Bintan is a popular destination for those seeking for a quick getaway, given how close it is to Singapore. Known as Asia’s hidden leisure island, Bintan is a brilliant site for some hassle-free rest and relaxation, complete with activities any nature lover can appreciate.
Snorkelling, for one, is a pursuit that is fun for all, and Bintan offers some seriously clear spots where you can embark on an underwater adventure. Here are the best snorkelling spots to visit while in Bintan. Just pack your bags and you’re off to marine paradise.
Bintan Spa Villa is a cosy seaside resort that offers a multitude of water activities, including snorkelling. Every snorkelling session is two hours long, and one can swim among hundreds of fishes and coral reefs. A session includes the boat ride, equipment, and guidance from its in-house snorkelling instructors.
Club Med Bintan is an all-inclusive resort that offers plenty of fun under the sun. During your stay, the Club Med Bintan package includes snorkelling trips and group lessons for the uninitiated. While children are able to join the underwater fun, a minimum age of eight is required. Club Med is also known to be family-friendly, perfect for vacations with children in tow.
Nirwana Beach Club offers an undersea tour experience like no other. Framed as a walk under the sea, even those with zero snorkelling experience can get on board with the activity as PADI licensed instructors will take you through a tour deep down to the seafloor. Walk along its 30-metre rectangular-shaped path and come close to its marine life. There’s also a social media booth available so that you can take home a snapshot of this memorable experience.
Developed with an eco-friendly concept in mind, Trikora Beach Club is an Edenic beachfront hideaway, decorated with Indonesian-style bungalow villas. Snorkelling sessions and lessons are available for booking in the resort, with instructors to take you through your journey under the sea.
For a full day of snorkelling, book a tour via the agency, Bintan Resorts. The Lagoi Bay Snorkelling Day Trip is the most popular option amongst visitors. The snorkelling tour includes transport as well as a satisfying lunch at Plaza Lagoi, just a stone’s throw away from Lagoi Beach. Apart from snorkelling, the tour offers some free and easy time so you can get a massage or go to a rooftop bar nearby the beach.