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Puri Asu Resort

  • March - November
  • 16 Guests
  • $125+
  • 3 Star Rating
  • Airport: KNO

Puri Asu Resort is the ultimate Surfer’s Paradise that offers a peaceful sanctuary to those who are looking to escape the typical, mainstream, highly commercial holiday resort.

Free from the stress and hassle of the typical vacation, Puri Asu Resort is a slice of paradise. It’s located on a pristine white sand beach, among coconut trees, crystal clear water and perfect waves and situated on a remote island only one degree above the equator.

While staying at the Resort, you can enjoy the best in comfort and privacy along with easy access to some of the best and most consistent waves in the world.

Puri Asu Resort is located 15 km offshore of west Nias Island and is an absolute swell magnet. Asu Island is one of the eight islands in the Hinako Archipelago, West Nias, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

Online Booking Calendar


HOW TO USE THE CALENDAR
• You can now check availability at Puri Asu Resort using the online reservation calendar.
• Navigate to your desired dates and click the date to open up the reservation detail page.
• Fill out all of the required information including your credit card information. This will “hold” your booking.
• Once we can double check your requested dates are open we will contact you and make plans to charge $500 USD of the booking total on the same card used to hold the reservation.
• You will receive confirmation and the next set of instructions once the deposit payment has processed.

Please note: Trips on this calendar are on a Monday to following Wednesday schedule (9 days/9 nights). Custom dates are also available, please inquire if you need alternate dates.


PURI ASU RESORT RATES – PER PERSON IN USD
Superior Room – $250 USD/person/night or $2,250 per trip
Standard Room – $125 USD/person/night or $1,125 per trip
Non-surfers, companions or children (7 – 15 years old) will cost $100 USD per person per night

*Round-trip transfer to/from the airport to resort is an additional $150 USD


ONLINE DEPOSIT AND FINAL PAYMENT TERMS
• Deposit required to “hold” your booking is US$0 PER PERSON. All that is required is to fill in the required information and include your credit card information. This will put a hold on the dates you want and give us an opportunity to make sure the spaces you have reserved are still open.
• Once we can confirm the availability an additional deposit of $500 USD is required to confirm your booking. Deposits are non-refundable.
• The final balance is due 60 days before the trip starts and is non-refundable.
• Travel insurance with inclusion for Medivac is mandatory; details of Policy- Insurance Company and contact details to be forward to World Wave Expeditions 30 days before departure.
• A current passport with 6 months validity from date of entry to Indonesia required.
• Bookings made inside of 60 days require full payment within 7 days of confirmation.


TRIP INCLUSIONS
• Meet and greet in Nias to Puri Asu Resort ($150 transport charge)
• All surf transfers are included in your package and will be carried out in the comfort of their speed boats.
• Three delightful meals per day prepared by their chefs; should you have special dietary requirements, please let us know in advance and we’re more than happy to cater specifically for you.
• Complimentary offerings include fresh fruit such as apples, bananas, rambutan, dragonfruit, pineapple, tangerines, as well as tea, coffee, and water.
• their attentive staff will attend to your needs at a moment’s notice.
• Use of all equipment and facilities at Puri Asu Resort, including fishing, SUP (suited for cruising, not surfing) and snorkeling equipment
• The expert knowledge of your guides, who know this surf zone.

What is not included:
• International flights to and from Medan/Nias
• Luggage porter services
• Food and hotel accommodation while staying in Medan
• $25 VISA fee on your arrival in Indonesia
• Tips for the staff (Tipping is not mandatory but appreciated! And is distributed among the local staff only).
• Photo or Video Packages

 

Why

Puri Asu Resort is an off the beaten track option for scoring incredible waves that not many people have heard about, let alone surfed. It offers a great range of accommodation options but what sets them apart is the all inclusive atmosphere and service that keeps you doing the activities that you want to do when you want to do them.

How

Guests arrive at Medan International Airport (KNO) Sumatra (Guest responsibility)

Medan is reachable from Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manilla, and other major Asian capitals.

Guests arriving in Medan before 12:00 noon can proceed directly to Nias and Asu.

For guests arriving in Medan after 12:00 noon our agent “Boraspati Travel” picks up guests at the airport in Medan and takes them to a 3-4 star hotel close to the airport for the night.

The following morning around 6am, guests fly 50 minutes to Nias Island Gunungsitoli, Binaka Airport (GNS)(Guests organize this and pay directly to our agent Boraspati Express Tour).

Puri Asu Resort driver picks guests up at the Nias Airport and drives across Nias Island (2 hours) to Sirombu Harbor. Their speedboat takes guests from the harbor to Asu Island in 30 minutes ( This is included round trip in the $150 transfer fee)

Guests usually arrive on Asu Island around 10:00-11:00 AM.

* Land and sea transfer NIAS-ASU-NIAS is $150 USD round trip per person.

From Binaka Airport Nias (GNS) to Sirombu Harbor then Asu Island and back to Nias Airport (GNS).

Arrival/Departures in Medan and transfer to and from Nias Island are done directly by World Wave Expeditions.

The Resort

Puri Asu Resort offers world-class scuba diving and snorkelling within meters of your room, and perfect waves are only a three minute walk away. There’s no walking over coral or long paddles to the breaks, instead they’ll drop you off and pick you up in the line-up anytime you wish. Located on their Private Pier, the staff at Puri Asu are always on stand-by to take you to surf, check the waves, go fishing, shoot photos or explore the eight islands in their area.

They pride themselves on guest safety, comfort and quick access to the best surfing! You don’t have to waste precious moments of your holiday walking or paddling out to get your waves. There is always a boat waiting for you at the pier!

They are a family friendly resort with accommodation and activity options for couples and young adults. The resort was built with the help of local builders, and under the guidance of an Western development team, to maximize their local surroundings so that the resort can function as eco-friendly as possible while still offering a high standard of accommodation for their guests.

Features Include:

• Most consistent waves region in Indonesia
• Beach front Yoga gazebo
• Surf view private gazebo
• Fitness and Yoga gazebo
• All rooms have air conditioning units
• Unique Sunrise, beachfront
• Western standard bathrooms with hot water showers
• Incredible snorkeling and light tackle fishing right in front of your room
• Family-friendly and suitable for children
• Flexible dining options from our internationally-trained chef
• Full service transfers from airport arrival directly to your bed in Asu
• SUP’s, fishing equipment, and snorkeling gear are free of charge
• NO extra costs for boat service to other surf spots in the area
• Waves for all levels of surfing
• Jetski for Tow-in and water safety
• Three boats for all guest needs

Included/Not Included

Your All-Inclusive Price Includes:
• Meet and greet in Nias to Puri Asu Resort ($150 transport charge)
• All surf transfers are included in your package and will be carried out in the comfort of their speed boats.
• Three delightful meals per day prepared by their chefs; should you have special dietary requirements, please let us know in advance and we’re more than happy to cater specifically for you.
• Complimentary offerings include fresh fruit such as apples, bananas, rambutan, dragonfruit, pineapple, tangerines, as well as tea, coffee, and water.
• their attentive staff will attend to your needs at a moment’s notice.
• Use of all equipment and facilities at Puri Asu Resort, including fishing, SUP (suited for cruising, not surfing) and snorkeling equipment
• The expert knowledge of your guides, who know this surf zone.

What is not included:
• International flights to and from Medan/Nias
• Luggage porter services
• Food and hotel accommodation while staying in Medan
• $25 VISA fee on your arrival in Indonesia
• Tips for the staff (Tipping is not mandatory but appreciated! And is distributed among the local staff only).
• Photo or Video Packages

Accommodation Overview

Puri Asu resort is beautifully positioned, facing a vast area of 8000m2 sea, surrounded by pristine sand and coconut and palm trees. Behind the resort, is an equally beautiful sight of a jungle and an amazing Asu bay view.

Puri Asu can also boast of its unique private 40m pier on the island, directly into the sea which makes for easy loading and unloading of boats, jet ski’s, paddles etc… offering convenience and safety in any weather condition.

Puri Asu resort offers traditional Sumatra bungalows, with beautiful hand polished timber floors and  custom wood furniture. These bungalows are situated four feet high off the ground, and provide wide, airy rooms with air-conditioning and fans.

The bathrooms have hot showers and are on the second floor offering a spectacular view! The  bungalows have beautiful balconies, giving you the opportunity to take in the view.

Superior Bungalows

The Superior Bungalows include three 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom private villas. A team of builders from Bali came all the way to Asu to construct these special units. We guarantee this is some of the finest accommodation in North Sumatra. Each unit has:

• 2 PRIVATE BEDROOMS

• 2 PRIVATEBATHROOMSOCEAN VIEW

• 1 KING SIZE BED

• Air Conditioning Hot Water Shower Surfboard Rack

• Fine ceramic throughout

 

Deluxe Bungalows

The Deluxe Bungalow is ideal for families with children or friends travelling together and includes: 

• 1 PRIVATE BATHROOM
• 3 QUEEN SIZE BEDS OCEAN VIEW
• Air Conditioning
• Hot Water Shower
• Surfboard Racks
• Terrace Hammocks

Standard Bungalows

The original building, this house was built in Palembang South Sumatra and  brought in  pieces to Asu Island. Sitting 2 meters above the ground it stays cool and comfortable. It is recommended for single travelers and groups of friends. The house has:

• 3 BEDROOMS
• 2 SHARED BATHROOMS
• 6 SINGLE BEDS
• 2 PAX PER ROOM
• OCEAN VIEW LIVING ROOM
• One Ocean View bedroom Air Conditioning
• Hot Water Showers

 

 

Dining

The Puri Asu Resort Restaurant offers their guests a relaxed atmosphere in the most idyllic setting with some of the tastiest food in theSumatra.

Each day the resort’s chef prepares a variety of food and as often as possible, uses seafood caught by local fishermen and our guests.

Breakfast:
All guests order individually from a wide selection of breakfast choices. 7:00am  – 10:00am

Lunch:
• Standard accommodation guests have a set menu    and it is different every day.
• Superior accommodation guests have buffet lunch and it is diferente every day. 12:00 – 14:00

Dinner:
• Standard accommodation guests have a set menu    and it is different every day.
• Superior accommodation guests have a buffet dinner and it is diferent every day. 18:00 – 21:00

Desserts are served after dinner for all guests and they are all homemade.

Beer and mixed drinks are available for a standard fee.

Lobster can be bought from local fishermen upon request.

Our chefs can accommodate any dietary requirements or eating preferences, so please let us know in advance of your visit so we can prepare for you.

Activities

The tropical paradise that surrounds Puri Asu Resort offers more than just amazing surfing. The resort offers plenty of recreational equipment to make exploring and enjoying the local environment easy for all guests. Stand-up paddle boards, fishing equipment,snorkelling gear, and so much more are available for use, free of charge, so the whole family can get out and enjoy the surroundings.

Fishing
The fishing is very good in the waters close to the resort. Guests usually troll at the end of the day and hope for some fresh sashimi for dinner. Trolling equipment is provided by the resort. If you want to try your hand at casting jigging or popping they recommend you bring a pole and a few midsize lures. There are Wahoo, Spanish Mackeral, small Tuna, Barracuda, Trevally, Mahi Mahi and Sailfish in the area. The resort will take you fishing upon request any time weather permits.

Snorkeling
There is good snorkeling right in front of the resort. Equipment is provided free of charge for guests. If the waves are flat there are a few additional spots in the area to try out.

Yoga/Gym Equipment
There is a central Yoga gazebo as well as a beachfront Yoga gazeebo. Yoga mats are free of charge. There is also an assortment of Gym and training equipment for you to use free of charge.

Other activities include:
• explore different villages
• visit madness lighthouse
• visit Crocodile Lake
• table tennis
• board games
• movies
• satellite tv and big screen

Resort Rates

They offer two types of packages, standard and superior. The main difference is the Superior Package is access to brand new private villas with King sized beds and en-suite bathrooms.

The Standard package is shared accommodation with single or Queen sized beds and shared bathrooms. If they are not full at the time of your stay you will most likely have your own room but that is not guaranteed.

Superior Packages: $250 USD per night per surfer
Non-surfers, companions or children (7 – 15 years old) will cost $100 USD per person per night

Inclusive of:

  • Private room
  • King size bed
  • Private en-suite bathroom
  • All meals
  • Unlimited boat surf transfers.

Land and sea transfers are $150 USD round trip per person. From Binaka Airport Nias (GNS) to Sirombu Harbor then Asu Island and back to Airport (GNS).

Standard Packages:
10 NIGHTS $1,250 USD PER SURFER. LESS THAN 10 NIGHTS – $150 USD PER NIGHT

Non-surfers, companions and children (7 – 15 years old) will cost $100 USD per night.

Inclusive of:

  • Shared accommodation
  • 2 single beds per room with shared bathroom
  • All meals
  • Unlimited boat surf transfers to the surf spots

Land and sea transfers- $150 USD round trip per person. From Binaka Airport Nias (GNS) to Sirombu Harbor then Asu Island and back to Airport (GNS).

FAQ

1. WHAT KIND OF VISA DO I NEED TO VISIT PURI ASU RESORT AND WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Visitors to Indonesia get a free 30 day visa upon arrival.

Passport must be valid for 6 months from date of entry.

You can purchase an extendable 30 day visa upon arrival at the airport. This visa may be extended 0ne time for a total stay of 60 days.

2. WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SURFING AT PURI-ASU RESORT? ARE THERE GOOD WAVES FOR INTERMEDIATE SURFERS? Asu and Bawa are up to 4-5 feet and are very accessible to intermediate surfers.  The other waves (Salonako, Afulu, Bommie and Hamutala) can be surfed by intermediate up to 6 feet.

3. DO I NEED TO BRING CASH TO THE PURI ASU RESORT? They accept cash payment by Indonesian Rupiah (local cash) Euro or USD. Local cash is great to have for buying souvenirs from the locals. There is no ATM available once you arrive in Asu, so please withdraw cash from an ATM in Medan or Gnungsitoli before departing. The only money you will NEED is for extras at the resort such as snacks, bar bill, lobster dinners, baggage complications or laundry.

4. WHAT IS THE CLIMATE AND AREA AROUND ASU LIKE?
Puri Asu Resort is located in a very remote and pristine part of the world 1° north of the equator. The climate is tropical and the weather is hot and humid with rainfall occurring all year.

5. WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR GUESTS TO USE?
Snorkelling: There are sets of fins and masks for guest use free of charge.

Stand Up Paddling: There are two stand up paddle boards with paddles available for guests at any time.

Fishing: Rods and tackle are available for trolling off the power boats.

Jungle Walks: Walking through the jungle on the island is an adventure. Home to beautiful and unique wildlife, friendly local people and beautiful plants and foliage.

6. WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?
Traditionally, April 01 through to November 30 is regarded as the best time to surf Asu and others spots in the area.

7. HOW DO WE GET TO THE RESORT?
Guests arrive at Medan International Airport (KNO) Sumatra. Guests then fly 50 minutes to Nias Island Gunungsitoli, Binaka Airport (GNS). Adriver picks guests up at the airport and drives across Nias Island (2 hours of beautiful tropical scenery) to Sirombu Harbor. Their speedboat takes guests from the harbour to Asu Island in 30 minutes.

* We can reserve a hotel room for you and payment is taken when you arrive. If you require an over-night stay in Medan, we highly recommend DANAUTOBA HOTEL which is where guests meet on the trip commencement date and in Gnungsitoli we recommend Miga Beach Hotel.

8. IN THE CASE OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY
Resort management will assist in contacting your travel insurance company to arrange emergency evacuation. Puri Asu Resort is not held responsible for emergency evacuation availability or costs and this is agreed upon by all guests in the terms of conditions which all guests must agree to before visiting the resort.

9.WHAT ABOUT MALARIA?
Over the last 10 years there has been no case of Malaria in Asu Island. Regardless of that, every guest must avoid mosquito bites by using repellent or clothing coverage.

10. SHOULD I BRING A FIRST-AID KIT OR MEDICAL SUPPLIES?
Yes! We do have medical supplies and a first aid kit, but we strongly recommend that guests bring their own as well, as they are in high demand and certain supplies can deplete quickly, so having a personal stash is well worth it. At the least, we recommend the usual reef cut kit such as an antiseptic to clean cuts, ointment to apply to them as they heal and whatever types of bandage you like (gauze & tape, Band-Aids, etc.). We also suggest guests bring a course of antibiotics in case of infection.

11. HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE?
Get Fit! Make sure you’re at your best to surf these waves. Surfing is a sport of extreme skill and you need to feel safe to surf here.

The Surf

The Hinako Islands are one of the most consistent surf destinations in the entire world. Its broad exposure towards the southern Indian Ocean provides these islands with consistency and high quality waves. There is no other place on the planet which offers high quality surf and no crowds!

There are 8 waves strewn throughout the islands, in maximum range of 15-30 minutes and two more 40-50 minutes by speedboat. The Puri Asu Resort is determined to help you get the most out of what the Asu Island has to offer, while still giving you the convenience and comfort of coming home to your own private, clean bed every night.

All of the waves in the Hinakos can be accessed within a maximum of 30 minutes by our speedboat , and the best waves are right in their own backyard, 5 minutes by our speedboat from the pier to the line-up, safe and dry! Bawa is the furthest island, and still, it’s only a short 20-30 minutes away.  Bawa offers longer and wider barrels than Asu when it’s firing. Here you’ll find challenging waves like Bommie and rippable barrelled waves like Hamutala. And within 40 to 50 minutes you can access Salonako and Afulu in West Nias.

Their surf guides receive regular surf forecasts and will give you recommendations based on swell, wind, and your own desires. The resort’s goal is to get you into the best waves of your life!

  • Waves Rating by Month

    • Ideal Size: 4′ – 10′
    • Tides: Mid
    • Swell Angles: SW
    • Wind Direction: SE / S
  • Average Wave Size (feet) and Period (seconds)

  • Average Water and Air Temperatures by Month (°F)

Waves Overview

  • Asu

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  • Bawa

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  • Hamutala Left

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  • Hamatula Right

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  • Sirombu

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  • Afulu

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  • Salonako

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  • Bommie

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