We stayed at Sunwing resort at Bangtao during the tsunami warning following an earthquake outside Banda Aceh Wednesday 11th of April 2012. We were in our room when the earthquake took place and when the tsunami warning was issued. We were not informed by the staff that such a warning was issued and the tsunami warning alarm system on the beach did not work. When we went down to the reception at about 17.30 to check out (about 2 hours after the earthquake) the hotel was evacuated but nobody had told us!!
This means we would have been in our room if a tsunami had come. When we arrived at the reception, the staff did not inform us that we needed to evacuate, although the TV in the reception screamed it out. They just laughed when we asked what was going on and did not give us any information at all. When we got outside, we were picked up by two local boys who drove us to a safe place. But that was by coincidence and because they were being nice!
This was a very unpleasent experience and everybody should know that you are not safe at the Bangtao Sunwing in the (unlikely) event of a tsunami!
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