Club Med caters for everyone – from your toddler to your teenager. Here’s what fun things they can expect at the Kids Club on Bintan Island. By Xanet van Vuuren
You know the saying “Moms don’t really go on holiday, they just go to another location to take care of their kids and do all the things they usually do at home…” Well, at Club Med Bintan Island you also get to enjoy some sun, fun, cocktails and free time.
You can leave your kids at the Kids Club during the day without a worry. With over 40 years’ experience, your little ones will be in excellent hands at the Kids Club.
How does it work?
Club Med offers age-specific clubs and opening hours to allow parents to make the most of their stay while still respecting their children’s desires and sleeping patterns. While the Petit Club is available at an extra cost, the Mini Club Med and Junior Club Med is included in your package.
Petit Club Med (2 to 3 years)
Open from 8.30am to 5pm daily and again from 6.45pm to 8.30pm, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and rejuvenate while the capable G.Os entertain your little ones with a host of different activities during the day.
There’s even a special kiddies’ lunch menu and evening activities planned if you want to let your hair down and enjoy the party at the bar.
This service is quite popular, and places are limited, so book your spot early.
Mini Club Med (4 to 10 years)
We all know how busy little ones can be. At Mini Club Med they’ve thought of everything possible to make your energetic child’s holiday a fun and unforgettable adventure.
Is your little one into sports? He’ll love the little circus, archery and sailing experiences. For kids who prefer to do things with their hands, there are cookery lessons and arts and crafts.
Are you raising an aspiring actor or actress? She’ll have a blast preparing and taking part in shows during your stay, and of course dancing her little heart out.
Lunch and tea is provided as well as dinner and planned evening activities.
Open from 8.30am to 5pm daily and again from 6.45pm to 8.30pm.
Junior Club Med (11 to 17 years)
Get your teenager off her phone and encourage her to interact and make friends at the Junior Club Med. There’s plenty of activities to keep them busy all day long – from archery, sailing, windsurfing, beach volleyball and kayaking, your teen will soon forget to update her social media accounts every five minutes.
Open from 9:30am to 7pm daily and again from 7pm to 8.30pm.
Read the full feature on our visit to Club Med Bintan Island in the November issue, on shelves from Monday 23 October.
Xanet is an award-winning journalist and Living and Loving’s digital editor. She has won numerous awards for her health and wellness articles and was a finalist for the Discovery Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011 for the Discovery Best Health Consumer Reporting and Feature Writing category. She is responsible for our online presence across social media channels and makes sure our moms have fresh and interesting articles to read every day. Learn more about Xanet Scheepers.