Landscaped resort areas in Batam will please fans of upscale vacations. Coast of the island has an advanced infrastructure; you can find a lot of leisure and entertainment centers on its picturesque sandy beaches. The prestigious resort area called Nongsa
is situated to the north-west of the island. The most extensive and beautiful beaches with fine sand are situated there; some parts of the coast are at the disposal of local resorts. The main feature and advantage of local beaches is their proximity to elite golf centers and entertainment complexes. Resort guests can combine sunbathing with a variety of sports activities.
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Fans of water sports prefer Waterfront beaches, as there are excellent conditions for surfing, and vacationers can enjoy water skiing and diversify leisure with more extreme entertainment. This part of the coast is characterized by significant wind and strong waves, so it won’t be the best place to stay with young children. Fans of evening entertainment, on the contrary, are sure to enjoy Waterfront, as there are plenty of popular nightclubs on it.
Beach goers will enjoy the port city of Sekupang
. Its beaches aren’t as big and well-equipped, as in popular resort areas, but they aren’t devoid of natural charm. The local stretch of coast has a rather relaxed atmosphere due to the distance from the main tourist areas. More quiet and secluded beaches can be found around the port city of Batu Ampar
. Travelers who are tired of beach activities are offered to go to a memorable sea cruise; ferries depart to nearby islands every day. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Tourists who wish to combine a stay at quiet beaches with scenic walks should pay attention to the port town of Telaga Punggur. There are great beaches with white sand, which are deprived of noisy entertainment venues and differ with romantic ambiance. It should be noted that the coast of Batam is suitable not only for classic beach activities, but also for fishing. Fans of angling have to visit one of the oldest fishing villages, where the locals would be happy to provide all the necessary fishing equipment for rent.
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