Covering a sprawling 300 hectares and more, fringed by a swathe of white sand beaches brushed by the South China Sea, the Nirwana Gardens in the north-west coast of the island of Bintan appears to have it altogether for the perfect holiday or the most romantic honeymoon.
This all-inclusive and self contained upmarket Resort offers beach activities, fun, natural forests, rest and recreation for the whole family. Nirwana Gardens is also where the annual Tour de Bintan has its Headquarters, where participants race across tracks within and from these extensive premises.
Approaching the main entrance of this resort hotel you will be welcomed by - surprisingly - huge statues of elephants. Elephants in Bintan? Well, yes. Though these pachyderms no longer roam free in the wild, but here in Nirwana Gardens you can, not only admire their life-size bronze statues, but you can also feed and ride on real living Sumatran elephants: such is the diversity and the fun presented by this resort for its guests. From activities at sea, outbound nature explorations and adventures, to playing Golf, - professional or otherwise- ; swim in the sea or in the swimming pool that comes complete with pool bar; go biking or trekking, just name it, they have it
And, to pamper your tastebuds are secluded Japanese and Thai restaurants, while the coffee shop serves Indonesian and International popular dishes. In the evening enjoy sumptuous Chinese style seafood in the "Kelong" restaurant that juts into the sea. Be accompanied by the soft lapping of waves, while you watch the twinkling of lights in the distance. And at the end of an exhausting day, relax with your favorite drink and music at the Calypso Floating Bar by the sea, or indulge in a soothing body massage at the Andindya Spa. All these are readily available for guests in the Nirwana Gardens own site.
Although Bintan receives plenty of tourists, you will not feel hemmed in since crowds will seem to quickly disappear among this wide expanse of land.
Nonetheless, for those looking for a facility to accommodate office meetings far away from disturbing phone calls, Nirwana Gardens also offers convention facilities in rooms for small groups of 20, to larger meetings for 2,400 guests at the Plaza. The Plaza is also popular for wedding receptions.
For detailed information and bookings, log on to : www.nirwanagardens.com