Tourist information

There are a lot of places of interest on Samosir Island, around Lake Toba, elsewhere on Sumatra but also at Tuk-tuk, in the direct vicinity of Carolina Cottages.

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There are a lot more places that are definitely worth a visit. Maybe you want to pay a visit to the saturday market in Parapat. Or feed the monkeys just a few kilometres away from Parapat. Or you want to swim underneath Binangalom waterfall that plunges right into Lake Toba? What about the old Batak king's house at Pematang Purba and the Sipiso-piso waterfall near Berastagi? We can take you to Medan, Bukittinggi or anywhere else on Sumatra. If you need to know anything, don't hesitate to ask us.

If you like, we can take you there. Find out more at our transportation pages.

Binangalom waterfall, Lake Toba
Binangalom waterfall plunges into Lake Toba - Sumatra

Our customers

29th june 2009: Barbara Etty, London, UK

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Carolina Hotel is probably the best place to stay in Lake Toba, because of the excellent location and the cheap price of the rooms. Located right in front of the Lake, you can get there directly by boat, as there is a small pier where boats stop on request. Rooms are simple but spacious and clean. We stayed in a superior room, which was unfortunately in front of the restaurant, which hides the lake view and from where you can hear all the noises of the kitchen until late. The standard rooms are certainly more quiet and with a better view on the lake, but probably they are very simple inside.

From there you can go for a walk around Tuk Tuk and easily reach good restaurants. Staff are very kind and helpful. They can help you to rent a car or a motorbike on request or to organise tours. The restaurant has a beautiful view on the lake and the menu is quite rich. Breakfast is not included in the room price, but it is extremely cheap. It is not possible to pay by credit card and there is no ATM machine on the island so bring enough cash!

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