Looking for go-to places and things to do to help you regain that much-needed sense of accomplishment? Visitors flock to Bintan Island for quick getaways away from their busy lives to relax, restart and rejuvenate. Located a short ferry ride away from Singapore, Bintan Island has much to offer with choices like lounging at the beach, enjoying land and water sports, playing golf and exploring the culture.

Sometimes, it’s the simplest things that help you feel like you’re at your peak. Here’s a list of fun things you can do in Bintan Island to help you attain that feeling of accomplishment:

1. Enjoy the Fun at Crystal Lagoon Salt Waterpark

Those looking for to feel that sense of excitement again in their daily lives will have a great time at the Crystal Lagoon Salt Waterpark, whether you are with friends or family! As the first man-made sea water lagoon in Southeast Asia, this place is huge and consists of an extensive range of recreational and sporting activities. Whether you are planning to take a dip at the clear blue lagoon, play the bumper boat, go on water park rides or ride the ATV, there is something for you to get your game back on.

2. Play A Water Sport and Explore the Underwater Life

One of the best things to do in Bintan Island to help you get back to your best self is to enjoy the water sports and explore the interesting underwater life here. Enjoy a selection of activities such as snorkeling, diving, ski-scooter riding and so much more.

Here at Club Med Bintan, 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 other times of the year!

3. Try Fly Fishing

A particularly exciting water sport that is incredibly fun for small groups is fly fishing. Using a rubber boat with wings tied and pulled by a speedboat at a high speed, the boat “flies” for up to 2 meters from sea level, which earns it its name!

Experience this adrenaline-pumping activity and feel what it’s like to fly and be on top of the world as you soar over the vast ocean. This is definitely a fun activity for all in Bintan Island!

4. Explore the Sand Dunes of Gurun Pasir Bintan

While Bintan Island may be famous for its beaches and jungles, you will also be pleased to find a strip of desert here! Gurun Pasir Bintan in Busung used to be a quarry for a mining area and has now been transformed into idyllic sand dunes that you can take many insta-worthy pictures in.

You will also find incredibly picturesque clear blue water ponds due to the mineral residues from the mines. This spot is still a hidden gem so be amongst the first to visit the spot and enjoy its breathtaking vastness before it becomes more popular!

5. Watch the sunrise and sunset

Sunrises and sunsets are a marvel of nature and while you can see that anywhere, there’s nothing quite like watching the beautiful hues of the sky by the tranquil beach. Wake up early to catch the sunrise at Lagoi Beach with the backdrop of an abandoned ship and start your day on a good note as you set out on your journey to the horizon!

At Club Med Bintan, we offer an unforgettable sunset cruise on a luxury eco yacht followed by a delicious seafood dinner at one of the best seafood restaurants here. The highlight of this cruise is the solar powered electric motor which is extremely quiet so you can enjoy the cruise in peace, and be at one with the sea.

6. Go on a Mangrove River Tour

Besides lush jungles, the flora and fauna at Bintan Island is also incredibly diverse and includes mangrove forests. Learn about the importance of mangroves in the ecosystem on this island as it is the habitat for fish and other marine life, as well as being the protector of the coastline.

There are several Mangrove River tours by vendors, but either one is worth a try as you get to see wildlife hanging about in the trees or river! If you opt for the night tour, you will get to see the twinkling of fireflies lighting up these mangrove trees like Christmas trees. Coupled with the starry night sky, this will definitely be a night full of magic that’ll leave you feeling like you’ve truly accomplished something new on your trip.

7. Explore the Night Food Market

If you are a foodie, don’t miss out on the amazing night food market in Rimba Jaya! This is also a popular spot among the locals so it will be packed, but for very good reasons. Here you will find a night market and food market combined, with a variety of sumptuous local fares such as grilled seafood, oyster omelet and more. After dinner, stroll around the night market for some souvenir shopping as well as other goods like clothing, toys and snacks! There’s no better way to explore Bintan and attain a new cultural experience than by immersing yourself in the local way of life.