Batam

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Batam Island showing landscape views, a luxury hotel or resort and swimming
One of the largest parts of Indonesia’s Riau Islands, this scenic gem features an extraordinary bridge, a gigantic monastery and a picturesque waterfront.

Batam Island, one of the largest fragments in the Riau Islands chain, is home to a picturesque waterfront resort, a renowned Buddhist temple and an iconic bridge. It is among the fastest growing parts of the Indonesia islands. It is also home to many golf courses and an amusement park.

The island’s highlight is the Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia. Explore 4.5 hectares (11 acres) of grounds, which contain five buildings. The main hall, the Graha Maitreya, has a capacity of 2,000 people. Take a guided tour of the complex and learn about its message of universal love.

The Barelang Bridge is a symbol of the emerging prosperity of the island. Visit the chain of six bridges of varied designs, which stretch across 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) of water. Capture photos of the majestic structure from the shops and restaurants on the waterfront.

Take the kids on the giant Ferris wheel by the ocean at Ocarina Park. Swim in the water park. Practise your swing at one of the six golf courses on the island.

Stay at one of the hotels in the Waterfront City complex. Enjoy the view of the ocean from your room. Sample the bars and restaurants of the hotels. Send your taste buds wild with some of the local dishes, such as ayam bawang, a blend of fried chicken, garlic, chilli and rice. Try the bak kut teh soup, made from pork ribs, herbs and soya sauce.

To get to the island, take a domestic flight to Batam’s Hang Nadim International Airport from nearby cities, such as Jakarta. You could also travel by boat to one of the island’s ports. Once on the island, get around by car, bus and taxi. The region remains hot and humid year-round, though it is far drier from May to October.

The enormous temple, fascinating bridge and scenic waterfront reveal Batam Island has much to offer on top of its emerging prosperity.

Aston Nagoya City Hotel
Aston Nagoya City Hotel
Jln Imam Bonjol, Nagoya Thamrin City, Gedung 3, Lubuk Baja Kota Batam, Batam, 29444
The price is S$56 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec
S$56
per night
18 Dec - 19 Dec
Stay at this hotel in Batam. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Nagoya Hill Mall and Grand Batam Mall are located nearby. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (10 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on 1 Dec,2022

Aston Nagoya City Hotel
Batam Marriott Hotel Harbour Bay
Batam Marriott Hotel Harbour Bay
5 out of 5
Harbour Bay Downtown, Jalan Duyung, Kel Sungai Jodoh, Kec Batu Ampar, Batam, Batam Island, 29453
The price is S$311 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec
S$311
per night
5 Dec - 6 Dec
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Batam. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal and Nagoya Hill ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (11 reviews)
Perfect
"Perfect"

Reviewed on 19 Feb,2022

Batam Marriott Hotel Harbour Bay
ASTON Batam Hotel & Residence
ASTON Batam Hotel & Residence
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Sriwijaya No. 1, Kp. Pelita, Lubuk Baja, Batam, 29444
The price is S$82 per night from 3 Jan to 4 Jan
S$82
per night
3 Jan - 4 Jan
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Batam. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (334 reviews)
"Second time staying with Aston Batam Hotel&Residences. Basic toiletries, spacious room and variaties of food for breakfast buffet."

Reviewed on 23 Nov,2022

ASTON Batam Hotel & Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lovina at Formosa Residence - Nagoya
Lovina at Formosa Residence - Nagoya
3 out of 5
Lubuk Baja Kota, Lubuk Baja, Batam, Riau Islands, 29444
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Batam. Enjoy free WiFi, a children's pool and a sauna. Popular attractions Nagoya Hill Mall and Grand Batam Mall are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Good location"

Reviewed on 26 Nov,2022

Lovina at Formosa Residence - Nagoya
 Lovina at One Residence
Lovina at One Residence
3 out of 5
Jl. Engku Putri Utara, Tlk Tering, Batam, Batam Island, 29461
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Batam. Enjoy free WiFi, a children's pool and a fitness centre. Popular attractions Batam Centre and Batam Centre Ferry Terminal ...
Lovina at One Residence
Lovina Residences at Harbour Bay
Lovina Residences at Harbour Bay
3 out of 5
Harbour Bay Residences, Harbour Bay, Batu Ampar, Batam, Riau Islands, 29432
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Batam. Enjoy free WiFi, a children's pool and a fitness centre. Popular attractions Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Honest Review: I thought this could be a scam because I was unable to find the property on google maps. It seemed too good to be true. The place is absolutely wonderful. It was very clean, great view of the water, a very good location and very helpful landlord."

Reviewed on 15 Mar,2020

Lovina Residences at Harbour Bay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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