Day Trip To Bintan
If you are vacationing in Singapore, and looking for options on how to spend your day, why not plan a short day-trip to Bintan Resorts?
Bintan Resorts is just 60 minutes away from Singapore by a short catamaran ride. Bintan Resort Ferries has also launched attractive rates for the entire year in 2016 as part of their promotional campaign for our 20 years anniversary! Find out more on their ongoing promotions.
There are tonnes of activities to do here! Whether you are on a solo trip ‘finding yourself’ or traveling with your loved ones, there is something for everyone.
There’s a whole list of activities here at Treasure Bay that is guaranteed to make your day-trip a fulfilling one. A 6.3 hectare Crystal Lagoon sits at the heart of Treasure Bay. At this largest water body in Southeast Asia, one can swim, kayak, paddle board and more! Kids can also enjoy the inflatable water park. The new Bintan Wake Park also resides here – with their modern facilities together with attractive rates, this would be a definite hit among families and the young at heart. Find out more about other water activities available here.
Adventure seekers can also find themselves having a ball of a time at Treasure Bay’s off road trail for ATV, enjoying a safe ride on an electric Vespa or hopping on a guided mangrove tour in their very own private mangroves. Other activities are also available.
If you are looking for something new, thrilling and exciting, we think this would just fit the bill. Air Adventures is the very first ultralight seaplane facility in Southeast Asia. The modern and state-of-the-art light sport seaplanes offer unparalleled views from 1000’s of feet up.
The airplanes sit two – with the experienced seaplane instructor in front, and you at the back of the open-air cockpit. Just sit back, relax, and be in awe of the beautiful scenery! But do get ready for some messy hair situation up in the air!
Air Adventures has just launched Adventure Scooter – Bintan Resorts first scooter rental business! These are available for rent at Treasure Trove, situated at Treasure Bay, just 5 minutes away from Bandar Bentan Telani (BBT).
Helmets, map and an emergency local cell phone would be provided to all riders and passengers. Fuel your need to explore!
Spa & Massage
Everyone needs a little pampering now and then. Most resorts have their own in-house spa and massage facilities. Other places such as Plaza Lagoi and Pujasera Hawker area also offers an extensive range of packages.
If you are on a romantic getaway, and want a treat for your partner and yourself, we suggest indulging in our award-winning spas at Banyan Tree Bintan or Angsana Bintan. Or if you are travelling with a group of friends and have a smaller budget, perhaps you might consider those at Plaza Lagoi or around Pujasera Hawker area. For the list of spas in Bintan Resorts, please see here.
A trip to Bintan should not exclude such a delight to the senses!
Tanah Laut Adventures offer mountain bike and kayaking expeditions. Their aim is to get you tired and challenged, with a big smile on your face when you go home. While pushing your limits, these expeditions allow you to have an opportunity to see Bintan and its surrounding from a much different perspective. And the best part about this is that you can customize your expeditions based on what you would like to do and how much time you wish to allocate for it.
We have four beautiful championship courses designed by golf legends Ian Baker-Finch, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Gary Player. The courses feature undulating fairways that meander through the thick forests and wetlands, scenic coconut groves and foliage-framed greens. One can agree that it is indeed a wonderful feeling to play without aeroplanes roaring overhead or crowds that hold up play. Perhaps the only distractions would be the lush rainforest lining the fairway, or the achingly beautiful sky-and-ocean backdrop for a hole or tee box.
If this is your first time playing at Bintan Resorts, we recommend trying out the courses at Ria Bintan. Ria Bintan has numerous awards and accolades under its belt.
Explore Bintan like never before as you venture out of Bintan Resorts and visit some of the local attractions. Embark on our specially crafted new tours or take a taxi to some of the places of interests that catches your fancy.
Visit Panglong Village – the largest sea gypsy village in Bintan – sea gypsies are sea nomads who born, live and die on the sea. At this rustic village by the river, you will discover the way of life of the sea gypsies of Bintan as it has been for hundreds of years. You will be brought back in time – think rural villages, stilt houses on waters and salted fish being dried in the open.
Some say the Kwan Yin Temple in Bintan is a must-visit. Being the tallest Goddess of Mercy statue in Southeast Asia, many come here to meditate and marvel at the statue which is made of brass and coated in 22 carat gold. This unique temple has a dragon fruit plantation at the front of the temple, which is something you don’t see every day. If you are lucky, and visit in the evenings, you might be blessed with a beautiful sight of orange hues in the sky too.
Penyengat Island has been recently awarded the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ by TripAdvisor. It is a quaint little island which was home to the the kings of the last phase of the Malay Kingdom. Here, the ruins of an old palace, the Royal Mosque and mausoleum are all adorn in hues of yellow and green. The island and all its attractions are pending listing as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
See here for the list of attractions in Bintan.
Mangrove Day Tour
There are about 70 mangrove species in the world today, some of which are critically endangered. With the continuing threat from the rise in sea levels and coastal developments, mangroves may vanish totally in 100 years. Experts estimate that on a global basis, these tidal wetland ecosystems provide at least US$1.6 billion (S$2.2 billion) worth of services each year, such as protecting the coastline from erosion, improving water quality, and providing habitats for commercial fish species.
The one and a half hour eco tour takes you on a back-to-nature encounter with Bintan island’s rich mangrove forests. As you journey through the quiet waterways of Sebung River, you’d enjoy the sights and serenity around you. If you are lucky, you might even encounter macaque and silver leaf monkeys, monitor lizards, snakes and other exotic wildlife!
During your Mangrove Discovery Tour, when the river meanders south, you’ll catch a glimpse of the orang laut (sea gypsies) and kelongs (over-the-water fishing houses built on stilts) of the river folk. Also look out for the traditional charcoal kiln, and static fishing traps (bubus) that fishermen use.
The eco-farm is a 17 hectares haven of greenery where fruits are planted and fish are reared organically. The eco farm tour will give visitors, especially urban dwellers, the opportunity to embark on a 1.5 – 2 hour journey of discovery on Nature’s eco-cycle and the mechanics around the eco farm.
Get a chance to interact with farmers, understand how our sustainable eco farm operates, and learn the types of vegetables and fruits grown here. You may even request the full farmer’s experience too – harvesting and planting seasonal crops here!
Find out more here.
Lagoi Beach is a public beach newly opened last year and is located at the heart of Bintan Resorts. It is just behind Swiss-Belhotel Lagoi Bay hotel and Plaza Lagoi. One can enjoy a stroll at the beach and even enjoy water sports such as jetski and kayaking.