Bintan Regency was previously the Riau Archipelago. Its natural beauty is known to foreign countries, consisting of several small and large islands. In 2006, after going through several long processes, the Riau Islands Regency was finally transformed into the Bintan Islands.
Bintan Island is the largest island in the Riau Archipelago, stretching across Singapore and Johor Baru, Malaysia. So don’t be surprised if many tourist destinations will, spoil you while in Bintan.
Here are some reviews of tourist attractions in Bintan that you must visit:
- Bintan Mangrove
Bintan Mangrove is a mangrove forest area located on the Sebong River along the 6.8 km and Lagoi Village and Sebong Lagoi Village. You can use a motorbike to see how beautiful this mangrove forest area is. You will go through 3 zones: the saltwater zone, the brackish water zone, and the fresh water zone.
In addition, you can also see herds of monkeys, kingfishers, otters, tree snakes, and fireflies. The point is that along the way, you will learn a lot about the diversity of flora and fauna. And you can see local fishers catching fish using traditional equipment, and you can try that too. This Bintan Mangrove area will add to your excitement when visiting Bintan.
- Lagoi Bay
Lagoi Bay is the first natural tourist destination. Even though it is a new tourist spot, it is always crowded with tourists within and outside the country. However, Lagoi Bay has gorgeous natural scenery. You can do many things while in Lagoi Bay, including fishing, speed boating, jet skiing, and exploring Lagoi Bay Lantern Park. There are also lots of resorts or villas that you can rent to enjoy the natural beauty of Lagoi Bay longer.
- Mount Bintan
Bintan has natural tourism in the form of a magnificent mountain, and its name is Mount Bintan. The mountain is located at about 340 meters above sea level, resulting in stunning natural scenery.
You will need 2 hours for trekking, but it depends on your physical strength. It could be more or even less. During the hike, you will be able to see many durian trees and the natural conditions that are still beautiful. There is also a waterfall that you must visit while on Mount Bintan. For you true adventurers, get a tent and camp with friends while enjoying nature all night.
- Trikora Beach
This beach is the longest beach on Bintan Island. Because it has a length of about 25 km, therefore it is divided into four parts. Namely Trikora Beach 1, Trikora 2, Trikora 3, and Trikora 4. The most frequented by tourists is Trikora Beach 3.
If you enter Trikora Beach 1 and 2 there will only be a simple gazebo for you to rest while enjoying the blue sea and accompanied by a cool breeze.
Trikora Beach 3 and 4 are equipped with luxury hotels and resorts. This beach is decorated with large granite stones, and some are even located far in the middle of the sea.
- Penyusuk Island
Penyusuk Island is located in front of Trikora Beach, so you can continue your adventure to this island after enjoying nature on the beach. It takes about 40 minutes to cross by boat to Penyusuk Island. This island is one of the islands in Bintan. You can see the beauty of the underwater by snorkeling, the relatively calm waves will make it easier for you to explore the underwater beauty. It is a quiet and beautiful island, perfect for those of you who want to enjoy nature to the fullest and it’s just you and nature.
- Bukit Pasir Busung
Bukit Pasir Busung is a sand dune excavated from a mine that is no longer in operation. Here you will feel like you are in Egypt, it is also called the Bintan Desert. Various tours you can do while in this place, apart from exploring the desert, hunting for some exciting photo spots. There are artificial photo spots such as camels, unique writings, and other interesting shapes. There is also a pool with blue water, which you can explore by renting a boat. It is better to come in the morning or evening because the weather will be very hot during the day.
- Pulau Beralas Pasir
Pulau Beralas Pasir, or White Sands Island is a stunning small island with a stretch of white sand that makes it even more exotic. Exciting activities that you can do while on this island are enjoying the beauty of the island with a very calm atmosphere and watching the beautiful sunrise and sunset.
Besides that, you also have to explore the underwater beauty by snorkeling or diving, which you can do near Mapur Island, which is not far from White Sands Island. If you are lucky, you can see a turtle about to lay eggs at night by digging the sand and then backfilling it.
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