A pearl in the Indian Ocean

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This site was set up to help the island resort gain more publicity, it is not the official site. As a traveller to the island in October 2006, i felt it my duty to assist the then owners to publicise this beautiful place and to help resurrect tourism after the Tsunami (which didnt directly affect the island).

The information on this site is based on information I gathered before and in October 2006 and is no longer accurate. We have had reports that all may not be as it seems under the new management and you can judge for yourself from the comments below. They have been verified by the tour agents we forwarded enquiries to and they have in fact asked us to remove their details.

Until such time as things improve, please dont rely on the information in this site, since things appear to have changed. There is also now an official website: www.newsikuaiisland.com

As soon as any other changes (positive) occur, the status quo remains

Regards

Webmaster

This gem of a video is by our good friend Dirshon, who has travelled these islands extensively. Thanks Dirshon (dnukman@aol.com )


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6 responses to “A pearl in the Indian Ocean

  1. monika uhe-woldt

    In July 2007 we spent a couple of days on another island near Sikuai. We had intended to stay on Sikuai but were told it was closed. Nevertheless we spent half a day on the beaches of this lovely island arriving by boat from our holiday island nearby. It is a pity that such a lovely island was shut down and we hope that in the very near future all problems will be solved and the island a holiday resort again.

  2. Patrick

    We spent 2 days in august 2007 and were the only customers my wife my daughter and I, This resort has been bought since a few days by a chinese businessman we met on the return to padang in the speed boat. It needs some repairs but the staff is very friendly and the place is unique. You can easily go around this island with one hour walking. One tip is bargaining they will give you some discount (try to have at less 30%) and go to west sumatra it’s a nice country and they need visitors.

  3. Mark

    Sikuai Resort is not ready for prime-time. We stayed two days and were seriously overcharged for what we got. No hot water, electricity on from 4 until 9 only, trash-strewn beaches, unclean beads and bathrooms and an attempt to nickel-and-dime you for everything. Really, if the rates were $40-$60 a night, fine. But trying to cadge $130-$180 per night for such a run-down facility? Criminal. Go to Bali or Lombok instead — you’ll get your money’s worth. Nice beaches, but avoid the giant beach-lizards and broken glass…

  4. bOb

    20-21 july `09, kami ber-10 org tinggal di sikuai. Bener” pulau yg indah!! Bangga, bahwa itu ada di Indonesia. Terlalu byk hal yg bisa di puji. Hanya sayang ada 1 yg kurang: Harga yang di bayar tdk sepadan!! Harga bintang 5, rasa five legs…Edan, masa` kami 4 kamar TIDAK dpt air panas?!? Buffee 60rb, tapi makanannya: cumi rasa karet, nasgor rasa alakadar, air putih, dessert pepaya payah, bengkuang tua (tdk sesuai bengkuang kota padang),etc…Ampyuenn dech.
    Jk ditinjau dari segi bisnis, Janganlah Hit & run, malu coy utk jaman skrg, apalg potensi yg ada lebih dari itu dan terutama bangsa kita malu di jk dibandingkan ama negara lain. Cheers

  5. kalau untuk 2 orang 1 hari aja brpa ya,…?

  6. Just to add to the post from FF – the idea is to use this to spark debate on future development comment on what others are doing and look at how we wa Click http://tu2s.in/lookme100830

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