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Asu Island Surf Resort - West Nias, Sumatra. Indonesia

INTRODUCTION

Asu Island Surf Resort - West Nias, Sumatra Guests overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 4 reviews.
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The Surf Resort Asu Island offers a peaceful sanctuary to those who are looking to escape the typical, mainstream, highly commercial holiday resort. Free from the stress and hassle of the typical vacation, the Resort is a slice of paradise. It’s located on a pristine white sand beach, among coconut trees, crystal clear water and perfect waves and situated on a remote island only one degree above the equator.

 

The Surf Resort Asu Island is the ultimate Surfer’s Paradise. While staying at the Resort, you can enjoy the best in comfort and privacy along with easy access to some of the best and most consistent waves in the world. We offer an unforgettable holiday experience, with high-quality facilities and a huge range of activities to keep you entertained.

 

The Surf Resort Asu Island offers a world-class snorkelling within meters of your room, and the perfect waves are only a three minutes boat ride away. There’s no walking over coral or long paddles to the breaks, instead we’ll drop you off and pick you up in the line-up anytime you wish!

 

Located on our Private Pier, the staff at The Surf Resort Asu Island are always on stand-by to take you to surf, check the waves, go fishing, shoot photos or explore the eight islands in our area. We pride ourselves on guest safety, comfort and quick access to the best surfing! You don’t have to waste precious moments of your holiday walking or paddling out to get your waves.

 

The Surf Resort Asu Island is a family friendly resort with accommodation and activity options for couples and young adults. Our resort was built with the help of local builders, and under the guidance of an American development team, to maximize our local surroundings so that the resort can function as eco-friendly as possible while still offering a high standard of accommodation to our guests.

THE ACCOMMODATION

Without a doubt, that The Surf Resort Asu Island provides the best structure in the archipelago. Beautiful bungalows, private beach located only 20 meters from each of the suites. We also have a beach club and a beautiful gazebo which you can use for yoga practice so you can relax day and night, and especially enjoy the sunrise.

 

Sumatra Bungalows

The Surf Resort Asu Island offers two traditional Sumatra bungalows, with beautiful hand polished timber floors and custom wood furniture.

These bungalows are situated four feet high off the ground.

 

  • Wide rooms
  • Airy rooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Fans
  • Spectacular view bathrooms
  • Hot showers
  • Beautiful balconies, giving you the opportunity to take in the view.

 

Your accommodation includes:

  • Plugs with adapters to charge your electrical devices (Please note that we use a 220V current, so please take care when you connect anything).
  • Bedroom cupboards to store all your personal items such as clothes and toiletries. Larger items, such as surfboards, are stored in a designated room or area where you can find surfboards, leashes, fins and other things you might like to borrow. Our staff are happy to help you find a safe place for all your belongings.
  • A private bathroom with sink, western toilet, mirror, coated shower floor and hot water.
  • Towels for bathroom use, but please bring your own towels for the beach.
  • A specific area to hang wet clothes, in and out of the bathroom.
  • A restaurant offering some of the tastiest food in Sumatra.

 

Restaurant

The Surf Resort Asu Island Restaurant offers our guests a relaxed atmosphere in the most idyllic setting with some of the tastiest food in the Sumatra. Each day the resort’s chef prepares a variety of food and as often as possible, uses seafood caught by local fishermen and our guests.

 

THE DINING EXPERIENCE

Guests find our open air dining to be as much fun as it is delicious and varied. We offer full meals ranging from local Indonesian dishes to pasta, pizza, chicken and of course, fresh fish. We consider every meal extremely important to give you the energy you need to surf all day.

 

There is a set schedule for meals so you don’t have to wonder what time you eat. We also have as many BBQs as possible because nothing is as tastier as or more satisfying than having a bbq with your friends on a remote, tropical island with perfect waves lapping at your feet. Beer, hard alcohol, and mixed drinks are available for a standard fee. Desserts are served after lunch and dinner and include chocolate cake, banana cake, coconut bread and fresh fruit.

 

MEALS SCHEDULE

Breakfast: 6:30am – 09:30am (Please order with the bartender.)

Lunch: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Dinner: 7:30pm – 9:30 pm

 

Our chefs can accommodate any dietary requirements or eating preferences, so please let us know in advance of your visit so we can prepare for you.

 

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Beer, wine, hard alcohol and soft drinks are available to purchase.

THE ACTIVITIES

The tropical paradise that surrounds The Surf Resort Asu Island offers more than just amazing surfing. The resort offers plenty of recreational equipment to make exploring and enjoying the local environment easy for all guests.

 

The Surf Resort Asu Island has a private 40m long pier on our beach, straight into the water, directly in front of your bungalow where you can start your paradisiacal Indian Ocean experience. Amazing Surfing is what we are famous for, but we offer so much more than that!

 

Surfing

The Surf Resort Asu Island offers you the best waves of your life. The Hinako´s Islands are one of the most consistent surf destinations in the entire world. Its broad exposure towards the southern Indian Ocean provides these islands with consistency and high quality waves.

 

There is no other place on the planet which offers high quality surf and no crowd! There are five waves strewn throughout the islands, in maximum range of 15-30 minutes and two more 40-50 minutes by speedboat. The Surf Resort Asu Island is determined to help you get the most out of what the Asu Island has to offer, while still giving you the convenience and comfort of coming home to your own private, clean bed every night.

 

Roughly 100% of the waves in the Hinakos can be accessed within a maximum of 30 minutes by our speedboat, and the best ones are right in our own backyard, 5 minutes by our speedboat from our pier to line-up, safe and dry!

 

Bawa is the furthest island, and still, it is only a short 20-30 minutes away, and it offers longer and wider barrels than Asu when it is firing. Here you will find challenging waves like Bommie and rippable barrelled waves like Hamutala. And within 40/50 minutes we get Salonako and Afulu in West Nias. Our surf guides receive regular surf forecasts, and will give you recommendations based on swell, wind, and your own desires.

 

One day, we may decide it is a good idea to take a day trip North to the Nias area or we could go South for waves such as Salonako, Afulu or Lagundri Bay. Or, we could simply stay put to enjoy the waves on our own private beach. There is no doubt Asu have some of the best waves in Indonesia. Perfect and consistent. And we are here to put you into the best waves of your life.

 

SWELL

During your stay at The Surf Resort Asu Island, you will most likely witness 1-3 predominant swells come and go, depending on your trip duration. As the swell rises, Asu grows from medium size (fun for everybody), and gradually becomes more intense, suiting those surfers with a little more experience. The peak of the swell may last 1-3 days, and then gradually begin to subside, making Asu friendlier for everybody.

 

This cycle continually repeats itself throughout the main surfing season (April 01 to October 30), which makes The Surf Resort Asu Island an ideal travel destination for any surfer. The surf breaks only 700m away from the resort pier and the transfer is always made by boat.

 

SEASONS

April and May: Medium swells and glassy conditions

June: Solid swells and generally clean conditions

July and August: Big swells and strong offshore winds

September: Mixed size swells and clean conditions

October: Consistent medium swells and great conditions

November: Clean Conditions and small to medium sized swells

 

Fishing

The Surf Resort Asu Island offers world-class fishing to our guests. Asu Island sits on the edge of the hinako´s archipelago. World-class fishing can be enjoyed straight off the island on-board Asus 28 sports fishing boat. We offer trolling, jigging and popping and whatever you catch ends up on your dinner plate that night, expertly cooked by one of our highly-trained chefs.

 

Our expert fishing guides are more than eager to share their local knowledge and secrets. You will have the opportunity to reel in many of the most impressive pelagic in our region including Spanish Mackerel, Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Giant Trevally, Tengiri and Sailfish.

 

Guided speed boat rides

  • explore different villages
  • go snorkelling
  • go out fishing
  • visit madness lighthouse
  • and visit Crocodile Lake.

 

Other Activities

  • Stand-up paddle boards
  • Snorkelling
  • Spearfishing
  • Yoga
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Cultural Tours
  • Table Tennis
  • Board Games
  • Movies
  • Satellite TV and a Big Screen.

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

ASU ISLAND, HINAKOS ISLANDS, NIAS ISLAND, NORTH SUMATRA, INDONESIA

Asu Island is 1 of the 8 islands in the Hinako Archipelago, in Nias, North Sumatra, Indonesia. There are no roads on Asu, no electricity, and a local population its about 70 people. The Surf Resort Asu Island is in a very remote area, 15 km, the port and the Sirombo village, west side of Nias Island. Our private speed boat makes the transfer to the resort.

 

CLIMATE

The climate in Asu is hot and humid with rainfall occurring all year round. Seasons vary from year to year and El Nino conditions typically bring in Southerly trade winds during the Southern hemisphere winter time, while La Nina conditions typically produce more Northerly winds.

 

Powerful swells arrive from March through to November, while December to February produces smaller, long period swells, ideal for beginners and those who prefer quality medium sized waves with no crowds.

 

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Air 26° – 32° C / 80° – 90° F

Water 26° – 29° C / 80° – 85° F

Getting Here

 

Guests arrive at Medan International Airport (KNO) Sumatra. Medan is reachable from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bali, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manilla, and other major Asian capitals.

 

We pick up guests at the airport in Medan and take them to a 3-4 star hotel close to the airport for the night. In the morning around 6am, guests then fly 50 minutes to Nias Island Gunungsitoli, Binaka Airport (GNS). Our driver picks guests up at the airport and drives across Nias Island (2 hours of beautiful tropical scenery) to Sirombu Harbor. Our speedboat takes guests from the harbor to Asu Island in 30 minutes.

 

Note: guests must arrange all transfer procedures with our booking agent.

 

1-Guests arrive at Medan International Airport (KNO) Sumatra.

2- Guests then fly 50 minutes to Nias Island Gunungsitoli, Binaka Airport (GNS).

3- Our driver picks guests up at the airport and drives across Nias Island (2 hours of beautiful tropical scenery) to Sirombu Harbor.

4-Our speedboat takes guests from harbor to Asu Island in 30 minutes.

 

If we arrive before departure day, can you arrange a Hotel in Medan or Gnungsitoli?

Yes! We can arrange all the logistics needed.

 

Please note we charge $150 fee for Transport From Nias Airport to Asu Island and Return

PRICES & PACKAGES

Standard

$1,600 USD per person

 

Inclusive of:

  • 10 nights’ accommodation.
  • 2 single beds per room with shared bathroom.
  • All meals.
  • Unlimited boat transfers to Asu lineup.
  • Unlimited boat trips to different waves.

 

NOTE:

  • Each extra night is $130 USD per person.
  • If you spend less than 10 nights, the cost is $174 USD per night.
  • Non-surfers, companions or children (7 – 15 years old) will cost $120 USD per night.

 

 

Superior

$1,900 USD per person

 

Inclusive of:

  • 10 nights’ accommodation.
  • 3 king size beds in one bungalow.
  • All meals.
  • Unlimited boat transfers to Asu lineup.
  • Unlimited boat trips to different waves.

 

NOTE:

  • Each extra night is $160 USD per person.
  • If you spend less than 10 nights, the cost is $205 USD per person per night.
  • Non-surfers, companions or children (7 – 15 years old) will cost $150 USD per person per night. 

 

Deluxe

$2,300 USD per person

Inclusive of:

  • 10 nights’ accommodation.
  • 1 king size bed in one bungalow.
  • All meals.
  • Unlimited boat transfers to Asu lineup.
  • Unlimited boat trips to different waves.

 

NOTE:

  • Each extra night is $200 USD per person.
  • If you spend less than 10 nights, the cost is $250 USD per person per night.
  • Non-surfers, companions or children (7 – 15 years old) will cost $180 USD per person per night.

 

Transfer

*Please note we charge $150 fee for Transport From Nias Airport to Asu Island and Return

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