Six Fun Things to Do When You Visit Bintan Island
28 Sep 2022
Not only Bali, Raja Ampat or Lombok, Indonesia still has many beautiful islands you can explore, and Bintan Island is one of them. Bintan is located in Riau Islands and incredibly famous for its luxury resorts. This island has exotic travel destinations with the charm of tropical climate all year round where visitors are spoiled with the view of the warm turquoise waters of the South China Sea and sparkling white sandy beaches. We have summarized for you some interesting activities that should not be missed when you are in Bintan.
1. Get to see the beauty of thousand faces of Lohan Statues at Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva.
Address: Batu 14 towards Kijang, Tanjung Pinang, Bintan, Kepulauan Riau
Entrance Ticket: IDR 5.000,00.
Picture of Lohan Statues at Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva
Vihara Ksitigrabha Bodhisattva is one of the most attractive religious sites in Bintan. You can find five hundred statues of normal-sized Buddha’s disciples in thousand faces and expressions. Look at how unique the statues are and how they are looked different from one another. You can learn more about the statues from the carvings at the bottom of their feet.
2. Enjoy snorkelling adventure and explore the beauty of under water at Tasik Divers Bintan.
Address: Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29153
Entrance Ticket: IDR 250.000,00.
Don't miss your chance to explore the underwater beauty of Bintan and try an unforgettable snorkelling experience at Tasik Divers Bintan. You will not be bored spending hours or even days gazing at the charm of the exotic underwater world and the rich marine line, with rows of beautiful coral reefs and colourful fish (especially the clownfish). The best part of it is that you don't have to spend too much times just enjoy it all. Don't forget to bring your waterproof camera to capture those special moments!
Picture of Tasik Divers Bintan
3. Relax and play at Treasure Bay Bintan.
Address: Jl. Raja H. No.KM 01, Sebong Lagoi, Kec. Tlk. Sebong, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29155.
Entrance Ticket: IDR 120.000,00 - IDR 750.000,00 (varies depend on the package).
Picture of Treasure Bay Bintan
Even more than just a resort complex, Treasure Bay Bintan is a “glowing treasure” and may be categorized as a resort-city that offers a variety of luxuries that will give you the most memorable vacation experience.
Picture of The Canopi at Treasure Bay Bintan
You can start experiencing the thrill of camping with luxury amenities at The Canopi. The guests will be invited to feel the atmosphere of staying in a tent whilst enjoying the comfort of a five-star resort. There are forty-one tents at The Canopi, each of which is surrounded by soothing green trees with views of the mangrove river and the sea in the distance. Each tent is equipped with air conditioning facilities, mosquito netted beds, an outdoor hot tub, and a stable Wi-Fi connection.
Picture of Crystal Lagoon at Treasure Bay Bintan
After that you can continue to explore the most beautiful artificial sea in Southeast Asia called Crystal Lagoon. Bearing the name as the first artificial seawater lagoon in Southeast Asia, Crystal Lagoon offers an epic view of water with bluish gradations and soft white sand that promises the most memorable holiday atmosphere.
Picture of Chill Cove Wake Park at Treasure Bay Bintan
If you are a fan of adrenaline water park, then try to explore more at Bintan Wake Park (Chill Cove Wake Park). Chill Cove Wake Park is the newest wakeboarding facility (a combination of skateboarding and surfing) in Bintan. This sport requires you to stand on a surfboard and be pulled by a rope. Can you imagine how thrilling it is?
Picture of Zovb Balls at Chill Cove Wake Park
If wakeboarding is not enough to satisfy your adrenaline cravings, there are still many other exciting water activities available for you. Try flying using a jetovator or driving an underwater scooter under water, for example. If you do not dare to do all of that, you can at least try walking on water using Zovb Balls.
4. Spending your time on a remote paradise island at White Sands Island.
Address: between Tanjungpinang and Bintan, Teluk Bakau KM 37 Trikora.
Entrance Ticket: IDR 150.000,00.
Picture of White Sands Island
White Sands Island is not an ordinary resort, it is a private island where guests are invited to enjoy a vacation to their heart's content in a tropical setting. You can spend your time here by snorkelling, enjoying the underwater beauty, canoeing around the island, or camping under the stars. You can also simply sit by the bar while enjoying some meals and drinks waiting for the sunset view right in front of you.
5. Explore an exotic desert: Busung Desert
Address: Busung, Seri Kuala Lobam, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29152
Entrance Ticket: Free
Picture of Busung Desert
It is undeniable that Indonesia has a remarkably diverse landscape. Even in the midst of shady forests and tropical beaches, you can find a stretch of desert like what you can see at Busung Desert. This location was once a bauxite mining site which has now transformed into a beautiful desert, and it is almost similar like those in the Middle East! However, since this place has not been fully developed as a tourist destination, this place is still relatively quiet even though the access to the desert is not too difficult. You can see it right on the edge of Jalan Raya Busung. The downside is that this place is not accessible using public transportation.
6. Look at beautiful lakes with surreal panoramas at Blue Lake, Kawal.
Address: Gn. Kijang, Kec. Gn. Kijang, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau
Entrance Ticket: IDR 5.000,00.
Picture of Blue Lake Kawal Bintan
Picture source: https://www.indonesia.travel/
Even though the color of water in Blue Lake and Bintan’s ocean are both blue, but for some reasons the blue water from this lake is much more hypnotic. The view in this magical place looks even more spectacular with the contrasting white sand dunes around. It is so beautiful which you certainly would not suspect that this lake was not created naturally. This lake was a result of mining activities that are still being conducted. Blue Lake is still relatively quiet so that you can take as many pictures as you want as long as you obey the rules and don’t forget to stay careful during your visit.
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