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Batam Trip

Top hotels in Batam

Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam
Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam
5 out of 5
Jl. Jendral Sudirman, Sukajadi, Batam, Kepulauan Riau
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs3,517 per night from 22 Nov to 23 Nov
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
Jl Ahmad Yani, Batam, Batam Island
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs2,824 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov
4.4/5Wonderful! (234 reviews)
Excellent

"Excellent"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Best Western Premier Panbil
Ibis Styles Batam Nagoya
Ibis Styles Batam Nagoya
3 out of 5
Jalan Yos Sudarso Bengkong Laut, Batam Kepulauan Riau, Batu Ampar, Batam, Riau Islands
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs2,473 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct
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
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.

Batam Island Holidays

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.