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Teluk Bakau Mengkurus, Pantai Trikora, km 41, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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  • 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

If you are up for a pleasant but basic hotel, this is the place. It has an excellent location right on the beach. There is a good restaurant a the hotel, plus some others nearby. It is relaxing and refreshing to just hang out there. It is a basic hotel. Bring your own towel, soap, perhaps a light blanket, etc.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Positives first: Lovely staff, the owner Lobo and his family were very welcoming and even invited us to share their Hari Raya feast. Beautiful beachfront location, all shacks look out onto the beach which even at low tide is accessible. There are two floating platforms for use at either end of the beach. You can walk 50-100m down the beach... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Actually, it worth going there ! So cheap ( around 16SGD per night per person), and you have to think about nothing ... so relaxing, a weekend away from Singapore ... There is a little restaurant if you walk along the beachm and its really cheap there! The weather wasnt that good (so cloudy) when we went there, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Location Located 1hr away form the pier, situated in the village, traditional old Indonesia huts, a very laid back place with no wifi and hot shower (but proper WC flushing system), really back to basic. The entire Shady Shack compound has about 10huts and could accommodate up to 25paxs. Groceries shop just 15mins walk away. Beach Hut Facing the beach,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I very much enjoy this simple basic place which is perfect if you want to be away from the crowds. The huts are right at the beach and its perfect for beach walks and just hanging loose. It's not the right place if you look for luxury and fancy facilities. We also stayed at the resort area on the other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I come here already 3 times. all staff very zeal feel like family. In the special you can listen the sea to sleep and morning wake up see sunup Working in Singapore i feel Pressure so i very like come here relax get happy ! We come here and make this video ^^ http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlDNzyPUuYTnMbt7H2O8gstX7DLwKp3DF

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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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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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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 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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Address: Teluk Bakau Mengkurus, Pantai Trikora, km 41, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Riau Islands Province > Riau Archipelago > Bintan Island
Also Known As:
Shady Shack Bintan Island, Riau Islands

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