While Bintan offers an idyllic island escape in Indonesia for laidback relaxation, it also provides plenty of adventure-filled activities too; here are some of the best.
When it comes to water sports in Bintan, there’s much to choose from for all ages as well as skill levels. Amongst the most popular is jet-skiing, while wakeboarding and kneeboarding are also on offer. For speed-filled family fun, you get banana boat rides and you can always go snorkelling too including at nearby islands.
You can embark on a captivating expedition along the Kawal River on a cruise to discover thriving mangroves amidst jungle landscapes. Amongst the best things to do in Bintan , such tours give you a chance to spot monitor lizards, monkeys, kingfishers and snakes and if taken at night, the enchanting sight of fireflies too!
All-terrain vehicles (ATV) provide the perfect means in which to explore the island’s rugged terrains and jungles. You can find resorts that offer this activity with the choice of a relatively easy track for beginners and a more challenging jungle trail that provides a thrilling and bumpy ride you won’t soon forget.
Hiking / Trekking
Those who love hiking or trekking can make the ascent up the 340-metre mountain known as Gunung Bintan. On your journey, you will come across towering trees as well as wildlife be it birds or monkeys. The view from the top is breathtaking, while near the base is a waterfall, an ideal spot to cool off on your way back down.