Travel Information

Getting to Telo Surf Villa 

Please contact Melissa for a suggested itinerary.  If booking your own arrangements, please send through to melissa@worldsurfaris.com prior to confirming to ensure all connections will be made.  A night in Lagundri Bay, Nias is recommended before and after your Telo Surf Villa arrangements.  This will ensure all connecting flights are made and also maximise your surf time!

Below is a guideline allowing for the smoothest connections possible:

Inbound Flights:

International flights to be booked through to Medan (KNO), North Sumatra.   Recommended arrival is day prior to TSV arrangements, early morning arrival time to connect with your domestic flight to Gunungsitoli, Nias.

Allow at least 3 hours between flight arrival and departure flight to Nias, to allow for visa processing (arrival visa required IDR500,000), clearing immigration and customs…..and any delays.

Nias arrangements:

Meet and Greet  Gunung Sitoli Airport  a/c vehicle to Lagundri Bay

Overnight Lagundri Bay, surf Sorake.  Aloha Surf Camp, or hotel of your choice.

Meet and Greet Transfer from Lagundri Bay to Teluk Dalam (ferry terminal)

Telo Surf Villa to Telo Islands via Fast Ferry Boat is approximately 2 hours. (Weather Permitting)

Departure from Telo Surf Villa:

Transfer Fast Ferry Boat early morning crossing  from Telo Surf Villa to the Teluk Dalam Harbour Nias Is

Transfer a/c vehicle to Lagundri Bay

Overnight Lagundri Bay, Nias.  Surf Sorake

Transfer a/c vehicle to Gunungsitoli, Binaka Airport Nias

Outbound Flights:

Outbound: GNS Gunung Sitoli  Binaka Airiport Nias Arrive to Medan KNO  for connecting International Flights

Lion Air/Wings Air (Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun) GNS-KNO IW 1267 13.00-14.00 

Notes: Check Airlines for all scheduled flights.

If a night or day use in Medan is required the Anara Sky Kualanamu Airport Hotel is located within the airport.  Very clean, comfortable and convenient.

Please check all arrangements with Melissa, either email melissa@worldsurfaris.com or whatsapp: 61412779490.  I would love to help make all your connections easy and maximise your surf time.

Travel Insurance and Documentation

It is Compulsory for guests to have Travel Insurance when they visit Telo Surf Villa.

  • Comprehensive travel insurance including Med E Vac, lost trip days due to unforeseen circumstances, ie
  • weather or emergencies.

  • 1 photo copy of passport (Make sure your passport has at least eight months’ validity from your planned date of departure from Indonesia.)
  •  Passport, airline tickets, travel info, Visa Entry Fee, itinerary and other travel documents are guests responsibility.
  • Wings Air charge IDR500,000 per board each way equivalent to  AUD$50.00 per board each way. To be paid by guests at airline check in counter.

While you’re here

The Telo Surf Villa Guest List is exclusive to our Island

  •  max 10 surfers on the island at any one time
  • Accommodation:
    –   Air Cond King Twin Bedroom (Double)
    –  Modern Western Bathrooms;  including ( 2 x private Ensuites)
  • Families, Special Groups & Customised Parties all accommodated in style and comfort

 Telo Surf Villa Meals 

  •  Delicious meals. Both Indonesian and Western Cuisines are served.

Telo Surf Villa Photo Package and Villa Shop

The Telo Surf Villa Photo Package can be arranged at the beginning of your trip. View amazing snaps of your “snaps” on the Big Screen nightly.

The Telo Surf Villa Shop also has some cool keepsakes or gifts available for purchase such as T- Shirts, Hats, surf items, wax, and/or necessary personal items such as toothbrush/ paste razors etc.

Daily Surfing

We aim to get you into the kind of waves you’re looking for, and we have a great understanding of all the spots, weather, wind and tides they work on.  Each night, we typically sit down and chat about the day ahead, so you can decide how tomorrow will run.

If you want to head out and chase some waves, your day will begin with an awesome outing in Telo Surf Villa’s High performance twin Suzuki 150 hp or 200 hp speed boat.  Our speedboat access a huge variety of surf breaks and each day is different.  Depending on how you’re feeling, we can stay out all day with a packed lunch, or come back for a gourmet delight at the Villa.

Alternatively, if you want to sleep in, or get some tubes out the front, and go for a speedboat ride later in the day when the tides are more favorable for other spots, that’s no problem.  We’ll work around you, and give you the information you need to make the call.

The Telo’s has such a huge variety of surf for all levels of surfers; and has numerous different waves to choose from. It is for all surfers to enjoy.

Telo Surf Villa also has snorkelling gear, basic spear fishing and fishing rods, or you can bring your own not to disappoint.

Travel Checklist.  Don’t forget…

  • A single surfboard day bag, to help provide some protection whilst travelling to waves on our speedboat
  • All cash needs to be brought prior to Telo Surf Villa,   Recommend around 5 Million IDR (approx $500 AUD) to cover incidentals.  Money can be exchanged in Australia, or easily withdrawn from ATM’s in Medan.
  • Sunscreen.  Up here on the equator the sun has some serious kick!
  • Light Weight Surf Towel
  • Spare surfboard equipment, i,e, leg ropes, fins and keys,ding repair kit and tropical wax
  • Tropical medications, contact your G.P to arrange suitable preventative measures before travelling
  • Suitable tropical clothing (night/day) & light weight full length pants and shirts for evenings
  • Tropical strength insect repellent
  • Indonesian Electrical Adaptor
  • Sense of Adventure to a surfing wilderness
  • Get Excited.