Photo: The Jurassic scenery of Maluk Bay.

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While Maluk has a handful of hotels in town, they’re pretty crummy. We’d say stay on the hill (at Merdeka or Maluk House), or don’t stay in Maluk at all.

Southern headland, Maluk
150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Merdeka House
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Southern headland, Maluk
T: (0822) 4741 7866

While the options in Maluk town are pretty dire, set on the southern headland, with stunning views over the bay, Merdeka House delivers the goods. Australian hosts Joey and Georgia run a friendly and welcoming homestay with a surfing focus, offering simple but very clean rooms set in a solid three-storey (plus loft) building overlooking Maluk. The top floor is given over to a sprawling social... Read our full review of Merdeka House.

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