Written by Li Ming Saturday, 08 September 2012 20:09
It is true -Batam just isn't for seashore bunnies, surfers or partiers. It's not known for its miles of pristine sand or for its happening nightlife, because there hardly is any. However, resist the urge to dismiss this unassuming island in Indonesia as simply another nameless piece of land to avoid when traveling. The one thing that Batam is kind of recognized for is its wake boarding and water skiing, and the wonderful and inexpensive cable ski parks that can accommodate both activities.
If you are going on a day-long trip, without staying in a single day, Batam is straightforward to reach by a ferry that departs from Singapore's Harbourfront. After boarding the ferry, the trip is only an hour away - a short day trip from probably the most coveted locations in Asia.
From the Batam ferry drop-off point, it's only a brief ten-minute trip and you'll have already got arrived at the Batam Cable ski Park, the place the professionals and the newbies alike can brush up on their abilities or strive wakeboarding for the very first time. A group of professionals is there to assist the newbie in their wakeboarding experience, step by step. Though just a few snickers will inevitably come out from the more seasoned onlookers as you hit the water together with your face first for the first time, the welcoming environment will get you greater than in the temper to try again, and once more, and again.
With an all-day package, meal and limitless wakeboarding is provided for, so wake boarders can indulge themselves in hour after hours of enjoyable underneath the sun and in the water. The drained ones can relaxation their feet on the numerous lounge chairs and watch the professionals glide by and do flips and tips on the ramps and slides. For a complete moment (or hour) of Zen, relaxing massages are provided by the professional always-on-stand-by masseuses.
Another popular location for wakeboarding and water skiing can also be a spot where visitors can stay in a single day and continue their fun into the next day. Batam View Beach Resort. The useful employees of the resort may also help out with directions for the learners and each the newbies and the seasoned pros will recognize the views across the resort as they spend their day by the water.
Other than the principle two attractions, other actions are plentiful and can simply refill your day, even if you're not eager on attempting wakeboarding. Seaside volleyball, canoeing and kayaking, jet skiing, snorkeling, and lots of other prompts are all accessible on the resort. And when a day winds down into an evening, you'll be able to enjoy a deliciously ready meal or retreat into one of the many secluded villas for a superb night's rest.
All in all, Batam can be a vacation spot for a low key however exciting and enjoyable one-day journey or a weekend getaway. A cheap and enjoyable answer to a drop in your vacation schedule, Batam is a to not be missed destination that may go away even the skeptics very pleasantly surprised.