First, you don't get much for your money on long beach but when you're in paradise, who cares? Matahari offer a variety of rooms from very basic huts to Air Con rooms in a newer development (this is where we stayed). They fill up very quick so get there early in the morning - we came downstairs numerous
Mornings to find
People without accommodation on long beach as the weekend approached.
The air con rooms are still basic for the 160RM you pay a night but they're the best you'll get! The rooms were cleaned every 2 days and there are brooms everywhere so you can control the sand
In your room :)
The staff are really friendly here , D in particular. He occasionally takes guests for walks around the island and took us fishing the local way on Romantic Beach (well worth a walk/ kayak to!). He didn't charge and showed us so many things that really make your stay a hundred times better .
You do have to walk over a "swamp" full of local rubbish and it's a bit smelly but nothing troublesome and it's a great spot for seeing a couple of monitor lizards - the locals need to stop pouring rubbish in though,
I was angry to see a local worker (not Matahari) emptying his business waste there :(
Long beach is definitely the place to be on Kecil and Matahari is a
Good bet (shared toilets are exempt ;) they looked really dirty).
- Also Known As:
- Matahari Chalet Hotel Pulau Perhentian Kecil