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Turi Beach Resort

We purchased a deal online for a 2D1N trip to Turi Beach Resort in Nongsa Batam. Our ferry departs from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal at 12pm and a roughly 45 minutes trip, we reached Nongsa Ferry Terminal.

Turi Beach provides Shuttle Bus service from the Ferry Terminal to the resort.

On the shuttle bus. We are reaching the resort lobby

There were another two couples checking in at the same time as us. Checking in was pretty fast. As we have an upgraded our room to a sea view resort, we managed to get our room right away upon checking in. On our way to our room, we saw the resort and the pool from the lift lobby. The view was fantastic.

View from the lift lobby.

The resort rooms near the pool and the beach. Doesn't this place look relaxing and comfortable?

A short walk from the lift, and we reached our room. It is very near the swimming pool and the beach. Our room is very spacious, but nothing fantastic indoors.

Our Room
The swimming pool in front of our room
The beach is just a short walk away.
Island bar and a jetty no long in use

We made reservations for both of us to get on the shuttle bus to the Batam Mega Mall at 1.30pm. The shuttle bus departs the resort at 1.30pm and fetches us back from the mall at 4.30pm.

We were starving by the time we reached the mall. First stop, LUNCH~ We headed to the top floor for a seafood meal at D'Cos Seafood. It was the only seafood meal during the trip as the seafood place we intended to go, after enquiring about it at the resort staff, the transport to and fro is too expensive, as there are only the two of us.

One mini crab
Really mini.
Seafood Omelette. Surprisingly nice.
Fried Prawns. Quite nice too.
Veggie. Non seafood, not nice.

After lunch we window shopped around the mall, its hypermart and also had donut coffee break at JCo. As we were only given less than three hours at the mall, there wasn't time for massage, though I don't see any there. Time went pass quite fast. Soon it was time to go. We were early, so we followed the locals and sat by the road side waiting for our bus.

The sky turned dark quite early. It was only 6plus when it feels like it's around 8 in Singapore. We headed for dinner, strolling down the beach to get to the Aqua Pool area for the Mediterranean buffet. We got lost a little, only to find out we were not lost. The pool was closed for renovation and the buffet was shifted to the main dining place of the resort. There's a live band singing while we ate, with the seabreeze blowing.

The next day, we had our breakfast at the same place. I really like the dining place. The sea breeze was very comforting. This time, there is no live band. Haha..

After breakfast, we went for a short swim. But the weather got bad in a while. Sky turned dark. Not raining, but no sun, and it felt cold. Check out was at 12 noon. We went back to the same restaurant for lunch.

Gado Gado
Nice and very spicy, though the description says mild spicy.
Ayam Penyet

It's a great place to relax and be away from work and troubles as they do not provide free WiFi. Haha.. The resort is very near the beach, hence when the sea breeze blows, it's very comforting. Like all resorts and hotels in Batam, food and services in the resort is charged in Singapore Dollars. And they do have 10% service charge and a 11% Government tax. Very expensive. The staff were all very friendly, always smiling.

Turi Beach Resort
Nongsa, Batam, Indonesia


  1. Dear thedailycandy.Thank you for sharing a great about Turi beach Resort. Please do let me know your next trip to visit Turi and the island, i can be contacted at rgds. Sumantri

  2. Beautiful resort on beach.thanks for sharing these nice pics with us .Take a look at my water front cottages


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