Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Montigo Resorts, Nongsa: A Paradise 45 Minutes Away From Singapore

Media Review

What’s 45 minutes away from Singapore and looks like a paradise?



Truth be told, I was really excited when the day of our 2D1N trip to Montigo Resorts, Nongsa came because I had seen so many beautiful photos of the place and I really needed a place to chill and rejuvenate after a busy start to the year. But I was also a little worried that I might be disappointed if the place didn’t match up to my high expectations. When we finally reached, it was not what I expected – It way exceeded my expectations! Here are 5 things I love about our Montigo Resorts, Nongsa experience:

1. It’s So Near To Singapore!

It was surreal that such a beautiful paradise lies just 45 minutes away from Singapore by ferry. Singapore is so busy and hectic, so to know that escape is readily accessible is really a happy thing. We took a ferry from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and arrived after 45 minutes at Nongsapura Batam Island Terminal. That’s how fast and fuss-free it is.


After clearing the immigrations, we were greeted by friendly staff from Montigo Resorts, Nongsa with a vehicle waiting for us. Complimentary transfers to the resort are included in your reservations.


2. Spacious & Luxurious Villa!

Montigo Resorts, Nongsa is a luxurious resort – All accommodation are in villa style with one to five bedrooms to choose from. I’ll let the photos show you how amazing our Two-bedroom Hill-top Villa was!

Our villa has three storeys and Level 1 is the living room, kitchenette and private lap pool (Yes, every villa has its own private pool!)


Taking the stairs up to Level 2 will bring you to the bedrooms! Both bedrooms come with attached bathrooms. There is one more bathroom on Level 1.


Master bedroom is gorgeous and spacious with a poster bed and a really huge bathroom with bath tub and separate standing shower and toilet. The seaview from the master bedroom is a treat! In fact, the whole villa has perfect seaview from every window in the villa!



The second bedroom comes with two single beds and perfect for my two girls.


Level 3 of the villa is an open terrace with abundant seats and a super amazing view. This is a great place for chilling out with drinks while watching the sunset in the evening. Love, love, love it!


The husband sunbathed there during the afternoon and got a really decent tan!


Unquestionably, the private pool was the highlight for everyone and we spent most of our time there during our stay. Even when I was not in the pool, I was sitting by the dining table next to the pool, watching my girls and immersing in the beautiful view.


3. Beautiful & Peaceful Paradise!

Getting around the villa is via buggy (Just call and a buggy arrives shortly at your villa) or you can choose to walk. We took a walk to the beach bar and jetty and fell in love with how beautiful the whole place was.


4. Family-Friendly Activities

Montigo Resorts, Nongsa is frankly not a resort where there are a hundred and one activities to choose from, but that was perhaps why we liked it so much. There was sufficient activities to occupy everyone without the need to rush. I like a holiday that allows us to chill and relax.

TIIGO Beach Club

Choose to hang around at the beach bar with a few drinks and play simple games.


Private Karaoke Room: BeltOut

I didn’t expect the private karaoke room to be so comfortable and cosy. We sang our hearts out for two hours! =P


Tilo Kids Club

This was one of the most rustic Kids’ Club I’ve seen in a resort – It’s not fancy or huge, but it is good enough for kids to hang around with staff to play with them. It is more suitable for younger kids though – My 9 and 12 year-olds didn’t exactly stay there much. Programmes are planned for the kids to keep them occupied though, and if you plan to go for spa, this is a good place to leave them for a couple of hours.


Montigo Spa

A resort is not complete without a spa! We enjoyed a one-hour private couple spa session and it was so good for our tired bodies!


Thai Cooking Class

The kids had one session of cooking class with the chef and they cooked our lunch for that day! I may be biased, but the food was good! And the kids had tons of fun!


In-Villa Dining

This was one of our favorite moments at Montigo Resorts, Nongsa! The staff came over to our villa to start up the fire and set up the dining table next to the pool, at about 4pm in the evening. At our agreed dinner time at 6.30pm, 3 staff consisting of one butler and two staff in-charged of barbecuing the food turned up with the food. I have to commend them for their exquisite and exemplary service levels! We felt super duper pampered throughout the dinner! I would recommend this experience to everyone who is going to Montigo Resorts, Nongsa because it is one-of-a-kind luxurious experience. The kids swam throughout the whole dinner, coming up for bites of delicious barbecued food now and then, while the husband and I just chilled and chatted. Drinks in the villa fridge were complimentary, so we wiped out everything. Haha! The dinner that evening felt like a perfect moment we might never forget. =)


We had the Surf & Turf Barbecue Set for two served to us, and it consisted of 120 gr beef tenderloin, marinated garlic 150 gr half spring chicken, marinated local spice 180 gr rosemary lamb chops 80 gr squid 160 gr king prawns 160 gr basil snapper fillet grilled selection is served with green salad, vegetables, fruit platter, mint jelly, dijon mustard, tomato ketchup, chilli sauce and coffee or tea. What a feast! The kids were also served beef bolognaise pasta each, which I believed were additional orders for them.


While the staff barbecued, our butler served us salads and appetizers, and made sure our water was always topped up quickly. The personalized service was top-notch! And the food served to us was so delicious, I loved every bite!


It was such a magical night!


5. Food & More Food!

We had 2 meals within the resorts during our stay and enjoyed both! Settled lunch at their Thai Chinese restaurant – Pantai Restaurant, and had their set lunch menu. Simple meal but I liked the ambience!


Breakfast is always a highlight for me on holidays, and Montigo Resorts’ buffet breakfast at Tadd’s Restaurant was sumptuous and good!


Finally, a compilation video of our 2D1N experience at Montigo Resorts, Nongsa! Enjoy!

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