Puri Asu Resort - North Sumatra

From NZ$2,460

for 10 nights


Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers
Surf and Yoga

Stand-up Paddleboarding trip
Uncrowded Waves
Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

NZ$246 - NZ$444 per night


February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November



World-class scuba diving and snorkelling within meters of your room, and the perfect waves are only a three minute walk away. There’s no walking over coral or long paddles to the breaks, instead Puri Asu will drop you off and pick you up in the line-up any time you wish.

Located on a 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 the area. There is always a boat waiting for you at the pier!

Puri Asu is a family friendly resort with accommodation and activity options for couples and young adults.

Quick Facts
    • full service transfers: from airport to your room
    • consistent surf spots for all levels
    • air-conditioned, ocean-front rooms
    • top-notch food
    • 3 surf transfer boats + jetski
    • beach-front yoga gazebo
    • epic fishing & snorkeling
    • complete SCUBA equipment and compressor
    • family-friendly and suitable for kids

Asu Island just off Nias in Northern Sumatra offers quality waves, chilled island vibe and a peaceful surf escape from the big crowds. As a surfer you will love to indulge in the variety of waves on offer that are all in close proximity and can be reached by speed boat within 30 minutes.

The accommodation ties in with the island and offers all the modern amenities that you want. There are bungalows and one suite that is ideal for couples looking to get away. The restaurant serves set meals everyday and there is a focus on fresh seafood that has been caught by local fishermen in the area.

There are plenty of things to do at Puri Asu, and you will be given access to all of it whether you want to fish or explore the depths of the sea with some scuba diving. Surround yourself with tropical nature, pristine beaches and glorious waves at Puri Asu Resort.


Puri Asu Resort is a total of 8,000 sqm and there is 100 meters of blue ocean front. Surrounded by coconut trees and palms, tropical jungle in the background and amazing Asu Bay view.

The accommodation at the Puri Asu Resort is traditional Sumatran bungalows and private suite for couples, with wide rooms with air conditioning, bathrooms with hot showers and western toilets, and natural hardwood interiors.

The bungalows have balconies and large windows with sea view. The resort provides the best structure and accommodations in the archipelago.

The private beach is just 5 to 20 meters from the suites. There are also a beach gazebo,training center, a beautiful bungalow for yoga practice so you can relax day and night, and especially enjoy the sunrise.


SUPERIOR: 2 bedroom, 2-bathroom private villas

Brand new luxury accommodation at Puri Asu: Built by skillful craftsmen that came all the way from Bali to build these villas.

Each villa features:

  • 2 private bedrooms
  • 2 private bathrooms
  • ocean view
  • 1 king-size bed
  • air-conditioning
  • hot showers
  • surfboard rack
  • fine ceramic throughout



Ideal for families with children, or friends travelling together. Only 15 meters from the water's edge, you will fall asleep to the sounds of the waves and even know when the swell is rising or dropping.

Each villa features

  • 1 private bathroom
  • 3 queen size beds
  • ocean views
  • air conditioning
  • hot showers
  • surfboard racks
  • terrace hammocks



These rooms are in 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.

This is recommended for single travelers and groups of friends.

The house has:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 shared bathrooms
  • 6 single beds (2 per room)
  • ocean-view living room
  • one ocean-view bedroom
  • airconditioning
  • hot water showers
Surf & Other Activities


Across the island, there are 5 waves just 15-30 minutes away. 2 more surf spots are just 40-50 minutes away by speedboat.


- Asu

This is a perfect and consistent left-hander that works on all tides and swells, with south wind. A fun wave that rolls over a coral reef. The waves can get between 2-8 ft. Challenging when it reaches 4-5 feet.

- Bawa

On north wind days, this is a great option that picks up south swell.

- Hamutala

This wave can reach 8 ft and has 2 sections: rippable walls and barrels.

- Bommie

This wave is between Asu and Hinako Island. Offers you challenging tube rides with an end section that can be ripped.

- Sirombu

This is a short right-hander with nice walls. The wave is close to Sirombu Harbour and is great for beginners.

- Afulu

This wave is 40-50 minutes from Asu. A peeling left-hander on Nias. The ride offers great barrells as well as rippable walls.

- Salonako

This wave is 30-40 minutes from Asu. This is the best right-hander in the area that offers barrel rides that are pretty challenging.

- Barrel Machine

This is a left-hander that works best in a certain alignment of swell and wind directions. A high performance wave. From the take off, 4-6 second barrels can be enjoyed in glassy or off-shore conditions. This is a fun wave, best at 2-6 ft.

Puri Asu Resort offers amazing surf, but that is not all there is to do. (Even though surfing is a huge part of the island and the resort life.) The resort has lots of recreational equipment so that you can partake in stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, fishing and more.

If you want to explore the island, you can get speedboat rides to visit a local village, go snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and more. The resort features a private pier where you will be able to look out over the Indian Ocean.

- Resort Boats

The resort has 3 boats that are ready at the pier, so you can go check out the Asu surf break whenever you want. You can go surfing by boat at any of the surf breaks, and there will also be a photographer that will take photos of your epic surf sessions.


They offer guided speedboat rides to:

  • explore different villages
  • go snorkelling
  • go scuba diving
  • go out fishing
  • visit madness lighthouse
  • visit Crocodile Lake

- Restaurant

The chef on site prepares a variety of food. Most of it will be fresh seafood that has been caught by local fishermen.

You will enjoy set meals and barbecues with other guests. It is a great time to meet other surfers and to make friends.

- Fishing

If you love to fish, you will definitely enjoy world-class fishing on board the Asu 28’ sports fishing boat. Whatever you catch that day will be prepared and served to you for dinner.

- Scuba diving

There is a great focus on diving at Puri Asu Resort and they have the only full dive centre in Nias. You can then enjoy snorkeling, scuba and free diving.

You can explore the reef out in front of the resort or you can swim with rays, black tips and barracudas.

- Yoga

During your stay in Puri Asu Resort, you will learn to interact with world in accordance with the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga.

Room type
Travel dates
10 nights Superior Room Package NZ$4,444 Per person 01 Jan-01 Jan
10 nights Standard Twin Room Package NZ$2,460 Per person 01 Jan-01 Jan
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  • Return transfers from Nias. 
  • 1 king-size bed per room.
  • Private bathroom.
  • all meals.
  • unlimited boat transfers to Asu lineup.


  • Return transfers from Nias. 
  • 2 single beds per room.
  • Shared bathroom.
  • All meals.
  • Unlimited boat transfers to Asu lineup.



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Lachy (April 2017)

A top notch experience from start to finish. A luxury resort in one of the most remote and uncrowded parts of Indo. Asu is the jewel of the Hinako Island crown but the variety of waves meant there were always plenty of options. Super stoked and I’d happily go back.

Andro (May 2014)

Nice resort, big wave, stunning views! Highly recommended.

Igor (June 2014)

Best place ever.... Good surf, good food, good fishing, good atmosphere, no crowd... Paradise!