NIKOI ISLAND is not a resort. It was first developed as a private island, owned by a small group of expatriates who have lived in Asia for most of their working lives. Conservation and consideration of environmental issues have been a priority in the development of Nikoi. Later on it has become a perfect getaway for those who need some privacy and luxury. Oh, and it’s contributed well in Bintan’s tax income too.
The boat journey is approximately 10 km (less than half an hour) from Kawal jetty, on the east coast of Bintan, Riau Islands. Both Bintan Island and Nikoi Island are in view for the whole journey.
Within a limited time of visiting, I only managed to capture a few of one third of the island (you know what, they left its two thirds being untouched). But for me it was more than enough. Nikoi is undoubtedly beautiful, but what touched me most was they have left Nikoi as they found it — a desert island. Their goal has simply been to ensure the island’s natural beauty endures.
Photos with watermark are courtesy of Disgiovery.com
Original cover & closing photos are courtesy of Nikoi Island