Complete Guide To Visit Bintan: Make Sure You Read It

*This article is accurate at the time of printing but might be subjected to changes due to current limitations of travel lanes either between Singapore and Bintan or within Indonesia.

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Table Of Contents:

1. Knowing Bintan at Its Heart

2. Getting To Bintan Island

3. Discover Bintan

4. What to Eat When Visiting Bintan

5. Going on a Culinary Trip to Bintan

6. The Best Historical Landmarks to Visit in Bintan

7. Nature Attractions to Visit in Bintan

8. Most Beautiful and Exotic Beaches in Bintan

9. Splashing’ Water at Crystal Lagoon

10. New Resort in Bintan

11. Things To Do in Treasure Bay Bintan

12. Instagrammable Resort in Bintan

13. Unwind Within Nature at the Glamping Resort

14. Trip to Bintan from Singapore

15. Trip to Bintan from Jakarta

 

1. Knowing Bintan at Its Heart

knowing bintan at its heart

Currently, Bintan is well-known for its luxurious resorts and exotic shining beaches. But do you know about the island’s profound history? Well, let us take you on a trip down memory lane.

Bintan as a Flourishing Trading Port

Many centuries ago, Bintan was famous as a trading centre in Asia. It was a site where traders from all over the world, particularly China, the Middle East and India, gathered and conducted their businesses. Traders from Indonesia bought spices from other islands while foreign traders, such as the Chinese, brought tea, porcelain, and silk to Bintan. Due to its strategic location, Bintan became one of the busiest trading routes for local and foreign traders. 

Lying close to the Equator, Bintan enjoys a tropical climate throughout the year. With the perfect combination of warm turquoise waters of the South China Sea and sparkling white beaches, Bintan is the ultimate dream for both traders and inhabitants. It was not too long before foreign traders became enamored by Bintan’s charms.

Many traders eventually decided to put down roots in Bintan and married the local people. That is how Riau and Bintan became home to the Malay and sea nomads as well as migrants from China, India, and the Middle East. The history of Bintan is pretty much a product of cultural assimilation among these people. The significance of Bintan’s natural beauty and cultural diversity is why countless tourists are attracted to this island paradise.

The Struggle for Control Over Bintan

Bintan’s strategic location was initially disputed by many parties and was once a part of the “war triangle” between the Portuguese, the Johor Sultanate, and the Acehnese of northern Sumatra. Bintan witnessed many rulers grow and decline in power, with most of these rulers seeking to achieve control of the region as Bintan was a crucial spot for traders.

Before gaining its independence, Bintan was occupied by Indonesia’s three colonisers: the British, the Dutch, and the Japanese. In the 18th century, Bintan was occupied by the English East India Company as a suitable port for maritime trading. In 1911, Bintan became a Dutch colony. When the Japanese entered the region in 1942, Bintan was occupied by them. It was only after Indonesia gained independence in 1945 that Bintan became part of the Riau province.

Bintan as a Tourism Hub

Located only one hour away from Singapore by ferry, the Indonesian government was very ambitious to transform Bintan into a major tourist destination in the western part of Indonesia. In the 1990s, cash flowed into Bintan, which was very beneficial since Bintan needed foreign investment for their own economic development.

Since then, numerous resort developers and companies flooded onto the island which resulted in luxurious resorts and recreational spots on the island. Though Bintan has experienced plenty of ups and downs during its development, the island now boasts of international-standard high-end resorts and recreational facilities, one of which is the Crystal Lagoon, the largest man-made seawater lagoon in Asia.

Nowadays, Bintan’s economy relies heavily on tourism. Given its proximity to regional hubs such as Singapore, Jakarta, and Johor Bahru, it is not surprising that Bintan has gained popularity as a major international tourist destination. Tourists, both local and international, are drawn to the island’s natural beauty and cultural history and heritage.

2. Why Visit Bintan?

Whether it is to visit the beautiful beaches of Bintan Island such as Trikora Beach and Lagoi Beach, or to tuck into the exotic delicacies that Bintan has to offer, there is a lot more to this sunny island than meets the eye.

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Scenic Landscapes, Beaches, and Resorts

If you are craving for a short getaway within Indonesia that offers scenic landscapes and great hospitality, Bintan is the right choice for you. As an island in the Riau archipelago of Indonesia, Bintan Island is only an hour ferry ride away from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore which makes it a popular travel destination amongst Singaporeans. 

Bintan Island is home to many world-class resorts, each with its own distinct character. People often flock to Bintan seeking respite from a hectic everyday life and a much-needed retreat to paradise is exactly what tourists will experience on this exotic island. Aside from basking on sun lounge chairs by the pool in the resort of your choice, visitors may also explore beyond the resort to experience all the beauty and adventure that Bintan has to offer.

One particularly fascinating aspect of Bintan is its exotic beaches. There is a wide range of public beaches on Bintan Island such as Trikora Beach, White Sands Islands, Lagoi Beach, and Hamid Beach. Each offers its own unique charms, with the Trikora Beach perfect for snorkeling due to its crystal-clear waters, and with the spotless trail of white sand at the White Sands Islands, it is ideal for strolls and picnicking on the beach. Scattered along the coast of Lagoi Beach are restaurants and bars so those looking to dig into a hearty meal after a day of fun-filled water activities would enjoy Lagoi Beach immensely. Situated on the eastern coast of Bintan Island, is a lesser-known beach, the Hamid Beach which is more frequently visited by locals than tourists. However, that is not to say that it is any less beautiful than the other beaches on the island! Hamid Beach boasts of a tranquil ambiance, a perfect getaway for tourists who would like to spend a serene day relaxing by the beach.
 

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Essence of Flavor

Aside from its beautiful sandy beaches and world-class resorts, Bintan is also well-known for its fresh seafood and delicious local Indonesian fare. Some signature delicacies are otak-otak, a grilled fish cake wrapped in banana leaf, gonggong, boiled or steamed sea snails typically served with a dipping sauce, and ikan asam pedas, fish that is cooked in a spicy and tangy sauce. With a spread of rich and unique local dishes to delight your tastebuds and warm your tummy, prepare yourself for an authentic culinary experience.

Nature Nurturer

From multi-hued kingfishers, silver leaf monkeys, and deer to sea turtles and dolphins, the rainforests, mangrove forests and the sea surrounding Bintan Island is home to a rich biodiversity of wildlife.

On Bintan Island, there are plenty of ways you may enjoy nature. For adrenaline junkies, hop on an ATV and zip through the rainforest or embark on a journey up Mount Bintan for a challenging hike. For nature lovers who prefer to take in the sights and sounds of the wilderness at a more relaxed pace, then ride on a sampan and row your way through the Bintan Mangrove or witness the dance of fireflies upon sundown.

3. Bintan Food Guide

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What is the one thing you look out for when visiting a new city or country? Well, some travel for beautiful scenery and breath-taking landscapes, some to raid the shops and markets, while still others travel in pursuit of indulging in extraordinary cuisine on foreign lands. 

Culinary tourism has consistently been a trend in the past decade. Many people define cuisine to be some kind of artistic expression as well as a reflection of a city or country’s culture and community values. It makes you appreciate the places you set foot in even more. 

Bintan is no exception. Other than being a nautical paradise, Bintan is also rich in culinary treasures. The culinary delights on Bintan Island are heavily influenced by Malay and Chinese culture and the area that is surrounded by the sea.

Gonggong

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Gonggong, which translates to sea snails in English, is probably one of the most famous delicacies in Bintan. It is a type of sea snail that is most commonly found in the waters around Bintan and can often be found on the menu at many restaurants on the island. They are typically boiled and served with a chilli sauce dip.

To enjoy this dish, simply use a toothpick provided to spear the flesh and remove it from its shell. In terms of texture and taste, it is somewhat similar to squid but it is most delicious when dipped into the accompanying chilli sauce.

Otak-Otak Sotong

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Otak-otak, a grilled fish cake made of ground fish meat mixed with spices, red chilli and tapioca starch is a traditional snack that is widely found in Malaysia and Indonesia. On Bintan Island, cuttlefish, also known as sotong, is processed as a base for otak-otak, giving it a more interesting texture and flavour. When wrapped in fragrant banana leaves and slow-grilled over charcoal embers, otak-otak sotong packs an aromatic punch that we are sure culinary tourists will appreciate.

Asam Pedas Sembilang

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Asam Pedas Sembilang which roughly translates to sour and spicy fish is a classic Malay dish. It is tangy, fiery, and absolutely delicious. On Bintan Island, chefs put a local twist to this spicy-sour dish by using Sembilang fish which is sourced from the sea surrounding the island, instead of the traditional Spanish mackerel.

From tamarind, turmeric, and dried chillis to curry leaves, tomatoes, and dried shrimp paste, the vibrant color of the gravy and its robust flavor can be credited to the multitude of spices and ingredients that go into it. A generous piece of Sembilang fish is then stewed in this gravy, absorbing all that goodness such that every bite is a burst of flavor.

Mie Tarempa

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Tarempa noodles are one of the most famous noodle dishes from the Riau Islands. Originating from the coastal town of Tarempa in the Anambas Islands, Terempa noodles was so named after the village it came from. Made with flour and eggs and typically stir-fried in a concoction of oyster sauce, tomato sauce, sweet soy sauce and soy sauce, Tarempa noodles is usually enjoyed with seafood like squid and shrimp. 

The sweet and sour combination of the sauces pair perfectly well with the chewy texture of the noodles for a delightful mouthfeel that makes this particular dish a favourite amongst not just locals, but tourists as well.

Mie Laksa

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Laksa is a Peranakan soup dish that consists of noodles made from sago flour, making it a little chewy. These noodles are blanched before it is ladled over with a thick, full-bodied broth made from coconut milk, tamarind, shredded mackerel and fragrant spices. For an extra kick of flavour, diners may choose to mix sambal into the soup. Fresh prawns and fishcakes are usually added as toppings to elevate this yummy dish.

 

4. Bintan Food Gems: Restaurants, Cafes and Food Centres

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Culinary tourism has increased significantly in Indonesia. Restaurants and small business owners are adapting to this trend by creating innovative dishes combined with a delectable restaurant ambience to enhance customers’ overall dining experience. Indonesia, from Sabang to Merauke, is rich in culture and each region has its own special culinary dishes, including Bintan.

Bintan is not only home to magnificent, exotic beaches and high-end resorts, but also has various culinary dishes that will ignite your appetite. The island’s history and significance as a tourist destination leads to the creation of a vibrant food scene, ranging from seafood dishes to casual Indonesian cuisines. 

Here, we have several restaurant recommendations that you can check out if you are planning to take a culinary trip to Bintan.

Kelong Seafood Restaurant

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No vacation to Bintan is complete without tucking into the various seafood dishes that the island has to offer. And where better to indulge in the freshest seafood than at Kelong Seafood Restaurant?

Located on the Western Coast of Nirwana Gardens, the Kelong Seafood Restaurant is a floating restaurant that was named after the local fishermen’s stilt houses typical to the Riau Archipelago. The restaurant serves a fine combination of Chinese and Indonesian-style dishes and has a plethora of seafood caught fresh from the local waters that you may select from. One of the must-try on the menu is none other than Bintan’s most famous dish, gonggong (sea snail). At Kelong Seafood restaurant, this particular dish is boiled, seasoned, and best eaten when dipped into the sauce that comes with them. The black pepper crab is another dish that visitors have to try! Freshly caught and wok-fried in black pepper, this dish is full-flavored, peppery, and absolutely delicious. 

Aside from the wonderful delicacies that the Kelong Seafood Restaurant has on its menu, the establishment also offers patrons a stunning 360-degree panoramic sea view, perfect for dinners with the family or a romantic dinner with your significant other.

Kelong Seafood Restaurant: Nirwana Gardens Resorts, Jalan Panglima Pantar, Sebong Lagoi, Teluk Sebong, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29152, Indonesia | Opening Hours: 11am – 10.30pm (Daily) | Tel: +62 770 692597

Pujasera Food Centre

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This is a local food centre located only about a 10-minute drive from the main ferry terminal or a 5-minute drive from The ANMON Resort Bintan. Here, you will find authentic local and Indonesian dishes that are both delicious and unbelievably friendly on the pocket! There are a variety of dishes to choose from, but a favourite amongst locals is the nasi padang from Lamak Basamo. This stall serves nasi padang (steamed rice served with pre-cooked dishes), in the traditional Hidang style, where a dozen dishes will be served and customers need only pay for what they have consumed. 

If you are planning on having a feast with friends or family that promises a bang for your buck, visit the Pujasera Food Centre where you can enjoy tons of other local fare like mie goreng (stir-fried noodles) or nasi campur (mixed rice) that are loaded with tempe (fermented soybeans), veggies and rendang (meat dish).

Pujasera Food Centre: 582J+7GP, Sebong Lagoi, Teluk Sebong, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands 29152, Indonesia | Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Mon – Sat), 7.30am – 10pm (Sun) | Tel: +62 812-6131-9820

Warung Yeah!

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Warung Yeah! is located near Plaza Lagoi and Lagoi Beach. It offers classic Indonesian comfort food, such as the famous nasi goreng (fried rice) and the country’s legendary instant noodle, Indomie. As one of the island’s most highly rated restaurants, Warung Yeah! is the go-to eatery for tourists after a day of exploring the sights on Bintan Island.

Their signature ayam bakar (grilled chicken) or tahu telor, an Indonesian tofu egg omelette, are some other must-try dishes at the restaurant. To slake your thirst after a day packed with activities and chomping on the delicacies at Warung Yeah!, gulp down their special Bintan Coco, a refreshing drink that comprises of coconut water, creamy slices of coconut flesh, basil seeds and lots of brown sugar syrup. 

Warung Yeah!: Sebong Lagoi, Teluk Sebong, Sebong Lagoi, Teluk Sebong, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands, Indonesia | Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat), 10am – 9pm (Sun) | Tel: +62 812-6625-0132

Casa Italia Pizzeria

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This place is run by an Italian family that fell in love with the exotic charm of Bintan. Casa Italia Pizzeria serves up authentic, wood-fire Italian pizza with locally inspired flavours such as Pizza Telur (eggs), Pizza Cabe (chilli) and Pizza Sarden (sardines). The best thing about this eatery is that the pizzas are all freshly baked upon order so they are guaranteed to be steaming hot when served. 

Being situated along the Trikora Coast, this restaurant also offers guests a one-of-a-kind dining experience by the beach with unparalleled views of the South China Sea.

Casa Italia Pizzeria: 4JF2+RG3, Malang Rapat, Gunung Kijang, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands, Indonesia | Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm (Tues – Sun), 10pm – 12am (Mon)  | Tel: +62 812-2832-8711

The Compass Rose

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Complete your culinary trip to Bintan by visiting The Compass Rose. Located inside Bintan’s most famous glamping resort, The ANMON Resort Bintan, The Compass Rose serves a feast of local and fusion Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.

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All menu items at The Compass Rose restaurant have been curated by experienced chefs so it is no wonder that they are exquisitely flavourful. The place offers a warm yet exclusive ambience, perfect for those who yearn for a more intimate dining experience with their loved ones. When visiting Bintan, make sure to visit The Compass Rose at The ANMON Resort Bintan.

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The Compass Rose: Kawasan Pariwisata Jalan Raja Haji Fisabililah No.88, Sebong Lagoi, Tlk. Sebong, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29155, Indonesia | Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Sun - Thurs), 12pm – 12am (Fri - Sat)  | Tel: +62 770 691266

5. The Best Historical Landmarks to Visit in Bintan

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With the earliest history of Bintan Island dating back to 231 AD and with the island being occupied by a melting pot of cultures and peoples due to its strategic location as a trading port, Bintan has a very rich history and some are reflected through the island’s many historical sites. 

Riau itself has been home to the Malay and Orang Laut people (sea nomads) for centuries. It also has been a haven for migrants from South China and Indochina.

 

500 Lohan Temple

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Its actual name is Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and one of Bintan’s best hidden gems. The temple is located in Kijang, South Bintan, which is a short drive from Tanjung Pinang. 

The main attraction at the 500 Lohan Temple is the 500 life-sized Lohan or stone statues with complex physiques and facial expressions. Each of the statues is unique and different from one another. Facing the 500 arhats (one who has gained insight into the true nature of existence and has achieved nirvana) are another three great bodhisattvas (enlightened beings who have put off entering paradise in order to help others attain enlightenment); Wen Shu Bodhisattva sitting on a lion, Puxian Bodhisattva sitting on an elephant and Guan Yin holding a willow.

500 Lohan Temple may not exactly be the easiest place to get to and is truly a “hidden gem” but feel free to approach any of the friendly locals in the area; they would be more than happy to guide you to the temple. This is one historical landmark that you must not miss out on visiting!

500 Lohan Temple: WG3Q+WX4, Batu 13, Kec. Tanjungpinang Tim., Kota Tanjung Pinang, Kepulauan Riau 29125, Indonesia

 

Vihara Avalokitesvara Graha

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The Vihara Avalokitesvara Graha is the largest Buddhist temple in all of Southeast Asia, with a landmass of 10 hectares. Located in Tanjung Pinang City, Vihara Avalokitesvara Graha is one historical evidence of the existence of the Chinese community in Tanjung Pinang for centuries. 

The sacred temple was built by the Chinese community to serve as a place to deepen religious knowledge and a place of study for monks, sangha (the Buddhist community), and teachers both from local and foreign countries such as China, Singapore and Malaysia.

Aside from functioning as a place of worship, the Vihara Avalokitesvara Graha is also one of the most-visited destinations for tourists who come to Bintan. Apart from the magnificent buildings and landscaped gardens and parks, the statue of Goddess Guan Yin within the temple is also an attraction for tourists.

Vihara Avalokitesvara Graha: pinamg, Tj. Unggat, Bukit Bestari, Kota Tanjung Pinang, Kepulauan Riau 29125, Indonesia 

 

Banyan Tree Temple

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The Banyan Tree Temple is a Chinese shrine that functions as a place of worship for locals. The most fascinating feature of this temple is that ancient trees that have been around for hundreds of years entwine and grow around the building of the temple, cocooning it almost in a protective embrace. Because of its riveting display, many tourists from far and wide have travelled to the Banyan Tree Temple to gaze upon this marvel.

Based on the story written on the signpost, the tree has been around since 1811. Formerly, it was the residence of a Chinese captain, Chiao Ch'en. After the place was abandoned by the owner of the house, local residents took the initiative to make a house of worship considering that there were many residents of Chinese descent on Bintan Island.

Banyan Tree Temple: Senggarang, Tanjungpinang City, Senggarang, Tanjungpinang Kota, Kota Tanjung Pinang, Kepulauan Riau 29115, Indonesia.

 

 

Mesjid Raya Sultan Riau

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Located in Penyengat, Tanjung Pinang, Mesjid Raya Sultan Riau, or the Grand Mosque of the Sultan of Riau is eye-catching with its striking colours of royal yellow and green, making it the first thing that catches your eye as soon as you approach Pulau Penyengat. 

Known as the “Jewel of the Island”, the mosque is a majestic structure comprising of 13 domes and four minarets, making up to 17, which is the number of raka’ats (sections of prayer) a Muslim has to complete in one day. 

Mesjid Raya Sultan Riau: WCHC+Q55, Penyengat, Tanjungpinang City, Tanjung Pinang City, Riau Islands 29114, Indonesia

 

 

6. Nature Attractions to Visit in Bintan

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Bintan is not only just about the exotic beaches and high-end resorts or world-class golf courses, the island is abundant in greenery, natural sights and breath-taking wonder that are no doubt, worth exploring.

Gurun Pasir Busung

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Even though it seems impossible to find a desert in Bintan, a tropical island, Bintan once again mesmerises us with its charming and unexpected beauty. 

Gurun Pasir Busung was once a sand-excavation site, but when it became prohibited to mine sand, the project was left abandoned, and the area left untouched. The passage of time, together with exposure to the elements, resulted in the area being transformed into a desert sandscape with gentle slopes of rolling sand dunes in varying hues of brown.

It exudes a mysterious and picturesque vibe that transports you away from balmy, tropical Bintan to the middle of an Arabian dream. Be sure to bring along with you your camera to immortalise the moment with loved ones. After all, with such a stunning backdrop, Gurun Pasir Busung would make for an Instagram-worthy shot.

Gurun Pasir Busung: Jl. Raya Busung, Busung, Seri Kuala Lobam, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29152, Indonesia | Opening Hours: 7am – 6pm (Mon – Sun) | Tel: +62 823-9119-9163

 

Mount Bintan

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Mount Bintan is arguably one of the most intriguing hidden treasures of the island. Standing at 340 meters in height, Mount Bintan is a relatively small mountain that would be a great climb even for beginners. There is a readily accessible, well-marked, single trail that will take you up the mountain on one side and come down on the other and the entire trek would only take three to four hours to complete. 

While hiking Mount Bintan, you will find yourself surrounded by a beautiful rainforest. You might even spot some rare wild animals along the way such as monkeys, deer and tropical birds! If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, climbing Mount Bintan would be something up your alley. 

Mount Bintan: 3FF3+5MH, Bintan Buyu, Teluk Bintan, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands, Indonesia

 

Danau Biru Kawal

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Bintan Island is known for its pristine beaches and seawater so blue and clear it takes your breath away, but visiting Danau Biru Kawal, the Blue Lake, will be just as breath-taking. With its turquoise blue waters and vistas of majestic rock formations, you won’t be short of picture-perfect views at Danau Biru Kawal.

A surprising fact: even though Danau Biru Kawal might seem like a natural oasis, you may be amazed to learn that it was in fact created as a result of mining activity in the region. It was once just a large crater in an abandoned mining site that’s filled with rainwater over time. The area is quite secluded so you might find it peaceful coming here. 

Danau Biru Kawal: XJF7+53X, Gunung Kijang, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands 29151, Indonesia | Opening Hours: Open Daily 24/7

 

Bintan’s Mangrove Forests

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Located at Sebong River, Lagoi, embark on a back-to-nature adventure as you cruise along the thick mangrove forests of the Bintan Mangrove and feast your eyes upon Bintan’s lush nature and vibrant green rainforest first-hand. 

The mangrove is home to a wide variety of indigenous flora and fauna as well as wildlife such as snakes, silver leaf monkeys, kingfishers, and even otters so keep an eye out for them! For an even more extraordinary experience, journey the forests at night and witness fireflies lighting up the mangrove like stars. 

Bintan Mangrove: Pertokoan Pujasera, Sebong Lagoi, Tlk. Sebong, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia | Opening Hours: 9am – 8pm (Mon – Sun) | Tel: +62 857-6294-2850

 

The Banyan Tree Temple

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Be amazed by the wonder that is the Banyan Tree Temple. As if in an embrace, a 200-year-old Banyan tree wraps its roots and branches around the temple, cocooning it and holding it together. It is truly a mystical sight to behold.

Much of how this temple came to be is unknown. However, Senggarang Village, where the temple is located, was believed to be one of the first major Chinese areas on Bintan Island and it is believed that prominent families of the time had built the shrine.

The Banyan Tree Temple: Senggarang, Tanjungpinang City, Senggarang, Tanjungpinang Kota, Kota Tanjung Pinang, Kepulauan Riau 29115, Indonesia

 

 

7. Most Beautiful and Exotic Beaches in Bintan

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As part of the Riau Archipelago in Indonesia, Bintan Island is fringed by sublime beaches and the wide, open sea with its thriving underwater wildlife. Not only that, as you delve further inland, lush greenery, tropical rainforests and stunning mangrove forests teeming with flora and fauna await you.

Its proximity to Singapore makes it a popular vacation spot among international tourists. For those who seek adventures in the water or fancy a relaxing time sunbathing on the sand, Bintan is the place to go.

Get your sunscreen and diving gears ready as we share some of the most beautiful beaches on Bintan Island that you can visit!

Trikora Beach

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Pristine and picture-perfect, Trikora Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Bintan among tourists and locals. It is located in the Lagoi region and about 45 kilometres east of Tanjungpinang city, making it relatively easy to reach.

Trikora Beach’s unique charms lie in its dazzling white shores and aquamarine waters, a tranquil and peaceful respite. Here, sunbathe on the warm sandy beach, play a game of volleyball or even snorkel in the crystalline waters!

Trikora Beach: Trikora Beach, trikora, Kawal, Gn. Kijang, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29151, Indonesia

 

White Sands Island

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Situated a mere 15-minute ferry ride from Trikora Beach, White Sands Island (or locally known as Pulau Beralas Pasir) is a private island named for its gleaming white sands and jewel-toned seas. 

On this private island, guests will get to enjoy a myriad of exclusive activities such as beach volleyball, snorkelling, kayaking and diving. There are also resorts and villas on the island to house guests. 

White Sand Island: White Sands Island, Jln. Wisata Bahari, Trikora km. 38, 29151 Tanjungpinang, Indonesia

 

Lagoi Beach

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Lagoi Beach is located in the subdistrict at the northern tip of Bintan Island. Its majestic beach view rivals that of the ones in Bali or Lombok with an unblocked view of the horizon from which one can admire the rising and setting of the sun. Tourists can enjoy outdoor activities such as sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, diving or simply walking along the coastline. 

Lagoi Beach is also a short walk away from Plaza Lagoi so guests may swing by the many dining establishments there serving local delicacies such as seafood and traditional Indonesian cuisine. 

Lagoi Beach: Sebong Lagoi, Teluk Sebong, Sebong Lagoi, Tlk. Sebong, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia

 

Hamid Beach

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If you are looking for a quiet beachside getaway on Bintan Island, why not check out Hamid Beach? Located on the north-western coast of Bintan, Hamid Beach sees fewer beach-goers than any of the other beaches on the island, making it the ideal spot for some serene downtime away from the buzz of a crowd. Its clear waters are perfect for swimming and snorkelling in and we reckon that the best time to visit is just before sunset when you will be rewarded with a mesmerising, panoramic sunset view.

Hamid Beach: Pantai Hamid, Jalan Manggar, Tanjung Uban Utara, Bintan Utara, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29152, Indonesia

 

Sekera Beach

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Another lesser-known beach on Bintan Island is the Sekera Beach. This beach features long stretches of shallow water which is great for a swim and even kayaking. Spending a day at this quiet spot also means being away from other tourists and locals for a relaxing escapade by the beach. With plenty of benches, playgrounds and restaurants dotting the area, visitors may also enjoy a picnic with family and loved ones amidst a beautiful ocean backdrop.

Sekera Beach: Pantai Sekera Bintan, Riau Islands, Indonesia

 

 

8. Visiting the Crystal Lagoon on Bintan Island

Splashing’ Water at Crystal Lagoon

No visit to Bintan is complete without a trip to Treasure Bay Bintan! As a waterfront resort city, Treasure Bay spans a whopping 338 hectares. Together with the plentiful exotic beaches and proximity to Singapore, this ambitious project was planned to hold many attractions for international tourists from oceans and even continents away, as well as those from nearby regions.

Treasure Bay Bintan is intended to have many “first in Asia” projects, including the first largest man-made seawater lagoon, the Crystal Lagoon. The visually-stunning Crystal Lagoon, with its clear blue waters, is a state-of-the-art recreational lagoon that can host an extensive range of sporting activities such as kayaking, swimming and wakeboarding. Such diverse activities would be suitable for people of all ages.

Crystal Lagoon Bintan Highlights

Massive Area

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White sands and crystal-clear waters, the Crystal Lagoon Bintan stretches 6.3 hectares and is a wonder to behold. The lagoon features calm seawater which has gone through a filtering process to provide perfect water condition all year long. With a measurement of 800 meters from one end to another, the surface area of Crystal Lagoon is equivalent to 50 Olympic-size swimming pools. With such an expansive area, recreational and water sport activities can be comfortably accommodated at the Crystal Lagoon to entertain guests. 

Eco-friendly and Sustainable

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Crystal Lagoon Bintan was constructed with a patented eco-friendly technology that is sustainable and safe for the environment. This technology has enabled limited resources such as water and energy, to be used more efficiently, allowing for a more sustainable operation of the lagoon. In fact, it only consumes a mere 2% of the energy required by other conventional filtration pools! By employing the use of such state-of-the-art technology, Crystal Lagoon maintains its stunning turquoise waters all year round to offer an incredibly beautiful beach view for visitors.

Various Fun Water Activities

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Love water sports and having a fun time out in the sun? The 6.3-hectare Crystal Lagoon Bintan was specifically designed to accommodate a multitude of water activities such as kayaking, sailing, snorkelling, wakeboarding and so much more.

For the thrill-seeker, the Jetovator, a flying water sport activity, is a must-try. In this exciting activity, be propelled into the air by powerful jets of water and fly across the lagoon. Kayaks can also be rented for the avid kayaker. For first-timers looking to pick up a new sport, the Crystal Lagoon, with its calm waters, would be the perfect spot to acquaint yourself with kayaking. If you are looking to simply relax or sunbathe, there are floats in the shape of unicorns and doughnuts around the lagoon that you can hop on as well.

Perfect for the Whole Family

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If you are bringing children, there is a floating playground that offers endless adventures for the little ones. With experienced staff stationed around the lagoon to make sure that children are playing safely, parents may have a peace of mind. Not only that, but the gorgeous turquoise hue of the sparkling waters at Crystal Lagoon Bintan is also a perfect backdrop for capturing special moments for your photobook or Instagram.

Surrounded by World Class Resorts

surrounded by world class resort

As the icing on the cake, the area around Crystal Lagoon Bintan is surrounded with accommodation for tourists. After revelling in fun water sports activities or dipping your toes in the lagoon, head back to your resort which is just steps away. 

Hungry after a swim? You will be happy to discover that there is a good deal of restaurants with myriad cuisines surrounding the lagoon such as The Compass Rose, Patio and others.

 

9. The ANMON Resort Bintan, a Resort You Don’t Want to Miss

If you have been looking to plan a getaway with friends and family, The ANMON Resort Bintan may just be the holiday destination to check off your bucket list.

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This resort in Bintan is situated within Treasure Bay, an emerging tourism hub, and just steps away from the Crystal Lagoon. It is a desert-themed glamping resort that will take you away from the mundanities of real-life and into a desert adventure. This self-contained resort features 100 deluxe teepee-style glamping tents, each 45 square metres in size with a towering 8-metre high ceiling, and all equipped with private en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and enclosed patios. 

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Guests of The ANMON Resort Bintan will have their first experience with the resort at a spacious lobby with décor inspired by burnished sands of the desert, comfy deep sofas and lounge chairs. Not only has the area been designed to offer guests the best check-in experience possible, the open space also inspires meaningful conversations amongst staff and guests. 

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While exploring the property, guests will find that all of the structures at the resort follow a common colour scheme of natural wood, pale white, beige and leafy green to mimic a desert landscape, the perfect, Instagram-worthy backdrop for shutterbugs.

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Aside from the welcoming lobby and cosy teepee-style lodgings, The ANMON Resort Bintan also has food and beverage establishments on its premises. Their signature dining establishment, The Compass Rose restaurant, offers a variety of local and fusion Mediterranean-inspired cuisines whipped up by highly talented chefs. Just across the lobby is the Tipi Bar where guests can also enjoy spending the evening sipping on cocktails and dancing away to party tunes. Most notable is the Tipi Bar’s vast selection of unique cocktails curated by award-winning mixologists.

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In the development of eco-tourism, The ANMON Resort Bintan is also making conscious efforts to make positive contributions to the environment. To ensure that minimal plastic is being used, teepee tents at the resort are furnished with sustainable bathroom amenities that come in recyclable bottles. Every room also has a skylight fixture that illuminates the space with natural light during the day to conserve electricity. On top of that, the resort’s open concept dramatically cuts down the use of electricity. In a bid to keep the ecosystems of the area intact, The ANMON Resort Bintan was specially designed by developers to integrate into the natural environment of Bintan.

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Aside from the dining establishments, swimming pools and outdoor cinema experience, The ANMON Resort Bintan is also strategically located next to the Crystal Lagoon, the largest man-made seawater lagoon in Southeast Asia and other natural attractions that guests can pack their itinerary with.

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For a rare, intimate encounter with Mother Nature, while enjoying the comforts of modern-day living, The ANMON Resort Bintan would be the ideal holiday destination.

 

10.  Things to Do in Treasure Bay Bintan During Your Stay at ANMON Resort Bintan. 

the best resort in bintan and things to do while staying

 

Being located just an hour away from Singapore by ferry, Bintan Island is a popular holiday destination for many Singaporeans looking for an exotic beach getaway.

Pulling into the Bandar Bentan Telani (BBT) Ferry Terminal, visitors are often charmed by the enchanting sight of Bintan that greets them — the palm tree-lined beach, the crystal-clear waters and the sprawling resorts. One of the most stunning resorts on the island is none other than The ANMON Resort Bintan. This unique resort presents visitors with a distinguished experience like no other, an experience that is filled with adventure and wonder. One feature that makes The ANMON Resort Bintan stand out from the plentiful resorts that Bintan Island has to offer is a modern glamping experience that blends nature with urban living. From living in a teepee-style tent that is fully decked out with contemporary necessities to falling asleep beneath a sea of twinkling stars and taking part in the numerous fun-filled activities, this resort features a multitude of experiences to guide visitors on their journey to self-fulfilment. 

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The property spans over 20,000 square metres and features 100 deluxe teepee-style glamping tents, designed for the modern traveller in mind with open spaces to wander about on the premises and an enclosed patio in each tent for privacy.

The ANMON Resort Bintan has its own communal restaurant, The Compass Rose, which offers delicious local and Mediterranean-inspired cuisines on its breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Just across the lobby is the Tipi Bar, an open concept bar that is well-stocked with a wide selection of drinks, and manned by talented, award-winning mixologists who craft specially curated cocktails and mocktails.

Guests will find themselves with lots to do in and around the resort with a whole host of day and night activities available. If you are into water sports, there are activities like the Slip & Slide, Cable Tube, Wakeboarding and Lagoon Kayaking that you can try out in the Crystal Lagoon, the largest man-made sea water lagoon in South East Asia.

If you don’t mind getting a little dirty, try riding the ATV through jungle dirt trails! At night, other than winding down at the Tipi Bar, you can also enjoy a film screening at the outdoor cinema of The ANMON Resort Bintan or enjoy a tent-side BBQ under the stars, with a private BBQ chef!

For guests staying at The ANMON Resort Bintan, we have compiled a list of fun activities that you may explore around the area at Treasure Bay Bintan.

Segway Adventure

2-Wheeler Personal Transportation ata best resort in bintan

Get from one place to another or zip around the Crystal Lagoon on the coolest two-wheeler ever. Whether you are an expert on the segway or it is your first time riding this two-wheeler, every participant will have to go through a quick tutorial on safety and usage provided by instructors.

ATV Off-Road Trail

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ATV-riding is a fun-filled experience unlike any other. For the thrill-seeker, hop onto these all-terrain vehicles and rough it out through a private jungle trail.

Adventure Mangrove Night Tour

Adventure Mangrove Night Tour at best resort in bintan

Witness the dance of fireflies as they flit about in the almost magical setting of the mangrove forest after dark. Highly recommended for the urbanites to experience one of nature’s greatest wonders up close.

Bumper Boat

Bumper Boat at best resort in bintan

Most of us have played bumper cars but have you tried the activity…in a boat? Get ready for a splashing fun time in the water with a motorised bumper boat. The inflatable boat can be steered using a wheel and is equipped with a water cannon that is operated with an easy-to-use foot pump. Have a whale of a time water-tagging your friends in this super fun activity!

Chill Cove Wake Park

Chill Cove Wake Park at best resort in bintan

Chill Cove Wake Park has two separate installations of System 2.0 wake park systems from Sesitec Gmbh. Participants can wakeboard, waterski and kneeboard within the Crystal Lagoon without worrying about getting wiped out by waves like in an open sea, making it a great activity even for beginners.

Classic Car Fun Ride

Classic Car Fun Ride at best resort in bintan

Perfect for the family, enjoy a vintage Ford buggy ride around the Crystal Lagoon as you sit back and enjoy the sights. You may choose to alight at various points to take a walk before getting back on again.

Electric Scooter

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Travel in style on one of these snazzy Vespas and explore Bintan Treasure Bay! These electric scooters are available for rent for a full day so that you can take your time discovering the numerous attractions around Chill Cove. For shutterbugs, these flashy electric scooters also make for a perfect prop for those Instagram-worthy holiday shots.

Inflatable Kayak

Inflatable Kayak at best resort in bintan

 

Ever wanted to try kayaking in a safe environment? At the Crystal Lagoon, there are single and double kayaks available for beginners who would like to give this sport a go without the influence of ocean waves and currents. It is definitely a not-to-be-missed activity for those who are interested in trying out a new water sport activity while paddling around the lagoon.

Jetovator

Jetovator at best resort in bintan

One of the most exciting aerial water activities, the Jetovator is a water sports accessory that redirects water thrust to propel and elevate riders into mid-air. Fight your fear of heights and enjoy the experience of jetting above waters!

Mangrove Kayaking Tour

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Together with our experienced guides, paddle along the coast and enter the lush mangrove forests of Bintan. Appreciate the wonders of nature against a backdrop of endless greenery and learn about the amazing works of Earth's ecology. Eco-friendly kayaks, dewy fresh air and a forest teeming with exotic wildlife, this kayaking tour is sure to rekindle your connection to nature.

Mangrove Pontoon Cruise

Mangrove Pontoon Cruise at best resort in bintan

Explore enchanting mangrove forests on a relaxing pontoon cruise. Take snapshots of the thriving flora and fauna of the forest as you gently float along the meandering forest and bask in the tranquillity of nature.

Mini Electric ATV

Mini Electric ATV at best resort in bintan

Ignite the spark of adventure in your kids and let them hop onto a mini electric ATV to experience the thrill of riding their own ATV along the Crystal Lagoon.

Jetski

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Jet skiing is one of the most thrilling and popular activities that Bintan Treasure Bay has to offer. We recommend this activity for those who love the adrenaline rush of a high-speed sport and for those who would love to try a new activity. 

Rodeo Bull

Rodeo Bull at best resort in bintan

Calling out to all the cowboys or cowgirls of Chill Cove, here is your chance to show your bravery through the tradition of bull riding. Fun yet challenging, it takes more than just luck to stay on top. Start honing your skills now to be Chill Cove’s top bull rider!

Slip & Slide

Slip & Slide at best resort in bintan

Feel the thrill of sliding down a giant slide and plunging into the clear blue waters of the Crystal Lagoon! With an imposing height of 7.5 metres, this is definitely not for the faint of heart. However, there are smaller slides for those with a fear of heights.

Stand-Up Paddle

Stand-Up Paddle at best resort in Bintan

Stand-up paddling is a safe water activity suitable for people of all ages. If you’re new to stand-up paddling, you’ll be introduced to the skills you need to enjoy the experience by certified instructors. The instructors will walk you through techniques and tips on how to keep your balance so that by the end of the crash course, you should be able to paddle without much assistance. Each board can hold up to two people at a time and is one of the best ways to enjoy the sights around the Crystal Lagoon.

UTV Off-Road Trail (2-seater)

UTV Off-Road Trail (2-seater)

Take a ride on the wild side! For a full outdoor, off-road experience through the jungles of Bintan Island, ride on a UTV and crash through muddy trails for an adrenaline-pumping activity.

Water Sports Park at Best Resort In Bintan

Water Sports Park at best resort in bintan

Spanning an area of 40 metres by 30 metres, the inflatable structure of this attraction holds up to 40 people at any one time and serves as an obstacle course for sporting events, corporate team-building or just a place for everyone, including kids, to hang out and some guaranteed splashing fun.

Water Tricycle

Water Tricycle at best resort in bintan

Great for children and adults, the water tricycle is the perfect water activity for families to explore Crystal Lagoon leisurely.

Water ZOVB

Water ZOVB at best resort inbintan

Ever wanted to try walking on water? Get inside one of these inflatable water-walking ZOVB balls for a unique experience at the lagoon!

Wishing Sky Lantern

Wishing Sky Lantern at best resort in bintan

Pen down your wishes and dreams on a sky lantern and release it to the heavens. Watch hundreds of other lanterns fill the sky for a breath-taking spectacle and let your worries float away along with your lantern in this therapeutic activity.

Bon Fire

BonFire at best resot in bintan

Planning a family gathering or a corporate team-building retreat? Organize a bonfire and connect over shared stories by the glow of the fire or strum the guitar and sing along to evergreen campfire songs.

Aside from chilling by the pool and relaxing in your teepee tents at The ANMON Resort Bintan, there are lots to do in the area with activities catered to both thrill-seekers and those looking for more leisurely pastimes. To place your booking for any of the activities, visit the Bintan Treasure Bay website.

 

11. The ANMON Resort Bintan as One of the Most Instagrammable Resorts in Bintan

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In most recent years, there has been a rising trend of tourists prioritising the “Instagrammability” of a place when it comes to picking their next travel destination. Instagrammability relies heavily on the aesthetics of the location, or the picture-worthiness of a particular place. Given that Instagram is ranked as the fourth most used social media platform worldwide with 1.386 billion people using it every month, it is no surprise that the platform has shaped the way people — especially millennials — travel. People now use Instagram as a source for travel inspiration and often, they feel the need to impress their peers.

With this new trend in travel, many resorts are leveraging on this to promote their resorts as an Instagrammable holiday spot by having a curated feed on their social media pages to appeal to their target audience. 

In Indonesia, one of the most Instagrammable places happens to be located only an hour’s ferry ride from Singapore. Sunny tropical weather, warm turquoise waters, pristine sandy beaches and high-end resorts…these are just a handful of what Bintan Island has to offer. 

ANMON Instagrammable Resort near singapore

Of the many luxurious lodgings available on Bintan Island, a favourite resort amongst millennials is The ANMON Resort Bintan. Renowned for its deluxe teepee-style tents, The ANMON Resort Bintan is a desert-themed glamping resort set against a backdrop, not unlike that of a lavish desert encampment. The property is dotted with swaying palm trees, prickly cacti and bordered by South East Asia’s first and largest man-made seawater lagoon, the Crystal Lagoon. 

Instagrammable Resort in Bintan

The teepee-style tents where guests are housed in are beautifully furnished with timber interiors, a comfortable modular bed and a skylight positioned just above the bed to allow natural light to enter which is perfect for taking daytime photos. Each tent includes a private en-suite bathroom that is also decked out with timber finishings and outfitted with a full suite of sustainable toiletries and amenities.

Instagrammable Resort di Bintan

Luxurious lodgings aside, The ANMON Resort Bintan has an outdoor cinema for guests to enjoy films under the stars. For a quick bite or drink, the Tipi Bar serves up a selection of unique cocktails and mocktails handcrafted by award-winning mixologists and if guests need to refuel for a day of exciting activities, The Compass Rose offers a delectable range of Mediterranean-inspired fusion cuisine. Other than the array of lounging spots available on the 20,000-square-metre property of The ANMON Resort Bintan, there is also a swimming pool, event spaces and spa services available. In collaboration with highly-acclaimed graffiti artist, Odeith, guests will also find various spots across the resort that showcase massive murals by the talented artist where many a tourist have struck a pose or two against the artsy backdrop.

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Even though there is plenty to do within the resort, guests at The ANMON Resort Bintan may even consider venturing out to explore the Crystal Lagoon where water sports such as kayaking and wakeboarding are available.

Teepee-style tents in a neutral creamy white, brightly coloured murals, natural, leafy foliage and a gorgeous desert landscape, with beauty in every corner, The ANMON Resort Bintan definitely checks all the boxes for what it takes to be an Instagrammable resort. Best of all, the resort provides complimentary Wi-Fi for guests anywhere on the premises, enabling immediate access to your social media accounts. 

Unwind Within Nature at the Glamping Resort

 

12. Unwind Within Nature at the Glamping Resort

Holiday experiences where tourists get to live in teepee tents have been an increasing trend in recent years, especially amongst millennials and the young at heart. Such experiences allow tourists to experience camping in an ultra-comfortable environment, also known as glamping, or glamorous camping.

What is glamping?

Glamping offers an authentic camping experience in the wilderness with all of the comforts of modern-day necessities but without the hassle — a fusion between nature and luxury. Tourists seeking a glamping experience would find that it is an extraordinary and pleasant way to connect with nature while getting away from the more superficial “touristy” activities.

Many glamping resorts feature teepee tents, or popularly also known as “tipi” tents. They are cone-shaped tents built using a canvas covering with a shape and design that allow their occupants to stay warm during winter and cool during summer. Modern teepee tents in glamping sites are equipped with lavish king or queen beds along with fully-functioning en-suite bathrooms and air conditioners. They are also adorned with stunning décor. Be greeted by a night sky full of stars as soon as you set foot outside of the tent, or you can simply stargaze through the skylight panels that most teepee tents are fitted with. 

Why glamping?

Travellers get the best of both worlds with glamping: access to nature within a starred hotel. It is a perfect way of relaxation for outdoor enthusiasts who would still like to enjoy the luxuries of hotel amenities. Waking up to the sounds of nature is not a bad way to start the day; it refreshes, rejuvenates and sets a positive tone for the rest of the day. At night, guests will get to fall asleep beneath the beaming moon and a sky full of twinkling stars.

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Staying at The ANMON Resort Bintan

The ANMON Resort Bintan, in particular, is one such resort that offers guests a desert-themed glamping experience. In this one-of-a-kind experience, guests will be introduced to a nomadic life amidst a desert landscape where plenty of soulful experiences await. Each teepee tent is a spacious 45 square metres that is cooled by air-conditioning and fully equipped with all the necessary, modern-day amenities for a comfortable stay, including an en-suite bathroom. The tents also feature an airy but enclosed patio where tourists may have their meals, host gatherings or simply relax and people-watch. 

With the Crystal Lagoon nearby, guests may take a dip in the lagoon or have a go at the water sport activities in the area, such as kayaking and snorkelling. For those who prefer to stay within The ANMON Resort Bintan itself, the resort offers a wide variety of activities and facilities that guests can enjoy. Often, the resort hosts Zumba and salsation sessions conducted by in-house instructors and if guests are at the resort during festivities such as Christmas, Chinese New Year and even Halloween, there would be a special lineup of fun activities. Movie nights at The ANMON Resort Bintan is an unconventional affair with screenings held outdoors beneath the wide-open sky. Guests are welcome to enjoy a tent-side BBQ under the stars or choose to have their meals at The Compass Rose restaurant, where a Mediterranean-inspired fusion cuisine is served. Those who fancy a drink may swing by the Tipi Bar where award-winning mixologists whip up handcrafted cocktail and mocktail concoctions. 

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Fun activities and soulful experiences aside, The ANMON Resort Bintan provides guests with a genuine nomadic adventure that will take them along a journey of self-discovery. And what better way to connect with ourselves and nature whilst remaining in relative comfort than a glamping experience?

 

13. Travelling From Singapore to Bintan

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For those looking to make a trip to Bintan Island, this guide will take you through everything you need to know to get here.

Changi Airport 🡪 Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT) 🡪 Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal (BBT)

For international guests, the easiest way to get to Bintan Island is via Singapore. The trip from Singapore to Bintan Island takes about 90 minutes.

From Changi Airport to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT)

For international guests travelling through Singapore Changi Airport, taxi service is available at any of the terminals at Changi Airport. Getting to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal from Changi Airport by taxi is pretty quick — it will only take approximately 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Other than a taxi, tourists can also get to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal via the Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) Train Service, followed by a bus transfer:

●    From Changi Airport MRT Station, take the train on the East-West Line to Tanah Merah MRT Station
●    Upon alighting at Tanah Merah MRT station, exit the train station via Exit B and proceed to Bus Stop 85091 (Tanah Merah Stn Exit B)
●    Board SBS Transit Bus Service 35 and alight at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

*For international guests travelling through Singapore Changi Airport, Changi Airport MRT Station is at the basement of Terminal 2 and 3, individuals arriving at Terminal 1 are required to take the Sky Train towards either Terminal 2 or 3.

From Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT) to Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal (BBT)

Bintan Resorts Ferries is a regular ferry service that plies between Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Singapore and Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal, Bintan Resorts on a daily basis. The high-speed catamaran ferry ride brings you to Bintan Resorts in only 60 minutes.

Ferry tickets can be booked online via Bintan Resort Ferries at www.brf.com.sg. Visitors can also purchase their ferry tickets at the ferry terminal. Cash and card payments are accepted over the Bintan Resort Ferries Counter.

Things to note:
●    Bintan, Indonesia is 1 hour behind Singapore
●    Please check in at least 1.5 hours before the ferry departure time
●    Optional purchase of AIG travel insurance (Bintan) is available via Bintan Resort Ferries website

Complimentary transfer services to The ANMON Resort Bintan are available from Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal. To inform us of the timing for your ferry’s arrival, write in to us at iwanttostay@theanmon.com

When you depart from The ANMON Resort Bintan, we also provide shuttle bus services to Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal, which takes you to the terminal 1 hour prior to your ferry’s departure timing.

For travellers that are looking to host big groups, or private charters from and/or to Singapore, it can be arranged with Bintan Resort Ferries. Simply reach out to them at:

●    Tel: +65 6661 0230
●    Email: sales@brf.com.sg

Do you need a visa to go to Bintan Island?

do you need a visa to go to bintan?

To travel to Bintan, you will need to have a visa and passport with more than six months validity from the date of travel. Luckily, Indonesia now issues special Short Visit Visa permits to nationalities of up to 169 countries, including Singapore. This special-issued Visa will now allow you to have a day trip to Bintan and is valid for 30 days.

Is Bintan worth a visit?

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Famous for its luxury resorts, there is an impression that a trip to Bintan can rack up quite a fee. With most of the resorts in Bintan being on the more high-end range as well as its proximity to Singapore, the cost of accommodation on Bintan can indeed be quite expensive.

However, there are still many resorts on the island that are priced more affordably yet maintain an excellent level of hospitality and state-of-the-art facilities, of which, one is The ANMON Resort Bintan.

Bintan Island is also a melting pot of cultures and cuisines with many restaurants and food centres serving a variety of high-quality food items that are priced reasonably. When visiting Bintan, be prepared to tantalise your tastebuds with flavours and cuisines that you won’t soon forget. 

Overall, Bintan offers a peacefulness that you cannot get anywhere else. Not only do the deluxe resorts and bungalows offer guests a taste of luxury, but also the experience of being so removed from the superficial world that guests get to properly disconnect and recharge. 

Video Trip To Bintan From Singapore

 

14. Travelling From Jakarta to Bintan

Bintan can be visited from all over Indonesia by air or via Batam by ferry. Here are some ways you may get to Bintan Island from Indonesia: 

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1. From Soekarno Hatta Airport (Jakarta) to Raja Haji Fisabilillah Bintan

Domestic flights to Bintan Island are also available within Indonesia. Visitors can choose to take a domestic flight to Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport in Kijang, Bintan Island from Jakarta, Perkanbaru, Matak, Batam, Dabo Singkep or Natuna. 

Land transport from Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport to The ANMON Resort Bintan is about 80 minutes. Taxi service is available at the airport. Likewise, travellers who are looking to host big groups can contact us at iwanttostay@theanmon.com for transportation to The ANMON Resort Bintan.

2. Soekarno Hatta Airport 🡪 Hang Nadim Airport 🡪 Punggur Ferry Terminal 🡪 Tanjung Uban Ferry Terminal

The trip takes about 2 - 3 hours from Jakarta to Bintan.

Hang Nadim Airport Batam 🡪 Punggur Ferry Terminal Batam

For guests travelling through Hang Nadim Airport, taxi service is available at any of Hang Nadim Airport’s terminals. The taxi ride takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on the traffic conditions.

Punggur Ferry Terminal Batam 🡪 Tanjung Uban Ferry Terminal

For guests travelling through Punggur Ferry Terminal Batam, there are two kinds of transportation to Bintan, ferry and speedboat.

a. Ferry (roro)
Ferry services are available daily from 8 am – 5.30 pm with an interval of 1 hour 15 minutes. The ride takes about 60 minutes.

b. Speedboat
Speedboat is much faster than the ferry and takes about 15 minutes from Punggur (Batam) to Tanjung Uban (Bintan). Services are available daily from 7 am – 6 pm.

Once you arrive at Tanjung Uban Ferry Terminal, you can hop on a taxi to take you to The ANMON Resort Bintan. Taxi rides usually take about 45 minutes and with taxis being readily available at the terminal, visitors should have no issues finding one easily.

See you soon at The ANMON Resort Bintan. 

EVENT DOMES
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NOT YOUR TYPICAL MEETINGS

The event domes features rustic canvas walls, air-conditioning and audio and visual equipment. Tables and chairs can be arranged in theatre, classroom, cluster or u-shaped style. For more details, feel free to reach out to our friendly sales team here.

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THE COMPASS ROSE

INDULGE, RELISH, CONNECT

Food taste better when they’re shared. Here, nourish yourself with the nectar of Mediterranean-inspired fusion cuisine amidst great company. Give and take with our tribe – every meal is a chance for connection, an invitation to new beginnings.

THE OASIS

SPARKLING WATERS IN THE HEART OF THE DESERT

Parties at The Oasis are never just revels. They’re about creating genuine connections and making a statement. Immerse yourself in our cool waters with floats aplenty, and redefine poolside chilling with our unique outdoor cinema experience.

TIPI BAR

SPIRITS FOR
KINDRED SPIRITS

Our very own desert-inspired Tipi Bar offers unique craft cocktails, specially created by our award-winning mixologists. Embrace the soul of the desert over good conversations and spirits aplenty.

LAWN

MINGLE WITH
LIKE MINDED COMMUNITY

Delve right into the heart of nature with the community spirit. An ideal space for special occasions, birthdays, weddings, and more. Find out more from our team here.

LOBBY

REDISCOVER
AND CONNECT

Step into the spacious expanse of our lobby, where all paths converge. While away languid afternoons as you share your stories with fellow kindred spirits.

With the facilities & activities available in the resort premises, ANMON is best for families with children aged 5 years old and above.

BINTAN RESORTS HAS LAUNCHED TRAVEL BUBBLE WITH SINGAPORE

EFFECTIVE 25 FEBRUARY 2022.

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We look forward to welcoming you to ANMON soon!