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24 Things To Do on Cempedak Island

November 25, 2019
Cempedak Island Indonesia private island infinity pool Justin Walter

ABOUT THIS ADVENTURE

Did you know that there are a bunch of secluded islands off the coast of Singapore?! I didn’t! After finishing up a 6-month job that literally took me around the world ending in Malaysia, I wanted a few days of unwinding in a tropical paradise. A friend of mine suggested “the islands off of Singapore” (huh?!) which prompted my search and led me to Cempedak Island.

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island

TRAVELING THERE

From Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal it takes about 2.5 hours to get to Cempedak Island. Up first is an hour boat ride to Bintan Island followed by an hour car ride (organized by the resort) and then finally a 30 minute boat ride. When you arrive, let me just say, WOW! I could tell from photos I was in for a luxurious getaway, but nothing prepared me for the reality of this resort. Cempedak Island BLEW-ME-AWAY!

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island

THE ISLAND

Cempedak Island is a 42-acre private island 5 miles off the east coast of Bintan and 56 miles from Singapore. It’s designed to offer guests “simple barefoot luxury” which it exceeds at perfectly. Cempedak Island’s rainforest terrain is surrounded by pristine sandy beaches making it one of the most idyllic islands I’ve stepped foot on. The gasp-worthy accommodations will leave you in awe. Each of its bamboo villas with crescent-shaped curved roofs offers an open-air oasis. Cempedak Island’s villas are fit for royalty.

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island

The private infinity pools complete with stunning views of the South China Sea, huge decks, bar, outdoor showers, vaulted ceilings and a king sized bed will make you feel like a royal yourself. The island’s small size means easy accessibility by foot, golf cart or kayak making it effortless to access its restaurant’s finger lickin’ good meals and spa’s rejuvenating massages (legit one of the best deep tissue massages of my life). Guests must be at least 16-years-old (aka no kids allowed!) so prepare for an adults-only getaway. Whether you visit with a lover, family member or friend, Cempedak Island is a slice of heaven. Enjoy your stay!

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island infinity pool

Here’s 24 Things To Do on Cempedak Island:

1. Splash around in your private infinity pool

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island infinity pool Justin Walter
Cempedak Island Indonesia Singapore private island resort Justin Walter

2. Enjoy living it up in your bamboo villa

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island
Cempedak Island Indonesia private resort villa

3. Eat breakfast with picture perfect views

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island breakfast

4. And every delicious meal of the day with those views

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island

5. Drink watermelon mimosas on your private beach

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island Justin Walter

6. Make having the blues a good thing

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island

7. Kayak around the island checking out the villas

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island kayaking

8. Get bamboozled by the hand-crafted architecture

Cempedak Island Indonesia Dodo Bar

9. Live up #beachlife and #poollife… why choose one?

10. Take that classic floating in the pool photo

11. Hike through the jungle

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island hiking Justin Walter

12. Search mangroves for hidden immunity idols

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island mangroves Justin Walter

13. Watch sunset beachside

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island beach sunset

14. Or from above at the Dodo Bar

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island Dodo Bar sunset

15. Enjoy happy hour drinks with friends

16. Or while playing games

17. Wake up early for a tropical sunrise

Cempedak Island Indonesia sunrise

18. Stay in bed as long as you want

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island villa

19. Pop bubbly while enjoying that #robelife

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island

20. Channel your inner mermaid or merman

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island Justin Walter merman

21. Make friends with the local wildlife

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island wildlife

22. Strip down for a dope AF deep tissue massage

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island spa massage

23. Use the outdoor showers even if you’re not dirty

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island

24. Laugh like a kid on a swing

Cempedak Island Indonesia private island swing

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