s design and architecture combines elements of Southeast Asian culture, drawing upon its artefacts, stories, textures and tastes. Like a mosaic of Asia, each villa and suite has its own charm and character: a four-poster bed, antiques, a bathtub with clawed feet and Venetian blinds.
The restaurant serves Southeast Asian home-style food and at Sanchaya's Clubhouse you’ll find regular tastings of artisan cheeses and selected wines. The Sanchaya's Spa Pavilion Healing Garden has a team of specialists who grow healing plants from across the region to use in treatments. The resort has a large 40 metre swimming pool which stretches along the beachfront with views out to sea.
The hotel is a 45-minute boat ferry from Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, and an easy transfer for international travellers coming through Singapore's Changi Airport. Rates include express immigration from Singapore and custom clearance at Bintan ferry terminal, transfer, breakfast, Wi-fi access and maxi-bar access.
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
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