Nikoi Island : A resort playground near Singapore
Read about this in a magazine. A simple out of town resort in a privately owned island off Bintan.
Nikoi is a 15 hectare island about 85 km from Singapore. It takes about 2.5 hours to travel by boat from Singapore (first travelling normally from Singapore to Bintan and then doing a change to another boat to Nikoi). The usual sea sports such as swimming, snorkelling, fishing, kayaking, sailing are available in this island. Also the usual beach games are available too.
The main idea in this island is a complete get away with natural living. Interiors will introduce you to barefoot luxury at its very best. With vaulted ceilings, electric fans and king sized beds resplendent in luxurious white cotton sheets draped with generous mosquito nets. Ensuite bathrooms have modern fittings set amongst natural stone and wood. Each beach house has an iPod speaker system. Whilst free of telephones, computers and fax machines there is excellent mobile phone reception on the island should you wish to be contactable.
Meals can be enjoyed in the privacy of your own beach house, the clubhouse restaurant or under a shady tree on the beach. And for those seeking total seclusion, a day trip can be organised to one of the nearby deserted islands. The fixed menu will change daily according to the seasonal availability of local ingredients from nearby markets. The emphasis will be on fresh ingredients and simple cooking. Barbequed seafood, local dishes and tropical fruits will feature prominently on the menu. A reasonably priced selection of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks is available. The barman is famous for his pina coladas and magheritas.
The pictures on the web site look my kind of holiday break. There is also a high resolution set of pictures on Flickr.
It is not really cheap either. A check on the booking site see prices such as SGD 300 for a one bedroom house to SGD 700 per night for a 3 bedroom house. Fixed priced menus will be $80++ per day per adult and $40++ for children (under 4 years old free).
And it is fully booked for Xmas and New Year. Anyone say we have a financial crisis ??? 🙂