Ricky’s Beach House

Ricky’s Beach House is located on a secluded coast of the Indian Ocean – just a few minutes from the village of Nagari Sungai Pinang. If you’re after peace, quiet, beaches, forests and monkeys, this is the place for you!

Ricky's Beach House, Nagari Sungai Pinang, West Sumatra

Welcome to Ricky’s Beach House!

Ricky’s Beach House is a guesthouse located on a small private beach 10 minutes walking distance from a small fishing village. The village, Nagari Sungai Pinang, is situated on the west coast of the Indian Ocean, south of Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra, Indonesia. This is a guesthouse where the most open–minded travelers meet to share their travel stories, feel the family amosphere, discover the local lifestyle, enjoy the warm temperature of the Indian Ocean, join the acoustic live music sessions with our crew at night and be a part of community–based eco–tourism project.

From the terrace of our comfortable bungalows you are only a few steps away from the ocean, and behind the bungalows you’ll find typical Sumatran forests where you can spot monkeys, birds and even monitor lizards. Our friendly staff is always ready to help you and will accompany you on daytrips to beautiful remote islands, a nearby waterfall, and other places, at your request.

Ricky's Beach House – room

Ricky's Beach House – room

Ricky's Beach House – bathroom


Adults (per beach house)

Harmony Room Family Bungalow
Two kingsize beds for four people

400.000 IDR per person per night

Sweet Room
One kingsize bed for two people

400.000 IDR per person per night

Backpacker Room
For two or four people

300.000 IDR per person per night


3-6 Years Old
50% of full adult rate
6-10 Years Old
75% of full adult rate

There is no accommodation charge for children under 3 years old.

Price includes

  • 3 meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Tea, coffee, mineral water, iced tea – as much as you want
  • Use of mask and snorkelling equipment
  • Use of surfboards
  • Guided tour around the village

Extra snacks, meals and drinks may be purchased in our restaurant. A laundry service is available.

Waterfall, Nagari Sungai Pinang, West Sumatra

Services & activities

The following services and activities are available for our guests – please ask for details and prices:

  • Transfer by boat to and from the village
  • Boat hire
  • Island boat trips
  • Treks to the waterfall
  • Cooking classes with women from the village
  • Woodcarving lessons

Authentic Sumatra also organises tours to the Mentawai islands and across Sumatra.

Trip to waterfall

Island trip

Boat trip

Our village –
Nagari Sungai Pinang

Nagari Sungai Pinang is a small fishing village about two hours away from Padang. Here you will be welcomed into an authentic Minangkabau community and get a feeling of real Indonesian village culture, with possibilities to participate in different aspects of everyday life.

With a population of around 1000 inhabitants – most of them fishermen and farmers – life in the village is relaxed and slow–paced. From the moment you arrive the hospitality of the villagers, combined with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the Bukit Barisan Hills will make you feel at home – just make sure you’ll have enough energy to reply to all the ‘hellos’ from local kids when taking a walk through the village!

In addition to exploring the surrounding ocean, beaches and forests, our eco–tourism project also offers you a chance to join the local fishermen as they pull in their catch or assist the farmers in their daily work. You can also take a hike to the nearby waterfall, learn to surf, tour the nearby islands, go snorkelling, take a woodcarving course and play football with the local youth.

If you are a fan of cooking and and want to know more about Indonesian food, don’t miss the opportunity to learn the secrets of the local cuisine from the village women.