Mentawai Telo Island Lodge

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Mentawai Telo Island Lodge

Created by the man who invented land based surf resorts in Indonesia Mark “Maxy” Grant Telo Island Lodge is an Exclusive lodge located in the most wave prolific part of the Telo Islands, specializing in a heavily guided and serviced experience for a maximum of 8 guests. Telo Island Lodge is located in a beautiful landscaped coconut grove on a white sand beach on the island of Sibranun, home to two of the regions best waves Max’s right and Max’s left. Click image for Scenery Gallery Click image for Scenery Gallery Click image for Scenery Gallery Click image for SceneryGallery All accommodation is twin share with en-suites and all beds are KING size with mosquito nets. Our common areas feature all new lounges with a view of the waves. Wi-fi broadband internet access is also available throughout the lodge and 2 mac book computers are available for guests to use 24 hours a day. One of the regions best right hand waves is DIRECTLY in front of the lodge about 80 meters from the front steps. All transfers to the lodge are done via air and are inclusive in the package price. All surf transfer boats are state of the art and Telo Island Lodge features double redundancy (each boat has a back-up boat of equal quality) on all marine equipment. Our guides are experienced in the region and provide a service second to none. Telo Island Lodge has featured in many international surfing magazines and has been the location for several surf movies showcasing the amazing fun waves of this region. Accommodation consists of one 2-bedroom (twin/double), architect-designed, overwater bungalow sleeping up to six guests. This bungalow features upstairs and downstairs air-conditioned bedrooms, shower, toilet, coffee and tea-making facilities and a well-stocked fridge. Two other bedrooms adjoining the main lodge sleep a maximum of five guests per room complete with private facilities. The maximum capacity is 10 guests. The lodge sits on a white sand beach fronting a lagoon that features three small islets and a fantastic right-hand reef/point wave directly in front of it. During the 2006 season the lodge was visited by a broad range of surfers who covered all types of surfing, from female longboarders right through to professional shortboarders. During this time many different breaks were found and ridden and in 2007 the lodge opened to the public. The lodge aims to provide an intimate, high-end, inclusive service and has operated a fly-in fly-out service ulitising a Casa 212 since early 2006. With fully qualified, professionally accredited surf coaches as guides and over 20 years’ experience in the region as a surf travel operator, Telo Island Lodge is able to provide its guests with a surfing adventure holiday they will not forget. All at Telo Islands Lodge look forward to your visit to share some great waves and good times in this amazing part of the world. Package inclusions • Met on arrival by Telo Island Lodge representative at Padang/Medan airport. Representative will assist in your transfer to chartered flight. • 45 minute flight to Telo Island where you will then be transported to Telo Island Lodge to begin your adventure. Return Telo-Padang airfares are included in package price. Your Australian guides will arrange all transfers and domestic flights and have you in the surf asap!! • Flights Padang-Telo-Padang or Medan-Telo-Medan. You fly directly to the location aboard a Casa 212 Aviocar, no rough ferry trips or long overland journeys. • All surf transfers. • Three meals per day prepared by chef. Everything from steaks to seafood banquets. • Snacks, three litres of bottled water per person per day. • Coffee, tea and fruit juice are included in the package price (soft drink and alcohol are available at local prices). • Use of all equipment and facilities at Telo Island Lodge including fishing and snorkelling equipment, ping-pong, DVD with a huge selection of movies, CD player, satellite TV, magazines, books, laundry service, ding repair equipment and much more. Also included in this package is the expert knowledge of your Australian guides who have been living and surfing in this part of Indonesia for almost 15 years!! Boats Supervised by Marine Operations Manager Dave Simons and crewed by our Marine Operations Staff, Agus and Andy, our main transfer boat, 80 Down, is a 7.3M centre-console, targa top, computer-designed plate alloy Kahjaya vessel built new in Jarkata in 2008. 80 Down features full navigation systems and onboard electronics that put many large yachts to shame and keep us in communication with the resort at all times. It also features onboard music systems that play everything from CD’s to MP3/I-pods. 80 Down is powered by eco-friendly state of the art twin 150 HP 4-stroke outboards, carries 600 liters of fuel and has a top speed of 40 knots. All guest seating is on padded chairs and undercover and we carry a full stock of ice-cold beer, water and soft drinks. 80 Down can get up to 12 people and their surfing equipment to most breaks in our region in total comfort and a matter of minutes. The boat was refurbished in 2007 and is capable of 26 knots cruise, 33 knots top speed, getting you to most breaks in total comfort and a matter of minutes. Our back-up boat, Zero Down, is a 26-foot centre-console, computer-designed-7mm plate alloy, Phil Curren model designed and cut in Australia. ZD is powered by a 200 hp Yamaha two-stroke outboard purchased new in 2008. She carries 200 liters of fuel, giving a full-speed run time of four hours. The boat is fitted with two-way communications, GPS. Lagoon/Service Tenders. In addition to our main surf transfer boats we also have an array of smaller boats that are used for everything from supply transfer to lagoon cruising. The smallest of these is “Bombay Sapphire” a 5-meter flat bottom wood boat and the largest of these is “Marlin 2” a 7-meter cargo boat. These boats are handmade by the local community using local hardwood.

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