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Nikoi Island, Indonesia

Nikoi is a 15 hectare private island 8 kilometres off the east coast of Bintan, Indonesia.

Long regarded as one of the most stunning islands on this relatively unspoilt coast, Nikoi is fortunate to have remained in pristine condition. It is ringed with white sandy beaches and coral reefs of spectacular colour and diversity, and a coastline studded with magnificent white granite boulders that seemingly defy gravity. Rising to a height of 30m, the island also boasts a rain forest where colossal trees, including native Banyan trees, provide a sanctuary to a diverse population of local birds.

The design of the beach houses reflects both traditional Indonesian architecture and contemporary form.  Using driftwood and alang alang roofing to blend into the environment, each beach house incorporates a modern ensuite bathroom.  Providing “simple barefoot luxury” in a sublime setting.

A spectacular pool has been built in amongst the granite boulders on the north-eastern side of the island and provides a destination within a destination.  Set high above the sea it overlooks one of the prettiest beaches on Nikoi and provides uninterrupted views over the South China Sea.  There is also an adjacent wading pool for young children and a bar.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Nikoi Island into a greater Indonesian holiday. Take a look at Sun, Sea and Sumba as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Nikoi Information

Location & Getting There

Nikoi is a 15 hectare private island off the east coast of Bintan, long regarded as one of the most stunning islands on this relatively unspoilt coast. It is a 2.5-hour ferry and road transfer from Singapore’s Tanah Merah ferry terminal.


The 15 one-, two- and three-bedroom stilted beach houses incorporate spacious upstairs bedrooms, bathrooms and balconies to maximise views of the South China Sea. They are steps away from the beach, complete with open-air lounges that feature daybeds, sun loungers and massage bales.


- 2 swimming pools
- Tennis
- Croquet lawns
- Dining: 1 restaurant, 3 bars


The resort offers a wide range of activities for the more active, including snorkelling, diving, water sports, rock climbing, trekking, mountain biking, tennis, croquet and beach volleyball.


All ages are welcome, but the resort is better suited for 4 years and above. There is also an adjacent wading pool for younger guests. Babysitting, high chairs and cots are available.

Nikoi Price Guide

2 out of 5

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Nikoi Testimonials

Hi Simon,Many thanks for the recommendation of Nikoi Island Resort. We had a superb time and it was exactly our kind of place. I’ll definitely go back and we’ll certainly be asking for Lightfoot to help us recommend/organise our trips in the future.
Hope all’s well with Lightfoot, and lets catch up some time soon.
SE, January 2011

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