Barelang Resort Batam

Saturday, July 27, 2019

When deciding on the destination for our getaway over the recent June hols, Danna and I were torn between KL and Batam. The former, despite the fact that I've been there ten times for the past four years, is always a good idea but I kinda prefer somewhere we can just chill, relax and not do much walking. Based on the title of this post, obviously we chose latter!

Since it's the first time we're travelling to Batam with Mini, Danna and I have to consider several factors before we book the ferry #1 Must have is a toilet (clean, is a must!) in case Mini surprises us with a poonami. #2. Comfortable space for a hyper toddler to run around and her Mama to breastfeed her.

Which is why we chose Majestic Fast Ferry! For just a $5 per pax top-up, we get to upgrade to a Business class which looks something like this:

A private room with four reclining chairs and two TV. There's even USB charging ports!

If you're travelling with kids, beat the queue by going into this lane.

Shuttle bus is provided only at Batam Centre. Since we reached the ferry terminal quite early, we chose to explore Megamall (located right next to the ferry terminal) before getting on the shuttle bus at 2pm. Do take note that Grab/Gojek are not allowed to pick up passengers from the hotel. Even food deliveries are not allowed in the hotel.

Finally here after a half an hour journey!

Our room is a walking distance from the lobby so off with the buggy ride we go.

Love the room, super spacious and awesome view from the huge balcony. Only downside is that we have to go down a flight of stairs before we reach our room.

Explored the hotel area and took 2378248 pictures right after checking in.

We walked aimlessly towards the Barelang bridge and somehow found the famous Barelang Seafood.

Place is HUGE and pretty clean. Price wise, I think it's pretty much the same as what it would cost us back in Singapore.


Our plan for second day was to simply lepak by the pool. We had the hotel breakfast, which quite honestly was...meh. Food were cold, even the porridge:(

Spend a bit of time in the beach before we dip into the pool. The water is clear and we all had fun looking for fishes to show Mini. However the sand is really rough and a lil painful to walk on if you're not wearing any footwear.

We love the Dino Kids Club! Yes, WE. Mini AND her parents haha. We spent two hours here and there were no other kids who came in so it's like we have the whole place to ourselves. 

Will we come back? I really doubt so. Did we regret choosing Batam over KL? MAYBE, LOL. Our initial plan to have a chillax getaway didn't come true, cos we ended up going out all four days that we were there and spent so much money inside the arcade. But we are had fun together as a family, and that all that matters.

T-41 till our next vacay. Super can't wait!!

xoxo, N

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