Top 15 Attractions in Batam (2024)
Batam is located in the Province of Riau and is home to some of the most beautiful beach vacation spots. Batam is strategically located among Singapore and Malaysia and is an ideal tropical beach getaway for many. The capital also boasts many stunning landscapes and at the same time, a food haven. Here we have listed the best 15 attractions you should visit in Batam.
1. A2 Foodcourt
A2 Foodcourt, which is located adjunction to BSC Mall, is one of the biggest open-air foodcourts in Batam with 50 over stalls that operates at night. This place is recommended among the locals as there is a wide variety of good food you can find here. If you want to sample as many local foods as possible, A2 Foodcourt is probably the best place for you. Do try their seafood as it is very fresh and are reasonably priced.
2. Barelang Bridge
This bridge is a series of bridges that were built in 1997, connecting Batam, Galang, Rempang and Riau Islands. Barelang Bridge is the icon of Batam with the two distinct pylons at 118 metres high. This beautiful architecture is a fantastic photo-taking spot and holds a beautiful sunset view as well.
3. Putri Island
Putri Island is located 10 minutes boat ride away from Batam. It is a quaint island with an uncontaminated beauty; it is perfect for a one day trip. You can arrange for a boat operator to bring you on a round trip to Putri Island, where you can get your dosage of the sun and sea. This is a beautiful island that is famous for its crystal clear waters and fine white sands.
4. Batam Cable Ski Park
There is so much you can do here at the Batam Cable Ski Park. With a huge lake in the centre of the park, it is no wonder why most of the activities here are relating to water. During your visit here, why not try out water skiing. It is very exciting and enjoyable to be able to learn a new sport. If you are not a big fan of water, you can still have fun as there are ping pong tables, pool tables and also trampolines available in the vicinity. You can even get a massage to soothe your sore muscles from all the exercising.
5. Sea Forest Adventure
Sea Forest Adventure is a unique theme park that is strategically located in the centre of 3 countries, Batam, Singapore and Malaysia. This theme park spans across 10 hectares of lands and consist of 3 different kinds of adventure; Land, Sea and Aqua Adventure Track. This is the spot to be if you like to have some outdoor fun with your family and friends. Sea Forest Adventure also offers camping accommodation for those who would like to extend their stay on the grounds of this park.
6. Bintan Island
Bintan Island is located offshore to Batam and is home to a stretch of luxurious hotels. The beach here is stunning and quiet as the island is mainly populated by the guests who are staying at the 5-star hotels that are located here. In Bintan Island, besides then beach activities, you can also enjoy some shopping at stores here buying crafts and merchandises here from the locals.
7. Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple
Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple is one the largest Buddist temple in South East Asia and is dedicated to the worship of Maitreya. Within this vast area, you will find many statues of mini monks and Buddha decorating the park. The main building is huge and is divided into two sections; the main hall with the three Buddhas and the hall of the Four Heavenly Gods. While you are here, you can opt to feast at the vegetarian restaurant to imitate Buddha’s vegetarian diet for the cleansing of the body.
8. Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall
Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall is one of the best malls in Batam that will satisfy your shopping, dining and relaxing needs all in one place. It has one of the largest departmental stores in town, and you will be able to find everything you are looking for here, such as clothes, shoes, local products and many more. If you are hungry from all the shopping, why not drop by the food court as they serve an extensive variety of local cuisines.
9. Ocarina Park
Ocarina Park is one of the popular attraction in Batam that is always a hit among locals and tourists. This waterfront theme park occupies 40 hectares of land is a perfect place for family and friends to gather. The park is divided by two parks; the wet park and the dry park, though there are only limited rides but it is still a good place for a good time. You can also ride on the Ferris wheel that is located by the sea for a birds-eye-view of the area.
10. Tebing Langit
This attraction is an unbelievable stunning place that showcases a beautiful natural landscape. Instagram spots are abundant where you can take that perfect shot to share it with your friends. There are more than 5 attractions here, so why not take your time and visit every one of them. For those structures that require climbing and is located high above the ground, do be careful with your steps and be mindful not to get on it during strong winds.
11. Pulau Abang (Abang Island)
Abang Island is located on the south of Batam and is rich with its corals and marine lives. Many visitors will take a boat to Abang Island for snorkelling and diving activities. The waters are crystal clear, enabling you to appreciate nature at its best. It will be an exciting experience to be able to swim here as there are plenty of colourful corals and fishes you will be able to see around you.
12. Ranoh Island
Boasting white sandy beaches with coconut trees, adorning the shore, it is no wonder why Ranoh Island a famous beach among the locals and tourists. Come and explore the beauty of this land with its crystal clear turquoise waters. You can also spot the marine lives swimming in the ocean easily, and it is fascinating to be able to see so many of them in one spot.
13. SENSE Coffee & Pool
SENSE Coffee & Pool is one of the top instagramable cafes in Batam that offers awesome smoothies and coffee. The space is not huge, but it possesses a swimming pool and different unique spots for picture taking. Why not come and have a fun-filled time here, while sipping coffee.
14. Setokok Beach
It is easy to get to Setokok Beach, and it only takes less than an hour from the Batam town. This is a picturesque place that boasts a natural landscape like no other. The sea here is very calm and exudes a very peaceful atmosphere; with many wooden sheds built here for relaxation. Many locals will come here for picnic and fun activities under the sun with families and friends.
15. Taman Wisata Habibie 1000 Tangga
One of the attractions that are always frequented by tourist is this Taman Wisata Habibie 1000 Tangga. This place will provide you with a panoramic view of the sea on an elevated platform that is built on the tree. The perfect time to visit this place is during the evening as there is something magical about the sunset here.
There is never a dull moment at Batam, as there are just so many things to do and see here. Famous for its underwater marine life, you should slot in snorkelling and diving the next time you visit Batam. It gives you the best feeling when participating in the nature adventure that it is aplenty here.