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perth australia
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hi have never been to padang although have travelled lots of places in asia could anyone advise on price of food best hotels to stay on the beach by best not necessary most expensive and lastly is this a good holiday destination thanks for any help

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Dear Keys,

Please find our info for hotels in Padang as below :

Carlos Homestay : Near Bungus Beach

Pangeran Beach Hotel : Just in front of the beach and nice 4 Star hotel

or you can go to Sikuai Island and stay at Sikuai Resort ( 3 Star )...this kind of private island, nice white sandy beach, good for snorkling and diving

Regard / Jon

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There is not much in Padang itself although it is a useful staging point. A day in Padang would cover the usual sights. The islands are a good bet. Inland, Bukit Tinggi, about 2 - 2 1/2 hours from padang is cool at night and has some good sights and treks in the syrrounding area. If you are active, try the Mt Marapi overnight climb - about the beast thing to do there.

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I agree with FootyBoy, Padang is not the most exciting place, great food there though not alot to do within the town itself.

Padang is mainly the gateway to the Mentawai islands if you are looking for adventure and surfing. Or Pulau Cudadak is just off the coast of Padang with a nice beach resort for relaxing:


There are some nice beaches just north of Padang around the Bungus Bay area.

Though the best attraction inland is Bukittingi and Lake Maninjau which are both awesome and very relaxing places.

There is more info here about Padang with links to Bukittingi and Lake Maninjau:


Good luck with the trip


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Email me Pamela at pamela_fuge@yahoo.com.au and I can forward to you maps of Padang, Bukittinggi and West Sumatra that show the main tourist attractions plus I have compiled a Word Document with loads of info on West Sumatra one of my favourite areas of Indonesia.

If you do a search on this forum yuo will see all my contributions over the past two years.


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your posts have been great.

you are truly a nice person.



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