BEST RESORT IN BATAM TO MAKE YOUR CHILDREN HAPPY (READ: TIRED)
I am sure many of you parents and elders want to make your kids happy. But let’s be honest here, deep down you also want to make them feel so tired and take a long nap or sleep early so you could get your own “Me Time”. Harris Resort Barelang is probably your best bet right now.
ALL NEW FACILITIES FOR THE YOUNG AND OLDS
Harris Barelang is only about 4-5 months old at the time of this post and is the latest resort in Batam Island. It is currently the hottest staycation spot for Batam locals as well as weekend getaway for Singaporean/Malaysian tourists. I always love a new resort because everything seems new and clean. There are many facilities here for families with children. Allow me to give you a taste before I show you all of them one-by-one.
The next picture is a shot of the main building in the afternoon taken from the pool. The main building includes huge lobby and reception, a cafe, as well as their semi-open concept main dining hall.
To the left and right are all outdoor sitting areas with a small cafe. You could also rent bycicles, segways, and alike around here.
Did you notice those bean bags and portable projection screens? Now here is a shot of it during the evening.
Yes… I love movie nights because my children love it. Sitting under the stars and relaxing while watching cartoon is a great way to keep the children quiet before heading to bed. And this also means my free time to use my phones! hahahaha… But Movie Night only keeps my children busy at night. I have to entertain them in the afternoon too right? So here goes.
FOUR DIFFERENT POOLS ARE THE HIGHLIGHT
Harris Barelang boasts not one, not two, not even three, but four different pools. So there is definitely one pool that suits you for sure no matter your age.
Pretty big right for a kids pool? My 1.5 year old can walk around no problem but beware, there is a deeper section made for older children. I would recommend this pool for families with young children.
A different angle for the kids pool. The deeper section is probably around 1 – 1.2 meter deep. Oh and you could rent floats here too.
This lagoon pool has more deeper (dark blue) section than kids section (light blue). I would recommend this pool for familes with older children.
Now here are pools for the adults. An infinity pool with beach and sea view and a whirlpool. Too bad I could only dream about it. With 1.5 yr and 3.5 yr children around, don’t even think of coming here. But still, I took a quick shot just to show you guys 🙂
PLAYGROUNDS AND KID’S CLUB
So if the pools are not enough to tire your kids… here are other options that will work.
Obviously I do not recommend the playgrounds if it’s too hot outside. Don’t worry, there is an indoor option in the Kid’s Club. It is air-conditioned too.
It is very unlikely that your children would still be hyperactive after all the activities above. But just in case, they are still super high and energetic, here is the last resort.
The beach!!! Let them run around or build sand castle etc. The beach area is huge. There is a beach volleyball nett. I think there is a mini soccer goal. This is also where you could do watersports. Hopefully next time I get to do them and show you.
This beach leads directly to ocean. So please do not leave your children unattended. In fact, NEVER leave your children unattended no matter where you go okay!
HARRIS ROOM WITH SEA VIEW
So after your children are dead tired, you bring them back to the room and have your ME TIME! I stayed in their most basic Harris Room but with a sea view. Room 307.
For a basic room, their size is pretty big. There is actually a day bed (twin size) to the left under the Television.
The bathroom has a decent size. There is a water closet to the left but no bath tub. Just outside the bathroom are some closets with minibar and safe deposit box.
Did I mention sea view? I think I did!
I forgot to mention watching Sunset from my room Balcony.
I enjoyed my stay here though it was a short 2D1N. I think a 3D2N would be a better time frame for families with children so you could enjoy the resort facilities and sightseeing in nearby area of “Barelang”. There are tons of Seafood Kelong in the area. They are delicious and cheap though some may be tourist traps. Feel free to send me a message here or DM me in my Instagram @batamliciouz for food recommendations.
As much as I enjoyed my sea view, I would recommend a Garden view or whatever rooms they have on ground floor. The sea view is a little too far from the pool area. You could get a buggy though if you like. Walking down is easy, but going back up on stairs are super tiring while carrying kids.
SERVICE AND RECOGNITION
I would like to thank Mr. Hugues Hervier, Mr. Dodi Putra, and all Harris Barelang staff for the wonderful stay. Looking forward to come back here again. And a special thank you to my friend Angga for accompanying me outside of his working hours… during my ME TIME!
Finally, what you all have been waiting for. Here is the giveaway winner for Harris Resort Barelang. And the winner for FREE SATURDAY NIGHT stay, FREE BREAKFAST, and FREE BBQ BUFFET DINNER is….
Watch finish lah. hahhaa… this is just a temporary section. Will delete it in a few days! So yes, winner please contact me directly through Instagram DM okay!
PS: Again, sorry for the delay due to error in loading these massive comments. It took me 2 hours plus just to load 11232 comments. But it took me many days to keep checking whether the error was fixed. Every time I tried for 10-12 mins, the comments stopped loading.
PS2: I could just cheat my way if I wanted to and randomly pick a name. But that’s not my style. So I rather spend my own time to pick honestly. I already checked and certified that the winner has met all the conditions. The video below is unedited and uncut.
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