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Sumatra – Resorts and Camps

Fr $1270 AUD 13 Nights

Damai Bungalows

The surf on Sumatra’s southern coast has something to offer everyone. We have found guys & girls with average to above average ability have the most fun out here. Krui’s surf region is wide, varied & our surf camp location makes all the waves accessible.

Being one of the few places here who’s owner actually surfs, take advantage of our 11 + years experience surfing south sumatra, we can organise our guests into cars or bikes to get amongst the other waves around and in the conditions they’re best surfed in if your keen to look beyond our doorstep.

We have hosted shortboarders, longboarders and bodyboarders, they’ve all been able to get amongst it and go home stoked.

Damai Bungalows sits directly infront of Ujung Bocor, the area’s longest, most consistent wave. It regulary turns on rides in excess of 200 meters. The top of the point provides barrel sections then rolls through to a long carveable wall for as long as you want to ride it. Definitely the longest, funnest wave in the area.

Besides the left out front, you can choose between barrelling lefts & rights, softer reef breaks as well as endless beachbreaks. We can provide you all the info you’ll need once here.

Accommodation

Bungalow Accommodation

Damai Bungalows is locally designed & built accommodation 30km’s south of krui. Rendered walls & tiled roofs with ceramic floors & large fully opening windows help to keep you cool. Our surf camp accommodates just 12 people in 6 twin share rooms with the following features:

  • private indoor/outdoor bathrooms
  • western flush toilets
  • basins with mirror & cupboard
  • power sockets
  • rain showers set within river stones & indoor garden
  • cool fresh water from our deep bore, a perfect way to wash away the tropical heat
  • inner spring beds (king singles) with all linen/pillows and mosquito nets
  • individually controlled overhead fans
  • the longest left in the area at your doorstep

Each room is lockable & has its own veranda. Although safe, we have 24 hour security patrolling the grounds to keep all our gear safe.

Hot/Cold breakfasts

Breakfasts are able to be selected each day, available options normally include fruit,  fried/boiled rice/noodles, eggs & toast, jaffles, omlettes, pancakes as well as fresh juice, tea & coffee.

Lunches

Now its your choice, salad sandwiches, chicken wraps, pizza, jaffles, fruit platters or Indonesian favourites like sate, fried rice or noodles, eat what you like in between your daily surfs.

Indonesian style meals

We are mainly geared towards tasty indonesian dishes with fresh chicken, fish or beef curries, beef rendang & sate chicken are all accompanied with market fresh vege’s & rice. Fresh fish & chicken bbq’s (indo style) with all the trimmings prove popular as well.

Western style dishes

Western dishes include crumbed schnitzel, pasta,  bbq/fried chicken, pizza& sandwiches,  providing ‘some tastes from home’ .

Meal requests

We only cater for a maximum of 12 guests at a time which means we can often decide with our guests what they might like to eat and we can then create meals by request. If you have suggestions for us, let us know, we’re always happy to add to the list of delicious dishes we can provide.

Snack bar

We provide a  bar snack menu available to visitors & guests alike who may wish to eat outside of meals provided.

 

Features

Open air, waterfront pavillion with beach views

 Locally designed & built, our surf camp on Sumatra’s southern coast has a  2 storey open air pavillion that sits a stones 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 a chilled out elevated view of the waves and surrounding mountains.

Billiards, table tennis, satellite tv etc

Activities include billiards, table tennis as well as satellite TV for those who can’t miss their sports, news etc. currently AFL, BPL & “some rugby” is available. NRL is not available up here :(

Hammocks

Hammocks are upstairs to chill out in with a book.

Bar and Snacks

Our bar is stocked with all soft drinks & of course 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.

Activities

Traditional Indonesian lifestyle

Besides the waves in the krui surf area, this part of Sumatra still provides an insight into traditional coastal village life. No disco’s or bars, no pushy hawkers trying to sell you things, no maca’s or kfc. Guests often tell us that once here they can feel the stress of life back home wash away as they sink into the Indonesian pace of doing things, which isn’t real fast. You definitely wont die of stress out here.

Do as much or as little as you like, we can help you get to anywhere you want to go.

Local attractions:

At Damai Bungalows we try to involve the local communities as much as possible. We can hook you up with nessecary info & local drivers/guides to take you to the various attractions, such as:

  • local villages & markets
  • elephant rides through national park (currently suspended until further notice)
  • national park walks with local rangers to 60m high waterfalls & surrounding flora/fauna
  • any traditional weddings/ceremonies that may be happening
  • searching out remote beaches & reefs
  • taste & buy coffee lewak direct  from the producers
  • onsite massuese

 

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