Welcome to Pulau Bintan
Top-end resorts huddle around the Lagoi area on the island’s north coast, in close proximity to Singapore. However, less exclusive options along the east coast around Pantai Trikora are equally nice.
Skip the pricey, all-inclusive Lagoi resorts and instead explore Bintan's cultural heart in the area around the island's largest town, Tanjung Pinang. A world away from ultra-clean Singapore, the noisy, dusty streets and mishmash of building styles exude a rustic charm.
Small boats run locals and visitors to Senggarang, where you'll find a Chinese village on stilts, and Penyenget, a small island with royal tombs, palaces, a mosque and a wonderfully rural atmosphere.