Since it was our last day at the resort, we planned to wake up early enough to be able to catch the sunrise and squeeze in as many activities as we could before having to leave. We wanted to go biking, take the nature walk, then maybe try the Laser Quest. Unfortunately, we were so comfortable under the covers that we absentmindedly snoozed our alarms four or five times, resulting to us missing the sunrise by almost two hours. By that time, all we could just think about was food, so we headed down to the restaurant for our complimentary breakfast buffet.
We filled our plates with pancakes, bacon, sausages and egg, then had cereals and chicken curry with rice too.
We forgot to take photos of the other food, so we resorted to just taking photos of each other just to capture the moment. =P
We scrapped our initial plans to try out the other resort activities and walked down to the main pool instead. We just had to. This view was just so inviting:
Only fifty-five minutes away by ferry from Singapore, Bintan Indonesia is quite a popular travel destination for Singapore residents. We’ve heard a number of good reviews about the small tropical paradise, so JR and I decided to take an overnight getaway for some rest and relaxation.
We booked a room at Bintan Lagoon Resort, and as soon as we got out of the ferry terminal, we hopped on the free shuttle service that took us to the resort.
All throughout the twenty-minute ride to the resort, we were greeted with lush greenery left and right. We had our eyes glued to the pretty view outside our windows the whole time that it made the journey seem shorter. We were just admiring the sight of wild monkeys lounging by the side of the road, when our bus finally turned into the resort entrance.
And as soon as we got off the bus, we were served cold refreshments and greeted with welcome dancers.
As I mentioned in my post about our Caramoan Adventure, we recorded bits and pieces of our escapade on video too. Almost two dozen sets of them were great visuals on their own, but I decided to dissect a few and mashed them into a four-minute music video to the tune of Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” (our official Bicol-Caramoan Getaway song).
It isn’t exactly bluray quality, but I believe it captured well how the island tickled our souls and turned our vacation into one cotton candy of an adventure. ♥♥♥