One of the best things to do in Bintan Island is to explore the vast variety of watersports and check out the exciting underwater life! Most of these activities cater to kids from the age of 6 and are bound to be exciting for them, even if it’s their first time. Whether it is something more relaxing like snorkeling and kayaking, or something more adrenaline-pumping like diving and ski-scooter riding, you will most definitely have a great time and feel your best as a family!
Some resorts provide watersports packages and activities and here at Club Med Bintan Island, we offer activities such as snorkeling, paddling, kayaking and sailing. Take note that some of these water activities are only available from April to October given the monsoon seasons!
Don’t miss out on a fun day at the Crystal Lagoon Salt Waterpark if you are on a family vacation! As the first manmade seawater lagoon in Southeast Asia, this place is massive and offers an extensive range of recreational and sporting activities.
Kids will most definitely enjoy exploring the waterpark rides, jumping on the bouncy castle, playing the bumper boat or riding the ATV while the adults can relax at the clear blue lagoon. This is a great way to escape the heat as well while laughing the day away!
One of the greatest things about Bintan Island is the ecodiversity here, and that includes not just the lush jungles but the mangrove forests as well. Mangroves are an important part of the ecosystem in this island as it is the habitat for fish and other marine life, as well as being the protector of the coastline.
Go on a mangrove river tour to catch a glimpse of the wildlife either hanging about in the trees or lurking in the river. Another great option is also going for the night tour as you get to see the twinkling of fireflies lighting up the trees. This is a great activity to teach kids the beauty of flora and fauna and the importance of conservation efforts!
Here at Club Med Bintan Island, we offer an eco adventure excursion at the Sebung River where the mangrove trees are. It will include lunch/ dinner at one of the best seafood restaurants in the area as well. There is also an option for a night fireflies tour, or on a luxury eco yacht.
The beach is such a versatile place to be at as there is much you can do for anyone at any age. Head to Lagoi Beach where you laze around admiring the crystal clear water and soft sand while your kids run around making sandcastles. Come nightfall, Lagoi Beach is lit up with lights and an exhibition of mini cars which kids will love—an experience that’ll leave everyone feeling amazed and inspired.
Tanjung Pinang is the largest town in Bintan with much to do and see, with offerings such as great seafood meals, sea villages, temples, markets and more. Bring your kids on a tour to Tanjung Pinang and get a glimpse of how the locals live here, and be sure to visit the Senggarang village where you can walk around and see houses built on the sea to see and be inspired by how life is lived differently along these waters.
Guests of Club Med Bintan Island can sign up for an excursion to Tanjung Pinang which includes a tour guide, river cruise, seafood lunch, taxi boat as well as a firework show after sunset!