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Banyak Surf Bungalows
Ranked #1 of 1 Singkil B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 17, 2013

As part of a group of five I stayed at Banyak Surf Bungalows (BSB) for 14 days May-June 2013. The camp is located inside the Bay of Plenty at the southern point of Tuangku. BSB is situated right in front of a high quality right-hander, 'Gunters'. There are another two righthanders nearby, and two or three lefts, also of great quality suiting all standards of surfing. The host/manager, Brad Kosky is an easygoing guy and nothing was ever too much trouble. He was always happy to do a boat run to other waves if required. The accommodation is basic but certainly adequate, remembering that BSB is a surf camp, and not a resort. The food was very good and we certainly did not go hungry at anytime. Food is a mix of Indonesian and western, with a good supply of fish available for those who like to go after the big ones. . Its a remote location so getting there takes a while (especially by road which btw is to be avoided if possible). I have no trouble in recommending BSB to any surfer looking for a sensational surf camp trip and our group are already planning a return trip.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Peter M
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

If you are a surfer with a sense of adventure, get to the uncrowded waves of the Banyak Islands. We stayed at Banyak Surf Bungalows for ten days. This is a surf camp - not a resort, but the accommodation is better than most with comfy beds, fans and western style bathroom in each bungalow. There is a bar/dining room with lounge and television. The food was good and the staff were great. The wave out front is called Gunters. A still water paddle out to a world class right that breaks for over 200 metres. The last section of reef offers backdoor tube after backdoor tube. We surfed this break mostly on our own - but the biggest crowd we endured would have been ten including our four. It is hard to find uncrowded quality anywhere these days. Get there now!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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9  Thank david0212
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Additional Information about Banyak Surf Bungalows

Address: Bay of Plenty | Banyak Islands, Singkil, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Singkil
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Singkil
Price Range: $2,250 - $2,500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only land based surf camp in the Banyak Islands, we offer a mix of Indonesian and western style accommodation. Comfortable, clean lodgings with the best view in the Banyaks. With the most consistently rideable wave only a one minute paddle from the Bungalows and other great waves near by there is no better place to stay than the bay. Check us out for a great surf trip. ... more   less 

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