The villa was perfect. We were 13 adults and a child, and there were 4 large bedrooms to accommodate all of us. The large living/dining area, the pretty pool area, and the family games room provided us with plenty of space to hang out for the weekend away from Singapore. The beach was just steps away from the porch, and the water was nice and still - perfect for paddle boarding and kayaking (which the villa provides). Tides come in the early morning and evening. Epi - the villa manager, also made sure to arrange our travel plans as well as our meal arrangements so our entire trip was well-sorted. We'd love to stay again.
My family absolutely love this place so much after our visit last year that we decided to return to Ombak Villa again this year for our annual family retreat. We had a total of 12 adults and 3 kids. Epi, as always provided and exemplary service throughout the stay, together with another part time helper. It was a pity that we are had to miss out Chef Siti's fantastic cooking due to Hari Raya Celebration. Nevertheless, we work out the meals with Epi throughout the stay.
On first day for lunch, we visited Lagoi plaza via a taxi booked through the holiday villa reception right beside ombak villa (50,000 IDR). Epi had suggested us to eat at Warung restaurant however, we kind of found Cek Bakar instead and ate there which is also indonesian food. Food was generally good and reasonably costed around SGD10 to 15 per pax. (you may skip the bbq fish which we didn't like) We decided out of convenience to order dinner delivery from Cek Bakar as well with transport charge of 150,000IDR too before we return back to Ombak villa via a taxi booked from Lagoi plaza entrance (70,000 IDR)
Subsequent days we had bought our own ingredients to DIY cook simple fares like steamboat, pizza, otak, curry chicken, bak ku teh (pork soup) with some ingredients that Epi help to get locally as well. Epi and part time helper also assisted to cook as well including simple dishes like stir fried vegetables, fried meehoon, rice, gado gado. We also did a BBQ dinner on the 3rd night and i must say it was way more delicious than the one we had last year. Epi had bought the freshest of all seafood, meat, vegetables and had painstakingly grilled them to perfection. Fantastic job.
As for drinks, as always, we bought our own wine and liquors in (do note 1 adult can only bring 1 liter of any alcohol) and get beers/soft drinks from a local provision store whilst we did our land transfer to Ombak villa.
The property still looks great, nice and clean, and serve us well. we had lots of fun and fulfilling family bonding moments, going out together on 2 SUPs and a Kayak to explore nearby islands and mangroves. We had a full day of rain on 2nd day so pretty much stay indoor playing card games, chilling and watching DVDs (quite a good selection) in entertainment room. Our favorite is still the private pool to hang out and play although there are also bouldering walls, table tennis, badminton, carom, table soccer, soccer to play with.
Overall it was another wonderful holiday experience yet again on Ombak Villa and thank you Nori for having us.
PS: remember to put on insect repellant when going out to beach. i had bought back some sandfiles bite as holiday memory.
Thank you so much for the hosts who were prompt in communication to book the villa and provide on the ground support for extra services such as massages and getting extra bottles of water etc. The house is beautifully situated on the beachfront and rooms are spacious for a nice relaxing feel. Great venue for milestone birthday weekend getaways from Singapore or general relaxing with friends. Would highly recommend for families as well as big groups of friends. Thanks again!
We had 3 generations going for a weekend staycation, with 2 seniors, 5 adults and 6 children (ages 2 to 12). For half of us, it was our first time in Bintan and we were totally wowed!
The villa had friendly staff Epi and Siti who took care of our needs and Siti prepared yummy meals for us (gado gado, chicken rendang, BBQ).
The children enjoyed swimming, kayaking and SUPing at the beach and would continue to play in the private pool, for HOURS.
It was a really private yet convenient location and we enjoyed the facilities, stunning views and serenity. We want to visit again!
We are a group of 3 families (7 adults, 6 kids) and stayed at Villa Ombak for 2 nights (weekend getaway). This is a great villa with everything you can ask for - fantastic location right by the beach, a large play room for the kids with rock climbing wall, table tennis and a soccer table and also 2 SUPs and kayak for the adults. There is also a grass area right next to the pool where our kids enjoyed playing football and rugby. Plenty of space for 13 of us. Special thanks to Epi and Siti who took care of all our needs. We had a very relaxing time at the villa. We will be back!
It was everything we could ask for. Spacious villa, a big swimming pool, beachfront and personal butlers. Highly recommended!
Fabulous location right on the beach, with a wonderful outdoor area and pool. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help make our stay special. The villa is beautifully appointed and accommodated nine of us comfortably. I would definitely visit again!