From elegant hotels and apartments to exciting must-dos and must-sees, Bintan Resorts is home to myriad facilities for you to have an unforgettable beach holiday! By Rashima Nagpal
Bintan is a beautiful island, part of the Riau Archipelago in Indonesia, a short catamaran-ride away from Singapore. Towards the northern coast of this tropical paradise, Bintan Resorts is an integrated beach resort destination, popular among tourists. It features a variety of accommodation options; from family-friendly resorts like Nirwana Gardens, Bintan Lagoon Resort or The Canopi, to more exclusive luxurious abodes like Banyan Tree Bintan and The Sanchaya, there’s something for everybody.
Even in terms of food, Bintan Resorts is home to different cuisines including vegetarian delicacies, Indian varieties, and of course local seafood specialities. Among some of the scrumptious must-try would be the Lamb Chop Tandoori at Spice Restaurant, Nirwana Gardens, and the Roti Prata at Fiesta, Bintan Lagoon Resort.
When here, one must make the best of the tropical beauty and indulge in activities indigenous to Bintan. If you’re a wildlife enthusiast, embark on a 60-minute Mangrove Discovery Tour through the forest along Sebung River. If you choose to take the tour at night, you get to experience the landscape in a different light – marked by brilliant fireflies and starry skies.
There’s also the Safari Lagoi & Eco Farm Tour fit for the adventure-seeker; explore the region’s rich flora and fauna including endangered orangutans, Komodo dragons, sun bears, elephants, and a traditional serving of Rojak after the educational tour.
For the water-babies, the Lagoi Bay Snorkelling Day Trip is ideal. The world underneath the waters of Lagoi Beach is just as fascinating, or maybe more, as the one above. Post your underwater exploration, unwind with a satisfying meal at Plaza Lagoi followed by a rejuvenating massage at one of the spas in the mall. Other than snorkelling, you could try out Jet Skiing, kayaking or more water sports.
To make the best of what Bintan has to offer, opt for the Bintan Day Discovery or Bintan Night Explorer pass. Featuring all-encompassing itineraries, both the tours let you bask in the essence of the Indonesian island at a steady pace. Apart from the Mangrove forest, and Safari Lagoi & Eco Farm, you are taken to Rumah Imaji (the imagination house featuring 3D, inverted, and illusionary settings inspired by the region), Food ★gram (a one-stop food court), and Lagoi Bay Lantern Park (a garden with 21 different lantern displays of sea creatures and local land species).
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