There are no dangers on the ground or in the sea. The village is
frequently visited by monkeys, wild boars at night, monitor
lizards… all very shy, distant and harmless.
Water is drinkable everywhere including in the bathrooms. The
water is diverted down to the village from a source in the
hill ; its quality has been tested and measured in Western
Europe and in Indonesia, and a bottling and selling permit was
extended to the resort (although such permit is not used).
There is no malaria in this part of Sumatra, absolutely none on
The sea temperature is constant at 29 degrees Celsius both on
the surface and down to 30 meters, making snorkelling and diving
activities particularly enjoyable.