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Lyla Bungalows

, Bangka Island, Indonesia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Worth mentioning that this is now called Palambak Island Resort as it was purchased by an Australian named David (see -http://palambakislandresort.com). In order to get here we flew to Medan, hired a driver to take us 10 hours (approx. AUD $70) to Singkil. We then hired a speed boat which is the more expensive route for $150 each way. Also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

If you ever dreamed of being a castaway on your own tropical desert island (though with personal fishermen and cooks and a way to get off the island when your fantasy is over!), Mr. Earwin's (very spartan) bungalows on Palambak and Sikandang islands are for you. It was quite a trek to get there: my son and I hired a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

We visited during Ramadan this year and found a very chilled out place with 4 basic main bungalows and a dodgy one (near the kitchen at the back for the same price - mmm). The nice long beach was deserted except for the odd guest and during the evening it was cool to meet the other guests in the 'restaurant'.... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

Erwin has a website now for his Lyla's bungalows and is building a new bungalow site on the even more paradisic uninhabitated coral island of Sikandang: www.banyak-island-bungalow.com

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2010

I spent three week in the north-western part of Sumatra, on a little archipelago called the Banyak Islands. From Medan it takes 6 hours by bus to go there. There are several busses a day and they are comfortable and inexpensive (100,000 RP per person). You can travel over night or by day. I have been to many islands in... More 

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