Located on Lagoi Bay, Bintan Island, new-build The Sanchaya (which means ‘collection’ in Sanskrit) was conceived by the developer and P49 Deesign as a luxury estate for guests to feel as if they were merely staying at their second home. Space, privacy and intimacy were key drivers.
Comprised of a collection of freestanding villas and one stately ‘Great House’ of suites, the 17.2 acre property with a only 30 rooms in total equates to a serious amount of real estate to call home for a few nights; if we were to number crunch, that’s about 11,600 square metres per person.
Conceptualised as an intimate work of mosaics, a mélange, a collage; a handful of villas are distinctly Thai in style, others take architectural cues from the monochromatic bungalows of 19th century Malaya and Singapore, whilst the Great House is reminiscent of colonial influence and the European salons of a bygone era. The interiors are equally diverse. There is a bar and library that brings to mind a classic gentlemen’s club; Art Deco details, Queen Anne pedestal dining tables, teak armoires, pony hair rugs, wrought iron chandeliers and other eclectic embellishments are found throughout. In the villas & suites, an intricate curation of Pan-Asian artifacts and antiques represent no less than seven cultures from the South China Sea to Malacca Strait. The Sanchaya: where the collection is simply greater than the sum of its parts.