A new hideaway private estate is slated to open in the northern shores of Indonesia's Bintan Island in the first half of 2013. Located on the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia, south of Singapore, The Sanchaya is an exclusive beachfront estate spread out over 1,300 hectares in the secluded Lagoi Bay area of Bintan.
The Sanchaya, which is Sanskrit for "collection", is a bespoke collection of 19 individually designed villas and nine suites, with features including Bang & Olufsen TVs and integrated sound and vision systems throughout, and 462 thread-count Egyptian cotton Percale bedding in all the guestrooms. The property is said to “bring together the very best examples of Southeast Asian culture; a region rich in artefacts, stories, textures and tastes, which share intimate connections with each other yet retain their own identities”.
Overseeing the design of the estate is Thailand-based international design firm, P49 Deesign. Meanwhile, Boonchai 'Lem' Sakulthamrak is the landscape architect; Carl Almeida and the team at P49 Deesign will oversee the interior design; and Jacqueline Le Sueur of the Inspirational Alchemy is the one in charge of the creation of the concept for The Sanchaya spa and its bespoke treatment menu.
The Sanchaya is set on the prime northern coast of Bintan Island, and will form a part of a wider development project for Lagoi Bay and its surroundings, which will add private residences, hotels and private estates, commercial spaces, a golf course, and an international airport, in addition to the existing domestic airport on the island.
Bintan is located 40 minutes by ferry from Singapore's Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, just 15 minutes from Singapore.
The Sanchaya is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Elite Resorts of Asia Pacific.