For (Singapore) city bred and born folk like us, the idea of a tropical island paradise alone will have us packing our bags. With the white sand beach, crystal clear waters and alluring sunsets, it is no wonder why beach weddings and honeymoons are so popular. Lucky for us, there are many charming beach hideouts that are situated nearby! Batam, an island in Indonesia is approximately a 1-hour ferry ride away from Singapore. It is easily accessible, and it houses romantic resorts that will make for a perfect beach destination wedding or getaway.
In this issue, we take a deeper dive into Nongsa Point Marina & Resort. Set in the Nongsa peninsula, what blew us away about this tropical island paradise is the splendid dining experience. As huge fans of delicious cuisine, we knew we had to share the experience with the many foodies back home. Read on to discover the food fiesta at Nongsa Marina & Resort, jam-packed with Indonesian, Western and even Mediterranean cuisine! Also, find out how you can host a beach destination wedding here, or enjoy a honeymoon in this tropical paradise. Let the city end and relaxation begin!
8 Reasons to head to Nongsa Point Marina & Resort
1. Wake up to the sea, garden or views of the marina
Designed with a Mediterranean touch and built around a natural cove at Nongsa, the rooms, suites and chalets at Nongsa Point Marina & Resort are not only comfortable but come with great views. Depending on which facing you choose, you can either wake up to a calming sea view, beautifully manicured gardens or the peaceful marina of yachts.
For hotel rooms, there are 4 categories you can choose from – the deluxe room with either garden or beach views, the junior suite facing the garden or the executive suite situated on the beachfront.
2. Roomy & spacious chalets for a comfortable stay
Nongsa Point Marina & Resort also has 2 to 4 bedroom chalet apartments for bigger parties. The chalets are roomy and come fully furnished.
On top of the 2 or 4 bedrooms, you get a spacious living and dining area, a balcony as well as a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave oven, cooker, a gas stove as well as crockery and cutlery. It’s perfect for your bridal party!
3. Catch the beautiful sunset on a yacht
Nongsa Point Marina & Resort also offers yacht charter services, where you can take a yacht out into the sea to relax and unwind. We recommend going on their iconic sunset cruise, where you can enjoy the impressive sight as dawn turns to dusk out in the ocean.
Other boating activities include fishing, diving, snorkelling and island hopping. Enjoy refreshing cocktails and light bites when out at sea, as the orange and purple hues of the sunset rays leave you feeling blissful.
4. Delicious dining adventures for foodies
This is the moment you have been waiting for. The delightful food experience at Nongsa Point Marina & Resort is why we will find ourselves coming back here when we are craving a quick weekend getaway. Enjoy romantic private dining, walk around a food fair and tuck into grilled delights at the Sunday Roast! Read on to discover the delicious delights that await you here.
Enjoy Private Dining on the Cailendra Terrace
When celebrating special occasions like your honeymoon or anniversary, you hope for things to be as perfect as they can be. Nongsa Point Marina & Resort has it covered with a perfect combination of romantic ambience, delicious food and warm service. The private dinner on the Cailendra Terrace is an exclusive experience for lovebirds, and is a great way to surprise your other half.
During our visit, I climbed an elegant white spiral staircase before stepping foot on a private balcony that was atop the resort and overlooks the sea. It was a beautiful spot to enjoy a dinner at! With the mesmerising sunset sky as our backdrop and the calm ocean waves as our soundtrack, we indulged in a delicious 5-course dinner. The resort staff later surprised me with a bouquet of roses and brought us a bottle of champagne to celebrate with. With their meticulous service, they made me feel incredibly special. We later on discovered a fun fact that the Caildenra Terrace was a photo shoot scene for Asia’s Next Top Model!
Private dining for a 5-course dinner starts from is IDR960,000 nett/couple (S$98).
Tuck into a feast at the Marina Food Street on Saturday
Every Saturday evening, the resort transforms their beachfront promenade into a food haven for their weekly Marina Food Street. This got me really excited because nothing gets more fun than a food fair!
The Marina Food Street features multiple live cooking stalls, a dining area and even a live band for great music and feasting. We enjoyed the vibrant and lively atmosphere as we tucked into the authentic and mouth-watering local delights. Our favourite dishes were the Indonesian Laksa Cibinong and Mediterranean Grilled Tandoori Chicken. Absolutely scrumptious!
A Sunday Roast by the poolside, with delicious meat fresh off the grill
The lively food feast on Saturday at the beachfront promenade left me feeling satisfied, but Nongsa Point Marina & Resort takes it a notch higher with their Sunday Roast.
The Sunday Roast features poolside dining, lovely live jazz music and deliciously grilled meat. The chef carved up some of the most amazing Prime Australian Roast Beef that I have tasted. The meat was succulent, piping hot and instantly melted in my mouth. The Sunday Roast dining experience was indeed sensational, and I found myself craving for more when I got back!
5. Take part in water sports, or play a relaxing game of golf
If you find yourself wanting to get active, Nongsa Point Marina & Resort has a truck load of activities that will have you thrilled! Try paddleboarding, for it is a truck load of fun and gives you a good workout. Other water sports available include knee-boarding, water skiing, jet skiing, the fly board, hoverboard, parasailing, kayaking, canoeing and more. You can even grab an ATV to explore the rougher terrains of the island!
Otherwise, located at the doorstep of Nongsapura Ferry Terminal and within Nongsa Resorts is a 9-hole par golf course – Tamarin Santana Golf Club. You can have a relaxing golf game here. Give it a try whether you are a beginner or a golf-enthusiast! Apart from teeing off, the golf club also welcomes wedding and celebration photo shoots.
6. Discover Nongsa and nearby places of interests
At Nongsa Point Marina & Resort, kick start your days with a leisure stroll around the island. You can also take a guided or self-led bike tour, or go on a jungle trek! For a rejuvenating start to the day, check in with the resort for scheduled yoga and Tai Chi demonstrations. For a relaxing time, head over to their sister resort, Turi Beach Resort, for their couple spa and massage treatments.
You can also head out to discover nearby places of interest such as Nong Isa Tomb, Nongsa Beach, Batu Besar Traditional Market and PM Gallery. Located just 10 minutes away from the resort is Bandung Resto, which is an al fresco Sundanese restaurant that serves up delightful West Java cuisine. For seafood lovers, head over to Rezeki Seafood restaurant, which is a kelong-style restaurant that serves up live seafood in a no-frills way.
7. Convenient & easily accessible from home
Time is short on a quick getaway, so we tend to want to minimise our travelling time so we can spend more time enjoying the resort and destination! The best thing about Nongsa Point Marina & Resort is that you can get there in just 40 minutes from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. The ferry ride is 35 minutes, and the drive from the Nongsapura Ferry Terminal is just 5 minutes, as the resort is right next to the terminal. Also, with land transfers provided to the resort, it is speedy and hassle-free!
Return ferry tickets are S$20/pax, excluding tax and surcharges (total ticket is S$50/pax). Click here for ferry rates, and here for the ferry schedule. Book online via Batam Fast in less than 5 minutes!
For boaters, the resort is 11 miles away from Singapore and there are berthing facilities for you to dock your boat.
8. Check out their amazing packages for weddings & honeymoon
Host a seaside wedding at Nongsa Point Marina & Resort, for IDR56,888,000 nett (S$5,845) to host a BBQ lunch and dinner for 50 guests.
Some of their package highlights:
- A 2-night stay in their executive suite for the bridal couple
- 2 deluxe rooms for your family or bridal party
- Breakfast and lunch for the couple
- A 3-tier wedding cake and a bottle of champagne for your toasting ceremony
- Outdoor wedding decorations and a guest book for signing
- Full usage of their acoustic equipment and sound system
- Wedding photos and video
The package also includes a 90 couples massage and a 30 minutes jet ski ride! For such a price point, the inclusions are pretty amazing! Click here to see the full package.
For a romantic honeymoon, Nongsa Point Marina & Resort also put together a honeymoon package for IDR6,300,000 nett (S$647) for a 4 day 3 night stay in their deluxe beachfront room.
Some of their package highlights:
- 2 Way transport from Singapore to the resort (both ferry and land transfer).
- A 90-minutes traditional couples massage
- A 6 couse al-fresco dinner with a glass of wine and beer by the beachfront promenade
- Romantic bedroom decorations
- A fun 20 minutes stand-up paddle boarding session
Thanks to the delicious food, warm service and peaceful environment, our tropical island stay left us wanting more. For couples in search of a nearby destination for that beach vacation you long desire, do check out Nongsa Point Marina & Resort.
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