Cempedak Private Island
Situated in the Riau archipelago, just off the coast of Singapore, Indonesia’s latest private island resort accommodates guests in handcrafted bamboo villas and pampers them with a plethora of experiences, from spa massage and scuba diving to wildlife spotting.
Nestled amidst 42 acres of verdant rainforest and secluded white-sand beaches adorned white granite boulders, Cempedak’s spacious, sustainable accommodations have private plunge pools and glorious terraces overlooking the South China Sea. These striking two-storey units, designed by New Zealand–born architect Miles Humphreys, feature traditional ‘alang alang’ grass roofs and breezy open-plan interiors decked out in natural, earthy materials.
Dining focuses on fresh ingredients and locally inspired dishes, with lots of barbequed seafood and tropical fruits, and there’s also a stylish bar serving creative cocktails and a selection of aged Caribbean rums along with magical sunset views over the jungle treetops.