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Romantic Getaways in Batam: A Couple's Travel Guide

Batam may not be the first place that comes to mind when one thinks about a romantic getaway. However, this peaceful island paradise has something magical to offer couples who want to spend time together. 

For starters, the island is a lot less hectic and you will find that the pace of life is slower and quieter, especially for attractions away from Batam town. 

Let’s dive into some of the places in Batam that are perfect for couples looking for an intimate escape. 

Romantic Stays on Batam Island

Choosing a place to stay is as important for your romantic holiday as is planning your activities. A great destination hotel is one that affords privacy, as well as a complete set of features that are couple-friendly. 

Here are some of our recommendations. 


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Batam Marriott Hotel Harbour Bay

This peaceful and luxurious 5-star hotel boasts stunning views of the ocean. Feast your eyes on the calming waves while enjoying the amenities and services available on-site.

The hotel is couple friendly, with two resplendent dining options, both of which allow you unparalleled views of the sea outside as you dine on local and international cuisine. 

You can also relax at the outdoor pool here, surrounded by coconut and palm trees. An on-site spa offers massages and skin treatments, and a gym is available for those who want to work out.

The hotel is also located nearby several main Batam malls, namely the Nagoya Hill Mall and Grand Batam Mall if you would like to spend some time on retail therapy. 


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Radisson Golf and Convention Centre

Located amidst an 18 hole golf course, the Radisson is suitable for couples who love this sport and want to relax while spending time on the outdoor course or at the driving range.

The in-house spa offers facials, reflexology and Swedish massages with special couple rooms available. Enjoy hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and body treatments at your leisure.

Apart from being able to use the gym freely, guests can also enjoy the yoga and aerobic exercise classes offered here. Their unique pool area features both indoor and outdoor areas, as well as pool umbrellas and loungers where you can take some time off with your partner. 


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Montigo Resorts Nongsa

Another beachfront resort in Batam that’s perfect for couples is Montigo Resorts. This hotel features individual villas, ranging from one room to five rooms. Couples can book the premier one-bedroom villa and enjoy their own private plunge pool, which features enhanced privacy whilst overlooking the ocean. 

You and your partner will be able to take advantage of other restaurant amenities, such as the award winning Montigo spa, the Montigo dirt tracks and the TIIGO beach club. 

Montigo Resorts allows you to take things at your own pace and spend time with your partner doing exciting activities, or calming and relaxing ones. 

Couple-centric Activities on Batam Island

Batam island offers a lot of private couple-friendly activities, which caters to all tastes. Here are some of the activities you can start with:

Go For a Spa Day

Batam is filled with spas that cater for couples. Many of them have private rooms where couples can receive massages and treatments together. Additionally, these spas also feature many other amenities. 

For instance, the Tempat Senang Spa is located in a garden, with an open air setting. Apart from being able to enjoy hot compresses, foot massages and Balinese massage, you can also take a dip in their pool. Meals are available, and couples can look forward to spending time at their couples jacuzzi bathtub. 

A spa treatment will be able to help you relax and rejuvenate, especially if you get tired while exploring the island. 

The Barelang Bridge

This impressive and expansive bridge links Batam to the Riau islands. It’s particularly beautiful during sunset, which is when most visitors stop in the middle of the bridge to take photos with the setting sun as a backdrop.

Couples can rent a car and drive to this scenic spot. There are some snack and street food stalls near the bridge, which allows you to enjoy some titbits while taking in the sights. 

After enjoying the bridge, you may also want to check out the nearby beaches which aren’t too crowded. 

Go Batam Cafe Hopping

Batam has its own urban charm, and one such attraction is its many cafes. At these roasteries, you’ll find coffee made by the island’s best baristas, with both local and international beans. Their culinary creations are also nothing short of impressive.

Some of these cafes offer baked goods like cakes and pastries, while others have full meals featuring rice and pastas. 

Some of these cafes even have unique setups, like Level Up Coffee and Floating Bar at Bengkong Laut where you can enjoy food and drinks on platforms built over the sea. After that, head on over to the nearby  Cheryl Signature Cafe which features seating in the form of bean bags on a boardwalk over the sea.


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Play Some Board Games Together

If intense and loud activities aren’t what you and your partner are into, then you can head on to Batam’s Board Games Cafe to enjoy an evening of your favorite board games. 

The cafe allows visitors to play any board games they want for free, as long as you spend at least Rp 25,000 per person on food and drinks. There are almost 70 games in their collection, including Catan, 7 Wonders, and UNO Jenga. 

Their menu is a healthy mix of local and Western cuisine, so you can order both pizza and Indomie Goreng at affordable prices. 

Batam is Best for Couples

Many couples may want to find an alternative destination to avoid the crowds. Thankfully, Batam is still relatively less crowded than many other romantic destinations in the region.

Additionally, it is extremely accessible, being only a 90 minute ride from Johor Bahru. You can take the ferry from the Berjaya Waterfront ferry terminal, which has daily departures. Book your ticket and enjoy a flexible return ticket which can be used any time within 3 months from your departure date.

Berjaya’s modern and comfortable ferry terminal is also a plus point for a more comfortable travel experience. 

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