Whisk your partner away for an unforgettable island getaway, where bespoke experiences of Bintan await.
It’s been said that traveling together is one of the most important milestones in a relationship as shared experiences can help to foster a sense of closeness.
Whether you’re looking to impress your date, celebrate an anniversary, or take a well-deserved break with a loved one, Bintan makes a wonderful travel destination.
Here are six ways to fire up the romance.
1. Spend quality time with a couple staycation
Who doesn’t like a weekend getaway away from the hustle and bustle of life, all snuggled up in fresh and clean white sheets? Choose from a variety of resorts and accommodation options in Bintan, from affordable beach chalets to luxury private pool villas overlooking the South China Sea, there is definitely something for everyone.
Laze beside each other on the beach or by the pool for a couple sun-kissed tan. When the sun sets, fill your Instagram feed with sweet picture-perfect memories and be the envy of your friends.
2. Pamper your loved one (and yourself) with a couple spa session
Most resorts in Bintan boast well-equipped spa facilities, with a wide selection of treatments which guests can enjoy either in-room, in the spa suites, or even outdoors by the sea. For a rejuvenating start to an unforgettable trip, head to the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa for a couple massage, which uses an exotic blend of ancient health practices for their treatments. Affordable spa options are also available at Plaza Lagoi.
3. Get your blood pumping with adrenaline-filled activities
Recreate the excitement of your first love by engaging in adrenaline and fun-filled activities with your partner under the sun. Couples can try their hand at water sports like kayaking, stand-up paddling or go for a leisure snorkel available at most resorts.
Near the Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal is Chill Cove at Treasure Bay Bintan where Crystal Lagoon, the first and largest man-made seawater body in Southeast Asia is located. Go lovey dovey on a water tricycle or compete on bumper boats to see who pays for dinner. If land activities are preferred, go wild in the jungle on the ATV or zip around on retro electric scooters.
4. Sip on cocktail with the sunset
Sunset-watching never gets old, especially when done at the picturesque Bintan island. For a romantic evening, head to the Calypso Floating Bar at Nirwana Gardens, which is perched on the end of a wooden bridge away from the hustle and bustle; the bar’s romantic setting against the beautiful South China Sea makes it a great photo spot. Here, be spoilt for choice by the wide array of mocktails and cocktails on the menu. When hunger pangs hit, cross over back to The Kelong Seafood Restaurant for a satisfying feast of the freshest catch.
5. Surprise your loved one with a special arrangement
If special occasions call for that something extra, couples can make special dining arrangements with most resorts in Bintan. Whether it is a private BBQ session for a birthday celebration, a romantic anniversary dinner under the stars, or proposing over dinner on the golf course, nothing is impossible.
Dinner on the Rocks at Banyan Tree Bintan allows lovebirds to enjoy an intimate candlelit dinner amid the soothing waves on a landscape of dramatic rocks. Alternatively, couples who pick the Blue Moon Dining option will be treated to a sumptuous meal prepared by a private chef in a villa decorated with dreamy blue lanterns and candles.
6. Go on an adventure
Couples can create precious memories together by embarking on tours and activities outside the resorts as well. The night rendition of the Mangrove Discovery Tour is a must-go for budding pairs. Conducted in the dark, the tour brings guests on an enchanted journey in search for magical fireflies under the sparkling Milky Way.
If sightseeing is preferred, couples can visit Pulau Penyengat via a 10-minute pompong (water taxi) ride from Tanjung Pinang to experience its rich history and culture. The island is home to palace ruins, forts, royal mausoleums, as well as the iconic Sultan of Riau’s Grand Mosque. A chapter of its history tells a romantic tale, where the island was once a dowry from Sultan Mahmud Shah III of the Riau-Lingga Sultanate to his consort, Engku Puteri Raja Hamidah.
Camera-toting pairs can make a beeline for Gurun Pasir Busung on the south-west side of Bintan. Once a bauxite mine, this site is now a spectacular landscape of sand dunes and turquoise waterbodies, perfect for romantic wefies and travel vlogging.
When night falls, head to Rimba Jaya, a night market in Tanjung Pinang, and stroll along the rows of food stalls selling affordable and captivating local street delicacies.
Whether you’re dating, newly-weds, or celebrating your 30th wedding anniversary, Bintan Resorts is a choice spot for a romantic escapade thanks to its lush surroundings, delightful cuisine, and variety of fun-filled activities. Here, you can relax, rejoice, and rekindle your love all over again.
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