Found in the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia, Bintan Island is the kind of destination one dreams of; sun-drenched beaches, azure waters, thrilling water sports, cultural discoveries and a whole lot more!
A Coastal Sanctuary
You can look to stay at one of the resorts located along secluded shores for that ultimate beachside escape. Resorts the likes of The Residence Bintan by Cenizaro offer luxurious villas by the beach, ideal for romantic retreats or family fun. Waking up to the sights and sounds of the sea is certainly worth experiencing.
When it comes to adventure-filled things to do in Bintan, intrepid travellers can plan excursions to some of the island’s key attractions; these include the 500 Lohan Temple with its fascinating collection of statues, the Banyan Tree Temple which is cocooned in tree roots and Senggarang Village with its distinctive stilt houses. You can also embark on a Sebung River cruise and explore mangroves that thrive with life.
Fun Water Sports
Bintan offers lots of opportunities for water sports as well from snorkelling above vibrant underwater worlds to diving and uncovering the secrets of the deep. Waterskiing, kayaking, wakeboarding, stand-up paddleboarding and jet skiing can be tried here too and provide plenty of thrills in the water.
The soothing serenades of the ocean offer the perfect ambience to experience holistic wellness in Bintan. Many resorts have their own spas where you can enjoy some pampering, choosing from an array of treatments including Ayurvedic therapies. The coastal setting offers a great backdrop for yoga and meditation too.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+