On the very first day of 2014 a friend of mine joined us here for four days of holiday. I was happy because then I got a company to hang around with as J has to work during the weekdays.
Aunty C, that’s how the boys call her, arrived in the afternoon. As soon as she checked in to her room the boys and I went to pick her up. I have arranged a car for us to drive around Lagoi that day. The plan was to check out the Mana Mana Beach, which was now known as Nirwana beach. It is located inside Nirwana Garden area.
The car rent was IDR 20.000,- net per hour (self-drive, excluding petrol). We ended up spending IDR 180.000 net.
Nirwana Garden is one of few resort areas in Lagoi. Besides Nirwana Beach Resort there are other small resorts around as well as a Resort Center where people can have some food, shop or play bowling.
The Nirwana Beach Resort was so typical, the lobby screamed resort as we entered. There were a lot of things going on there, you can see it almost like a cluttered space with lounges, concierge desk, receptions, and many more. But the pool was huge and gorgeous, and the beach was beautiful. Unfortunately, the white sand couldn’t make up for too much reefs and sea weed on the shore. It was great to hangout or sunbathe but I don’t recommend to walk around without footwear there. The beach wasn’t good for swimming either. However location and situation wise, it was a beautiful starter to our beach adventure in Bintan.
I was so out of shape it was difficult to take a picture as no right angle could cover up my ballooning. Actually the whole pictures during this holiday were kind of wake up calls that I really needed to shake those extra weight away and get back to my old body.
The day was closed with seafood feast at the same restaurant J, the kids and I went to on our first day in Lagoi, Bintan.
- If you are looking for a car to rent, there is a small market and a food court there popularly called Pujasera, where you can find people who rent their car. I have a recommendation if you need any. Just shoot me an email or contact me through this blog I couldn’t post the phone number here for privacy reason.
- The normal rent is somewhere between IDR 20.000 – IDR 30.000 net per hour (self drive, excluding petrol). Please note the nearest gas station is in Tanjung Uban, 30 minutes drive from Lagoi.
- You can also use an official company to drive around, which is Indo Rent.