Banyak on the water Surf Camp - Pulau Balai, Sumatra. Indonesia
Dreaming of a holiday in the sun surrounded by perfect waves in uncrowded paradise? Look no further and book your room now in one of our bungalows in the water in the Bay of Plenty in Sumatra Indonesia!
We offers you the all inclusive dream holiday: daily speed boat transport to the waves of the archipelago, 3 meals a day with drinks and snacks included. 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 1 hour by boat. Other activities than surfing uncrowded perfect waves include snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, island hopping…
The camp is built on stilts over the sea in the quietest side of the bay. The area is not affected by the waves coming in creating the surf spots in our front yard. The main building where the restaurant is situated is connected by a boardwalk to the bungalow with the rooms. We’ve used as many natural materials as possible for the construction, such as wood and bamboo. It’s important to respect and preserve the untouched nature in the area.
Banyak on the water Surf Camp is a complex of wooden bungalows built on stilts over the water in a beautiful bay. We have 4 rooms and a restaurant. The camp is in the quietest area in the bay where you can have peaceful nights and wake up with enough energy to tackle each new day of your trip in our paradise.
The rooms are simple but spacious and have 2 beds each so you can share with a friend. Each bed has a mosquitonet, fan and towels are provided. The rooms have private bathrooms with a toilet.
The electricity of our surf camp works with generators, for ecological reasons we cut the current 2 or 3 hours in the morning and 2 or 3 hours in the afternoon when generally we need it the least. We ask our customers to bring only environmentally friendly products, such as natural shampoos, soaps, toothpaste, sunscreen, etc. We do everything to preserve the unspoiled nature that surrounds us.
- 2 rooms each.
- There are fans 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.
Being French and my Venezuelan wife, we will prepare your meals by mixing Indonesian cuisine and world cuisine.
We offer surf guide services to understand and surf the best spots at the best time.
There are 3 differents waves in the bay:
- Gunturs – A right with 3 sections that has several barrels. It’s a swell magnet working all the time. It’s a barrels machine.
- Dindos- A perfect left for maneuver.
- Lolok Point – An incredible freight train left that appears with a good overhead swell… There are several sections that wrap around the point of the island with a number of barrels.
There are, of course some secret spots we can go to if you are nice.
The Camp is located ideally so you can hang out in the bay or take a tour around the mangroves. Simply magnificent! We have some kayak available at the Camp.
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 the Banyak archipelado. Snorkeling gear are available at the camp.
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 is not included).
The best time of the day- after these activities, you can relax watching the sunset while you enjoy our bar.
We can visit all the nooks and crannies of this beautiful piece of nature filled with deserted islands and some small villages.
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
We are 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 in 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.
CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS
Medan in Sumatra
To visit us, you must go to Gunungsitoli on Nias island or Sinabang on Simeulue island, north of Sumatra.
We organize a taxi from the airport to the harbour (1h30 minutes drive) where we will pick you up with our speedboat to go directly to the camp in more or less 2 hours.
– Check in before 4 pm.
– Check out before 10 am.
PRICES & PACKAGES
From first April to end of October
185 $US per day / person
The transportation from Nias or Simeulue to the camp round trips with our big speedboat with 2 brand news engine 200hp each coast 300$US to share with the group.
- 3 meals per day
- 2 beers per day
- Snacks, fruit juices, sodas, coffee and tea
- Daily boat trips to the surf spots in the bay
- Twice a week a boat trip to one of the other surf spots outside the bay, depending on surf condition
- Fishing gear, snorkeling gear and kayak available
The price does not include:
- Transport from Nias or Simeulue in speedboat round trips
- Airport taxes and fees
- Visas and travel insurance