Batam View Beach Resort is situated along the shoreline of Nongsapura, and offers regular hotel rooms as well as private villas with one or two bedrooms. Of course, prices can differ greatly with your choice of accommodation.
The resort grounds are clean and comfortable, with a strong emphasis on Mother Nature, and the place truly delivers what their tagline claims: “Your home away from home.”
The staff provides friendly and helpful service, with a smile, 24 hours a day. Some of them don’t speak very good English, but it doesn’t deter them from helping us with our luggage or our shopping bags.
They automatically offer us buggy rides to our villa which is about 5 minutes’ walk from the main resort lobby, and always arrive at our doorstep within 5 minutes of us calling the concierge for a ride.
Room service is affordable and quick, so food always arrives fresh and piping hot.
Resort amenities are fairly decent, providing a range of activities for those who want to be closer to nature, as well as thrill-seekers. Prices are also within affordable range unlike certain holiday resorts which seem keen to rip you off for the convenience of their amenities.
Granted, the resort is some distance away from shopping district of Nagoya, but if you’re looking for a quiet relaxing getaway, this is the place for you. No crowds, no traffic, just quiet time to spend on your own or with loved ones.
And despite the higher price we paid for a seafront villa in backward Batam, we have no regrets at all for making the decision. After all, how often can you get to live by the sea and laze your days away to a gorgeous seaview?
ON A SCALE OF 10 (based on 1-bedroom villa stay)
Cleanliness & Comfort: 9
Value for money: 9
OVERALL RATING: 9.5