Club Med is famed for their all inclusive holidays. From the moment you set foot on the resort to the day you leave, you can be assured that everything is taken care of. From transfers to the resort, meals , activities , accommodation and entertainment, everything had been plan carefully during your stay. As a family, we had yet to experience Club Med. Thus when the door knocked, we gleefully accepted the invitation to experience Club Med Bintan. It was hard to resist a holiday where we do not need to plan months ahead for. It was refreshing to simply pack our bags and go!
We reckon most travelers would at least want to know what to expect in the resort, so this A-Z guide to Club Med Bintan would be most useful.
To kick of the list, we start by getting you to Club Med Bintan. It's a simple 2 steps process
1 ) Take a Ferry from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal . You can book your tickets here.
|Club Med Bintan Island|
Do note that ferries are not included in the package while transfers are.
|Sunrise at Club Med|
Club Med Bintan
|Club Med Bintan|
Club Med Bintan was established in October 1997. It has 1230 acres of land and includes a 27 hole golf course (optional extra).
You probably can't tell at the entrance, but there are acres of fun within its compound. Club Med is located about 15 minutes from Bandar Bentan Telani (Bintan ferry terminal).
The official address as follows
CLUB MED BINTAN ISLAND
SITE A11 LAGOI BINTAN ISLAND
Phone: (62) 770 692 801Fax: (62) 770 692 826
|Water aerobics at Club Med|
There are specialized activities for kids too. We had seen dance lessons, foam party, arts and craft events specially tailored for the little ones.
|Activites for kids|
|Archery @ Club Med|
|Walk on be beach|
If you are staying for a longer period and would like to explore Bintan, the discovery center will be the place to go. Located on level 4 near the entrance, you can book a trip to the Mangrove Swamp, local fishing trip, Elephant park or Eco tour. Frankly during our 4 days stay in Bintan, wanderlust disappear. Afterall there is so much to do in the resort itself!
Gentil Organisateur (GO)
|Warm Welcome by the GO|
These multi-talented crew not only ensure you have a great time at the resort, but they also doubled up as entertainers. We had seen some staff hosting dinners, teaching aerobic classes and then performing circus acts during an evening dinner. They are the ambassadors of Club Med Spirit and worthy of the title.
All I can say is that I am impressed with their outgoing personality and talent. Bravo ,GO, Bravo.
|The excellent GO|
|The Village Head Marcos and the mini GM|
As for the guests , the GM (Gentils Membres), each one of them are treated like special guest. I was quite surprise some GO can remember the boys names even though they had only minimum interaction with them during the initial welcome.
When you are in a place like Club Med, you just want to forget your worries. Filled your head with happy thoughts and happy memories will flow from your stay.
At Club Med, your needs are well taken care off. It's all inclusive packages includes transfers, meals, accommodation, activities and entertainment. You do not need to pay a single cent for water-sport activities such as windsurfing and kayaking, or specialized activities such as archery and golf lessons. Free food and drinks are included. There are optional extra such as golf courses, massages and private dinners. During our stay , we were so engrossed with the activities planned that we hardly need to opt for the extras.
Everything is plan for you, you just need to pack your bags and you are good to go.
|Jump for joy|
|Entrance to Kids Club|
Club Med Bintan has 3 exclusive clubs for your little ones.There is the Petit Club Med, Mini Club Med and Juniors Club Med.
Parents are given a schedule for the day as there will be activities held throughout the resort.
|Children's event @ Club Med|
Shopping is limited to La Boutique and the Golf proshop. We do think a stop at La Boutique is great for those who wants a special 45 or 88 branded Club Med merchandise. 45 stood for Club Med 45 year anniversary while 88 is branded base on Chinese symbol for luck.
The Wacky Duo are in the picture for illustration only. They are not for sale at La Boutique.
Make your own activity
If you think need more activities in the resort, go make one yourself. It could be a swim in the pool, a run on the beach or a game of bocce. During our 4 days stay in the resort, we were totally occupied with things to do around us.
Night time entertainment
|Circus Act in Bintan|
|GM in action.|
There are 4 bars at Club Med Bintan.
Club Panorama, The Santai bar, Matahari Bar and the Bagus Bar . Timings differ for each bar so we do suggest you check with the resort.
|View from Panoramic Bar|
Sodas, fruit juice, hot drinks (coffee, tea, herbal teas, hot chocolate, cappuccino),local and international spirits, wines, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, local specialities.
Not all alcoholic drinks are free, so do check with the staff.
|Matahari Beach Bar|
There is even a corner for kids at The Santai Bar. Do check out the drinks selection meant for kids. Non Alcoholic of course.
|The Santai Bar|
|Photo Memories from Club Med|
|Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal|
The total time it took from customs to the resort is a mere 2 hours. It is one of the quickest way to have a vacation from Singapore!
|Pool Side Dinner|
|Club Med Card for towels|
Trapeze and Trampoline
Utopia ( Massage time )
Complete your experience with a trip to the Club Med Spa by Asmara located next to the Terrace.
Sap menu available here.
Most of the rooms comes with a view of the South China Sea. It is amazing to wake up to the sound of waves.
Wifi is provided. If there is one flaw I would pick, it would be the Wifi reception. It comes on and off at intermittent times. Still it is suffice for us to upload and update our instagram.
Actually we welcome the break from the virtual world so that it allow us more time to indulge in the Club Med Lifestyle.
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Kids Stay Free!
Club Med is the perfect destination to be this coming Holidays. This school break, the little ones will beam with delight with wide range of sports and leisure activities to child-friendly programs, nightly entertainment for all, and delectable dining options. The best part... they go for FREE with every paying adult. Price from $690.
Booking Period: By 30 June 2015Travel Period: Up to April 2016
Resorts : Bintan Island, Bali , Cheraing Beach, Phuket (Minimum 3 nights stay)
If you would like to head further, join the Summer holidays package for a great offer! Adults from $690 and kids from $269
Booking Period: By 30 June 2015Travel Period: Up to April 2016
Resorts : Kain , Gulin (Minimum 3 nights stay)
SKI HOLIDAY DEALS
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Booking Period: 30 June 2015
Travel Period: 1 December 2015 – 30 April 2016Enjoy up to 40% off per adult at Sahoro and Yabuli, 30% off per adult at Europe snow resorts
Visit www.clubmed.com.sg, http://clubmedski.sg, www.facebook.com/clubmed, or call 1800-258-2633 for more information.
The Wacky Duo was provided a 4Days 3Nights experience in Club Med Bintan. Our A-Z guide is base on our experiences at Club Med Bintan. All opinions are of our own.