BeOcean Surf Camp, Krui, South Sumatra

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THE slice of paradise in Sumatra

By Grant, May 2017

Staying at BeOcean during my Sumatran surf trip contributed to this being the best surf trip I've done. The location was perfect with a handful of different reef breaks right out the front, a sand bank beachie 15 mins scooter away, many more other reef breaks in within an hours drive in both directions and also a bonus island wave 1 hr off the coast by boat. The natural wooden bungalows were much more luxurious than I had anticipated and allowed me to recuperate in comfort after consistently doing over 6hrs in the water each day. The common areas have all been designed with thought and intention to create more than just a place to stay, there is strongly relaxing vibe about the place. The other guests seemed to agree on this and most evenings ended with a group beer on the deck watching the sunset and the last few waves roll over the reef for the day. Our three meals a day were top restaurant quality and appropriately portioned to fill up hungry surfers. The smoothies and jaffles on request were also a big hit amongst everyone and ensured nobody was ever forced to leave the accommodation to get food. Max and Alicia, along with their excellent and friendly team of staff, worked very hard to ensure that myself and all other guests were provided with the optimal experience during our stay at BeOcean. I will 100% be returning to BeOcean for another stay, my only hope is that it is sooner rather than later!

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Great spot! Great People! Great Food!

By Jeremy C, May 2017

We couldnt be happier about choosing BeOcean for our 12 days in Sumatra. Max, Alicia and all their staff were super friendly and were always on hand to help with anything. The location was excellent with several fun reef breaks within walking distance and many more within a short scooter ride. The accommodation and facilities were excellent. Beautiful and comfortable bungalows and the common areas were the perfect place to relax after surfing all day. The food was delicious and had a good variety of western and Indonesian food and I was always happy with the meal sizes. Max was very knowledgeable of the surf conditions, each time we went to explore either by boat, car or scooter we were always greeted by excellent waves. Max even joined us for a few surfs which was great and he also takes amazing photos!! Thanks again for having us and already looking forward to our next trip!

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We loved BeOcean Krui!!

By Tim N, April 2017

Well what a great time we had at BeOcean Krui.... Max and Alicia were amazing host! I was extremely impressed with the food. the bungalows were clean and cosy... I highly recommend staying here if you are looking for accomodation in the Krui area. We'll be back!

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Epic Surf, Epic Food

By Ryan Oliver, April 2017

Perfect location between the areas best waves with a little bonus wave right out the front. Camp set up is deluxe, you couldn't expect more. Max and Alycia are onto it and its obvious they have a hospitality background. The food is restaurant grade and different everyday.

BeOcean Krui

Camp Size: Max 14
Accommodation: 4 x private bungalows & 1 x double room
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Daily transport available
Located in front of surf break: Yes
Destination: South Sumatra
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Budget: 2/5
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: Yes
From Price pp / night: Euro 55 
Yoga: Yoga Platform
Ideal for: Couples, families & any size groups

BeOcean Krui South Sumatra

BeOcean has fast become one of the biggest head turners in the whole region. It’s stylish yet homey feel offers an incredibly warm and happy vibe thanks to the attention to detail that its owners (Alicia & Max) have put in. Just like its accommodation, the food menu is top notch with some of the healthiest dishes you’ll experience in the whole of Sumatra. Perfectly situated in front of a left hander (Leftovers) and a right hander (The Peak), guests can surf all day long as well as take in the breath taking views of the distant Sumatran Mountains.

Guests can arrive or depart anytime or any day (min 6 days stay).

Local transport is also available at a small charge; to give you access to the regions other waves.

Ideal for the health conscious, travelling couples or families.

BeOcean Krui Surf Camp

- 2 x “double” bungalows - with double queen size bed + single king size
- 1 x “triple” bungalow - with 3 x single king size beds
- 1 x “quadruple” bungalow - with 4 x single king size beds (can also fit 5)
- 1 x “double” room - with double king size bed (top floor of main house) 

Bungalows

The quality of the bungalows on offer at BeOcean is a reflection of the time and effort that has gone into creating this little slice of paradise. Rendered walls, tiled roofs & polished concrete floors create a sleek finish & the quality fixtures and fittings add the perfect finishing touch. Those concerned about the tropical heat will be grateful of its high ceilings & cleverly designed windows that allow maximum breeze (and light) throughout the day. There are also plenty of fans in each room. All bungalows come complete with comfy spring beds (queen or single 'king' size), high quality mosquito nets as well as plenty of storage space inside & out.

 Each bungalow comes complete with:

- Private bathroom with shower
- Western flush toilets
- Bathroom towels
- Basins with mirror
- Power sockets
- Spring beds - queen or single 'king' size
- Clean linen/pillows and quality mosquito nets
- Fan cooled
- Rooms cleaning daily
- Linen and towels changed every third day

Each room is fully lockable & has its own veranda. Although safe, there is also 24 hour security within the camp.

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There’s a large focus on healthy eating at BeOcean. Alicia & Max are very health conscious and so expect great food during your stay. They clearly understand the important role food plays for their surfing guests. BeOceans meals are also plentiful & varied each day with a mix of Indonesian, Mediterranean & western dishes.

Vegetarians and specific dietary requirements can be accommodated for with prior notice to your arrival.

Included in the price:

- 3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
- Spring Water

Not included in the price:

- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks
- Free flow tea & coffee
- Additional snack bar menu

BeOcean Krui Surfing

The Main House

BeOceans main building serves as the largest social area and includes a lounge & TV as well as the camps dining area where each meal is served. It’s large and spacious and is beautifully decorated and always seems to have a welcoming ambience. You can also find the main reception here, where guests can also order a freshly squeezed juice or tasty snack.

Available in the main house:

- Internet connection (high speed)
- TV Area with sofa and chairs
- Wide range of surf/bodyboard movies
- Ping pong table
- Poker set and other games
- Books & Magazines
- Dining Area
- Reception 

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Ocean front covered deck

Any guest staying at BeOcean will fall instantly in love with the ocean front covered deck area. For the surf hungry, kick back, relax and wait for the perfect time to head out, as BeOcean overlooks two of the region’s best waves. Those wanting to loosen up in between surfs, will find no better place to grab a yoga mat and stretch out that muscle fatigue from a hard days surfing. For the non surfing guests, there’s simply no better spot to recline into a hammock, read a book or watch the world go by. It’s also a favourite hang out to simply enjoy a cold Bintang and to take in one of Sumatra’s incredible sunsets.

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Daily Transport and Surf Guide

Alicia & Max will always be on hand so you can enjoy and discover this amazing region and help surfers to find the various breaks that are spread across the region.

Daily transport isn’t included in the price but is always available on arrival.

The surf region stretches around 50 miles and is accessed by a long twisting road that takes about 1.5 hours to reach all the surf breaks.

Motor Bikes with surfboard rack are typically around $5 / day depending on availability and length of rental.

Car hire with driver is usually around $40 / day. But of course pricing can vary from driver to driver.

Please note fuel will be additional but is relatively cheap in the region.

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For those looking to explore the region other than surfing, you’ll be pleased to learn that despite the areas remoteness there are still some activities & day trips to check out.

- Snorkelling is easily available out the front of BeOcean or other nearby spots. 

- When the swell is smaller, Stand Up Paddleboard's (SUP’s) are also available for all the guests of BeOcean to enjoy. And thanks to its ocean front location it’s easy to venture out from the surf camps shores. Pricing is IDR 100,000 (approx AUD 10) / 2hrs. 

- Any keen fishermen staying at the camp will be pleased to hear that there's a number of good local fishing spots. Rest assured that you're in good hands as Max is very experienced especially when it comes to spear fishing. Bring your own gear although there is some equipment available at the camp.

- Banana Island (Pulau Pisang) which is directly opposite BeOcean, is a must visit location during your stay in Krui. Accessed by a short boat ride, it has 2 waves either side of the island as well as being a great spear fishing and snorkelling spot thanks to its translucent waters.

Other activities include jungle trekking inside the national park of Bukit Selatan, visiting one of the regions waterfalls or a day trip to Lake Ranau. Many of these activities can be done on your own although we can easily organise them for you if you prefer once you arrive at BeOcean. 

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Guests need to fly into Bandar Lampung (TKG) Radin Inten II Airport, South Sumatra 

We recommend using https://www.skyscanner.net/ and flying into Jakarta, Indonesia.  From Jakarta, there are over a dozen flights each day that fly into Bandar Lampung (TKG), from airlines such as Garuda Airlines, Srwijaya, Citilink  & Lion Air. We recommend http://www.nusatrip.com/

Note: Visa On Arrival: A FREE 30 day Visa On Arrival is now available for a number of countries including: Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, England, France, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany. 

Price: USD 75 each way (IDR 1,000,000)

Transfers include:

* Private a/c vehicle
* Up to 4 guests (with surfboards & baggage)
* Pick-up and drop off anytime
* Approx 6 hour journey time

Please note: We don't advise taking the bus as it’s a longer journey, only runs at set times, is uncomfortable and generally only gets you within 45 mins of where the camps are located.

There is also a flight service from TKG to Krui - but at the moment is proving unreliable and tricky when taking surfboards. 

Your transfers in detail:

Bandar Lampung Airport to the camp

Upon arrival at Bandar Lampung (TKG) Radin Inten II Airport, guests will be greeted by one of our staff members with pre-arranged transport and you'll be taken to direct to the camp. The transfer time is about 6 hours which includes a brief stop to grab some food half way through the journey. Vehicles are usually a Toyota Kijang and we keep the maximum passengers to 4 so there’s plenty of room for a comfortable journey and enough space for all your belongings.

The airport transfer is paid on arrival at the camp in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR 1,000,000)

Hotels in Bandar Lampung

Guests usually don’t stay in Bandar Lampung as there’s generally no need to. We can always collect you and drop you off any time to/from the airport. However we suggest staying at either of the following options if our guests prefer to overnight in the city.

Novotel - http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-6647-novotel-lampung/index.shtml
Sheraton - www.sheraton.com/lampung

All guests travelling to any surf camp or charter boat in Sumatra will require Travel Insurance. Surf Camp Sumatra recommends using World Nomads for any trip to Sumatra. Simply use the below form to get a quote.

Make sure you to pack light & within the baggage restrictions of your airline. 

Don’t leave for your trip without any of the following:

Passport valid for at least 6 months from date of departure and must have at least 1 completely blank page (no stamps, nothing)

Tickets & itinerary

Travel insurance policy

Cash – change $500 minimum per two weeks stay into Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).

Valid Visa (for Australian, British & USA passport holders, visas can be issued on arrival (30 days max). Please check prior to purchasing your tickets.

Important: Make sure to check our "know before you go" section which is a handy page of what to expect as well as a detailed inventory of travel essentials.

Special Offers Dates Nights Person/Night Guests
Private Bungalow (Twin, double, triple or quadruple) 01 NOV 18 to 31 MAR 18
EURO35

2018 Prices

All Guests Dates Nights Person/Night Guests
Private Bungalow (Twin, double, triple or quadruple) 01 APR 18 to 31 OCT 18
EURO55

Transfer Costs

Transfers Dates Guests Total Price
Bandar Lampung to BeOcean (return trip) 01 JAN 18 to 31 DEC 18

Booking Notes

"Airport transfers" are paid on arrival in IDR

- 2 x "double" bungalows - with double queen size bed + single king size
- 1 x "triple" bungalow - with 3 x single king size beds
- 1 x "quadruple" bungalow - with 4 x single king size beds (can also fit 5)
- 1 x "double" room - with double king size bed (top floor of main house)

"Single" guests staying in the private double room is USD 100 / night


A 30% deposit is required to secure your booking. Initial deposit is non-refundable but transferable or exchanged with a friend to take your place on that specific date (passengers are responsible for finding their own replacements).

Balance of payment is due 60 days prior to departure and is 100% non-refundable.

Payment only by Bank transfer or Paypal+fee

All transfer charges & bank fees, including correspondent bank fees, are to be incurred by the guests.

Bank details will be emailed upon booking.

Please use www.transferwise.com for your international bank transfers. It's free and easy to use, you will receive much better currency rates than any bank. 

Paypal details will be emailed upon booking.

Travel Insurance is mandatory for your safety and no guest will be able to depart on any trip unless they have copies of their travel insurance documents before departure. We advise all guests take out insurance upon booking in case of accident or personal problems prior to your trip.

By way of payment guests are agreeing to both BeOcean Surf Camp & Surf Camp Sumatra's Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

BeOcean Surf Camp: http://www.beoceankrui.com/en/terms-and-conditions
Surf Camp Sumatra: http://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camp-sumatra-terms.shtml

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Item Krui Mentawai Telos Banyaks Simeulue Hinakos
Alcohol available Yes Yes Yes Yes Limited Yes
Beaches OK Great Good Great Good Great
Crowd Good Good Great Great Good Great
Date Flexibility Great OK Poor Poor Great Great
Diving No Yes No No No Yes
Family Friendly OK Great Good OK OK Great
Female Friendly OK Great Great Good OK Great
Fishing OK Good Good Good OK Good
For Couples OK Great Good OK OK Great
Learn to Surf Yes Yes No No No No
Snorkelling OK Great Good Great OK Great
Surf & Yoga Yes Yes No No No Yes
Surf Season April-Nov All Year All Year April-Nov All Year All Year
Surfer Daily Budget $30+ $130+ $225+ $200+ $50+ $160+
Surfing Ability Beginner+ Beginner+ Intermediate+ Intermediate+ Intermediate+ Intermediate+

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