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Bintan & Batam: Stay with Ferry

From: Groupon Singapore

Bintan & Batam: Stay with Ferry
  • 19 Dec 2015
  • 14 Dec 2015
  • Nov 2015 to Dec 2015
  • SGD149
  • Gideon Hotel Batam studs itself into the grounds near Batam City Square; Bintan Cabana Beach Resort is an oceanfront island retreat on Trikora Beach.
  • Indulge in bargain-hunting and retail therapy with Batam’s offerings of apparel, crafts, and more at Nagoya Hill and Diamond City Mall, among others.
  • Bask in the tropical ambience of Bintan Island and crest the beaches atop a jet ski, explore the scenery of surrounding landmarks including the Banyan Tree Temple and Avalokitesvara Graha Temple, and more.

Fine Print
Book by Date: Dec 23, 2015.
Travel Period: Nov 13, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015.

Includes (for 1 person):
  • Ferry ticket (Singapore - Batam - Bintan - Singapore).
  • One night accommodation at Bintan Cabana Beach Resort (Deluxe Seaview Room) and one night accommodation at at Batam Gideon.
  • Return land transfer in Bintan and Batam (ferry terminal and hotel).
  • Daily breakfast in hotel.
  • Meals and activity as per itinerary.

Does Not Include:
Entry visa (if required), airport transfer, all meals not specified, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, porterage and tipping and sightseeing not mentioned.

General: Limit 1 Groupon per person per visit. Min. 2 to go. 2 Groupons per room, based on double occupancy. Passports must have a min. validity of 7 months from expiry date on date of travel. Visa application (where applicable) and personal travel documents are the sole responsibility of travellers. Rooms and ferry subject to availability. Present booking confirmation from hotel and passport(s) on arrival. Rate is inclusive of applicable taxes and service charges. See the rules that apply to all deals.

Policies: No refund or cancellations allowed upon confirmation of bookings. No-shows forfeit Groupon.

  • Single traveller: 1 Groupon + $80.
  • Batam + Bintan seaport tax (payable to Lokopoko): S$35.
  • Bintan weekend surcharge (Fri and Sat): S$25 per person per night.
  • Bintan peak season surcharge (Nov 9, 2015 - Nov 10, 2015 / Dec 24, 2015 - Dec 25, 2015 / Jan 1, 2016): SGD 20 per person per night

Redemption: All bookings must be made by Dec 23, 2015 and at least 7 days prior to check-in

Business registration: 200912688W

The deal
  • 3D2N vacation for 1 for $149 (up to $208 value)

Hotels at a glance

​Bintan Cabana Resort

Blessed with close proximity to the waves that hit the shores of Trikora Beach, the hotel offers a tranquil oceanfront escape within the tropics of Bintan Island. Retreat in tastefully appointed rooms with modern furnishings that overlook natural foliage or the vast view of the sea and take in the surroundings of your temporary abode.
  • Slip into the cooling chlorinated waters of the Bintan Cabana Beach Resort’s swimming pool or alternatively make your way down to the beach for some water sports and activities including snorkelling, kayaking, banana boating, and tours of the mangrove or surrounding islands.
  • To satisfy hunger, Asiana Cafeteria offers guests an array of local Indonesian, Western, and Oriental delights while Sun Moon Kelong Restaurant & Bar serves up a selection of fresh seafood picks prepared in several culinary styles.
  • Complete a serene stay with a trip to Oceanic Spa for hours upon hours of relaxing and invigorating spa treatments from massages and milk baths to skin-specific facials.

Gideon Hotel Batam

Smartly dressed in rich shades of blood and gold, this Batam stay settles into the vicinity of the Batam City Square mall, pleasing guests with too-heavy wallets and dreams of bargain hunting. Work vacations get a bit of help at the convenient business centre, following which, stressed bodies and stiff joints get their rewards with a massage or time in the sauna. Having had their fill of fun, sun, and the entertainment dens that line island streets, one might retreat to the sanctity of minimalistic rooms for a spot of people-watching via the 42-inch television screen.

Ferry schedule

Singapore to Batam
  • Times: 10.50am / 2.20pm / 4.50pm / 7.10pm (GMT +8)
Batam to Tanjung Pinang, Bintan
  • Times: 2pm / 3pm / 4pm (GMT +8)
Tanjung Pinang, Bintan to Singapore
  • Times: 5pm (GMT +7)

*Schedule for reference only, subject to changes and availability.

The room
  • Stay at Bintan Cabana Beach Resort and Gideon Hotel Batam
  • Max. occupancy: 2 guests per room

​Add-ons Triple-sharing:
  • 1 Groupon each
  • Stay with bed for child aged 2 – 11 years: $129
  • Stay without bed for child aged 2 – 11 years: $79

Bintan Island, Indonesia: What to see and do

A tropical paradise an hour away from Singapore, Bintan Island is where nature exists in harmony with the island’s history and the local culture. Let the gentle sea breeze and sounds of the sea envelop you with serenity as your feet sink into the fine sands of the beach. Inject some fun into your day with water sports like kayaking, snorkelling, and scuba diving. Holidaymakers may go island-hopping from the port at Tanjung Pinang, while golfers can improve their game at one of the five golf courses on the island, designed to harmonise with the natural scenery.

Charter a taxi or rent a car to take you to the town of Senggarang, which houses temples that date back hundreds of years, built by the Chinese people that settled here. Visit the 300-year old Sun Te Kong temple that honours the God of Fire and the Banyan Tree Temple, wrapped by the roots of the towering Banyan tree. After a day of exploration, head to the coastal area to dine in one of the seafood restaurants perched on stilts, where you can feast on gong gong, chilli crabs, drunken prawns, and steamed fish while enjoying a view of the open sea.

Batam, Indonesia: What to see and do

Located approximately 20 kilometres away from Singapore, Batam is part of the Riau Archipelago that stretches from the east of Sumatra to the south of Singapore, providing travellers with a quick weekend getaway within the convenience of the city. The island is a free trade zone teeming with duty-free shopping opportunities, and many of its malls are located in Nagoya, the main commercial district in Batam. Nagoya Hill is the crowning glory of the town, a three-storey development that has a mix of retail shopping, dining outlets, and a cinema on the top floor. Look out for international brands like Ralph Lauren, Ann Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as a number of shops selling local goods such as batik fabric, handicrafts, and kueh lapis.

You can hire a taxi to drive you around the island, which also boasts six golf courses, tropical beaches with watersports, and the Batam Miniature Park that features replicas of traditional houses unique to different provinces within Indonesia. Keep an eye out for the iconic structure of the Barelang Bridges that connect Batam to its neighbouring islands, a popular place for sightseeing and photography. After a day of exploration, refuel at one of the waterfront restaurants perched on stilts – also known as kelong – that serve fresh seafood like chilli crabs, sweet and sour king prawns, and gong gong, a type of sea snail typically found around the waters of the Riau Archipelago, accompanied by sips of refreshing coconut water straight from the fruit.

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