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What to Do in Bintan

Updated: Jun 4, 2020

If you thought Bintan is only known for its beach resorts, you thought wrong. A perfectly getaway heaven with its nature's wonders and glimpse of the local's culture awaits you. After personally discovering what Bintan has hidden up her sleeve, here are the hidden gems in Bintan that you must explore!

1. Mini Desert and Blue Lake

Mini Desert formerly was a sand mine and bauxite site before the government decided to close it. Located near to the west of Bintan Island, the area was left untouched and transformed into a “Sahara Desert” with its white sandy hills and pathways.

In the middle of the desert, there is also a blue turquoise lake formed from the mining site. It is hard to imagine that both of this stunning place were created by the magical hands of nature. The views of white sand hills desert overlooking to the blue turquoise lake invite admiration and curiosity to a lot a people. One of the most Instagramable spots in Bintan Island!

2. Crystal Lagoon

The biggest man-made seawater lagoon in Southeast Asia, Crystal Lagoon. Gear up for a day of fun adventure at this lagoon with pristine and filtered seawater. A lot of activities options available here and it is unlimited such as kayaking, swimming, slip and slide, jetovator, cable ski, and many more.

Situated inland and not affected by tidal waves or monsoon, it is perfectly safe to swim here. Beside offering a wide spread of fun water activities, this lagoon also give you a great picture for your Instagram feeds. Crystal Lagoon is definitely has something worthed-it to offer for everyone.

3. Bintan Mangrove Tour

Explore Bintan Island by a jungle adventure. The mangrove forest and Sebung river are home to wide variety of wildlife. If you are lucky enough, you will be able to see snakes sleeping in the branches right above you and even monkeys swinging through the trees.