We are just back from Nikoi where we spent 3 days and 2 nights. The island is beautiful , nature preserved and the wood houses and facilities are well integrated in the nature . The rooms are huge and furnished with style , all offer a view on the sea. The staff was very friendly and discrete and the food was really excellent, being French I would rate the food with one star Michelin . This place is definitely worth the price , which is quite reasonnable compared to Singapore rates , some would say it's expensive for Indonesia but what you get ( a peaceful , quiet and exclusive place) is definitely worth the money.
The only regret is that we tried snorkeling but the visibility was poor due to the season ( currents , tides ) and from what I,ve seen there is not much variety under the water as the area is suffering pollution from the neighbour islands. The Nikoi staff and foundation are working on it and I wish them good luck as they are struggling against decades of bad behaviour and ignorance.
The Nikoi effort is being environment friendly is admirable .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nikoi Island is a 15 hectare private island just 85kms from Singapore and has long been regarded as one of the most stunning islands on this unspoiled coast. Ringed with white sandy beaches and coral reefs of spectacular color and diversity, Nikoi is for those seeking a true private island experience and the comfort of a destination dedicated to responsible tourism practices. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nikoi Island Bintan Island, Riau Islands
- Nikoi Island Hotel Bintan