What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the name Bintan? Maybe most of you immediately imagine an exotic island full of exclusive resorts filled with rich tourists from the Lion Country. Your guess is not entirely wrong, considering that this beautiful island is quite close to Singapore and is filled with luxury hotels and resorts. But, behind all these luxurious images, Bintan holds many other attractions that are no less attractive than elite accommodation. So, don’t think that the only fun thing you can do is relax by the pool while drinking a cocktail. It’s time to uncover another hidden secret that lies on this beautiful island of Bintan!
- Blue Lake, Kawal
Even though they are both blue, for some reason the color of the water in Blue Lake is much more hypnotic than the ocean that surrounds Bintan. This view is even more spectacular with the contrasting white dunes around it. So beautiful, you would not suspect that this lake was not created naturally, but due to mining activities that are still being carried out.
Because this lake is not a tourist attraction, so when vting here you will not be disturbed by the crowds of tourists. Just the view of the lake is so amazing.
- Trikora Beach
Tired of the city atmosphere and want to enjoy a beautiful beach? stop by Trikora Beach, which was once a prima donna in Bintan. This stretch of white sand on the northeast coast of Bintan became a favorite destination for tourists before developing luxury resorts. Trikora Beach is a series of four beaches with very easy-to-remember names, namely Pantai Satu, Dua, Tiga, and Empat. During the dry season, the water conditions on this beach are very clear and clean, so it is perfect for snorkeling. Several huts are selling cold drinks and snacks. So don’t be afraid to starve. Anyway, the atmosphere on this beach is relaxed with the presence of only a handful of tourists and backpackers.
- Charcoal House
Although it sounds strange, you can find igloos in Bintan. It’s not made of ice, but it looks the same. These dome-shaped buildings used to be kitchen stoves belonging to the people of the Sea Tribe before being abandoned since the process of burning mangroves to make charcoal was prohibited. today, the dome made of bricks has become an object that attracts the attention of tourists. You can take pictures of these unique buildings. surely your friends will be curious to make and try to guess what the hell it is.
- White Sands Island
If you are interested in spending time on a remote paradise island, just come to White Sands Island. This is no ordinary resort but a private island where guests can enjoy a holiday to their heart’s content in a tropical setting. You can pass the time by snorkeling, enjoying the underwater beauty, kayaking around the island, and camping under the stars. After being satisfied with your activities on this beautiful island, order a drink from the bar and enjoy a picnic on the beach while waiting for the sunset view.
- Gunung Bintan Adventure Trek
Bintan has beautiful beaches because your eyes will be mesmerized by the extraordinary natural beauty at Mount Bintan! From its peak is at an altitude of 340 meters above sea level, you will be presented with views of every corner of the island as far as the eye can see. The peak can be reached by climbing only about 2-4 only. In addition to the beautiful scenery, on the hike you will meet various wild animals and plants, as well as a waterfall! You can pick mangosteen or banana directly from the plantation. On the way back, don’t forget to stop by a hidden waterfall and refresh yourself with its cool water.
Whether your trips take you on a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts, or urban attractions, additional research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Bintan by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.