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Teluk Bakau Mengkurus, Pantai Trikora, km 41, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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Shady Shack
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you want to stay away from the crowds, this is the place to be! Just bear in mind that everything is pretty basic, but who needs all those facilities anyway? If you do, better stay away ;) one of the best vacations we've had ever since working in Singapore.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is my favorite place to go to get away from Singapore. It's like being in another world. The food is great. Every time I've gone the other guests have been cool and the snorkeling in the area is beautiful with barely any other people around

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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My suggestion if you came through the ferry terminal, don't ever use a taxi service inside the terminal, as it is very expensive, better towards the exit gate, there are many freelance taxi services with negotiated prices, don't be afraid, bintan people are very friendly and very helpful, they are fun local people. Normaly charge from Ferry Terminal to Shady... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Bad !! All based on moneymaking. You cannot leave the place for shopping because shops are far away. So you buy everything on shady shack Prices for drinks and food are ridiculous high. 3 days cost us over 500 singdollar Joyce who takes care of the finances, presented the bill to us which was 160 dollar overpriced. She included drinks... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The shacks are situated right in front of the beach. There we not much probably about 12-15 shacks along the beach which is run by the locals there. The shack is clean and equipped with the basic necessities. The beach is clear and it was very peaceful. Accommodation: We had the two story shack for 4 people right in front... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This has been one of our favourite weekend escape during the time we were still based in Singapore... In less than 3 hours, you will have a rustic beach and a cottage to yourself all at a very affordable price. The food is good enough and it comes very cheap!! SGD2 for a meal should be enough. At night, they... More

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Good value for money as you can have a 2 bedroom bungalow for just 50 sgd. Accomodation are very simple, basic with no facilities, no fan, no aircon. The Staff is very friendly and helpful. We didn't try their food. Very good solution for those travellers seeking a rustic beach lifestyle in trikora.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Shady Shack was a unique and amazing experience. You stay in hand built shacks that are right by the beach. The owner and his family (and staff) are incredibly nice and helpful and look after you extremely well. They also let you set up a tab to settle everything at the end of the stay. This is good as it... More

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Also Known As:
Shady Shack Bintan Island, Riau Islands
Address: Teluk Bakau Mengkurus, Pantai Trikora, km 41, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Riau Islands Province > Riau Archipelago > Bintan Island
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Ranked #3 of 12 Specialty lodging in Bintan Island

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