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Trikora / Bintan, Indonesia

An hour by boat across the straight plus an hour by land through the gentle slopes of Bintan, hides a refuge that is Trikora. Known for its long stretch of white beach dotted with picturesque huge boulders, Trikora beach is a lovely area to take things slow. From a row of shacks in 2009, the beach resort still keeps a modest charisma despite the big move of redesigning the entire place a couple of years ago. Notwithstanding the bare necessities of furnishings strewn here and there, the cottages’ high ceiling, white-washed fixtures, and reclaimed wood materials give the same old organic feel and open ambiance. Outside the pleasant rooms and cozy nooks, there are hammocks hanging between the trees that barricade the white sand. The same hammocks that keep the salt breeze at bay and mark the line for the radically moving tides also act as a quiet refuge for some serious downtime. After feasting on local catch meal after meal and rubbing the sand between your toes, what else can we do in this …