Amy's Villas, Krui, South Sumatra

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Camp Size: Max 10
Accommodation: Private rooms
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: from $5 / day
Located in front of surf break: Yes, left Slab
Destination: South Sumatra
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Budget: 2/5
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: Locally
Yoga: Yoga Platform
Ideal for: Couples, families & any size groups

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Set in an acre of pristine tropical gardens, Amy's guests can have as much interaction (or as little) as they choose. And with a maximum of 10 guests there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy this little slice of paradise.  

All rooms are spacious and come complete with 2 large beds and a private bathroom

3 delicious and healthy meals are also included during your stay.

Perfectly located in front of a left hand Slab, the camp is a 5 minute scooter ride to a total of 6 waves. These include Leftovers (left), The Peak (right), Krui Bowls (left), Krui left and Krui right. 

Guests can arrive or depart anytime or any day (min 5 days stay).

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

Ideal for just about anyone - especially the health conscious & those who appreciate a little extra space.

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Bungalows - sleeping a maximum of 10 guests

Each bungalow is divided into 2 private rooms. Each room is ideal for 2 singles, a couple or even a family & include:

- Queen size bed and a king single bed
- Private bathroom with shower

- Western flush toilets
- 100% cotton bathroom towels
- Basins with mirror
- Power sockets
- WiFi

- Clean linen/pillows and quality mosquito nets
- Fan cooled
- Rooms cleaning daily
- Linen and towels changed every third day
- Plenty of storage inside and out

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

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food and drink

Food is a big deal at Amy's. Expect a varied choice of mainly Indonesian cuisine with a handful of Western dishes thrown in the mix. Plenty of chicken & locally caught fish or seafood, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables at every meal. 

Amy's very own organic garden provides us with chili's, bananas, pineapple, coconut, passion fruit, papaya, dragon fruit, taro, cassava, and lemongrass all of which get used on a daily basis. The rest of the food is always fresh from the local markets and there is no “MSG” added to any of the food. 

Vegetarians and allergies can be taken care of too - given some prior notice.

Included in the price:

- 3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day

Not included in the price:

- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks
- Additional snack bar menu

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pool

The Grounds

With over an acre of lush tropical gardens, Amy has created a relaxed atmosphere where there is plenty of room to find some space to yourself.

Guests can enjoy direct views of the slab out the front and views in the distance of Leftovers and The Peak. There is also a platform to sit and watch the surf. Its a popular spot for an evening beer where you can take in one of Sumatra's memorable sunsets. Its also a nice spot for some morning yoga too but there is also an extra gazebo/palapa to stretch out and unwind. It also has hammocks for those in need of some down time. And after a hard days surfing, there is a small pool to cool off from the tropical sun. For those looking to truly relax, then Amy's is pretty hard to beat.

The Main Building

Of course guests will often also congregate in the main building as its where meals are usually served. It also provides the real hub of the camp. Expect some background music, plenty of cold beers in the evening, and its a great place to share some stories of the days best sessions. 

All guests have use of the following amenities;

- WiFi
- Yoga platform
- Hammocks & bean bags & chairs

- Swimming pool
- "Surf check" deck
- Dining Area


main building

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For the non surfers out there or for those looking to take a day off, away from surfing, you’ll be pleased to hear that although the region of Lampung is rural and undeveloped, there are still some worthy activities & day trips to check out.

- Snorkeling is easily available out the front of Amy's on the high tide - or other nearby spots. 

- Any keen fishermen will be pleased to hear that there's a number of good local fishing spots. Please bring your own gear.

- Banana Island (aka Pulau Pisang) is a real highlight during anyone's stay in Krui. Accessed by a short boat ride, it also has 2 waves either side of the island (perfect but heavy) - as well as being a great fishingsnorklling spot thanks to its crystal clear water (pictured above).

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 day trips can be experienced on your own although we can easily arrange them and provide a guide for you if need be.

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Daily Transport and Surf Guide

Even if you plan to surf the cluster of waves that are directly accessible from Amy's, its always handy to jump on a scooter to check the surf quicker. Of course, you'll need transport to reach many of the regions other waves. Daily transport isn’t included in the price but is always available on arrival and its pretty affordable.

Motor Bikes with surfboard rack are typically around $5 / day depending on availability and length of rental. Amy or the resident surf guide will always be on hand to either take you to the other surf spots - or to give you detailed directions.

Car hire with driver/guide is usually around $40 / day (per car). The drivers know the surf spots and its a great option for small groups (you can fit 5 in a car when surfing). Its also a great option when you're going on longer missions to waves like Jimmy's. 

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Guests staying at Amy's will have direct access to the half a dozen or so waves in the town of Krui. All accessible by either walking or scooter. The furthest town wave is only about 5 minutes by motorbike.

Although the waves are typically a little smaller than the more exposed reefs in the area, guests can expect super fun surf in the head high region between April to September. March and October can have really fun waves too. In fact, there are windows of excellent surf all year, although north west trades can blow for weeks at a time in between the good days. Even when the north west blows, Jenny's right will be bang offshore, guaranteeing great waves year round. 

Detailed information for all the surf breaks can be found in the destination's section of the site within the Krui, South Sumatra pages.

Krui Surf Breaks

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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 room - with private bathroom 01 OCT 18 to 31 OCT 18
USD55
Private room - with private bathroom 01 MAR 19 to 30 MAR 19
USD55
Private room - with private bathroom 01 APR 19 to 30 SEP 19
USD65

2019 Prices

All Guests Dates Nights Person/Night Guests
Private room - with private bathroom 01 APR 19 to 30 SEP 19
USD70

Booking Notes

October 2018 and March 2019 price - USD 55 per person / night
Closed from 1 November2018 until... 1st March 2019
2019 price USD 70 per person / night with a 5 day minimum.

**Single travelers are welcome. Price is US$70/day for a private room.


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 Amy's Villas & Surf Camp Sumatra's Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Amy's Villa's: https://www.amys-sumatra.com/prices
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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