Glamp at a tropical Blue Lagoon, just an hour away from Singapore

Stephanie Zheng
Producer, Travel Lead
Natra Bintan, a glamorous camping site in the exotic tourism hub of Bintan Island. (PHOTO: Natra Bintan)

SINGAPORE — Glamping remains some of the best way to experience adventure without going through the accompanying uncertainties of outdoor camping. If you reside in Singapore, you don’t even need to go far to experience glamping at an idyllic destination. Enter Natra Bintan, accessible a mere hour away from Tanah Merah Ferry Port.

Previously Canopi Bintan, Natra Bintan is more than just a rebranding exercise. Joining Marriott International Tribute Portfolio, the glamping resort is now part of a curated list of independent accommodations for the discerning travellers. With that, the glamping resort has up its game with better facilities and a slew of activities perfect for leisurely family getaways, adventure seekers and even corporate retreats.

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Outdoor shower area. (PHOTO: Natra Bintan)

Natra Bintan sits directly on the insta-worthy Crystal Lagoon, Southeast Asia’s first and largest man-made seawater lagoon. Guests can expect to enjoy water activities on-site, including family-friendly bumper boat-rides, water slides and wakeboarding. On solid ground, expect world-class golf courses, magnificent coastal views, private mangrove nature park, mini ATV for the kids and all-day dining at Patio, which incidentally, is also some of the best places in the compound to see the South China Sea sunset.

The tents themselves feature canopy beds, LCD TVs, mini-refrigerators, sofa beds, outdoor rainforest showers, fast Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Deluxe tents have generous main rooms and large whirlpool tubs or outdoor jacuzzi. If you like, you can even arrange a barbecue on your tent’s patio.

Tent starts at only around S$250 per night for the luxury it provides. I know where I’m going the next long weekend!

Natra Bintan overview. (PHOTO: Natra Bintan)

Natra Bintan is located at Jalan Raya Haji KM 01 Kawasan Pariwisata, Teluk Sebong Lagoi, Bintan Island 29152 Indonesia.