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THE TOP 15 UNIQUE AND BEST CAFES IN BATAM 2022

THE TOP 15 CAFES IN BATAM 2022

THE TOP 15 CAFES IN BATAM ISLAND 2022

While you go about your fun-filled day, having a short getaway in Batam, shopping, having a city tour or having a rejuvenating massage, I’m sure there are breaks between your fun-filled activities. What better way to recharge and unwind than visiting a cafe in Batam!

Well, don’t worry, there are many unique cafes on this island for you to grab a bite and enjoy a cup of coffee while adding to your experience there. Here are some of the best cafes you can visit in Batam.

Top 15 Batam CAFES 2022

1. Anchor cafe & Roastery

Regarded as the best, if not one of the best cafes on the island, Anchor cafe & Roastery has a plethora of coffee beans and brewing methods for you to choose from. Just looking at their menu will leave you spoilt for choice!

They feature a spread of both Indonesian and international coffee beans, making it the perfect place for those who want to try some local coffee or stick with something you are familiar with. For instance, a 24oz CHEMEX Brew with Geisha, Colombia Beans (Rp 50,000+/~S$4.70) boasts a complex flavour profile that is said to have hints of chamomile, passion fruit, and lavender. So you can surely expect to drink some of the finest cups of coffee there.

While you sip on that cup of coffee, fill your stomach with some iconic American comfort food to start your day. From the mouth-watering Anchor Eggs Benedict to their Piping Hot Skillet Spinach Dip, it is also the perfect place for you to enjoy a warm and filling breakfast.

2. Tatido Coffee Roasters

Calling serious coffee lovers out there, Tatido Coffee Roasters is another place for you. Tatido coffee roasters is a speciality coffee roastery serving over 40 different kinds of single-estate coffee from Indonesia & all around the world.

You know they are serious about their coffee and it is no wonder why they are so highly rated. Unsure what to get? Fret not, the knowledgeable staff will be there to assist you, so be assured that you will get both a quality and diverse cup of coffee.

While you are there, be sure not to miss out on their delectable mains as well, such as the Truffle Mushroom Cream Pasta (Rp 70,000+/~S$6.60+) or the Double Cheese XL Burger (Rp 90,000+/~S$8.50+). Are you finding a place for a filling brunch in Batam? Well, here’s the place for you.

3. Hoods Coffee

For those who not only want to drink a delicious cup of coffee but also take Instagram-worthy pictures to leave your friends and families in awe, Hoods Coffee is just the place for you. Not only do Hoods Coffee serve great speciality coffees, but their minimalist and stylish interiors also provide patrons with a picturesque environment.

Additionally, Hoods Coffee offers delectable dishes as well, ranging from western to Japanese cuisine. A popular choice is the Truffle Beef Donburi (Rp 88,000+/~S$8.40+) featuring umami beef slices drizzled generously with aromatic truffle oil.

4. Excelso Coffee

As one of the most highly rated cafes in Batam, Excelso Coffee excels in being an ideal modern cafe. Being a chill and cozy place with great food and drinks, this is definitely the place most coffee lovers are looking for! They have everything from smoothies, western mains, an all-day breakfast selection, salads and not to mention their signature coffees.

Furthermore, for those who are adventurous, you can try Indonesia’s own exclusive Kopi Luwak there too. Be sure to get a seat that overlooks the ferry terminal too, so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the ferry terminal there.

 

5. Level Up Coffee and Floating Bar

Imagine yourself savouring a cup of coffee or a bottle of beer on a floating platform above a pristine lake, with gorgeous nature-filled scenery all around you. Well, all of that can be found at Level Up Coffee and Floating Bar! LevelUp is the first floating bar on the island and now coffee & floating bar. So take advantage of the environment there and immerse yourself in its vibrant ambience and retreat from modern city life.

You can also have a hearty dinner there with a wide variety of dishes to choose from, including Sirloin Steak (Rp98,000/~S$9.22) and Nasi Goreng Salmon (Rp 50,000/~S$4.70). Not only that, at night a live band will be performing there too, filling the night with catchy tunes. With good food, music and gorgeous scenery overlooking the sunset, what a way to end your day in Batam!

6. Olive & Co

If you are looking to eat food with a local twist in Batam, Olive & Co is the place for you. Olive & Co is famous for its Western fusion featuring special pasta dishes. Such as the Spaghetti Aglio Olio Wagyu Beef Rendang (Rp 80,000++/~S$7.50) which combines the fragrant spices of rendang with Aglio olio’s garlicky taste served with premium wagyu beef. Moreover, they offer a wide range of burgers notably the Mushroom Truffle Burger (Rp 65,000++/~S$6.10++) served with a generous amount of truffle oil.

With its wide range of exciting dishes, there is something for everyone to enjoy! So bring your family and friends to eat lunch here and have a fun and unique dining experience on the island.

 

7. Morning Bakery

Morning Bakery has numerous outlets across Batam with more than 8,000 combined reviews for all of its outlets on Google and an average rating of 4.4 stars. Consequently, being popular among tourists and locals in Batam. Hence, you are guaranteed to be satisfied when you dine at Morning Bakery.

Morning Bakery serves a local assortment of traditional and modern food and bakes to go along your cup of tea or to enjoy with your family. With the large assortment there, there will surely be something for everyone to eat. Even if you are unsure on what to choose, don’t worry Morning Bakery is famous for its delicious food. Therefore you will not get a disappointing meal no matter what you order!

8. Roasteree Cafe

Sometimes we just want to enjoy a chill night out with friends and families over some food and drinks, or have a late-night supper. Well Roasteree Cafe caters to that! Roasteree Cafe mainly caters to the dinner crowd and late-night owls opening till 1am in the morning.

In addition, they have live music playing after 10pm too! So take a seat at their open terrace, feel the gentle night breeze and enjoy the delicious food there over the live music. So immerse yourself in the ambience there and you will no doubt understand why it is one of the best cafes in Batam. 

 

9. Board Games Cafe Batam

Looking for a cosy place to have fun and unwind in Batam? Well look no further! Come with your loved ones for some rest and relaxation, with just a minimum order of Rp 25,000/~S$2.40, you can pick and play any board game from the cafe’s huge collection. Additionally, Board Games Cafe Batam opens till 12am on weekends, giving you plenty of time to bond with your loved ones over some board games.

While enjoying the board games, indulge yourself with some scrumptious snacks such as the Choco Cheese Stick (Rp 22,000+/~S$2+) and Sate Taichan Kulit (Rp 27,000+/~S$2.50+). If you are looking for something filling, try their best-selling rice bowls, such as the Rice Bowl Beef Teriyaki and Rice Bowl Ayam salted egg, all affordably cost at just under S$4!

10. Lee’s Cafe 

With adorable teddy bears scattered around, Lee’s Cafe is a charming and interesting place for a pit stop. Lee’s Cafe is a Korean-style cafe serving many popular Korean dishes, just like the ones you see in your favourite K-Dramas. The Kimchi Fried Rice (Rp 35,000++/~S$3.30++) and Korean Chicken Wings (Rp 50,000++/~S$4.80++) are sure to warm the cockles of your heart and energise you for an action-packed day.

If you are just craving a quick snack, don’t worry. Lee’s Cafe also offers tantalising desserts such as Red Velvet Cake (Rp 33,000++/~S$3+) and Oreo Mousse (Rp 28,000++/~S$2+). Not to mention being Instagram-worthy, be sure to snap a few pictures before devouring these lovely desserts.

11. SUM Korean Craft Tea

I’m sure some of us are bubble tea lovers who can’t go a day without bubble tea. Since it is located close to the ferry terminal, SUM Korean Craft Tea is a must-visit. Not only do they offer a wide spread of delicious teas, they offer some exciting flavours that you definitely have not come across before. Such as the Crunchy Brown Sugar Milk Tea and the Matcha Strawberry Milk.

You will surely be spoilt for choice! So head down and get a cup before going about your journey in Batam. 

12. Meilleur Cafe & Patisserie

Cake lovers and those with a sweet tooth, I definitely did not miss you out. This is just for you. Meilleur Cafe & Patisserie is well known for its signature cakes such as their crepe cakes. For instance, Matcha Mille Crepe (Rp 310,000/~S$29.50 for a whole cake), is perfectly layered for a silky and creamy texture, topped with rich matcha powder that lingers on your tastebuds.

Likewise, their pasta is just as popular as their cakes! If you are craving a good plate of pasta too, you will surely be satisfied at Meilleur Cafe & Patisserie

13. Caffein Cafe

Located just behind Nagoya Hill, Caffein Cafe is a must-visit for those with a sweet tooth! Craving something sweet? Well, Caffein Cafe is one of the best cafes in Batam specialising in coffee, cakes and delectable sweets that is not just pleasant to look at, and will surely have your mouth watering.

Moreover Caffein Cafe has plenty of attractive features too. With free Wi-Fi, soothing music, and deep, plush couches that you can sink into. Hence it is the perfect place to take a breather before taking a trip to Nagoya Hill shopping mall.

Additionally, if you are celebrating someone’s birthday in Batam, you can also surprise them by getting a personalised birthday cake there.

 

14. Fur Elise

With the weather in southeast asia being sunny and warm all year round, what better way to cool off from the hot afternoon sun than having some ice cream! Crowned as one of the best cafes in Batam, Fur Elise is a place that should be on your itinerary.

While you’re there don’t think of sticking with plain and usual flavours such as chocolate or vanilla. Surely, Fur Elise have many more exciting choices to choose from, ranging from Taro to strawberry and even Snick Snack (that’s right a Snickers-flavoured gelato).

Why not try an ice cream flavour you never even thought about before!

 

15. Smith Patisserie

If you are a dessert lover looking for a cafe that will entice you to buy more desserts than you can possibly eat, Smith Patisserie is just the right place. Smith Patisserie is A halal-certified bakery in Batam that has amazing confections. Such as Chocolate Mille Crepes and the Got-Cha (a Matcha cake, of course), you’ll be absolutely stuffed to the gills over at Smith Patisserie.

If you’d like a break from sweet treats, they got you covered too! With an assortment of baked goods such as croissants, tarts and gorgeous macarons.

Not sure what to do next?

 

Don’t worry! Check our guide to find out what are the TOP things to do and attractions in Batam. Featuring popular shopping malls such as Nagoya Hill shopping mall and Batam city square mall, and exciting local street food instead of just another restaurant. 

Or head here to find one of the best massage places there for a rejuvenating massage after a city tour in Batam

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Top 10 Batam Hotels of 2022

THE TOP 10 HOTELS IN BATAM of 2022

THE TOP 10 HOTELS IN BATAM OF 2022 - 4 star & above

Now that travel restrictions have been significantly relaxed, Singaporeans can visit Batam Indonesia whenever they want. Since 18 May 2022, there is no need for a VISA, travel insurance, or a pre-departure ART or PCR test. (Click here for the latest travel requirements.)

Are you planning a weekend getaway or a business trip to Batam? Are you stumped as to which hotels in Batam you should stay in? We performed extensive quality checks and compared prices across websites on all the hotels in Batam. Therefore to provide you with the most competitive and lowest price for the best hotels in Batam. In addition, our packages include ferry tickets. So you can travel without concern because both your sea and land transportation are covered.

Before we introduce you to the best hotels in Batam, let me first tell you more about why you should visit Batam, as well as how to navigate around Batam island.

(Published: 6 July 2022)

WHY visit Batam?

Batam and Bintan are the top few cities that Singaporeans love to travel to. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should travel to Batam!

  1. Exciting nightlife

    Despite being a small island, Batam Island has a thriving nightlife that attracts a high volume of tourists and businessmen daily. Pubs, night club, cafés, spas, and massage parlors are just a few of the nightlife hotspots and attractions that are popular among locals and ex-pats.

  2. Affordable shopping & cheap hotel in Batam

    You can’t say you’ve been to Batam Island until you’ve visited at least one of the must-visit shopping malls, such as Grand Batam Mall, Nagoya Hill Mall or Mega Mall. These shopping malls are the perfect place to shop till you drop. They are situated near the City Center, so you do book your hotel nearby!

  3. Wide variety of recreational activities

    The endless list of indoor and outdoor activities on Batam island will leave you spoilt for choice. Indoor lovers could go on a shopping spree, have a rejuvenating massage or relax in their Batam resort. Thrill seekers and outdoor adventurers can tour around the many local attractions or participate in exciting activities such as mangrove kayaking and ATV.

  4. Beautiful beaches of Barelang

    Barelang is an island just south of Batam, with hundreds of beaches and kilometres of bike lanes. If you’re looking for a private place with tropical views, this is the place to go.

  5. Water activities

    1. Batam island has an abundance of water sports. Prepare your sunscreen and swimsuit for thrilling water sports in Batam! Pick from any of these activities: snorkelling, jet skiing, diving, sailing, banana boat, or parasailing. Perfect for big groups of friends!

HOW to get to Batam?

First and foremost, how does one get to Batam? You can take a flight to Hang Nadim Airport or Hang Nadim International Airport. However, the fastest and cheapest way is by ferry. Batam Island is only a ferry ride away from Singapore. Rest assured that you will enjoy your ferry journey with air conditioning and comfortable cushioned seats.

You can either depart from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal or Harbourfront Ferry Terminal. Batam ferry terminals include Batam Centre Ferry Terminal, Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal and Nongsapura Ferry Terminal. 

Click here for more information on Batam Ferry Schedule. 

Click here to purchase return trip ferry tickets.

 

HOW to travel around Batam island?

There is public transportation and taxi service available. However, renting a car is the most convenient way to get around Batam island. This is particularly great value for large groups. Click here to book full-day transportation. Not only that, large groups can enjoy a coach with air conditioning for only $30 per person!

Average Cost of Hotels in Batam

The average price of a night in a hotel in Batam ranges from SGD 100 to 300, depending on the hotel type. If you want to stay at a both convenient and cheap hotel, purchase your hotel with ferry tickets on our website. We will provide you with the BEST hotel rates with additional complimentary benefits like transfers from the ferry terminal!

How to find hotels?

We recommend choosing a hotel in Batam that is convenient for your itinerary. If the objective of your trip is to shop, it would be better to stay in hotels located nearby shopping malls. In this article, we provide you 10 best hotels in Batam, from cheap hotels to popular luxury hotels in Batam, to suit your budget! But don’t worry, all of these come with basic facilities such as air-conditioned rooms, a breakfast spread, massage services and free private parking!

Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Batam Hotels in 2022, all of which are strategically located near malls and the most popular attractions. Most of them are affordable hotels in Batam, so you don’t have to worry about burning a huge hole in your pocket!

 

Top 10 Batam Hotels in 2022

1. Harris Hotel Batam Center ★★★★

Harris Hotel Batam Center is one of the most convenient & affordable hotels in Batam as it’s located only a minute away from Batam Centre Ferry Terminal, Mega Mall & Sumatera Expo Building. There are 2 types of room available, Harris Room & Harris Room Seaview. Book a room at Harris Hotel Batam center and wake up to beautiful scenery every morning!

Harris Hotel Batam Center is especially suitable for corporate groups, due to its convenient location in Batam Center and it’s close proximity to the business district and Government offices. Travellers who are travelling to Batam for a family vacation, romantic getaway, or just for an exclusive holiday, will also enjoy staying here due to its strategic location to shopping malls and range of facilities.

Harris Hotel Batam center also has facilities such as its own swimming pool and gym. Coupled with the friendly hotel staff there, there is no doubt on why Harris Hotel Batam center is one of the best Batam hotels.

You won’t miss Harris Hotel Batam Center due to its eye-catching vibrant orange colour and rainbow windows on the building’s exterior! Price for 2D/1N starts from $139 per pax (including ferry tickets).

Batam Hotel Harris
Batam Hotel Harris
Batam Hotel Harris Room
Batam Hotel Harris Room

2. Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay ★★★★

Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay is a convention hotel that offers a wide range of entertainment and recreational activities, dining options, as well as nearby shopping malls. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, this is suitable for you to stay. Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay has 179 guestrooms including Deluxe, Deluxe Pool View, and Grand Deluxe rooms, suites, and a Presidential Suite for that special occasion, which are available at Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay. Wi-Fi Internet connection is also provided everywhere in the hotel.

Indulge in popular, international, Asian & Indonesian food in Swiss-Cafe Restaurant. Not to mention their excellent buffet breakfast spread there. Snacks, mocktails and cocktails are also available at The Lounge and Bar. Other food options include 24 hour room service and Swiss Deli, which offers you the freshest bakery and cakes. This hotel is also in close proximity to Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall!

Price for 2D/1N starts from $159 per pax (including ferry tickets).

Batam Holiday Swiss-Bel Hotel Harbour Bay
Batam Holiday Swiss-Bel Hotel Harbour Bay
Batam Holiday Swiss-Bel Hotel Harbour Bay Swimming Pool
Batam Holiday Swiss-Bel Hotel Harbour Bay

3. I Hotel Baloi ★★★★

I Hotel Baloi is conveniently located in the popular district of Baloi in Batam, Indonesia. I Hotel Baloi is situated next to a BCS Mall Shopping Center and Grand Batam Mall, and only 18 minutes away from Batam Center Ferry Terminal. I Hotel Baloi is suitable for family vacations, romantic getaways, or even for an exclusive holiday. I Hotel Baloi has many attractive amenities too, including a spa, an indoor swimming pool with a poolside bar and even its own KTV.

It is undeniably one of the most popular hotels in Batam! As a result, it is often fully booked, so book with us now! 

There are 2 hotel room types: Superior Room & Deluxe Double. Price for 2D/1N package starts from $189 per pax (including ferry tickets).

Batam Hotel I Hotel Baloi
Batam Hotel I Hotel Baloi
Batam Hotel I Hotel Baloi Room
Batam Hotel I Hotel Baloi Room

4. Harmoni one ★★★★

Harmoni One Convention Hotel & Service Apartments is a MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) hotel located in Batam Centre, Batam Indonesia. Harmoni One is located in the heart of Batam Center, only 3 minutes drive from Batam Centre Ferry Terminal and Mega Mall Shopping Mall.

This is one of the best hotels in Batam that’s popular amongst business travellers and leisure tourists. It hosts 292 hotel rooms and 211 service apartments, complemented by 24 first-class meeting rooms and 3 ballrooms of various capacities.

This Batam Hotel is ideal for corporate tours; your company can hold events in any of the MICE and venture to the nearby attractions or buildings after work, such as Batam City Square Mall, Top 100 Supermarket, Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall, Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple.

6 room types are available: Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Junior Suite, Executive Suite, Harmoni Pool Suite & Royal Pool Suite. Facilities such as outdoor pool and fitness centre are also available

Price for 2D/1N starts from $119 per pax (including ferry tickets).

Batam Hotel Harmoni One
Batam Hotel Harmoni One
Batam Hotel Harmoni One
Batam Hotel Harmoni One Room

5. Da Vienna Boutique Hotel ★★★

Da Vienna Boutique Hotel is one of the first boutique Batam hotels. It is strategically located in the heart of Nagoya – Batam, close to the business, shopping and food districts. The hotel is only a 7 minute walk from Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall and 10 minute drive from Batam City Square Mall Shopping Centre. So book a spacious room at Da Vienna Boutique Hotel at a cheap price that ticks all the boxes such as room service, bath amenities, a full set of condiments, and a safe deposit box.

Dining options include Da Vienna Restaurant. 5 room types are available: Deluxe Twin Room, Deluxe King Room, Deluxe Twin Room, Junior Suite & Executive Suite. High-speed WiFi is also available in all rooms and throughout the hotel.

Price for 2D/1N starts from $119 per pax (including ferry tickets).

Batam Hotel Da Vienna Boutique Hotel
Batam Hotel Da Vienna Boutique Hotel
Batam Hotel Da Vienna Boutique Hotel Room
Batam Hotel Da Vienna Boutique Hotel Room

6. Harris Resort Barelang Batam ★★★★

This is one of the more family-friendly hotels in Batam. If you are going on a family vacation, HARRIS Resort Barelang Batam is just right for you! HARRIS Resort Barelang Batam is a resort facing the sea with a beautiful sea view. Not just that, it is located only 5 minutes from Batam’s most famous landmark, the Barelang Bridge I. 

This resort is not just kid-friendly, it is also suitable for leisure and business. Harris Resort Barelang has not just one but two outdoor pools available for those who want to engage themselves in some fun-filled water activities! In addition, the resort has a private beach area for guests to enjoy!

Complimentary shuttle service is also available from Batam Ferry Terminal. This Batam hotel also provides you with the best location to view the sunset and sunrise. Don’t miss out on the dining options available too! Indulge in the scrumptious buffet or Asian breakfast every morning and have a barbeque while enjoying sunset (pre-reservation required).

There are 4 room types available: Harris Room with Garden View, Harris Room with Sea View, Harris Room with Pool View & HARRIS Suite.

Price for 2D/1N starts from $199 per pax (including ferry tickets).

Batam Hotel Harris Resort Barelang
Batam Hotel Harris Resort Barelang
Batam Hotel Harris Resort Barelang Room
Batam Hotel Harris Resort Barelang Room

7. Montigo Resorts Nongsa ★★★★★

Montigo Resorts Nongsa is one of the most popular luxury hotels in Batam. It is known for its luxurious private villas and high-quality customer service and facilities. Are you looking to retreat to your own private villa and spend some quality time with your loved ones? Well, Montigo Resorts is just for you! Not to mention you’ll be served hotel breakfast right in your private villa!

Each villa is comes with its private outdoor swimming pool. Montigo Resorts Nongsa provides many villa types, depending on your group size. You’ll be left spoilt for choice!

Villa types available are Premier One-Bedroom Villa, Deluxe Two-Bedroom Villa, Premier Three & Four-Bedroom Villa, Premier Five-Bedroom Villa, Deluxe and Premier Rooms, Garden and Balcony Suits, Garden Pool Suits and Two-Bedroom Suites.

Enjoy your stay at Montigo Resorts Nongsa for 3D/2N from just $399 per pax (including ferry tickets).

Batam Hotel Montigo Resorts
Batam Hotel Montigo Resorts
Batam Hotel Montigo Resorts Two Room Villa
Batam Hotel Montigo Resorts Two Room Villa

8. Turi Beach Resort ★★★★

As its name suggests, this Batam hotel is located 1 minute away from Turi Beach. Turi Beach Resort offers spacious rooms with private balconies overlooking the sea or landscape garden. Enjoy a leisure stroll along the white sandy beaches while taking in the magnificent vista of the South China Sea.

Or go for a dip in the outdoor pool to escape from the heat! Enjoy water sports at the private beach area or utilise the rock wall and paintball facilities. Immerse yourself in nature, and rest your mind and body. Every morning you’ll be greeted by the fresh sea breeze and surrounded by luscious greenery.

140 deluxe rooms and suites are available, including Tirta Premier Room, Riani Deluxe Room, Junior Suite, and Executive Suite.

Enjoy your stay at Turi Beach Resort from $219 per pax only for 3D/2N (including ferry tickets).

Batam Hotel Turi Beach Resort
Batam Hotel Turi Beach Resort
Batam Hotel Turi Beach Resort Room
Batam Hotel Turi Beach Resort Room

9. Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam  ★★★★

Radisson Golf Hotel is the island’s largest convention centre hotel. Free airport and Ferry Shuttle services are available. Radisson Golf Hotel is especially suitable for golf-lovers who can head down to Padang Golf Sukajadi for a round of golf.

Nearby attractions include Masjid Jabal Arafah and Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple, both of which are a few minutes away. Also, head down to Mega Mall Batam Center, Kepri mall and Batam City Square Mall for a shopping spree!

There are many spacious room options for you to choose from! 237 rooms (9 room types) are available. So book now and enjoy the stunning view of Padang Golf Sukajadi right from your room!

Price for 3D/2N starts from $219 per pax (including ferry tickets).

Batam Hotel Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam
Batam Hotel Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam
Batam Hotel Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam Room
Batam Hotel Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam Room

10. Four Points by Sheraton Batam ★★★★

This Batam Hotel has a prime location in Nagoya, Batam, with a short walking distance to the Nagoya Hill Shopping Center and Batam Harbour Bay Ferry terminal. If you want to go on a shopping spree, Grand Batam mall is also just a 10 minutes drive away! Surely Four Points by Sheraton Batam is one of the best hotels in Batam.

Four Points by Sheraton Batam is a modern hotel in Batam equipped with special features. Such as the Grab & Go area in the lobby lounge and spacious rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology for meetings and gathering events. Moreover, it has many attractive amenities too! Such as a heated outdoor pool and a 24-hour modern fitness centre. WiFi is also accessible in all areas free of charge.

The Batam Hotel rooms are designed with a modern and vintage touch, with a beautiful city view too! Unwind in your luxurious room after an action-packed day in Batam.

Batam Hotel Four Points By Sheraton
Batam Hotel Four Points By Sheraton
Batam Hotel Four Points By Sheraton Room
Batam Hotel Four Points By Sheraton Room

Not sure what to do next?

 

Don’t worry! Check our guide to find out what are the TOP things to do and attractions in Batam. Featuring popular shopping malls such as Nagoya Hill shopping mall and Batam city square mall, and exciting local street food instead of just another restaurant. 

Or head here to find one of the best massage places there for a rejuvenating massage after a city tour in Batam

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Top things to do in Batam in 2022 – Discover MUST-SEE attractions, adventures & more!

Top Things To Do In Batam in 2022

TOP THINGS TO DO IN BATAM IN 2022 - Discover MUST-SEE attractions, adventures & more!

Have you run out of activities to do on our Sunny Island? Have you gone cafe hopping to your heart’s content and seen every single art exhibition in Singapore? Spice up your June vacation by heading to Batam Indonesia, which is only a ferry’s ride away from Singapore.

Now that travel restrictions have been significantly relaxed, Singaporeans can visit Batam Indonesia whenever they want. There is no need for a VISA, travel insurance, or a pre-departure ART or PCR test. Click here for the latest travel requirements.

Here are the BEST things to do in Batam, ranging from iconic attractions to must-see shopping malls and newly opened theme parks.
(Published: 16 June 2022)

 

WHY visit Batam?

Batam and Bintan are few of the top cities that Singapore love to travel to. Here are the top 5 reasons to travel to Batam!

  1. Exciting nightlife

    Despite being a small island, Batam Island has a thriving nightlife that attracts a high volume of tourists and businessmen daily. Pubs, night club, cafés, spas, and massage parlors are just a few of the nightlife hotspots and locations that are popular among locals and expats.

  2. Affordable shopping

    You can’t say you’ve been to Batam Island until you’ve visited at least one of the shopping malls, such as Nagoya Hill Mall or Mega Mall. These shopping malls are situated near the City Center, so you could consider booking your hotel accommodation nearby! These shopping malls are the perfect place to shop till you drop.

  3. Wide variety of recreational activities

    The range of indoor and outdoor activities would leave you spoilt for choice. Indoor lovers could go on a shopping spree, massage or relax in their Batam resort. Thrill seekers could visit the local attractions or participate in exciting activities such as mangrove kayaking and ATV.

  4. Beautiful beaches of Barelang

    Barelang is an island just south of Batam, with hundreds of beaches and kilometers of bike lanes. If you’re looking for a private place with tropical views, this is the place to go.

  5. Water activities

    Batam is one of the cities with an abundance of water sports. Prepare your sunscreen and swimsuit for thrilling water sports in Batam! Pick form any of these activities: snorkeling, jet skiing, diving, sailing, banana boat, parasailing. Perfect for big groups of friends!

HOW to get to Batam?

First and foremost, how does one get to Batam? Batam Island is only a ferry’s ride away from Singapore. Rest assured that you will enjoy your ferry journey with air conditioning and comfortable cushioned seats.

You can either depart from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal or Harbourfront Ferry Terminal. Batam ferry terminals include Batam Center Ferry Terminal, Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal and Nongsapura Ferry Terminal. Click here for more information on Batam Ferry Schedule. Click here to purchase return trip ferry tickets.

 

HOW to travel around Batam island?

There is public transportation and taxi service available. However, car rental is the most convenient way to get around Batam island. This is particularly good value for large groups. Click here to book full-day transportation. Large groups can enjoy a coach with air conditioning for only $30 per person!

MUST-VISIT ATTRACTIONS

You can’t claim to have visited Batam unless you’ve seen these iconic landmarks. We’re here to dispel the myth that temples are only for the elderly. Visit these places in person to appreciate their beauty!

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Tua Pek Kong (Vihara Budhi Bhakti)

If you enjoy religious attractions or are an architecture lover, visit Vihara Budhi Bhakti, which is said to be one of Batam’s oldest Buddhist temples.

The temple was built in the 20th century and is painted vivid red, with a boat-shaped roof and gold rims that are difficult to miss even from afar. The roof is graced with two mythological dragon sculptures that contribute to the structure’s magnificence.

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Barelang Bridge

Locals would know that this bridge is one of the most prominent icons of Batam. In fact, the usual pictures seen of the barelang bridge is actually only of the first and main Bridge ‘Tengku Fisabilillah Bridge’.

The Barelang Bridge is actually a system of 6 bridges and connecting roads. The distance spanned across from the first bridge to the last is about 50 km! When you’re traveling around Batam, see if you can spot the other bridges.

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Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple

After visiting the oldest Buddhist temple in Batam, why not see the LARGEST one? Every corner of Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple has a statue of Buddha Maitreya.

Visit this heritage site to learn more about Buddhism and witness the incredible architecture, particularly the monastery which contains many other Buddha statues. This is a place where you will experience tranquility and it’s a nice relief from the hustle and bustle of the commercial district.

 

SHOPPING

Batam is undoubtedly a shopper’s paradise. Their large retail malls and shopping complexes offer a wide variety of goods at affordable prices. Furthermore, the shopping experience in Batam becomes more thrilling when it is duty-free.

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Mega Mall

This mall is strategically located beside one of the ferry terminals, Batam Ferry Terminal. Head down for a last minute shopping trip before you head home, or you can spend your entire day in this gigantic mall.

In this mall, there are Hypermarts and a Matahari Department Store. It is also home to a sizable population of eateries and stylish retailers.

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Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall

Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall is the place to go if you want to satisfy all of your food, shopping, and entertainment interests in one location. The mall is the city’s largest and most popular department store, selling everything from clothing, sports equipment, home products, gadgets to luggage.

Prepare to burn a hole in your pocket; the Hypermarket in the basement sells everything you need. Enjoy your dinner in the food court, which offers a broad variety of local cuisine at a reasonable price. After a day of shopping, unwind by watching box office movies at the mall’s Studio 21 Cineplex at a fraction of our usual price.

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Batam City Square Mall

Another well-known shopping mall, Batam City Square Mall, is located next to Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall. This mall, too, sells a wide variety of goods. It doesn’t matter what you’re looking for, they’ve got it.

Nagoya Mall and City Square Mall are both conveniently located near a number of affordable hotels and massage parlors. Feel free to take breaks between shopping marathons to deposit your purchases at your lodging or to get a quick 90-minute relaxation massage.

 

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Grand Batam Mall

In our lives, there is never enough shopping. Last but not least, head to Grand Batam Mall. It is directly across the street from I Hotel Baloi. Grand Batam Mall is a newer development, having opened in 2019. It also has a lot of food, restaurants, and a cinema.

EAT LOCAL STREET FOOD

Indonesian street food is the perfect place to explore the bustling food scene of Batam!

Batam Street Food

Ayam Bakar Chaniago

This is one of the hidden Jems that locals don’t want tourists to discover.

Ayam Bakar Chaniago is well-known for its BBQ chicken, which is juicy and tender and even more delicious when paired with their fragrant sambal. The menu does not include any prices, which is unique. Only after you have finished your meal will you be able to see the bill.

Aside from the lack of a price list, there is no central kitchen. Several roadside vendors prepare the food on the side of the road. Nonetheless, you can satisfy your craving for BBQ chicken at this hidden gem while experiencing it as a true local.

Batam Local Street Food

Martabak 818

In different countries, Martabak can refer to different food. In Indonesia, Martabak is a well-known street snack that is available in two varieties: Martabak Manis and Martabak Telur. The original Martabak Manis, also known as Terang Bulan, is a thick, sweet pancake that is typically covered with a variety of ingredients, including chocolate, cheese, peanuts, condensed milk, sesame seeds, and margarine.

Martabak 818 sells Martabak with innovative fillings such as Nutella, Peanut Butter spread, Cadbury and even Matcha Kit Kat. What stands out is the amazing Pandan batter which forms the base for the Martabak.

ADVENTURE, WATER SPORTS & THEME PARKS

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Ranoh Island

Ranoh Island is the perfect family-friendly beach getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The range of activities you can do here are endless; banana boat, disco boat, fishing, jet sky, ocean rafting and even glamping.

Did you know that getting to Ranoh Island requires a bus ride, a 15 minute speed boat journey and tickets? We will save you time and money by arranging these for you. With just a simple click, you can enjoy a peaceful beach getaway for as little as $69 per person!

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Mega Wisata Ocarina Batam

This theme park is perfect for thrill seekers! Mega Wisata Ocarina Batam is a waterfront amusement center that offers various rides, a water park and even games for children. The most iconic ride would be the Ferris wheel, which is perfect for the gram.

RESORTS

If you just want to chill & huddle in bed or sunbathe by the pool all day, resorts are perfect for you! Here are 2 of our recommendations that are popular among locals and frequent travelers.

Batam Hotel Montigo Resorts

Montigo Resort

Montigo Resort is one of the most popular resorts in Batam. It is known for its luxurious private villas and high-quality customer service and facilities. Each villa comes with its private swimming pool. Montigo Resort provides many villa types, depending on your group size. Click here to grab a villa before it’s fully booked!

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Turi Beach Resort

Turi Beach Resort offers spacious rooms with private balconies overlooking the sea or landscape garden. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the white sandy beaches while taking in the magnificent vista of the South China Sea. Or go for a dip in the swimming pool to escape from the heat! Immerse yourself in nature, and rest your mind and body.

Click here to book.

MASSAGE PLACES

Your body must be tired after expending all of your energy on those activities. If you want to relieve all the tension and sore feet, getting a massage in Batam is a MUST! Some of our recommendations are near ferry terminals, which is extremely convenient. Grab a quick massage before heading back to Singapore! 

Click here for our recommendations for the top 10 massage parlors in Batam in 2022.

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DON’T KNOW HOW TO PLAN?

Don’t fret! We help you arrange the following: ferry tickets, transportation for 8 hours and lunch. Your driver will take you to popular tourist destinations, or wherever you want to go in Batam. Click here for more.

 

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Top 10 Must-Go Batam Massage Places 2022 – Best price & service guaranteed!

Top 10 Batam Massage Places 2022

Top 10 Must-Go Batam Massage Places in 2022 - Best price & service guaranteed!

With travel restrictions to Batam significantly eased, you can easily book a ferry and head down to Batam within an hour to indulge in a shopping paradise. What are the first few things that come to mind when you think of Batam? Certainly ‘shopping’ and ‘massage’!

Your shoulders and feet must be aching after an action-packed day of sightseeing, delectable street food, and shopping marathons. Pamper yourself with a relaxing spa and massage treatment at the end of the day.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some Batam massage services have unfortunately closed. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 massage parlors in Batam, with the most recent 2022 updates, including opening hours, rates, special packages, and so on.

You can make online reservations for these recommended Batam massage places. Rest assured that we have fact checked and vetted through multiple reviews to ensure their legitimacy and quality! (Published: 16 June 2022)

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Aromatherapy Touch Massage | Image by https://eskagroup.co.id/product-category/wellness/

Spa or Massage?

First and foremost, for massage newbies, what is the distinction between spa and massage? Shops appear to use these two terms interchangeably.

A spa provides hydrotherapy services, whereas a massage provides physical therapy. Massages, facials, exfoliation, deep cleansing, and other treatments are available at a spa. A massage is performed by a massage therapist who massages and relaxes your muscle tissue. Both services are typically offered at most spas and massage parlors.

Why not combine a spa treatment with a massage for a full body relaxation? Many of us have been working from home, and our backs and necks must be aching from sitting at our desks for long periods of time.

Here are some massage benefits that can help with that! Massage not only improves energy flow and blood circulation throughout the body, but it can also relieve stress and improve sleep quality.

Where are most of the Batam massage places located?

Batam is a large city, with the majority of its massage places concentrated in the commercial and business districts of Batam Centre and Nagoya. If the goal of your trip is to shop and get a massage, I recommend staying in these two areas because the majority of the shopping malls and city attractions are in close proximity. Here are some of our suggestions for affordable hotels: 

Now that you know more about Batam, here are our top 10 Batam massage & spa spots! (Not ranked in any particular sequence)

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1. Eska

Eska is one of the top wellness and Batam massage brands in Batam. Eska has multiple outlets in Batam. The most popular branch would be Eska Wellness Spa Nagoya Hill. Other outlets include Kepri Mall Hotel Branch, Best Western Premier Hotel Panbil Branch and Grand Batam Penuin Branch.

You will be spoiled by the extensive range of services provided by Eska. Aside from massage services, nourish your body with other treatments such as facial treatment, exfoliation treatment, refreshing body scrubs, hair style and treatment, nail treatment.

If you’re overwhelmed and unsure of which service to try, approach the staff for recommendations. Value-for-money options such as ‘ALL IN 6 in 1′ packages are also available, depending on what type of treatment you prefer!

Eska provides a huge range of services. Basic Batam massage services can range from 130,000 Rp to 440,000 Rp (12 – 40 SGD), depending on the body area and massage duration.
Tip: If you book beforehand and do direct bank transfer, it is slightly cheaper than pay upon arrival. 

Details (Nagoya Hill Branch):

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2. Tiara Mustika Spa

The Tiara Mustika Salon & Spa, which is located in the centre of Batam, gives visitors the chance to experience the authenticity and luxury of traditional Indonesian therapies. Customers can experience high-quality healing experiences at affordable prices.

Tiara Mustika Spa provides a range of Batam massage services, including unique spa packages such as rejuvenating strawberry spa, antioxidant mangosteen peel spa, herbal compress treatment and many others. The usual services such as aromatherapy body massage and body scrub are available. Even hair treatments, waxing, pedicure and manicure services are available.

If you would like to truly indulge and pamper yourself the entire day, get the 6h Spa Package, which includes aroma body massage, body scrub, body mask, hydro bath, rejuvenating facial treatment, hair spa and finally a pedicure. Prices start as low as 10 SGD.

Details:

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3. THAI BEST

THAI BEST offers a comprehensive range of Authentic Thai Massage treatments & Thai Reflexology to rebalance and harmonize the body’s energy. Experience a sensation of inner peace with Thai “House of Thai Massage”.

Not only do they offer traditional Thai Massage that is 100% Authentic, they utilize the ancient system of healing and the unique system of Yoga therapy, incorporating rhythmic relaxing massages, acupressure, gentle twisting, deep stretching and meditation, releases tension, creates wholeness of mind, body and spirit.

What’s the BEST about Thai BEST is that you are able to watch movies while enjoying the Batam massage in the largest Reflexology Movie Theater Hall. THAI BEST offers Foot & Body Massages, as well as Packages. Their basic foot massage range from 200 000 to 350 Rp (19 to 32 SGD). 

Details (Penuin Branch): (Nagoya branch is temporarily closed)

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4. GO! Massage Batam

GO! Massage Batam is conveniently located in the centre of Nagoya, Batam and is only 5 minutes from the Harbour Bay ferry terminal, Nagoya Hill Mall and Batam City Square Mall. This Batam massage shop is suitable for travellers who want to grab a quick massage before returning back to Singapore by ferry.

GO! Massage Batam is renowned for its consistent and high standards, which makes customers return regularly for its great customer service. It is a perfect fusion of top-notch customer care and traditional Indonesian massage techniques.

You can select either traditional Batam massage (oil-based full body massage that incorporates deep thumb pressures pushing to relax muscles), Thai massage (full-based massage that involves passive stretching of entire body) or a combination of both. If you’re adventurous, you can try their unique treatments such as Chocolate Spa & Green Tea Spa!

Details:

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5. Spa Central Batam

Spa Central Batam Nagoya begins your Batam massage experience with a complementary signature welcome drink and calming Foot Bath. Pick the type of massage you prefer; aromatherapy massage, herbal massage, hot stone massage, lomi lomi massage, relaxing massage, pregnancy prenatal massage, sport massage, swedish massage, back or head massage.

At Spa Central, you have the option to customize a half day or full day package with them! Ladies High Tea Package & Family Packages are also available.

Enjoy your spa treatment at Spa Central Batam Nagoya distracted free while your children enjoy their time at KidZoopia located beside. Contact them for early reservation and arrangements.

There are 2 outlets available: Nagoya Hill Mall and Batam Center. Traditional Batam massage services range from 180 000 to 510 000 Rp (17 – 48 SGD), depending on type of massage and massage duration.

Details (Nagoya branch)

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6. REBORN Batam Nagoya Hill

REBORN Massage Batam is a family concept health massage centre. Not only is it a renowned brand in Malaysia, it also lives up to its reputation as one of Malaysia’s largest foot reflexology chains.

It has 2 branches, Nagoya Hill and Ruko Penuin, both of which are strategically situated in the heart of Batam City. REBORN provides affordable services that aim to relax your body and relieve your muscle soreness.

They fuse Authentic Foot Reflexology & Signature Body Massage with Balinese massage to give you a full body relaxation experience. Foot massage price range from 125 000 rp to 220 000 rp ($12 – 20 SGD). Other services include body massage & combinations of different types of massage. You would definitely have an amazing Batam massage experience!

Details (Nagoya branch): (Penuin branch is temporarily closed.)

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7. Spa Village – Beer Spa

Want a unique Batam massage and spa experience? Spa Village provides you with the first original Beer Spa in Indonesia. Not only do you get free flow craft beer, you get to bathe in it as well.

Not only can you relax your mind and body, the Beer Spa treatments are actually beneficial for your skin and hair. Spa Village maintains the optimal temperature and dosage of ingredients to provide you with the maximum amount of healing properties from the beer spa experience.

Other spa services include Balinese massage, Aromatherapy massage, Village Hot Stone Massage, Back & Head Massage, Milk Bath, Body Scrub, Fruit Scrub, etc. Beer spa ranges from 250 000 – 800 000 Rp (24 – 76 SGD). Massages range from 250 000 – 420 000 Rp (24 – 40 SGD).

Details:

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8. INDOTHAI Massage

INDOTHAI massage is a Batam massage paradise that is well-known to locals and frequent travelers. It is conveniently located in the heart of the bustling city, just opposite Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall, one of the popular shopping malls.

As its name suggests, it offers Indothai mixed massage and other treatments such as hot stone massage, traditional warm aroma massage, aromatic body scrub massage, traditional massage, foot reflexology, ear candling therapy.

Their therapists are all professionally trained and equipped with the best massage techniques that guarantee you leaving satisfied and coming back for another round of relaxation! Average rates range from 260 000 to 490 000 Rp (25 to 47 SGD).

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9. Kamaya Spa

Kamaya Spa is located in the centre of Batam Island, in the Penuin area. It is situated opposite Grand Batam and 5 minutes away from BCS Mall, as well as i Hotel Baloi. The word ‘Kamaya’ originates in Hawaii and its definition is ‘Precious Ones’.

All guests would be treated with care and will be guaranteed to experience a one-of-a-kind- experience. The spa is designed in a unique antique Balinese style, providing you a comfortable environment to experience your relaxing spa treatment.

You also have an option to create your own Batam massage package and pamper yourself with any combinations of all their treatments. Each self-designed spa is inclusive of a meal and drink.

Spa packages and body massage treatments ranges from 290 000 to 350 000 Rp.

Details:

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10. KALEA Spa

KALEA Spa is only 5 minutes away from Batam Center Ferry Terminal, Mega Ball and Batam City Square Mall. KALEA Spa seeks to provide you with an unforgettable spa treatment that incorporates care, comfort and healing treatments, allowing both your body and mind to experience a sense of calmness and relaxation.

You would be pampered from head to toe in the Balinese modern environment and the broad choice of in-house treatments. Skilled therapists will utilize ancient and modern healing practices, combined with high quality natural ingredients to provide you with the best massage experience and boost your well-being. Not only does the Galvanic spa facial have anti-ageing properties, it also hydrates skin. Foot spa is also available!

Batam massage services available range from 30 minutes to full-day long spa. KALEA Spa even provides complimentary 2-way pick up transfer within certain districts if you spend more than 500 000 Rp with them! Body massages and spa treatments range from 260 000 to 460 000 Rp (25 to 43 SGD).

Details:

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2023 Batam Ferry Schedule – Most Accurate & Newest Update from Singapore to Batam

2023 Batam Ferry Schedule from Singapore to Batam

2023 Batam Ferry Schedule - Most Accurate & Newest Update from Singapore to Batam

In this short 5-min article, we’ve helped you compile the latest Batam ferry schedule and answer a few other frequently answered questions (FAQs). You would be able to understand everything you need to know about travelling to Batam.

(Latest update: 25 Jan 2023)

As the world strives to move beyond the COVID-19 epidemic and back to normalcy, countries are gradually reopening international borders. This June holiday is the perfect time to visit and explore Batam after 2 years of not travelling. Want to travel to Batam for a quick holiday getaway & escape the hustle and bustle of the city but confused by what to book & the ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions?

In this short 5-min article, we’ve helped you compile the latest Batam ferry schedule and answer a few other frequently answered questions (FAQs). You would be able to understand everything you need to know about travelling to Batam.
(Latest update: 25 Jan 2023)

A.  Can Singaporeans travel to Batam now?

Yes. Even greater news, VISA is NOT required for Singaporeans because of 30 day Visa On Arrival (VOA). Pre-departure ART tests are also NOT required.

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Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal | Image by Sindo Ferry https://www.sindoferry.com.sg/blog/details/destination-guide-tanah-merah-ferry-terminal

B. What is the Cheapest and Fastest way to travel from Singapore to Batam?

Ferry is the most affordable, convenient and efficient way to reach Batam. Just hop onto a ferry and arrive in Batam in an hour’s time.

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C. Is there any ferry to Batam now? What are the ferry routes and ferry timings? How long does the round trip journey take?

As of 25 Jan 2023, there are 4 operating Batam ferry services (Majestic Fast Ferry, Batam Fast Ferry, Horizon Fast Ferry and Sindo Ferry) and 4 ferry routes between Singapore and Batam. There are 2 departure points from Singapore (Harbourfront Centre and Tanah Merah), and 3 arrival points in Batam (Batam Center, Harbour Bay, Nongsapura). The sea journey will take approximately 35 – 60 minutes, depending on the terminal.

Route 1: From Harbourfront Center (SG) to Batam Center (Batam)
Operators: Majestic Fast Ferry Pte Ltd, Batam Fast Pte Ltd, Sindo Ferry Pte Ltd

Route 2: From Harbourfront Centre (SG) to Harbour Bay (Batam)
Operator: Horizon Fast Ferry Pte Ltd. This is one of the shortest routes between Singapore and Batam.

Route 3: From Tanah Merah (SG) to Batam Center (Batam)
Operators: Majestic Fast Ferry Pte Ltd, Batam Fast Pte Ltd, Sindo Ferry Pte Ltd

Route 4: From Tanah Merah (SG) to Nongsapura (Batam)
Operator: Batam Fast Ferry.

View the attached infographic for the compiled list of Batam ferry schedule.

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D. Which Batam ferry terminal should I choose? 

If you want to shop and travel around the city area, Batam Center or Harbour Bay would be ideal, due to their close proximity to business and commercial districts. Batam Center Ferry Terminal is conveniently located in the heart of Batam City, whereas Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal is located near Nagoya City. Do expect a bit of crowd and queue at immigration due to the high number of ferry trips (as shown in the above schedule), especially at Batam Center Ferry Terminal.

Nongsapura Ferry Terminal is more convenient for travelers looking to relax at resorts as it’s situated near many of the popular resorts such as Turi Beach Resort and Montigo Resort. We’ve suggested nearby attractions and accommodations in the table below to help you plan your itinerary.

Ferry Terminal
Batam Center
Nongsapura
Harbour Bay
Location
Middle of Batam City

– commercial & business districts

Northern side of Batam

– resort area

10 minutes from Nagoya City

– commercial districts

Attractions nearby
Mega Mall Batam Center

Tua Pek Kong Temple

Mega Wisata Ocarina Batam
Bale-Bale Beach

Batam Botanical Garden

Tering Bay Golf & Country Club
Promenade (clubs, cafes, bars)

Bayfront Mall

Accommodation nearby
Harmoni One
Montigo Resort
I Hotel Baloi

E. Which Singapore Ferry Terminal should I choose? Tanah Merah or Harbourfront Centre?

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal is located in the East, whereas Harbourfront Centre Terminal is situated in the more Southern region of Singapore. There are more ferries departing from Harbourfront Centre (35 ferry trips) as compared to Tanah Merah (10 ferry trips) on a daily basis.

If you prefer more timing options, Harbourfront Centre would be a better choice. In addition, Harbourfront Centre Ferry Terminal is conveniently located next to Vivo City, where you could grab a meal or shop at before or after your trip.

For travellers heading to Nongsapura Ferry Terminal, depart from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal as there are no ferries departing from Harbourfront Centre.

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Harbourfront Ferry Terminal | Image by https://www.singaporecruise.com.sg

F. Which Batam Ferry Pte Ltd should I choose? Majestic Fast Ferry, Batamfast, Horizon Fast Ferry or Sindo Ferry?

There are so many ferry options to choose from. Which is the best Batam ferry company? Rest assured that all these ferry companies are reliable and that you will reach your destination on time. After immigration and check-in, relax in your comfortable seats in the air-conditioned ferry and have a smooth-sailing journey to your destinations. Each ferry can accommodate approximately 150 to 300 passengers.

Here are some of the benefits each Batam ferry operator provides:

  • Majestic Fast Ferry offers free shuttle service between Changi Airport and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal for Majestic Fast Ferry Passenger. Voucher redemption can only be done at Batam Center Ferry Terminal. Terms and conditions apply.

  • Batam Fast Ferry mainly offers trips running from Harbourfront and Tanah Merah to Batam Center. Some of its trips are interlined with Sindo Ferry. Ferries depart daily from Batam Fast Ferry. As its name implies, Batam Fast Ferry will bring you to Batam in its high-speed passenger ferry in no time!

  • Sindo Ferry is the LARGEST ferry operator in Singapore. Ferry customer service & quality are definitely guaranteed!

  • Horizon Fast is the only ferry operator that provides ferry trips to Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal, which is the closest terminal to Singapore and conveniently located 10 minutes drive away from Nagoya City, Batam.

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G. How to book Batam ferry ticket? How much is the round trip ferry ticket from Singapore to Batam?

Batam ferry ticket price vary based on ferry company, distance travelled & weekday, weekend or public holidays. There are no discounts for children (same price as adults). Click here for the BEST DEALS: 2-way round trip ferry tickets and FULL-DAY land transport at a discounted ticket price of $110.

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H. What are the Singapore-batam travel requirements?

For fully-vaccinated Singaporeans, here are the MANDATORY travel requirements:

  • 2 way ferry ticket

  • 6 months passport validity

  • Peduli Lindungi app

For COVID-19 enquiries / VISA / specific details, click here.

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I. Additional information on Singapore & Batam and Tips

  • There is a 1 hour time difference between Singapore and Batam. Batam is 1h behind Singapore. E.g. When it is 3pm in Singapore, the Indonesia time is 2pm.

  • Please arrive at the departure ferry terminal 90 minutes before departure time for check-in and immigration. Don’t forget to bring your passports and ferry tickets. Collect your boarding pass after check-in.

  • Passengers who are prone to sea-sickness are encouraged to bring motion relief medicine.

  • Refund is not allowed.

  • Book early to secure the ferry date and timing you prefer.

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Horizon Fast Ferry | Image by https://www.bmt.org/projects/project/1672/38m-high-speed-pax-ferry

J. Ferry to Bintan, Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Balai & Sekupang

In addition to Batam ferries, There are also ferry trips to Bintan & other parts of Indonesia. Check out the respective ferry websites for more information.

K. Where to stay in Batam Island?

Here are some of our recommendations. Our packages include 2-way ferry tickets, land transfer, accommodation & breakfast.

I Hotel Baloi

2D1N & 3D2N Packages

From $149

Harris Resort Barelang

2D1N & 3D2N Packages

From $199

Harmoni One

2D1N & 3D2N Packages

From $139

FAQ – Travel To Batam/Bali/Surabaya

FAQ – Travel to Batam/Bali/Surabaya

Visit this link to see the latest update – https://holidaysfromsingapore.com/faq/

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia presents its compliments to all Foreign Missions and International Organizations in Indonesia, and through this circular note intends to announce the most recent regulations as follows: 

A. Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 17 of 2022 concerning Health Protocol for International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is effective since 5 April 2022; 

B. Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 16 of 2022 concerning Domestic Travel Provisions during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is effective since 2 April 2022; 

C. Circular Letter of the Directorate General of Immigration No. IMI-0549.GR.01.01 of 2022 concerning the Ease of Immigration to Support Sustainable Tourism during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is effective since 6 April 2022. 

The Ministry further informs about the following updates on the policies of the Republic of Indonesia to all Foreign Missions and International Organizations, as follows: 

A.  CIRCULAR LETTER OF THE COVID-19 TASK FORCE NUMBER 17 OF 2022 CONCERNING HEALTH PROTOCOL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • All foreign travelers (foreign nationals) who will enter the territory of the Republic of Indonesia shall adjust their travel documents to ensure compliance with the provisions regarding the foreign travelers allowed to enter the territory of Indonesia, which includes Covid-19 vaccination certificates, RT-PCR examination provisions, quarantine period, and the use of PeduliLindungi application.
  • Foreign travelers must show a negative RT-PCR test result which samples were taken in the country or region of origin within a maximum period of 2 x 24 hours before the departure time.
  • All foreign travelers are allowed to enter the territory of Indonesia through entry points via:
  • Airports: (i) Soekarno Hatta, Banten; (ii) Juanda, East Java; (iii) Ngurah Rai, Bali; (iv) Hang Nadim, Riau Islands; (v) Raja Haji Fisabilillah, Riau Islands; (vi) Sam Ratulangi, North Sulawesi; (vii) Zainuddin Abdul Madjid, West Nusa Tenggara; (viii) Kualanamu, North Sumatera; (ix) Sultan Hasanuddin, South Sulawesi; and (x) Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta.
  • Seaports: (i) Tanjung Benoa, Bali; (ii) Batam, Riau Islands; (iii) Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands; (iv) Bintan, Riau Islands; (v) Nunukan, North Kalimantan; (vi) Tanjung Balai Karimun, Riau Islands; and (vii) Dumai, Riau.
  • Cross-Border Posts: (i) Aruk, West Kalimantan; (ii) Entikong, West Kalimantan; and (iii) Mota’ain, East Nusa Tenggara.
  • Upon arrival at the entry points, foreign travelers must undergo a COVID-19 symptom check, including a body temperature check, with the following conditions:
  • If there is no symptom of COVID-19 and body temperature is below 37.5 degrees Celsius:
No need to undergo RT-PCR examination upon arrival.
  • If there is symptom of COVID-19 or body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius: must undergo RT-PCR examination upon arrival.
  • The provision regarding the period of isolation (quarantine) applies for all foreign travelers with the following categories:
  • Quarantine is no longer required for those who have received the complete dose of vaccine at least 14 days before the departure time.
  • Quarantine period of 5 x 24 hours is required for those who have not been vaccinated or received the complete dose of vaccine.
  • Foreign travelers under the age of 18 (eighteen) years and/or require special protection can follow the quarantine period provisions imposed on their parents or caregivers.
  • The above policies are temporary and will be readjusted according to global health developments.

B.         CIRCULAR LETTER OF THE COVID-19 TASK FORCE NUMBER 16 OF 2022 CONCERNING DOMESTIC TRAVEL PROVISIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

For all domestic travel with air, sea, and land transportation modes, using private or public vehicles, crossings, and intercity trains from and to regions throughout Indonesia, the following provisions apply:

  1. Domestic Travelers who have received the third dose of vaccine (booster) are not required

to show the negative results from the RT-PCR or rapid antigen test.

  • Domestic Travelers who are still receiving the second dose of vaccine are required to show a negative result of rapid antigen test which sample is taken within 1 x 24 hours or RT-PCR taken within 3 x 24 hours before departure.
  • Domestic Travelers who are still receiving the first dose of vaccine are required to show a negative RT-PCR result which sample is taken within 3 x 24 hours before departure.
  • Domestic Travelers with special health conditions or comorbid diseases that prevent the person concerned from receiving vaccinations are required to show a negative RT-PCR result taken within 3 x 24 hours before departure, with the addition of a doctor’s certificate from the Government Hospital stating that the person concerned has not/unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Domestic Travelers under the age of 6 years old are excluded from the above conditions and allowed to travel with their parents or caregivers.

C.         CIRCULAR LETTER OF THE DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF IMMIGRATION NO. IMI- 0549.GR.01.01 OF 2022 CONCERNING THE EASE OF IMMIGRATION TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  1. Countries, administrative regional governments, and certain entities subject to Visit Visa Exemption for Leisure Purpose, include: (Singaporeans NO NEED APPLY VISA)
  1. Brunei Darussalam,
  2. Philippines,
  3. Cambodia,
  4. Laos,
  5. Malaysia,
  6. Myanmar,
  7. Singapore,
  8. Thailand, and
  9. Vietnam.
  • Countries, administrative regional governments, and certain entities subject to Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose, include:
  1. South Africa,
  2. United States of America,
  3. Saudi Arabia,
  4. Argentina,
  5. Australia,
  6. Netherlands,
  7. Belgium,
  8. Brazil,
  9. Brunei Darussalam,
  10. Denmark,
  11. Philippines,
  12. Finland,
  13. Hungary,
  14. India,
  15. United Kingdom,
  16. Italy,
  17. Japan,
  18. Germany,
  19. Cambodia,
  20. Canada,
  21. Republic of Korea,
  22. Laos,
  23. Malaysia,
  24. Mexico,
  25. Myanmar,
  26. Norway,
  27. France,
  28. Poland,
  29. Qatar,
  30. New Zealand,
  31. Seychelles,
  32. Singapore,
  33. Spain,
  34. Sweden,
  35. Switzerland,
  36. Chinese Taipei,
  37. Thailand
  38. Peope’s Republic of China,
  39. Timor-Leste,
  40. Tunisia,
  41. Türkiye,
  42. United Arab Emirates, and
  43. Vietnam.
  • Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose are granted for foreign nationals at the Immigration Checkpoints as follows:
  1. Airports: (i) Soekarno Hatta, Banten; (ii) Ngurah Rai, Bali; (iii) Kualanamu, North Sumatra;
    1. Juanda, East Java; (v) Sultan Hasanuddin, South Sulawesi; (vi) Sam Ratulangi, North Sulawesi; and (vii) Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta.
  • Seaports: (i) Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Riau Islands; (ii) Batam Centre, Riau Islands; (iii) Sekupang, Riau Islands; (iv) Citra Tri Tunas, Riau Islands; (v) Marina Teluk Senimba, Riau Islands; (vi) Bandar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Riau Islands; (vii) Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, Riau Islands; and (viii) Sri Bintan Pura, Riau Islands.
  • Cross-Border Posts: (i) Aruk, West Kalimantan; (ii) Entikong, West Kalimantan; (iii) Mota’ain, East Nusa Tenggara; and (iv) Tunon Taka, North Kalimantan.
  • Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose can be issued accordingly with the following requirements:
  1. Passport (diplomatic/official/ordinary) that is valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months,
    1. A return ticket or a pass to continue the trip to another country,
    1. Proof of payment of PNBP Visa on Arrival of 500,000 IDR (in the case of applying for a Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose), and
    1. Proof of ownership of health insurance which includes financing for handling COVID-19 and medical evacuation to a referral hospital.
  • The entry stamp on the granting of a Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose will be valid as a Visit Stay Permit with the certain period, as follows:
  1. Visit Visa Exemption: maximum 30 days and cannot be extended.
  • Visa on Arrival: maximum of 30 days and can be extended once for another 30 days at the Immigration Office in the area where the foreign national lives.
  • Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose can also be granted for foreign nationals on official visit or government duties to attend international events, for which shall be applied additional requirement: to enclose an invitation letter issued by the Indonesian government to attend the international conferences/trials/meetings.
  • The provision of Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose as stipulated above applies to holders of diplomatic passports, service passports, or ordinary/general passports.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia avails itself of this opportunity to renew to all Foreign Missions and International Organizations in Indonesia the assurances of its highest consideration.

Jakarta, 6 April 2022