As a part of the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia, Bintan Island stands a short boat ride away from Singapore. Replete with luxury resorts, this island has garnered recognition as an esteemed tourist destination. Here’s what a day in your Bintan vacation would look like.
Learn a Historical Handicraft
Fancy taking home a personalised Batik masterpiece, crafted by your own hands? While the things to do in Bintan are many and spread across the island, The Residence Bintan offers an exclusive 1hour session of traditional fabric making and dyeing, also known as Batik making. Guests will be provided with ink, tools and fabric for a hands-on experience on how this age-old historical handicraft comes to life
A Visit to the Lagoi Beach Village
In the North Bintan sub-district lies the Lagoi beach. Witness 35 kilometres of absolute bliss with a coastal stretch of pristine beaches to savour for a lifetime, as the South China Sea brings about its well wishes to you. Engulf in a wide array of water sports like kayaking, snorkelling or jet skiing and enjoy a game of volleyball while gazing out into a panoramic view of the majestic ocean.
A Posh Sport to Play
Bintan is known to attract a record number of golfers and host golf competitions with local and international participation. The Ria Bintan Golf Club and Laguna Golf Bintan, landscaped in challenging designs are some of the golf courses that host these competitions that welcome golf enthusiasts for weekend golf sessions and competitions.
Walk into 25 hectares of a wildlife refuge centre that shelters rescued, endangered Indonesian fauna. Some of these animals at the Safari Lagoi and Eco Farm include elephants, komodo dragons, peacocks, sun bears, crocodiles and many more. Most of these endangered animals have been rescued from the illegal pet trade and meat markets.