Cassia Bintan: This is why the resort appeals to young families, makes your Instagram feed amazing

By Elisa Chia   — March 21, 2019
  • Don't expect the same
    1 / 11 Don't expect the same

    A good Instagram feed makes your life look amazing, or so it seems. The folks behind Cassia Bintan obviously agree and did away with everything you have come to associate a beach resort with – the interior decor, at least.

    No, you’re not going to find the property awash in an earthy colour palette with extensive use of wood finishes and furniture. That’s too #sameoldsameold.

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  • Eye-catching murals
    2 / 11 Eye-catching murals

    Instead, this unconventional resort helps you step up your Instagram game with a riot of vibrant colours that will make you posts pop.

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  • Get your camera ready
    3 / 11 Get your camera ready

    We realised that once we arrived here for a three-day vacation.

    Caricatures on wall murals everywhere – by famous Indonesian artist Adi Dharma – screamed for our attention, as did the luggage trolleys in neon colours.

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  • Refreshing room decor
    4 / 11 Refreshing room decor

    And in our spacious two-bedroom apartment, our mood was instantly lifted by the fresh turquoise wallpaper and decor.

    Even the pots and pans in the kitchenette were in that hue, which inspired us to cook a meal for the fun of it.

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    We bought meat, seafood and vegetables from the resort’s Market 23, which is open 24 hours daily.

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  • Apartment style living
    6 / 11 Apartment style living

    Comprising five low-rise buildings, Cassia is positioned as the first modern apartment style resort in Bintan Island.

    We loved that we could enjoy creature comforts of both home and hotel. It would be perfect if it had an in-room washing machine and dryer, as well.

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  • Embrace the space
    7 / 11 Embrace the space

    Depending on your family size, you can choose between a one- and two-bedder. If you have older kids, you may want to opt for the loft units.

    Related: Where to stay with kids during Okinawa holiday: Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort

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  • Leave your floats at home
    8 / 11 Leave your floats at home

    Before the trip, we debated if we should lug along our giant unicorn float. The kids were disappointed when we left it at home – but guess what? This resort has it, as well as many other awesome floats!

    Related: Family travel hacks: Visit Maldives on a budget

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  • So much to do
    9 / 11 So much to do

    Besides the beachfront infinity pool at Cassia, guests can use the pools, join the activities and dine at its sister properties, Angsana (pictured) and Banyan Tree. They are all a fun buggy ride away, or short walk from one another.

    For instance, little ones from three to 10 years old can be left in the care of the Kid’s Club staff at Angsana, while parents go for a jet-ski ride or hop on an all-terrain vehicle.

    Don’t miss the free yoga group classes during sunrise (at Angsana) and sunset (Banyan Tree) – the views were definitely Insta-worthy.

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  • Feed the turtles
    10 / 11 Feed the turtles

    At Cassia, there are many free educational activities about the nature and environment for kids.

    Check the daily schedule for baby turtle feeding (pictured), nature walks and coral planting. There are nightly firefly tours, too.

    Related: Club Med Bintan Island resort: This is why it’s perfect for family holidays

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  • Ready, set, post!
    11 / 11 Ready, set, post!

    Aww, even the doughnut spread at the buffet breakfast is so Instagrammable!

    Now post your #fambam photos on Instagram, sit back and wait for the likes and comments to trickle in. #win

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    (Photos and videos: Young Parents)

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