What to do and see in Tanjung Pinang, Indonesia: The Best Places and Tips

November 7, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Tanjung Pinang is the capital and second-largest city of Riau Islands, a province of Indonesia. Its populatuion is roughly 225,000 and it serves as a trading port for the Riau archipelago.
Restaurants in Tanjung Pinang

1. Ria Bintan Golf Club

Jl. Perigi Raja | Lagoi Bintan Resorts Bintan Utara, Lagoi, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands Province 29152, Indonesia +62 770 692868
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Ria Bintan Golf Club

Reviewed By sweeksk - Singapore

Yesterday 10/10,I was at ocean course teeing off at hole 9 at Ria Bintang Golf. After I hit the ball, as I walked away from tee box. A bunch of bees started to attack me. I just couldn't get rid of them and I got stung many times even I ran more than 100 meters to the green. No doubt the staff brought me to the doctor for treatment but I want to warn future golfers to be more careful when playing there.

2. Trikora Beach

Jl. Raya Trikora, Tanjung Pinang, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
Excellent
39%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 100 reviews

Trikora Beach

Reviewed By Serry F

if u wanna go there, please bring ur insects repelle, because its has many bugs, but the view is amazing. here is a free admission, but if you could rent a pondok/ hut to sit and rest about USD4

3. Grotto Santa Maria (Santa Maria Cave)

Bintan Regency, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
Excellent
31%
Good
65%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Grotto Santa Maria (Santa Maria Cave)

Grotto Santa Maria and stations of the cross, with a small chapel.

Reviewed By w1628mm - Hong Kong, China

I have searched Goa Maria for weeks, unfortunately nothing found in Tripadvisor website. Grotto Santa Maria (Santa Maria Cave), at first sight, seems all Greek to me. It is because the locals just name it as Goa Maria. In fact the correct one should be called Goa Maria Air Sanih (GOMAS). Without a car, I am afraid it is difficult for you to reach there as the Goa is on a uphill. After a bumpy ride to the destination, we found the tourist was out of sight except a receptionist there. Through the archway of Ave Maria, a narrow lane leading down an open space with a circle of trees and flowers. It is good for religious assembly. With several steps up from the ground on either hand, the ivory-colored statue of Mother Mary stood inside a cave with her praying hands, in front of her a steel curved railing built. On your way back to the entrance, there are many beautifully reliefs carved on rock telling the story of Jesus from his youth to his crucifixion.

4. Air Adventures Flying Club Bintan

Lagoi Bay, Lagoi, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
Excellent
97%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 63 reviews

Air Adventures Flying Club Bintan

Air Adventures Flying Club Bintan is Southeast Asia's very first Light Sport seaplane facility located in the heart of Lagoi Bay in Bintan Island, Indonesia, The thrill and excitement of an open cockpit seaplane flight with one of our experienced and professional instructors will be something you will never forget. Capture your moment in our new Super Drifter seaplane with a GoPro video and relive the experience over and over again. Open everyday, our brand new facility at Lake Lagoi offers refreshments and great views of Lagoi Bay and the golden white Beaches of north Bintan. Make your trip to Bintan unforgettable with Air Adventures. Opening times. 6 Days a week 9am - 5.00 pm ( Closed Tuesdays) Group booking and team building events catered for. Catering and other activities managed including preferable hotel rates.

Reviewed By smk1984 - Singapore, Singapore

Not your usual plane ride! It was definitely something that I looked forward to on this particular trip to Bintan. As an aviation lover, I couldn't give this a miss. This is your chance to put yourself into one of flying seats to experience flying against the winds, have a good bird's eye view of everything below you, and also experiencing a wonderful approach to landing.
I would highly recommend every visitor to Bintan to do this activity!

5. Penyengat Island

Tanjung Pinang, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
Excellent
33%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 130 reviews

Penyengat Island

Reviewed By Jeannard Jay T - Baguio, Baguio, Philippines

This one place I highly recommend when you are in Tanjung Pinang. This small island is rich in history, culture, sights, and more.
Just around 20 minutes boat ride from Tanjung Pinang, the island boasts of beautifully paved roads, historic ruins, a museum, a beautiful, mausoleums, and a beautiful mosque.
You can hire a local transpo similar to that tricycle of the Philippines to tour you around the island.

6. Bintan Lagoon Resort Golf Club

Jl. Indera Segara Site A12, Lagoi, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands Province 29155, Indonesia +62 770 691388
Excellent
42%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

Bintan Lagoon Resort Golf Club

Reviewed By LouLiliana - Melbourne Aust

This was our second stay at this resort and not much seemed to have changed. While the resort was neat and tidy it seems to be stuck in a time warp as everything is so 1990's. The staff where friendly and helpful and the facilities were well maintained. We chose this place again as the accommodation rates where quite reasonable, but that's where they get you. Anything, no EVERYTHING, you buy there is expensive. I have now paid for my first ever A$10 cup of coffee. Its a nice place but its not the sort of place I'd expect to pay those prices. In the unlikely event that I go to Bintan again, I'll be going elsewhere.

7. Avalokitesvara Graha Temple (Guan Yin Temple)

Tanjung Pinang, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
Excellent
20%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Avalokitesvara Graha Temple (Guan Yin Temple)

Reviewed By Badtzuboy - Batam, Indonesia

it's an interesting place to see. the place is huge with a big Guan Yu Statue inside. there's a dragon fruit plantation in front of it. the sculpture are beautiful.

8. White Sands Island

Jl. Wisata Bahari Trikora KM. 38, Tanjung Pinang, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia +62 822-7772-9988
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

White Sands Island

Reviewed By Marine C - Singapore, Singapore

This small island is accessible from East Bintan in 5 min!
Price: Rp. 175 000 / pax round trip included taxes.
There is a nice bar on the Island, they even accept credit card. It's nice for a day, to enjoy the nice beach, it's also possible to sleep on the Island.

9. 500 Lohan Temple

Kijiang, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
Excellent
43%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

500 Lohan Temple

Reviewed By Michael L - Singapore, Singapore

We hired a car and drove to a few places around Bintan. One of the place that we visited is this temple. Although I have been to many places in China, but seeing 500 Lohan in one temple has never been before even though I have visited the top 4 temples in China which are, Putuo Mountain (Ningbo), JiuHua Temple in (Anhui), WuTai Mountain (Shanxi) and ErMei Moutain (SiChuan). So seeing this slightly bigger than lifesize Lohan with descriptions of what they are neatly in rows of about 6 is indeed quite a sight. For those interested in chinese cultures and buddhism, this is a must see! It has inscriptions about what and who each Lohan is.
Enjoy!

10. Nirwana Beach Club

Jl. Panglima Pantar, Lagoi, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands Province 29155, Indonesia +62 770 692505
Excellent
31%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 152 reviews

Nirwana Beach Club

Reviewed By Mark O

Lovely laid back resort with plenty to do... Insuring lots of nothing at all. Good restaurants and a beautiful beach. Not over developed and quiet enough to be able to get away from it all. The staff were really lovely. We had a blissful time.

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