Gurun Pasir Busung
For a very unique experience and some fantastic photo opportunities to confound your friends, Gurun Pasir Busung is the best place in Bintan. This former sand mining site was left abandoned after sand extraction was prohibited and today resembles an exotic desert sandscape. Additionally, there are naturally formed lakes which have accumulated rainwater and blended with exceptional minerals in the ground, create the very unusual coloured water that requires no Insta filter to rejuvenate!
Lots of the resorts operate turtle conservation programmes, collecting the eggs of the Green and Hawksbill turtles and burying them in a hatchery to protect them from poachers and predators that are natural. Eggs are tracked until they hatch (roughly 60 times ), and the baby turtles are discharged back into the sea. The middle of this year is generally the best time to find this, and you can check with the individual resorts on the anticipated hatching and release dates and times.
This outdoor shopping mall by the sea is an enjoyable spot to spend the afternoon with lots of great attractions and restaurants. You can rent chairs for a small charge in a nearby public beach here. Or, you can also book water and land activities such as paddleboards, jet skis, banana boats, along with ATV bicycles. We had a tasty Indonesian lunch in the hip and casual Warung Yeah! Restaurant and subsequently spent some much needed indoor moment in the afternoon in the trick-eye museum called Rumah Imaji.
If your children like to ham it up to the camera and enjoy getting into all sorts of funny presents this is your chance to clean a house upside down, then compete in a dragon boat race, then run from a tiger, and fall down to a waterfall. All art is hand-painted by local artists from Yogyakarta. Other attractions include the Lantern Park, bouncy castles, different shopping outlets and a day spa. Additionally, there are frequent pop-up events and performances in the common spaces and a few rooftop bars and restaurants overlooking the sea.
Safari Lagoi Eco Farm
When you dwell in a town with a number of the world’s best zoos, it’s simple to dismiss other animal parks while still travelling in the region. Still, the Bintan Safari Lagoi Eco Farm is worth a visit! It’s a working farm, an animal refuge, and an ecological conservation facility. It is a beautiful setting to stroll through with your family, find out about sustainable farming, and wake up close to elephants, birds, monkeys, bunnies and lots of other critters. They have a Komodo dragon! Many are rescued in the illegal pet trade or tropical meat markets or so are being rehabilitated after an illness or injury. It’s possible to walk around by yourself or have a guided excursion.
Along the East Coast are intricate floating fish programs known as Kelongs that resemble something out of this film Waterworld. Fishers spend out all night at sea gathering their catch with big nets below, and during the afternoon these structures are docked along the shore where you can find a fantastic view of their intricate wooden constructions. These beaches are adored by locals who visit with their families on weekends and rent out small thatched huts to picnic and spend the day.
Whether your trips take you to a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts or urban attractions, extra research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Bintan Island by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.