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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

Aston Batam Hotel & Residence
Aston Batam Hotel & Residence
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Sriwijaya No. 1, Kp. Pelita, Lubuk Baja, Batam
The price is SG$84 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (322 reviews)
Great Stay

"The service provided by the staff exceeded my expectations."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar,2020

Aston Batam Hotel & Residence
I Hotel Baloi Batam
I Hotel Baloi Batam
3.5 out of 5
komplek Baloi Kusuma Indah No 7, Batam, BTH
The price is SG$82 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated in Batam, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grand Batam Mall and Nagoya Hill Mall. Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal and Kepri Mall are also within 6 mi (10 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (193 reviews)
Best hotel

"Great hotel to stay"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar,2020

I Hotel Baloi Batam
Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam
Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam
5 out of 5
Jl. Jendral Sudirman, Sukajadi, Batam, Kepulauan Riau
The price is SG$95 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

This family-friendly Batam hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Batam Centre, Mega Mall and BCS Mall (Batam City Square). Grand Batam Mall ...

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
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.

Holiday Rentals in Batam

Panbil Residence Apartment Batam
Panbil Residence Apartment Batam
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Ahmad Yani, Panbil Estate, Muka Kuning, Sei Beduk, Batam, Batam Island
The price is SG$59 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated in Batam, this aparthotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Kepri Mall and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Drak Bike Park. Batam Centre Ferry Terminal and Nagoya Hill Mall ...

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
Lovina Residences at Harbour Bay
Lovina Residences at Harbour Bay
3 out of 5
Harbour Bay Residences, Harbour Bay, Batu Ampar, Batam, Riau Islands
The price is SG$55 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

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

5/5Exceptional! (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
Lovina 7-AE at One Residence
Lovina 7-AE at One Residence
3 out of 5
Jl. Engku Putri Utara, Tlk Tering, Batam, Batam Island
The price is SG$55 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

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
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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12 Jul 2019

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