June school holiday trip with my #TravelMamas! This time, we heading to the Bintan Anmon Resort Glamping experience. Besides Instagramable glamping tents, there are a lot more kid-friendly places you can explore with your family.
Before that, you can go over to read about our last Desaru trip!
For reference, our trip booking is based on 32 pax. Rates and charges may be different.
Our itinerary for 3D2N, it’s a rough guide, once we have free time, we either let the kids go to Treasure bay to play or some stay in the room and play together.
Ferry To Bintan Bintan Anmon Resort
We booked the ferry directly from Bintan Resorts Ferries. We booked a round-trip Emerald class. Emerald class comes with dedicated & combined check-in for boarding and baggage. Priority baggage handling on arrival and assigned seats. Assigned seats are by the staff, it’s not according to the name list I gave them. The Emerald Class is perfect for big groups or for families with young kids because the priority check-in to and fro plus the use of Emerald Lounge definitely helps in managing noisy kids before boarding.
Anmon Resorts Glamping Tent and Food
They have complimentary transfer services (for details please email them) for us 32 pax.
And since we were early, we put our luggage in the lobby and went for our lunch which we pre-booked in advance. This is also where we have our breakfast every morning.
Overall room review: It can be very hot in the afternoon, but lucky there is aircon. If it doesn’t work, (happen to one of our rooms) just message the service desk people. They repair fast. Since this is a glamping tent, the soundproof is definitely not like a hotel. My friend can hear me raise my voice on my kids. :p Throughout our stay, only a few of my friends encountered noisy “neighbours” but lucky the noise stopped. You can also message the service desk to help with the noise level. They are willing to help.
If you have a special occasion, you can request the staff to decorate the room, at an additional cost.
We opted BBQ buffet for dinner for our 1st night in Bintan. For the menu selection we had, we paid about SGD$40 per adult and SGD$20 per child, aged 4-11 years old.
Treasure Bay Bintan
This is where we let our kids have fun for their 1st day and last day – Treasure Bay Bintan. It’s a 2-3 mins buggy ride from Anmon. You can walk but I don’t really advise because the sun is scorching hot during the day. Just make sure you cater 5-10 mins or even longer during peak hours for the buggy to come to you. You can choose to rent a bicycle or scooter from Treasure Bay Bintan for the rest of your trip.
They have various bundle packages for you to choose from, for our kids, we choose the Kids bundle. It costs about SGD$75.50 for 1 child. Anmon guests will have 20% off the package, but you must get the wrist tag from the Anmon front desk before going to Treasure Bay.
The bundle package can be used across all days during your stay if the activity is not utilized by your child. So do keep the paper properly if your child wishes to go back to play.
You can also take lots of Instagram-able photos over there, like what we did at the staircase to heaven.
Bintan Day Tour
I emailed Bintan Holiday to tell them my itinerary and requirements.
Safari Lagoi & Eco Farm Tour
This safari is unique, a very big area but don’t expect a lot of animals like a zoo. Most of the animals in Safari Loagoi are rescued animals. We rented a buggy with a guide(driver) to explore the whole safari, it’s recommended unless you are game for hiking.
You can feed the animals and observe most of them from near. You can see more in my IGS highlight.
After the Safari tour, we took the tour bus to Eco Farm which is just a few minutes’ ride away.
At this farm, the kids learn about the ecosystem of the black flies, feeding fishes, and trying fresh honey taken right from the beehives.
There are day and night mangrove tours but I choose day mangrove tours. I feel the kids will get to enjoy it more as there are a lot more things to see during the day. Night nighttime tour is to see fireflies which we did at Desaru.
Tips for the Mangrove tour:
– Apply lots of sunblock
– Drink plenty of water, they provide water too.
– Do not use an umbrella or hat (unless it’s very secure) because the wind is going to be very strong!
Lunch & Visit Lagoi Bay Plaza, Lagoi Bay Lake and Lagoi Bay Beach
We had lunch at their local restaurant – Cek Bakar. Food is pretty affordable, maybe because for us we only order fried rice, soup, steamed prawns, and omelette. So the total is about SGD$40.
As for the Lagoi Bay Plaza, there is nothing to shop. The plaza is like a dead town due to COVID.
The Lagoi Bay Lake it’s good for photo taking and the Bay beach is good for water sports if you are keen. So we just go there for lunch, buy a bit of snacks and do a bit of photo taking.
Dinner at Kelong Mangrove Restaurant
For our dinner on 2nd night, we decided to settle at Kelong Mangrove Restaurant. They seemed to be partners with Anmon as the staff were promoting at the entrance of the lobby. They provide free transportation to the restaurant which is a bonus for us.
It was a very interesting dinner, where we went back to the Mangrove place again, and took the (different) boat ride to the restaurant.
Despite the super hot weather, with just less than 2 hours away from Singapore, Bintan is still a good way to experience glamping and lots of activities for family and friends. While Bintan can be a bit pricey for families, the amazing experiences and less hassle holiday make it worth it.