Camp Size: Max 12
Accommodation: 6 private bungalows
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Daily transport available
Located in front of surf break: Yes
Destination: South Sumatra
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: Yes
Ideal for: Any size group and couples
Damai Bungalows is arguably the best camp in South Sumatra. Without question it’s the best value. Offering a spacious and relaxing atmosphere as well as mod cons like a bar, pool table & hammocks the surf camp provides 6 twin share bungalows that cater for up to 12 guests. Perfectly situated in front of Ujung Bocur, South Sumatra’s premier wave, guests can surf all day long as well as take in the breath taking views of the distant mountains or the palm fringed Sumatran coastline. New for 2016 is a swimming pool that overlooks Ujung Bocur, perfect for chilling out, checking the surf or enjoying a few sunset Bintangs.
Guests can arrive or depart anytime or any day. Local transport is also available at a small charge; to give you access to the regions other waves. Ideal for intermediate to advanced surfers – the camp is suited for any size groups including couples.
6 x Private bungalows (2 guests people per bungalow)
Damai Bungalows are locally designed & built. Rendered walls & tiled roofs with ceramic floors & large fully opening windows help to keep you cool. We have 6 twin share rooms with the following features:
Private indoor/outdoor bathrooms
Western flush toilets
Basins with mirror & cupboard
Rain showers set within river stones & indoor garden
No hot water just cool fresh water from our deep bore, a perfect way to wash away the tropical heat
Inner spring beds with all linen/pillows and mosquito nets
Individually controlled overhead fans
Each room is fully lockable & has its own veranda. Although safe, we have 24 hour security patrolling the grounds to keep all our gear safe.
- Any child that takes up a "proper" bed will incur the full price regardless of age.
- Children ( under 13 ) that stays in a 3rd (extra) bed with 2 full paying adults can stay 1/2 price
- Children under 3 can stay for free so long as they aren't taking up the space of a full paying adult
Locally designed & built the 2 storey open air pavilion sits a stone’s throw from the beach. Sit and watch the waves roll by or grab a beer and enjoy those famous Indonesian sunsets as it sets directly in front of you. On the ground floor is the kitchen, river stone bar and jati dining tables whilst upstairs provides an elevated view of the waves and surrounding mountains.
Hearty meals are a huge part of any surf trip. Ayu is an amazing cook and personally ensures all of Damai’s meals are plentiful & varied each day.
Vegetarians and specific dietary requirements can be accommodated for with prior notice to your arrival.
Daily breakfast options usually include fried rice/noodles, eggs & toast, jaffles, omelettes, pancakes as well as juice, tea & coffee.
Lunch and dinner is focused on Indonesian dishes with fresh chicken, fish or beef curries, beef rendang & sate chicken as well as fresh veggies & rice. Western dishes include crumbed schnitzel, pasta, BBQ or fried chicken, pizza, sandwiches & oven baked veggies.
Included in the price:
- 3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
- Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water.
Not included in the price:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks
- Additional snack bar menu
The perfect place to kick back after a long day surfing, the bar is fully equipped with pool table, table tennis and a Satellite TV so you never miss the big game.
The bar is also stocked with all soft drinks & a variety of beers. Fresh juices can also be made. Out of respect to local laws we don’t sell spirits but are happy to mix your duty free drinks for you.
We understand the importance of cold drinks and ensure we always have plenty, we have a large freezer and fridge stocked full for our guests and visitors.
Tea & coffee is also available.
There is also a small shop where you can purchase snacks like peanuts, chips, chocolate & ciggies. Basic toiletries are also available.
- Billiards / Pool table
- Table tennis
- Satellite TV (football, rugby, AFL)
- Separate bar snack & drinks menu
All our camps in South Sumatra have complimentary surf guides to help you enjoy and discover this amazing 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 $10 / 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.
This laid back corner of Indonesia hasnt been tarnished by development - unlike other parts of the country. You won’t find any western influence here (away from the cluster of surf camps), instead just the raw daily life of the local community. This is how Indonesia should be experienced.
But that’s not to say there aren’t other points of interest away from the surf. We can easily arrange a number of short excursions to give you something extra than just a surfing experience, such as:
Visiting the local village of Krui
Pulau Pisang (banana island) – also has great surf!
Excursion to Lake Ranau the second largest lake on Sumatra
River boat trips
Jungle treks & elephant rides
Snorkelling & spear fishing
Just down from the camp are some sheltered reefs within walking distance for you to explore. We have some gear but best you bring your own.
It’s certainly possible to head out trolling or jigging in the local area. Typically we catch Spanish Mackerel, Tuna & Marlin when in season. GT’s & Snapper can be jigged from the deeper reefs. Local style boats are available for hire for early morning or afternoon sessions. We do have some equipment however it’s best to bring your own. If packing fishing gear include your rod & reel, trolling lures, jigs, poppers, soft plastics etc.
The view (low tide) from Damai
Guests staying at Damai will appreciate that they have as good a view of Ujung Bocur as any other camp. Jason, the Australian owner, opened his doors over 10 years ago and so expect first rate knowledge to go along with his up beat banter.
As with all the camps in the region, as soon as you're checked in, you're free to surf! And when you're keen to explore the rest of the region, grab a motor bike from Jason (approx $5/day with rack) who together with his surf guide, will make sure you find what you're looking for.
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
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 https://www.traveloka.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: AUD 120 pp each way
* 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.
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 what to bring.
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
All transfer charges & bank fees, including correspondent bank fees, are to be incurred by the guests.
Bank details will be emailed upon booking.
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