Are exclusive bookings for the whole camp available?
Yes, if your group book the Deluxe package you get the camp to yourself and we can take 10-12 of you.
How many surfers are on the island?
Most opt for our Deluxe packages where we accommodate 10-12 guests. However, we can accommodate up to maximum of 15 surfers when different mix of packages have been booked by our guests.
How comfortable are the beds/ accommodation?
Our mattresses are the best quality pressed foam money can buy. We have 2 double beds for couples and 10 single beds for surfers/ backpackers. Generators are on the opposite side of the compound so the tranquil noise of the Indian Ocean directly out front is the only noise you will hear from the bungalows.
What’s the difference between floating accommodation and land camps?
The main difference is obviously the ability to get a good nights rest without the rocking and rolling! The comfort of having a private bungalow with 2 or 3 people sharing and of course the privacy of your own toilet and a wrap around verandah to relax on is what you get from land based accommodation.
Can I get time to myself?
That’s the concept behind land camp accommodation. Apart from your private bungalow there are walking tracks along the coast to secluded coves and beaches, not to mention a whole host of other activities.
Do we need extra spending money at the bungalows?
In short, yes. You will need extra US Dollars if you want a few extra beers or an extra boat to Treasure Island, diving or fishing trips and any extra things you may require outside what you’ve paid for in your package. Tips are also welcome with our friendly staff. We accept foreign cash but it will be exchanged at below market rates. Its best to carry Indonesian Rupiah (for outside the camp) and US Dollars (for extras at the camp).
What non surfing activities do you have?
The island has an abundance of activities to do if you are willing to explore. We have snorkeling gear, Fishing equipment and there are many coastal walks to secluded coves and beaches. We have a chill out zone too where you can play table tennis or read a book. We have had many photographers come to the area as it is un-inhabbited and full of natural untouched beauty
How do we get to Medan Airport?
Medan (Kuala Namu) airport can be accessed from many international cities including Bangkok, Jakarta, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
What do we do when we get to Medan airport?
If you have paid for transfers as part of your package then look out for our ground handler “Saini” also known as “Sunny” at the exit who will be holding a sign with your name on it.
What if Sunny is not there or we can't find him?
We will have provided you with contact numbers upon payment so store these numbers safe should you need to use them.
How do we get to Singkil?
We arrange everything so you don’t have too. Comfortable overland travel is provided for you, your equipment, luggage and friends – providing you’ve paid for it as part of your package.
What happens when we get to Singkil?
If you have paid for a transfer then you will be met by our representative and transferred to Singkil harbor (about 20min) where the speed boat/ wooden boat will be.
How reliable are transfers to/ from BSB?
Like anywhere in the world weather plays a major factor in transport. To date our transfers to/ from BSB have been 90% reliable. We are like many surf camps across the world – it is a requirement of travel that you hold suitable insurance to cover both yourself and your travel.
What happens if the journey is delayed due to weather?
We’ll take you to a hotel (at your expense) where you can rest until the weather clears or alternative transport can be sourced.
How about mosquitos and other insects?
The grounds are frequently fogged using an industrial type fogging machine. Beds have mosquito nets and all windows are netted. Like any tropical region in the world it’s recommended you use mosquito lotion and long pants/ shirts if outside around dusk or dawn. BSB is located at the top of the bay and gets a nice flow of air coming through which hinders insect breeding patterns. Like any tropical region, be sensible and you’ll be fine, be careless and you may get bitten.
How about Malaria?
Even though we fog the grounds regularly which has reduced mosquito numbers greatly, it’s better to be safe than sorry and consult your doctor about the right medication. Staff don’t take medication as they opt for covering up and using bug lotion during dusk and dawn.
Does it get hot?
Hot days usually = pumping surf in this part of the world so bring your sunscreen, hat and lycra long sleeved shirt. During the early hours of the morning temperatures drop due to the surrounding rainforest, we can supply blankets for those who feel the cold, just ask.