Batam is located just 50 minutes by ferry from Singapore and offers a variety of activities for the careworn city-dweller.
With its variety of beaches, shopping malls, and nightlife options, Batam Island is a popular weekend destination for many Singaporeans. From Singapore, take a ferry ride at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal or Singapore Cruise Centre to the Batam Center Ferry Terminal in Batam Island. It only takes about 50 minutes and the two-way ticket fares costs less than $20 (excluding the Seaport Tax).
Here are some awesome things to do during your weekend in Batam:
1. Water activities
Here, you can experience a variety of sea sports such as hoverboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, and jet skiing. Most resorts should be able to arrange these activities for you – just check with your concierge when you book your accommodation.
2. Get a relaxing massage
After a splashing good time in the water, why not unwind with a pampering massage? Some of the most popular spas in Batam include Majesty Spa & Massage, The Spa Secret, and Tempat Senang Spa. Spots fill up quickly so be sure to make a reservation beforehand!
3. Feast on seafood
In Batam, you’ll be able to find a variety of fresh seafood at very affordable prices. There are plenty of restaurants dotted around the island but the most famous ones are Golden Prawn Seafood Restaurant and Harbour Bay Seafood Restaurant.
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