South-east Asia is a haven of luxury when money is no object. Baroque Villas finds a sumptuous beachfront villa on Bintan island that exceeds expectations…
Indonesia is one of those countries where those who can afford the ultimate luxury vacation will find exactly what they want. Bintan is an island paradise with azure seas, beautiful beaches and idyllic weather. So why not enjoy a stay at one of the island’s most expensive resorts, The Sanchaya?
The Vanda Villa, the resort’s four bedroom presidential suite is situated right on the beach, offering superlative service and every possible luxury amenity. There’s a butler on hand 24 hours a day, a personal chef in the fully equipped kitchen, a private infinity pool and even a separate guest house.
Bintan island is located just 45 minutes by ferry from Singapore. The Sanchaya resort on the island boasts its own private white sand beach. The Vanda Villa is set on part of this magnificent beach. International stars and celebrities and royal Middle Eastern families have called this exquisite villa home for a while, celebrating private weddings and other special occasions at the villa.
So what makes it so special, aside from its hefty price tag, which is $10,000 per night? The Villa Vanda is beautiful, decorated in neutral, earthy hues with Chinese-style cabinets, exquisite, rare artworks, customized Luzern bone china and Austian Riedel glassware.
The villa is named after Singapore national flower, the Vanda orchid, and its design is inspired by the city’s traditional black and white houses surrounded by tropical beauty. The villa features two levels, and offers four bedrooms with king-size beds and exquisite en suite bathrooms with showers and beautiful claw-foot baths where guests enjoy The Sanchaya Resort’s romantic bath ritual that includes candlelight, customized bath salts and a choice of champagne and chocolate strawberries, cheese and port, or canapés with wine or single malt whisky.
Aside from the magnificent surrounds and personalized service, guests are treated to in-villa massages with their choice of chakras oils, private yoga sessions with an instructor, cheese and wine tastings with the resort’s sommelier and other exclusive experiences.
Bedtime at the villa is no ordinary pastime, with a pillow menu that is so extensive that it defies description. We’re talking a choice of neck, body and reading pillows to suit every possible taste and provide the utmost comfort. And you don’t have to stay in bed to enjoy the various entertainment systems on offer, including a stunning Bang & Olufsen TV and sound system, Apple TV and iPads with a variety of pre-loaded movies.
The vast Sanchaya estate itself offers numerous exciting diversions for those villa residents prepared to venture further afield. There’s croquet, for starters, as well as an Olympic-size infinity pool, two restaurants and a beautiful bar complete with antique telescopes, porter chairs and other pieces that are reminiscent of a 19th Century Explorer’s club. Guests will enjoy The Sanchaya’s magnificent cheese, wine and cigar lounge, called The Salon and Library, which boasts a vast selection of books.