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Top 8 Things To Do In Bintan For Every Muslim Traveller

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Atiqah Mokhtar  •  Oct 30, 2019

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Bintan has long been known as a popular beach getaway destination, especially for those living in Singapore or Johor. A recent trip to this Indonesian island with Bintan Resorts made me see Bintan in a whole new light. Beyond its popular beaches, I’ve also discovered some amazing sights and hidden gems. Credit: Giphy  I came back from my trip with some really fun and unique experiences, which is why I’m so excited to share these new discoveries in this guide on the top things to do in Bintan! Here’s what anyone visiting the island has to experience for themselves. P.S. We're having a giveaway for a 2D1N stay in a pool villa at Holiday Villa Pantai Indah, including ferry tickets and Bintan Day Discovery Pass for 2 pax (total worth over SGD735)! Read to the end of the article to find out how you can win 😉 Getting to and around BintanA popular way to get to Bintan is via ferry. Bintan Resort Ferries operates a regular service between Tanah Merry Ferry Terminal in Singapore and Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal in Bintan (the ferry only takes about an hour!). For international guests, there is a shuttle bus serviceavailable between Changi Airport and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. Alternatively, domestic flights within Indonesia are available to the Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport in Bintan. You can find more information ongetting to Bintan here. In terms of getting around Bintan, the most common way for tourists to travel is via hired transport which you can arrange through your hotel or through local tour companies. In addition, all of Bintan Resorts’ hotels provide land transfer to and from Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal. You can find more information on getting around Bintan here. Disclaimer: For all accommodations mentioned in this article, please note that nightly rates are based on a search in Nov 2019 for 2 adults. Prices may change during peak travel periods and over weekends. We recommend that you do a search before booking. Prices are generally lower if you book at least 3 months in advance, so start planning ahead to get the best deals!
1. Relax at a beachfront resort
It makes sense to start this list with a clear favourite when in Bintan - relaxing at one of its many beachfront resorts! I had the opportunity to visit some of the accommodations located along the northern coast within Bintan Resortsandquickly found out that there’s a resort to suit everyone’s needs 😉  Cassia Bintan Credit: Cassia Bintan on Facebook  For couples, young families or friends looking for an accommodation with youthful, relaxed vibes, Cassia Bintan would be right up your alley. This beachfront resort features apartment-style rooms that come equipped with a kitchen (including cooking equipment and utensils!) so you can cook your own meals, plus a dining and living room area. For those that want something a little extra special, you can even opt for loft units that come with an upstairs area that’s perfect for hanging out. Credit: Cassia Bintan on Facebook Rate: Starts from IDR1,104,620/ SGD107 / MYR323 on their website Address: Jalan Teluk Berembang, Lagoi, Riau, Indonesia 29155 Contact: +62 770 692959 Website | Facebook | Instagram Angsana Bintan If you’re looking for something that caters to bigger families or perhaps are looking for a resort that’s beautifully decorated in traditional Indonesian elements, look no further than Angsana Bintan. It is located right next door from Cassia Bintan and features large resort grounds filled with lush greenery, pools (including two kids’ pools!) as well as facilities like a gym and a kids club that’s complimentary for guests😊 Credit: Angsana Bintan on Facebook Families will love the Island Family Suite that comes with two bedrooms, a super spacious living room and even a jet pool on the outdoor deck. #HHWT Tip:  Both Cassia Bintan and Angsana Bintan share many of its recreational facilities. So for example, if you’re staying at Cassia, you’re welcome to use the facilities like the pool or the kids club in Angsana! Rate: Starts from IDR1,571,016 / SGD153 / MYR469 on their website Address: Jalan Teluk Berembang, Lagoi, Riau, Indonesia 29155 Contact: +62 770 693111 Website | Facebook | Instagram Banyan Tree Bintan Credit: Banyan Tree Bintan on FacebookLooking for an extra special getaway for two? How does a cliffside villa facing the ocean sound? 😍 Banyan Tree Bintan (which is also located adjacent to Cassia Bintan and Angsana Bintan) promises the ultimate romantic getaway. All of its villas are built in beautiful traditional Balinese fashion, with each villa facing the sea so you’ll be guaranteed an ocean view no matter which type of villa you select! Each villa comes equipped with either a private relaxation pool or stunning infinity pool right outside your bedroom, so you’ll know it’ll be the perfectretreat 😊Rate: Starts from IDR4,488,617 / SGD436 / MYR1,339 on their website Address: Jalan Teluk Berembang, Lagoi, Riau, Indonesia 29155 Contact: +62 770 693100 or +62 770 692956 Website | Facebook | Instagram Holiday Villa Pantai Indah Credit: Bintan Resorts For those looking for that private pool villa experience, you may also want to consider Holiday Villa Pantai Indah. This all-villa resort offers 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom villas that each come with a private pool that means you won’t even have to leave your room! I stayed here on my first night in Bintan and quickly fell in love with the super spacious villa and the pool itself, which runs 1.4-meters deep. The 1-bedroom villa fits up to 3 people while the 2-bedroom villa fits up to 6, so whether you’re going on a trip for two or in a group, there are villas to suit your needs! Credit: Bintan Resorts #HHWT Tip: All the resorts mentioned above have restaurants and breakfast amenities where dishes are fully made with ingredients sourced from halal suppliers. Please do note, however, that the resort restaurants serve alcoholic beverages, hence we recommend that you dine at your own discretion. Rate:Starts from IDR3,750,000 /SGD365 / MYR1,120 ontheir website Address: Jalan Gurindam Duabelas, Lagoi, Riau, Indonesia 29155 Contact: +62 770 692909 Website | Facebook | Instagram
2. Visit gorgeous and unique Instagram-worthy spots
Bintan is full of beautiful spots that call for a snapshot. And I don’t just mean pictures of the beach or of your resort either! During my trip, I was blown away by some incredible landscapes that I never knew even existed in Bintan. Gurun Pasir Busung One of the places that’s become a must-visit for tourists is Gurun Pasir Busung (also known as Gurun Pasir Bintan). This large open area was a sand mine that was abandoned after sand-exporting from Bintan was banned. In recent years, locals started flocking to the area due to its extraordinary landscape filled with sand dunes and bright blue pools of water. #HHWT Tip:Do note that Gurun Pasir Busung is still largely untouched, so there are no established walking paths (meaning it may be challenging for those with strollers, wheelchairs or mobility issues). In addition, it can get very hot during the day and as there is no shaded area apart from the stalls near the entrance, do remember to bring a hat, wear sunscreen and drink lots of water! Nowadays, tourists have started venturing to the dunes too to see this magnificent sight. There’s an entrance fee of IDR20,000 (about SGD2 or MYR6) which you pay at the stall near the parking lot, then you can roam around the area which is quite large! #HHWT Tip: Gurun Pasir Busung is located near the western end of the island (about 40 minutes drive from the Bintan Resorts area or just under an hour from Tanjung Pinang). You can find more information on getting around Bintan here. Address: Busung, Seri Kuala Lobam, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29152, Indonesia Lagoi Bay Lagoi Bay is a beachside area that’s being touted as the new heart of Bintan with shops, eateries and a scenic public beach. Here, you’ll find the colourful Lagoi Bay sign that’s becoming increasingly popular as a photo-taking spot. You’ll also find plenty of artsy elements around the square such as murals and light decorations. #HHWT Tip: Bintan Resorts offers a free shuttle bus service for guests to travel between the resorts, Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal and Plaza Lagoi. Find out more about the shuttle schedule here. Adjacent to Lagoi Beach is Plaza Lagoi, a 2-storey shopping mallwhere you’ll find shops and restaurants. It’s also where you’ll find Rumah Imaji, a 3D and optical illusion attraction. What makes Rumah Imaji stand out from other 3D attractions I’ve been to is the fact that it features scenes from Bintan’s local history and culture. My favourite exhibits were probably the kampung (traditional Malay house) settings, but other exhibits include paintings of Bintan’s mangrove forests, dwellings of the Orang Laut (seafaring folk who were some of Bintan’s earliest settlers), and more. It was an interesting way to learn about Bintan’s culture (while making for a good photo op too! 😂). #HHWT Tip: If you’re looking for a day tour in Bintan to see some must-visit sights which include Rumah Imaji as well as other attractions like Safari Lagoi & Eco Farm and a visit to Bintan’s mangrove forests, check out the Bintan Day Discovery Pass offered by Bintan Resorts! Price:
  • For Indonesian ID Card Holders: IDR50,000 (Adult); IDR25,000 (Child, 3-11)
  • For non-Indonesian ID Card Holders: IDR 100,000 (Adult); IDR 50,000 (Child)
Operating hours:  Open daily; 10AM-9PM Address: Plaza Lagoi Block A, 2nd Floor, West Wing Contact: +62 770 692917 or +62 770 692918 Website The ANMON Resort BintanTo completeyour Instagram-worthy trip, look no further than The ANMON Resort Bintan for a picture-perfect place to stay. Credit: Bintan Resorts This new desert-themed glamping resort located at Treasure Bay Bintan, where there’s plenty to do (more on that below!) promises a unique stay. Its accommodation is made up entirely of teepee-style tents complete with a patio. Don’t worry about amenities, because each tent come equipped with an ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning and all the modern comforts you could need, including Wi-Fi 😁 Each tent can fit up to 4 people, with bedding that can be customised - if you’re travelling as a pair, you can adjust the bedding to be two separate twin beds or one king-sized bed. Rate: Starts from IDR1,334,025 / SGD148 / MYR455 on their website Address: Jln. Raja Haji KM 01 No.88 Kawasan Pariwisata, Teluk Sebong Lagoi, Bintan, Riau 29155 Contact: +62 770 691266 Website | Facebook | Instagram
3. Have fun doing watersports and other cool activities
Chilling at your beach resort can be the ideal vacation, but if you’re looking to get some fun in the sun or want to try some interesting activities, Bintan has got you covered! Watersports and other activities at resorts Crystal Lagoon @ Treasure Bay BintanBefore my trip,we asked our Instagram followers to recommend activities to do in Bintan, and many suggested watersports, which makes complete sense given Bintan’s calm beaches! They make for an excellent place do activities like snorkelling, jet-skiing, kayaking, and more. If you’re staying at a beachside resort, chances are your resort offers water sports facilities (for example, Holiday Villa Pantai Indah offer kayak rentals, while Cassia Bintan and Angsana Bintan have jet ski safaris and snorkelling equipment). Credit: Angsana Bintan on Facebook If you’re not staying at a hotel by the beach, no worries! You can head over to Lagoi Beach which offers the same array of water sports activities. You can even play beach volleyball or soccer while you’re there. Land activities such as ATV-riding, cycling and archery also tend to be popular offerings at many resorts, so even those who aren’t fans of the water have plenty to do to keep them entertained 😉 Treasure Bay Bintan I had the chance to visit Chill Cove @ Treasure Bay Bintan, a vibrant and exhilarating social hub. It’s spread across a massive area surrounding Crystal Lagoon, a giant man-made seawater lagoon that measures 6.3 hectares (that translates to around 50 Olympic-sized swimming pools 😯). Atthis one stop holiday and recreation centre with a wide variety of activities, whether you want to laze by the lagoon, splash about in its bright turquoise waters or indulge in some fun rides, you’ll be sorted! I managed to try some of the popular activities available, including going on the ATV Off-Road (a guided ATV tour where you’re led off-road through a trail in the nearby forest!) and riding a 2-wheeler around the lagoon, which was surprisingly enjoyable and relaxing once I got the hang of it! There are also many fun activities in the lagoon itself, including giant inflatable floats, the Slip & Slide (a giant slide that you go down on a float), and wakeboarding facilities. My favourite one though had to be the Cable Tube ride, where you hold on to a float that’s pulled across the lagoon at various speeds. You can ask the operator for slow, medium or fast speeds depending on your preference - it was super fun and is definitely one for the thrill-seekers! #HHWT Tip: There’s a prayer facility available in the main building at Chill Cove @ Treasure Bay Bintan (i.e. where the public entrance is located). For more relaxingactivities you can always kayak across the lagoon in one of these pretty clear kayaks, or take a paddleboat 😊#HHWT Tip: Chill Cove @ Treasure Bay Bintan has an entrance fee of IDR120,000 or around SGD12 / MYR35 per adult (you can book your tickets ahead of time online or on sites such as Klook for cheaper prices!) where you can access the lagoon. For activities, you can choose to select specific activities and pay for the ones you’d like to do. Alternatively, you can opt for their Chill Combo Inclusive Package that give you access to most of the available activities. For a complete experience of Treasure Bay Bintan, there are also two insta-worthy glamping accommodations available within the vicinity – The ANMON Resort Bintan as well as Natra Bintan. Price (entrance fee): IDR120,000 / SGD12 / MYR35 (Adult) on their website Opening hours: Open daily; 9AM-6PM *Night activities; 6PM - 9PM, last sale of activities at 8PM Address: Treasure Bay Bintan, Jln. Raja Haji KM 01 Kawasan Pariwisata, Teluk Sebong Lagoi, Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29152 Contact:  +62 770 691682 Website | Facebook | Instagram
4. See another side of Bintan’s nature offerings on a mangrove tour
Bintan’s beautiful natural scenery isn’t just limited to its beaches. Did youknow that Bintan is home to mangrove forests that grow along the Sebung River? The best way to see it is to take a Mangrove Discovery Tour, where you’ll be able to go on a boat ride along the river and see the trees up-close. A section of the tour brings you under a shaded area of the mangrove trees. The pretty view of the trees overhead make for a lovely photo (sit at the helm of your boat to get that perfect shot!). If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the forests’ many inhabitants - while I was there I spotted monkeys, squirrels, monitor lizards and several mangrove snakes! The tour takes about an hour and you’ll be led by a guide who’ll point out the various interesting features of the forest. I visited the mangroves during the day which was already a beautiful sight to behold but if you go at night, you’ll be able to see a whole different side of the forest - one that’s lit up with fireflies 😍 Read more about the mangrove tours here (P.S. Alternatively, you can opt for the Bintan Day Discovery Passwhich includes the mangroveday tour as well as Rumah Imaji and Safari Lagoi & Eco Farm).
5. See a slice of local life in Tanjung Pinang
While many people may associate a holiday in Bintan with relaxing at a beach resort, the island actually has so many interesting things to see, especially in its main town of Tanjung Pinang. Located further south of the island, venturing to Tanjung Pinang is a great way to see everyday life in Bintan. An exploration of Tanjung Pinang’s markets is a must! Drop by the Tanjung Pinang wet market to see locals doing their daily marketing. I was captivated by the sights and sounds of the market, from the piles of shallots to freshly made blocks of tempeh wrapped in leaves and chilli paste being ground on large flat mortars. Right near the market, you’ll find rows of shophouses selling all sorts of goods. Drop by one of the many stores selling dried food products (you’ll be able to spot them by the baskets of dried anchovies and shrimp piled outside!). Here, you’ll find lots of keropok and other snacks made out of local seafood, including the popular gonggong (sea snails) and even lobster! They’re the perfect food souvenir to bring home from your trip. It’s alsoworth noting that there are several hotels in Tanjung Pinang as well - if you’re looking for more affordable accommodation in Bintan, a hotel in Tanjung Pinang may be a great option! I actually had a chance to stay at CK Tanjungpinang Hotel & Convention Centre during my second night in Bintan. The hotel’s location meant it was easy to get to nearby eateries (especially with the Tanjung Pinang Shopping Centre located nearby too!) and the attractions close to town. Rate: Starts from IDR768,000 / SGD75 / MYR229 on their website Address: JL. RH Fisabilillah No 10 KM 8, Tanjungpinang, Kepulauan Riau, 29125 Contact: +62 771 4440888 Website | Facebook
6. Indulge in delicious halal food
No getaway is complete without indulging in some yummy food, and boy was I spoilt for choice during my trip! Halal food is plentiful and easy to find given the island’s large Muslim population. Similar to the accommodations on the island, I quickly found out that there’s a whole spectrum of food choices available to suit every budget. Here are some of the places I ate at and loved: Disclaimer: Do note that while many eateries in Bintan serve dishes fully made with halal ingredients, it is common in certainestablishments (especially those located in the resorts) for alcoholic beverages to be served. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion.Affordable eateries Pujasera Food Centre This food centre is located in the Kota Sebung township and is frequented by locals living in the area. You’ll find dishes like Nasi Goreng, gado-gado and the like at affordable prices. It’s a short drive from the Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal, so if you take the ferry there, it’s a great spot to drop by after you arrive for a quick and satisfying meal. Halal status: Variety of stalls that are Muslim-owned and/or uses ingredients from halal suppliers. Average price of main dishes: IDR20,000 Opening hours: Daily; 7AM-12AM Address: Sebong Lagoi, Teluk Sebong, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands 29152, Indonesia Contact: +62 812 6625 0132 Website Warung Yeah! Located at Lagoi Bay, this casual eatery serves Indonesian and fusion dishes. I had the Indomie Yeah! - an upgrade on the classic Indonesian instant noodles that’s stir-fried with added sausages, meatballs and topped with a fried egg 🤤 Try the Sego Tahu too, for an additional burst of flavours! Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal suppliers. Please note that alcoholic beverages areserved here. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion.Average price of main dishes: IDR35,000 Opening hours: Daily; 9AM-9PM Address: Jl. Gurindam Duabelas, Teluk Sebong Lagoi Bintan Utara, 29155, Kepulauan Riau Contact: +62 812 6625 0132 Website | Facebook | Instagram Ayam Presto Bu’de Nino Ayam Presto Bu’de Nino is a small humble eatery that’s been around for 15 years, tucked along a small road near the foot of Mount Bintan. Its speciality is Ayam Presto, a dish where the chicken is pressure-cooked for hours then deep-fried right before serving. Because of the pressure-cooking, the chicken becomes tender to a point where you can even eat its bones! Usually served with sambal alongside rice and other dishes like egg omelette and stir-fried veggies, I found this dish tasty, hearty and comforting. Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal suppliers. Average price of main dishes: IDR40,000 Opening hours: Daily; 8AM-8PM Address: Bintan Buyu, Teluk Bintan, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands 29133, Indonesia Website Bonus: Rimba Jaya night market If you’re in Tanjung Pinang, do make time to pop by Rimba Jaya! This popular hangout spot has a night market where you can get your fix of street food treats. Besure to keep an eye out for theGoreng Pisang Keju (fried banana fritters with cheese) stall - they serve up piping-hot fried bananas topped with shredded cheese and condensed milk or chocolate sauce. It was easily one of the best things I ate in Bintan! Rimba Jaya has a food court with various stalls selling a variety of food too if you’re looking for another affordable food option. Halal status: Various stalls, including those that are Muslim-owned and/or uses ingredients sourced from halal suppliers. We advise that you clarify ingredients with the respective stall vendors if you are unsure and that you dine at your own discretion. Address: Jalan Gudang Minyak Rimba Jaya, Kemboja, Tanjung Pinang, Kepulauan Riau 29115, Indonesia Website Mid-range eateries Sederhana Nasi Padang Sederhana is a popular chain of Nasi Padang stores available across Indonesia, and Bintan has two outlets in Tanjung Pinang! I ate at the one located near Gedung Gonggong (the iconic sea snail-shaped monument in town). At Sederhana, you can either choose your dishes upfront and have served in a single plate (similar to the nasi campurstyle here), or you can go the full works and opt for the ‘hidang’ style, wherestaff will serve a bit of every single dish available in small plates on your table. You then eat whichever dishes you want to and you’ll be charged for what you eat!#HHWT Tip: The eatery has prayer facilities available too! Halal status: Halal-certified Average price of main dishes: IDR50,000 (for a meal, depending on dishes chosen) Opening hours: Daily; 9AM-9PM Address: Tanjung Pinang I – Tepi Laut Jl. Hang Tuah No. 11 (Tepi Laut) Kepulauan Riau. For contact details of other Sederhana outlets, please refer to their website Contact: +62 771 23183 Website Tomo Restaurant Fancy some Japanese or Korean food while you’re on the island? Then you’ve got to come to Tomo! Located in Rimba Jaya (right by the night market area!), this eatery will easily impress with its pretty settings and extensive menu, with everything from ramen and yakitori to kimchi jiggae and bingsu! The okonomiyaki and oyako-don were particularly delicious 😍  Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal suppliers. Please note that the eatery serves alcoholic beverages, we recommend that you dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: IDR50,000 Opening hours: Open daily; 12PM-10.30PM Address: Jl. Gudang Minyak No.133, Rimba Jaya, Tanjungpinang Bar.,Kota Tanjung Pinang, Kepulauan Riau 29112, IndonesiaContact: +62 771 450 0379 Facebook | Instagram Upscale eateries Treetops, Banyan Tree Bintan Bintan has its fair share of upscale eateries located at the many resorts on the island. One of the restaurants I ate at was Treetops, located at Banyan Tree Bintan. This restaurant specialises in traditional Indonesian food and sits in a beautiful venue up on the cliffs of the resort. Here, I got to try something called ‘Rijsttafel’ - a style of eating where dishes are elaborately prepared for sharing. Interestingly, it was an adaptation of Indonesia’s style of serving Nasi Padang by Dutch colonists. 😯 Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal suppliers. Please note that alcoholic beverages are served, we recommend that you dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: IDR160,000 (please note that the Rijsttafel is meant for sharing and costs IDR510,000 per person) Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM-10.30AM (Breakfast); 11.30AM-5PM (Lunch); 6PM-11PM (Dinner) Address: Next to the Banyan Tree Spa Gallery and the Banyan Tree Spa Center. Jalan Teluk Berembang Laguna Bintan Resorts, Lagoi 29155 Contact: +62 770 693100 Website Spice Restaurant, Nirwana Gardens Nirwana Gardens is a complex of resorts locatedin the Bintan Resorts area, and in the lobby of the Mayang Sari Beach Resort, you’ll find Spice Restaurant. This eatery serves a variety of Indian as well as Indonesian dishes. While I was there, I had the naan along with dishes like butter chicken, palak paneer and fish curry, all of which were delicious!Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal suppliers. Please note that alcoholic beverages are served, we recommend that you dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: IDR170,000 Opening hours: Open daily; 6.30AM-10AM (Breakfast); 11.30AM-10.30PM (Lunch & Dinner) Address: Lobby, Mayang Sari Beach Resort, Nirwana Gardens, Jalan Panglima Pantar, Lagoi 29155, Bintan Resorts, Indonesia Contact: +62 770 692505 Website
7. Visit the heritage-rich Penyengat Island
One of the most surprising and perhaps fascinating parts of my Bintan trip was my visit to Penyengat Island. This small island off of Bintan is incredibly rich in Malay history and heritage as it was an important administrative city during the Malay sultanates of old (particularly the Johor-Riau and Riau-Lingga sultanates). To get to Penyengat Island, you have to take a pompong (water taxi) from the jetty at Tanjung Pinang. Heading to the island you’ll see houses built on stilts over the water,all painted bright yellow (symbolic of the island’s significance and former royal bearing). It only takes 15 minutes to reach Penyengat Island and once you’re there you can visit the numerous historic sights, such as the Masjid Raya Sultan Riau, the tombs of Raja Hamidah and Raja Haji Fisabilillah, as well as Fort Bukit Kursi. The sites are spread out around the island, and as there are no vehicles here, visitors can get around by taking one of the colourful becak (trishaw). The trishaws cost IDR30,000 for 1 - 2 passengers per hour. Having a guide to explain the significance of the sights can help make it a much more insightful experience - my guide just so happened to be a direct descendant of Raja Haji Fisabilillah! It was an amazing experience hearing him explain the history behind Penyengat Island and how it played an important part of history that shaped Malaysia and Singapore to what it is today. #HHWT Tip: Do note that as a sign of respect, visitors are encouraged to wear clothing that is more modest (i.e. long pants and do avoid sleeveless tops). If entering the mosque area, ladies will need to wear a headscarf.
8. Go for a relaxing massage or spa treatment
What’sa relaxing island getaway without a massage or two? If you’re looking for a little pampering during your Bintan getaway, you can rest assured that’s an easy mission to accomplish! There are plenty of spa centres located around the island. Many hotels in Bintan offer in-house spa centres, including resorts like Banyan Tree Bintan, Angsana Bintan, Holiday Villa Pantai Indah, and CK Tanjungpinang Hotel. To take it a step further, some hotels even offer in-room massages and spa treatments so you won’t even have to leave the comfort of your room! For more affordable options, you can opt to drop by spa outlets in places like Plaza Lagoi, Kota Sebung as well as at Treasure Bay, where treatments can start from anywhere around IDR160,000, depending on which service is chosen. You can read more about the spa offerings in Bintan here. Bintan is so much more than just a beach getaway destination, and my trip to the island definitely opened up my eyes to the diversity of things it has to offer. There are plenty of activities to do, and its large Muslim population means finding halal food and prayer facilities is pretty easy 😊 It’s time to see Bintanin a whole new light and make sure you tick off all these top things to do on the island!GIVEAWAY! Stand a chance to win a 2D1N stay in a 1-bedroom pool villa at Holiday Villa Pantai Indah, including ferry tickets and Bintan Day Discovery Pass for 2 pax (total worth over SGD735)! Here’s how you can participate: 1. Like Bintan Resorts and Holiday Villa Pantai Indah on Facebook 2. Share the Facebook Post for this article 3. Comment and tag a friend on the Facebook post and share:
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