Camping in Bintan
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Apr 20, 2012 3:11 AM Last Post By: squidgy
Jan 12, 2012 5:52 AM
Camping in BintanHi there,
My boyfriend and I are coming to the end of our Indonesian visa and a terrific cycle tour trip in Indonesia. We've just arrived in Bintan and plan to jump on a boat to Malaysia in a few days.
We wanted to spend a couple of days relaxing on the beach in Bintan though and after seeing the horrific prices of many of the hotels we were wondering if anybody has done any camping here? We have our own tent but wondered if anybody has done anything similar and can recommend places to go.
Jan 12, 2012 7:27 AM
Jan 13, 2012 8:29 PM
2I visited Bintan last June - Trikora Beach is actually a string of beaches along the east coast and there are some budget oritentated joints along there. I have more info and pix HERE might help your planning.
I didn't see anyone camping but maybe you could call in at one of the less expensive places and ask them if you can pitch your tent providing you use their restaurant etc.
Jan 14, 2012 5:18 AM
perhaps you could consider Mutiara Beach Guesthouse, on Bintan's east coast
plenty of space for pitching a tent by the beach, in a coconut plantation, with a nice spa
camping package at S$7.- per head/per night, including breakfast, bath towel & bathroom
website is www.mutiarabintan.com
Jan 14, 2012 3:24 PM
Jan 17, 2012 5:06 PM
We just did what Tezza and mumun said and it was terrific. We found a lovely site by one of the resorts overlooking the water and the owner let us use the shower and toilets for free. It all felt very safe too - everybody was friendly and kept an eye on our tent when we weren't there.
Definitely recommend going camping there.
Jan 17, 2012 10:58 PM
Apr 20, 2012 3:11 AM
7Hey, yeah it was Pantai Trikora, it was on the east coast and part of a fish farm. Everybody along there was pretty friendly and I reckon villagers would let you camp and keep an eye on your tent to make sure everything was safe. We ate at their restaurants so it was a good deal for them. Have a great time :)
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