Nongsa Point Marina & Resort - Short Getaway to Batam

The June school holiday has just ended. 

AJ had his June timetable all planned out.  Beside the 2 Vacation Bible Schools that he has attended, he also has some cartoon sketching classes in Community Clubs & some Science classes.  We also managed to squeeze in a short getaway to Batam.

This is probably my 2nd or 3rd time to Batam.  After some research, we settled for Nongsa Point Marina & Resort because they were the only one that had 3 bedroom chalets for my sister's & our families.  We booked this 3 bedroom hilltop chalet for S$800 for a 4D/3N stay.  This included daily breakfast for 7 pax.  Quite a good deal, I find.

Much to my surprise, Nongsa Point Marina & Resort is really a beautiful place.  The coastal scenery is so lovely that we were so pleased to be greeted by this peace & tranquility everyday.

The View:
Nongsa Point Marina & Resort

The view of Nongsa Point Marina is gorgeous.  Imagine waking up every morning to this.  I could not describe more.  I have never felt more relax in my other trips than this.  Since I could not afford Sentosa Cove, this is probably the closest I can get.





You can have breakfast by the dock if you like

BBQ buffet setting by the dock under the stars

Turi Beach Resort

Turi Beach Resort is just next door to Nongsa Point Marina.  Not surprising, because they are both managed by the same holding company.  While Turi Beach Resort is a bustling resort with full marine sea sports,  Nongsa Point Marina is a quiet resort. Given a choice, I would prefer to enjoy the peace & tranquility that the latter offers.

Nonetheless, Turi Beach has its charm too.  Almost everyday we would take a stroll along the coast to get there for marine sea sports or food.







The Chalets:
Here are some snapshots of our chalets.  Apparently the chalets are open for long term stay too.  Wow! Sounds like a retirement plan to me.  :)


This was our unit


Simple & Cosy

The Pool & Marine Sea Sports:
We had the pool at Nongsa Point Marina almost all to ourselves everyday.  It was so unlike the pool at Turi Beach which you have to share with many people, especially during the school holiday seasons.



As mentioned above, we hopped over to Turi Beach Resort almost everyday for their Marine Sea Sports as Nongsa Point Marina does not offer these.



While the cousins enjoyed the Banana Boat Ride & Jet Skiing, the boy played with sand.
He is too young for those.

The girls went snorkeling




The Food
We had Seafood BBQ at Nongsa Point Marina, supposedly under the stars, but it rained. :(  We ended up having that under the shelter instead.  At S$30 per pax (children under 5 is free), it was expensive, of course.  But, this would be the rate one should expect for seafood delights offered by Resort, i believe.  Being our first night there, we just wanted to fill our stomach & get settled down quickly. 

The spread was reasonable, crabs, prawns, squid, satay, lamb chop, chicken wings & sausages were among some meat dishes they barbequed for us.



The food (well, not all of it)

There was live band entertainment too.  AJ did request a few songs :)
We also went to this seafood restaurant (Rezeki Rumah Makan & Seafood) on our last night recommended by my sister's Batam friend.  It is a kelong style restaurant, about 15mins drive from Nongsa Point Marina.  We had prawns, fish, scallop, a soup, a veg & some coconut juice at a total of S$65. Not terribly cheap, not expensive either.  



Overall, we had a good time bonding together as my sister & I do not meet often.  My nieces enjoyed the trip so much that we are now planning for another one at another place next year.  AJ had a good time mingling with his cousins & auntie.  It was a well rested trip.  

Do consider Nongsa Point Marina & Resort if you are planning for a short getaway.  It should not disappoint you.

4 comments

  1. Relaxing holiday over at Batam... hmm... this sounds like a plan for our next holiday :)
    How's the weather there besides the night rain? Is is scorching hot like S'pore during the day?

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  2. Hi CE, weather is similiar to S'pore since it is only 45mins ferry ride away. But there are plenty of trees around lah. Beside, you really need to have some sun for beach resort mah.

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  3. wow! It does looks like an amazing getaway!!! I should plan one soon!!

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  4. thank you for such a great post! (:

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