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The Sanchaya

Hotel Highlights

  • Luxury beach resort designed to reflect colonial grandeur
  • Houses a collection of South East Asian artworks and artefacts
  • Surrounded by rainforests and mangroves where you can spot monkeys and monitor lizards

The Sanchaya - Luxury Hotel Retreat on Bintan Island

An exclusive beachfront estate on the beautiful island of Bintan

A tropical island paradise on Bintan’s northern shore, The Sanchaya fronts an ivory-coloured beach with stunning views of the sea. With twenty one private villas and nine suites, all the accommodation is adorned with hand-picked treasures and fascinating artefacts that reflect the varied cultures of South-east Asia. With all-day dining, a wonderful spa and a large olympic size pool, this is without doubt, Bintan’s most captivating place to stay.

Facing a crystal-clear turquoise sea full of playful dolphins and graceful turtles, The Sanchaya is surrounded by rainforest and mangroves rich in exotic animal life. The villas are a successful mix of colonial and contemporary style that creates an atmosphere of both elegance and warmth.

Take the opportunity to discover the wildlife on a mangrove discovery tour or go island hopping to Senggarang and Penyengat Islands to see ancient temples, palace ruins and tombs. Visit a traditional Indonesian village or ‘kampung’ and on returning to The Sanchaya, indulge in a spa treatment before enjoying an aperitif in the coziness of the salon and library.

  • 30 rooms
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 floors

The rooms

Junior Suite

Sleeps: 2 People.

Located on the upper floor of The Great House, each of the Junior Suites feature a large balcony that overlooks the impressive 50-metre infinity pool and the ocean beyond.

Complimented by curated artefacts from around Southeast Asia. As unique as you are.

Lawan Village

Sleeps: 2 People.

Our seven one-bedroom villas all feature a spacious verandah overlooking the estate’s serene lagoon. Curated art pieces add a touch of brilliance to the cool spaces.

The Thai-inspired villas are the perfect place to chill out after a day of sunning by the pool, or luxuriate in the free-standing Lefroy Brooks bathtub.

Sanchaya Suite

Sleeps: 3 People.

Situated on the upper floor of The Great House or more privately nestled throughout the estate.

Enjoy the fresh ocean breeze as you while away the hours on your private verandah with breathtaking views and direct beach access. Each with its own separate living room complete with armchairs and sofas you can sink into, and a desk when you are feeling more industrious.

2 Bedroom Villa with Beach Access

Sleeps: 5 People.

Because sometimes island escapes are better shared with special friends or family. These very spacious beach residences feature a central living and dining room, two bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms.

The roomy verandahs boast direct beach access and overlook our tropical gardens or the ocean.


Sleeps: 6 People.

Cocoon yourself and your family and friends in the private Leelawadee compound. Three spacious one-bedroom villas are set around a 17-metre swimming pool.

Each villa features a spacious living area and a verandah overlooking the tranquil estate gardens and lagoon. There’s also a private dining area set on a spacious teak deck by the pool. Relish an intimate dinner cooked by one of the estate’s talented chefs.

Vanda Villa

Sleeps: 8 People.

Our stunning standalone beachfront residence takes luxury to the max. Inspired by Singapore’s classic black and white houses with a modern twist, Vanda features a large, cool indoor living space.

Privileges for booking the Vanda Suites includes: Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Chef choice menu) | Nightly pre dinner cocktails and canapés | Daily replenishment of the maxi-bar (snacks, soft drinks, juices and local beers) | Espresso machine and a fine selection of Ronnefeldt leaf teas | Private 1 hour yoga session | Express immigration upon arrival & prior to departure at The Sanchaya Lounge | Complimentary private transfer between Bintan Resorts Ferry Terminal and the estate

An extensive 90 square-metre upstairs verandah is where you can kick back and enjoy the magnificent ocean views with your family and special friends. Did we mention the impressive 12-metre infinity pool, the private kitchen and dining room that seats eight and the guest cottage? Not to mention the dedicated service, always on call. Whether celebrating a milestone birthday, a family reunion, or a secluded getaway, channel your inner Gatsby, Vanda-style.


Key Features

Air conditioning


Exercise gym



Wireless internet connection


24-hour room service

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  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Breakfast
  • Catering services
  • Child programs
  • Children welcome
  • Coffee shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Exercise gym
  • Family plan
  • Flip charts
  • Free local calls
  • Free parking
  • Gift/News stand
  • Grocery shopping service available
  • Handicap Parking
  • Jogging track
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Lounges/bars
  • Massage services
  • Meeting rooms
  • oudoor
  • Parking fee managed by hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Shuttle to local attractions
  • Turndown service
  • Valet parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Water sports
  • Wireless internet connection

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bathtub
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Color television
  • Data port
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking
  • Remote control television
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Speaker phone
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • Wireless internet connection

  • Fine dining
  • Golf
  • Jogging trail
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Wine tasting


This hotel has been awarded:

  • Top 50 Resorts in Asia - Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award 2017
  • 2015 Hot List: The Best New Hotels in the World - Conde Nast Traveler
  • It List 2015: the Best New Hotels on the Planet - Travel + Leisure
  • Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report 2015 - Andrew Harper
  • International Hotel & Property Award for Design (Hotels under 50 rooms) - International Hotel & Property Awards
  • The 2015 Luxe List - DestinAsian

Dining Room

Cuisine type: International

Meals served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The all-day dining option lets you eat when you are hungry- rather than at allocated mealtimes. The restaurant serves a la carte breakfast- lunch- afternoon tea and dinner. Ingredients are market-fresh- while the wine list includes a selection of vintages from the cellar.

Tasanee Grill

Cuisine type: Thai

Meals served: Dinner

The poolside Tasanee Grill serving Bangkok street cuisine in a beach setting where guests can enjoy afternoon tea and learn about the special blends of tea available in the resort

The Salon and Library

Cuisine type: International

Meals served: Lunch, Dinner

Located in The Great House The Salon and Library offers a wide collection of rare vintage wines and finest cheeses as well as a selection of cigars from Cuba and beyond all of which can be enjoyed in luxurious comfortable surroundings with sea views

The Bar

Cuisine type: International

Meals served: Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a rarely used Full Club Service delivery for cocktails and beverages at The Bar. Barmen will set up a jack tray next to the guest and their preferred cocktail is built shaken or stirred next to them offering a service that is revived from the days of gentlemen clubs and private estates.

If you’ve ever wondered where serenity lives, look no further than The Sanchaya. Laze by the pool, wander the pristine beach or, for a truly rejuvenating experience, treat yourself to a day at the Sanchaya Spa. A variety of options are provided, including traditional Balinese massages, a state-of-the-art fitness facility and a yoga pavilion. Enjoy the fresh morning breeze as you enter your own beach sanctuary with private yoga sessions on the beach, or enjoy a deep tissue, hot stone massage in the privacy of the treatment rooms. No matter what you decide, you will leave The Sanchaya Spa feeling relaxed, refreshed and revitalised.


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