Batu Batu is a new, private island, boutique resort set amongst coconut groves on the tropical, uninhabited island of Pulau Tengah in Malaysia.
A jewel in the South China Sea, this luxurious family-friendly resort is only three-hours drive from Singapore. The white sandy beaches are unspoilt and the water is a vivid blue. Being small, Batu Batu feels absolutely exclusive and has a simple, relaxed vibe, providing the perfect antidote for the family after a hard few days seeing the sights in Singapore or, of course, a long-haul flight.
Batu Batu’s design cleverly intertwines nature, a rustic environment, style and charm. It has eight deserted beaches, a fresh water pool, a beach bar and a superb chef. They can arrange babysitters and the resort is baby-friendly too. They’ll supply cots, baby baths, potties, changing mats, mosquito nets and sterilisers, as well as fresh baby purees.
The resort is built in the Malay vernacular, using a combination of sustainably-harvested tropical hard woods and glass. There are 22 gorgeous eco-luxury villas, each as spacious and stylish as the next. The Beach Villas are ideal if you have young children, as you can step right out on the beach, while the Ocean Villas are more suitable for older kids as they are over the water. Some villas have annexes with room for a bunk bed or cot.
If you like the idea of barefoot luxury, Batu Batu makes a fabulous family holiday destination.
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Plenty of opportunity to relax whilst you enjoy top notch food, sundowners at one of the bars or a massage in the spa. For the more active, there’s a whole island to explore, and a whole host of activities both in and out of the water. You can take a walk around the island or through the jungle and it’s small so you don’t need a guide. There’s excellent snorkeling on the house reef, and you can go diving or island hopping as and when you wish.
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There are endless beaches to run around on and adventures to be had. Those near the main resort are fabulous and the waters are shallow and generally calm, making them ideal for toddlers, (although in the monsoon season, they might be rougher). A short walk away from the resort is the gorgeous, and often deserted, Long Beach: a long, sweeping stretch of white sand. There’s a children’s playhouse with toys and books, as well as a television and toys in the bar area. Younger kids can try snorkeling using life jackets to make it easier. All kids will love jumping off the jetty.
Our Guide to Batu Batu