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Bintan

Just a short ferry ride from Singapore, the largest island in the Riau Archipelago is a tropical paradise filled with white-sandy beaches and lush rainforests.

Bintan Island is the largest in the Riau Archipelago, a cluster of nearly 3,000 islands just off the coast of Singapore. Visit this scenic island to enjoy the tropical weather, sandy beaches, fascinating marketplaces and delicious local cuisine.

Begin your visit in Tanjung Pinang, the capital of the Riau Islands. This bustling city is a hub of Malay music and dance. The market here is a perfect place to purchase local handicrafts, such as hand-carved wooden keepsakes or Indonesian textiles. Be sure to try a piece of Thousand Layer Cake, a decadent local specialty.

Bintan Resorts is the island’s main attraction. Stretching nearly 2,428 hectares (6,000 acres) along the north of the island, the area takes up the entire South China Sea coastline. This family-oriented destination is comprised of several independent resorts. Enjoy an all-inclusive experience and the activities that the resorts offer, from relaxing on white-sand beaches to taking a scuba lesson. There are also several good restaurants and an exciting nightlife.

If you want to enjoy the beaches without the crowds, head to the eastern side of Bintan. Here, the four beaches at Trikora are ideal for trying windsurfing or enjoying a serene picnic. Amenities are scarce here, but Beach Four connects to Bintan Resorts and all its facilities.

Although Bintan Island is generally safe, Bintan Resorts is separated from the rest of the island by checkpoints monitored by armed guards. This part of the island and its industrial development contrast with the pristine white beaches presented by the resort.

Explore the island’s natural beauty at Gunung Bintan Peak. Trek through tropical rainforest as you climb mountain trails. Several small villages at the mountain’s base offer refreshments.

Although there is a small airport on the island, several ferry lines with frequent departures make it easy to get to surrounding islands and cities.

Top hotels in Bintan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Sanchaya
The Sanchaya
5 out of 5
Jalan Gurindam Duabelas, Plot 5, Lagoi Bay, Bintan, Bintan Island
The price is RM1,812 per night

Located in Bintan, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Lagoi Bay Beach and Lagoi Bay Lake. Ria Bintan Golf Club and Gunung ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (81 reviews)

"Service is the highlight of this hotel. Very attention to detail: From providing towels/water at the pool as soon as they see you, cleaning the room frequently when you are out, to meeting your special requests. I will definitely return to this hotel if i come back to bintan"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

The Sanchaya
The Residence Bintan
The Residence Bintan
5 out of 5
The price is RM576 per night

This Bintan hotel is on the beach, 14.3 mi (22.9 km) from Trikora Beach, and within 25 mi (40 km) of Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal and Santa Maria Cave. Snake ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (286 reviews)

"Amazing stay would love to stay again"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

The Residence Bintan
Banyan Tree Bintan
Banyan Tree Bintan
5 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is RM1,673 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Bintan hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Pulau Marawang and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Lagoi Bay Beach. Lagoi Bay Lake and Plaza Lagoi are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (404 reviews)
World class service

"Loved the room, the location, and the staff was beyond lovely! Amazing time."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Banyan Tree Bintan

Top things to do in Bintan

Water Sports Park
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Water Sports Park

RM29
Per adult
Chill Cove Wake Park
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Chill Cove Wake Park

RM57
Per adult
Bumper Boat
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Bumper Boat

RM43
Per adult
Electric Scooter
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Electric Scooter

RM29
Per adult
Mangrove Kayaking Tour
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Mangrove Kayaking Tour

RM107
Per adult
Bintan Mangrove Discovery Tour
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Bintan Mangrove Discovery Tour

RM110
Per adult

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21 Mar 2019

Thank you so much for a wonderful 4 days! We shall be back!