Staying in your Bintan hotel, you decide; a relaxing holiday, exploring the island or a combination of both! Take a boat ride and experience local life in the fishing villages, or visit the restored palace and royal tombs of Raja Ali on Penyengat Island. Explore the rainforest - make sure you watch out for monkeys and birds - as you walk up Bintan Mountain (340 meters) for truly spectacular views from the summit. Follow the local beliefs and stand under the waterfall for a ‘shower of blessings’ in the centre of the rainforest. The hilly terrains provide a great location for mountain biking and you’ll be rewarded with amazing views. Visit the Bintan Elephant Park, home to Sumatran elephants who will put on a great show for you. You will also be able to feed the elephants and learn more about their natural habitats. If you want to be spoilt, book into a spa for a massage or treatment; the hardest choice will be deciding what style of massage you would like. Visit the capital Tanjung Pinang and tour this friendly town where there is great shopping at the local houses and street vendors. Local handicrafts, ceramics, hand-made toys, clothing and antiques, and traditional local snacks are on display, as well as many restaurants for you to choose from.
The breathtaking underwater scenery makes Bintan the perfect location for snorkelling and scuba diving. You’ll see rays, reef sharks, giant cuttlefish, corals and many colourful fish. The most popular diving spots are Sandy Bay, Maoi Island and Mapor Island. A wide variety of water sports are also available; windsurfing, kayaking, fishing, sailing and jet skiing and surfing (November to March when the big waves arrive). The islands varied landscapes provide for many challenging golf games on the international courses. Backdrops of lush forests and blue ocean waters are perfect surroundings for a game or two of golf.
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