I have been really busy these days that I didn’t get to blog often. Life is getting busier as expected, as we are almost done with the first quarter of 2014. Time files ain’t it? Especially when you are occupied with work and personal matters. That’s why it ain’t easy to attain work life balance. I do appreciate short breaks in between and it really rejuvenate one’s mind and body for the challenges ahead.
Hence, this post will be about a short getaway with my lovely sweetheart at Montigo Resort, Batam.
As you can see from the map below, the resort is not really huge. Majority of the resort’s space are taken out by the 88 huge villas (actually I realised there are more villas in the resort, maybe only 88 are advertised that are available for visitor stay). The area at the bottom right hand corner are more villas under construction (work in progress). This actually leave little space for amenities. Currently there is neither a golf course (they could arrange you with 3rd party resort/partner) nor recreation centre for pool, billiard and arcade. Their beach and one of the swimming pools are also closed for renovation. In short, there is nothing much of a facility or activities you can do just in Montigo Resort. However, do speak to the receptionist to arrange for any activities you wish to do as apparently they do have some sort of agreement with their neighbouring resorts and facilities.
Buggy services are provided to drive you around the villa. Be it from the reception to your villa, or from your villa to the dining area etc. The staff over at Montigo is pretty friendly and helpful. I am totally amazed by their level of service and how they always will greet you with their lovely smile when they meet you. I must say that it is not easy to have an organisation where all your employees look happy and committed to serve your customers. I hope I can know their secret behind their success! haha
The villa is huge for 2 of us! Consists of 3 levels in total, 2 bedrooms, 3 toilets, 1 living room and 1 balcony. Once we entered our villa, we were greeted by a spacious living room at level 1. At the back of the living room, is the kitchen and all the way out will be the balcony and plunge pool.
Up the stairs to level 2 will be the place for 2 bedrooms.
As you can see, with the number of rooms and space, it can easily fit a medium size family. I would say comfortably 4, but it does able to accommodate more than 4 members although the limit set by the resort is a maximum of 5 person stay in a villa.
Last but not least if you proceed up to level 3, you will be greeted by a spacious roof terrace with a magnificent view of the sea. At this terrace, you can opt for a BBQ session prepared by Montigo Resorts (Charges apply, 8 hours advanced pre-booking)
I hope the above did provide you an overview of how a Montigo Villa looks like. Their villas are spacious and reasonably clean. As their furnishing is mostly white, you can easily spot stains around but generally we had no problem with pests invasion or dusty corners.
Following up on part 2, I will share with you what are some of the activities that we went for. Nothing adventurous though. Bear in mind that it was supposed to be a relaxing trip! Do stay tuned! 🙂