You’ve probably heard of Montigo Resorts but do you know exactly what this stunning resort has to offer? Here’s how we spent our time here at the one and only Montigo Resorts!
In need of a break, but also not willing to spend a bomb on travelling to faraway places? For those who frequently go on staycations, you’re probably already sick of Sentosa. But what if I told you that paradise lies just a mere 45-minutes away from Singapore?
If you are seeking a family vacation, Montigo is for you. If you are looking for a romantic rendezvous with your special someone, Montigo is the place to be.
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To start off our journey, we assembled at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and took a 45-minute ferry ride to Nongsa Pura Ferry Terminal. This terminal is significantly less crowded compared to the Batam Centre Ferry Terminal, which meant that I was able to clear the customs smoothly.
Lesser Time Wasted = More Time to Relax!
By the time we cleared the customs, the Montigo Staff were already eagerly anticipating our arrival! After confirming our contact information, we then took off in their shuttle bus. Before you know it (and before your butts can warm the seats), we have already arrived at Montigo Resorts – in less than 5 minutes!
Upon arrival, complimentary welcome drinks were offered to us. The reception staff was very open to questions when we asked her about the complimentary WiFi at the resort.
She then gave us a number so that we can Whatsapp them whenever we needed their service, be it room cleaning or buggy services. This function proved to be very useful during our stay.
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Fresh Catch of the Day… In Our Tummy!
Since the official check-in time was at 3 pm, we decided to grab our lunch at Pantai Restaurant to kill some time.
Pantai Restaurant is known for its fresh seafood which is cooked in Indonesian style. The menu was so extensive that we took quite a while to decide on our orders.
Our seats were located in an open-air area which was sheltered, making the overall dining experience pleasant as we could feel a light breeze coming from the direction of the sea.
Our Temporary But Beautiful Home
As we stepped into our room, we were greeted with a stunning view of the coastal area! It was definitely a sight to remember.
The room was brightly lit by the natural light streaming in from the windows and the room also smelled like fresh linen, which gave the impression that the room was really clean.
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For my vacation, I stayed in the ‘Premier One-Bedroom Villa’, which is perfect for couples who want to have some alone time for the weekend! If you intend to travel with a larger group, Montigo Resort has villas with two, three, four and five bedrooms as well.
Private Infinity Pool
At the balcony, you will find a private infinity pool which provides an amazing view of the shimmering blue sea. Lounge chairs are also available at the balcony if you want to bask in the sun and laze around!
It’s Time for an Adventure!
Fortunately for us, the weather during our stay was brilliant with no sign of rain at all, which also meant that the weather was hot hot hot! We walked past the other villas and also explored the facilities that were available.
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Next, we headed to the beach to enjoy the pleasant sea breeze and the soothing sound of crashing waves. The beach was relatively clear of litter when we visited, so kudos to the resort for keeping the beach clean!
Shortly after we left the beach, we walked past Cafe Montigo and we couldn’t resist the temptation to grab some food.
Cafe Montigo is a quaint and cosy place for you to laze around, with amazing food of course! Several sofas and couches were scattered around the cafe for you to lounge on. For this meal, we ordered some cakes and coffee to satisfy our slight hunger.
I’m not a foodie so don’t blame me for my inadequate description of the food but I hope the pictures below bring justice to how good the food tastes!
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The jetty is a reasonably long stretch of wooden tiles that protrudes out into the sea and there were several pavilions connected along the walkway. The sight before us is one that is not to be missed.
Imagine the wind blowing at your face while you hear the soft crashing of waves as they approach the shore and recede thereafter. The breeze carries a lingering scent of the saltwater below as the sun slowly descends to paint the sky with an orange glow.
Wow, sounds magical right? Well, you must see it to believe it! Just pack your bags and head to Montigo already! This sunset is definitely one of the best sunsets I’ve seen in a long time.
The sunsets that you’ve seen at East Coast Park is nothing like what we had seen during our stay here. I mean, how can you enjoy a sunset when there are kids shouting and the distant ding-ings of bicycle bells?!
For dinner, we went to Tadd’s Restaurant, where they served all day dining.
Over here, we chose their BBQ Buffet, which is only available on Saturdays. The buffet spread features a wide selection of sizzling delights and it consists of stations for on-the-spot cooking of stir-fry vegetables/mushrooms and create-your-own-pasta. Some of the stations are located outdoors on a grass patch, which gives the place a campfire-like atmosphere.
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When we were there, we were pleasantly surprised to see a live band and it completed the whole dining experience.
Cocktail Under the Stars
Although we were stuffed after dinner, we still had a little room left for drinks so we headed for Tiigo Beach Club. The bar is mainly made up of outdoor loungers and cabana beds, and the place was adorned with neon lights, giving it a lively atmosphere! What better way to end off the day?
Choose from their wide selection of cocktails and signature spirits, along with some delectable bar bites.
As it got later into the night, the resident DJ took to the stage and transformed the whole bar into a dance floor for the guests to dance to their heart’s content under the starry night sky. We stayed here till it was time to say goodnight.
Another Day, Another Meal
To start our day, we went to Tadd’s Restaurant again for our complimentary breakfast. The buffet spread offers a wide variety of food items including freshly baked bread, omelettes (which were cooked on the spot), and even familiar food items like Waffles and Prata! You’ll be spoilt for choice when you are here!
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As the check-out time neared, we decided to have one last go at the beach. I really wished that we had spent a few more days at Montigo but the weekends are only so long. I made a promise to myself that I will be back here again, and of course, with a longer stay.
For this trip, I made my booking through WeekendGoWhere. Click here to check out their packages!
Special thanks to all the super friendly and helpful staff at the resort, who was always ready to attend to our needs. Throughout my stay, they have never failed to return my greeting with warm smiles.
Perhaps my stay wasn’t action-packed, but I’m proud to say that Montigo offers a wide range of activities for all to enjoy.
You can choose to go for excursions like the Mangroves Tour, take part in water sports, or even get a full body massage here! For families with younger kids, fret not because Montigo also houses a Kid’s Club for them to spend their time.
If you are keen on their activities, you can take a look at the range of activities that they provide here.