Telo Island Lodge, West Sumatra

Indonesia’s premier fly-in/fly-out exclusive surf resort, Telo Island Lodge sits amid the amazing waves of the Pulau Pulau Batu region, in North Sumatra. Guests can easily access this secluded location with a scheduled flight to Medan, then a short haul flight to the island. Guests can be surfing same day at Max’s Right, a bowling right-hander just 100 metres in front of the lodge. Twenty more ultra-consistent breaks are easily accessed – see Telo Island Surfing.


This luxury lodge is built with natural materials, local timber and traditional thatch roofs. The Main House, a giant, open-plan building is situated on the lagoon’s edge on manicured lawns and gardens overlooking Max’s Right surf break.

Guests sleep with the sound of the waves, facing the lagoon and surrounded by tropical greenery. Guest rooms are air-conditioned with tiled en-suite bathroom, hot shower, toilet and vanity unit. King size or twin beds are available according to each group’s requirements, with fine linen, mosquito nets, fans and quality timber furnishings.

An experienced chef prepares a wide variety of Indonesian and European dishes, with meals selected according to the daily preferences of the guests. Seafood is a specialty and seafood snacks are served every evening at sunset in the main bar. The dining room features a large communal dining table with views out to the break. The chef can also pack a picnic lunch for full day boat trips, do al fresco dinners or a beach barbecue on request. Enjoy the fully stocked bar with drinks at local prices, and relax in the lounge area with comfy chairs, library, stereo, wide-screen satellite TV, and a player for DVDs and video of your own days surfing. Traditional massage is available in-house (extra charge applies).

Tour Packages

The resort is on Sibranun island, in the Telos group, at the northern end of the Mentawai island chain off the west coast of Sumatra. The usual tour package includes international and/or local flights to Medan airport, where guests are met by a resort representative and transfer by charter flight to the Telos. Then it’s a 10-minute speedboat ride to Telo Island Lodge where you can hit the surf the same afternoon.

Atoll Travel surfing holiday packages include all airfares, charter flight and boat transfers to/from the resort, all meals, drinking water, coffee, tea, fruit juice, surf guides, use of resort boats to access the waves, use of fishing and snorkeling equipment, laundry service and ding repair equipment. Massage service, alcohol and bottled soft drinks are charged extra and billed to each room.

The resort and most surf areas are covered by mobile telephone reception. Wi-Fi broadband internet access and use of satellite phone are also available at an extra charge.