Part 1: Turi Beach Resort, Batam Nongsa
I’m flying off to Langkawi early morning tomorrow and I’ve yet to pack my bags and do my nails! But here I am writing a blog post because I love you guys! Haha. Ok, the actual fact is, I need to share about my recent short getaway at Turi Beach, Batam Nongsa before I flood the blog with pictures from Langkawi!
Here’s part one of Turi Beach Gateaway! The trip there and the hotel!
I bought off Groupon at SGD 99 for one night stay at Turi Beach. In the package, one American breakfast, two ways ferry trip and transfer from Jetty to Resort! It excludes SGD 20 Singapore tax, 50,000 Rupiah (SGD 5.45) and SGD 20 Saturday surcharge. I’ve also upgraded to King Size bedroom for SGD 25 and it was totally worth it. I love the room!
For my readers who do not reside in Singapore, Batam is a small island belonging to Indonesia and it is 45 mins to 1 hr boat ride away from Singapore. Singaporeans largely go to Batam main town for golf, massage, seafood and cheap getaway. But Turi Beach is situated at Nongsa area where the nearest mall is 20 mins drive away and has nothing but beaches and golf courses. It is the perfect place for a short relaxation getaway.
The boat ride from Tanah Merah to Nongsa was a bumpy one but thankfully a short ride of 45 mins.
The top deck seats are terribly uncomfortable! On the return journey, we took the lower deck which was much better.
Can you see the blue sea peeking at the side?
A welcome drink, ginger tea!
Here’s the room and the view! We were supposed to be booked on the Tirta Wing but was given the Riani Wing instead. Apparently Tirta Wing is the newer wing but there are some rooms at Riani Wing which were recently renovated. Thankfully the private setting of the room at Riani Wing was perfect! Rooms in Tirta Wing sit in a building with multiple levels but rooms in Riani Wing sit in a wooden unit which is split into two rooms.
Love the wooden paneling wall and the mirror/glass wall.
Love the high ceiling too!
Really huge bathroom with contemporary yet rustic decor. Nice.
The view is really surprising. We were greeted by this view at the lobby too and it was breathtaking. I feel relaxed just looking at it!
I will blog more when I am back from Langkawi! Three more posts on Turi Beach where I will share on the environment, the food and the overall evaluation! Haha. Sounds like a review report!