This was our first trip to Cubadak Island and it won't be our last! From the moment we stepped onto the speedboat in the fishing village, after out 2 hr roadtrip, which was an eyeopener! from the little orange buses, to the bigger buses and the hundreds of bikes coming at you from all directions, we immediately went into to holiday mode! I have never been delivered by boat to my room before, and it was amazing to be met by Dominique on our own private jetty, and shown round our over water bungalow!
We stayed for 9 nights and snorkelled, swam, read and generally relaxed on the decking. Marco took my husband on an introduction to diving and he's totally hooked now and wants to return to do his Padi cert with him as he was such a great instructor and great company in the evenings.
Nanni and Frederica are also great hosts and organise snorkelling trips to other islands, and picnics to other islands, all in the price!
The food we ate was absolutely fantastic and you never knew what may come out of the kitchen next! a great mix of Indonesian food with some Italian chucked in for good measure. Home made ice cream was delicious and some really yummy cakes, quiches, fruits you've never heard of, but you have to try. Nanni makes THE best Gin and Tonics, and plenty of cold beer if you're hot and thirsty.
We took a walk to the top of the hill and took a picture of the bungalows below, and we saw monkeys, hornbills and a sea eagle. We also saw turtles and more fish than you could possibly name!
When sitting on the deck looking out to sea you could be the only people there! its so quiet with only a passing fisherman every now and then.
If you want peace and quiet, fantastic diving, snorkelling, swimming and fab food this is the place for you!
- Also Known As:
- Paradiso Village Hotel
- Paradiso Village Padang
- Paradiso Village Hotel Padang
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Cubadak Paradiso Village, a cosy resort ambushed between jungle and lagoon clear waters. Our philosophy : quietness and relaxation above all with a special attention brought to the quality of our cuisine, and to the personal services extended to our guests. ... more less