Telo Island Lodge - The Lodge Telos Group, Indonesia
The Lodge Situated lagoon-side in a protected pocket at the base of a small mountain, Telo Island Lodge commands a vista over one of Indonesia’s most coveted surfing locations. Max’s Right, one of the region’s premier rights, is directly in front of the lodge, approximately 100 meters from your doorstep, and provides an ever-changing outlook for lodge guests.
Telo Island Lodge is a full service surf resort featuring, fly-in fly-out fully guided surfing experiences for a maximum of eight guests. The common area is an open-plan space that features a bar, TV lounge area, full-size table tennis table and individual reading areas. The grounds of the lodge are all manicured with multiple decked areas featuring umbrellas and sun lounges with a view of the break directly in front of the lodge. A bar is also accessible from the main deck area.
All boats and marine equipment are serviced at double the rate recommended by the manufacturers and no cost is spared in making sure they run to the strictest safety standards. All boat skippers are fully qualified and come with many years experience on the ocean. All of the transfer boats also have a comprehensive first responder first aid kit, spinal boards, and emergency protocols to ensure you have the most fun with the least risk.
The lodge itself is an open-plan post-and-beam construction fusing local North Sumatran construction style with western ideals. Huge undercover decks and open common areas are surrounded by lush green manicured lawns and a tropical lagoon. State-of-the-art surf transfer speedboats are standing by for your use.
All rooms have King size beds, air-conditioning and ensuite facilities with an always on WiFi internet connection throughout the property. Rooms are serviced twice daily with complimentary laundry service.
The Main House The Telo Island Lodge Main House is a giant, open-plan-style building right on the lagoon’s edge at Max’s Right, one of the most stunning vistas in the surfing world.
A 23x15 metre post-and-beam constructed house, it has two separate air conditioned bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom with hot and cold shower, tiled floor, western-style flush toilet, and private deck with undercover surfboard rack. The main guest area features a clear view of the surf and jungle, and the open-screen construction makes you feel like you’re right in the jungle on the water’s edge.
The Lagoon House Located at the far end of the main beach, about 50 meters from the Main House, the Lagoon House features upstairs and downstairs bedrooms for up to five people. Both levels of the lagoon house are fully air-conditioned. The Lagoon House also features a sizable deck extending out into the lagoon for a full over-water feel. The deck and all rooms overlook the water.
For both Houses, the sleeping arrangements can vary from single beds to full-sized King beds, depending on your group.
The Boardroom The Boardroom is the latest addition to the surf resort. It is no more than a longboard’s length away from the Main House. It is a post-and-beam constructed building containing a wall of private guest surf board storage lockers, numerous open lockers for additional surf board storage, and two work benches for tuning boards. Most importantly, as of June 2013, it houses a quiver of the latest eco-boards courtesy of Matt Biolos and Lost Enterprises, available for guest rentals. Feel free to leave your worries and boards at home – they’ve got you sorted!
The lodge also features the following services and amenities:
IN ROOM SERVICES & AMENITIES:
Air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms in all rooms
2x daily housekeeping
Complimentary laundry service
Board games and DVD library
INTERNET & COMMUNICATIONS:
Global roaming service available for guests’ mobile telephones (satellite phone also available)
C-band high-speed broadband Wi-Fi in all areas of the lodge
ONSITE SERVICES & AMENITIES:
Full-time photographic service
Surf board rentals
Complimentary surf board storage
Best-in-class guides and boat drivers
Three in-house chefs who prepare all meals
In house masseuse
Tsunami Evacuation hill
Double redundant Marine Operations systems
Double redundant power generation systems
Double redundant staffing systems
Lodge Features and Activities There’s a bunch of features at Telo Island beyond the surfing. Please feel free to make the most of them at any time and should you have a specific equipment request, simply ask a staff member.
Extensive book library
Big-screen TV and surround sound in lounge area
In-house stereo system (compatible with guests’ iPods)
Optional Services Massage - TIL offer both traditional and various forms of therapeutic massage by our fully trained and qualified masseuses. Simply let a staff members know & they’ll book you in.
Bar - TIL is equipped with a full service bar offering everything from beer and hand-crafted cocktails to fresh, tropical smoothies.
Sat Phone - There is an iridium sat phone available for guest usage. Simply ask any of the staff to arrange access.
Photo Service - TIL offers full photographic service. Guests who wish to purchase photographic packages may reserve this service at time of booking or upon arrival at the lodge.
Broadband WIFI - All guest areas of Telo Island Lodge feature reception for highspeed broadband internet access. Simply ask the management for user name and password.
The Boats 80 Down The main transfer boat, 80 Down, is a 7.3M centre-console, targa top, computer-designed plate alloy Kahjaya vessel built new in Jarkata in 2008.
80 Down features full navigation systems and on-board electronics to keep in communication with the resort at all times. It also features on-board music systems to play everything from CD’s to MP3/I-pods. 80 Down is powered by eco-friendly state of the art twin 150 HP 4-stroke outboards, carries 600 liters of fuel and has a top speed of 40 knots. All guest seating is on padded chairs undercover and they carry a full stock of ice-cold beer, water and soft drinks at all times. 80 Down can safely carry up to 12 people and their surfing equipment to most breaks in our region in total comfort and a matter of minutes.
Zero Down The back-up boat, Zero Down, is a 26-foot centre-console, computer-designed-7mm plate alloy, Phil Curren model designed and cut in Australia. ZD is powered by a 200 hp Yamaha two-stroke outboard purchased new in 2008. She carries 200 liters of fuel, giving a full-speed run time of four hours. The boat is fitted with two-way communications, GPS, fish finder, game rods capable of being rigged for everything from tuna to big sailfish, stereo, ample shaded area and drink and food refrigeration for longer trips. Surf-craft storage is forward and there is ample seating room for eight surfers, guide, and driver. The boat has been refurbished for 2009 and is capable of 26 knots cruise, 33 knots top speed, getting you to most breaks in total comfort and a matter of minutes.
Lagoon/Service Tenders In addition to the main surf transfer boats they also have an array of smaller boats that are used for everything from supply transfer to lagoon cruising. The smallest of these is "Bombay Sapphire" a 5-meter flat bottom wood boat and the largest of these is "Marlin 2" a 7-meter cargo boat. These boats are handmade by the local community using local hardwood.
In order to make your time with TIL as memorable as possible, they also offer many additional services beyond your package.