Cempedak Private Island offers conscientious barefoot luxury to the discerning traveller from nearby bustling Singapore. Since its launch in March 2017, the adults-only island has redefined the art of relaxed luxury with an emphasis on laudable environmental and social living practices that make it a responsible business model for the region.
This bamboo resort nestles comfortably into its jungle island habitat offering guests beautifully appointed accommodation. Handcrafted from bamboo with ‘alang alang’ the Cogon grass roofs are designed to promote natural ventilation. The two-storey villas are over 150 square metres and incorporate a spacious upstairs bedroom, an ensuite bathroom and a balcony with glorious ocean views. Downstairs showcases a spacious lounge with an open-air deck area and a 1.3-metre-deep teardrop pool.
Cempedak offers two different types of villas: Beach and Seaview. Located just steps away from the sandy white shore, the Beach villas offer direct access to the pristine ocean, while the Seaview villas are perched elegantly on the ridge behind the beach offering views of the island.
Vaulted ceilings, electric fans and a king-sized bed resplendent in luxurious organic white cotton sheets are inside. Ensuite bathrooms have modern fittings set among contrasting natural stone and bamboo textures. While the villas are free of televisions, telephones and computers, the accommodation is fully equipped with a Bluetooth speaker, excellent phone reception and Wi-Fi, should guests wish to remain connected.
Officially launched in August 2018, the addition of the Rock Spa is a unique haven of tranquillity nestled on top of impressive granite boulders in an eastern mangrove bay. All three double treatment rooms overlook the ocean, allowing guests to relax and restore to the sound of ocean waves on the rocky shoreline below.
The Rock Spa offers holistic, authentic treatments inspired by traditional techniques, with a focus on providing individualistic tailored experiences based on the guests’ needs.
The Spa menu is divided into four distinct categories: Body Massage, Botanical Facials, Spa Journeys and Full Body Scrub. The Ocean Breeze is a beautiful lomi lomi-style massage recommended for those who prefer lighter oil massage, great for insomnia, jet lag and hypertension.
Exploring the natural environment is the focus around all activities. Guests can choose from a vast array of aquatic activities including kite surfing, scuba diving, kayaks, island hopping, snorkelling and sailing. On land, tennis courts, croquet and boules are complemented by nature walks, which take in the lush flora and fauna as well as the rare species including Pangolins, Silver Leaf Monkeys, Sea Otters and Hornbills.
For more information, visit www.cempedak.com