Activities in Bintan

About Bintan

Bintan is an island and regency in Riau Islands Province. Tanjungpinang is the capital of the province. The climate and exotic nature are the main attraction for domestic and foreign tourists, especially from Singapore.

Getting Around

The nearest airport is Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam. Batam airport serves domestic flights from Jakarta, Pekanbaru, Palembang, Medan, Surabaya and other cities. International route is also available, mainly from Malaysia. Then you can cross by ferry to get to Bintan Island with daily departures from Batam to Lagoi or Tanjung Pinang. Direct ferries are available from Singapore and Malaysia.

Get to know Bintan

5 Places You Must Visit in Bintan

Bintan Island is an island in Riau Islands Province. Tanjungpinang is also the capital of the province.

Lagoi Beach

Lagoi Beach

A popular beach in Bintan due to the clean and beautiful natural landscape. See the beautiful rows of coconut trees right on the beach. There are Mangrove Forest and Sebong River that you should visit as well.

Trikora Beach

Trikora Beach

Trikora Beach is located in Malang Rapat Village, Gunung Kijang District. This beach has blue water and white sand. Large rocks are found around the beach.

Penyengat Island

Penyengat Island

Penyengat Island has Riau Malay Kingdom’s heritages. Although it is a small island, there are quite many tourists who like to visit this island. Here you can also see the Sultan Riau Mosque with unique architecture.

Bintan Resort

Bintan Resort

The most popular destination in Bintan is Bintan Resort. The area is about 2,300 hectares wide. This resort is located right in above beautiful white sand with direct view to the South China Sea.

Tanjungpinang

Tanjungpinang

The capital city of Riau Islands province. You must visit Mangrove Sei Carang and Avalokitesvara Graha Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. Do not miss the Pencil Monument, a symbol of literacy in Riau Islands.

Tips for Traveling to Bintan

What are the things that you can do in Bintan?

  • Swimming, fishing, diving, snorkelling in Bintan Resort
  • Enjoy the ocean view in Lagoi
  • Playing golf
  • Day trip to Nikoi Island
  • Family recreation at Trikora Beach
  • See the ancient houses in Senggaran
  • Learn the heritage trail of Malay kingdom in Penyengat Island
  • Boat trip to go around mangrove ecosystem
  • Visit Banyan Tree or Chinese Temple
  • Shopping at Pasar Basah

What food should you try in Bintan?

  • Gonggong (snail), spicy crab, steamed shrimp, spicy sauce grilled fish, drunken shrimp

What should you know about Bintan?

  • There is no many public transportation but you can rent a car or motorcycle to travel around