In the evening they have trapeze shows, dance where all guest can join the dance and enjoy, fashion shows, etc. Club Med have their own event management team who takes care of events on daily basis.
The beach shack gets converted into a mini restaurant at night. Its has a very romantic ambience in the evening.
Main Beach restaurant is also a great place for couples.Especially if its a full moon night you could see shining ocean. Please remember you need to book a table atleast 1-2 days in advance for the beach restaurant. So as soon as you check-in book the table for the next day.
Dress Code: You need to check out the notice board. They mention it if there is a specific dress code OR you can ask any one from their event management team
Took a quick look at the town at night. As the main entrance into Bintan proper, the town is chaotic, noisy, congested and dirty, as well as crowded with people. Basically, I would even call it charmless. People are a little more mercenary, a little more pushy and definitely could smell the tourist whiff off you. Taxi drivers were fast to pounce on you the moment you stepped out of the ferry terminal and so travellers who likes to have some personal space - well, here's a warning - you will lose that plenty fast!
There aren't a lot of malls - so shopaholics, you may want to think this through more - and the quality of the merchandises offered in the alternatives may be a little wanting. The town was booming with sale concerts big and small that night when we ventured to the Ramayana Shopping Mall so there was an electric buzz in the air, with plenty of locals crowding around the concert venues, enjoying a few hours off.
I enjoyed the little villages littering the route from the town to the resort better. I find them charming and more picturesque. I wouldn't mind spending a little more time in them instead.
This is a newly opened bar, next to the Kelong Sea Food Restaurant. Watch the setting sun with a chilled bear-that’s what the advertisement in our Hotel Pamphlet reads out. They were playing Mexican reggae when we were there and this was adding a punch to the chilled can. The opening hours is from 1700-0100 hrs during the weekends. Like its big brother Kelong restaurant, The Calypso also stand on stilts on the sea and the cool breeze really exhilarates.
Dress Code: No special dress code.
Called it a rip-off, called a tourist trap, this is an "artificial" market - in that it is built solely to tap into the flow of tourists into Bintan who demands an alternative place to shop, eat and buy groceries that do not charge exhorbitant prices.
There is also a massage service here, offered at Kintamani Restaurant. Within the parameters, there is a small, a little run-down museum dedicated to the history of Pulau Bintan. Across the road from Pasar Oleh Oleh, is a restaurant (De-Lite something) that offers Karaoke.
Buses runs periodically from the resorts to Pasar Oleh Oleh and each ride costs only S$2 return pax.
over at club med they have different activities every night. one of the nights i was there they had clubbing 'buddha bar' style, and then they had a night set for family entertainment where the staff would perform skits and such.
Dress Code: no particular dress code.
The resorts on Bintan are fairly self-contained but it is possible to visit neighbouring resorts. On Saturday nights there is a big party at Mana Mana which draws the crowds.
Dress Code: None. Anything goes from beach wear to your poshest frock.
A cold beverage by the sea at night is another experience. The vast sea offers continuous fresh breezes that froze you for that moment. I just enjoy listening to the rhythm of the waves.
Dress Code: Casual.
Good thing about Club Med is they have a kid's club that take care of your kid. They prepare some activities for them and practice for the night performance.
Dress Code: Casual
The pool is opened 24 hours. You can be the only one in the pool but life guide only stay up to evening. Make sure you are a good swimmer if you want to swim at this hour.
Dress Code: Swim wear.