To many, the notion of camping means exploring and immersing oneself in the wilderness, living on minimal supplies and less than ideal conditions. But what about ‘glamping’? As you might have guessed, glamping is a portmanteau of ‘glamour’ and ‘camping’. In this new kind of travel, there is no need for you to wriggle your way into a sleeping bag or spend the afternoon pitching tents. Glamping allows you and your family to experience nature in style and comfort.

Glamping for the first time? Don’t be intimidated. It is simple, affordable and a lot of fun! More importantly, it will help your family forge closer bonds through these unique and shared experiences. For a start, you can experience glamping nearby at Natra Bintan (launched in August 2019 under the Marriott brand of hotels, previously known as The Canopi Resort Bintan), an island in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago.

Spend More Quality TimeGlamping@The Canopi Kids ATV

This Glamping Resort sure beats the usual resort experience where adults hit the golf courses or spas while children are entertained by daycare staff. Glampers can enjoy an array of family-friendly activities such as bumper boat rides and mini All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) specially designed for kids. Each tent-suite can accommodate up to four adults and a child. Safari tents are perfect for glampers travelling with extended family members as they come in clusters of four, allowing bigger families to enjoy their getaway together.

Be Immersed in the Great OutdoorsGlamping@The Canopi Crystal Lagoon

Glamping isn’t complete without enjoying the great outdoors. The resort boasts a man-made salt water lagoon named, Crystal Lagoon. It is the largest lagoon in Southeast Asia that is equivalent to 50 Olympic-size swimming pools! Enjoy recreational water activities such as stand up paddling and the adrenaline-pumping Jetovator. The variety and flexibility of options at the will also allow you to make changes on the fly, so planning for activities is certainly stress-free for the family.

Keep the Mind and Body RelaxedGlamping@The Canopi Tent with garden

Apart from the water activities that you and your kids can enjoy,  the resort also offers a breathtaking view of its tranquil surroundings. Break away from the mundane daily routine and enjoy a peaceful weekend lounging by the lagoon. Each tent is accompanied by a private garden and just lay out the picnic mat or cuddle up with your loved one in a hammock. Connect with your spouse or kids as you stargaze at night.

Whether you’re looking to pump up the adrenaline or simply unwind, a family getaway doesn’t get any more memorable with a glamping adventure.