Located in the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia, Bintan Island offers a fun-filled getaway with plenty to discover and experience. Here are some of the highlights.
Sun-kissed shorelines provide idyllic escapes where you can spend your days lazing in the sand or swimming in the ocean. Staying at a holiday villa Bintan has to offer right by the beach is the best way to fully experience the coastal bliss as you spend your days beside the sand and the sea.
Intrepid travellers have much to discover too; excursions to Senggarang Village from resorts the likes of The Residence Bintan by Cenizaro give one a chance to visit stilt houses built by fisherfolk and the Tian Shang Miao Temple entwined in ancient roots. Other local attractions include the Lau Ya Keng Temple and Panglong Village, a fascinating sea gypsy village.
If you are into more active adventures, there’s much to look forward to in Bintan; things to do include water sports such as wakeboarding, jet skiing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, parasailing, snorkelling and diving. On land, you can enjoy paintballing, mountain biking, ATV rides, go-karting and more!
What’s a holiday without some retail therapy! When it comes to shopping in Bintan one can look to explore some of the island markets which offer everything from handicrafts to local food. For more modern shopping, the Plaza Lagoi, Bintan Indah and Tanjung Pinang City Centre malls are worth visits too.