Riau Islands Province has one island known for its clean sandy beaches, namely Ranoh Island or Ranoh Island.
Have you ever heard of Ranoh beach or Ranoh Island in Batam?
Some of us maybe are still unfamiliar with this one of the islands in Batam, especially if we come from abroad.
Formerly, this island was uninhabited and has a natural beach located on an island that has the same name as the beach, Ranoh island. After several months closed for the public, Ranoh beach was reopened and the owner rebranding it as Adventure Ranoh Island.
Not infrequently, tourists come to this island to relax and play with sand. Those who snorkel or dive will be presented with a clear view of seawater and various coral reefs and ornamental fish.
Ranoh Island, one of the beautiful locations at the end of the city of Batam with lots of small, beautiful islands that you can really visit as a tourist location.
Clean sand beaches, clear seawater, various coral reefs, and ornamental fish species make Ranoh Island a favorite location for tourists.
You can make Ranoh Island your tourist destination, besides there are still many other islands around Ranoh Island that you can visit.
For children, they can bathe as much as they want there and of course, it is safe because the water is not too deep.
Ranoh Beach, located on Ranoh island. This island is still one water 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 seawater, the waves are calm. The beach also has its own snorkeling spot in front of the island.
Then it’s a great place to snorkel.
After that, you will be facilitated by boat services, daily consumption, and also what most tourists have been waiting for is underwater photo services.
And all of that at a cost that fits our pocket. That too has been a shuttle from the port to the island. The trip from the port to Ranoh Island will take around 15 minutes.
Not only snorkeling or diving, but you can also do all the unique and interesting activities on Ranoh Island. Relaxing in the gazebo while enjoying young coconuts is also a fun thing for you to do.
Fishing won’t be boring either. Several rows of fishing boats are also a complement to tourism and scenery on this island.
How to go to Ranoh Island
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 in 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 a fixed schedule, hence it is not recommended for the tourist to choose this type of transportation.
Next is the Damri bus, which sometimes also has 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 tourists, 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 end at the port of Labun Island.
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.
Adventure Ranoh Island speedboat
There are 2 types of speed boats used to go to Ranoh island, which are large speed boats with a maximum capacity of 75 people and small speed boats with a capacity of 15 people.