Cabana Surf & Stay, Krui, South Sumatra



Guest Reviews



Camp Size: Max 18
Accommodation: Private huts or shared rooms
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: from $5 / day
Located in front of surf break: Yes, Mandiri Beach
Destination: South Sumatra
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Budget: 2/5
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: Locally
Yoga: No
Ideal for: Couples, families, budget traveler

mandiri beach

Cabana Surf & Stay opened its doors early in 2018 and remains the most affordable accommodation at Mandiri Beach.

Designed, built and operated by a collective of savvy Indonesians, the surf camp offers both budget conscious shared accommodation as well as private beach side huts, ideal for singles, twin share guests or couples. All accommodation is fully air conditioned and has been designed with a clear vision & built with care. 

Just steps from the premises is South Sumatra’s number one beach break - Mandiri that provides some of the most consistent waves in the region. 

Guests can unwind after a hard days surfing with a cold poolside Bintang & a Sumatran sunset.  

There are no fixed travel dates, so guests can arrive or depart anytime or any day. Ideal for intermediate to advanced surfers – the camp is especially suited for small groups, couples, single guests and of course the budget conscious. 

accommodationPremium twin hut

Max 18 guests

All accommodation includes:* Air-conditioning
* Free Wi-Fi
* Hair dryer
* Daily room cleaning
* Towels
* Free bottled water
* Free toiletries

Premium Huts

5 x Private (a/c) Premium Huts - 1 or 2 guests per hut

Twin or double bed
* Private Western-style bathroom
* Private terrace with beach view and sunbeds
* Wardrobe

Cabana Accommdation
Double room, Premium Hut

Dormitory Lodge

2 x Shared (a/c) bunk rooms - 4 guests per room

* Bunk bed (4 beds per room)
* Wardrobe / Closet
* Shared bathroom
* ShowerDouble bed, Premium Hut

Each room is fully lockable. Although perfectly safe, we have 24 hour security.

surfingDormitory Lodge


Marlin Bar & Resto

Sit and watch the waves roll by or grab a cold Bintang and enjoy a Sumatran sunset - the open plan cinematic feel of the main dining area is the real hub of the camp. 

Guests can anticipate a nice mix of both western and Indonesian flavors each day. 

Included in your daily package: 

* 3 delicious meals served each day
* Western & Indonesian cuisine 
* Tea & coffee with each meal
Free flow water

Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks are not included in the price.




* Outdoor shower
* Swimming pool (outdoor)
* Bar
* Barbeque facilities
* Dining area
* Fireplace
* Garden
* Luggage room / storage
* Multilingual staff
* Poolside bar
* Restaurant
* Smoke-free property
* Special menu request
* Terrace
* Board rental
* Free parking
* Free Wi-Fi
* Laundry



For those looking to explore the dozen or so other surf spots along the Lampung coast, just let the staff know once you're at the camp and they'll be happy to arrange a motorbike or car for you. 

Motor Bikes with surfboard racks are available for around $5/ day depending on availability and length of rental. Cars with driver are approximately USD 40 / day.

** Motorbikes are FREE when booking a trip of 10 days or more**


For the non surfers out there or those looking for a rest day, then there's a number of short excursions to explore the local region.

Easily arranged while at the camp, the various points of interest include:

Excursion to the local village of Krui
Pulau Pisang (banana island) – the regions best snorkeling, fishing & also has great surf!
Lake Ranau the 2nd biggest lake in Sumatra
Jungle treks 


Keen fisherman can expect Spanish Mackerel, Tuna & Marlin when in season & GT’s & Snapper around the deeper reefs. Local fisherman are happy to take guests out for 1/2 day and full day trips. Always bring your own gear as supplies in Lampung are limited.

surf mandiri
Mandiri Beach

Guests staying at Cabana Surf & Stay will have one of the best sand banks at Mandiri Beach, directly in front of the camp. The beach break is one of the best in Sumatra, breaking with real consistency from March until October. Arguably at its best around the head high range, the shoulder months (March/April and September/October) are generally considered as the "optimum" times to visit, when winds largely remain favorable & medium sized pulses are frequent.

Guests are also in prime position to reach Lampung's other waves, being located in between Ujung Bocur to the south (15 mins) and Krui to the north (10 mins).

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

surf map

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

We recommend using 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

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. 

Airport Transfers are IDR 1,000,000 each way (approx. USD 80)

** FREE when booking a Premium hut for 10 days or more**

* Private a/c vehicle
* 1-4 guests
* Approx 5.5 hour journey time

Bandar Lampung Airport (TKG) to the surf 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 directly to the camp. The transfer time is about 5.5 hours. 

Hotels in Bandar Lampung

Guests usually don’t stay in Bandar Lampung as there’s generally no need to. However we suggest staying at either of the following options if our guests prefer to overnight in the city.

Novotel -
Sheraton -

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
Double/twin occupancy (private) Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March 01 OCT 18 to 31 MAR 19
Dorm room (shared) Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March 01 OCT 18 to 31 MAR 19

2019 Prices

All Guests Dates Nights Person/Night Guests
Single occupancy (private) 01 APR 19 to 31 OCT 18
Double/twin occupancy (private) 01 APR 19 to 31 OCT 18
Dorm room (shared) 01 APR 19 to 31 OCT 18

Booking Notes

Standard pricing (per person per night)

Shared accommodation - IDR 750,000 (approx AUD 75)
Single occupancy - IDR 1,200,000 (approx AUD 120)
Double/twin occupancy - IDR 1,750,000 (approx AUD 175)

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).

All discount bookings must be paid in full at the time of booking

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

Payments by Bank transfer

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

Bank details will be emailed upon booking.

Save transfer fees by using for your international bank transfers. It's free and easy to use, you will receive much better currency rates than any bank. 

Payments by PayPal

PayPal details will be emailed upon request. All payments will incur a PayPal fee

Travel Insurance is mandatory for your safety. 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 Cabana Surf & Stay & Surf Camp Sumatra's Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Cabana Surf & Stay:

Surf Camp Sumatra:

This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with Surf Camp Sumatra. Surf Camp Sumatra acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as land based accommodation and boat charter operators. Surf Camp Sumatra's obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. Surf Camp Sumatra has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

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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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