Batam Spa, Day Trip (Part 1 of 3)

Wanna talk about Tempat Senang Spa which is numero uno on Tripadvisor and which has discounts on Mondays and Tuesdays. Wasn’t totally impressed to be honest, but I will take you through my journey detailing what I liked and what I didn’t.

Haven’t done a travel post in quite some time and have been meaning to blog about our recent Batam spa trip but was overwhelmed by all the photos. I think other travel bloggers will know the feeling. Anyhoo will take you through the trip in chronological order starting with the ferry ride there. What I liked best was the ease of not having to carry any luggage and the ease of not having to take a flight. You just need to fill up the relevant forms online, collect your tickets at the Harbourfront Ferry Terminal, where you make payment for the ferry tickets. Just bring your passport and be on time. Isn’t it just lovely that beautiful Indonesia is just an hour away.

I love travelling by sea and never get sea sickness so it was a pleasant one hour journey, chatting with my relatives and being entertained by the cute little Indonesian girl in the seat in front of us.

Made me wonder if this is a daily commute for her or a one time trip. Poor kiddo seemed quite bored.

We passed by Keppel island on the way.

The crew of Batam Fast.

We were met by the driver and were brought to the spa in a van. It got a bit dark and the van was tinted and I was relieved to open the window. Otherwise I would be terribly claustrophobic. I always worry about the transfers when I am on trips and have often felt a panic attack come on in vehicles with dark interiors. It was also nice to see the Indonesian jungle outside. In the email correspondence we were told not to be alarmed as we would be driving through a heavily forested area.

When we arrived at the spa, I was immediately impressed and soothed by all the green. It’s what we city folk lack and crave for – space and nature.

The folks at the spa were so professional, welcoming us and explaining each type of massage before we proceeded. It was fun choosing our treatments and we each picked a different scrub.

Next they took us around and showed us the rooms before our spa commenced. But to be honest I wouldn’t really wanna stay here. A one time day trip would suffice and I like to try out new places. We had a body massage, scrub, scalp massage and a treatment with hot bags they call hot herbal compress. We unanimously loved  the heat treatment best. I was surprised as I was a little afraid to try this but it was heavenly. Heated herbs and oil in cloth, tapped and rubbed in smooth strokes. I think this is great for relaxation and easing muscular aches. Will try it again if I go to another spa that offers this.

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6 Responses to Batam Spa, Day Trip (Part 1 of 3)

  1. top says:

    hi there, is the batam fast ride steady or mostly rocky? thanks.

    • bookjunkie says:

      My sister who has sea sickness took some sea sickness tablets before she boarded so she was fine. To me it’s pretty steady but to her it’s probably a little bit rocky.

  2. 365days2play says:

    I’ve been wanting to go on a Spa trip too! They let you see the hotel rooms even though you weren’t staying? The bed looks comfy but yeah the windows near the ceiling make them look like chalets instead. How much did you have to pay for the spa and boat ride? Was it worth the hassle to travel out of Singapore?

    • bookjunkie says:

      It was about S$150 per person if I recall correctly. I wouldn’t do it again but it was fun that time. I think they showed us the rooms hoping we’d make another trip and come back to stay. Think they show it to everyone who comes to the Spa. The people there were really warm and hospitable and I thought very professional. Singapore could learn a thing or two about hospitality from our neighbours.

  3. 365days2play says:

    Wow $150 isn’t cheap. Spas in SG are usually $70 or so, less if you get the great Groupon deals. Was it a very long spa session? I think I’d stick to average service for half the price.

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