FOOD + DRINK
Meals are a highlight at Batu Batu with a small daily changing menu at lunch and dinner each day. The daily menus feature fresh local seafood and high-grade meats in European and local Malaysian dishes. Served in the resort’s main restaurant – a spacious open-sided pavilion with 270-degree views of the sea – expect to see traditional Malaysian beef rendang (a slow-cooked beef “curry-stew”) made with the island’s own coconut milk and lemongrass and served with fragrant rice, green papaya salad with char grilled beef, spiced coconut prawns, pan seared black cod, as well as more traditional dishes such as pan-seared foie gras and beef tenderloin. Our bakery and pasty kitchen is also a highlight with excellent home-made breads, parfaits, mousses, cakes, tarts and of course fresh tropical fruit.
Babies and children are catered for at Batu Batu with a simple rotating children’s menu available each day. Children also have the option of down-sizing certain simple dishes from the adult’s lunch menu. Batu Batu also provides fruit and vegetable purees for babies and can also puree items on the children’s menu for babies with advance notice.
If you have specific dietary requirements or allergies, please let us know in advance and we can try to provide options to accommodate your needs. Please let our reservations team know when you make the booking and please mention this again to Front Desk or our Restaurant Manager when you arrive here on the island.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided on a 3-Meal Plan or “Board” basis at RM 290+ for an adult per day and RM 145+ for a child per day. Infants under 3 years old eat for free.
Set amongst the rocks with commanding views of the sea, the bar adjoins the main resort restaurant. Enjoy a lemongrass martini, cold beer or fresh fruit juice whilst looking out to the open expanse of the South China Sea.
THE BEACH BAR
This simple attap-roofed bar at the Long Beach is open from 11am up to nightfall and provides beers, wines and cocktails as well as fresh juices, milk shakes and smoothies.
“Health is a Gift”
This is the ethos which guides us here at The Spa where our therapists will look after you individually tailoring solutions to your unique needs. We offer different types of massages and treatments to relax and rejuvenate both body and mind. For more information on the therapies available, to make bookings or to tailor your spa experience with us prior to your arrival please email email@example.com.
DIVE + ACTIVITIES
Batu Batu’s PADI Dive & Activities Centre is situated on the island’s spectacular Long Beach. Rent a kayak to canoe around the island jumping off to snorkel in one of the reefs or join a dive or snorkel trip to the nearby reefs and islands. Head off on a self-guided jungle walk to discover the island’s more remote beaches, explore the island’s forested interior and take in some spectacular views of the archipelago’s other islands from a number of lookout points. There are currently two well-marked treks, one around the island (3km and approximately 1 hour to complete) and the other through the island’s interior (1.5km and 30 minutes). Please speak to Front Desk or the Dive & Activities Centre for a map and some advice before embarking on one of these trips.
Batu Batu has two recreational boats, our 24 foot Batu Batu Explore and our 32 foot Batu Batu Dive. Speak to one of our Dive & Activities staff members to organise a trip around the island or to visit some of our beautiful, uninhabited neighbours.
The dive season at Batu Batu Resort re-starts in March 2017 and runs to November 2017
Our Batu Batu Dive team runs many PADI entry-level experience programs for ages 5 and up as well as certification courses from the PADI Open Water course to the professionally rated PADI Divemaster course.
We encourage advance booking for large groups, especially during peak holiday periods and weekends. For more information, please contact our dive team at firstname.lastname@example.org and click here to see our full Dive menu.
TURTLE WATCH CAMP
Turtle Watch Camp at Batu Batu the Conservation Centre and the island’s turtle hatchery are based at Long Beach. Meet our TWC team for a hatchery tour and leave your name and phone number so that you can be notified of any nest hatchings or turtle landings over your stay. If you would like to learn more or become involved, attend a “Turtle Talk” at the Long Beach Conservation Centre, volunteer for a beach clean-up, volunteer to join an overnight or early morning “turtle patrol” or even adopt a nest!
For more about Turtle Watch Camp visit the site http://www.turtlewatchcamp.org
We welcome many families here at Batu Batu and we try to make life easier for parents travelling with little ones.
Children and baby facilities at Batu Batu include:
- Children’s annexe in all Beach Villas and certain Ocean and Jungle Villas (with bunk beds)
- Baby baths
- Nappy changing mat
- Bottle sterilizer (in the Restaurant)
- Baby purees (available when pre-ordred)
- Children’s menu
- Selection of children’s DVDs
- Children’s Play House
- Babysitting (based on availability – please click here for more information)
Please let us know if you require any of these items in your villa when you make your reservation.
The children’s annexes are very small side rooms (2m x 2m) attached to the main bedroom of the Beach Villas and some of the Ocean and Jungle Villas. Please note that these currently contain a bunk bed only and a cot can just be squeezed in alongside the bunks if requested.
Our Beach Villas and Two-bedroom Poolside Villas are most suited to families with young children being closest to the ground and to the main facilities (Restaurant, Pool). Some Ocean and Jungle Villas have a large number of steps leading-up to them or may be located further away from the Restaurant and Pool which makes them less suited to families with younger children or guests who are less mobile.
Please note that our island is both wild and natural with jungle at its interior. This does mean that whilst we regularly treat our beaches for sand flies and the island for mosquitoes, there is still a chance that children (and adults) may be bitten by insects over the course of your stay on the island. We provide mosquito nets, mosquito coils (burn and electric) as well as mosquito repellent in the restaurant and bar areas to limit this as much as possible. However, you may also want to bring your own insect repellent and bite creams. From time-to-time we do have jelly fish and sea lice in the waters and these can irritate sensitive skin leaving a rash.