How to spend 3 days on a private island in Indonesia

Business School is like a play and the script in the play thus far is far and beyond what I ever imagined but one particular scene in the play is what I would like to share with you today. Weeks ago, approximately 40 of us students went on a weekend break together to a private island in Indonesia. Did I mention that we booked the whole island just for ourselves for the weekend?

Here is a brief travel journal for you with more visuals than words which I believe will be more to your liking.

Friday 3:30pm – We took a ferry from the ferry terminal in Singapore to Tanjung Pinang (TP) (approx. 2hrs, Sassy felt sick and put herself to sleep)


Friday 5.30pm – Arrived at Tanjung Pinang (TP), met with immigration and island host and sorted all entry visas



Friday 6.20pm – Island host took us in a bus from Tanjung Pinang (TP) on a one hr trip to the *middle of nowhere* until we reached a dock (refreshments and music were provided on bus and a number of us showed the rest of us why they didn’t make it on american idol lol)

Friday 7.20pm – Sassy arrives at dock and complains about the efficiency of the next transportation ride so bargains successfully for a faster boat to take us from dock to PULAU PANGKIL KECIL island in 25 mins

Friday 7.45pm – Arrived on PANKGIL, our very own exclusive private island resort (Chill mode, party mode, kayaking, our own olympic games, paddle boarding, massages, cooked meals, new friendships and the works on the way)

Before I bore you….I’ll leave you with a little gallery of what happened next! No need to bore you with the trip back to Singapore on sunday so I’ll leave you to #Enjoy


 “A place is only as good as the people you know in it. It’s the people that make the place.” || Pittacus Lore

What I loved: Gosh so many things. The accommodations were superb. The staff on ground were amazing. I loved the fishing trip and the water sports I got up to.

What I didn’t like: The journey  to the private island was very long given we were only going to be there for a weekend but it was very well worth it.

Would I go back: 100%. It was such a surreal feeling that I wished lasted much longer.

Who would I recommend it for: Big groups i.e. for wedding party or birthday milestones or retreats

Have you ever rented a private island before? what was your experience? Any one in particular you would recommend for others?



  • Reply
    April 12, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I can see you really enjoyed

    • Reply
      April 18, 2015 at 10:23 am

      As always, whats life for? living 🙂

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