Every time I bring this name up, the boys would have their eyes lit up.. The fond memories of diving into our own personal pool still resound in their thoughts... We still could not believe that paradise is just a mere 30 mins for Singapore.
We had introduced you the villas of Montigo resorts... Now it is time to showcase their supporting cast; the facilities around this wonderful getaway.
The first thing you would see at the entrance is the lone tree that acts like a pretty canvass to a world of pure bliss. The lobby is situated at the side with ample seats.
Do note that check in time is at 2 pm. So if you choose an earlier boat ride, you might end up waiting a bit for check in.
|Olio kids club|
|Kids club level 2|
|Wrong way up!|
|Roam about the club|
|Ops a crack ...|
|More play, yeah!|
|Tiigo bar and pool|
|No Kids Please!|
|Main swimming pool|
Should you require a little retail therapy, there is a small shop located near Tiigo. You can also plan a trip to one of Batam malls via their complimentary transfer to town. Do check with the resort on timing and availability.
There are other activities you could do outside the resort. They include Sunset cruises, jungle trek, Golf Batam tour, Kampong adventure, water sports and more. We decided to skip those for now as we simply could not resist the allure of the resort to do the rest of the stuff.
|Asian and Western fare|
|Panta @ Montigo|
Taste wise, we reckoned the food is as good as it can get.
Alternatively, you could opt for Chinese/ Local seafood at Panta.Panta is located one floor below the lobby.
In all honesty, this was probably the major letdown of Montigo. The beach was almost nonexistent. . At high tide the tiny beach looked pristine. Reality set in when the tides recede and the ugly dark sands dominate the landscape. It would be great if this could improve.
It will definitely raise the profile of Montigo as a great seafront getaway WITH a beach, rather than just a great seafront getaway... PERIOD.
For those thinking if they should book a hilltop, hillside or seafront villa ( with or without a spa villa) , below is a comparison of the villa locations with the hilltop villas on the right and the seafront villa on the left.
In terms of room sizes, they are similar in this 88 villas compound. In terms of privacy , the seafront will be the most private followed by the hilltops.
To clear all doubts, the villas are the undisputed STAR of Montigo Resorts.
|Montigo Resort villas|
And if you do buy them, we would be most willing to rent it from you for short escapades from Singapore. Otherwise we could always give up our daily milk supply and save for it...
|Buy a piece of Montigo|