Bintan Holidays

World-class sports & shores near Singapore

The largest Island in the Riau Archipelago and 45 minutes by ferry from Singapore, Bintan has undergone a transformative regeneration in recent years and is really finding its feet as a premier holiday hotspot. Already naturally blessed with secluded coves, golden beaches and fertile fauna, it can now boast 5-star hotels, international golf courses and wildlife reserves as part of its impressive roster.

The local Kampung (villages) still stay true to time-honoured traditions of local cooking – fresh seafood, as you would expect – is done to perfection here. To these culinary wonders add the historic. Ancient temples and attractions like Kota Piring Palace bring a spiritual quality.

Luxury holidays to Bintan

A Bintan Holiday is a unique experience. While only a short ferry trip from Singapore, this lesser-known Island will feel worlds away from the big city’s hustle and bustle. Get ready for top-class hotel hospitality, tranquil beaches and a tropical climate at the heart of a culturally vibrant holiday destination.

5 Great Reasons to Holiday in Bintan


  • Nearby Nikoi Island is the epitome of a secret escape with a maximum of only 50 guests
  • Visit Pasar Malam Akau: Bintan’s famous ‘Night Market’
  • Climb Gunung Bintan Mountain and survey your paradise from the summit
  • Encounter rare species like Sun Birds and Silver Leaf Monkeys
  • Ride an elephant through the jungle. (Bintan Elephant Park)


Found close to the Equator, Bintan Island enjoys a hot tropical climate year-round. Due to its ‘insular character’, there is a consistent temperature that averages at a warm 26 C.

Interesting facts about Bintan

  • Lagoi Park Reservoir holds 6 million cubic metres of water
  • A local delicacy is ‘Gong Gong’ – a dish of sea snails only found in the local waters.
  • This place was a hotspot for gambling but has since been restored to its former glory as one of Indonesia’s places of historical importance
  • Part of the vibrant, ancient market still stands on stilts in the sea.

Bintan Holidays for 2021 / 2022

Seasoned travellers, couples and families alike are all starting to take notice of this exciting yet authentic Indonesian destination. For the best bespoke, luxury, all-inclusive options book early for 2021 because with Kenwood you can trust in 30 years of experience to help you find the ideal holiday to Bintan.

Top Picks

The Sanchaya

5* out of 5 stars

Elegant and conceptual accommodation awaits you on the exclusive island of Bintan. Secluded, beachfront beauty together with delectable dining and unerringly reliable service add up to something special.


Useful information

  • Local time GMT (+7)
  • Currency Indonesian Rupiah
  • Language Balinese & English
  • Location Island in the Riau archipelago of Indonesia
  • Telephone code +62
  • Flying time 17 hours & 30 minutes (1 stop)

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