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6 Best Ways to Have Fun with Your Family in Bintan

Going on a holiday with the family is one of the most fantastic experiences you can have in life. Sharing a good time with your family can strengthen the bond among each other. And if your family holiday is done in an exciting destination, you can also create plenty of memorable moments that deserve to be cherished in the future. Searching for the best destination to spend a holiday with your loved ones? Look no further than Bintan in the Riau Islands! This lovely paradise offers a lot of fun spots that will bring everlasting joy to you and your family. If you need proof, just check out the following 6 family vacation ideas!

 

1.  Visit Penyengat Island 

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Bringing your family to learn about history can be a good way to spend time during a holiday. Have at it by taking a trip to Penyengat Island! Situated across the western coast of Tanjung Pinang, this stunning island was home to the Johor-Riau Kingdom in the 18th century. Here, you can find several historical landmarks with a blend of Javanese and Dutch architectural styles. In the northeast, there's an old mosque with a striking yellow color known as Sultan Riau Mosque. Not too far from there, you can also explore an ancient fort known as Fort Bukit Kursi where you can find several cannons in each of its corners. To get here, all you have to do is take a pompong boat from Sri Bintan Pura Port in the west of Tanjung Pinang.

 

2.  Choose your favorite experience at Bintan Resort 

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Looking to do many kinds of fun activities with family in Bintan? Come have a joyful time around Bintan Resort! Located in the northern part of the Riau Islands, this spectacular resort offers a chance for you and your family to partake in a wide array of activities. For those who want to unwind, there are glamping (glamorous camping) spots available throughout the resort, including ANMON; a desert-themed glamping spot located in Treasure Bay. Give yourself therapeutic wellness treatments at Club Med Bintan. Or if you want to have an adventure with your family, then you should check out Nirwana Beach Club for its thrilling watersports.

 

3.  Go on a fun cruise at Mangrove Forest 

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Not only is it filled with exclusive leisure spots, but Bintan is also filled with eye-catching natural spots! One of the most astonishing natural spots you have to check out here can be found in the southwestern area of Bintan Resort. Separated by the calming Sebung River, the surreal vibe of Bintan's Mangrove Forest awaits to be explored. As you and your family sail along rows of lush mangrove trees, several interesting creatures such as monkeys, otters, kingfishers, fireflies, and even tree snakes can also be found wandering around the forest.

 

4.  Try all the amazing activities at Treasure Bay 

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Give yourself and your family ultimate leisure at Southeast Asia's largest man-made lagoon! Located in the northern part of the island, Treasure Bay is a recreational paradise. Here, you can swim around the lagoon and enjoy a fun time under the sun. Kayak and paddle boards are available to rent if you'd like to further explore the lagoon. If you feel a little bit more adventurous, then try riding an ATV through the resort's astonishing private jungle.

 

5.  Chill amongst the beauty of White Sand Islands 

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The sight of pristine white sands is something that you'll normally see on every corner of Bintan. If you and your family want to linger around Bintan's beautiful beach in peace, then have a look at White Sand Island. Located just a few minutes from the coast of Teluk Bakau village in the east, this lovely little island provides a serene spot perfect for spending a private quality time with your family.

 

6.  Splurge on the culinary delicacies of Bintan 

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What's a family holiday without doing a culinary journey? Come indulge yourself with the delicate taste of Bintan's signature cuisine. Try the wonderfully chewy dish known as otak-otak. Have a taste of the mouthwatering gonggong; fried sea snails dipped in chili sauce. Do also try many other delightful dishes such as prata bread, tarempa noodles, and lakse!

 

Now, which ideas from above would you and your family like to try first in Bintan? As you get ready to have a joyful family holiday in Bintan, do also check out several family-friendly resorts for your stay in Bintan!

Once you've arrived in Bintan, remember to always comply with the CHSE (cleanliness, health, safety, and environmental sustainability) protocols. Wear your mask in public spaces, keep your distance from others, and never forget to wash your hands regularly. Also, make sure to follow us on Instagram @wonderfulindonesia, Twitter @wondefulid,  Facebook @WonderfulIndonesia, and subscribe to our Youtube channel at Wonderful Indonesia to discover many more fantastic family holiday ideas!