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Nagari Sungai Pinang


Nagari Sungai Pinang is a small fishermen village located about one hour by bus from Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra.
This close paradise is a closely guarded secret as not many people know about this village, especially travelers .

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For your accommodation, you can choose betwen on of your 4 bungalows or the Beach House, all front of indian ocean and under coco trees.

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If you are interested on meeting the Mentawai tribe, who is living not far away from the village on Siberut Island, Ricky is you man.

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Personalized trip in West Sumatra. With Ricky, your guide, you can visit Bukittinggi where you can walk into the traditional market, see the local Big Ben (Jam gadang), the lake Maninjau with its wonderful panorama, or to Harau valley...

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School equipment and painting class for children

School equipment

Hi everybody,
We get great news to share with you today.
Our NGO, Yayasan bumi anak created last year, with the nice help of Tatiana Koehler, a French artist, offered to the Nagari Sungai Pinang playground school some stuff such pens, books, papers, color pencils…


Questionnaire 2014

Questionnaire 2014

Hi everybody,

Since almost 4 years, Authentic Sumatra through Ricky’s Beach House is welcoming you in Indonesia.
Thanks to you, we succeed in it but we would like to know you more in order to always give you our best.
Either you already spent time with us in Sumatra by the past or either it’s your dream to come, you probably have suggestions or wishes to tell us.

In order to always improve ourselves and be able to offer you the best services, we have created this questionnaire to fill online.

Our Values & Commitments

Authentic Sumatra is a good sustainable ecotourism project in the small village of Nagari Sungai Pinang, in west Sumatra, Indonesia.

We help the development of the village, thanks to the people, the friends, who will come to visit us in Ricky's Beach House.
Authentic Sumatra and Ricky's Beach house opened in May 2010 and since gives job to about ten villagers, helps the village and its inhabitants.

  • All our crew members are from the village, from poor families,
  • Food and drinks are bought in the village,
  • Renting boats, laundry, cooking classes, massages or martial arts are done with villagers,
  • Some of our crew members had been trained to become guides (Mentawai, Sumatra) and often on the road.

We work also to develop the local art by working with local artisan and buy selling their product.

We have the Beach House and 3 bungalows and we do not want to built more as we wish to keep the genuine soul of the village. We do not wish to end up becoming a mass tourism industry and lose our identity.



Jonny & Claire, Liverpool, UK

A genuine, authentic and fantastic experience. Ricky and the crew are the most welcoming, respectful and fun people you will meet on your travels, they made our last week in Indonesia very special, and gave us memories that we will always remember.

I would recommend this to anyone wanting to experience a genuine Indonesian way of life, and we will definitely be visiting again soon!

Petra Gerken

If you want to spend some unforgetable days in a typic moslem village with beautiful beach, surfing, swimming, relaxing, enjoying: go to Autentic Sumatra…

Friendly people, great atmosphere, fun, friends. Maybe you are able to attend a local wedding or another religious ceremony.
Have been to Mentawai? Recover at Ricky´s !!

Femke, Nederlands

We enjoyed every minute in and around Ricky’s beach house!



Nagari Sungai Pinang

Nagari Sungai Pinang pictures



Mentawaï pictures