TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN BINTAN
Engage in Watersports
Watersports is nothing new to me and I have tried many exhilarating water activities like 5 in 1 Watersports activities at Kenting (Taiwan), Sea Kayaking tour at Phuket (Thailand), Sailing and Snorkeling at Boracay (Philiphines), Stand-Up-Paddling at Bali (Indonesia), etc. Wanted to try white-water rafting when I was in Nepal but I didn’t get a chance to do so for this coming weekend trip to Bintan, I will love to try
– A good place to try wakeboarding is at Bintan Wake Park.
– Price: RP315,000 for 1 hour per person (weekday rate)
Address: Bintan Kepulauan Riau 29155
It is worth to note that there two water-sports Seasons in Bintan with big waves from November to March, perfect for wind-based sports such as surfing and wind sailing. The seas are calmer from April to October, suited for scuba-diving, jet-skiing and fishing.
INDULGE IN SPA AND MASSAGE
A trip to Bintan is never complete without a tradition Indonesian massage to gently relieve you of your body aches and stress.
GUNUNG BINTAN ADVENTURE TREK
Go on a nature walk and trek through dense tropical rainforest of Bintan Island, home to rare animals like sun birds, eagles and more. Marvel at the magnificent 360 view when you reach the 340-metre summit and upon descent, cool off with a dip in the pool at the base of a waterfall.
MANGROVE DISCOVERY TOUR
This mangrove discovery tour will be a great once in a lifetime experience, offering the joy of discovering the diverse wildlife that exists in the mangrove forest. For an exquisite experience, take a night mangrove tour and catch a glimpse of the mesmerising blanket of glowing fireflies.
VISIT 500 LUOHAN TEMPLE
Take a sightseeing tour to 500 Luohan Temple and see the 500 life size sculptures of arahats stand orderly in rows on each of the steps at the edge of the garden.
SUGGESTED 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS ITINERARY
DAY 1 (18 Nov) – Singapore to Bintan
DAY 2 (19 NOV) – BINTAN
DAY 3 – BINTAN TO SINGAPORE