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The rooms are equipped with cupboards and mosquito nets are provided for all beds.
The terraces are facing the sea and they all have a small lounge.
Furnishings made from rattan, bamboo and ruyung come from local crafts.
To save energy, the huts are neither air-conditioned nor equipped with fans. But don’t worry, because with the fresh air of the sea and the nearby jungle that are bringing down the night temperatures to 18-22°C, these devices are not necessary. Instead, we provide blankets for cooler nights!
Note : in order to save water, we provide towels only on demand.
HOTEL OR GUESTHOUSE ?
A small capacity with a few bungalows on the beach
A family atmosphere and shared meals
Local cuisine with fresh products
A common living room for meeting new people
No room service or daily room cleaning…
For each night spent at ours, we donate 5,000 Rupiah per guest to our non-profit organisation.
For example you are a couple and you stay 3 nights :
2 people x 3 nights x 5.000Rp = 30.000Rp for Rimba non-profit organisation.
Support our schooling assistance program for children by donating school supplies.
Why is it better to buy supplies locally?
Our land is located in the Western Province of Sumatra and is part of Sungai Pisang village.
It takes around 1h30mins to access our site from Padang city, the administrative capital of the province which owns an international airport.
More details by clicking on the pictures below
Our land has an area of approximately 2.5 hectares. It is bordered on one side by a beach 300m long which looks out onto the Indian Ocean and on the other, the chain of the Bukit Barisan mountains which are covered with a dense rainforest. The forest adjacent to our site is an area of about 400 hectares which was given the protected area status since 2012.
It is connected by a corridor to an even bigger forest of more than tens of thousands of hectares, among which 60 000ha also have the protected area status. It’s made up of 70% of primary forest.
Can’t decide between the sea or the jungle ? So you should visit us !
By coming to Rimba Ecolodge you will be thrown into the heart of the jungle of Sumatra while still being able to enjoy the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters that the Indian Ocean offers !
Our location is perfect for those who want to watch wildlife. We often have the chance to see many primates such as Silvered Langurs (Trachypithecus c. cristatus), Sumatran Surili (Presbytis m. melalophos), Long-tailed Macaques (Maccaca f. fascicularis) or Agile Gibbons (Hylobates agilis) as well as wild pigs, deers, monitor lizards, otters, pangolins…
Bird lovers will appreciate the large variety of birds nesting on our site, like eagles, hornbills, kingfishers… On the sea side, you will discover and observe numerous fish species, rays and turtles… that inhabit the waters around our site.