Island is a tourist getaway and a sunny haven for those looking to spend a few days away from the city in luxury resorts, lounging on sandy white beaches, swimming in blue waters, golfing, and enjoying spa days. It is the perfect destination for the ultimate relaxation retreat. As part of a Muslim-majority country, there are many Muslim-friendly facilities and Halal-friendly facilities in Bintan Island.
Bintan Island is a resort island that is a part of the six islands that make up the Riau archipelago of Indonesia’s south coast. A population of about 200,000 people make up the island, consisting of people from many different ethnicities like the Malays, Chinese, Bugis and Orang Laut (sea people).
Bintan Island is a tropical island with sunny days throughout the year. Bintan Island has many beautiful sandy beaches and rolling hills. The island also has quite a bit of history dating back centuries. Visit the neighboring Pulau Penyengat to witness the history, or spend your time getting spoilt at luxury resorts, vast golfing courses, and soothing spa treatments. If you are looking for a bit more action, Bintan Island’s got you covered too with various watersport and adventurous activities! You can also experience the nature with mangrove tours and visiting the Bintan Eco Farm.
Bintan Island’s Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport has only recently started catering to international flights, but the destinations are very scarce and you probably won’t be able to fly in directly. The best way to get there is by ferry, the closest starting point being Singapore. You can ask the staff about Muslim-friendly facilities at Bintan Island’s airport.
There are many Halal restaurants in Bintan Island that offer a variety of different cuisines, price ranges and experiences. Most resorts will also have Halal-friendly services in Bintan Island, so Muslim travelers need not worry. Check out the Kelong Seafood Restaurant at Nirwana Gardens for delicious seafood and a unique dining experience or the Pujasera Hawker stalls for some local and street food.
There are many places where Muslims in Bintan Island can go to pray, including the many mosques in Bintan Island, the most famous of which is the Masjid Raya Sultan (one of the oldest mosques in Indonesia and a historical tourist destination). Prayer facilities at Bintan Island can also be found in many places around the island, like Plaza Lagoi. Most of the resorts also provide prayer facilities in Bintan Island for their guests.