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Unbelievable sunsets and luxe amenities at this Santorini-esque wedding & honeymoon resort!

This upscale Santorini-esque retreat has inspired numerous wanderlust-inducing pictures across Instagram. Here's why we think it makes for a spectacular wedding and honeymoon destination, too.
 

 

Living the dream
Once checked in, you'll be whisked away by buggy to a white-washed villa oozing resort charm. The villa, one of over a hundred villas within the resort, comes with a personal infinity pool that's great for a morning dip. There are Spa villas with private cabanas that extend toward the sea, Seafront, Hilltop and Hillside Villas that offer spectacular views of the lush surroundings, as well as Premier One- to Five-Bedroom Villas. 


Elegant interiors and the latest facilities you need for a truly romantic and exceptional experience.


Luxurious amenities and comfortable furnishings.


An outdoor patio overlooking the sea at the Premier Five-Bedroom Villa


Full-height glass windows that allow for scenic views.

We stayed in a three-storey two-bedroom Hilltop Villa that had a comfy living room, a spacious master bedroom with a canopy bed, and a smaller bedroom with two single beds. The rooms come with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, so you'll wake up to a serene view of the vast sky, azure waters and coconut palms swaying in the breeze. A rooftop terrace on the third storey is perfect for romantic evenings and breezy parties. A bonus? Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort so you can upload your precious holiday snaps anytime! 

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Hungry? 
Breakfast is a sumptuous affair at Tadd's Restaurant. This al fresco poolside venue features a lavish buffet spread of international and Indonesian favourites. For lunch and dinner, you'll get a selection of local, Asian and Western delights (the Montigo ayam panggang berempah, a subtly spicy roasted chicken dish, was yummy!). The charming kelong-style Pantai Restaurant has an extensive menu that includes fresh locally-sourced produce, ingredients and seafood. Then there's TIIGO Beach Club for addictive bar bites, which you can wash down with refreshing cocktails. 


A private dining set-up for two on the Montigo jetty.

Fancy a romantic private dining experience? An intimate candlelit dinner for two on the iconic Montigo Jetty, or the Sand Park located near the jetty, can be arranged. You can also dine within the comfort of your own villa, either on the rooftop terrace under the stars, or by the indoor pool. A personal chef will fix up a mouthwatering barbeque and clear up afterwards! 

Get wed! 
The sunsets at Montigo Nongsa are a photographer's dream. As dusk falls, the sky turns into a gorgeous spectacle of pink, purple and orange hues - a mesmerising backdrop for your pre-wedding and actual day wedding photos. P.S. Do take note of these points if you're having your wedding portraits taken outdoors!


The captivating sunset at the Sand Park makes for a magical affair.

For unique wedding venues, there's the Sand Park, which is ideal for an outdoor party of up to 500 standing guests, while the Montigo Jetty is gorgeous for intimate solemnisations. (If you love beach weddings, here are some other destinations to check out!)

If you prefer the comfort of an indoor venue, there's the Madura Ballroom with large glass windows overlooking landscaped gardens and the beach. The ballroom has an outdoor lawn as well as a foyer for cocktails and canapes. There are also elegant function rooms available for smaller affairs. 


Bask in luxury in one of the many gorgeous villas that offer streamlined.

For a truly intimate celebration for a small party, the resort's new Premier Five-Bedroom Villa is ideal. The spacious compound has five en-suite bedrooms - perfect for your loved ones or bridal party- as well as a lawn for a breezy outdoor gathering for up to 40 guests.

Menu options for your wedding include Western dishes, a seafood barbeque, an international buffet, and more. (See this celebrity chef's top tips for getting your wedding menu right)

Unwind
A stay at a beach resort isn't quite complete without pampering spa treatments! 


Top-to-toe pampering at the Montigo Spa.

The Montigo Spa consists of rustic seaside Sumatran huts located near a private beach. It has its own steam bath as well as plunge pools, and offers a menu of specially formulated chemical-free treatments. There are various traditional massage therapies to help soothe tired muscles and leave you energised and rejuvenated, too. 

Looking for some outdoor activities? Couples can sign up for a Kampong Bike tour, a cruise along the mangroves, or try out one of the many water sports available. (Find out about these affordable honeymoons that are just a stone throw away!)

Wedding packages at the resort start at IDR 9,188,000 ++ per couple, and wedding menu options start at IDR 617,500++ per guest. The Honeymoon Bliss package is at IDR 4,320,000 ++ per couple. Additional surcharges apply on weekends. 

For more information, visit www.montigoresorts.com/nongsa or e-mail: reservations.nongsa@montigoresorts.com
Montigo Resorts Nongsa is located at Jl. Hang Lekir Nongsa Batam, Indonesia. It is accessible via a ferry ride from the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (Singapore) to the Nongsapura Ferry Terminal (Nongsa). 

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VIDEOGRAPHY ZAPHS ZHANG STYLING MICHELLE LEE, ASSISTED BY ASHLEY PHAN 

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