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 information about Bintan’s sister island, Batam? Check out my other Blog Post!

How To Get To Bintan:

Ferry Ride From Singapore To Bintan
Ferry Ride From Singapore To Bintan

Company: Bintan Resorts Ferries (BRF)

Departing from: Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, SIngapore

Arriving: Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal, Bintan Resorts

Cost: Economy Class- $70SGD ($50USD) roundtrip

Cost: Emerald Class- $114SGD ($81USD) roundtrip

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.

Ferry Booking Website


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:

There are SO many resorts to choose from on the island. I’ve highlighted a few, based on budget.

Bintan Lagoon Resort: 

Bintan Lagoon Resort
Bintan Lagoon Resort

This was 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

Bintan Lagoon Resort Website

Banyan Tree: 

Banyan Tree Resort, Bintan, Indonesia
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We’d totally stay here 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

Banyan Tree Hotel Website

What To Eat:

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!

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