Bintan is an island, located 2 hours by ferry from Singapore, and, although it’s larger than Batam, it’s less populated. This is the island perfect for an inexpensive mini-getaway from Singapore.
Looking for more info from other islands in Indonesia, including Bintan, Bali, The Gili’s and Nusa Lembongan? Check out my other Blog Posts!
How To Get To Bintan:
Company: Bintan Resort Ferry (BRF)
Departing from: Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, SIngapore
Arriving: Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal, Bintan Resorts
Cost Roundtrip: Economy Class- $70SGD ($50USD), Emerald Class- $114SGD ($81USD)
Duration: 2-hour journey, arrive 1.5 hours prior to departure for check in
NOTE: Upgrade to Emerald Class, as you’ll get the following perks: seat assignment, Emerald Lounge prior to departure, expedited immigration clearance, onboard Visa On Arrival (VOA), complementary beverages and open deck seating.
Visa For Indonesia:
Visa on arrival is easy and simple. If you upgrade to emerald class on the ferry, which I highly suggest, then they’ll do it all on the boat for you. $15USD up to 7 days, $35 up to 30 days. Be sure to read up on the Visa Requirements for your nationality prior to going.
Where To Stay In Bintan:
There are SO many resorts to choose from on the island. I’ve highlighted a few, based on budget.
Bintan Lagoon Resort:
Bintan Lagoonwas our choice because it’s totally budget friendly , but still a 4-star accommodation. This place is HUGE, has descent rooms, a nice beach, and an ENORMOUS pool. There is also quite a few good restaurants located within the resort. There is a spa, golf excursions and lots of family activities. $79USD/night
We’d totally stay at Banyan Tree Hotel if we were to return to the island. Banyan Tree is known for it’s great service and the accommodation and amenities are superb. $270USD/night
What To Eat In Bintan:
All resorts have multiple restaurants, with endless varieties both in/out of your room. You don’t even need to leave the premises, which makes it that much easier/better.
Things To Note:
If you’re up early in the morning, do catch the sunrises, they’re gorgeous…the sunsets are beautiful as well!
Relax and enjoy your getaway!
Thank you SOOOO much for stopping by!
XOXO The Traveling Blondie
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