Nikoi Island: Hidden Paradise in the South China Sea

Nikoi Island is one of the islands in Indonesia are able to realize your dream of enjoying a private island in the middle of the sea. The island is located in the east of the island of Bintan, Bintan regency, Riau Islands Province. The way to arrive at the island of Nikoi is by crossing through the Port Guard, a small port located on Bintan Agro Beach Resort, or through the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore.

Small jetty extends to the edge of the sea to welcome the newly arrived tourists. Waves crashing softly, wetting the crystal white sands bordering the island. On the outskirts there is a beach lounge chairs and shade trees for shelter. Located on the island of Nikoi like feel endless holiday. You really far away from daily bustle.

There is only one resort on the island of Nikoi, promising resort experience stay with environmentally friendly concepts. You made one with nature, slept in stilt houses made of wood and thatch roofs. Stilts reflects the blend of traditional Indonesian architecture with contemporary style. Very typical wood smell seemed to be a natural aromatherapy to make you sleep soundly. In accordance with the concept of environmentally friendly, the wood used is not obtained by felled. Wood obtained from fallen trees that had been floating in the ocean. Interestingly, there is also a mosquito apartment. They built a special room to break the cycle of mosquitoes, so the population is reduced.

There are a few airlines serving regular route from Jakarta to Tanjung Pinang every day. Afterwards you need to rent a car to the Kawal Port, with a travel time of approximately half an hour. The trip to the island of Nikoi of the Kawal also takes half an hour. You can contact the hotel for the provision of fast boat from the Kawal to Nikoi.

Villas on the island of Nikoi unites five-star hotel facilities are wrapped by natural feel. There is no air conditioning here because you will enjoy the natural breeze blowing in from the coast. However, the villa is equipped with a chimney that serves to channel the heat to the outside and keep the house in order to stay cool. There are three types of villas here starting price of 320 Singapore dollars, inclusive of the shuttle from the Kawal Port.

Things to do

Nothing is more soothing, besides the body lay on the beach is so beautiful. You are not only presented with lounge chairs, but also a pool of extraordinary beauty built in the granite rocks. In the hotel there are also several sports facilities such as tennis and croquet. If you want other activities, the operator on the island is also able to organize the activity of snorkeling, diving, island hopping, windsurfing, kayaking and much more. Nikoi underwater world is very rich in coral reefs. Visabilitasnya varies throughout the year and the best time to dive is from March to November. Here the relatively strong currents so only divers in accordance with the qualification that allowed diving.

The children were offered a package of granite rock climbing, trekking in the jungle with vines, as well as familiarizing themselves with the rich marine life through snorkeling. Even the hotel staff arrange a treasure hunt in the ocean to make children’s holiday more enjoyable.

Culinary

There are two large dining room at Nikoi. One intended for families and another for couples. The menu changes daily according to availability of materials in the local market. Materials used must fresh ingredients, ranging from seafood to tropical fruits.

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