Best Places to visit

Best Places to Visit in Bintan : Your Island Itineraries

If you’re thinking about going on a trip to Bintan and want to visit some cool spots, here’s a list of popular places you should check out on Bintan Island!

Remember, Bintan is made up of a few areas, which the Bintan Travel Guide has organized for you. Each area is about a 1-hour journey from one to the next.

If you want visiting this places, you need taxi services as best transportation option in Bintan.

Here are the best places to visit in Bintan!

Bintan Resort Area
West of Bintan & Simpang Lagoi Area
East of Bintan
Tanjungpinang City ( South of Bintan )

Bintan Resort Area

Here’s a list of tourist spots within Bintan Resort! Besides the various luxurious hotels and resorts available, there are also a few places you can visit.

1. Lagoi Bay Beach

Lagoi Bay ( Places )

Discover the charm of Lagoi Bay Beach, a gem within Bintan Resort! This vibrant spot is a hub of activity, boasting 3.5 kilometers of stunning white sand beaches.

Dive into fun with activities like swimming, kayaking, and beach volleyball, or simply unwind and soak up the sun.

You’ll find all the conveniences you need right here, including toilets, showers, and changing rooms.

Hungry? Head to Plaza Lagoi nearby, offering a variety of dining delights.

From the beachfront vibes of Warung Yeah to the sizzling dishes at Warung Bakar-Bakar and BBM Seafood and BBQ, there’s something for every palate.

2. Safari Lagoi & Eco Farm

Taxi to Safari Lagoi & Eco Farm

At Safari Lagoi, you’re not just visiting a zoo; you’re stepping into a sanctuary dedicated to protecting Indonesia’s endangered animals.

Many of these creatures, from orangutans to sun bears, have been rescued from illegal trade or are recovering from illness.

Your journey here supports their well-being, providing a forever home where they thrive.

Explore the vibrant aviary filled with colorful birds, or dive into the lush eco-farm. Spanning 17 hectares, it’s a sustainable paradise of organic fruits and fish.

3. Treasure Bay

Treasure Bay Images

Treasure Bay Bintan, a 6.3-hectare man-made seawater lagoon, is a haven for adventure and relaxation seekers alike.

Embark on heart-pounding ATV rides or slip and slide for a burst of excitement. For those seeking a more leisurely day, explore at your own pace with scooter rentals.

Water enthusiasts will love the crystal-clear waters perfect for cable skiing or kayaking around the lagoon. With its specially filtered seawater, Treasure Bay promises year-round aquatic fun.

West of Bintan & Simpang Lagoi Area

West of Bintan and the Simpang Lagoi area (Bintan Resort Gate) are not too far if you’re staying in the Bintan Resort area.

Of course, you’ll need a private driver since there are no ride-sharing apps available here.

Here’s a list of the tourist spots in this area!

1. Bintan Mangrove

Mangrove tour Images

Discover the charm of Sebung River! Friendly guides will introduce you to its precious ecosystems. Keep an eye out for snakes, lizards, and even lobsters!

The tour lasts about an hour, letting you soak in the wonders of Sebung River. It’s one of Bintan’s top spots, drawing many curious visitors. The best time to visit? During the day, when nature’s at its liveliest!

2. Bintan Fireflies

In Bintan, you can see and even touch fireflies, which is one of the most popular activities! This enchanting experience takes place along the Sebung River.

You’ll hop on a boat with a friendly guide to navigate these magical waters. The best time to witness the fireflies is in the evening, starting around 6:30 PM.

The whole experience lasts about 45 to 60 minutes, allowing you to immerse yourself in the twinkling wonder of these glowing insects.

Sleeping Buddha

Come and admire the magnificent Buddha statue! Feel the peaceful vibes, listen to calming chants, and let the sweet smell of incense fill your senses.

For our Buddhist friends, this is the perfect spot to say your prayers and find tranquility. And of course, don’t forget to capture these beautiful moments with some photos to cherish!

4. Spa & Massage Center

Massage

In Bintan, you’ll find wonderful Spa Centers waiting for you! If you’re here to relax, treat yourself to a soothing massage. There are plenty of treatments to choose from.

Especially after a full day of exploring, it’s the perfect way to unwind and pamper yourself. Whether you’re looking for a quick escape or a full day of relaxation, Bintan’s spa options have got you covered!

5. Blue Lake Bintan & Sand Dunes

Blue Lake Bintan Private Tour

When you’re vacationing in Bintan, don’t miss out on the famous Blue Lake Bintan & Sand Dunes! These spots are incredibly popular for good reason.

Explore the Bintan Sand Dunes and discover perfect photo spots. The stunning Blue Lake Bintan also makes for a fantastic backdrop for your pictures. Besides exploring and capturing photos, there are other activities to enjoy too!

You can hop on an affordable ATV adventure, take photos with majestic eagles, or even try your hand at archery. This place is full of fun things to do and memories to make!

6. Pondok Bintan 11

Pondok Bintan 11

Just a stone’s throw away from Blue Lake, you’ll find Pondok Bintan 11, a charming souvenir shop not to miss!

Whether you plan a visit or include it in your Bintan exploration route, this spot offers a treasure trove of goodies.

From souvenirs to the famous Lapis Legit cake, they have it all. Here, you’ll discover a delightful array of locally-made items, from clothes to snacks, each crafted with care.

It’s the perfect place to find special keepsakes to bring home from your Bintan adventure!

East of Bintan

East Bintan is in the Trikora area. Besides having many accommodation options, there are also two popular places you can visit, one of which is near White Sand Island.

1. Trikora Beach

Trikora Beach

Looking for a slice of heaven with stunning views, amazing sea life, and thrilling adventures? Well, this beach is your ticket to escape the daily grind. At Trikora Beach, you’ll not only find pristine shores but also those lovely fishing kelongs in the distance.

Once you set foot on Trikora Beach, get ready to be swept away by its sheer beauty. Imagine soft, golden sands stretching out before you, with crystal-clear waters inviting you to take a dip. It’s a beach lover’s dream come true, beckoning you to unwind, relax, and leave all your worries behind.

2. Bintan Neemo

Bintan Snorkeling Tour

Bintan Neemo is located near White Sand Island, a must-visit spot accessible by boat.

Here, you can dive into water activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and fun fishing.

It’s a popular destination, especially known for its fantastic snorkeling opportunities. Whether you’re exploring colorful reefs or paddling along the clear waters, Bintan Neemo offers a delightful escape into the beauty of the sea

Tanjungpinang ( South of Bintan )

Tanjungpinang City is located in the south of Bintan and serves as the capital city of Bintan Island.

There are several places you can visit here, but it’s about a 1 hour and 20-minute drive from the Bintan Resort area, depending on where your hotel is located.

1. 500 Lohan Temple

500 Lohan Temple gate

Step into a world of wonder at the 500 Lohan Temple, also known as the Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva temple, located in the heart of Tanjungpinang (South of Bintan)!

Marvel at the grand entrance, where a magnificent statue and stunning architecture greet you with open arms.

What truly makes this place special? Encounter 500 unique Lohan statues, each with its own captivating expression, alongside rows of statues portraying diverse Buddhist deities.

2. Local Market

Tanjungpinang Market

Ready for a lively adventure? Head over to the bustling Local Market in Tanjungpinang, right on Jalan Potong Lembu! This place is the heartbeat of trade in the city, where you can dive into the fun of bargaining for local goodies.

From crispy kerupuk to delicious Ikan Bilis, there’s a treasure trove of items waiting for you to explore. It’s best to swing by in the morning, as some stalls start wrapping up around noon. Don’t forget to bring some Indonesian cash for your shopping spree

3. Tanjungpinang City Center

Tanjungpinang City Center

Let’s talk about Tanjungpinang City Center, a mall right in the heart of the city.

Now, this mall isn’t your typical city mall, so get ready for a unique shopping experience! Inside, you’ll find shops like Hypermart, Matahari, and trendy fashion boutiques waiting to be explored. And when you’re feeling peckish, there are plenty of delicious food options to satisfy your cravings.

So, if you’re up for some shopping and tasty bites, this is the place to be in Tanjungpinang!

4. Manabu Cafe & Restaurants

Manabu Resturant

When in Tanjungpinang city or exploring the area, don’t miss Manabu Restaurant! Perched on a hill, it offers stunning sea views towards Penyengat Island. Picture a cozy café-style spot, perfect for catching the breathtaking sunset in the late afternoon—the ideal setting for photo enthusiasts.

The menu is a tasty blend of Indonesian and Western cuisine, but it’s the ocean view at sunset that truly steals the show. Whether you’re here for the food or the view, Manabu promises an unforgettable experience during your Bintan adventure!

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