Rather than saving up for your next holiday destination for a flight ticket, why do not pack your luggage for a weekend escape at Bintan? The sandy shores, golf courses that are grand and stunning hotels of the Indonesian island make it the perfect beach vacation to avoid the crowds of Bali or Phuket. Even if you’re not someone to soak up a tan or unwind with a spa session, then the island is filled with a range of land and water activities as well as nature trails. By focusing on heritage and cultural path as an alternative, you can find out more about Bintan. Ready for a best experience?
What You Can Do in Bintan Island
- Swing by the Ria Bintan Golf Club and Bintan Lagoon Golf Club
Channel your Tiger Woods and challenge yourself at two award-winning 18-hole championship classes in Bintan Lagoon Golf Club. Situated by the South China Sea, the signature 12 hole enables golfers to battle themselves against the stunning backdrop of the crystal sea. For golfers, take a look at the Ria Bintan Golf Club that has a 27-hole championship course and is surrounded by the stunning coastal sea attributes. The gorgeous area managed to squeeze in accolades such as Best Golf Course in Indonesia and Asian Golf Monthly’s Best Golf Course in Asia under its belt. Also, it was nominated among Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses.
- Have a splash at Crystal Lagoon at Treasure Bay Bintan
Take your heart pumping and adrenaline flowing with water activities. Slip into your swimwear or wetsuit and make your way to the first and biggest saltwater lagoon the Crystal Lagoon – to get various water activities. The water playground offers over ten water attractions. Challenge your adrenaline with a hand water tricycle, the bumper boat, stand-up water paddle, inflatable kayak, water ZOVB, the Jetovator, cable ski, slip and slide, and much more.
Try Dinner in These restaurants
- Bar 7 Rooftop Bar & Grill
Head into the top floor of the Grand Lagoi Hotel and dine beneath the stars at the hotel’s signature al fresco restaurant. Savour the worldwide and Asian tastes of its selection of grilled meats and seafood, coupled with tantalizing cocktails to unwind after a day of exploring. We recommend coming through the evening to enjoy the truly dining experience that is the incredible sunset.
Dine with a beachfront view in a few of the highest restaurants at Bintan. Facing the blue South China Sea that is snowy, Nelayan in Bintan Lagoon Resort provides an extensive Western menu featuring delectable meat and fresh seafood. Coupled with the stunning view and a breeze from the sea, this al fresco restaurant makes the perfect place for romantic parties. We are going to reveal a secret: choose the dining table d’art menu for the interactive adventure. The chef serves meals fresh from the bowl and then decorates your food.
- The Kelong Seafood Restaurant
Kelongs are platforms built on stilts which are utilized for fishing and are found in the waters of some countries like the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Situated at the western shore of Nirwana Gardens, the Kelong Seafood Restaurant offers the freshest seafood in Bintan. You can taste signature dishes like gong-gong (sea snails), black pepper crab plus stir-fried butter prawns cooked in a particular blend of black and Chinese culinary fashions. Not to mention, enjoy the food whilst soaking up the magnificent view and the sea breeze.
A-List for Hotels There
- Grand Lagoi Hotel
Nestled at the rustic and quaint part of Northern Bintan, this four-star resort has you sorted with 132 rooms in addition to facilities and services. There is a rooftop infinity pool with a panoramic view of the Lagoi Beach and two modern restaurants serving both Asian and Western cuisines. Right in its doorstep is Plaza Lagoi for a spot of shopping and the Lantern Park where installations that are illuminated can be the perfect instagrammable spot.
- Bintan Lagoon Resort
The biggest integrated hotel of Bintan, this tropical paradise boasts deluxe accommodation including suites 450 bedrooms and bedrooms. Each room includes amenities like a balcony with stunning views overlooking the South China Sea that is royal, high-speed Wi-Fi and suites come with interconnecting rooms for families or a group of friends. But if you’re travelling in a group, you’ll want to dash out for a villa. Equipped with a kitchen full of cooking and dining utensils, three or four rooms, private pools and barbecue pits, it’s perfect for a beachfront party. Please make the most of your stay with a game of golf, take part in fun activities such as paintball archery and an ATV push. You can also register for courses or batik painting sessions. After a long day, then pamper yourself with a spa and much more. There is always something more for the entire family.
- The Canopi
Glamping is the brand new camping and a better way to spend the night than alongside the region’s biggest human-made seawater pool – that is the 6.3 hectare Crystal Lagoon. The safari-themed tents that are luxe here are enormous and well-equipped with a backyard to get stargazing or a barbecue, outdoor jacuzzis, Wi-Fi and beds. The hotel is also a property and water sports park combo where guests (and also non-guests) can enjoy jetski, stand-up paddle, and wakeboard, push an ATV and motocross trip across the vast area.
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