Banyan Tree Group Launches “The First Trip” In Bintan With VTL Opening From February 25

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From 25 February 2022, Singaporeans and Singapore residents can now look forward to revisiting Bintan as Singapore announces its first, and much-anticipated, Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) via sea between Bintan, Batam and the Lion City. In anticipation of the border re-opening, Banyan Tree Group is set to welcome guests back to its Safe Sanctuaries in Laguna Bintan integrated resort with “The First Trip” exclusive offerings at Banyan Tree Bintan and Cassia Bintan.


With the new Vaccinated Travel Lane, travellers from Singapore will be able to visit Bintan quarantine-free. Pre-departure and on-arrival tests will however be mandatory for entry to Bintan and Singapore. To ensure the safety of guests, associates and local residents, the island of Bintan and its collection of resorts will be segregated into international and domestic vaccination zones. While no inter-zone travel is permitted, international travellers are free to travel as they wish within the specified zone.


As travel gradually resumes, Banyan Tree Group invites travellers to take “The First Trip” out of their homes and rediscover the excitement of overseas travel. The campaign has been launched in other countries across the Group as destinations reopen, namely in Thailand, Mexico and the Maldives. From now until 27 May 2022, Banyan Tree Bintan and Cassia Bintan will be offering experiential 2-night stay packages, which are open for bookings and stays.


As an industry leader in sustainability stewardship and wellbeing, Banyan Tree Group pivots to purposeful travel post-Covid. Nestled amidst lush rainforests and a private beach by the South China Sea, Laguna Bintan will offer guests a selection of curated experiences, connecting them with nature and local culture. Travellers can enjoy scenic sights of Laguna Bintan on a bicycle tour, discover biodiversity on a guided nature trail led by the resort’s Sustainability team, and immerse in an interactive cooking class with resident Chefs. It also features experiential offerings, including destination dining, spa, golf, beach activities and sea sports.


In readiness for the resumption of travel, Laguna Bintan has spent the past two years enhancing its health and safety measures, keeping in line with global and national standards. The resorts and golf course have fully implemented Banyan Tree Group’s Safe Sanctuary Program, an integrated health and well-being initiative developed in partnership with Bureau Veritas and received the accredited CovSafeSG certifications in compliance with SG Clean and Indonesia’s CHSE (Clean, Health, Safety and Environment) certifications.


“Offering discovery and security, our resorts are ready for the return of international travel and we are thrilled to be welcoming our Singapore guests back to Bintan soon,” said Mr. Alpha Eldiansyah, General Manager of Banyan Tree and Cassia Bintan. “We have been working closely with Indonesia’s and Singapore’s governments to make this VTL happen, and to ensure that Singapore travellers have our integrated destination at the top of their minds for leisure travel again. This bi-directional and quarantine-free travel arrangement is a very positive start to 2022, and an indication that the travel and hospitality industries are on their path of gradual recovery.”


Banyan Tree Bintan – “The First Trip”

A sanctuary for the senses, Banyan Tree is an all-villa concept with private pools located in stunning destinations around the world. Each journey is designed to inspire a greater connection between self, others and nature, with Banyan Tree Group’s enduring commitment to sustainability woven through the experience.


At Banyan Tree Bintan, travellers can look forward to an array of privileges designed to experience the luxurious pool-villa resort at its fullest, including welcome drinks, daily breakfast and set lunches for 2 persons, and return car transfers from Bintan ferry terminal. Additional perks comprise a complimentary bicycle tour, a ranger trail experience and an Indonesian cooking class, as well as 15% savings at Banyan Tree Spa and 25% savings on visitor rates at the award-winning 18-hole course, Laguna Golf Bintan. Rates begin from SGD 990 nett per night on weekdays and SGD 1,090 nett per night on weekends for the resort’s Rainforest Seaview Villas.


For Reservations, visit
Email or call +62 770 693 100


Cassia Bintan – “The First Trip”

Designed for the young and young-at-heart, Cassia offers contemporary apartments, each with stylish living and dining areas, a compact kitchen, and hangout spots in the resort or beyond.


Exuding vibrant colours and local art, Cassia Bintan presents a two-night stay for friends and families looking to unwind, with daily breakfast, 25% savings on visitor rates at Laguna Golf Bintan and return coach transfers from Bintan ferry terminal. It also includes a complimentary bicycle tour, a ranger trail experience and an Indonesian cooking class. Rates begin from SGD 290 nett per night on weekdays and SGD 390 nett per night on weekends for the resort’s One-Bedroom Apartments.


For Reservations, visit
Email or call +62 770 693 111