Banyak Island Surf Resort - Pulau Balai, Sumatra. Indonesia
The Banyak Surf Resort North Sumatra is the culmination of a dream that I’ve had for several years. After 15 years of traveling around the world to surf the most beautiful waves on the planet. I focused more on surf spots least known to the public to be able to surf perfects waves with no crowed and I discovered this incredible bay: “Bay of Plenty”
It’s been years I have been coming back and camping in the jungle for several weeks at a time. I decided to settle down here to construct The Resort, so I could share my little paradise with the world.
The Banyak Surf Resort Sumatra complex has 2 bungalows with 2 rooms each, and a restaurant. Built on stilts in the quietest area of the bay, your nights will be peaceful and you will wake up with enough energy to tackle each new day of your vacation in our paradise.
- 2 rooms
- Each room have a double bed and a single bed.
- There are fan on the rooms.
- All rooms have see view
- Private terrace
- Snorkling gear
- Private bathroom and toilet.
The restaurant is open all day long, start at 6am until 10pm. There aren’t other place to eat around but we can visit other place on other island and eat there to see something different for an extra coast.
Don’t forget that our host is French and he will prepare your meals blending Indonesian cuisine with world cuisine.
There are 3 different waves around Banyak Surf Resort North Sumatra:
- Guntur (my personal preference)- a right with 3 sections that has several barrels. It’s like a swell magnet working all the time.
- Lolok- an incredible left that appears when the good swells come… there are several sections that wrap around the point of the island with a number of barrels.
- Dindos- a perfect left for manouvers.
There are other waves on Bangkaru Island- less than one hour by boat.
- Treasure Island- the pearl of the Banyak Islands- a right with 3 tube sections…it’s a bit more unpredictable at the level of the swell, last section bit shallow.
There are, of course, several secret spots that you can discover if you are nice.
Ideally locatated so you can hang out in the bay or take a tour around the mangroves. Simply magnificent!
All you have to do is jump out of your room to find yourself in the midst of incredible reefs and small fish of all colors. We can also bring you to visit other reefs in all the archipelago of Banyak.
There are a diving center in the north of Banyak island. We will can bring you there to discover the depth of our paradise. (activity not include in the price).
You can also fish straight from your private terrace or from a kayak. For those who love big fish, we can bring you on a fishing trip out at sea to do offshore trolling or speargun fishing. (speargun not include).
The best time of the day- after these activities, you can relax watching the sunset while you enjoy our bar
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
The Banyak Surf Resort North Sumatra is located in the Banyak archipelago in Sumatra, Indonesia, south of Tuangku Island in the Bay of Plenty at Lolok Point. If you want to surf Indonesia with no crowds, this is your place! This virgin island paradise is completely untouched with several waves in the bay and other waves in the surrounding islands which are accessible less than 1h by boat.
Medan in Sumatra
Traveling The Banyak Surf Resort North Sumatra to visit us is easy.
First, you need to leave your place, take a flight to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, or Jakarta. Next, take a second flight to Medan, in North Sumatra. Take one last flight to Medan/Singkil, only on Tuesday around 2pm and also 2 saturday a month. For the other days of the week, our guide Adi will organise your trip from Medan to Singkil by taxi in a few hours time. You’ll be able to rest safely and comfortably in our personal car. It’s only 2 more hour from Singkil to the resort by our speedboat.
PRICES & PACKAGES
Price per person/per day
1 day to 7 days
More than 7 days
110$ a day
100$ a day
90$ a day
Ticket for the season:
April to November
The price of the trip includes:
✔ 3 meals per day, 3 beers per day
✔ Snacks, fruit juices, sodas, coffee, tea- unlimited
✔ The ride from the airport from Medan to the resort- round trip
✔ Rental of fishing and snorkeling gear, Kayak
The price does not include:
✔ The ride to Singkil.
✔ Airport taxes and fees.
✔ Visas and travel insurance.
✔ Diving and speargun.