The Package, Trip Details, and FAQ
The Package and What's Included
Bay of Plenty Package 10 days/ 9 nights
- Round trip transportation from Singkil to Our Setup in the Bay of Plenty with speed boat*
- Accommodation in fan cooled or air conditioned rooms with private bathroom and fresh water shower.
- Daily Speed Boat Use to access all the waves in the bay.
- One Complimentary Day Trip to surf Treasure Island in the speed boats.*
- Three Large Delicious Meals Featuring Local and Western Food.
- Additional Continental Breakfast available, juice, fresh fruit, unlimited coffee, tea, and bottled drinking water.
- Lounge with Satellite T.V. with USB Adapter, comfortable chairs and hammocks.
- Game room with Ping Pong, Darts, and more.
- Large Dining Room, Sun Decks, and Decks to view the Surf
- Local style canoes, fishing and snorkel gear.
- We also have limited phone and internet access.
We can arrange your transport from Medan to Singkil. This is done via a 3rd party and you pay them directly.
*When weather and availability permits
Contact Us for pricing.
* In case of unfavorable or questionable weather, the safest option will be used, and is up to the captain to make the decision.
All Bookings are confirmed with a $300 USD refundable deposit per person.
Final Balance Due Two Months before Arrival Date by Bank Wire to Our Account. Groups need to pay as a group (one payment)...unless other arrangements have been made. Client must pay bank wiring fees.
Deposit and Payments Refund Policy
Deposit 100% refundable with written notice 60 days before Arrival Date
Payment 75% refundable with written notice 45 days before Arrival Date
Payment 50% refundable with written notice 30 days before Arrival Date
Payment 25% refundable with written notice 15 days before Arrival Date
(We recommend guests should Have Emergency Evacuation Insurance but it's up to you)
Day 1: Arrive to our setup. Check in is at 12:00 Noon. Surf, eat, sleep.
Day 2 - 10: Surf, Eat, Sleep and repeat.
Last Day: Surf, Eat, and Depart by 9 am.
Extra days are available.
Why a Floating Surf House?
The floating house was built with the desire to escape all the predators on land. Being located on the water we do not have snakes, sandfleas (aka no see ums), plus with breezes from 360 degrees our setup is a surfer's dream!
How long have you been in business?
2019 is our Eighth season! Many of our guests are repeat guests and new guests come from word of mouth. The feedback is amazing and some guests even extend their trip midway through their stay!
How is staying at the Floating Surf House Resort?
The Aquatic Stilt Houses are incredibly comfortable, clean, stylish, and you will be blown away by the beauty of the surroundings. The Floating Surf House is incredibly stable being located in one of the calmest parts of the bay surrounded by shallow reef. Often described as WaterWorld people always say it's even better than they imagined. We also have a quiet time from 10pm to 7am to ensure everyone gets their rest to enjoy the great waves in the morning.
Why should we choose the Floating Surf House Resort?
The Floating Surf House Resort has been in business in the Banyak Islands longer than any of the other resorts. If you desire the nicest accommodations, the best value for your money, and don't want to miss out when the waves are going off...then stay us.
Experience/ knowledge = epic sessions.
How do we access the surf?
We have speedboats to access the waves in the bay which are located just one minute away! If you truly desire, you can paddle over calm flat water or take one of our canoes. We offer a complimentary day trip to surf Treasure Island with our Bay Of Plenty Packages. (Extra day trips to access Treasure Island and other waves can be purchased.) Combo Packages are also available with our 71' Charter Boat enabling you to spend half your trip aboard this boat while surfing Treasure Island and its surrounding waves.
How is the Trip to the Floating Surf House?
Our all inclusive trips include round trip transportation from Singkil with speed boat ride directly to The Floating Surf House. If you are coming from Medan, Nias, or Simelue we are happy to organise transport for you.
When is the surf season?
The Banyak Islands receives the majority of waves from March to November with the largest and most consistent waves being from April to September. November to February is considered our Low Season but can still get great swells. We offer generous discounts during this time. The surf is not as consistent during our low season and occasionally there are periods of flatness but most likely you will be surfing alone when there are waves.
What style of food is available?
We offer a variety of local and western cuisine. We start off the day with a continental breakfast for the early risers. Breakfast consists of banana pancakes, omelettes, oatmeal, cereal, etc. Lunch and dinner are always changing with chicken, fish, and a medley of other great side dishes. Our cook Murni makes mouth watering dishes and sauces from scratch. We do not make a special menu for vegetarian or vegans.
What level of surfers enjoy the Banyak Islands?
Almost all level of surfers enjoy the Banyak Islands. If you are a complete beginner or a hellman looking for XXL this might not be the place for you. (Although Jay Davies and Mikala Jones have been known to show up from time to time.)
What things should I bring besides normal surf gear?
Towels, sunblock, mosquito spray, eco friendly shampoo and soap, first aid (bandages, tylenol, anti itch, neosporin, anti allergy medication), specialty snacks, books, a surf shirt, surf shoes, some extra cash for additional Treasure Island Trips, fishing trips, and massages. (There are NO ATMS after leaving the main city of Medan. USD older than 2006 with rips or writing cannot be used),
How can I make reservations?
Please email us for all inquiries. After confirming that we have availability you may make a deposit through a link on the bottom right of our "Contact Page"
What do I need to travel to Indonesia?
Indonesia has started allowing a free 30 day stay for some countries. Other countries need a visa upon arrival which you can purchase at the airport or in advance from any Indonesian Embassy. Your passport also needs to have a minimum of six months validity before the expiration date from the day you arrive into the country along with at least two extra blank pages in your passport not counting the back cover page.
How do I contact you?
You can fill out an enquiry form on our "Contact Page" to directly contact us or email us at contact@FloatingSurfHouse.com
We do not offer phone enquiries due to our limited signal and high number of enquiries we receive but once we have exchanged a few emails we are more than happy to contact you by phone if you prefer.
What else is there to do besides surfing?
There are plenty of things to do for you. surfing. The reefs provide incredible snorkeling where it's common to see colorful corals, reef fish, sting rays, lobsters, octopus, and more. We have three canoes to use so you can explore many secluded beaches, fresh water creeks, the mangroves, go fishing, or just go for a cruise and check out the many beautiful birds in the trees along the shore. Taking a day trip to one of the tiny villages and visiting school is always awesome and memorable.