Bintan, Indonesia is an astonishing vacation island to beat the week-long stress. If you’re living in Malaysia or Singapore, visiting Bintan is just a neighbor away. All you need is a ferry ride. Though it is still a great holiday destination, even if you’re from the other countries. Bintan is also a fantastic hangout for a weekend getaway with your family and/or friends. You can spoil yourself and just lay on the beach to relax. Or be adventurous and try out their numerous outdoor activities. And for our family, we did the later. So to share what a fabulous weekend we had, here is our list of the top five best family outdoor activities you can do in Bintan, Indonesia.
Water Sports Galore
There are ten Bintan Resorts that you could choose from in this island. We couldn’t point out and suggest which one is the best for we have only been to Bintan Lagoon Resort. You can check the list of the resorts here. Though, we have heard that all of these resorts are on top of the line. So whichever you choose, we can assure you that you’ll have a blast at your chosen resort. Plus an irresistible feature each of these resorts offer is the water sports. Most of the Bintan Resorts have rental centers ranging from but not limited to canoes, banana boats, kayaks, snorkeling and diving gadgets, wind surfs, wake boards, and Jet Ski. Though there are certain times that water sports are prohibited due to jellyfish attacks. So keep in mind that the best months to visit Bintan are from April to September.
Spectacular Elephant Trekking
When Thailand comes in mind, elephants are always associated with it. That’s why grab the chance to socialize with Thailand’s most beloved animal- the elephant. You can start your adventure with the Elephant Park. Witness how these giants play some tricks for you. Afterward, get the chance to pet and feed them. Then, go for a ride into the forest surroundings! Now, that’s a genuine Thailand experience. You can ask for details or make reservations through your hotel’s front desk.
All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Ride
Most of the resorts have their own ATV rentals and routes. So you can make reservations ahead before going to Bintan or you can simply inquire right at your hotel. This is an outdoor activity even your kids would go crazy about. Remember to ask for height or age requirements before talking your child into it. There are different ATV packages you can choose from. Though we’re recommending you to pick the jungle and beach trails package. And for us, we enjoyed it big time. But if you want to take steeper slopes and such, ask the tour guides first. So they could take you there. We’re telling you, that is the real ATV ride! Go for the steep slopes and sharp bends to achieve the authentic Bintan’s ATV experience. One last reminder: you can ask the tour guides to take pictures of you or your group while on the trails.
Up for some speed? Why don’t you challenge your family members for a go-kart race! Don’t worry though for safety helmets are included in the fees. There are even track marshals who’ll serve as your guides and instructors. So better make sure to oblige for a safer ride. To make your race even more amusing, make a mini family award ceremony! Yes, you can absolutely do that! There is a podium right there which you can use and of course take pictures with. So who’s going to be the champion? Race your hearts out and see who’ll win!
Adventurous Mountain Biking
Lastly, one best outdoor activity you and your family can do is exploring the jungle trails of Bintan. That is through mountain biking, which is among the favorite activities in Bintan. You can ask your hotel’s front desk for brochures, maps and even a tour guide for mountain biking. If you are up for more audacious trails, ask details from a local. Bike rentals are usually available in the hotel so all you have to do is the courage and gaiety to pedal.
Besides from our top five best list, there are a few more great outdoor activities you can do in Bintan. You can play paintball; have a relaxing spa, trekking/hiking, mangrove tour, Kampung Eco tour and traditional fishing tour. Once again, if you want to check all of the Bintan Resorts, kindly click here. But without any doubt, Bintan Lagoon Resort is an awesome place to stay. Moreover, the most important thing is for your family to relish and enjoy your Bintan vacation. So with this ending, we’re wishing you and your family a blissful holiday!
Bintan Resorts, www.bintan-resorts.com