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Sunrise at LooLa Adventure Resort | Courtesy of LooLa Adventure Resort
Sunrise at LooLa Adventure Resort | Courtesy of LooLa Adventure Resort

The Best Places To Stay on Bintan Island, Indonesia

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Updated: 17 November 2017

Indonesia’s Bintan Island has long been known as a resort island popular among Singaporeans and other Asian tourists, making accommodation one of the most important things to accomplish when planning a visit. Discover the best places to stay on Bintan Island, Indonesia.

Bintan Lagoon Resort

At Bintan Lagoon, the exclusive, luxe experience starts the minute one enters the island via a private ferry and straight to the resort’s own beach terminal. You will be greeted with an ocean view from the spacious resort and the long stretch of private beach with powder-soft sand and lush tropical vegetation all around. Guests can then proceed to the facilities or activities that suit them, whether it’s a rejuvenating spa, a game of golf, a massage by the beach, water sports, or chilling at one of the stylish bars.

Banyan Tree Bintan

Carrying the renowned Banyan Tree brand, this luxury hotel in Bintan fuses familiar splendour with fresh natural flair. Guests at Banyan Tree Bintan have the privilege of enjoying a calming lush jungle area and a private beach overlooking the South China Sea. They can also take full advantage of the property’s many luxuries — exclusive villas, relaxing spas, an expansive Championship golf course, yoga sessions, stunning pools lined with daybeds, and numerous fun activities to do, including trekking and water sports. 

LooLa Adventure Resort

If it’s adventure you’re after, LooLa’s stunning resort complex is packed with ample facilities for an extensive range of fun activities. Owned by passionate couple Marc van Loo and Isabelle Lacoste (yes, Loo and La!), the establishment goes all-out in bringing you the thrills. From sailing to raft building, village walks to a skywalk, and even educational tours and team building games, this resort has been a popular choice among families, schools and companies. Built with adventure love for nature in mind, LooLa Adventure Resort managed to be crowned the World # 1 Responsible Tourism operator in 2015.

The Canopi Resort

Perched at a strategic spot to enjoy the best of Bintan’s tropical nature, The Canopi offers you both tranquility and adrenaline rush. It’s up to you to choose whether to spend your precious getaway lazing the day away in a hammock or bouncing on an ATV in the middle of the jungle. And the adventurous spirit doesn’t fade even when it’s time for bed. The resort tucks guests to sleep in colonial-style safari tents equipped with modern luxuries such as air-conditioning and Wi-Fi.

The Sanchaya

The Sanchaya just won a well-deserved spot in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 as one of Asia’s Top 20 Resorts. So expect high-quality facilities and services during your stay at this resort. The majestic beachfront estate is surrounded by lush rainforests, resonating both the beauty of nature and a luxurious feel. Beyond that, each private villa is tastefully adorned with artwork and artefacts that graciously reflect Southeast Asia’s culture. 

Trikora Beach Club and Resort

Nestled on the soft white sand of the famed Trikora Beach, this resort is blessed with one of the most exquisite sights on Bintan Island. The rustic, albeit modern, homely bungalows sit almost face to face with the clear blue ocean, with dots of untouched islands visible along the horizon. The windy, calming ambience is perfect for a relaxed retreat where guests can go back to simple but convenient living in nature. And when you’re feeling energetic, just book an outing session to do scuba diving, water sports, or island-hopping.

Treasure Bay Bintan

More than just a place to stay, Treasure Bay is becoming increasingly known for its coveted facilities and activities. One of those is its renowned Crystal Lagoon, Southeast Asia’s first and largest artificial seawater lagoon. It’s as huge as about 50 Olympic-sized pools. Even non-staying guests swarm this translucent lagoon to swim, chill, or try extreme water sports. The vast resort complex itself is still undergoing major renovations to become a stunning waterfront resort city. Some of the resorts are already established, including the award-winning Chiva-Som, a health resort promoting wellness.