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Visit 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 ANMON Resort Bintan
The ANMON Resort Bintan
4 out of 5
Jln. Raja Haji KM 01, No.88, Kawasan, Pariwisata, Teluk Sebong Lagoi, Bintan, Riau
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7

Situated by the sea, this tentalow is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Pulau Marawang and 7 mi (11.3 km) from Ria Bintan Golf Club.

4.4/5Excellent! (71 reviews)

"Pool is amazing Food is good but boaring if you stay there some days and have to eat lunches and diners. Restaurant room is very unpersonal and no table outside to eat No free activity even crossing a small float tube bridge is charged Personel very nice"…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

The ANMON Resort Bintan
The Residence Bintan
The Residence Bintan
5 out of 5
Kampung Galang Batang, Gunung Kijang, Kijang. Kepulauan Riau. Indonesia, Bintan, Kijang
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

This Bintan hotel is on the beach, 15.1 mi (24.4 km) from Trikora Beach, and within 25 mi (40 km) of Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal and Gunung Bintan. Santa Maria ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (268 reviews)

"Food was amazing and staff were incredibly helpful and friendly."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2020

The Residence Bintan
Natra Bintan, A Tribute Portfolio Resort
Natra Bintan, A Tribute Portfolio Resort
3 out of 5
Jln. Raya Haji Km 1, Treasure Bay, Bintan, Riau Islands
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Situated in Bintan, this beach resort is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Pulau Marawang and within 6 miles (10 km) of Lagoi Bay Lake and Lagoi Bay Beach. Plaza Lagoi and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (319 reviews)

"Natra was excellent, and service was superb. Only a few things could be improved like: 1) having a shade constructed somewhere along the lagoon to protect from the harsh sun; 2) have taps near the hotel rooms to wash away sand on your feet before entering the room; and 3) nearby toilets around the ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Dec 2019

Natra Bintan, A Tribute Portfolio Resort

Popular things to do in Bintan

Pulau Marawang
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Pulau Marawang

You can find out about the history of Bintan with a stop at Pulau Marawang. Stroll along the seaside or visit the spas in this romantic area.

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Mar 21, 2019

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