Need a break from the buzz of the city? Relax and recharge at this serene private island that also has an infinity pool and an overwater spa
Our weekend hit list of hot new restos, hip watering holes and wild parties is pretty much never-ending, but sometimes, we all need a lil’ escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you’re hankering for a quick relaxing beach vacay without having to shell out the big bucks, you’ll wanna hear about Telunas Private Island. Just a short ferry ride from Singapore, Telunas Resorts in Batam has everything we need in an island getaway. Here’s what you can look forward to.
Snooze over the sea
With oceanfront villas built on wooden stilts over water and furnishings made from upcycled wooden boats, all of Telunas Resorts is definitely all about the rustic charm of a kelong. Catch some zzz’s in peace and privacy (plenty of space in between villas!), and wake up to spectacular views of the sea.
Indulge in an Indonesian-meets-Western feast
What’s a beach vacay without yummy grub? Tuck into nosh that blends the best of Indonesian and Western cuisine, with a menu by Executive Chef Surya. Dig into both local delights like ikan gurame bakar (grilled carp), and popular Western desserts such as panna cotta. If you fancy a more unique experience, opt for a romantic candlelight dinner by the beach, or venture by boat to a nearby village for an authentic island meal.
Go on an adventure…
Dip into the island’s infinity pool, or go for a 2.8km jog around the private island. If you prefer something a little more intense, try standup paddle-boarding on the ocean and give your core a good workout. At nightfall, gaze into the on-site telescope for a glimpse of the nightsky.
Or just chill out with a massage or two
In case sleeping in an overwater villa isn’t relaxing enough, how about a personalised massage in the privacy of your own villa? Get rid of all the tension in your body with a good rubdown, or head to the brand new overwater spa (yep, you read that right!) for a full-blown pampering experience.
Oh, and did we mention? There’s absolutely no wifi to be found on the island, so we mean it when we say that you’ll be in for a total bliss-out.
Just for Honeycombers readers, book a stay for any time between now and June 30 at Telunas Resorts and mention this article in the comment section to get a complimentary extra 30 minutes on any spa treatment. For more info, visit their website.
Telunas Resorts, Imperium Superblock, Block B No. 35&36, Jalan Sudirman, Taman Baloi, Batam Center, Batam 29432, Indonesia, p. +62 811 7710951, e. [email protected]
This article is sponsored by Telunas Resorts.