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Good beach for families?

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Good beach for families?

Hi. We are 2 families (2 kids each ages 10-12) hoping to stay 6 days around the Padang area. We think 3 days in Bukittinggi / Harau Valley then we'd like to head to the beach for the last 3/4 nights.

I've looked at Paradiso Village which sounds exactly what we'd like, but it's looking like it's out of our budget. Can anyone recommend an island / beach accommodation which is as good, but cheaper please?!

The kids are still young-ish so would probably be better off without huge waves, etc which I understand can be found on the Mentawei Islands.

Thanks!

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3. Re: Good beach for families?

Very interesting how so many first time posters are promoting this homestay mentioned above.

Seems like it may just be one person who has joined TA a number of times.

Pamela.

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5. Re: Good beach for families?

Hmmm... a shame that I didn't seem to get any real advice from the forum. Thanks for the comments re. Sovia Lorent but this seems to be more suited to backpackers or families who would like to rough it a little more. Even though we are happy to stay in budget accommodation, I think our guests from the UK would be a little surprised if I told them we were camping on the beach.

In the absence of any advice, I may shelve this holiday in Sumatra until another time and head to Malaysia.

Don't get me wrong - we love Indonesia but it's slightly more risky when taking other guests. Cheers, JSC.

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