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Bayu Dive Lodge

Comfortable flashpacker fare

Photo of Bayu Dive Lodge, Middle of Teluk Dalam, Perhentian Besar. , Perhentian Islands

What we say: 4 stars

We skipped this on our first run through due to a sign out front declaring "exclusively for divers", but it turns out non-divers are welcome here and the rooms, especially the fan-cooled ones in the longhouse, are pretty good value. They're large and very clean, with real bedding, clean bathrooms, properly running water, 24-hour electricity and a pleasant garden setting. The beachfront bungalows are even better, though considerably more expensive so not such great value. Free WiFi is available in the restaurant area though it doesn't stretch to all the rooms -- at least not to "nudibranch", our room (which to be fair is just about the furthest room from the restaurant). The restaurant is beachside under a a large shade cloth and does both western and Asian standard fare. Food is decent and affordable. We did a couple of dives here and were not as impressed with the dive shop as the rooms and would recommend diving elsewhere, but for those looking for a comfortable place to crash near the beach, this is a reasonable option. The resort and restaurant staff are very friendly and helpful.


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Middle of Teluk Dalam, Perhentian Besar.  T: (09) 691 1650 
Email them at: ari@alualudivers.com
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl fan private b'room 75 ringgit 75 ringgit
Dbl air-con private b'room 135 ringgit 135 ringgit
Superior - Double 170 ringgit 170 ringgit Garden cottage
Deluxe- Double 220 ringgit 220 ringgit Seaview cottage

Added to Travelfish on: 5th May, 2014
Last visited or updated on: 5th May, 2014

Last reviewed by:
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton and he spends most of his time in Bali, Indonesia.
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Bayu Dive Lodge
Middle of Teluk Dalam, Perhentian Besar. 
T: (09) 691 1650 
ari@alualudivers.com
http://www.bayudivelodge.com

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