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Mutiara Beach Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 18 Bintan Island B&B and Inns
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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“Serenity”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

A truly grounded and kind place. The facilities are basic but nice and thought out. It blends with the surrounding environment which is beautiful and real. The people are superiorly kind and genuine, the staff would come to wherever I was to ask what I would like for lunch then come back letting me know it was ready. I was usually on the beach which I had to myself most of the time. I recommend for someone looking to get away, lay in the water for hours, eat and do it some more. they also have a spa, the massages are good enough for relaxing to but the location where they are done is a 10. This is for people not interesting in the resorts but a place that blends with the community, supporting it and being a part of it. The heart is in the right place and it shows.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We chose to stay at Mutiara Bintan based on the reviews on TripAdvisor, and we weren't disappointed. We were keen to get outside the main Bintan Resort, to find somewhere for some peace and quiet that was more authentic then the usual places. (Not to mention a bit cheaper). Mutiara Bintan was exactly what we were looking for - not too far away from the ferry terminal, staying in authentic pondoks with a lovely private beach. Plus, as the other reviewers mention, the staff were very friendly and the food delicious.

Since we've got back to Singapore, lot's of our friends have expressed interest in visiting, and here is what i say to them - it really suited us because it was peaceful, the food was good, it was a bit different from the usual place in Bintan. Very laid back. Highlights were the coconut pancakes for breakfast, the bbq on the beach on Saturday night and the sound of the waves lulling you to sleep at night. Even when it rained one day, it was super relaxing to sit on under the cover of our pondok and watch the rain while drinking a beer or two. We had a fabulous time.

However, I caution that it's not for everyone. It's about 2 steps up from camping - more like 'glamping'. It reminded me of the kind of wonderful places you stay when backpacking. The pondok accommodation is lovely and you have a bed, but not a lot else. The bathroom is in a little separate building. Also be aware that the beautiful beach is what I would describe as 'real' beach (as opposed to a pristine resort beach) and has shells / seaweed / driftwood washed ashore. As other reviewers mention, there is some water discoloration from the mangrove, but if you look at the water it's crystal clear - and besides it is easy enough to move down the beach to where the water is beautiful blue. If you come you definitely need lots of insect repellent day and night - we came prepared thankfully. And also a torch because it's super dark at night (but the stars are amazing). There is also plenty of wildlife to see - especially dogs! They're friendly but just fyi.

So if you're looking for a laid back trip to what felt like a fairly undiscovered part of Indonesia, then this could be as perfect for you as it was for us. If you're looking to a bit more luxury, then maybe give this one a miss :)

Room Tip: We were in Pondok 6, which was one of the closest to the beach so that was good. (Although there was...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toulouse, France
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

I stayed at the Mutiara Beach Guesthouse last June and I had a great time. The lodges are lovely and eco friendly, the personnel is very professional and nice, always available for you. The facility is located at 1 hour taxi from the ferry port. You can have the transportation arranged in advance by the hotel for a fair price. Once there, you will just enjoy the calm and the beauty of surrounding nature. The beach is desert...and located at 50 m from your room. You can snorkle in the area, just ask the hotel for advice. The food is simple, traditional and delicious, cooked with local products. I highly recommend Mutiara Beach Guesthouse, a 3 day stay will give you the best of it for sure.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

This guesthouse is the perfect place for a relaxing trip far away from the craziness of modern life!
The guesthouse can only welcome 16 persons at the same time: no need to say you will never feel breathless here!

The staff here is great: very helpful and always nice, giving your all information you need to explore the surrounding, and always ready to arrange any activity you want to do (the fishing/snorkeling trip is highly recommended !!)
The owner, Marc, gave us all needed details in order to prepare the trip. He also took care of the transportation from the ferry terminal to the guesthouse (via taxi, Indorent, 65SGD round trip). From Singapore, you need to book the ferry by youself, see https://www.brf.com.sg.

Our accommodation was a pondok (a local beach hut) located in the guesthouse garden, surrounded by coconut trees. The sandy beach is just 100m away from the pondok.
Nothing fancy here: no running water, very basic bathroom, electricity only from 6pm to 11pm. If you're looking for a modern resort, you can go to Bintan Resort, in the northern part of the island.
Yet WIFI was available when electricity was on: always good to be able to send news and pics of the sandy beach to your family and friends stucked in the European winter! :)
You can also enjoy a massage in the spa located in the mangrove nearby!

The food was very good, specially the coconut crepes served for breakfast! The local chef is a following the slow-food concept: everything is simple, fresh, and prepared as per request. No microwave, no freezer.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

We had a very peaceful and simple weekend close to nature. The resort is just beautiful with the long white beach, the green grass, the lagoon and the palm trees.

The staff is very friendly and continuously surprising us with free coconut drinks :)

Perfect for a few days getaway.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

I had a very pleasant stay at the Mutiara Beach Guesthouse. It is a basic guesthouse, but when you are there you will experience that there is not much you need. The sea, the houses and the food is excellent! There are wonderful people working at this place and it is great to relax and enjoy the nature. It is very quite, so ideal for people that want to have a relaxing few days off.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Northamptonshire, England
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

We had a wonderful 5 nights at Mutiara last August. Our children (age 4 and 7 at the time) felt instantly at home and loved our little hut. The grounds are beautiful and well looked after, and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating. We also loved the simplicity of the food. Our son (age 4) enjoyed having rice for breakfast and the cook even went home to get some for him one morning when they had run out. 5 star service! We are well travelled and were looking for a real Indonesian experience, don't mind local style toilets etc, so this ticked our boxes despite being fairly basic. We had a morning over at the 5 star end of the island riding elephants etc and, despite enjoying the activities, couldn't wait to get back. We found it so relaxing to spend our days reading in a hammock, watching the cook arrive on her moped, having a massage in the Spa etc. The beach is like everything else; beautiful but still local, so the water was discoloured at times from the mangrove. However a short walk upstream and you have crystal clear water and local children to smile at. As others have mentioned the sandflies are a pain, but only affected me and not the rest of my family. We loved it here and would definitely return. Thanks Mark for a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Mutiara Beach Guesthouse
Address: Jl. Trikora Km.55 | Telok Dalam, Riau Islands Province 29155, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Riau Islands Province > Riau Archipelago > Bintan Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Bintan Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mutiara Beach Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional village style guest house located on 8 hectares of coconut plantation with private beach facing the South China Sea... Great home cooked food... Aroma River Spa treatments in a soothing natural mangrove environment... Rediscover the luxury of doing just nothing, with a relaxing simplicity... Choice of basic Pondok Standard pavilions or more private Pondok Plus pavilions for 2 guests, the new River House perfect for honeymooners and the Spa Villa suite for up to 4 guests... Now connected to the electricity grid... This is the real Bintan experience, off the beaten track! ... more   less 
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