Welcome to LUXURY SUMATRA
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Luxury Sumatra is a quality accommodation at 30km south of Krui in the West Lampung province of Southern Sumatra.
We are 5 hours away from the closest airport in Bandar Lampung. Luxury Sumatra is right in front of the longest and most consistent left hander in the region, “Ujung Bocur”, on the point of Tanjung Setia.
The best way
for getting to Luxury Sumatra is from Jakarta or Bali and taking a
domestic flight (Jakarta to Bandar Lampung, flight codes CGK TGK), which
can be booked through internet or from your local travel agent.
It is also an option taking a bus, ferry or car depending on your time or budget but this options are secondary and not recommended unless you are an adventurer.
Luxury Sumatra’s will send a car to pick up ‘Premium pack’ clients that are already in Bandar Lampung
*The transport for other packs will be an extra charge, contact us for more info.
Luxury Sumatra is home to four spacious double cottages. Each bungalow is an entirely separate residence, completely detached on all sides for added privacy and security. Though the amenities very slightly from bungalow, all are clean, new, and extremely well appointed.
All our bungalows are constructed of the highest quality materials, including the same local hardwoods you´ll see throughout our resort.
We take care of the details and the design to give you the whole comfort.
Luxury Sumatra gives our guest complete views of the ocean, resort, and all its surroundings during the day, and allows it to take full advantage of the sea breezes at night.
The rooms are very comfortable, equipped with mosquito nets, ceiling fan and closet. The bathrooms are spacious and care to detail. In addition, each bungalow has its own terrace and storage area on the floor of the residence to save your surf boards in the shade.
Beautifully constructed from entirely local hardwoods, our gorgeous open air restaurant is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal and reflect on the days activities.
The bar design is also great for the social life.
The Luxury Lounge also comes complete with couches and chillout areas, a separate bar snack menu, and cold drinks. We´ve also added wifi, games... as well as satellite TV for those who can´t miss their sports, news, etc.
We take care in the preparation of the meals for our guests. All meals are served daily which are designed not just to delight your taste buds, but also replenish and refuel your body. We specialize in a variety of seafood dishes using fresh produce caught in the local waters, but we certainly don´t limit ourselves to fish. You can expect anything from pasta dishes, to hamburger, to steaks, to chicken. And all meals are complemented well with a variety of vegetable, rice, fruit dishes, etc.
All high quality, high energy and healthy.
The main surf
season runs from march till november. This fits in with the trade winds
which blow offshore this time of the year. We do occasionally get shifts
in wind directions but luckily we have waves around that face the
opposite directions, so there is always somewhere offshore nearby.
Check surf forecast.
The ” off ” season, november/december till february/march, can still provide periods of offshore conditions and no crowds. For those not fazed by heavy rains and a need to search out waves. The crowd factor will be nearly zero.
The moon phases have a great influence, to check in order to get the most beautiful swells. Ideal between May and September, before and after the 3 days ‘full moon …The Gods will be with you !Two different tides = a small one and a big one every day – from which you need a boat for the right timing. Watch out for the reef at water level – think about wearing boots and maybe a hood too ! Water temperature: 28°C – not many people in the water.
Bring a fixing kit and spare fins. In general, a choice of two surfboards can be useful…
Just in front of the resort you can enjoy this perfect wave. Karangnymbor is the most constant wave in the area.
Around Luxury Sumatra you can find a lot of different waves. Point breaks, beach breaks
There are son many different waves within striking distance of Luxury Sumatra that there is something for everyone. Some are right out our backyard, sometimes we´ll make one hour and go to a more distant locations.
Weather / Temperature
Air temperature : 23°C (Summer) / 23°C (Winter)
Water temperature : 28°C (Summer) / 28°C (Winter)
A « surfing continent ».
From the G Land gaping tube to the boat trips to the Mentawaï islands, from Nias the mythical wave where everything can happen, through Hinakos, the secret archipelago off Sumatra, until Lombok and Desert Point, the most beautiful wave of the world – according to some people – Sumba the princess, Nusa Lembongan Bali’s neighbour, famous way in of the archipelago of the Sunda Islands or Panaitan on the Western side of Java, the diversity is amazing.
Islands conjuring up all the surf trips’ phantasms inhabited in our minds for ever…
You get up one morning and you plan your itinerary (with Destination Surf of course…) for a trip in the middle of the powerful and secret wave’s country.
8th century – Srivijaya’s kingdom, whose strength is based upon the control of an important international trade ruled by the Tamils and the Chinese, appears in Sumatra.
1200 – Accession of Majapahit’s kingdom. Hinduism and Buddhism unite. The Javanese civilization starts to enforce itself. Hayam Wuruk’s reign in the 14th century is often considered as Indonesia’s golden age.
15th-16th century – The Indonesian sovereigns turn themselves towards Islam (brought in the North of Sumatra from the 13th century), which becomes the State religion.
1512 – The Portuguese land in the Maluku Islands. They quickly act upon the warehouses going from the Maluku Islands to Malacca, Macao, Gao, Mozambique and Angola.
1641 – The Dutch, led by the ruthless Jan P. Coen, take over Malacca. After taking the monopoly of the spices trade, they become the seas’ owners of the region.
1824 – Following the grasps of several warehouses of the Dutch East India Company (Java for example) in 1811, the British exchange their Indonesian conquests with the Dutch properties in India and in the Malaysian peninsula.
19th century – The archipelago is split by several rebellions; Islam becomes the symbol of the resistance against the Dutch. The Netherlands, who lost Belgium in 1830, increase the exploitation of the Western Indies’ wealth.
1945 – Sukarno declares the independence of the Republic of Indonesia. The Netherlands do no agree with this declaration and the Dutch troops slowly come back in Indonesia, generating many general protests.
1968 – Suharto is « elected » President. Under his regime, Indonesia favours a foreign policy towards the West.
2000 – Impeached, the former President Suharto escapes the court, acknowledged unsuited to appear before a court of justice for health problems.
Inexhaustible reserve of natural resources and mysterious cultures, Indonesia has become a unique world playground for adventures… Millennial traditions of Papuan tribes, active volcanoes, huge jungles, monitor lizards, giant butterflies, unsurfed waves…are waiting for you
Indonesia, amazing region hiding the most beautiful waves of the Indian Ocean is made of (going from West to East) the large island of Sumatra, where is located in the Northwest out at sea Nias Island, the archipelago of Hinakos and Mentawaï Islands.
Then, comes Java, G Land, Bali, and the immense archipelago of Sunda Islands: Nusa Lembongan, very close to Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flored, Timor, Komodo and its giant monitor lizards, Sumba and its astonishing charm.
On the upper part, there is Kalimantan Island (Borneo) whose Northern part belongs to Malaysia. Next to it, Sulawesi Island (Celebes) with its large bays looking like a butterfly from the skyMore in the East, more and more islands, like the famous Maluku Islands and its rare spices…and finally Western New Guinea (Irian Jaya) with its border not really natural: a straight line that splits the island in two with Papua New Guinea.
FOR THE TRIP to Luxury Sumatra :
2.Passport with 6 month validity
4.Is useful to bring a USB Flash Drive for the photos and videos
5.In case of e-ticket, a printed copy of your itinerary
6.Visa: you can get a VISA on Arrival at the airport for 30 days (25USD). You can apply for a 60 days one if you know you are going to be staying longer
7.Personal first aid kit
8.Cash (Euros or USD)
9.Airport taxes to leave the country cost 150000 IDR for international flight and 30000IDR for domestic flight.
No “A.T.M”. at Karang Nimbor , so bring extra cash.
The closest ATM is in Krui (30 minutes from Luxury Sumatra) and the only way to get cash is bringing your Master Card, if you don’t have a Masterd card the closest one is in Lewa (2 hours from Luxury Sumatra). The resort is not responsible for the transport to the bank.
The official language is Indonesian or Bahasa Indonesia, very close to Malay
Most Indonesians spoke this language. There are also more than 400 local languages and dialects on the islands.
Indonesia, as a tropical country not well-informed about medicine and health, elementary precautions must be taken to avoid gastric and intestinal troubles.
Be careful of hepatitis, worms and snakes’ bites as well.
The country goes through a resurgence of dengue, disease brought by mosquitoes, like malaria also there in Indonesia.
TIME DIFFERENCES :
Indonesia is divided into three time zones :
GMT + 7 (Western Indonesian time): Sumatra, Java, western and central Kalimantan
GMT + 8 (Central Indonesian Time): Bali, Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara), Eastern and Southern Kalimantan and Sulawesi
GMT+ 9 (Eastern Indonesian Time): Irian Jaya and Maluku Islands.
Indonesia overthrusts the equator between the Indian Ocean in the West and the Pacific Ocean in the East. Its climate is then humid and warm.
In the most part of the country, the humid season goes from October to April, the dry season from May to September. Nights are often warm, but in highland cities, the temperatures can quickly drop.Usually, the average temperature for the year goes between 22° and 35°C, and the humidity rate can reach 75%. In January-February, the rains are the most abundant.
Same thing in Bali where the coolest months go from May to July (28° on average) as well as in Sumatra.
The only climate difference is in Maluku Islands where the wet season goes between April to July, sometimes even to August.
The best season to visit and surf in Indonesia is from May to October.
DRIVING CONDITIONS :
Buses are the main transportation mean in Indonesia : they go from the old “ekonomi” ones connecting the suburban areas (taking passengers, mail, goats, pigs…) to the luxuriant buses, through the express buses (“patas”), night buses (“bis malam”) and “the tchuk tchuk” or “bemo”, little smoky tricycle transportation.
If you wish to take the car, know that the road signs are approximately non existent, that the foreigner will always be responsible in case of any accident and that the police love to pull over cars with boards on top of the roof – Take some tips along…
You drive on the left side, and the signs are rudimentary, even non existent…
Renting a motorcycle is fun but watch out for traps: bumpy roads, crazy drivers, crossing animals and wandering people, incautious children, and poor lighted cars at night.
Almost always 220 V, 50 cycles AC but some places still use 110 VMany hotels do not have wall-plugs and electricity cuts are not unusual in rural zones.Besides, the lights at night are not that great and a flashlight will be helpful.
The currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR or Rp).
Bring travellers’ checks if possible, delivered by a well-known bank company and some hundreds of USD bills.
You will easily exchange your currencies (in USD, the most common currency) in the major cities and the tourist regions: think about having enough rupiah if you turn aside from the beaten track.Indonesian banks usually do not charge any commission and the best exchange rates are in Jakarta and Bali.
Credit cards will only be used for important purchases.
Tips are not a common thing to do, except for specific services. In Indonesia, chaffering is frequent.« Bemo » drivers are known for their ability to raise prices for the Western tourists.
However, do not try to reach every time the local rate…you would miss the session !
1380€ for 10 nigths
- FULL PREMIUM PACK (10 nights) -
Luxury Sumatra full service including :
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|65 euros day|
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