Are you looking for a quick weekend getaway from Singapore? Here is our travel guide to both of the most popular islands – Batam Island and Bintan Island. They are the answer to many travelers and locals alike from Singapore looking for a good holiday.

With only 45 minutes by ferry from Singapore, Batam Island offers beach, sun, and sea, along with local cultures and food. It is a decent getaway for family and friends looking to have fun with water sports, eating fresh seafood, shopping, and affordable spa and massages. There are also a few good tourist attractions for you to visit here.

Batam Island Travel Guide. Photo by Kharl Anthony Paica on Unsplash

Bintan Island, at the same distance away, forms a solid competition as weekend travel too. Here you can find white sandy beaches, a clear blue sea, adventurous outdoor activities, and delicious Indonesian food.

Batam and Bintan Island Travel Map

Places to Visit

Things to Do on Batam and Bintan Islands

Where to Stay on Batam Island

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There are a few areas to stay on Batam Island. Batam Center * would be your choice if you want to be in the middle of the action but if you are looking for a relaxing and tranquil getaway, further afield, like Nongsa * and Sekupang * offer great retreats. Here are a few of the best accommodations that we recommend to stay in Batam Island:

Luxury (from 150 USD)

Montigo Resort, Nongsa
For those looking for a romantic getaway or special occasion. This luxurious resort comes with floor-to-ceiling windows villas overlooking a private beach. It comes with its own private outdoor pools and terraces to enjoy the sunset. Several world-class golf courses are also located in the surroundings.
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Tempat Senang Spa and Resort, Sekupang
This resort, set in the middle of a lush forest, features Indonesian interiors for those who love architecture and tranquil nature. The spa here is also notable for being world-class, hence making it a favorite spa weekend getaways.
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Mid-range (50 – 150 USD)

Best Western Premier Panbil, Batam Center
For those looking to get away from the busy center and find some affordable luxury. This hotel has amenities, a swimming pool, parking, and a good breakfast spread. The rooms also come with a beautiful view of the greeneries and sea.
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Radisson Golf & Convention Center, Batam Center
For those looking for familiar luxury from a well-known brand, this hotel does not disappoint. It offers high-class services and is conveniently near the center yet surrounded by nature. The breakfast, infinity pool with a view, sauna, and restaurant are the excellent qualities.
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Budget (below 50 USD)

Allium Batam Hotel, Nagoya
For those looking to be situated in Nagoya Center, famed for its night market, massages, and Nagoya mall. The rooms at this budget hotel are clean with comfortable big beds, along with a swimming pool and gym. Breakfast included too.
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Harris Hotel Batam Center
For those looking for a comfortable but affordable stay on Batam Island. Located just 5 minute’s walk from the Mega Mall of Ferry Terminal, this budget hotel has clean, simple, and modern rooms. Rooms come with a simple breakfast and a swimming pool, gym, and restaurant for your convenience. Best for those on a budget!
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