The Eco Paradise Island off Singapore
It is hard to imagine that after a short few hours traveling from the hustle in metropol Singapore, you can step (bare)foot on one of Indonesia's most alluring eco paradises.
Well, it is time to believe it cause this place is no day dream. Welcome to Cempedak island, a private adult-only eco resort next to the Indonesian Bintan island.
Arriving by boat from Bintan, you can see the beautiful bamboo structures rise from the jungle in the distance, surrounded by clear blue waters and picturesque rocks; this private island is the real deal.
Cempedak was only recently opened after the success of Nikoi Island, the family friendly version of this eco resort. The entire project is build with sustainability as their main focus, each bungalow is completely constructed of natural materials and decked out with a private pool overlooking the jungle or the ocean.
Days on the island are spent lingering around or joining the daily activities that include canoeing, diving and snorkeling the nearby reefs and visiting local villages.
While booking you can add the full board package to your purchase which allows you to enjoy the excellent, partly home-grown food, daily.
Cempedak Island goes beyond natural construction and sustainable practices as they set up their own Foundation, which trains the surrounding communities in nutrition, hygiene, soil management and other crucial areas. By staying at this paradise resort you are contributing to the development and maintenance of the area.