Name: Telunas Beach Resort
Telunas Resorts comprises of two Award Winning Island Resorts: Telunas Private Island and Telunas Beach Resort that lie just south of Singapore in the Riau Islands of Indonesia. The Telunas Beach is one of the most peaceful, beautiful areas imaginable and is a stunning picture postcard resort.
Why We Love This Hotel
Telunas Beach Resort is a luxury travel destination for couples and families alike, blending nature with the great outdoors, good food and exciting physical activities. The silky white sandy bay here is long, shallow and safe making it perfect for kayaking, swimming and paddle boarding. You can also try deck jumping for a big splash, or simply kick back and relax in a beachfront hammock at one of the 14 over-water bungalows.
On a private beach overlooking the South China Sea, this secluded resort is 39 km from Sekupang International Ferry Terminal in Batam. If flying to Singapore, it is easy to get to by taking the ferry from Singapore Harbor to Batam, and then a seamless transfer to the island.
Best Time To Visit
The summer months are a popular time to visit Telunas Beach Resort, with July probably being the peak month. The resort sometimes hosts school groups on weekdays from September to November, March and May which is worth bearing in mind; these are usually on weekdays though. Weather-wise, temperatures remain wonderfully constant all year round with April, May and June being the warmest months at around 28°C and January slightly cooler at 26°C. The evenings remain warm dropping to 23°C at night.
How To Get There
Most of the UK’s major airports including London Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham fly to Singapore directly. Some of the airlines include British Airways and Emirates with a travel time of just over 13 hours from London. Once in Singapore, getting to Telunas Beach Resort involves hopping on an hour-long ferry ride to meet the Telunas staff at Batam’s Sekupang Ferry Terminal. Then a quick walk across to another pier where you board a smaller boat that takes about 70-90 minutes to get you to Telunas Beach Resort.
Style & Character
The Telunas Beach Resort was built in 2004 and is located on the southern coast of a larger island called Pulau Sugi. Most of the resort is built entirely over the water and connected by wooden planks, similar in appearance to the fishermen’s huts that you often find in this part of the world. The resort oozes rustic charm, offers very comfortable chalet style bungalows, and the staff make you so welcome that you feel like part of the family.
Service & Facilities
There is plenty to do with resort activities including hiking, low ropes, and a wide variety of water sports. Going to the beach where the beach club is, you can rent a stand-up paddleboard or kayak and play other games like table tennis. No day is complete however without a jump off the high deck which you can do during high tide – great fun! For something a little less energetic, guests can also tour the aquaponics garden or in the evening enjoy a bonfire under the twinkling stars. For families, both children and adults are well looked after as the child-friendly staff go out of their way to ensure that both have a truly unforgettable stay. There really is something for everyone.
Telunas Beach Resort has a total of 14 overwater guest rooms which consist of three distinct room options – chalets, chalets with balconies and deluxe rooms, all inspired by the local Riau architecture. The most popular are the two types of stand-alone chalets, each with their own unique furnishings and decor. All are quiet and spacious offering incredible views such as the Telunas cove or sunsets over the surrounding islands. There is no air-conditioning as the open air design helps allow for natural cooling from ‘wind conditioning’ using the sea breeze and ceiling fans if desired. The chalets also have pullout hammocks which provide a perfect retreat to kick back and read a good book, whilst listening to the gentle sounds of the ocean beneath you.
The outer corner chalets overlooking the Telunas Private Island are quieter and have more panoramic views. A ‘chalet with balcony’ is particularly special; chalet number 1 offering a particularly great view and plenty of privacy.
Food & Drink
From breakfast to dinner, the food served at Telunas Beach Resort is fresh and delicious. A kenthongan gong draws hungry guests to the main dining area which offers an eclectic mix of well balanced local and international cuisine, served buffet style. Vegetarian options and children’s meals are also available and the culinary team are more than happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements. For something really special, experience a magical candlelight beachside dinner or the sunset from the over-water dining room and lounge – out of this world. An absolute ‘food highlight’ though has to be catching fresh fish from the decking and the kitchen staff cooking it for you for lunch – what an absolute treat!
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