Camp Size: Max 15 surfers & 6 non surfers
Accommodation: Private rooms & bungalows
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: included
Located in front of surf break: 5 mins away
Destination: Nias & Hinako Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: No
Yoga: Yoga terrace
Ideal for: Any size group
Located 1 degrees north of the equator on the Hinako islands, Puri Asu is a real surfer’s haven with a number of truly epic wave’s just minutes from this tropical paradise.
The island of Asu, is one of 8 islands found off the west coast of Nias, is blessed with some amazing surf and is home to the guests of Puri Asu. The main focus of the surf camp is the world class lefthander simply named Asu. This mechanical wave is very consistent, works on all tides and delivers on all swell sizes. It’s a wave for everyone and is the real lure for the majority of travelling surfers. Another 6-7 waves are found within less than 45 minutes from the resort.
Flights from Medan to Nias take just 50 minutes and conveniently fly each day.
Puri Asu Resort is ideal for all group sizes, families and couples looking for a slice of paradise on their surf vacation.
The camp caters for a total of 21 guests (15 surfers & 6 non surfers)
Accommodation is divided between private rooms and private bungalows that sit just a stone’s throw from the palm fringed tropical shoreline. Each room and bungalow comes complete with air conditioning, hot showers and exceptional views. Each bathroom has a sink, western toilet, mirror & hot shower. Towels are available for all guests, but we encourage people to bring their own beach towels.
Guests can also take full advantage of the private beach that’s just 20 meters away that is blessed with sunset vistas. You’ll also find a beach club as well as a beautiful gazebo for yoga.
Standard accommodation (below)
Wooden House (below) - USD 125 pp / night
4 x private rooms with 2 single beds per room (2 shared bathrooms outside the room but inside the house)
Beach side bungalow (below) - USD 125 pp / night
1 x bungalow with 3 king size beds (private bathroom inside bungalow)
Superior accommodation (below)
Superior Bungalows - USD 250 pp / night
6 x bungalows with 1 king size bed per bungalow (private bathroom inside bungalow) -
Guests taking the "Standard" accommodation will not have to share a room unless the resort is full.
Guests opting for the "Superior" accommodation will always have private use of their bungalow.
Food is included in your package and you won’t be disappointed. Daily meals are always substantial and varied and include a mix of both Indonesian and Western flavours including pasta dishes, pizza, chicken and of course fresh fish.
Desserts are served after lunch and dinner and include chocolate cake, banana cake, coconut bread & fresh fruits.
Breakfast - "order from menu"
Lunch and dinner - "buffet"
Breakfast - "order from menu"
Lunch & dinner - "fixed menu"
Breakfast – 6:30am – 09:30am
Lunch – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Dinner – 7:30pm – 9:30 pm
Beer is available for all of our guests, a variety of hard alcohol, wine and mixed drinks will also be available for purchase when available.
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
- Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water.
Not included in the price:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks
- Additional snack bar menu
The large speedboat for "superior" package guests
Guests staying at Puri Asu are blessed with 5 waves within 15-30 minutes of the resort and 2 more that are 40-50 minutes away. The ultra consistent break of Asu is just a short 5 minute boat ride away.
From the convenience of the private pier, guests can explore and surf throughout the islands. And thanks to Puri Asu’s 3 speedboats on offer each day – guests will be dropped off and picked up anytime you wish.
Note: "Superior" package guests will have the use of the "large" speedboat (above) whereas the "Standard" package guests will have the use of the 2 smaller speedboats.
Despite being located in one of the most remote corners of Indonesia, guests can find a multitude of activities to keep them happy including:
Free of charge;
* Stand Up Paddle Boards
* Fishing equipment
* Snorkelling equipment
* Spear fishing equipment
* Table Tennis
* Board Games
* Yoga Gazebo
* Satellite TV with Big Screen
Available but extra cost;
SCUBA equipment - $100 for 2 tanks and 2 dives in different spots
Jet ski for Tow-in - $200-$300 pp
Massage - $10/hr
Guests need to fly into Medan Airport (KNO) - Kuala Namu International Airport West Sumatra
We recommend using https://www.skyscanner.net/ and flying into Jakarta, Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) or Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL). From KL, there is usually one morning flight (1hr) with Air Asia as well as a lunchtime flight to Medan. From Jakarta, there are plenty of flights each day that fly into Medan, with airlines such as Garuda Airlines, Sriwijaya, Citilink & Lion Air. We recommend https://www.traveloka.com/
From Medan, you will need to take an extra flight to Gunung Sitoli, Binaka Airport (GNS) with Wings Air (part of Lion Air). There are many flights each day.
From Gunung Sitoli, our driver will collect you & drive across Nias Island (2 hours of beautiful tropical scenery) to Sirombu Harbour. From here, our private speedboat will take you to Asu Island in about 30 minutes.
It’s a long but stress free journey and because there’s so many flights each day, you’ve plenty of travel options to suit your needs.
Hotels in Medan (approx 45 mins from airport)
JW Marriott Hotel Medan - http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mesmc-jw-marriott-hotel-medan/
Hotel Aryaduta Medan - http://www.aryaduta.com/hotels_home_medan.php
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.
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 $500 minimum per two weeks stay into Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).
Valid Visa (for Australian, British & USA passport holders, visas can be issued on arrival (30 days max). Please check prior to purchasing your tickets.
Important: Make sure to check our "know before you go" section which is a handy page of what to expect as well as a detailed inventory of what to bring.
A USD$ 500 deposit per person 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.
All transfer charges & bank fees, including correspondent bank fees, are to be incurred by the guests. All transfers require a US$25 processing fee due to incoming bank charges.
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.
Credit Card (only for additional payments at the resort)
Credit Card payment (Visa or Mastercard) All credit cards require a 4% processing charge for both deposit and the balance.
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