Island hopping in Batam


If your idea of ​​a fun vacation involves outdoor activities where to visit famous beaches, island hopping will suit you perfectly. After all, the islands have everything a true beach girl would want – sandy shores, clear waters, and a ton of activities to do.

You also don’t need to fly to go on an island hopping adventure. A short distance from Singapore, the Riau Islands are is home to over a thousand islands, and many of them are easily accessible from Batam. From beach resorts to private islands, here are the best places to add to go island hopping in Batam:


1. Ranoh Island – Island resort with watersports and glamping



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Traveling with kids can be tough, especially when you’re looking for a destination with enough activities to keep the whole family entertained. With a ton of recreational games and a water park for you and your kids to enjoy, Ranoh Island is an ideal vacation spot for families.

The 43-hectare island is just over an hour from Batam and has a major resort vibe.

Island Hopping in Batam - Ranoh Island
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It hosts several free land activities for guests, such as archery, chess, and volleyball. Alternatively, dive offshore and try free water sports like canoeing and snorkeling, or do your best ninja warrior moves through the obstacle courses of the floating water park.

While their free activities are enough to keep you entertained all day, there are other activities that guests can join for an additional fee. Challenge yourself to more exciting water sports such as jet skiing and rafting, or stay comfortably by the water and pose for IG photos while glamping.

The island is best accessed from Batam, but some Singapore tour agents like adventure tour offer round trip packages to Ranoh Island, with an affordable day pass for only $75.

Book your tickets for Ranoh Island.

Getting There : Take a 1-hour coach from Batam to Galang Terminal. From there, take a 15-minute speedboat to Ranoh Island.

Address: H64J+QP4, Near Abang-besar Island, Pulau Abang, Galang, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia
Contact: Ranoh Island website


2. Abang Island – Kelong Village with Rare Snorkeling Corals


Island Hopping in Batam - Abang Island
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While beach resorts are ideal for families with young children, those who want a peaceful island getaway should visit more remote locations like Abang Island.

Abang Island is quite the snorkeling paradise. It is known for its crystal clear waters and marine life, including sightings of rare blue corals. These corals are only found in the Indo-Pacific region and have blue-colored skeletons, unlike regular corals which are white.

Unlike many commercialized beaches, Abang Island also remains relatively untouched, so you’ll feel like you’re in a hidden sanctuary at sea.

Snorkeling packages with land transfers between Batam and Abang Island require a minimum of 2 people, which costs Rp1,020,000 (~S$95.47) on Enjoy Batam.

Getting There : Drive 1.5 hours from Batam to Galang Island via Barelang Bridge. From there, take a pompong boat to Abang Island.

Address: Galang, Batam City, Riau Islands, Indonesia


3. Tunjuk Island – secluded kampung beach with shipwreck


Island Hopping in Batam - Tunjuk Island
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Joining the ranks of discreet and untouched islands is Tunjuk Island. Its white sand beaches and clear waters offer a nice respite from the bustling city.

The island’s sandy shores are perfect for lounging, with hammocks scattered around the area. That being said, it’s no surprise that visitors often set up camps on the island during their stay.

Island Hopping in Batam - Tunjuk Island
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While you’re there, look for an abandoned wreck site. It’s located just a bit offshore and makes for a suitable photo op on a desert island.

Getting There : From Telaga Punggur Harbor in Batam, take a pom-pong boat to Tunjuk Island.

Address: W6R2+FMP, Pulau Tunjuk, Subang Mas, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia


4. Kepri Coral Island – Private Island with Treehouses and Shark Feeding


Island Hopping in Batam - Kepri Coral Island

This one’s for all the beach girls – Kepri Coral Island is a relatively new private island with a slew of Instagrammable photo spots and activities.

Kepri Coral Island

Some aesthetic attractions include a mangrove forest with gazebos, Tarzan treehouses, and a dome village. The Dome Village is actually the island’s on-site accommodation, with each room offering unique features like a sunroof and beautiful views of the island.

Kepri Coral Island

Other island activities to check out include a floating restaurant off the coast and a super-cool underwater viewing deck to let you get a close-up view of sea creatures. Those who like water sports can also participate in activities such as banana boat and water bike.

Currently, Kepri Coral Island offers several packages, with a day trip costing Rp350,000 (~S$32.83)/personand one 2D1N package at the Village du Dôme starting with Rp980,000 (~S$91.93)/dome.

Book packages for Kepri Coral Island.

Getting There : Take a 2 hour bus from Batam to Kepri Coral Terminal. From there, take a 30-minute boat ride to the coral island of Kepri.

Address: Pulau Pengalap, Pulau Abang, Galang, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia


5. Labun Island – Resort island with fresh kelong seafood


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Seafood lovers know that kelongs are a must visit during your stay in Batam. But if you want to go further, treat your taste buds with freshly caught seafood from Labun Island.

Labun Island
Seafood restaurant.
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The resort island is known for its delicious seafood and is home to both a kelong and a restaurant. The seafood here is cooked fresh, so be sure to stick around for lunch and dinner.

Apart from their delicious food offerings, Labun Island is also a popular snorkeling destination thanks to its clear, emerald waters. It also offers a ton of recreational activities for visitors, including fishing and kayaking.

Getting There : Take a chartered bus from Batam to Galang Baru Island. From there, board a 15-minute pom-pong boat to Labun Island.

Address: Galang Baru Road, Bridge 6 Galang Batam Riau Kepulauan 29432 Indonesia
Contact: +62 812-7749-3335 | Labun Island website


6. Telunas Resorts – Private island with overwater bungalows and spas


Island Hopping in Batam - Telunas Resorts

If you want to taste the tai tai life, look no further – Telunas Resorts has overwater spas and villas for you to enjoy a true candle go away.

Telunas Resorts

While the resort has plenty of relaxation facilities like a spa and infinity pool, they also offer some pretty intense water sports. Free activities include pier jumping, fishing, and beach games, but visitors can pay a small fee to go paddle board (Rp250,000, ~S$23.45), kayak (Rp180,000, ~S$16.88), and prawns (Rp45,000, ~S$4.22).

Island Hopping in Batam - Telunas Resorts

To compensate for post-activity muscle soreness, be sure to end the day with a sea-view massage before heading back to your villa for the night. The villas are 90 m² in size and have their own private balcony as well as a king-size bed for a restful night.

Getting There : Telunas Resorts Tour Guides will take you from Batam Ferry Terminal to Sekupang. From there you will take a Telunas boat to the island.

Price: Varies, refer to price list here.
Address: Jalan Sudirman No.36, Kabil, Kecamatan Nongsa, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia
Contact: +62 811 7710951 | Telunas Resorts website


seven. Bawah Island – Luxury island with lagoons and beachfront suites


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You can combine island hopping with rugged water sports and a remote camping life, but there are also ultra-luxury island resorts to suit all tastes. Kane Lim the low.

For example, see Bawah Island, a private resort with 13 beaches. The island offers paid excursions and group activities perfect for your wellness retreat – we’re talking golden hour sunset boat trips, walking tours and even painting lessons. batik.

Of course, those who want to go to sea can also practice water activities such as scuba diving and stand up paddle. The island is also important for marine conservation and its beaches are nesting grounds for turtles, so you might even spot the adorable reptiles roaming around.

Getting There : Bawah Island is best accessed by taking their private seaplane from Hang Nadim Airport in Batam, which costs $800/person (~$1,137.27) for a round trip.

Price: From S$2,552.86/night for a Garden Tent Suite
Address: Kiabu, South Siantan, Kepulauan Anambas Regency, Riau Islands, Indonesia
Contact: +62 8131 297 2018 | Bawah Island website


Go island hopping in Batam


If you’re looking for something unique to Batam, consider exploring its many surrounding islands for a serene getaway. Whether you’re ready to take on some watersports and explore the crystal clear waters of Batam, or prefer to stay ashore and indulge in luxurious massages, there’s a perfect island resort for you.

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Cover image adapted from: @pantaipulautunjuk, @tinaa.nugroho, @ranohisland

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