Bintan is an up and coming tourist location which has been established for some time now and is the largest island in Indonesia’s Riau Islands which are located in the north of the Indonesian Archipelago with only a 45 minute ferry trip required to from Singapore. Due to this positioning Bintan is Indonesia’s free trade zone meaning that no VAT is paid in the area so it is home to many business travellers as leisure tourists. The hotels reflect this relation and it not only the business travellers who enjoy the island, as well as this Bintan is becoming more and more a quick paradise getaway from Singapore by the day. Residents and those travelling through Singapore are now about to add and extra dimension to their trip and best still in most places in Bintan you can spend your Singapore dollars meaning you don’t have to change your money. There is much more to Bintan then just this, Bintan is known for its white sand beaches, fabulous villa and hotel resorts and incredible Indonesian scenery as well as a friendly culture and the lack of hordes of tourists which you find in other major tourism areas.
Bintan is a great area to visit with plenty to see, the seaport is a great and lively area with history and interesting happenings. All the way through the island you will see evidence of the island’s history as a central trade island with architecture from all over Asia and the rest of the world all muddled together. As well as this Bintan is hoe to the Nirvana gardens which are beautiful and huge with some awesome views of the South China Sea. There are palaces and buildings belonging to the sultan and past rulers that add to this history as well as some beautiful local traditional buildings which are built on stilts in order to protected from the sea storms.
Bintan is pretty easy to travel in with a painless customs to pass as well as the multi currency status and the easy short ferry trips from Singapore and all of the surrounding islands. There is also a small airport helping people fly in from Jakarta and other areas of Indonesia. The white sand beaches and beautiful parks as well as jungle encrusted valleys are all such a feast for the eyes you will be able to see why Bintan has gained popularity so quickly as a retreat island to let your hair down. With some awesome Bintan hotels and resorts of all types there is also a thriving business district and all of the main accommodations will be positioned close to all of these things as well as offering some great facilities. Bintan waits for you to come and marvel upon its shores.
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