Latest News

Back to Latest News back


New Indonesian glamping resort becomes Crystal Lagoons first south east Asian installation

New Indonesian glamping resort becomes Crystal Lagoons first south east Asian installation
October 3, 2019

The newly opened Natra Bintan hotel in Indonesia is a significant development, as it overlooks Crystal Lagoons’ first man-made crystalline lagoon in south east Asia while also introducing the concept of glamping to Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago.

Guests can enjoy the unique water amenity, powered by Crystal Lagoons pioneering technology, that has been patented in over 190 countries. The tropical, clear turquoise lagoon, which is open to the public, offers guests a wide range of water activities, including family-friendly boat-rides, slides, kayaking and wakeboarding, to name a few.

Known as Treasure Bay Bintan, the six hetacre crystalline lagoon, which spans 800 metres in length, has a maximum depth of 2.5 metres. It functions as a Public Access Lagoon and can be accessed by the general public via ticketed entry.

Additionally, by using state of the art technology created by the biochemist turned real estate entrepreneur, Fernando Fischmann, founder and President of Crystal Lagoons, the lagoon is environmentally friendly and energy efficient. The lagoon requires up to 100 times less chemicals than a conventional swimming pool or drinking water treatment technologies, and consumes only 2% of the energy needed by conventional swimming pool filtration systems.

Hospitality company Marriott International’s first tented concept resort on the edge of the lagoon sits amid Bintan’s tropical greenery and offers 100 safari-themed tents feature private patios and gardens, outdoor rainforest showers and luxurious comforts.

Each tent, measuring over 40 metre², is furnished with a four-poster bed and comes complete with a lush garden and outdoor patio.

In addition to admiring the beauty of the manmade Crystal Lagoon, guests can engage in a host of water activities, from family-friendly bumper boat rides and fun slides to wakeboarding.

Additional outdoor activities on offer include ATV rides through a private jungle trail, exploring the sand dunes in the nearby Busung area and cruising through a private mangrove reserve.

Natra Bintan is a 40-minute drive from Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport in Tanjung Pinang and is also accessible with a ferry ride from Tanah Merah Port in Singapore.

Related Articles

5th June 2019 - Fluidra Skypools to be used for new Indonesian aquatic centre

26th March 2018 - Massive new integrated resort gets official opening on Korea’s Jeju Island

3rd February 2018 - Tourism to generate 2.4 million new jobs in Indonesia

3rd October 2017 - Michael Phelps announced as Crystal Lagoons Global Ambassador

11th January 2017 - Crystal Lagoons targets developments in Qatar’s multi billion tourism industry

10th October 2016 - Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard for Indonesia achieves GSTC recognition

25th August 2016 - Fitness On Demand helps reinvent the hotel fitness centre experience

6th July 2016 - Tropical North Queensland to get Australia’s first man-made Crystal Lagoon

2nd April 2016 - Crystal Lagoons Australian launch offers the potential to transform aquatic living

10th November 2015 - Crystal Lagoons’ Dubai project set to transform the UAE leisure landscape

5th November 2015 - Indonesian interpretation of radical Dutch business model wins World Responsible Tourism Award

12th February 2015 - Zeavola Resort wins sustainability accolade at international hotel awards

20th January 2015 - Crystal Lagoons develop giant desert Oases

12th August 2014 - Indonesia records highest ever visitor arrivals in June

22nd May 2014 - Consecutive Bintan Triathlon wins for Thanyapura boss Chris McCormack

20th October 2013 - Ocean Park Hong Kong appoints ‘preferred developer’ for theme park hotel

4th September 2011 - Vietnam to invest billions in tourism infrastructure

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

BioLab Australia Pty Ltd

BioGuard is Australia and New Zealand’s most trusted supplier of premium, innovative and affordable commercial water treatment systems and chemicals. BioGuard offers a comprehensive range of…

read more

Aquatics / Technology / Waterparks



ICP is an Australian-based company focused on indoor climbing. ICP will manage your project from initial design to completion and beyond, whether you're building an international-level climbing…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation



At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…

read more

Finance / Fitness / Technology


Worldwide Sports Management

Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues



Established in 1994, Ceramic Solutions has excelled at the supply and installation of swimming pool tiles and equipment for the pool and leisure industry, with a focus on the needs of end-users. …

read more

Aquatics / Design / Surfaces / Venues



We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness



Leisure Concepts brings the world’s leading fitness equipment brands to Australasia - these include True Fitness, Atlantis Strength, Merrithew (Stott Pilates), Intenza Fitness,…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness


Felton Industries

Felton Industries is Australia’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality outdoor furniture and has been supplying premium seating solutions for all sporting, commercial, community…

read more

Parks / Play / Recreation / Sport / Venues


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business