Damai Bungalows - South Sumatra

From €363

for 7 nights

IDEAL FOR

Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers
Longboarders

Bodyboarders
Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

€52 - €86 per night

Season

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

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(1 REVIEWS)

Summary
Damai Bungalows opened in 2010 and is located next door to Ombak Indah Losmen. They hold a maximum of 12 guests in 6 twin share rooms, each with their own tropical style bathrooms.  A large pavillion with viewing deck sits right at the beach, offering spectacular views over the break of Ujung Bocor & across to Gunung Pugung & mountain ranges that span the length of Sumatra.
Quick Facts
      • epic left out front
      • 11 waves nearby
      • secluded location
      • great value for money
      • clean & comfortable

Damai Bungalows opened in 2010 and is located next door to Ombak Indah Losmen. They hold a maximum of 12 guests in 6 twin share rooms, each with their own tropical style bathrooms. A large pavillion with viewing deck sits right at the beach, offering spectacular views over the break of Ujung Bocor & across to Gunung Pugung & mountain ranges that span the length of Sumatra.

They have a Satellite TV so you won’t miss out on those all important sporting events. Surf movies are played behind the bar & they have a stereo to connect your Ipod.

Transport & information about other breaks & places of interest can be arranged from Damai Bungalows.

Damai Bungalows are open from March to late November.

Accommodation

Damai Bungalows offers 6 twin-share rooms.  Due to the limited rooms, singles or odd numbered groups are expected to share. If a single wants guaranteed own use of twin share room, a single surcharge of AU$40 per night applies.

All rooms come with fans and mosquito nets. All linen is provided.

The first night of your package is at Cipta Hotel in central Jakarta.  The next morning you get the morning flight to Bandar Lampung and spend the remaining 12 nights of the package at Damai Bungalows.

Surf & Other Activities

Damai Bungalows also has its own indo style fishing boat available for hire for guests keen on their fishing. Jason & staff regularly head out in search of pelagics, as well as bottom bashing. Rods & reels are available however you will need to bring your own trolling lures, jigs etc.

Billiards & table tennis can be enjoyed at Damai Bungalows whilst keeping an eye on the waves & sunsets.


Surf Breaks

 
Sitting astride the equator, Sumatra's climate is about as tropical as tropical gets. Daytime temperatures generally reach 30°C on the coast. The dry season runs from May to September. The timing of the wet season is hard to predict, in the south the rains usually start in November, peaking in January/February..
 
The best time for swell and consistency is May to October, but it is possible to find waves here year round, although the winds can sometimes be detrimental in the off season. Karang Nyimbor is one of the few waves that can handle a south westerly wind no problem.
  • Ujung Bocur - Right out in front of Ombak Indah Losmen and Damai Bungalows, this wave handles most swells and caters to surfers of all abilities.
  • Way Jambu - Way Jambu or Sumatran Pipeline, as it’s also known, is one of the most perfect waves around - but for experienced riders only.
  • Mandiri - This quality beach break is a 20 minute drive from Karang Nyimbor.
  • Osamas - These beach breaks is an ideal learner wave and conveniently close to the camp.
  • Bali Village - On its day this left and right breaking wave is a must visit.
  • Krui Left & Right - A quality bowly left hander that needs a bit of swell to start to work. Meanwhile, nearby Krui Right is a superb right hander, one of the best in the area but needs a bit of swell to start to work. While at Krui, you can also catch a boat to Banana Island (see breaks out of Drew's).
  • Mosquito’s / The Peak - A heavy peak that offers a short but perfect barrel.
    Drew's Right - This idyllic right hander is the perfect surf spot if you want to surf on your own as although there are local people around, there are no local surfers. Breaking for approximately 100 metres, this right breaking wave offers a bit of everything - from decent barrel sections to big open faces. Unlike Karang Nyimbor, this wave’s entry (although steep) is relatively easy. Once on the wave various sections are on offer - depending on the size of swell and its direction. The end section will always close out - and can be pretty shallow. This wave breaks year round, but is offshore more in the off season. It faces more south east, but still receives a large amount of swell - as most swells are from the south or south west. The wave breaks on coral reef and therefore reef boots are recommended. Getting out to the lineup is quite straight forward - you just have to time your entry. Coming in can be slightly trickier on a lower tide as it can get quite shallow.
  • Jimmy's Left - 10 minutes from Drew's, this world class left hander produces endless barrels.
  • Jimmy's Right - A stone’s throw away from Jimmy's left, but nothing like it if you want heavy sucky barrels.
  • Walur - Just a short drive from Drew's, Walur produces heavy sets of perfect waves.
  • Banana Island - Take the short 15 minute boat ride from Krui to ride these two rarely ridden waves that break around the island.
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7 nights Ex Lampung - Single Traveler Package €404 Per person 01 Apr-01 Nov
7 nights Ex Lampung - Single Traveler Package €363 Per person 01 Nov-01 Apr
7 nights Ex Jakarta - Single Traveler Package €605 Per person 01 Apr-01 Nov
7 nights Ex Jakarta - Single Traveler Package €544 Per person 01 Nov-01 Apr
  • Prices above are per person, and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
  • Package duration is preferred, but can be tailored to suit your individual requirements.
  • Minimum 7 night stay.
  • This single traveler price is on a ‘willing to share’ basis. For guaranteed single use room, add AU$50/night.
  • Damai Bungalows is open all year.
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Inclusions:

Ex Lampung:

  • Pickup at Bandar Lampung Airport and transfer to Damai Bungalows in private A/C car (4 pax per car, 5-6 hours drive).
  • 7 nights accommodation at Damai Bungalows.
  • 3 delicious meals per day + water, tea, & coffee (choose both breakfast & lunch with dinner being a buffet style meal).
  • Transfer from Damai Bungalows to Bandar Lampung Airport in private A/C car (4 pax per car, 5-6 hours drive).

Ex Jakarta:

  • Jakarta Airport meet & greet and return hotel transfers.
  • 1 night at Orchadz Hotel (close to airport) or Cipta (Central Jakarta).
  • Air ticket Jakarta - Bandar Lampung - Jakarta (on Garuda).
  • Pickup at Bandar Lampung Airport and transfer to Damai Bungalows in private A/C car (4 pax per car, 5-6 hours drive).
  • 7 nights accommodation at Damai Bungalows.
  • 3 delicious meals per day + water, tea, & coffee (choose both breakfast & lunch with dinner being a buffet style meal).
  • Transfer from Damai Bungalows to Bandar Lampung Airport in private A/C car (4 pax per car, 5-6 hours drive).

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Reviews
Steven

What can I say but the most amazing trip that I just wanna go back today. Loved it and all the boys still talking about the waves we didn't score ha. The food was amazing, the staff super amazing - 3 crazy meals a day trust me you ain't gonna starve never locked up the room security a1 and not bad at pool either. The hosts Jas and Chook were the best couldn't do enough for us from surf spots to bike hire You name it, the most friendly couple. And let's resident grom turn surf guide Rendy u rip little man. Bring on 2013

Experience Begun: September 2012
Created on: Wednesday 13 February 2013