At Damai Bungalows we employ only local staff. Our staff are happy to have a secure income. We pay our staff year-round, regardless of whether we have guests or not. Currently 8 local families now have a permanent income from Damai Bungalows. We pay bonuses when workloads are busy & extra food left from the kitchen is always divided up among the staff. We feel privileged to be allowed to share this idyllic part of Sumatra with the locals and think of our staff like an extended family. We also aim at providing fresh, delicious, quality food, service & facilities. Remoteness is a blessing and a hindrance sometimes. We often drive 12 hour return trips to supply you with a variety of quality food.