Aura is a great place to go if you are looking for the Adventure type of surf trip.I was traveling alone and when I first arrived I scored the peak to myself. This is a fantastic wave when it's small I can only imagine how good it gets when it's bigger.
Being by my self I had to be confident to fit in with rest of the of the guests plans. Being the friendl sorta guy that I am I had no problems with that.
The crew at Aura were very friendly and accommodating to your every need. Like asking you where you wanna surf today and organising bikes ,boats or cars for the trip.Packing lunch and snacks drinks for the days journey. To organising local SIM cards and setting up you're phone for you.
I didn't get the best luck with swell, however on smaller days out the front it was overhead or even double overhead at other spots, like K Hole and Power lines.
Scored two awesome surfs at K Hole and got one of the longest barrels of my life.
I didn't get a chance to surf Dylan's or No Matts or Thia Lands ( swell was wrong direction for these spots) but had a ball riding around the Island searching for waves and just taking in the atmosphere of the secluded location.The locals wer very friendly waving and saying "HELLO MR" to you as you rode past them.
The food is awesome and there was always plenty. I never went hungry the whole week I was there.
The accommodaition was comfortable with a great view of the peak and of the sunset.
Although hot showers would be nice.
I enjoyed my time here and am hoping to return in the future.
Tim TBONE Booth.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amongst 15,000 sqm of beachfront parkland with an epic Peak break right out the front. Aura is the only resort on the island to have a wave directly at its doorstep without any travel needed. Watch the Peak barreling from the comfort of your verandah deck chair. Aura has been in operation since 2010 and our knowledge of the various secret waves is unrivaled. We are situated on a long pristine clean beach ideal for surfing and swimming. Amazing mountainous jungle backdrop. All bungalows have direct view of the peak. You are able to check the surf without leaving your bed. We are the only resort with EXPERIENCED surf guides and a comprehensive knowledge of the waves and the conditions required. Aura has the only fiberglass speedboat to get you and your friends to world class waves comfortably and fast. Also in our fleet is our 3 meter rigid hull zodiac with 25hp motor able to do tow ins and get close for filming in the lineup. Scooters, cars and a 9 seater van readily available to explore the island on your own or with your experienced guide. Our accommodation encompasses 3 traditional bungalows and main building restaurant. Able to house up to 14 surfers at any one time. The resort is fully equipped with modern luxuries including bar, dining areas, cable tv,games room including pool table, table tennis, mini golf, tree house looking onto the Peak. Serving the best food on the island with a buffet style mix of western and local dishes, fresh juices, meat and seafood and plenty of healthy vegetarian meals. Aura is run by Surfers for Surfers! ... more less