Simeulue Surf Lodges, Simeulue

Guest Reviews

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Paradise found!

By Simone S, 4th Feb 2017

White sand beaches, lovely people, no internet & nothing more to do than surf all day long, this was the perfect surf trip! Roy & Yenny made sure we had everything we wanted including 3 amazing meals each day. We’ll be returning that’s for sure!

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Thumbs up!

By Larry Seymour, 18th May 2017

We stayed with Simeulue Surf Lodges for the entire month of May and weren’t disappointed. The waves pumped, the food was great and Yenny and Roy were very welcoming. Would highly recommend this camp to anyone.

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Great waves and great food!

By Aaron Ramsey, 23rd September 2016

Thanks to Roy, Yenny and Dave for a fantastic time. Expectations were exceeded in every way. Dylan’s is a great wave and there’s some other fun set-ups not so far away. Awesome trip for an easy adventure! Yeeew, Aaron.

Simeulue Surf

Camp Size: 10 guests
Accommodation: private rooms and private bungalows
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: included
Located in front of surf break: No (but only 100m away!)
Destination: Simeulue
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Budget: 3/5
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: No (But we can set you up with one though if necessary)
Yoga: No
Ideal for: Any size group

Simeulue Surf Lodges

Simeulue Surf Lodges opened in 2014 on Simeulue Island, North Sumatra. With just a short 100m stroll, guests have direct access to one of the best and most consistent waves on the island - Dylan's right. Catering for surfers looking to escape the crowds, this beach front accommodation also offers easy access to the countless uncrowded & perfect waves littered across the island. The camp also has the benefit of its own saltwater swimming pool that provides the perfect spot to relax in after a hard days surfing or to simply enjoy one of Simeulues majestic sunsets. 

The regions other waves can be easily accessed by the camps complimentary motorbikes with some help from the surf guides. Its also easily reach the island thanks to 1 small airline operating flights to/from Medan each day. Simeulue Surf Lodges are suited for any group size, families and couples looking for a cheap surf camp in North West Sumatra.

 

Surfing Simeulue

Simeulue Surf Lodges has 3 accommodation options including a private room in the main house (2 single beds), 3 x private bungalows (2 single beds in each) and a tree house (2 single beds). Each comes complete with their own private bathroom with a hot shower & western style toilet. Furthermore, all guests will have complimentary toiletries, as well as a water dispenser with free coffee, tea and cold water. All guests have the added bonus of their own private veranda & sun loungers that face west, perfect for watching Simeulue’s world famous sunsets.

We also have our own saltwater swimming pool with a relaxing sundeck surrounding it. Enjoy a swim, make a campfire, or have a drink while watching the sunset. You can walk to the small beach, about 2 minutes away from the resort, or just enjoy your own private pool!

Surf Camp

1x Private Room (1-2 guests)

Twin single beds
Fan cooled
Private Bathroom
Hot water shower
Private Balcony & sun loungers
Ocean and sunset views 

3 x Twin Bungalow (1-2 guests in each)

Twin single beds
Fan cooled
Private Bathroom
Hot water shower
Private Balcony & sun loungers
Ocean and sunset views 

1 x Tree House (1-2 guests)

Twin single beds
Fan cooled
Private Bathroom
Hot water shower
Private Balcony & sun loungers
Ocean and sunset views 

Also includes:

Three Meals A Day
Water, Tea and Coffee dispenser
Pick Up and Drop Off From Simeulue Airport
Surfboard Racks
Surf Guides
Scooter rental

Simeulue Surfing

The main building has a TV, DVD player, audio system, a kitchen and a comfortable lounge.

3 healthy and plentiful meals are served three times a day, on your own private veranda, or at the cosy bar in the main house. Meals will consist of local fresh produce (fish, rice and vegetables) as well western flavours (pasta and burgers etc).

Included in the price:

- 3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
- Unlimited purified Water, tea and coffee.

Not included in the price: 

- Alcoholic beverages (limited availability)
- Soft drinks
- Additional snack bar menu

Dylans Right

Guests staying at Simeulue Surf Lodges are just a 3 minute stroll from Dylan’s right. For those wanting to explore the island, guests have free access to the camps scooters and will have a helping hand thanks to our surf guides. Around 12 named waves can be found using the coastal road within an hour’s drive from the camp. Some other waves can also be reached by boat that can be easily chartered whilst staying at the camp.

Simeulue is technically part of Aceh with nearly all of its population being Sunni Muslims. Although extremely friendly, they do expect their beliefs to be considered. The main things to know prior to travel is that women are recommended to dress modestly, and to avoid wearing low plunge tops, bikinis, mini shorts or mini skirts. Most women who visit simply wear t-shirts with sarongs or t-shirts and casual loose summer pants/knee length shorts/knee length dresses and wear a t-shirt/rash with board shorts when they go for a surf. Girls can wear bikinis within the camps grounds as well as the outer islands when they surf but be prepared for a lot of staring by the boat men. That said, the people are very relaxed in Simeulue and girls are free to ride around alone without feeling intimidated. The second thing to consider is that alcohol is generally not sold on the islands other than at the camps where beer is available. Overall, its a very warm and welcoming island much like the rest of Sumatra.

Medan Simeulue

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, from airlines such as Garuda Airlines, Sriwijaya, Citilink  & Lion Air. We recommend https://www.traveloka.com/

Medan to Simeulue (same terminal as international flights)

From Medan, you will need to take an extra flight to Simeulue with Wings Air (part of Lion Air). There is only 1 flight each day.

Wings Air (Medan-Simeulue)
Flights: (approx) 500,000 IDR / $50 pp each way
Boards Fee: (approx) 200,000 IDR per board 
Board Length: 2.3m
Max board bag per flight: 8 (2 boards per bag)

Wings: www.lionair.co.id
Traveloka: www.traveloka.com/en/flight/route/Medan-Simeulue.KNO.SMG

Depart Medan (KNO): 13:20 (Flight# JT1240)
Arrive: Simeulue (SMG): 14:15

Depart Simeulue (SMG): 14:55 (Flight# JT1241)
Arrive: Medan (KNO) 15:35

Important: single, double & triple board bags are paid at check in CASH in IDR. Maximum 2.1m in length. Board bags are approx 200,000 IDR “per board”. You must ensure you have enough CASH in “IDR” to pay for excess board bags or baggage at check in at both Medan ‎and Simeulue airports, or risk not being allowed on the flight.

Land in Medan before 10:30am to fly Wings Air to Simeulue on the same day. Return flight depart Medan after 7pm then you get the last day surfing.
It’s very common for 2-3 hr delays with internal flights. Please book the last flight out of Medan (8pm or later) if planning on departing the same day.

Hotels in Medan

For those needing to overnight in Medan there are a number of affordable hotels available. Many hotels in Medan are approx 45 mins from airport.

Marriott: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mesmc-jw-marriott-hotel-medan/
Hotel Aryaduta - http://www.aryaduta.com/hotels_home_medan.php
Travel agent for taxis and hotels: www.boraspati.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. 

Guests will be collected from Simeulue Airport on arrival and taken to Simeulue Surf Lodges. 
This service is free of charge (Its around a 30 minute drive).
The same service will be provided at the end of your trip.

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.

Special Offers Dates Nights Person/Night Guests
Tree House or Cabana Bungalow 01 NOV 17 to 31 MAR 18
USD65
Main House Room 01 NOV 17 to 31 MAR 18
USD55

2018 Prices

All Guests Dates Nights Person/Night Guests
Cabana Bungalow (single or twin) 01 APR 18 to 30 SEP 18
USD75
Tree House Bungalow (twin) 01 APR 18 to 30 SEP 18
USD75
Main House bedroom (double) 01 APR 18 to 30 SEP 18
USD65

Booking Notes

10% discount available for bookings of 14 days or more
Available accommodation: 1x Private Room (1-2 guests), 3 x Twin Bungalow (1-2 guests in each), Twin single beds 1 x Tree House (1-2 guests)


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 by Bank transfer or PayPal (+5% PayPal fee)

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

Bank details or PayPal account will be emailed upon booking.

Save a lot of $$$ by using 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. 

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 Simeulue Surf Lodges & Surf Camp Sumatra’s Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Simeulue Surf Lodges: http://simeulue-surflodges.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Disclaimer-SSL.pdf

Surf Camp Sumatra: http://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camp-sumatra-terms.shtml
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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