Surfing Village - Telo Islands
12 nights from: $4,808pp
Includes: Padang transfers, return overnight ferry transfers ex Padang to the islands, return transfers to the resort, 11 days / 10 nights accommodation (longer stays also available) at the resort, all meals, surf transfers by boat to local waves and use of resort facilities- fishing, diving equipment etc.
The Batu Islands, also known as the Telo Islands, consist of three large main islands and some 48 smaller islets. Located on the equator (at latitude zero degrees), the Telos are situated between Nias and the Mentawai Islands. This places them strategically in the centre of an archipelago stretching along the west coast of Sumatra, an area, which over the last decade, has become one of the great surfing meccas of the world!
The Telo islands have been blessed with a variety of waves suitable for all levels of surfer. Beginners, cruisers, long boarders, stand up paddle boarders and your intermediate-advanced short board surfers.
Once arriving at The Surfing Village (max 12 surfers) you will see it comprises of only four spacious Bungalows, ample and fresh, refrigerated by the natural air conditioner of the sea breeze and the shade of the coconut jungle. All of the beds have a full view of the barrels of Pasti, Lobang and Nagadens, the lefts of Kiri and the swells that hit Bagas and Mibis.
Built with local wood and materials, the bungalows are two floors high. On the first floor is the board room, sheltered hang out area, outside deck and two private bedrooms with King size beds, that will take a couple in each. Equipped with white cotton sheets, special mosquito nets, individual fans and bamboo blinds for extra privacy. The second floor is an open loft with a 360 degree view, with one King size bed, and a special mosquito net situated beneath a large ceiling fan. All four bungalows have a private, western style outside toilet with a flush system and a separate bathroom with running tap water as well as a hot and cold water shower.
The Surfing Village headquarters is where the guests spend most of their non surfing time. With eco-friendly construction, using only local materials and labourers, it has three floors, plus the ground area. There is a pool table available for use. The headquarters is where, early in the morning everyone meets to have their breakfast, check the swell forecast, the tide charts and find out which waves will be better in the days conditions. The restaurant has a “farm” style table, where most of the meals are served, and a Japanese style table, where you have available to you, sushi/sashimi meals.
There are also a few different common areas for socialization, reading, playing games, or just relaxing- including one of the most used and sought after areas in the SV- the hammock area, completely surrounded by the potent audio system, where the guest controls the music selection, connecting straight to their iPod.
The second floor has a large open space, for your yoga, stretching, relaxing, etc…. The third floor is the TV room. With a spectacular 360 degree view of the SV and the waves surrounding them, it’s where you can relax after lunch, watch a movie or a surf video, all the while keeping one eye on the pumping sets of Pasti and Naga’s. After dinner this is where they have the daily slide shows, screening all the photos of the day from the on site professional photographer.
The meals are always very substantial. With an extensive menu varying between local and western dishes, stretching from pizza to nasi goreng. All prepared by the international chef with the best quality produce and a high hygiene standard. For the munchies, the restaurant also has an a la carte menu, that can be ordered at any time of the day. For the thirsty, you can’t go past the bar! Icy cold Bintangs, soft drinks and natural juices are available along with a selection of alcoholic beverages to celebrate that memorable surf session! (extra charges apply).
PRICES ARE IN NZ$. Please note most of these prices are ex Auckland and subject to currency fluctuations, flight availability and dates of travel. High season surcharges may apply.