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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Shady Shack almost annually since 2008. It's my much needed respite from the crazy pressures of urban life and professional career in Singapore. Once I arrive on these shores overlooking the sandy beach, time seems to stand still. The pace of the village, enhanced by the lapping of the ocean waves, just seems to lull me...

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lauravabiola90, Owner at Shady Shack, responded to this review

Dear ArulCh Thank you for the review and thank you for coming, I hope you enjoy your time in shady shack, hope to see you next time ^^ Thank you Lobo and family

oslo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited Lobo and his family at Shady Shack four times now. Each time has been great. You get basic "backpacker" huts right on the beach (bring your own sheets and towel). It is inexpensive and remote enough to be relaxing, but within walking distance of some higher-priced restaurants as well as some other restaurants with good local food....

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lauravabiola90, Owner at Shady Shack, responded to this review

Dear rsling Thank you for the review, and thank you for coming, I hope you enjoy your time in shady shack. Thank you for the wonderful picture, hope to see you next time ^^ Thank you Lobo and family

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We were full of good intentions and it was one of our first trips on an Asian island so we were pretty excited! But when we arrived there, we realized that tourists were to pay much more than locals, the staff was really disagreeable with us and everything became complicated and unpleasant. And the rooms were expensive seen their disposition...

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lauravabiola90, Owner at Shady Shack, responded to this review

Dear François A, Thank you for the review. We regret that you did not have a pleasant experience. We would like to apologize. We offer basic accommodation for backpackers or individual travellers who want to relax from busy life in the city. Please see that we only claim this simple experience on our website http://www.lobo.kinemotion.de/ 2 person beach shacks are...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 21 August 2015

I loved this place! We stayed there with a little group of friends (10 of us) There is nothing to do over there but snorkeling, hang out, play cards, take some sun, eat pretty good food and drink!! The accommodation are very very basic, nothing fancy but wood houses, a mattress on the floor with a mosquito net. and a...

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lauravabiola90, Owner at Shady Shack, responded to this review

Dear Clotilde Thank you for the review and thank you for coming, I hope you enjoy your time in shady shack, hope to see you next time ^^ Thank you Lobo and family

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 10 July 2015

First things first DO NOT STAY HERE! I will say nothing against the actual place, which is a lovely isolated beach shack, exactly as described, although a fair distance from any ferry port on the Island. Our problem came from the absolute shocking behavior of the owner throughout our stay. We were four young girls travelling during the slow season...

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lauravabiola90, Owner at Shady Shack, responded to this review

Dear Hannnahk Thank you for the review. We regret that you did not have a pleasant experience. We would like to apologize. We offer basic accommodation for backpackers or individual travellers who want to relax from busy life in the city. Please see that we only claim this simple experience on our website http://www.lobo.kinemotion.de/ Most important, we regret a lot...

Reviewed 13 May 2015

I visited Shady Shack during Easter weekend. The Accommodation reflected what the name advertised. They were indeed shacks, that reminded of simpler times. The humble wooden huts on the beach served as shade from the burning heat during the day. http://passportonthetable.blogspot.sg/2015/04/shady-shacks-bintan.html

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lauravabiola90, Owner at Shady Shack, responded to this review

Dear Julian T, Thank you for the response, and especially for the lovely blog post - "As we spent the days lying on the sand and the evenings admiring the moon, the 3 days went by quickly. It was an escape from the busy life in the city. Coming back to provincial life was a chance to enjoy the little...

Asia
Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

We were hoping to get out of Jakarta and relax on some beautiful beaches, unfortunately they don't seem to Exist! We went all along Tri kora searching but all were rubbish filled. The Shady Shack is very tucked away and you could easily drive past it. There is very little to see on this side of the island. Our hut...

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lauravabiola90, Owner at Shady Shack, responded to this review

Dear Jeremy S, Thank you for the review. We hope you understand that this is a local experience. OUr website http://www.lobo.kinemotion.de/ says that "Perfect for backpackers or individual travelers who want to spend a relaxing and peaceful time in Bintan or for all who want to relax from busy life in the city. A perfect place to step into indonesian...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

I visited Shady Shack last weekend with much of the same apprehension that your usual born and raised in the urban city environment type of girl would have. This bring-your-own-toilet paper compound not only exceeded my expectations, but proved to be one of the most memorable weekend getaways I have ever had. The shacks are absolutely charming and are all...

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lauravabiola90, Owner at Shady Shack, responded to this review

Dear PostGrad_Traveler1 Thank you for the review and thank you for coming, I hope you enjoy your time in shady shack, hope to see you next time ^^ Thank you Lobo and family

johor
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Stayed a night only because most places were fully booked for Saturday night. Mattress was moldy and you could feel all the bed springs. Bedsheets were super thin. Pillows were lumpy. No blankets were provided. Toilet bowl was dark brown, no toilet paper provided unless you requested. No flush. No sink for washing. If you brush your teeth, you need...

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lauravabiola90, Owner at Shady Shack, responded to this review

Dear Claudine Loh, Thank you for the review. We regret that you did not have a pleasant experience. We would like to apologize. We offer basic accommodation for backpackers or individual traveler who want to relax from busy life in the city. The shacks are simple wooden shacks with limited amenities in a village location. Please see that we only...

Perth
Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

Our group of 5 cyclists enjoyed our overnight stop here after feeling quite shacked riding from Tg Uban. Balmy breezes, nice water, quiet beach, friendly staff and decent food. Depending on your preferences, the wooden attap huts can be very quaint and cosy, sleeping in moz net with sound of waves crashing giving you the full Robinson crusoe experience. Or...

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  • Free Parking
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Shady Shack provides basic huts at Bintan Trikora Beach. Perfect for backpackers who want to relax away from the hustle-bustle of city life. ... more   less 

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Address: Teluk Bakau Mengkurus, Pantai Trikora, km 41, Riau Islands Province 29151, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Riau Islands Province > Riau Archipelago > Bintan Island
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Shady Shack Bintan Island, Riau Islands
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“Beach shacks are private so good for families and couples, while dorms attract younger backpacker crowd”
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 of 5 bubbles ArulCh, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We went there with 15 ppl, so we took the big room, and its really funny, i would say that if you are young, it will be a great experience, but if you are around 30-40, dont go there!”
 of 5 bubbles Remi_Giu_13, 25 Sep 2014 | Read review
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