Sanchava introduces festive agenda

BINTAN ISLAND, Indonesia, 11 October  2017: Sanchaya is lining up festivities for travel planners looking for new venues to  celebrate Christmas and New Year.

Sanchaya is a a short ferry ride from Singapore and a popular venue 20 December to 1 January for exclusive corporate and family celebrations.

It will stage end-of-the festivities including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve gala dinners, as well as caviar and Champagne evenings, a private philharmonic performance, a croquet afternoon by the ocean with rosé, strawberries and live music.

“No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they had plenty of sleep, so we will pop Champagne, eat, drink and be merry, and of course search the skies on Christmas Eve and live it up as we ring in the new year,” said  Sanchaya’s estate manager Magnus Olovson.

It all kicks off with an ‘Aroma Journey’ wine tasting in the glass-walled wine cellar Decanter, Wednesday, 20 December. The next evening, the estate manager will host an intimate discovery wine dinner at Decanter for a maximum of 10 guests.

It’s time for caviar served in a variety of ways, all with bubbles, on Friday 22 December from 1800.

Provence Rosé and strawberries will be on offer along with the strains of live traditional music at Sanchaya’s manicured croquet lawn overlooking powder white sands and the ocean dotted with picturesque islands, at sunset on 23 Saturday,  December.

Christmas Eve begins with Champagne cocktails, replete with vintage prints, antique binoculars, custom furniture and other trappings of a 19th Century Explorer’s Club. Residing guests will then move to the dining room, for a classic Christmas dinner, featuring roast pigeon breast risotto with foie gras and goat cheese creamy sauce, as well as pan-fried lamb rack with Italian sausage and black truffle stuffing among others.

On Christmas Day the estate sommelier Jeroen L’abée will serve Champagne, whites, reds and a sweet wine with an array of cheese in Decanter on the evening of Thursday, 28 December .

The Sanchaya’s festive Champagne dinner will feature Dom Ruinart white and rosé vintages from the French Champagne house established in 1729, along with Dom Pérignon, on Friday, 29 December.

In a warm-up to New Year’s Eve, the Big Reds will be served along an exquisite selection of Chamber music performed by friends from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in the estate’s Library on Saturday 30 December .

Sanchaya will begin to ring in the New Year with a walk-around dinner starting with Champagne and Chef Giacomo Turzo’s delights such as vintage port infused blue Stilton.

The evening’s pièces de résistance will be served in the dining rooms, including black grouper quenelles with lobster sauce, samphire, grilled baby squid and salmon roe, and Wagyu tenderloin with cherry vinegar, shallot reduction, bordelaise sauce. Then a multitude of delectable desserts on offer at the Tasanee Beach Terrace, an open bar by the beach, live band and fireworks will usher the resident guests into a new vintage.

All of the events are for  guests booked in at the resort. Contact The Sanchaya on +62 770 692200 or its toll-free number 3156 3661, or email to book your suite or villa.

The exclusive beachfront estate is just an hour from Singapore and a world apart. Sanchaya features 29 villas and suites and a stunning private residence with spectacular views of the ocean.

(Source: Sanchaya. Bintan promotion)