Lahewa – the center of North Nias
Lahewa is the largest community in North Nias Regency, and also the third largest town on Nias Island. This doesn’t mean that it’s a big town, rather a large village with a busy market street lined with many shops. Travellers to the west-coast of North Nias always travel through Lahewa. This is one of the few places in North Nias where it is possible to find restaurants and a guesthouse. Currently there is only one Penginapan (guesthouse) in Lahewa.
Penginapan Siang Malam – Guesthouse
Siang Malam (day & night) is a restaurant and guesthouse in the center of Lahewa. Both the restaurant and the guesthouse is probably the best in North Nias. Government officials and foreign development workers use this place when visiting Lahewa. Facilities are still fairly basic, but there is electricity and water. Rooms include fans and are clean and well maintained. There are two types of rooms; five rooms upstairs with shared bathrooms (bathrooms downstairs). There is a nice balcony in front of the rooms where there are chairs and tables. The three down stairs rooms have good spring beds and ensuite bathrooms. The restaurant is on the ground floor of the building and open anytime for guests.
Contact: Mr Marwan Efendi Zebua. Mob 085261855880. Look for the owner in the restaurant.