As you guys already know, we absolutely loved backpacking through Indonesia so much that we ended up staying for a total of 60 days. The laid back lifestyle, friendly people and simple but healthy food would make anyone want to stay here forever.
We searched for hours to find a place by the beach where we could relax for our last week in Sumatra and finally came across RIMBA – Ecolodge & Association and decided that this is exactly the kind of place that we wanted to finish our Indonesian adventure. We honestly didn’t know what to expect but ended up finding this private paradise surrounded by jungle and breathtaking islands.
Here’s our experience staying at Rimba Ecolodge, Sumatra!
– Getting there –
Getting to Rimba ecolodge is pretty much painless but will require a few steps:
NO ROAD SERVING TO RIMBA ECOLODGE, THE LAST PART OF YOUR TRIP WILL BE DONE BY BOAT
- Take a flight or nightbus to Padang
- Reach Tintin Homestay in Bungus by taxi or local minibus
- Take a taxi boat to reach Rimba’s beach. (or e-mail to Rimba your travel schedule so that they come pick you up)
Once you arrive at the beach you will be greeted by Nad & Reno, the owners, who will welcome you and tell you a little bit about the activities before escorting you to your room or bungalow.
– The accommodations –
You basically have three options:
- Ensuite rooms with shared bathroom
- Couples Bungalow with private bathroom or shared bathroom
- Family Bungalow with private bathroom
The accommodations and surroundings are regularly maintained, there are hammocks all along the beach and other private spots to relax in. Showers are mostly cold but with the blazing sun up all day a cold shower is all you need.
– Things to do –
Rimba ecolodge offer a ton of activities going from snorkeling, which they provide gear for, to Island hopping or even their Mentawi tribes trip.
Canoeing from one Island to the other, be sure to put on sunscreen!
Snorkeling and turtle spotting
Jungle trek to the waterfalls near Sungai Pinang Village
Visit Sungai Pinang Village
Guided tour to the Mentawi Tribes!
Fall asleep in a hammock
Watch a beautiful sunset from the treehouse
Food & Drinks
At Rimba Ecolodge you receive 3 meals a day which is included in the price, and boy are they good!! From fresh fish curry’s to amazing potato salads, the food here is amazing. They offer complimentary water, tea & coffee all day long and if you are still hungry you can get snacks like pancakes or french fries all day long.