Located just off the eastern coast of Sumatra, nuzzled up against the Singaporean coast, Batam is one of the most picturesque islands in the Riau Archipelago, and also one of the most modernised areas in Indonesia. Its proximity to Singapore also makes it one of the most visited weekend getaway destination for residents from the island nation that are looking for a retreat, and some fresh ocean air. Batam consists of three principal islands, Batam, Rempang, Galang, and a smattering of other smaller islands.
Batam is one of Indonesia's most scenic regions, replete with beautiful vistas, lush forested coasts, sprawling resorts and golf courses, large malls, and some great opportunities for adventure. It is the perfect tourist destination, filled with places for recreation, beautiful scenery and great, cheap food and drink.
Batam is most famous for its beaches and water-themed adventure sports, and of course, its large immaculately maintained golf courses. It also is home to the largest Buddhist temple in South-East Asia and has perfect bike and hike trails along its northern coast. Thus, Batam is an all-rounded experience for any tourist.
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The best time to visit Batam is February to August. This is the peak period in the island when tourists from all around the globe can be seen there having a good time. The island has a tropical climate annually and hence; the temperature usually ranges from 26-27 degree Celsius. Rainfall is dominant in this island throughout the year and the so-called dry months of February-September also gets the right amount of precipitation.
October to January is the rainy season in Batam islands, and the rainfall level is very high. There’s hardly any variation in the climate during these months, and hence, you should inevitably avoid visiting Batam islands during this period. February to September, as mentioned above, is the dry period in Batam, although, the rain is prevalent. Temperature is constant during these months as well.
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