Although batam is known as one of industrial cities in Indonesia, but this scorpion island also has so many beautiful beaches. Some famous beaches which are always visited by batam citizen or foreigners have been discussed at my previous articles, such as Melayu Beach , Sekilak Beach , and Turi Beach. There are still some beaches that I haven’t explained in my blog such as Marina Beach, Saranggon Beach, and Mirota Beach. And for this time I don’t want to discuss all of these beaches but only Mirota Beach (Pantai Mirota). One of new beautiful beach that we can find in Batam. I am not sure whether you have ever heard about this Mirota Beach. As Mirota Beach is still new to be opened for public, so in my opinion only few people know and ever visit this interesting beach. However, through this article I would like to give you some information about mirota beach. This information will be useful for you before you decide to go and stay in the villa around the beach.
Mirota Beach is located in Galang Island, exactly at Sijantung Village. It is just 200 meters from the fifth bridge of Barelang. So if you want to come to this beach, after passing the fifth bridge, around 200 meters from it at the right side of the street there is a small street towards Mirota Beach. It will take 3 minutes from the corner to reach the beach. To enter the beach, you have to pay some money in the entrance. A motor bike is charged for Rp. 5000, a car and minibus are charged for Rp. 10,000, and a big bus is charged for Rp. 30,000. Mirota beach has a white sand and the water is very clean. It is a good place to swim I think. There are also some inner tubes to be rented. So this inner tube is usually used by people when they swim in the beach. This inner tube is rented for Rp. 10,000. Beside the inner tube, there are also some kayak boats which are rented for Rp. 30,000. If you want to stay in the beach, there are three villas available there to be rented. The price of the villa is Rp. 300,000 per night. All villas have the same prices, though the size of the villas are different one to another.
It is necessary for me to inform you that if you come to this beach in groups and plan to stay in the villas, you have to book the villas at least 2 or 3 weeks before your coming and you need to give the down payment to the management of Mirota Beach. It is because there are only three villas available there, and many people are interested in renting them. So it is not easy to rent the villas. For your information, one villa is only allowed to be placed by 7 persons. But it still can be negotiated with the management if you want to add more than 7 persons inside the villa. The Check in Time in the villa is at 1Pm and the Check out Time is 1Pm. So if you check in the villa on Saturday at 1Pm, you have to check out the villa on the next day, Sunday at 1Pm.
When I came to mirota beach to book some villas for an event which will be held on July 2009. I saw that all the villas had been rented at that time. There were 3 families stayed in the villas. From the information that I got from the management, they had been stayed in the villas for 3 days. As I need to check all the rooms in the villas, The management and I finally asked for a permission to the them to check all the facilities inside the villas. There is one living room and two bed rooms in the villa. And the bed rooms are equipped by an air conditioner. There is also a small kitchen in the villa to be used for cooking. The position of the kitchen is at the first floor. However if you want to use the gas and the gas stove, you have to pay Rp. 100,000 per day.
In conclusion, although Mirota Beach is still new to be opened for public, but I think this beach has a good prospect in tourism field in Batam. The existence of the villas in the beach make the visitors are able to stay over night there. I am really curious about this beach and the villa, that is why my friends and I have decided to hold an event in Mirota beach on July 18, 2009 and plan to stay over night in the villas. How about you? Are you also curious about the beach and plan to stay in the villa? You may call Mr. Munir at 0813-722-86396 or 0813-7239-6598 for a reservation. Have a nice weekend there guys...