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Extremely pricey and noisy at night

Southern end of Long Beach, behind the beach bars, Perhentian Kecil T: (09) 691 1999  info@buburesort.com.my
http://www.theworldcafe.com.my/

Bubu Villa

Set behind the popular World Cafe at the southern end of Long Beach, they were busy building more villas at Bubu Villa (previously Villa @ World Cafe) in a walled off enclave when we visited in April 2014, but there were a handful of completely finished villas behind the restaurant.


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The white cottages with frond roofs and wooden finishing may be the direction Perhentian Kecil is heading, but at a walk-in price of 650 ringgit ++ a night, we'd characterise the pricing here as extremely ambitious. We were unable to get a proper look inside though the friendly staff did let us take a look from outside the rooms and we did poke our head in an open door while we were at it. So while we couldn't get a proper look, at a glance these are very smart rooms -- it is apparently managed by BuBu Resort down the other end of the beach, and the standard of finishing is similar. This is probably the most comfortable room we saw on either island, but 650 ringgit a night struck us as very high given the surrounds. The main issue here are the beach bars out front. As with the nearby shacks at Chempaka and Lemon Grass, the noise from the bars -- be it the music or the gasbagging patrons -- often goes till 3 or 4 in the morning and if you get up for sunrise, the beach is a mess of discarded bottles, cigarette packs and so on. It is cleaned up early, but until the bars are either encouraged to squat elsewhere (perhaps up past Symphony where there is less accommodation) or to abide by a reasonable, say 01:00 closing, then this is a problem that affects everyone staying in this area. It's one thing if you're paying 50 ringgit a night at Lemon Grass, but 650 a night to be kept awake till 03:00 – no thanks.

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Bubu Villa
Southern end of Long Beach, behind the beach bars, Perhentian Kecil
T: (09) 691 1999 
info@buburesort.com.my
http://www.theworldcafe.com.my/

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