Reviews

We had an amazing time

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5 5 1
We had an amazing time. Awesome home break with Luke pulling the strings! Well worth the massive travel effort to get there.

slotted and stoked!!!

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5 5 1
I'm not the best barrel rider, but I've scored the best barrels of my life! All the guys on the trip have been shacked in some amazing waves. But it's not just about the barrels. Luke, Jase and the crew have bent over backwards to make our trip a true experience. We've been to a number of great waves. We've had a lot of laughs and the food is great. The villa has a great vibe, is comfortable and a great place to spend time when you are recovering from all the surfing. Our crew loves exploring new places, but I reckon we'll be coming back to Telo Surf Villa for sure. Thanks again for a 5 star top notch experience. Cheers Gaz

Best Barrels of my life

★★★★★
5 5 1
I've been wanting to come to the Telo's for over 6 years now. Back in 2009 I could only find super expensive resorts or a boat trip to the Ments with an option to go to the Telo's (which never happened). After a few weeks of searching google looking for an affordable resort with a world class wave out the front I stumbled upon Telo Surf Villa. I called Anne the next day and within a week I had 5 lads primed for the trip of our lives. Anne handled all the bookings and logistics with ease. Luke and all the staff have been unreal and myself and all the boys have scored some of the best barrels of our lives!!!! The wave out the front is truly world class and super consistent. The winds and swell were favorable our entire trip so we hardly went out searching for other waves on the boat. But the option was always there if we wanted. Every single one of my mates has said this has been the best surf trip of their lives. Big thanks to Luke, Jason, Anne and all the support staff to make this a trip of a lifetime. Will definitely be back soon.

blew my mind

★★★★★
5 5 1
hey if you want to have the best experience of your life and share it with your closest mates, this is the place. this place is riddled with hard work and soul from the owner that has turned this place into the dream holiday and escape with perfect waves and hospitality second to none. will never forget this time of my life. money well spent. barrels of my life. just stop it!!! nick du cloux. cheers jase, the girls and luke u barrell king

Cheers Lads

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thanks Luke and his team for an awesome experience in the Telos. Pumping waves right out the front plus 5 star comfort at the villa. This trip definitely exceeded my expectations. Thanks so much for one of the surf trips of a life time.

surfing telo's

★★★★★
5 5 1
Coming from the north of Qld where waves are hard to find, I can guarantee that the tello surf villas offers something for everything, Luke and his crew offers his guests a memorable experience that will remain with me for a lifetime. Look forward to a return visit soon. Nick Callesen

Amazing Trip

★★★★★
5 5 1
If you want to get your barrell fix or just want to cruise into some mellow waves nearby, TSV is the place to stay. Luke and the crew look after your every need. A short walk from the villa and you'll be paddling out off the beach into one of the most perfect waves you'll ever see, while many other super fun waves are just around the corner. The food was outstanding with a good mix of indo and western and the accomodation is really nice and comfortable. Big thanks to Luke, Anne, Jase and all the crew for making this trip one of the best i've ever been on. I'll be back!!

Awesome Trip

★★★★★
5 5 1
A big shout out to Luke,Anne,Jason and all the Telo team for the best surf trip i have been on. The location,surf, knowledge,food , service and overall vibe of Telo Surf Villa is second to none. From our surf travel experience it is very hard for the Resorts to tick all the required boxes but Telo Surf Villa did that and more. We will be back. Cheers Ben

Best surf trip ever

★★★★★
5 5 1
Big thanks to Luke, Anne, Jason and all the local staff for making the best surf trip I have ever been on. The accommodation is first rate as is the food and the service. Surf was amazing for our stay and to be able to walk down to the best right I have surfed, was just to good to be true. Cant wait to go back and take off deeper with Luke and Phil. Cheers

Trip of a lifetime

★★★★★
5 5 1
After many trips to Indo, staying on many different camps I can say TSV is by far one the best operations around; The location is amazing, the villa is comfortable well above expectations for a remote location, the surf was unbelievable good and uncrowded and the people running the show ties the whole thing into a great experience. Thanks to Luke, Jason and Anne for looking after us and also all the Indo crew what a fantastic well trained team. We will see you all next year!

Great Trip

★★★★★
5 5 1
Luke and staff really looked after us..... they put on the waves we wanted and really catered to us on land. A very professional, no BS, Indo experience. I can't wait to return.

Excellent service, awesome and uncrowded waves

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hello Anne, Our week at Tello Surf Villa was the ultimate surf trip. The Villa, is an Eco friendly, very well-designed set up, nestled amongst the palm trees about 50 metres from the beach. You can see the surf break from a number of vantage points in the Villa, or for a closer look, a stroll down to the beach. The wave is a hollow, right-hander wrapping around the reef and probably one of the easiest tubes to make. We often surfed it at first light, went out on the boat exploring the other waves in the district and finished up surfing our home break late in the afternoon. In the week that we were there, we only surfed with other people for about 15 minutes. Luke’s knowledge of the area is second to none having lived here for about 9 years. There were plenty of waves for us to sneak into a secluded little bay, picking off the sets with no one out. Luke is a really relaxed easy-going dude and was always taking care of the important things to make our stay awesome. His wife Rini is lovely and really made us feel welcome. The food was plentiful and superb thanks to the chef and his staff. Jason, our surf guide is also one of the nicest, thoughtful and laid-back guys you could meet. Being a chef in five-star hotels for most of his life, he was extremely attentive and we actually had five-star service in the jungle. Both Luke and Jason made sure that we all got as many waves as we like, with Jason manning the camera. Kicking back on the balcony upstairs, the veranda downstairs or playing pool and watching TV or DVDs in the games room was an easy way to spend the afternoon when the weather wasn’t on. I can highly recommend the Telo Surf Villa for the excellent service, awesome and uncrowded waves and shear beauty of the place.

5 stars!!!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Where do i start! Awesome surf trip...perfect empty line ups..endless waves...amazing food and accomodation..and owner and staff were thoroughly professional whilst also maintaining a warm and friendly vibe. All queries i had before the trip were answered promptly via email or phone calls. Forget about getting caught up in overcrowded expensive surf camps..telos surf villa has a friendly personalised feel with people that truely care. 5 stars!!! Cant wait to go back 🙂

Had an epic adventure and scored some amazing waves!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hi Just wanted to say thanks for helping us out with our trip to Telos. We had an epic adventure and scored some amazing waves! You place is so awesome & very peaceful. Look forward to getting there again soon.

Holiday of a lifetime!!!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you so much for having me, I had such a great experience, I did,nt know I would have such a great time in such a remote place! The variety and quality of the waves were awsome! Holiday of a lifetime!!!

Hope one day we can return again

★★★★★
5 5 1
We had a great time over at Luke’s resort. I hope one day we can return again. Many thanks, Ryan

Look forward to returning one day

★★★★★
5 5 1
We all had a great time staying at TSV. Luke and staff were great, food was excellent and the villa perfect for our needs. Look forward to returning one day.

Was first class

★★★★★
5 5 1
TSV accommodation was more than expected. The surf boat was good. The chief Hoppman was exceptional. (Hoppsing) All the staff were very polite and eager to assist as required. Luke & Rini were both great, good company, informative & accommodating. Anne, who complied all the arrangements, could not be faulted, her communication and endeavor to ensure all went well was first class. Thanks Anne. We had uncrowded surf nearly everyday although the swell was lacking at the time of our stay, that’s nature. The surrounding villages and locals were very friendly, especially the local school kids. The only improvements that I could suggest would be the transportation to & from Medan/Padang to TSV, although I know that what was available to us was the best option at the time. I wish Luke, Rini & Anne all the best in the future & hope to return for another surf trip when possible... rated 10/10

Fantastic Trip

★★★★★
5 5 1
Fantastic Trip. Great Location, Accommodation and Service – much thanks to Luke and Rinni. We could have had some better waves but that’s in the hands of the Gods. Will definitely be back, though next season might be a challenge. rated 10/10

Happy to recommend Telo Surf Villas to anyone who wants a surf trip to Northern Sumatra

★★★★★
5 5 1
All Telo Staff helped to make sure that all aspects of the holiday ran very smoothly and on schedule. Thank you to Luke and the whole Telo team. The only small negative was that we were unaware that wings/lion air were going to slug us $60 Aus to get our boards from Medan to Nias and return. Which we had not budgeted for. Otherwise I had a great holiday. The choice of waves was excellent and would be great to see all the reefs firing with some swell Thanks again and I am very happy to recommend Telo Surf Villas to anyone who wants a surf trip to Northern Sumatra. Sincerely, Mark

Excellent food, great surf, and accommodation.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Excellent food, great surf, and accommodation. Efficient, knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Ella and myself had the most fantastic holiday.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Ella and myself had the most fantastic holiday. It was great to have the place to ourselves and Luke was a unbelievable host and when I left I felt like I had known him for years. His house is fantastic and the surf was great, perfect for Ella’s first overseas surf trip. I think we only surfed with other people twice and it was so beautiful. I am trying to get numbers together to book the house out for a couple of weeks next year. Will know more after Christmas. Could you please send me a mailing address for Luke as Ella made a video of the trip and I’d like to send him a copy.

Had a great time at Telo Surf Villa

★★★★★
5 5 1
Had a great time at Telo Surf Villa. Luke had everything sorted, great food and an awesome spot right on the beach, sic waves and good fishing. Can't wait to come back thanks for the good times Luke! Ben

I'll be back for sure

★★★★★
5 5 1
I spent a few weeks at Telo Surf Villa in October 2012 and trip was all time. We got some really good surfs in had a 6 foot swell for a few of the days, was a bit smaller rest of the time but still really fun the break is only few hundred meters up the beach from the villa and we were surfn it on all tides. We caught some good fish (line and gun) and it's just a wicked place to chill out. Luke who runs the place is a legend and I would highly recommend checkn it out. I'll be back for sure.

Good times at Telo Surf Villa

★★★★★
5 5 1
Good times at telo surf villa...got plenty of barrels and ate lots of fresh fish. Go and check it out if anyone gets a chance!

Had an excellent time

★★★★★
5 5 1
We had an excellent time staying with mr Luke. What a fantastic place he has built and I wish him all the best. I hope to see him and his place again. A great character.

Had the best time

★★★★★
5 5 1
Everyone had the best time at Telo Surf Villa. Can’t wait to get back, but am reluctant to tell people about our little secret (haha). I’m sure it won’t be long before you and Luke are run off your feet with bookings. The place is spectacularly beautiful, that waves are only part of the attraction. Thanks again Anne, hope to be making another booking very soon. Best Regards Ben

Look forward to returning

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thanks again - enjoyed meeting - Luke - surfing great waves and having an amazing time. Appreciated you making this trip happen was super fun! Look forward to returning again in the future. Aloha, Thanks Brett and Chad

Epic time in the Telo's

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thanks for all your assistance and thanks to Luke and the team for an epic time in the Telos.

Thanks!!

★★★★★
5 5 1
I must also sincerely thank you for helping to organise the flights for the girls. That was the only part of the trip that was causing some stress so to not have to worry about it was a huge bonus - thank you. Thank you also for organising the night's stay in Lagundri due to the adverse weather conditions. As you have mentioned below safety first is the only way to go.Thanks also for answering all the queries that we threw your way prior to our departure.

Had a ball!

★★★★★
5 5 1
The holiday and the experience, it was great. Luke and Rini were great hosts and could not want for a more relaxed environment. HAD A BALL. The only thing I would pass onto Luke is that he needs to come back to civilisation and get a real job from time to time. It is not fair that he has to “endure” perfect waves and tropical environment every day!! It is just not fair!!

Great time, beautiful place

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thanks for everything, I had a great time, sure is a beautiful place. I hope it all goes well for Luke he's a top guy and went out of way to accommodate a fat lazy longboarder ahaha - awesome time I did have, stoked as. Kind regards, Craig

Thanks for everything

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thanks for everything Luke Awesome time Ledgend surfer pimptrader u r living the life mega ad wheels and chook Freshie Boys.

Shout out

★★★★★
5 5 1
Shout out to Luke and the boys at Telo Surf Villa always remember to give your Ticket To the Bus Driver!!!

Best trip Billy and I have been on

★★★★★
5 5 1
I can speak confidently for myself, Billy, Will, Hugo and Vinnie in that we had a fantastic time and have been telling everyone we know how much we loved it. The photos have been circulated on Facekook and people are blown away how good the waves are! Luke was a pleasure to be around and made us feel completely at home and totally comfortable. He is a good bloke recommending highly Luke and Telo Surf Villa to everyone we know. His strategy with other people surfing Hill Bus Station is definitely paying off. Whilst talking to people in the surf about our trip a couple of other guys who have either stayed at another resort or who have been on a charters and surfed there commented on [a] what a great surfer Luke is and how he the place wired [b] what a really nice guy he is. Thanks for the best trip I've been on and one both Billy and I will always remember.
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