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Ricky's Beach House - Authentic Sumatra

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Utrecht
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very happy to stay 5 nights in Ricky's place! The crew is lovely and they do really an effort to make you feel at home and make you feel part of the local community. We went for fishing and woodcarving and the surrounding is fantastic! It is a place you can completely relax and recharge yourself! I would...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ricky's Beach House is really a place for easygoing, nature loving and traveller minded people. If you enjoy beach, want to explore Indonesian village life and are able to live without Internet, this might be a good choice. Dont go if you want 5 star services, expect perfection or get easily upset. Just chill and let the boys do their...

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Medan, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is great. the scenery is beautiful. and if all you want do is sit and look at the beach, it's a nice enough place. Daily price for two guests just to use the room (food and drink included), 600,000.(discounted to 500,000) but if you want to visit any of the great islands in the area (and you SHOULD!)...

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Reviewed December 12, 2016

If you're thinking about going to Ricky's Beach House, stop thinking and just go!!! I have travelled all over Southeast Asia and no where else compares, this place is truly one of a kind. Ricky is doing a really amazing thing here. All the money from your stay supports the people in the village, who are poor in money but...

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Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Private beach, your own bungalow facing the ocean, outdoor bathroom ,nice food, nice music, best staff ! All the ingredients you need for a perfect holiday ! Heaps of things to do around and many ways to kick back and relax. I will come back!!

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Reviewed November 2, 2016

Ricky's beach house is a beautiful place to spend few days or more. In front of Indian ocean, in a fishermen village. You will be welcomed by a friendly staff sharing a bit of their life with you. You could stay in a clean and comfortable bungalow. A dorm was in construction when I was there. I really enjoyed my...

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Reviewed November 1, 2016

I registered on TA just to write this review ;) I haven't written any before, even though I have been there 3 times because I found it difficult to describe how I feel about this place. It is full of emotions, good vibes, music, amazing wild nature and very authentic and honest people. They make you feel like a member...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Booking has been pretty smooth with Ricky by Whatsapp and reception with the taxi driver at the airport. As mentioned earlier, getting there is a bit of an adventure but we knew about it. When we arrived, we took a small boat to join the private island with new bungalows. It's where the disappointments started. No welcome just were pointed...

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Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
Reviewed October 13, 2016

To get to the Rickys Beach House on our own was one great adventure (I highly recommend to go for it:)) - arriving in the dark on motorbikes on a bumpy road... But after all, we got on a boat that took us to the isolated beach where the beach bungalows are. The manager of the place, Sava, welcomed us...

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Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights in the village, where there are 3 basic huts, right at the beach. The facilities are basis so don't expect luxery. If you want that there are also brand new bungalows on a private beach nearby. Sunbathing in bikini and walking around in swim outfit is not appreciated in the village, but for us it was...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ricky's Beach House is a guesthouse located on a small private beach 10 minutes walking distance from a small fishing village. The village, Nagari Sungai Pinang, is situated on the west coast of the Indian Ocean, south of Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra, Indonesia. This is a guesthouse where the most open-minded travelers meet to share their travel stories, feel the family atmosphere, discover the local lifestyle, enjoy the warm temperature of the Indian Ocean, join the acoustic live music sessions with our crew at night and be a part of community-based Eco-Tourism Project. From the terrace of our comfortable bungalows you are only a few steps away from the ocean, and behind the bungalows you’ll find typical Sumatran forests where you can spot monkeys, birds and even monitor lizards. Our friendly staff is always ready to help you and will accompany you on daytrips to beautiful remote islands, a nearby waterfall, and other places, at your request. Our Village Nagari Sungai Pinang is a small fishing village about two hours away from Padang. Here you will be welcomed into an authentic Minangkabau community and get a feeling of real Indonesian village culture, with possibilities to participate in different aspects of everyday life. Populated by about 1000 inhabitants, most of them fishermen and farmers, these villagers live an easy lifestyle without rush, fully sharing commitment and respect. The hospitality of the villagers, combined with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the Bukit Barisan Hills, will make you feel at home as soon as you enter Nagari Sungai Pinang . Just make sure you’ll have full energy to reply to all the ‘hello’s’ from local kids when taking a walk through the village! In addition to exploring the surrounding beaches, ocean and forests, our project also offers you a chance to join the local fishermen when pull up fishing net on the beach, assist the farmers in their daily work, as well as going on a hike to the nearby waterfall, surfing for beginners, island hopping, snorkeling in many different spots, take a woodcarving course and play football with the local youth. And if you are a big fan of cooking and Indonesian food, don't miss the opportunity to learn the secrets of the local cuisine from village women. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ricky's Beach House - Authentic Sumatra

Address: Jalan RBH, Nagari Sungai Pinang 25131, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > West Sumatra > Nagari Sungai Pinang
Price Range: $13 - $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Just go there”
 of 5 bubbles , Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“dont have any tip to give there”
 of 5 bubbles 375julien, Oct 22, 2016 | Read review
“The bungalows on private beach are quieter - only the waves make noises :)”
 of 5 bubbles anulaw2016, Aug 20, 2016 | Read review
“best view ever”
 of 5 bubbles lifetimetripm, Jun 28, 2016 | Read review
“the original rooms at the village are adequate - a bit worn, certainly basic (depending on your expectations of budget accom) but the new ones on neighbouring beach (10mins walk away) are superb - well realised & constructed bungalows. If you need a bit of luxury then go for the new ones (but you are less able to easily access village life) ”
 of 5 bubbles Graham6655, Sep 2, 2015 | Read review
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