Indonesia is of course well known for its natural beauty as seen in its world famous tourist spots like Bali. But apart from Bali, did you know this tropical country boasts of other destinations that are sure to give you a fun-filled, memorable travel experience? And the best thing about a Batam tour is that it is very accessible, just about 45 minutes of travel by ferry from Singapore. Many activities await visitors in this island that promises an enjoyable beach, sun, and sea attraction. Water sports, fresh seafood dining, shopping, and affordable massage at the local spas are all worth your day in Batam. So if you are in for a quick visit to this island, check out the following top 5 must do things:
Spa and Massage
There is a vast array of massage centers in Batam, catering mainly to the hordes of travelers that go to this island. Owing to the sheer number of these spas, there is actually plenty of affordable choices available for tourists who want to get relaxed after a day of touring activities. Traditional Balinese massage, as well as other forms of relaxing massage are all available at an affordable cost. Just go around and look for a spa that would suit your style and taste.
Fresh Seafood Dining
How about fresh seafood dining? Crabs, mussels, prawns and many more are all available, also at an affordable price, from the many restaurants dotting the charming island. Cuisine listings are sure to get your taste buds wanting for more, what with its attendant cheap price, and to think that it is fresh, premium seafood fare that you are being offered.
Nagoya Hill Mall Shopping
If you are among those who travel to look for bargains, then Nagoya Hill Mall is the right Batam destination for you. Sports equipment, particularly golf equipment, make for a good buy here, but other items are also available, including local food products such as "kueh lapis" (a popular Indonesian layer cake) and "Indomie" (instant noodles).
Trail activities at the North Coast
Batam's scenic north coast is a good location for thrill adventures, especially cycling and mountain biking. The area boasts of breathtaking green green jungle accented by a sweeping seafront. You can opt to enjoy this trail on your own, taking about 30 kilometers bike ride from around Duriankang Reservoir and Nongsa Coast, passing through Teluk Mata Ikan, Batu Besar, Citra Mas Housing, and finishing the trail in Tering Bay golf.
Water Sports Adventure
If you are a water sports lover, the waterfront city offers a variety of activities such as banana boat, kayaking, parasailing, jet ski, and wind surfing. Diving and snorkeling are also available. Apart from waterfront, these activities can also be had at Nongsa Coast, and also at Melur Beach in Galang Island, where it is less crowded.
Source by Joe Cruze III