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Idyillistic short holiday destination

We visited Bintan resort on 3rd Nov'05 and returned just yesterday. We were two families and needless to say, it was one of the best experience in terms of content and fulfillment. The resort is a perfect getaway from the busy mechanical life in Singapore. The Bintan resort a collection of various resorts and is located on the northern part of the Bintan Island and is a clearly demarkated from the rest of the island. The resorts are self sufficient in all respect and there is no need of going to anywhere else for any purchasing. The resort however is not a representative of the Indonesian life and culture. One hardly gets to see the rich Indonesian culture and heritage during the stay in Bintan resorts.

Bintan Island Resort

Bintan is a part of Riau Archipelago off the Sumatran Island of Indonesia and is closer to Singapore then to Indonesia. Ferries are available from Singapore Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to go to Bintan Islands and takes around 1 hour to reach.
Bintan offers a perfect relaxed holiday destination for people of all age. The local people claim Bintan offers 105 KMs of pristine white beaches, although we hardly saw one tenth of it. There are a plenty of water sports activities available in Bintan Resorts and Singapore Currency is readily accepted everywhere, within the resort area. For unwinding the stress of everyday life and to beat the routine bug of the mechanical office life, Bintan offers a perfect holiday destination for Singapore residents. The location of Bintan is a big plus for Singapore residents and not much of efforts are required to reach Bintan.

Nirwana Hotel Resort

The Hotel where we stayed in Bintan is Called Nirwana Hotel resort and is supposed to be a 3 star Hotel. It is a good place for couples with babies, toddlers and kids below 10. It has a mega size pool for kids, kids playground and kids club. My daughter enjoyed every moment during our stay at the resort . The staff there pay a lot of attention to the kids and invlove them in a lot of kids activities. It has a big compound for the kids to move around. There are fishes at the entrance and at certain hours, they can feed the fishes.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Perfect resort for Residents and visitors of Singapore
  • Cons:Indonesian Lifestyle missing in this part of the Archipelago
  • In a nutshell:Pure relaxation-nothing else
  • Last visit to Pulau Bintan: Nov 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Mar 19, 2008 at 1:58 AM

    Do i need to bring a travel adaptor or does it use the default 240V ?

  • May 19, 2007 at 6:28 AM

    Hai, Lovely account and lovely pictures, I am goind there in June, 07. What are the water sport facilities and what do they charge? Tnx in advance. ramky@intaspharma.com

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    Nov 20, 2005 at 2:27 PM

    Some absolutely great views to stay,... I know what I missed a long while ago,... thnx for share Greetzzz RoyJava

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    Nov 11, 2005 at 8:39 AM

    hi bk, thanks for visiting one of my fave temple in my website :) if you want to feel a real indonesia beach, karimunjawa marine park is in my list!

  • Nov 7, 2005 at 7:46 AM

    HI! BK: I see you enjoyed Bintan. Cheers!


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