Bintan – short, fun n refreshing getaway for families

Do you have a long weekend coming up? School holidays are on? Or just too much of city life and need to have a breather of 1-2 days. Think no further and head to Bintan!! It is a place you can visit once, twice, many times to recharge yourself.

For the info of newbies in Singapore, Bintan is an island of Indonesia – much bigger than Singapore but less populated. It is a part of Riau province and situated in South China Sea. A short ferry ride from Singapore will zoom you in Bintan.
Lagoi shore of the island is full of resorts and you can choose any good one that suits your requirements and wallet. Do check the amenities, activities it offers for families. If you book well in advance of course you can avail of promotional rates.
Some resorts in Bintan have their own pristine private beaches and we prefer to stay in such resorts. After all, the vastness of sea is something that feels you with inner calm and nothing can compare to gazing at the greenish blue waters and get lost in the magic of the nature.
Bintan Lagoon Resort’s private beach is one such sight! So clean and clear that you can almost see the seabed. No man-generated trash like bottles, plastic bags is found here. There is some tar hazard though.
Arrive at the beach early and hours get spent like a blink of an eye. Build sand castles in the soft powdery whitesand or indulge in some adventure sports. Please note that in the monsoon season (roughly from December onwards) certain water sports may not be available. Also, beware of jelly fishes.
And yes, get some nice natural tan!!
Other than beautiful beaches, there are loads of things to do in Bintan. For kids and adults too.
For art lovers there are Batik Painting workshops, tee shirt painting, bamboo work classes. Or simply laze around playing some board games, foosball, snooker and relax.
Outdoor personalities – take a Segway ride, rent a buggy or soak in the bliss of Swimming pools. Bintan Lagoon Resorts offer all this inside the comfort of the resort itself. So quite convenient for families.
How about just doing nothing and stay in the room and watch the infinite seas? Get a sea-view room and you will just relish the scenery that you see outside.

Not to forget the short tours that you can  take to explore the island. Eg. Mangrove tour, farm visit and so on. 

A very Special mention goes to the Firefly tour. Take a boat ride in the dark of the night, cruise down the Sebung river enjoying the cool night breeze, enter the mangrove forest and spot the twinkling fireflies. Wow!! Stars in the sky and fireflies on the trees..unforgettable experience. Your friendly guide will gently give the firefly for you to hold and you can see the small light bulb moving on your hand..Kids fall in love with this tour! No photography is allowed once you enter the river and we have to respect that. Some sights are to be captured in the memory and not on camera!
Btw, no need to worry about tummies. The choicest of cuisines are generally available in the resort’s various restaurants to take care of your taste-buds. I will specially mention BLR’s Terrace restaurant that has some dishes for vegetarians like me.
In short, station yourself in any of the good resorts of Bintan and get rejuvenated. There’s lot in Bintan for the entire family!! 🙂 🙂

Disclaimer: All contents are personal in nature. Am not a representative of any of the resorts in Bintan.

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28 comments on “Bintan – short, fun n refreshing getaway for families”

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  3. Adeline Reply

    Thanks for sharing! This place looks really fun and kids friendly. I haven’t been to bintan in over 10 years!

  4. Kless @ The J Babies Reply

    I like Bintan Lagoon resort! Been there a couple of times before and always love how chill the whole place is. Bintan is really a choice destination for a cheap and quick weekend getaway. 🙂 Love that first photo in your post.

  5. Loredana Reply

    Bintan looks simply amazing! Loved the photo with the view – and those with food options. It looks like you had fun and indeed managed to relax!

  6. Amanda Love Reply

    I've never been to that part of the world but it just looks so amazing. I would so love to visit one day. Just looking at the beaches makes me wish it was summer.

  7. lee rosales Reply

    thanks for sharing this, I'm planning to visit SG sometime in April or May. and its been 14 year since I visited SG. this is on my list

  8. Bhushavali N Reply

    This is such a beautiful place. I always love these secluded, secret beaches… I'll visit Singapore sometime in the next couple years. Will definitely visit this place! 🙂

  9. Claire Marie Algarme Reply

    When I was based in Jakarta, Indonesia, I have heard a lot about Bintan. Too bad that during my trips to Singapore, I never got around to do a side trip there. Hopefully, in my next visit. 🙂

  10. Chel Reply

    I have never been to Indonesia but its on my list and I will definitely check out Bintan! It looks so peaceful and beautiful.

  11. Fred Hawson Reply

    I have never heard of this island before. Nice that an island of Indonesia can be reached from Singapore. Maybe this could be planned the next time we visit Singapore.

  12. Franc Reply

    I think I'm gonna visit Bintan the next time I am in Singapore. The place looks so refreshing especially their beaches and their pools.

  13. Elizabeth O. Reply

    I love that the beach is not at all crowded and the place looks great! Looks like you had a great time too.

  14. PJ Zafra Reply

    Wow! Beautiful pictures. I've never heard of that place before. I'd love to visit. Looks so beautiful and relaxing. Thank you for sharing this. I'll definitely keep this in mind when I visit Singapore. 🙂

  15. Mia Foo Reply

    haven't been to bintan. it's just batam and bali for me previously. i wonder if it's worth the trip when i'm not a fan of water activities and beaches?

  16. George Felix Reply

    I'm packing my bags and leaving for Bintan! Well, I will surely visit this island when I go to Singapore. Thanks for sharing this. I'm adding this place to my travel list.

  17. yvonnembertoldo Reply

    I miss the beach! It was just last December when we last took a vacation but I still want some more adventure. That resort looks really breathtaking. 🙂

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