Bintan

Just a short ferry ride from Singapore, the largest island in the Riau Archipelago is a tropical paradise filled with white-sandy beaches and lush rainforests.

Bintan Island is the largest in the Riau Archipelago, a cluster of nearly 3,000 islands just off the coast of Singapore. Visit this scenic island to enjoy the tropical weather, sandy beaches, fascinating marketplaces and delicious local cuisine.

Begin your visit in Tanjung Pinang, the capital of the Riau Islands. This bustling city is a hub of Malay music and dance. The market here is a perfect place to purchase local handicrafts, such as hand-carved wooden keepsakes or Indonesian textiles. Be sure to try a piece of Thousand Layer Cake, a decadent local specialty.

Bintan Resorts is the island’s main attraction. Stretching nearly 2,428 hectares (6,000 acres) along the north of the island, the area takes up the entire South China Sea coastline. This family-oriented destination is comprised of several independent resorts. Enjoy an all-inclusive experience and the activities that the resorts offer, from relaxing on white-sand beaches to taking a scuba lesson. There are also several good restaurants and an exciting nightlife.

If you want to enjoy the beaches without the crowds, head to the eastern side of Bintan. Here, the four beaches at Trikora are ideal for trying windsurfing or enjoying a serene picnic. Amenities are scarce here, but Beach Four connects to Bintan Resorts and all its facilities.

Although Bintan Island is generally safe, Bintan Resorts is separated from the rest of the island by checkpoints monitored by armed guards. This part of the island and its industrial development contrast with the pristine white beaches presented by the resort.

Explore the island’s natural beauty at Gunung Bintan Peak. Trek through tropical rainforest as you climb mountain trails. Several small villages at the mountain’s base offer refreshments.

Although there is a small airport on the island, several ferry lines with frequent departures make it easy to get to surrounding islands and cities.

Top hotels in Bintan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The ANMON Resort Bintan
The ANMON Resort Bintan
4 out of 5
Jln. Raja Haji KM 01, No.88, Kawasan, Pariwisata, Teluk Sebong Lagoi, Bintan, Riau
SG$145
per night
27 Nov-28 Nov

Situated by the sea, this tentalow is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Pulau Marawang and 7 mi (11.3 km) from Ria Bintan Golf Club.

4.4/5Excellent! (52 reviews)

"A great escape from Singapore. Really lovely accommodation and such a fun setting"…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov,2019

The ANMON Resort Bintan
The Residence Bintan
The Residence Bintan
5 out of 5
Kampung Galang Batang, Gunung Kijang, Kijang. Kepulauan Riau. Indonesia, Bintan, Kijang
SG$159
per night
18 Dec-19 Dec

This Bintan hotel is on the beach, 14.2 mi (22.9 km) from Trikora Beach, and within 25 mi (40 km) of Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal and Gunung Bintan. Santa Maria ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (241 reviews)

"Good stay for the weekend away from Singapore. WiFi network is getting very weak (we have been visiting the property 4x now)."…"

Reviewed on 17 Nov,2019

The Residence Bintan
Bintan Lagoon Resort
Bintan Lagoon Resort
4.5 out of 5
Jalan Indera Segara Site A12, Lagoi, Bintan, Bintan Island
SG$140
per night
26 Nov-27 Nov

Located in Bintan, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Ria Bintan Golf Club, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Lagoi Bay Beach and ...

3.5/5Good! (856 reviews)

"The jetty was right next to bintan lagoon resort so you could practically walk up, unless you had lots of baggage then the shuttle service would drive you up to the reception area. Lots of people checked in around 10am and we were lucky to get our hotel room at 11am when check in time was 3pm. Room ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct,2019

Bintan Lagoon Resort

Top activities in Bintan

Water Sports Park
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Water Sports Park

SG$9

[Water] Spanning an area of 40 x 30m, the structure holds up to 40 people at 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 splashin

Bumper Boat
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Bumper Boat

SG$14

[Water] Get ready for fun in the sun with a motorized bumper boat. The inflatable pool gear features motorized motion operated by a sleek black and yellow wheel. The water cannon onboard, with an easy-to- use foot pump, promises lots of squeals and thrills.

Electric Scooter
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Electric Scooter

SG$9

Cruise around Chill Cove on one of these snazzy electric scooters. They make the perfect props for those insta-worthy holiday shots too!

Mangrove Full Moon Pontoon Tour
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Mangrove Full Moon Pontoon Tour

SG$12

Explore the enchanting mangrove with a relaxing cruise on the specially built pontoon boat, with a maximum capacity of 26 passengers. Capture the wildlife (only with your camera, please!), bask in the tranquillity of the mangrove, cruise into the sunset with the love of your life.

Treasure Bay Entrance Fee
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Treasure Bay Entrance Fee

SG$9

Chill Cove @ Treasure Bay Bintan is the region’s latest adventure playground with an exciting range of activities for fun seekers, adrenalin junkies and nature lovers alike. Choose from six available packages depending on what kind of activities and day you want to have.

Classic Car Fun Ride
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Classic Car Fun Ride

SG$5

[Land] Perfect for the family, enjoy a vintage Ford buggy ride around the Crystal Lagoon. You may choose to drop off at various points to take a walk before getting back on again.

Reviews of Bintan

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21 Mar 2019

Thank you so much for a wonderful 4 days! We shall be back!