MY VA­CA­TION IS BET­TER THAN YOURS

Get some se­ri­ous In­sta­gram-wor­thy snaps while hol­i­day­ing at this Bin­tan beach re­sort.

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A good In­sta­gram feed makes your life look amaz­ing, or so it seems. The folks be­hind Cas­sia Bin­tan ob­vi­ously agree and did away with ev­ery­thing you have come to as­so­ciate a beach re­sort with – the in­te­rior decor, at least.

No, you’re not go­ing to find the prop­erty awash in an earthy colour pal­ette with ex­ten­sive use of wood fin­ishes and fur­ni­ture. That’s too #same­old­same­old.

In­stead, this un­con­ven­tional re­sort helps you step up your In­sta­gram game with a riot of vi­brant colours that will make you posts pop.

te re­alised that once we ar­rived here for a three-day va­ca­tion. Car­i­ca­tures on wall mu­rals ev­ery­where – by fa­mous In­done­sian artist Adi aharma (www.in­sta­gram. com/stere­oflow_id) – screamed for our at­ten­tion, as did the lug­gage trol­leys in neon colours.

And in our spa­cious twobed­room apart­ment, our mood was in­stantly lifted by the fresh turquoise wall­pa­per and decor. bven the pots and pans in the kitch­enette were in that hue, which in­spired us to cook a meal for the fun of it. te bought meat, seafood and veg­eta­bles from the re­sort’s Mar­ket 23, which is open 24 hours daily.

Com­pris­ing five low-rise build­ings, Cas­sia is po­si­tioned as the first mod­ern apart­ment style re­sort in Bin­tan Is­land. te loved that we could en­joy crea­ture com­forts of both home and ho­tel. It would be per­fect if it had an in-room wash­ing ma­chine and dryer, as well.

aepend­ing on your fam­ily size, you can choose be­tween a one- and two-bed­der. If you have older kids, you may want to opt for the loft units.

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Be­fore the trip, we de­bated if we should lug along our gi­ant uni­corn float. The kids were dis­ap­pointed when we left it at home – but guess what? This re­sort has it, as well as many other awe­some floats.

Be­sides the beach­front in­fin­ity pool at Cas­sia, guests can use the pools, join the ac­tiv­i­ties and dine at its sis­ter prop­er­ties, Angsana and Banyan Tree. They are all a fun buggy ride away, or short walk from one another.

For in­stance, lit­tle ones from three to 10 years old can be left in the care of the Kid’s Club staff at Angsana, while par­ents go for a jet-ski ride or hop on an all-ter­rain ve­hi­cle.

aon’t miss the free yoga group classes dur­ing sun­rise (at Angsana) and sun­set (Banyan Tree) – the views were defi­nitely In­sta-wor­thy.

At Cas­sia, there are many free ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties about the na­ture and en­vi­ron­ment for kids. Check the daily sched­ule for baby tur­tle feed­ing, na­ture walks and co­ral plant­ing. There are nightly firefly tours, too.

Now post your #fam­bam pho­tos on In­sta­gram, sit back and wait for the likes and com­ments to trickle in. #win FIND OUT MORE

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