A day excursion from Bintan Island

By Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Lethabo-Thabo Royds is a Club Med GM. She recently spent time at Club Med Bintan Island with her colleagues. Here she shares her experience of the resort and a day trip she and her colleagues took. This is a great activity to include in a business travel itinerary to Bintan Island with Club Med.

Club Med Bintan Island  is one of the most beautiful resorts I have had the good fortune to stay at. The staff members are friendly, the facilities are fantastic, and the views… just wow!

Club Med is the leader in all-inclusive holidays which means resort activities, food, drinks, and more are included in your stay. Should you wish to try one of the additional excursions, the team makes this very easy.

I had a chat to Yoko who told me about some of the excursions the team offers. Yoko is helpful, knowledgeable, and so full of energy. He will make sure you find the right excursion for you. In this video below, he shares with me two types of excursions which can be taken from the resort.

For our excursion we met at the boat house where we put on plenty of sunscreen and left our shoes in the sand. Then, we climbed onto a speed boat for a ride further out into the South China Sea.

We had the wind whipping through our hair and across our faces while Dhika and his team told us about local fishing boats, the surrounding islands, and what we were going to see. It was educational, amazing, relaxing, and so much fun!

We found a place to stop where we were able to enjoy water sports such as snorkelling and stand up paddling. We also just swam until our fingers and toes were all wrinkly. It was a truly wonderful day out at sea with team mates, good people, and the beautiful blue sea.

We then cruised further out enjoying ocean views and seeing more of Indonesia. We stopped for a tasty fish braai (or a barbecue as they call it in Bintan) near a local market. The braai featured crab, squid, fish, beef, steamed rice, salads, two types of chilli, and more. It was all so good! After the meal, we were all far too full to move.

We eventually got ourselves up and back on the boat for the scenic ride home. What a great day trip! I would certainly recommend it as an excursion from Club Med Bintan Island: it’s a way to see more of Indonesia and a great way to spend time with your fellow travellers.