With the sheer variety of spots in the area, your chances getting skunked are pretty slight. If you are not that experienced of surfer or you just don’t feel like dealing with the reef there’s plenty of alternatives. There’s plenty of long board spot just down from the camp and the beach breaks always have a wave on offer
For those who first time in Sumatra it is quite different from other destinations in Indonesia.You’ll a lot of tropical landscape views along the way from the airport. Krui is mellow, mature option for surfers looking to escape the chaos of other Indonesia destinations.Whether you want to surf everyday and not worry about transportation or spend your whole time exploring the jungle looking for big blue barrels. Yes, it’s your choice.
Yes there is one flight weekly every Tuesday by Susi Air from Bandar Lampung
Yes, there are plenty from the airport or the public bus station, but we are at UTOPIA Krui Surf Camp organize it to guarantee your comfort and satisfaction
There is rarely public transport but, unfixed schedule, better to rent a car or motorbike
There is a small one in Krui (1 hour from UTOPIA Krui Surf Camp) and Liwa ( 2 hours from UTOPIA Krui Surf Camp), but we would recommend to go to Gesting (3 hours from UTOPIA Krui Surf Camp) at Rumah Sakit Santi (former Dutch Missionaries Hospital Founders), be prepared and carry some first aid kits is recommended
As we include the meals in your accommodation, this wouldn’t be issues, but there are several food houses nearby like 10 minutes by motorbikes
It’s a very safe area and we all the family also live in the UTOPIA Krui Surf Camp to ensure 24/7 for your need and reliability
Yes, you should respect and obey it, as we live in Moslem compound and surrounding, please wear something politely, mean cover up. They are polite, friendly and accommodating and the large majority of Krui people are Muslims. Mosques dominate the small villages and it is not uncommon to pass through local festivals and celebrating on your wave’s exploration. As they are friendly and accommodating, you’ll easily find waves by asking the local people. English is not widely spoken but when you greet them by saying “ASSALAMUALAIKUM….”. The local people absolutely welcome and help you much better. Call them “Pak” for a middle age man, “Ibu/ Bu” for a middle age woman, “Abang/Bang” for a young man.
Example :
– Assalamalaikum, Maaf pak, dimana ada ombak bagus?
– Assalamualaikum, Excuse me Sir, where is the good wave right now?
Malaria not exist on the coast line, Malaria exists far away and outside of the major tourists destinations in Krui. Though the risk is low, you are suggested to take preventative measures before coming to Krui, other might be occurred, best always use mosquito repellent
You’re absolutely suggested to reserve the booking reservation at least 10 days before your arrival. It is really nice that our driver will welcome you at the gate of the airport and transfer to the camp at anytime in your preference and the bungalow is prepared before your arrival. Seeking an airport taxi and booking a bungalow at time you arrive is absolutely risky and hassle.
Payment by Paypal is our preference. We have put secure flexible booking system where you pay down payment of 10% and the rest at your arrival at the krui surf camp.
As there’s no surf shop in Krui, you will need to bring all surf related gear with you. At minimum this should mean extra leashes, leash rope, fin, fin keys, wax and repair kit. It’s also wise to bring basic medical kit for reefs cuts and minor abrasions.
Yes you do. Please check the detail on Indonesian embassy official for country listed who can apply for VOA (Visa On Arrival), so far Indonesia give visa on arrival to 63 country. You can get 30 days visa on arrival (VOA) at any of major/ International airport/ Seaport. When you wish to stay for longer than 30 days, you have to arrange for the 60 days Social Budaya Visa at your nearest Indonesia consulate before planning up your trip.
Of course yes, but our rate is very low as we have to collected and store it and finally change it weekly to Bandar Lampung. Best bring the cash money before you get here. It’s suggested to change your money before leaving Jakarta or the airport of Bandar Lampung. There are ATMs in Liwa but unfortunately it takes 90minutes to get there from the camp.