Indonesia is promoting Bintan Island as its next best tourist destination after Bali, and we can see why. With its beautiful white beaches, blue water and beach-front resorts, it’s the perfect holiday destination for families.
The flight is not too long
The 10.5hr flight from OR Tambo International Airport to Singapour may sound daunting if you’re travelling with kids in tow, but consider that a trip to Hawaii would require a 26-hour flight to Hawaii with two stop-overs. Plus, you’ll still be vacationing in one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
Club Med is big on families
There’s nothing worse than being on holiday and constantly having to admonish your kids for being too noisy or not sitting still – it’s no fun for them, or you. Luckily, Club Med is super family friendly and caters for everyone – from your toddler to your teenager. They also offer specific age-appropriate activities for little ones at the Kids’ Club.
Bintan is situated on one of the many Riau Islands in Indonesia. Because of its proximity to the equator, Bintan Island enjoys warm to hot weather throughout the year. Temperatures range from 23-31°C and the average is approximately 27°C throughout the year. Humidity is permanently high and ranges from 61-96%. With that being said, rainfall nearly always occurs in the form of heavy, but short, afternoon downpours.
Plenty of activities for kids and adults
If you have an active family who prefers to keep themselves busy, you’ll always have something to do. From water sports like surfing and kayaking, to beach sports like volleyball and other sports like archery, golf, water polo, snorkelling and yoga, your days will be filled with fun.
Dining at Club Med is a culinary experience you’ve never had before. Of course, all your meals are included with your package, so go wild. With so many dishes to choose from, you need about seven days to get a taste of everything. They cater for everyone – from an Italian corner where you can get pasta and pizzas to an Indian corner, Chines corner, and French corner – your choices are endless whether you’re having breakfast, lunch or dinner. Snacks are available at the bar throughout the day. After all, the fresh air and beauty can make you hungry. Each meal service in the main restaurant also has a baby corner with baby-friendly foods.
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