i was looking for a private villa to organised a short weekend family getaway of 3D2N for 14 adults 2 kids without hassle of flights and research took me to this nice Ombak villa in Bintan. We were smitten by the video and pictures from website. Although still were reserved about whether it will look and feel as good in reality, we decided to take a leap of faith.
Let me tell you, once we reach there, the reality goes way beyond our expectation. The villa was an absolute beauty and everything looks exactly as advertised if not better. Owners really put in quality equipments that costs e.g.: SUP with paddles (carbon fibre), Kayak, bouldering wall, table tennis table. even the sun tan, insect repellants, shower amenities are of quality standard. As our stay were short, we didnt bother to explore other areas as there is too much to do in the villa. Water polo, badminton, table soccer, some hammer and ball game (Croquet?) elderly could play as well, frisbees, football, volleyball, beach exploration (you almost have privacy on entire length of beaches right infront of doorsteps!), some booties, lifevests were available too if you wanna snorkel. Owner has done an impressive manual of kayaking route and SUP (Stand UP Paddle) instructions that is very useful! we explore the mangrove route with our two little munchkins and had a bit of NatGeo experience with them which they love it very much.
Food was a non-event for us too as we had very talented chef Siti and Villa manager Epi who dished up delicious foodfare for our daily meals. Do note that meals need to be pre-plan before your trip as they need lead time of 2-3 days to shop for ingredients given that marketing is a challenge there as the nearest market to villa is an hours drive. Wet weather program if required, there is a nice train sets which my 2 lil ones could spend hours playing with it. there are books to read too, some board games are available as well although you may want to bring your own card/board games too. we were very much self contained as we brought in bottles of wine, some bintan beers and whiskey.
There is nothing negative to speak of although if i want to nitpick would be:
1.bring your own seafood from Singapore if you can for chef to cook. they taste better
2. sandflies. they do exist although i wont say it bugs me alot. so listen to the villa manager Epi when she ask you to put on insect repellant when going out the beach. she is serious.
3. we saw a few damaged 'wooden hammer' from the croquet game which left only about one fully functioned one so like to ask everyone here to please help take care of the equipments as if it was your own so other guests can enjoy.
Dishes that we love best:
1. Beef Rendang
2. Chicken kalasan? (like ayam penyet) with the fried shredded cocount)
3. Curry Sayur (curry vegetable)
4. Sambal Prawns (lovely)
5. Omlette with veg
Like to express my greatest appreciation to Siti and Epi for making our stay a memorable one and i will definitely go back again.
The villa is directly facing the ocean and sunset view with an amazing garden... You can't really go wrong if u are looking for a peaceful and restful villa. The villas are spacious and well equiped with everything u need and it also come with aircon and ceiling fan. Staff and the owners were super friendly and helpful. Definitely recommended if you are looking for premium accommodation, but yet not want to feel like you are in the crowd. I will recommed for a small group/ multi family or girls trip!
We spent a fantastic weekend here celebrating two 30th birthdays with a big group of friends. It is a beautiful villa and a great setting. The staff were the best - lovely, helpful & accomodating, they had all the answers & nothing was a problem. We enjoyed paddle boarding, pool time, beers, BBQs and lots of laughs. Highly, highly recommended.
Villa Ombak was the perfect weekend getaway for our two families! It is spacious, comfortable and modern with tons of amazing features. The kids loved the huge pool, climbing wall, ping pong and fusball. They also loved collecting shells and crabs on the beach just steps away. The adults loved the stand-up-paddle boards and in-house daily massages arranged by the fantastic villa manager. The owners were amazing - very helpful and responsive, offering lots of tips to make sure we made the most of our stay. We loved it and I would definitely go back!
Beautiful location, private beach, fully equipped house, catering to kids and adults alike. There's a restaurant next door where you can eat or else cook at home - all condiments provided. The live in housekeeper will buy groceries on request. Masseurs are available to come for massages in the privacy of the house. Fantastic self contained holiday option.
The villa was amazing! Great location, lovely beach front, pool was fantastic, along with the playroom, kids toys and wonderful staff who took great care of us.
Can't recommend this villa more! Such an easy getaway from Singapore and it felt like we were further away.
Nori was great in helping us out in planning our trip and making recommendations.
We had 6 kids under 8, and they absolutely loved it!
Had a wonderful stay at Ombak Villa from 24-26 Dec.
We had a group of 13, age range from 14 - 80.
Arrive at Ferry Terminal and was greeted by driver who pick us up and drove us to the villa.
Epi, the Villa Manager was friendly and can speak both English and Mandarin, so even my mother in law has no problem communicating at all. Epi was friendly and helpful. She helped us to arrange for activities and dinner at kelong and even offered to help us buy some groceries on her way to villa on the next day.
Siti was is staying at the villa is also very friendly and helpful. Oh and she made great coffee. She helps to prepare our breakfast as well.
The villa is clean and well furnished. It is just a stone throw away from the sea with very nice view. There are kayak in the villa for us too but I guess we went at the wrong time, it was low tide in the day and high tide at night, so we didn't get to kayak at all. But we all had a wonderful time at the private pool in the villa.
Just beside the villa is a restaurant and convenience shop, so food is not a problem and they deliver to our villa too.
For those who are travelling with toddlers or young children, you don't have to worry as they have high chair and playpen in the villa and lots of toys and drawing materials for the young ones to entertain themselves while you can sit at the deck to enjoy the sea breeze.
Overall, our group has enjoy our stay very much and would definitely arrange for another trip back to Ombak Villa !