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Bintan, Indonesia

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Bintan Island
Photograph: Bintant Resorts

Time Out says

Time to get there: Under an hour by ferry

Less than an hour ferry ride away, this Indonesian island's white sandy beaches and gorgeous resorts make it the perfect beach vacay without the crowds of Bali. Even if you're not one to catch a tan or relax at a spa, the island is loaded with a range of heart-pumping land and water activities as well as idyllic nature trails.

DO Slip into your wetsuit for the first and largest man-made saltwater lagoon in Southeast Asia: Crystal Lagoon. Try water activities such as the bumper boat, water stand-up paddle, inflatable kayak, water ZOVB, cable ski, and more. The Safari Lagoi on the other hand is great for animal-loving kiddos where they can say hello to many rescued and endangered animals including orangutans, Komodo dragons, sun bears, Asian elephants, and more.

STAY There are plenty of luxurious resorts dotted around the island. But if you’re looking for something different to spice up your family vacay, why not try a glamping experience? Stay at the spacious, safari-themed tents at Natra Bintan (formerly known as The Canopi) which is equipped with four-poster beds, outdoor jacuzzis, and a private garden for a barbecue. Prices vary.

Read our guide to Bintan.

Cam Khalid
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