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Bintan Island is the largest island among Indonesia’s Riau Islands. As early as the 15th century, Bintan Island was mentioned in the records of Ming Treasure Voyages. The island is located only 45 minutes away from Singapore by ferry and it’s for this reason that it attracts many tourists. Because of its geographical proximity to the equator, Bintan Island is sunny all year round, with an average annual temperature around 26°C. With its clear blue skies, wide beaches, lush green trees, and sunny days, there’s always a lot to do on the island, including diving, surfing, cycling, archery, going to the spa or going on a stroll. Bintan Island has clear blue waters, white sandy beach and is rich in marine ecology. The hotels on Bintan Island are mostly holiday resorts with complete recreational and relaxing facilities. In addition, each resort hotel has its own private beach. Nearby sports centers can provide guests with various water activities.
The best season for travel is from the end of March to the beginning of November. Bintan Island is located in the subtropical area, with little change in temperature during four seasons. From late March to early November, the climate is dry and refreshing with sunny days and a quiet sea. It is the best season for leisure travel. From the end of November to the beginning of March, there is wind usually, suitable for wind-based sports such as surfing. Every year in January, the Mana Amslam Asian Cup International Windsurfing Tournament is held, and hotels on Bintan Island are known to fill up quickly while it is underway. From November to March is the northeast monsoon season, with large amounts of rainfall and strong winds. During this time, there may be less water activities available.