Batam

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Batam Island which includes swimming, a pool and landscape views

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.

Safina Inn Syariah Sekupang Batam
Safina Inn Syariah Sekupang Batam
3 out of 5
Jalan Tiban Indah, Batam, Riau Islands
Fully refundable
The price is AU$13 per night from 21 Oct. to 21 Oct.
Situated in Batam, this guesthouse is within 6 miles (10 km) of Grand Batam Mall, BCS Mall (Batam City Square) and Sekupang Ferry Terminal. Maha Vihara Duta ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"It’s absolutely unbeatable at the price asked. It’s clean, silent, the A/C works, the bed is comfortable, at it comes with complimentary water and snacks."

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Safina Inn Syariah Sekupang Batam
Four Points by Sheraton Batam
Four Points by Sheraton Batam
4 out of 5
Komplek Panorama Nagoya, Batam, Batam Island
The price is AU$59 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
Located in the heart of Batam, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Grand Batam Mall, Nagoya Hill Mall and Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal. BCS Mall (Batam City Square) ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"Nice, clean and big. Great service"

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2021

Four Points by Sheraton Batam
89 Hotel
89 Hotel
3 out of 5
Jl.Pembangunan Baloi Blok VI, Penuin, Batam, Batam Island
The price is AU$38 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Located in the heart of Batam, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Grand Batam Mall and BCS Mall (Batam City Square). Nagoya Hill Mall and Harbor Bay Ferry ...
3.9/5Good! (275 reviews)
"Very friendly staffs"

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2020

89 Hotel
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.
Studio Apartment Nagoya Mansion Batam
Studio Apartment Nagoya Mansion Batam
3 out of 5
5 Jl. Raden Patah, Batam, Kepulauan Riau
The price is AU$30 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
Situated in Batam, this aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Nagoya Hill Mall and 1.3 mi (2 km) from BCS Mall (Batam City Square). Grand Batam Mall and Harbor ...
2.3/5 (7 reviews)
Recommended Outlet.
"Good location reasonably near to town centre. Nice quiet location,only early morning loud blaring of prayers from nearby mosque spoil morning sleep!"

Reviewed on 29 Jan. 2020

Studio Apartment Nagoya Mansion Batam
Lovina at Pollux Meisterstadt
Lovina at Pollux Meisterstadt
3 out of 5
Pollux habibie batam - Batam City, Tower 1, 11th Floor unit 1115, Batam, Riau Islands
Situated in Batam, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Batam Polytechnic and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Mega Legenda. Batam Center Shopping Area and Batam ...
Lovina at Pollux Meisterstadt
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 AU$76 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
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. Mega Legenda and BCS Mall (Batam City Square) ...
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
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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