BatamBatam

4.3/5Top Destination

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.

Known for

ferry, waterPark and swimming

Top hotels in Batam

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Harmoni One Convention Hotel & Service Apartments
Harmoni One Convention Hotel & Service Apartments
4 out of 5
Jl Engku Putri, Batam Centre, Batam, Batam Island
SG$37
per night
20 Oct-21 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (500 reviews)

"Hotel breakfast cost $$ ,the food need to improve, most of the food are cold, especially porridge not even warm,...."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep,2019

Harmoni One Convention Hotel & Service Apartments
Montigo Resorts Nongsa
Montigo Resorts Nongsa
4.5 out of 5
Jl. Hang Lekir, Nongsa, Batam, Batam Island
SG$225
per night
15 Oct-16 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (372 reviews)

"Love the privacy that the unit assigned to me. The BBQ buffet dinner selection is not great for the price charged."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul,2019

Montigo Resorts Nongsa
Grands i Hotel
Grands i Hotel
4 out of 5
Jl Teuku Umar Bukit Nagoya, Batam, Batam Island
SG$92
per night
9 Nov-10 Nov
4.4/5Excellent! (369 reviews)

"Location is convenient from Batam ferry terminal just 10 min will arrive hotel Behind hotel is Nogoya shopping mall , easy to find food, massages and beauty. Hotel breakfast is awesome 👏 Room is clean and spacious. Staffs so good and well train. I like the service from check in until I check out ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct,2019

Grands i Hotel

Popular things to do in Batam

National Orchid Garden
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National Orchid Garden

4.5/5(60 reviews)

Revel in the tens of thousands of orchid plants at this incredible colour- and scent-filled garden.

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Spa Experience at Spa Central Batam with Ferry Transfer & Lunch
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Spa Experience at Spa Central Batam with Ferry Transfer & Lunch

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Escape the rush of buzzing Singapore and indulge in complete relaxation at an award-winning spa in Batam, Indonesia. Best known for their wide variety and high quality of massage and treatments, Spa Central Batam lets you customize your experience and totally rejuvenate yourself.

Universal Studios SingaporeTM Ticket
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Universal Studios SingaporeTM Ticket

SG$79

Go beyond the screen and jump into the action at Universal Studios Singapore on Sentosa Island. Explore themed areas based on your favorite films, buckle into thrilling rides that make you feel like the star of your very own blockbuster hit, and find out how movie makers create stunning visual effects.

Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

SG$43

Singapore—an island hotspot situated along the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula—is best absorbed, and observed, from the top of a double-decker bus. From Chinatown to Little India, this hop-on hop-off ride ensures you have the flexibility to explore sights according to your own preferred pace.

Skip-the-Line: Night Safari Ticket with Transfer
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Skip-the-Line: Night Safari Ticket with Transfer

SG$67

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Universal Studios Singapore® 1-Day Ticket with Hotel Pickup
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Universal Studios Singapore® 1-Day Ticket with Hotel Pickup

SG$86

Experience a world of fun and excitement at Universal Studios Singapore®. With 7 amazing themed zones to explore, you can take advantage of thrilling rides, spectacular live shows, and kid-friendly entertainment, all based on your favorite films and TV shows.

FULL DAY SINGAPORE PRIVATE CITY TOUR WITHOUT TOUR GUIDE IN MINIBUS
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FULL DAY SINGAPORE PRIVATE CITY TOUR WITHOUT TOUR GUIDE IN MINIBUS

SG$87

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Chinatown, Crot Trengganu, Singapore 048942 Singapore Chinatown's maze of narrow roads includes Chinatown Food Street, with its restaurants serving traditional fare like Hainanese chicken rice, noodles and satay.