Telo Island Lodge - Overview Telos Group, Indonesia
Overview A visit to Telo Island Lodge is one of the true great surf travel experiences. Telo’s environment is a surfer’s paradise with all the comforts of home. The waves are user-friendly, as are the services, guides and management. The prime objective is to ensure you enjoy you well deserved vacation. 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.
Location Telo Island Lodge is located in the Pulau Pulau Batu archipelago, a group of islands approximately 180 nautical miles from the city of Padang off the west coast of the island of Sumatra. The Batu group sits between Siberut, the northern most island of the Mentawai group, and the island of Nias which lies to the North.
Telo Island Lodge itself (hidden by clouds from Google Earth by the way) lies amid a small group of islands known as the “Telos”. Access to the lodge is via a short flight from Medan to the local airport Lasondre, on the island of Tanah Masa. From there, it’s just a quick, 10-minute boat ride from the airport to our doorstep.
The Pulau Batu Batu region geography has been compared to the islands off the north coast of Thailand, but this remote region of Indonesia is like no other. The local people are friendly and non-aggressive, and your travels here will be lined with a backdrop of smiling faces.
With fly-in fly-out service, down time is minimal. An hour after boarding the flight to the island you should be waxing up a surfboard and heading out to the best waves of your life. But the ultimate judge of any operation is the guests return rate: Telo Island Lodge has one the highest return rate of any surfing lodge in Indonesia.
Telo Island Lodge is also the only land-based surf lodge in North Sumatra with a tsunami escape zone three meters from the main building, ensuring a level of safety not available in any other surf tourism facility in the region.
With 2 world class waves out front, and 18 more within an hour’s boat ride of the lodge (most within 20 minutes), a maximum of 8 guests and an industry leading guest to guide ratio of 4:1, we are confident in the delivery of a world-class surf travel experience