Mention Batam and most of us would think of a quick getaway for your A&W fix or affordable massage. The closest island for us to indulge in the beauty of nature. The Metropolitant team visited Turi Beach resort nestled in the northeast part of Batam Island, and only 35 minutes away from Singapore by ferry (Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal -> Nonsapura Ferry Terminal) and 15 minutes from Hang Nadim Airport.
Upon arrival, they served us an ice cold ginger drink and got us into a room with a splendid sea view. We headed to our rooms on the Tirta wing. Turi Beach Resorts offers 2 wings of accommodation, Riani features Balinese-style resort rooms and Tirta features modern minimalistic rooms. Doesn’t matter which wings you choose to stay as all 141 rooms and suites are facing the sea being well spread over the beach front and the hillside.
Turi Beach Resort provides a myriad of leisure and activities other than their 2 swimming pools. Choose from seaport activities such as banana boat, jet ski, canoe, kayak, parasailing, knee-boarding or you may even charter a boat for night fishing. For the golfing enthusiast, check out Tamarin Santana Golf Club(9 hole). No beach resort is complete with the sumptuous food they offer. Indulge in traditional Indonesian cuisine or their signature Japanese restaurant Nogusaya Teppanyaki Restaurant. Grab a couple of friends, and sip on a cocktail at the Island Bar, enjoying the sea breeze and beautiful sunset. The price of the cocktails and beers are pretty similar to Singapore within the resort. Try not to go on an alcoholic binge, or you may burn a hole in your pocket.
Time flies when you are lazing by the pool side, or simply sipping on a cocktail while lying down in one of their hammocks. You will need to prepare some mosquito repellant when you are heading out at night sitting by the poolside in the evening. Thats a tiny price to pay for your idyllic retreat in the tropical Riau Islands amidst unspoilt beauty and fine beaches.
Turi Beach Resort
Tel +62-778 761 080
Fax +62-778 761 279
Other Nongsa Resorts Properties
Nongsa Point Marina & Resort – Features a Yacht marina in front of the lobby and the resorts are connected with Tamarin Santana Golf Club.
Nongsa Village – Features bungalow styles properties for families and long staying guest.
Tamarin Santana Golf Club – 9 holes golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus.