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Bintan Island

Bintan island is the largest of the 3,200 islands in the Riau archipelago, located just 45 kilometers southeast of Singapore 0r a 45-minute rides on a Catamaran from Singapore. The highest point on the island is a hill or what is left of an old volcano. Known as Bintan Besar, it measures almost 400 meters high.
Bintan is located close to the equator and enjoys a tropical climate and clear sunny weather almost all year round. The beautiful island of Bintan is a tropical getaway boasting white sandy beaches, exhilarating activities, luxurious hotels and spa sanctuaries for a healthy body and mind.
The island is a delightful retreat where there are boundless activity and sights to do and see, and have the time of your life. You can relax in a simple rural lifestyle that has changed little in decades, or soak in the urban surroundings of expensive resorts and lush golf courses. Bitan also offers a wide range of activities that you can enjoy in beautiful natural surroundings.

Being an island Bintan’s beauty and attraction are mostly connected to the sea, and water sports are the island favorite past time. Perfect wind and wave conditions make Bintan ideal for wind surfing, kayaking, jet skying, banana boat rides and wake boarding. However, if diving is more to your taste, the calm and warm sea is to be enjoyed by novice experienced divers alike! More than 100.000 species fin their habitat in the sea surrounding the island, including snails, clams, oysters, squid, and sea shells. Olphins are alsospotted regularly frolicking in the waters.

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