On the Eastern coastline of Bintan Island, Trikora Coast is approximately a 45-min car ride from Bintan Resorts. A relaxing hide-out for urbanites who want to recharge their wearied senses, Trikora offers four beaches, each leading into crystal clear waters of blue and teal. Locals often spend time at Trikora Coast on the weekends, for a family picnic or renting one of the thatched huts along the coastline to soak in the sea breeze with loved ones while enjoying light snacks. Pick a spot on the ivory sands and enjoy a refreshing coconut.
Just around the corner of Trikora Beach Point 4, lies the tranquil grounds of Grotto Santa Maria with the ’14 Stations of the Cross’ made of limestone. The trail depicts the story of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, leading up to a beautifully preserved statue of Virgin Mary in a cave, and ending with a quaint little chapel.
Then, journey along the coast line and visit a local boat maker, who still builds wooden fishing boats by hand. Learn about the local craft and observe how traditional boat-making is done.Head on further south to see breath-taking views of the coastal life with kelongs (floating fishing platforms) and fishing villages built over the sea.
Along coastline, you will also find sea-facing resorts such as Bintan Agro Beach Resort, Bintan Spa Villa Beach Resort, Trikora Beach Club and Mutiara Beach Resort. Spot neighbouring islands and island resorts such as White Sands Island and Nikoi Island Resort while enjoying a meal at Bay View Restaurant, also known as Teluk Bakau Restaurant. Enjoy a large variety of seafood with different cooking styles, and dine like a local. Or, try out traditional wood-fired Italian pizza at Pizza Casa Italia. Pizza on the beach definitely makes for a remarkable & unforgettable dining experience!
Trikora Coast is part of the Trail of Sea Gypsies Tour.