Event Decor · Inspiration · Photography / Videography · Rosette Designs & Co · Wedding Coordination · Wedding Decor · Wedding Decorations · Wedding Planning · Wedding Styling

Destination beach wedding: Nikoi Island

Last month, we had an awesome opportunity to plan and coordinate the wedding of Ben & Joy on Nikoi Island, a private island in Bintan, Indonesia. It was such an out-of-the-world experience for us and their guests, out of the bustling city and past rows of tanker ships that crowd Singapore’s water. Let us introduce this place as your potential wedding venue.

When you are searching for wedding inspiration and discovered the destination wedding category on a website; do you feel that a seed has been planted and a destination wedding itch starting to grow and whisper: “I should spend my wedding budget on my family and close friends, and treat them to a beach holiday…”

There are a few points that can trigger your need for a destination wedding at the beach:

  • a picturesque destination (all the soft white sandy beaches, the clear sea and sky)
  • it was where you were proposed to/ proposed
  • an intimate and small number of guests
  • natural wedding backdrops
  • you long for a memorable celebration where everyone can relax and have a short getaway
  • your guests collect immigration stamps
  • but all you need is an excuse to have one…

Let us tempt you first with white sandy beaches of the stunning Nikoi Island, which can materialise if you go on a short two and a half hour journey (ferry ride, land transport and speedboat) from the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

Nikoi Island
White sandy beach on Nikoi Island
Nikoi Island
Chill on the white sandy beaches on Nikoi Island
Credits to The Wedding Scoop
Nikoi Island
Nikoi Island
Nikoi Island
Nikoi Island rocks
Nikoi Island
Clear waters in the lagoon of Nikoi Island
Nikoi Island
Jetty on Nikoi Island
Nikoi Island
Jetty on Nikoi Island
Nikoi Island
Sunset from the jetty of Nikoi Island
Nikoi Island
Nikoi Island Jetty

And the pictures above are just brief introductions to what Nikoi has to offer.

Nikoi Island has 15 beach houses and can host family groups of up to 60 and you have to book the whole island with a minimum of two nights. The island is exclusive for you for this period. We loved that there were swinging day beds, wooden stairs, traditional Indonesian architecture and modern amenities. At night, you can hear the gentle wave splashing, watch the stars right from your balcony and the occasional rumbling of passing boats. Away from all the city noise and air-conditioning.

Nikoi Island
Nikoi Island beach hut
Nikoi Island beach hut

For dining, there are 3 bars and 2 dinning areas (approximately 100sqm each) and you can have Barbecues(BBQ) lunch or dinner by the pool side or on the sand spit by the lagoon. We also rate their variety of locally sourced seafood, fresh salads and local cuisine a 9/10! We were very satisfied with all our meals!

Nikoi Island
Beach Bar, Nikoi Island
Yogi Bar, Nikoi Island
Yogi Bar, Nikoi Island
BBQ by the pool, Nikoi Island
BBQ by the pool, Nikoi Island
Nikoi Island pool bar
BBQ by the pool, Nikoi Island
BBQ by the pool, Nikoi Island
BBQ by the pool, Nikoi Island
BBQ by the pool, Nikoi Island
Nikoi Island
Sand Spit, Nikoi Island
Nikoi Island
Sand Spit, Nikoi Island
Nikoi Island
Sand Spit, Lagoon, Nikoi Island
Dinning Room, Nikoi Island
Dinning Room, Nikoi Island

You can just dig your feet into the sand while dining too.

Don’t worry about entertaining your guest. There will never be a dull moment on the Nikoi, there are land, sea and children activities and Winston even kayaked around the whole island and finished with jumping off the jetty. We have a very gutsy wedding coordinator!

Kayaking around Nikoi Island (image from Nikoi island website)
Sail around Nikoi Island
Sail around Nikoi Island

It is a great island for a wedding (not a bad idea as a honeymoon destination too). Their staff are all very smiley, helpful, friendly and great to work with.

Now, you just need to worry how you want your ceremony to be.

Please check out their package here : Weddings at Nikoi Island

Note: Nikoi does not provide wedding decorations, flowers or wedding celebrants (solemnisers) and they recommend that you engage a wedding planner. If you are feeling really brave and want to coordinate your beach wedding yourself without a planner, you’ll need to pay a surcharge of S$500. So make sure you get one.

Stay tune for the next post about the wedding!

Photo credits:

Daniel Beh Photography

The Wedding Scoop

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s