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Beachside flashpacker digs

Jl Raya Tano Km 11, Sumbawa Besar T: (0371) 262 9145(0813)3981 4555

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Kencana Beach Resort

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Kencana Beach Resort is found 11 kilometres to the west of Sumbawa Besar proper on the road to Poto Tano, and is set on its on grey-sand beach.

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If you’re in Sumbawa Besar for any stretch of time and don’t need to be downtown, we’d say stay here. While the resort isn’t in the best condition, the beachside setting is lovely. On weekdays you’ll in all likelihood have the place totally to yourself. The food is good and not extortionately priced, there is some patchy snorkelling offshore and the staff are friendly. Yes, the bathrooms are grotty, the showers are variable and the rattan/wood walls feel like they might collapse if you slammed the door too hard. And yes, we had a large monitor lizard in our roof. But you’re beachfront at Kencana for just a little more than what you’d pay for a non-budget room in Sumbawa Besar town. There is a family-friendly pool on site and kids may enjoy the anatomically correct concrete animals scattered around the joint. One ward of warning: On weekends, this place is a hit with locals who pile in for the beach and the pool. Expect many photo requests. Outside of the weekend this is less of an issue, though some may pile in later in the afternoon. The more expensive rooms are off the beach so go for a standard if you want a beach view. Free WiFi in the restaurant only.

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Walk-in rates at Kencana Beach Resort

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
300,000 rupiah
300,000 rupiah
Sea view
Superior double room
350,000 rupiah
350,000 rupiah
Garden view
Room: Standard double room, low season: 300,000 rupiah, high season 300,000 rupiah. Notes: Sea view
Room: Superior double room, low season: 350,000 rupiah, high season 350,000 rupiah. Notes: Garden view

Where is Kencana Beach Resort

Kencana Beach Resort
Jl Raya Tano Km 11, Sumbawa Besar
T: (0371) 262 9145(0813)3981 4555
Coordinates (for GPS): 117º21'42.61" E, 8º27'28.78" S
Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp

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