Visiting Treasure Bay & The White Sands Island in Bintan #WonderfulIndonesia
Continuing the journey, the next stop of my Indonesia trip was Bintan. Before reaching Bintan we had a stop at Batam, where we had our lunch at Barelang Seafood. From Batam we went to Bintan via a boat and checked into Angsana hotel, which was a newly made resort. The view from my room was so nice that I could just stand and stare at it all day. I also want to appreciate the Indonesia tourism ministry team, as everything was very well organized. We never faced any problem related to luggage, as it always reached our rooms before us.
After resting for a little bit, we proceeded for the sunset BBQ dinner at One Tree Hill by Angsana Resort and let me tell you it was really good. The food was so delicious, that I ended up over eating.
Next morning after breakfast, we went to Treasure Bay, which South-East Asia’s first and largest recreational sea-water body. There were a couple of fun games planned for us at Treasure Bay like, sack race which was a team race, ATV where the players had a glass of water on their head and they had to prevent it from falling, kayak race and tube slide where you had to come down the slide on a tube and stay still. We were divided into 4 teams and my team’s name was Flippers. The result of this was declared at the end of the trip. Stay tuned for my Bali blog to know who won. We had our lunch at Warna Warni by Treasure Bay. And let me tell you one thing, apart from all the beaches and islands, the other best thing about this trip was coconuts and I had a lot of them. Unlike what we get back home, they were so big and had so much water in them. After this fun filled day, we had our dinner at Warung Yeah.
The next place that we visited, gave me some of the best experiences that I’ll remember for life. We visited the White Sands Island, which is private island. Here for the first time, I did snorkeling and I am so glad that I did it. It felt scary at first, but then it felt so magical, all thanks to the instructor who was super helpful. I also fed bread to the fishes under the water.
The best part of the day, for which I was super excited was that, I got a chance to release baby turtles. It was a such a great experience. At night, we went to see Mangrove fireflies, at this place which was pitch dark and the car could only go there till a point. We then shifted to a make shift boat and there was literally no light at all, neither in the boat and nor in the river. And we were also not allowed to use our phones, as the snakes could jump in the boat (Yes!! Snakes.). After reaching deep in the forest, we were able to see the fireflies and that view was so magical, looked just like fairy lights, lots of them, together. The guide sprinkled water on the fireflies and they glowed even more. But, sadly there is no proper footage of this, as it was very dark. We had our dinner at Kelong Awi Seafood.
On our last day in Bintan, after checking out of the hotel, we went to 500 Lohan temple. It’s a Buddhist temple, that has more than 500 buddha statues. Each statue has a unique facial expression. The temple was truly beautiful and serene. And while we were busy enjoying the calmness of the temple, it was finally time to leave Bintan and head to Yogyakarta.
Hope you guys liked this post. Stay tuned to know about the next destination of my #WonderfulIndonesia trip 🙂
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