For those looking to escape the daily stresses of city life for a few days, look no further than Bintan Island. Located on the Riau Archipelago in Indonesia, Bintan Island is a great holiday destination especially since it’s only a short boat ride away from Singapore. With beautiful sandy beaches, warm waters, exciting activities and state-of-the-art golf courses, there’s so much to see and do here!

For those who are looking for a holiday with absolute convenience, Club Med Bintan Island offers all-inclusive holiday packages so you can enjoy your time off in peace. We also provide a vast selection of excursions so you don’t have to lift a finger planning your trip. If you have always wanted to try your hand at fishing, we have two excursions on offer that will be perfect for you and your companions:

Discover Traditional Fishing

This half day excursion will allow you to discover the joy of traditional fishing like no other fishing trips you have done before. Fishing is an important industry here in Bintan Island and serves as a major source of income as well. It’s been done for centuries and continues to be a vital part of everyday lives for people here.

In fact, in Tanjung Uban and Tanjung Pinang, you will see unique Bugis stilted homes and floating kelongs as these places are also fishing ports. Time stands still in this part of town as fishermen cast their nets out or lounge around mending their fishing nets.

As part of this excursion, you will have the opportunity to live like a local for a few hours and be transported to a traditional village. Here, you can row on a wooden boat with fishermen and hear from them directly on how they have passed the techniques of fishing down through many generations.

Not only that, you will also get to experience for yourself the many techniques when it comes to fishing, be it using bamboo traps or by casting wide nets. If you’re lucky, you will not only catch fish but crabs and prawns too! This is a great excursion to really get a feel of local life and experience the ancient techniques of fishing in Bintan Island.

This excursion is open to all and is free for children under 2. It also comes with an English-speaking guide and lunch can be requested as well.

Sea Fun Fishing Adventure

If traditional fishing is not for you and you’d like to try something more adventurous, why not join us on our sea fun fishing excursion? This is a great opportunity to take part in a deep sea fishing adventure and try your hand at catching bigger fishes that can only be found at deeper parts of the sea.

You will join us on a large boat which will bring you farther out to the sea. Here, you will be guided on how deep sea fishing is done by professionals. You will be sure to have a great time learning how to reel fishes in and to identify the many species of sea creatures as well!

The best part of the adventure is towards the end, when you will have the opportunity to taste all the freshly-caught fish at the Kampong Kelong Seafood Restaurant. There’s nothing quite like tasting the fruits of your own labour!

This excursion takes approximately 3 hours and is open to those age 7 and up.

Vacations at Club Med Bintan Island are exciting as our activities and excursions are curated to inject local cultures and experiences for all our guests. Book a package with us today or speak to our travel advisor if you’d like to find out more!

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