Pre-Check-In Tips

Bintan Arrival Hacks: Make Every Minute Count (Top Tricks)

Once you arrive on this beautiful island via Bintan Ferry terminal, you’re probably super excited to start your vacation. But guess what? You might have to wait a bit before you can check into your hotel room once you arrive at hotel.

Most of check in time hotels in Bintan around 2 or 3 in the afternoon. So, you’ve got a few hours to kill before you can settle into your room.

No worries, though! In this article, we’ll show you how to make the most of your arrival in Bintan for first day, especially if you’re coming via Bintan Ferry Terminal.

But first, let’s check out the schedule for Bintan Resort Ferries from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Bintan Ferry Terminal below.

Screenshot BRF Schedule
Screenshot from Bintan resort website for ferry schedule.

Remember, schedules can be changes/any additional trip, and they’re different for weekdays and weekends.

You should be know also Bintan Time is one hour behind Singapore time. The journey from Singapore to Bintan Ferry Terminal around 60 minutes.

Now, let’s talk about the ferry arrival at 11:10 AM & 09.10 AM.

1. Arrival at 11:10 AM

If you’re arriving at 11:10 AM, you can make the most of your time while waiting for your room to be ready.

Here’s what you can do: book a tour via Bintan Travel Guide.

We can arrange to pick you up at Bintan Ferry Terminal and take you to awesome places that lots of tourists love, it is Blue Lake Bintan and Sand Dunes.

Blue Lake & Sand Dunes

You can explore around these places, take cool photos because there are lots of great spots for pictures, and even try some fun activities like riding ATVs.

The whole adventure takes about 2-3 hours, starting from when we pick you up at the ferry terminal until we drop you back at your hotel in the Bintan resort area.

Imagine this: you arrive on the ferry at 11:30 AM, and by around 2 PM, your hotel room is all ready for you to check in.

That’s pretty amazing, right? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to turn your waiting time into an exciting Bintan adventure

2. Arrival at 9:10 AM

Now, if you’re arriving on the ferry at 9:10 AM, this is the first ferry of the day, especially on weekdays. Sometimes on weekends or public holidays, the first ferry is at 8:10 AM.

If you’re on this early ferry and have to wait a while for your hotel check-in time, no problem! You can start from Bintan Ferry Terminal and join a mangrove tour.

It only lasts about 1 hour, and you’ll have an experienced guide with you on a boat ride along the Sebong River to learn about Bintan’s mangroves.

Mangrove tour Images

After the tour, you can head straight to Blue Lake Bintan & Sand Dunes, which is about a 30-minute journey from the jetty. This place is super popular in Bintan and a must-visit for tourists, both local and international.

Mangrove tours and visiting Blue Lake are perfect activities for your first day in Bintan while you wait for your room to be ready.

The entire adventure takes about 4 hours, meaning you’ll be back at your hotel around 2 PM. Start your Bintan adventure early and make the most of your day!

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