“BeOcean Krui Surf Retreat Bungalows boasts stunning natural views of the ocean and comprise of spacious, neat, airy and stylish accommodation in double, triple or quadruple occupancy complete with large bathrooms”.
BeOcean is an awesome all-inclusive surf camp with great accommodation and easy access to pumping waves at a really affordable price. The relaxed comfortable vibe at BeOcean will have you feeling right at home.
BeOcean is set right on the beach near the town of Krui in South West Sumatra, ideally located having a variety of reef breaks on their door step as well some world class waves close by. Directly in front of the property, there’s a hollow left-hand reef break, and 2-minutes up the beach there is a punchy but easy right-hander, both considered some of the most fun waves in the area. When you’re not surfing there is a great viewing deck to watch the surf comfortably from your hammock sipping a quiet sunset beer.
The owners at BeOcean are super tuned into the surrounding waves and conditions so they will guide you to the best surf spot on any given day! Professional photo packages are also available from Max one of the owners.
If you’re looking for world class quality surf set amongst a beautiful, vast and diverse coastline, fabulous natural surroundings, exciting fishing, great vibes and much more at a great price, BeOcean is the place for you.
Pricing & Packages
|Season||Number of nights||Prices AUD From||Book|
|April 1 - October 31||10||$1,000||Enquire now|
|Nov 1 - Mar 31||10||$750||Enquire now|
- 3 delicious, healthy and abundant meals
- Unlimited spring water
- Wifi internet (with fiber optic)
- Regular cleaning services Bathroom towels
- Our amenities
- Daily surf advice/guidance
- Arranging of all different outside activities Local tax 10%
**meals: we are able to cater for vegan, vegetarian and celiac, just let us know in advance.
Airport transfers: are charged separately and can be organized with no problem.
The cost is 1.000.000IDR/car each way which can be added within your final invoice on request, otherwise settled on site. Cars are equipped with AC.
Four people with surf luggage is a comfortable and recommended number of passengers by each car on arrival/departure.
Rates: Prices are set per person per night. Minimum booking length is 6 nights.
There is a 30% non-refundable deposit required upon reservation. Please check our terms and conditions for further info.
BeOcean Krui Surf Retreat Bungalows boasts stunning natural views of the ocean and comprise of spacious, neat, airy and stylish accommodation in double, triple or quadruple occupancy complete with large bathrooms. Bungalows are also fitted with good quality mosquito nets and plenty of storage, so guests have plenty of additional space for extra surfboards and luggage.
Relax in style at the Main House and Garden area that includes an undercover timber deck and comfy sofas and hammocks perfect for chilling out with a cool beverage and checking out the waves; Ping-Pong, board games, books, magazines, yoga mats and fibre optic Wi-Fi are also available to guests.
BeOcean Krui also places huge emphasis on feeding guests healthy and nutritional meals sourced from local ingredients and produce. Gourmet dishes are served daily and guests can choose from traditional Indonesian, Mediterranean, Asian and Western inspired cuisine; vegetarian, vegan and celiac requirements are also catered for. There’s even an all-day separate snack menu available and the bar is always serving delicious juices, shakes, soft drinks and cold ales; guests are advised to bring their own duty free spirits and are reminded that Indonesia has very strict laws on possession of illicit substances.
Sumatra is a large island which is cut in two by the Equator – Medan and North Sumatra experience a more tropical climate while Bukit Palembang and South Sumatra experience a more definite split between wet and dry season. Waves in Sumatra are generally between three-to-eight foot, but swells can get you up to 12 foot.
The wet season generally lasts from October to March and the dry season from April to September which brings which bring better swell and conditions. The early season runs from February to May and consistently delivers clean and small-to-medium swell; it’s the perfect time of the year to visit Sumatra is you don’t want to deal with crowds. The main swell season runs from June to October which is when you’re most likely to luck into the bomb swells which range between six to 12 foot with ideal SSW offshore winds. The late season runs from November to January and delivers (sometimes two metre) groomed and punchy swell conditions.
Ripping like Kelly Slater? Or just want to capture some memories to show your mates later? BeOcean Krui Surf Retreat has a highly-skilled surf photographer, Max, who can be hired for half-day, or full-day surf packages. If you’re surfed out, the surf’s flat, or you just feel like trying your hand at something a little different, then you’re in luck ’cause BeOcean Krui Surf Retreat has got you covered when it comes to keeping active and occupied.
Enjoy some of the best snorkelling in the world at Banana Island which lies 45 minutes off the coast of Krui. Try your hand at spearfishing and have your catch whipped into a fresh sashimi platter. Try spotting Rhinos, Orangutans and Elephants in the nearby Bukit Selatan National Park, or adventure to the pre-historic Lake Ranua – a picturesque basin created by volcanic eruptions and large earthquakes. Perhaps you’d like to just explore the town Krui – a sleepy little town which services the local farming and fishing villages. Whatever your desire, the team at BeOcean Krui Surf Retreat is happy to arrange tours, treks, expeditions, adventures, rental scooters and personal drivers.
Travelling to BeOcean Krui Surf Retreat is not for the faint hearted, but its isolation and diversity of waves makes it worth every second of trains, planes and automobiles. Guests are advised to fly into the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, before boarding a short connecting flight to Bandar Lampung in South Sumatra where one of the retreat’s trusted drivers will transport you the remaining six-to-seven hours to the retreat.
Prior to departure, you should seek medical advice in relation to travelling throughout South East Asia. The Krui region itself is not classified as a risk area for Dengue, or Malaria; however, mosquito bites can be uncomfortable, so travel with a strong tropical repellent and take care during dusk and dawn by wearing long-sleeved shirts and long trousers. The local town of Krui has several pharmacies, but travelers are still encouraged to bring their own specific medications.
There’s currently one ATM in Krui, but it’s got a global reputation for having a woeful work ethic. Make sure you travel with some cash; the recommended amount is around 3.000.000Rp per week stay to sort out bar tabs, rented scooter/car, boat trips, trekking guides and the purchase of any local trinkets. Visitors to Indonesia must have a minimum of six months validity on their passports and a 30-day tourist VOA (visa on arrival) for most visiting nationalities (U.S.$35) can be paid directly to Customs on arrival. Before you set off on your Sumatran sojourn, visit: smarttraveller.gov.au
Sumatra, located west of Java and south of the Malay Peninsula, is the largest island located entirely in Indonesia (after Borneo, which is shared between Indonesia and other countries) and the sixth-largest island in the world at 473,481 square kilometres. Boasting a population of over 50 million, this paradise is famed for its rugged and tropical terrain, active volcanoes and 10 national parks home to various endangered wildlife; including the Sumatran Tiger. Yep, that’s right… We’re talking about an actual giant cat with stripes, razor-sharp claws and bone-crunching carnassials – it’s estimated there to be fewer than 400 of these incredible creatures left on the Island, but that doesn’t mean you should get complacent and go strolling through the jungle with pork-chops strapped to your ankles.