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Banyak Surf Camp - Pulau Balai, Sumatra. Indonesia


Banyak Surf Camp - Pulau Balai, Sumatra Guests overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 4 reviews.
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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 diving, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking… 


The resort 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 Surf Resort


Banyak Surf Camp is a complex of wooden bungalows built on stilts in the ocean. Each bungalow is divided in 2 rooms and is connected with a board walk to the main building where the restaurant is situated. The resort 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, 1 bed of 160x200cm and 1 bed of 120x200cm so you can share with a friend. Each bed has a mosquito net and towels are provided. The rooms have private bathrooms with a toilet. The rooms also have a fan. 


As the resort runs on a generator for electricity, electricity will only be available during meal times (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and during the entire night. 



  • 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. 

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 Charter:

  • 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).


After Surf:

The best time of the day- after these activities, you can relax watching the sunset while you enjoy our bar



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 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

Kuala Lumpur




Getting Here

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.


Note: Be aware about the time arriving in Medan, check if you might need an overnight before getting to Singkil.



We close 16 of November 17 for the raining season. We open for season 18 the first of April.



Price per person 1 day to 7 days More than 7 days
1 person  130$  120$
2 people  120$  110$
3 people 110$ 100$

Ticket for the season:

April to November

All inclusive



✔ 3 meals per day, 3 beers per day

✔ Snacks, fruit juices, sodas, coffee, tea- unlimited

✔ The ride from Singkil to the resort- round trip

✔ Rental of fishing and snorkeling gear, Kayak


Does not include

✔ The ride from Medan to Singkil.

✔ Airport taxes and fees.

✔ Visas and travel insurance.

✔ Diving and speargun.