Batam’s northern coastal area of , an hour’s drive from Sekupang, is the main tourist attraction, where the resorts and golf courses are situated. Batams has best known; the Batam View and the beautiful Turi Beach Resort take pride of place as does the nine-hole Talvas Golf and Country Club. Besides catering to tourists, these hotels are also popular for small conferences. At the end of the promontory is the small River, which is to be preserved in its natural state. Hotel guests can take boat trips up the river and perhaps see birds and wild Monkeys, or take in the solitude of the quiet waterways. En route to the airport, just south of is Batu Besar, a cluster of restaurants offering fresh seafood. Built on stilts out over the water, guests are assured of a cool sea breeze while dining, and drinking ice-cold beer or the cool juice from a large green coconut.