I was there on 3rd to 4th May, 2014.
if you are looking for a beach holiday, overall, bintan is not for you. no one swimming in the beach. Only on rare occasions, I do see someone doing beach activities at argo, with minimum pax to play the activities.
if you are looking for a weekend holidays, you can consider this place.
from Tanah merah terminal to Tanjong Pinang - 2 hours 15mins on quite a old boat. I took falcon 5 ship.
from Tanjong Pinang to Sahid - 1 hour
I took up a tour package, and it is not worth the money. after doing the 1 hour massage, I reach sahid at around 4pm bintan time. Sunset at around 6pm, bintan time.
Overthere, the full renovations were not completed yet. but then, it don't really affect me. There seems to be a Jacuzzi on the way on 4th Floor. this hotel was about 200m away from the beach. There is a buggy car bringing you to the beach, at stated time, the hotel personnel would come and bring you back.
The beach, has no guards, 1 road across the hotel. it is still very unsafe to swim at the beach or chill out at the beach.
Swimming pool is clean, with a 70cm and 125cm depth difference. Should you want to do any beach activities, they have free transport to argo beach till 6pm. after 6pm would cost you $5 sgd to and fro.
Due to the short time available, I need to leave the hotel at 3pm, other than land and massage, I did not use any single of package activities.
bicycle wise, hotel is at the upslope. nearby are all resorts. no shopping can be done.
breakfast is nice. overall, with the effort taken to go all the way there, the quality of the enjoyment, the money spent, this is not worth it.
by the way, there is not need to change into rupiah. you can easily pay with sgd. exchange rate range from 7800~9100 : 1 sgd.
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