Attraction Jl. Raya Trikora, Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia Published on: 29-09-2016
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Why Pantai Trikora Beach is special ?
Trikora Beach is located east of Bintan island in the Riau archipelago, is a long stretch of white beach, scattered with picturesque huge boulders. This is the popular seaside playground for locals but also for those coming from Singapore and Malaysia.
From here, not far out to sea you will see rows of " kelongs" or fish traps, houses on boats, under which fishermen hang out their nets to catch small fry, or ikan bilis, for which Bintan is so well known. But from the beach are now also built boardwalks with kelongs attached on either side, which are rented out to tourists. These are usually filled with avid anglers from Singapore and Malaysia to set out to sea at night or before the crack of dawn in order to catch the larger fish.
The water was clear and at almost turqoise. And, it is very clean and not crowded at all.
What to explore at Pantai Trikora Beach?
Trikora is normally crowded on weekends or long holidays. Little raised shelters are built on the waterfront where groups and families can sit down and picnic, protected from the blazing sun while enjoying the view and the fresh sea breeze. There are also clusters of coconut trees, heavy with fruit ready to be cut for thirsty tourists impatiently waiting to slake their thirst with fresh coconut water.
Surprisingly, along this stretch across the road you will find the Grotto of the Virgin Mary - known as Grotto Santa Maria, which is said to have been built originally by Vietnamese refugees. The path along the Stations of the Cross leads to the grotto, where the statue of Mary is placed. The cave is beautifully protected from behind by a large tree with overhangingbranches where colorful bougainvillea climb and bloom.
Along this hot beach-front, this grotto offers a cool and respiteful environment for those who wish to pray or peacefully meditate. Nearby is a picturesque little white church, its walls decorated with red bricks, where the faithful attend mass on Sundays.
How to get to Pantai Trikora Beach?
It takes about 45 minutes to reach Trikora Beach by car from the city of Tanjung Pinang , and around half an hour from your hotel at Bintan Resorts. But distance-wise, these are quite wide apart so that you should travel by car or tour coach. In fact, Trikora is usually included in a day tour of the island of Bintan that covers Trikora, Tanjung Pinang city and the historic island of Penyengat that faces the city. So that for sightseeing , Bintan highlights can be explored within a one full day package tour.
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Jl. Raya Trikora, Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
Tips for you
Along Trikora Beach are a number of small homestays and kelongs for rent. There are also star-rated hotels. But since Trikora is within reach of Tanjung Pinang, capital of the Riau Islands province or from the luxurious Bintan Resorts, here is a short list of hotels on Trikora Beach, in Tanjung Pinang and in the Bintan Resorts. Most can also be bookedOther
“Trikora Beach Resorts. The Less Known Beauty in Bintan” For Those Who Want to explore the the Simple Natural Beauty of Bintan. Try visting the many Beach Resorts at Trikora long strech of beach. Try the Bintan Cabana Beach Resort. By chance got to meet a young and pleasant local driver at Bintan Betani Telwani Ferry Terminal thru recommendation of a ferry crew, as our hotel pickup service didn't arrive. He brought us for day tour around Trikora beach area , Chinese Temple and 300 year old banyan tree temple, Santa Maria Church etc. We found this Trikora beach most enchanting. Not crowded. Clean and peaceful. Better than the commercialised man made Bintan Resorts. Those who need Driver and guide. Contact Mr Nata. Speaks simple English and Bahasa Indonesia whatsapp: +62 812 7561 3637 Hp: +62 821 7060 3032 wechat: natajericho