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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
Jl. Jendral Sudirman, Sukajadi, Batam, Kepulauan Riau
The price is Rs3,576 per night from 18 Oct to 19 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
Jl Ahmad Yani, Batam, Batam Island
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs3,155 per night from 28 Oct to 29 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
Jalan Yos Sudarso Bengkong Laut, Batam Kepulauan Riau, Batu Ampar, Batam, Riau Islands
The price is Rs2,438 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

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

Top Holiday Rentals in Batam

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 Rs2,740 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct

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
Jalan Jendral Sudirman, Taman Baloi, Lubuk Baja, Batam, Riau Islands
The price is Rs1,334 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct

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
Jl. Engku Putri Utara, Tlk Tering, Batam, Batam Island
The price is Rs2,385 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

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

Popular places to visit in Batam

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Universal Studios Singapore

4.5/5(133 reviews)

Enjoy the exciting rides at Universal Studios Singapore and find out why this is a favourite theme park in Resorts World Sentosa. Amble around this vibrant area's marina and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

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12 Jul 2019

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

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