FAQ

  • 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 up to 12 of you.

  • How many surfers are on the island?

    We can accommodate up to a maximum of 10 individual surfers

  • How comfortable are the beds/ accommodation?

    Our mattresses are the best quality pressed foam money can buy. 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 twin share bungalow 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 beers/soft drinks/massages or extra t-shirts 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 a transfers 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 Nias?

    By Garuda or Wings

  • What happens when we get to Nias?

    If you have paid for a transfer package which includes your domestic flights, then you will be met by our representative and transferred to the harbour where our private high performance speed boat will be on standby to take you to the Banyak Surf Bungalows

  • 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 95% 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 consistent is the wave out front of our bungalows?

    Gunturs is 1 of the most consistent waves in Indonesia and probably the world! It is also 1 of the closest waves you'll see breaking near a surf camp in the world. A 2 minute dry hair paddle gets you into the lineup.

  • 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.