Pulau Pangkil Resort, a Great Escape on a Private Island


Have you ever dreamed of escaping to a Robinson Crusoesque island just for fun? If everyday life in a big city starting to wear you down, it might be a good idea to run away to a small private island. And if you are living in Singapore, you are in luck because you can visit Pulau Pangkil Resort for that.

A playful treehouse on Pangkil. via pangkil.com

There are indeed lots of private island resorts near Singapore. Pangkil somewhat stands out because of its great location, beautiful natural condition, and world-class services and amenities. Here is all you need to know about Pulau Pangkil, an exclusive resort in Riau Islands.

Location and how to get there

The Pangkil Island. via pangkil.com

Pangkil Island is located to the southwest of Bintan Island. It is roughly two hours and 40 minutes away from Singapore. To make it simple, let’s say that you need three hours to get to the island. From Singapore, you need to hop on a ferry to Telani Port in North Bintan. From there, you will be picked by the resort’s boat to the island. The overall trip is usually enjoyed with nice sea panorama all the way.

The Villas

A big villa in Pangkil. via pangkil.com

Most of the villas (or palaces, as they call it) are constructed using driftwood and salvaged wood. You can also see a massive use of bamboos here. There are several driftwood palaces, each has two king-size beds. You can also enjoy the treehouse, located just a few steps from the sea. Even with limited space, this treehouse has a beautiful view of the sea.

Activities and amenities

stand up paddleboarding at Pangkil. via pangkil.com

There are lots of activities you can do in this resort. On land, you can try beach volley, boules, jogging on a jungle trek, table tennis, board games, billiard, or lounging. On the sea, you might enjoy kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, snorkeling, and sailing. You can also enjoy free wireless internet connection, high-quality sound system, or projector and screen. The resort does not provide television for the guests.


Pangkil Island Main House. via pangkil.com

In Pangkil, individual as well as group are encouraged to book. Individual bookings will be priced at SGD330++ per adult SGD120++ per child (4-13 years old) per night. If you come in a group, the rate per night starts from SGD3,680 for up to 10 adults to SGD11,873 for 50 people. The resort requires a two-night minimum stay and three nights during some public holiday.

A lovely hut. via pangkil.com

Pulau Pangkil Resort is a great place to stay if you want to enjoy nature on a small private island. It is in the middle of the ocean and yet you can still enjoy exclusive amenities and services.

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