Carolina Cottages and Hotel,
Tuk-tuk Siadong, Samosir Island,
Lake Toba, North Sumatra,
Pangururan is located on the western part of Samosir, where a bridge connects Samosir to mainland Sumatra. This small town is the administrative center of Samosir Island. The hot springs nearby are the main attraction.
Beautiful sulfuric crystals at "Air Panas" - the hot springs near Pangururan
Nearby Pangururan you will find "Air Panas" or hot springs. You can walk up to visit the springs. You can find some beautiful sulfuric crystals here. There is a swimming pool, so you can take a dip. The water is very hot though. To enter the hot springs, you have to pay a small admission fee.
Visit the Catholic church that was built by Dutch pastor Joosten in the traditional Batak style - a very impressive building. Underneath the church is a museum.
There are still some old Dutch houses in Pangururan at 'Jalan Belanda'.
Carolina Cottages seems to have the resort recipe just about right. The grounds are meticulously landscaped with hedges, huge shade trees and planter boxes. Cabins are scrupulously-clean and bright, well-plumbed and painted. Most impressive is an eerie absence of noise: no squawking chickens, no tear-jerking music at 6:30 a.m., no motorcycle engines.
A spacious dining room and lounge provide soothing views over the bougainvilleas, across the lake.