Have you ever heard of Ranoh beach or Ranoh island in Batam? Some of us maybe are still unfamiliar with this one of the island in Batam, especially if you come from abroad. Formerly, this island was an uninhabited and have natural beach located on an island that has the same name as the beach, Ranoh island. After several months closed for public, Ranoh beach was reopened and the owner rebranding it as Adventure Ranoh Island.
For those who have participated in our snorkeling trip to Abang Island before the end of 2017, we must have stopped by this island, before Ranoh Island was closed.
Although there were no beach facilities at that time, this beach has been already beautiful with its naturalness. Now, under the brand name of Adventure Ranoh Island the island come back with resort facilities which made them even more beautiful and relaxing.
Ranoh beach, located on Ranoh island. This island is still one waters with Abang Island. More precisely, this small island is located right between the islands of Abang Besar and Abang Kecil Island, sandwiched between them.
With its location in the middle between two islands, making the island has calm sea water, the waves are calm. The beach also has its own snorkeling spot in front of the island.
The coral reef is not that special, but it has many clown fish or known as nemo fish make their nest here. That’s quite exciting for the tourist.
Ranoh beach or known as Ranoh Island, which is now under the management of Adventure Ranoh Island, is about 75 minutes away from Batam Center, or about 90 minutes away from Nagoya.
The journey divide into 2 trips, both land and sea. Land travel can be reached by private vehicles or by public transportation, with very limited choice and not tourist friendly.
It should be noted that public transport is not always available for this Barelang route, at least by the time this article written and updated at January 2019. There is one type of public vehicle name “KANDAP” with a route starting from SP Plaza Batuaji, ending at PT Pari Port Bridge 6 Barelang.
This Kandap transport does not have fixed schedule, hence it is not recommended for the tourist to choose this type of transportation.
Next is the Damri bus, which is sometimes also have an uncertain schedule even though this bus is from the government. And this Damri not always reach Galang Baru.
So the conclusion is, to go to Ranoh island for tourist, it is highly recommended to use private vehicles, either by rent, or by using travel agent services that usually add transportation in their Adventure Ranoh Island package.
Land travel will take a maximum of 60 minutes. At first glance it looks long journey, but along the way you will enjoy a beautiful view. Plus, you will pass through a whole series of Barelang bridges which have a total of 6 bridges connecting islands around Batam, from Batam island to Galang Baru island.
Land travel will end at the port of Labun Island. When this article was written, Adventure Ranoh Island’s port was still under construction, so the port used to cross to Ranoh Island still used the port of Labun Island Resort.
Next, the journey continues by speedboat for about 15 minutes from the port. For those of you who are afraid of the sea, there is no need to worry, because the waves in this region are not too big and are fairly calm.
In addition, every guest is required to wear a life jacket during a speedboat trip, which somehow will adds your confidence level, aren’t you?
There are 2 types of speed boat used to go to Ranoh island, which are large speed boat with a maximum capacity of 75 people and small speed boat with a capacity of 15 people. The photo above is the large one.
Well, to be note that, to go to Ranoh island, it can’t be just come or walk in. It is required to book at least one day before to get the confirmation or booking code. Without it, we cannot enter the jetty. Adventure Ranoh Island package can be obtained through a travel agent, or directly thru Enjoy Batam. Check the package by clicking below button!