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Grotto Santa Maria

13 June 2018

Approximately 20 minutes away from the pearly sands of Trikora Coast, lies a serene pilgrimage spot known as the Grotto Santa Maria. From the entrance, the trail starts with the ’14 Stations of the Cross’, depicting the story of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion in limestone statues, leads up to a beautifully preserved statue of Virgin Mary in a cave, beside a quaint little chapel. The chapel comes to life on Sundays as devotees gather with song and ...

Grotto Santa Maria2018-11-12T09:18:36+00:00

Lagoi Bay Snorkelling Day Trip

8 August 2018

Start your trip at Lagoi Beach with a snorkelling tour of Bintan's beautiful underwater world. Build up the appetite for a fulfilling lunch at Plaza Lagoi, located a stone's throw away. With some free and easy time available after the meal; pamper yourself with a rejuvenating spa treatment, sip on interesting concoctions at the rooftop bar of Yeah! Lounge or try out other water sports and activities available at the beach. Before heading back to ...

Lagoi Bay Snorkelling Day Trip2020-04-15T15:34:00+00:00

Gurun Pasir Busung

13 June 2018

Be transported into a dreamy insta-worthy photo spot with mysterious and picturesque hilly sand dunes at Gurun Pasir Busung. Located next to the road, Jalan Raya Busung near Tanjung Uban, the western bay of Bintan Island, it is hard to imagine coming across a 'desert' in the middle of a tropical Indonesia island.   After the extraction of sand was prohibited in Bintan Island, the area was left untouched and transformed into a charming desert ...

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Trail of Sea Gypsies

8 August 2018

Embark on an adventure to discover the hidden gems along Bintan Island’s pristine eastern coastline. The first stop brings you to Panglong Village, Berakit, the largest Orang Laut (Sea Gypsies) village of the island. Spot interesting sights such as hand-made fishing tools and displays of 'sun tanning' kerupuk (prawn/fish flavored crackers) or small fish as you stroll through the labyrinth of stilt houses. Play a game of tag with the curious and jovial local kids before ...

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Pizza Casa Italia

13 June 2018

Hidden along the long stretch of Trikora Coast lies an unlikely and unique dining spot – a traditional Italian family-run pizzeria, Pizza Casa Italia, serving pizza fresh from a wood-fired oven flown in from Italy. The restaurant is owned by an Italian couple who fell in love with Bintan during their honeymoon in 1986 and made it their lifetime dream to come back and settle down with a pizzeria by the beach.   Choose from ...

Pizza Casa Italia2018-11-12T09:17:25+00:00