Batam View Beach Resort: A Weekender’s Paradise

It’s no surprise that the Indonesian island of Batam is often a popular choice for Singaporeans looking for a quick weekend getaway! Less than an hour away from Singapore by ferry, Batam has beautiful beaches, great seafood, relaxing spas, brilliant golf course and duty free shopping.

If you are planning a short escape to Batam, you might be inundated with plenty of accommodation options. To make things easier, here is a review of one of the most value for money hotel options on the island – the Batam View Beach Resort.

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Welcome to the Batam View Beach Resort

Located near Nongsa Beach, Batam View is a sea facing resort with over 200 rooms of various types – ranging from standard rooms to exotic water villas. The huge property is well maintained and most importantly – it has something for everyone!

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A standard room at the Batam View Beach Resort

What to do at Batam View Beach Resort?

FOOD AND DRINKS

Wangi Melati Coffee House: The resort’s in-house multi cuisine café is open through the day and is also the venue for the daily buffet breakfast. The breakfast has a pretty good variety of items, both Western (eggs made to order, and Indonesian (fried rice/noodles, chicken curry etc).

Kelong Seafood and Asian Restaurant: A perfect option for seafood enthusiasts. The restaurant serves fresh seafood, local cuisine and drinks, but what truly sets it apart is its ambience. It is located on a jetty overlooking the sea, where you can watch a spectacular sunset, or have a romantic candlelight dinner.

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A beautiful sunset over the Kelong Restaurant

BBQ Dinner: In case you like BBQ, the resort also has an open air BBQ dinner option in the gardens.

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Satay time!

Lounge: You can grab a quick drink while enjoying a game of pool, foosball or darts at the bar and lounge located on the ground floor. Most nights, there is also a live band performance which is quite fun!

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Drinks and games at the lounge bar

ACTIVITIES

Spa: 5th Dimension is the in house spa located on the 5th floor of the property. Fitted with french windows, you get a great view of the sea during your massage. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a price list of the spa treatments offered.

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View from the spa 😍

 

Pool: The hotel pool is hygienic, and has an attached pool bar which serves drinks and snacks. You can also rent floaties from the Sea Sport Centre for as little as IDR 30,000 (approx. SGD 3) apiece.

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Cocktails by the pool

 

Beach: Batam View is lucky enough to have a private beach with beach beds, which is perfect for a lazy day in the sun! To make things perfect, there is also a beach café that serves soft drinks and beer.

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Beach time! (you can see the water villas at the back as well)
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Ready for some beach activities?

Sea Sports Centre: This is where you’d need to go if you’re keen on water activities. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a price list of the activities on offer.

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Sign up for some activities at the Sea Sports Centre

Playground and Games Room: You can keep your little ones occupied with a room full of games, or let them play around in the in-house playground.

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An open air playground for your little ones

Golf: There are 4 golf courses near the resort and transportation can be arranged to each of them. However, it is recommended to inform the reception at least a day in advance.

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A golf course nearby (Credits: Batam View)

Shopping: The hotel arranges a free shuttle bus daily to take you to the nearest mall. This shuttle bus gets booked out very quickly, so it is a good idea to book your seat a day in advance. Also, do note that the bus is only one way (you will need to figure your way back). In case you’d like to visit any other malls, the hotel can arrange a taxi for you at an additional cost as well.

How to plan your visit?

It is highly recommended to book a package with the hotel through their website here. It is not only convenient, but also turns out more economical and ensures better service.

For example, a Spa Package inclusive of a one night stay at the hotel (with breakfast), return ferry ticket booking, land transfer (between the ferry terminal and hotel) as well as a one hour massage, is available for a mere IDR 1,100,000 (approx. SGD 110). Almost unbelievable!

You can expect prompt responses from the reservations desk. In addition, the hotel helps you with swift transfer services to and from the ferry terminal, and also fast tracks the immigration process.

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Important Notes

  • Breakfast is only until 10 am, so do ensure you’re at the coffee shop well in time (this is for late risers like me!)
  • Kelong Restaurant: In order to reach the restaurant, you have to climb down a flight of stairs, which may be difficult if you’re travelling with senior citizens. Also, you can bring your own fishing equipment and try your hand at fishing at the end of the jetty, in case you are interested in the activity.
  • The masseurs don’t speak much English, so please ensure that any special requests are communicated beforehand.
  • Please check with the locals sitting near the beach before getting into the sea – the water is prone to stonefish and jellyfish during certain times.
  • The activity list on the hotel website may be outdated. For instance, the village cycling tour on the website is no longer available.
  • If you are interested in booking a taxi for the day, the hotel can make arrangements for you.
  • Price List (as of Feb, 2019)
    • Spa
      Treatment Duration Price (IDR)
      Face Treatment 60 minutes 360,000
      Ear Candling 60 minutes 360,000
      Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage 30 minutes 265,000
      Traditional Body Massage 60 minutes 420,000
      Sports Massage 60 minutes 420,000
      Shiatsu Massage 60 minutes 420,000
      Four Hands Massage 60 minutes 540,000
      5th Dimension Combination Massage 90 minutes 550,000
      Aromatherapy Massage 60 minutes 550,000
      Hot Stone Therapy Massage 60 minutes 570,000
      Javanese Body Scrub 60 minutes 550,000
      Women’s Combo Package (body massage, scrub, milk bath, ratus) 150 minutes 660,000
      Men’s Combo Package (massage, scrub, body wash) 150 minutes 660,000
      Women and Men Combo Package 150 minutes 1,150,000
      Foot Reflexology 60 minutes 310,000
    • Activity Centre
      Activity Duration Price (IDR)
      Jet Ski 60 minutes

      30 minutes

      15 minutes

      1,380,000/unit

      830,000/unit

      580,000/unit

      Jet Ski Tour 80 minutes 2,100,000/unit
      Banana Boat 30 minutes

      20 minutes

      15 minutes

      310,000/person

      220,000/person

      180,000/person

      Banana Boat Cruise 40 minutes 480,000/group
      Banana Boat Package 60 minutes 1,930,000/group
      Knee Boarding 60 minutes

      30 minutes

      700,000/group

      380,000/group

      Wakeboarding 60 minutes

      30 minutes

      1,070,000/unit

      600,000/unit

      Water Ski 60 minutes

      30 minutes

      1,070,000/unit

      600,000/unit

      Snorkelling (Putri Island) 1 -2 hours 360,000/adult

      250,000/child

      Kayak Double 60 minutes

      30 minutes

      15 minutes

      150,000/unit

      90,000/unit

      60,000/unit

      Kayak Single 60 minutes

      30 minutes

      15 minutes

      130,000/unit

      80,000/unit

      50,000/unit

      Paddle Boat (2 pax) 60 minutes

      30 minutes

      200,000/unit

      150,000/unit

      Paddle Boat (4 Pax) 60 minutes

      30 minutes

      250,000/adult

      200,000/child

      Mangrove Sunset Cruise 1 hour 290,000/person (4 pax)

      424,000/person (3 pax)

      Fishing 60 minutes

      2-3 hours (day trip)

      5-9 hours (night trip)

      150,000/set

      2,180,000/boat

      2,780,000/boat

      Paintball 60 ammo

      120 ammo

      250,000/person

      450,000/person

      ATV 1 hour (Jungle Tour)

      15 minutes (Theme Park Area)

      1,000,000/ATV

      350,000/ATV

      Archery 10 shots

      15 minutes

      50,000/person

      120,000/person

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