Thinking of where to go for your next family vacation? But do not want to take long haul flights? Fret not, as we have the perfect place for you.
Batam, just an hour ride away from Singapore is an ideal place for a short trip out of the country. There are just so many family-friendly hotels in Batam and we have got you covered in this post, featuring the top 5 family hotels in Batam.
Read on to find out more for yourself.
1) Montigo Resorts
An award-winning family resort, Montigo Resorts Nongsa is a perfect getaway destination for all travellers, being only an hour’s ride away from Singapore. Situated on Batam Island’s exclusive northeastern coast, the villas are spacious and feature panoramic views of the beautiful sea. It is great for you and your family to lounge around, providing you with the natural pleasure of peace and tranquillity.
With over 100 modern villas, from one to five-bedroom villas, each is beautifully furnished with contemporary designs and a hint of Indonesian style. They are also built with private infinity pools and luxury facilities which will provide the respite you need for your getaway.
As the villas come in various sizes and able to accommodate up to 10 adults, they are well-suited for any family size. They are also equipped with a kitchenette that is helpful when preparing for babies’ food. Simply choose the villas that best suits you and your family.
There are facilities here in Montigo Resorts that cater to children too. For instance, the Tilo Kids Club where kids aged 3 and above can engage in fun and educational activities such as arts & crafts, baking, canvas painting as well as a range of toys, board games and video games. With such a wide range of activities, the young ones will be entertained for sure. There is a separate kids pool for children to enjoy too. Babysitting services are available too, to make sure the parents can have a holiday too.
At Montigo Resorts, there are so many family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy. There are activities like the Batam City Tour, Trekking, Tilo Treasure Hunt and many more.
The guided Batam City Tour allows you to take in the sights and sounds of Batam along the scenic route of the Barelang Bridge. On this tour, you can visit one of the largest temples in South East Asia – Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple; experience the local flavours with trips to the famous Dragon Fruit Farm as well as getting a chance to taste and buy the highly popular Indonesian traditional snack ‘Kueh Lapis’. And no tour is complete without a shopping trip to one of the largest factory outlets on the island – Nagoya City Walk Factory Outlet.
And if you are a nature lover, you can also go trekking at the Nongsa Forest to spot some indigenous wildlife and plants.
Be assured that everyone can have a vacation tailored to their interests.
2) Turi Beach Resort
Situated in Nongsa Resorts, at the Northeastern part of Batam Island, Turi Beach Resort is only about 35 minutes away from Singapore by ferry. Being surrounded by panoramic views of pristine beaches and a tropical landscape, it is the perfect place if you fancy a short getaway with your family.
Turi Beach Resort offers 140 luxurious and modernised interior designed rooms and suites in its Tirta and Riani Wings. All the accommodation are sea-facing, spreading over the beachfront and the hillside. The newly renovated Riani Wing consists of wooden design timber cottages with private balcony and daybed scattered across the landscape, descending down to meet the sea. The suites have a separate bedroom and living area coupled with a Jacuzzi for a spa-inspired bathing experience. The wing is also blessed with a breathtaking ocean view and tropical greenery, engulfing the entire resort.
Upon reservation, you may request for connecting rooms for easy access if you have more members in your household. Families with babies can also request for a baby cot to be placed in the room.
You can first start your day with a relaxing stroll on the boardwalk or a morning hike, after which you can go for a dip in the freeform lagoon pool and soak in the sun while enjoying the cool sea breeze. If you prefer more exciting activities, there are plenty of watersports for you to engage in, such as a river cruise, kayaking and many more. Besides watersports, there are land activities like the rope course for older children who want to challenge themselves.
3) Aston Hotel
Aston Hotel is the newest four-star hotel located in the centre of Batam; only 25 minutes away from Hang Nadim Airport and just 8 minutes from Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal, shopping centre and golf course, thereby making it one of the most strategic trading centre in Indonesia.
In the Aston Hotel, there are many different room types for families to choose from.
For small families, you can consider staying in the family or suite room.
For larger families of 4 and above, you can consider staying in the 2 or 3-bedroom apartment. The 2-bedroom apartment has a king-sized bed and a single bed while the 3-bedroom apartment has 2 king-sized beds and 1 single bed.
You are bound to be able to spend precious moments with your family here in Aston Hotel with its top-quality amenities and a comfortable living area.
Besides, there is a diverse selection of facilities such as an adult swimming pool and two kids pool, a fitness gym, the Peppermint lounge perfect for gatherings with its 34 sofas as well as a Basil restaurant serving Indonesian, Asian and International menus.
4) Harris Resort Barelang
Located on Barelang Island, Harris Resort Barelang is a short 5 minutes walk from the Landmark of Batam – The Barelang Bridge. It is the place to be here with your family for a nice short weekend getaway. There is just so much that Harris Resort has to offer; from indulging in the delightful BBQ, strolling across the coast to getting the thrill of adventure from water sports, that you won’t feel bored.
From the distance, you will be able to see several building blocks; which houses all the hotel rooms, suites and villas as well as its lobby. The lobby is an open-concept front desk, looking out into their beach club and the children’s pool. The view from the lobby is just so beautiful!
Harris Resort Barelang has up to 173 rooms, divided to Harris Room, Harris Suite and Harris Villa. Both the Harris Sea View Rooms and Harris Suites have a private balcony attached to the rooms, overlooking the Barelang bridge and the ocean.
Families can consider staying in either the Harris Suite or the Harris Villa.
If you are a family of 4, the Harris Suite will be the best choice of accommodation. It features a minimalist design, consisting of two spacious rooms connected together by a living room with a terrace offering a spectacular sea view. In one room, there will be a queen bed whereas in the other, a twin bed. All the rooms come with their individual bathroom and entertainment in the form of cable television. The living room is a great lounging area for families to gather, watch television and have meals together before bedtime.
If you and your family fancy little more privacy, the Harris Villa is a great choice. It consists of two bedrooms on the 2nd floor whereas, on the 1st floor, there is a huge living area with a Jacuzzi and a plunge pool located at the balcony. You will be able to get a magnificent view of the swimming pools, lobby and a sea view.
At Harris Resort Barelang, they have the most family-friendly facilities. There is a Dino Kids Club where your children can enjoy the indoor playground slides and the many learning playing areas. Located beside the Dino Kids Club, there are two kinds of water feature – the kids’ pool as well as a water play area where they are able to run around on foamy non-slippery grounds. A parent can also be present to ensure the safety of their children. Lifeguards will be on standby too.
Not forgetting the adults, there are many fun activities to enjoy too. For instance, there are two types of swimming pool for adults – the Lagoon and the Infinity Pool. The lagoon pool is located near the kids’ pool while the infinity pool has a whirlpool by the side and located adjacent to the Rocksalt Beach Club & Bistro. There are also land and water sports for you to take part in such as jetskiing. You can also engage a nanny (Harris staff) to take care of the children if you fancy alone time with your partner.
After all these activities, you can end the day with a stroll along the white sand beach, admiring the beautiful sunset. There is also a movie night for you and your family to enjoy together with the bean bags and portable projection screens. Sitting under the stars and relaxing while watching a cartoon is a great way to spend the night together before heading to bed. What a perfect end to the day!
5) Panbil Residence
Wanting a change from the usual accommodation? Give this apartment-style residence a stay!
Panbil Residence Apartment is a sanctuary located in the middle of Batam Island, nestled in the pockets of lush greeneries. It is the ideal accommodation if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city that’s so similar to that of Singapore.
Families can choose to stay in larger apartments with separate bedrooms, lounge and a full kitchen. There are three types of room to choose from depending on the number of members in your families; namely the Junior Suite, the Executive Suite and the Family Suite.
The Junior Suite is a two-bedroom deluxe apartment featuring a master bedroom with a separate living area, fitting for 3 persons as there are a queen bed and a twin bed; accompanied by either a garden, forest or lake view.
The Executive Suite is a two-bedroom executive featuring a spacious master bedroom, guest bedroom, a separate living and dining areas, and a well-equipped kitchen. The master bedroom features a private en-suite bathroom, while a second bathroom is easily accessible from the guest bedroom or living area; accompanied by a forest view.
The Family Suite is a three-bedroom apartment where guests with larger family sizes will appreciate the space and privacy, perfect for gatherings. It can house up to 5 guests. Either a garden or lake view is also accompanied by it.
All three suites come with a private balcony for families to enjoy.
Families can enjoy time in the infinity pool, divided into the kids’ pool and adults’ pool as well as a whirlpool and jacuzzi. Besides, there is a karaoke lounge for families who prefer spending time together while singing. A supermarket is available too if you fancy some snacks for the night ahead.
There are also scheduled shuttle service to key businesses area and shopping districts.
It is the perfect destination if you want to spend quality time with your family away from the city.