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BatamIndonesia

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.

Top hotels in Batam

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam
Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam
5 out of 5
The price is SG$66 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

This family-friendly Batam hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Mega Legenda, Batam Centre Ferry Terminal and Batam Center Shopping Area. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (396 reviews)
Great trip!

"Thank you to all the wonderful & friendly staffs that made my trip so enjoyable!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb,2020

Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam
Best Western Premier Panbil
Best Western Premier Panbil
4 out of 5
The price is SG$59 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

Located in the heart of Batam, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Mega Legenda, Batam Centre Ferry Terminal and Nagoya Hill Mall. Batam Center Shopping ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (233 reviews)
Excellent

"Excellent"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb,2020

Best Western Premier Panbil
Ibis Styles Batam Nagoya
Ibis Styles Batam Nagoya
3 out of 5
The price is SG$45 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

Situated in Batam, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Nagoya Hill Mall, Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal and BCS Mall (Batam City Square). Grand Batam Mall and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (122 reviews)

"The staffs were super friendly and helpful, and the amenities were good! :)"…"

Reviewed on 15 May,2020

Ibis Styles Batam Nagoya

Holiday Rentals in Batam

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Panbil Residence Apartment Batam
Panbil Residence Apartment Batam
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$51 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

Situated in Batam, this aparthotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Mega Legenda, Batam Centre Ferry Terminal and Nagoya Hill Mall. Batam Center Shopping Area and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (98 reviews)

"Didn’t really fancy too much in this hotel. Breakfast a lot of food didn’t replenish shortly after all were taken off. Distance a bit far from shopping location. Necessities not fully provided. Short of hand towel. My frd’s room short of safebox, bowls, wardrobe light not working. Hotel can consider ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan,2020

Panbil Residence Apartment Batam
Apartment Queen Victoria Batam
Apartment Queen Victoria Batam
3 out of 5
The price is SG$21 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

Located in the heart of Batam, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of BCS Mall (Batam City Square), Nagoya Hill Mall and Batam Center Shopping Area. Batam ...

3.8/5Good! (18 reviews)
Excellent

"Excellent, convenient and quiet"…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec,2019

Apartment Queen Victoria Batam
Lovina 7-AE at One Residence
Lovina 7-AE at One Residence
3 out of 5
The price is SG$44 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep

Situated in Batam, this apartment building is steps away from Batam Centre, Batam Centre Ferry Terminal and Batam Center Shopping Area. Mega Mall and Mega Legenda ...

Lovina 7-AE at One Residence

Top things to do in Batam

Majestic Fast Round Trip Batam Ferry Open Ticket
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Majestic Fast Round Trip Batam Ferry Open Ticket

SG$43
Per adult
Batam Private Car Charter
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Batam Private Car Charter

SG$122
Per adult
1 Day Batam City and Heritage Tour
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1 Day Batam City and Heritage Tour

SG$133
Per adult
Batam Car Rental with English Speaking Driver
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Batam Car Rental with English Speaking Driver

SG$124
Per adult
Spa Experience at Spa Central Batam with Ferry Transfer & Lunch
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Spa Experience at Spa Central Batam with Ferry Transfer & Lunch

SG$166
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Private Transfer from Hang Nadim Airport (BTH) to Nongsa
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Private Transfer from Hang Nadim Airport (BTH) to Nongsa

SG$253
Per adult

Reviews of Batam

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Verified traveller

12 Jul 2019

Friendly staff. Blitz cinema was awesome.. Good leg room... Went to watch spiderman movie.. Great stuff....