Services & Amenities

Telo Island Lodge is a full service surf resort featuring, fly-in fly-out fully guided surfing experiences for a maximum of eight guests. Our common area is a huge open-plan space that features a bar, TV lounge area, full-size table tennis table and individual reading areas. The grounds of the lodge are all manicured with multiple decked areas featuring umbrellas and sun lounges with a view of the break directly in front of the lodge. Our bar is also accessible from the main deck area.

All of our boats and marine equipment are serviced at double the rate recommended by the manufacturers and no cost is spared in making sure we run to the strictest safety standards. All boat skippers are fully qualified and come with many years experience on the Ocean. All of our transfer boats also have a comprehensive first responder first aid kit, spinal boards and emergency protocols to ensure you have the most fun with the least risk.

The lodge also features the following services and amenities:


  • Air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms in all rooms
  • King-Sized beds
  • 2x daily housekeeping
  • Complimentary laundry service


  • Satellite television
  • Board games and DVD library


  • Global roaming service available for guests’ mobile telephones (satellite phone also available)
  • C-band high-speed broadband Wi-Fi in all areas of the lodge


  • Full-time photographic service
  • Surf board rentals
  • Complimentary surf board storage
  • Full-service bar
  • Best-in-class guides and boat drivers
  • Three in-house chefs who prepare all meals
  • In house masseuse
  • Tsunami Evacuation hill
  • Double redundant Marine Operations systems
  • Double redundant power generation systems
  • Double redundant staffing systems

Should you want to take a break from the surf, feel free to wander down our empty beach where the tranquil Indian Ocean laps up against white sand. Go for a solo swim at the end of our sand spit. Take a leisurely hike on Telo Island, through the bustling village past smiling, friendly locals and around to the lush, green North Sumatran vegetation on the undeveloped back side of the island. Sit back in a comfortable beach lounge and read a book as you enjoy a cold beer or a fresh fruit drink. Do anything. Do nothing:

Health & Treatments

We have massage treatments to soothe the active body and mind. We also offer preventive maintenance to help you take advantage of your full trip, or recover from an injury. Or just relax and take a session off while everyone else goes for a surf.

Our multiple decks and empty beaches create perfect opportunities for low-impact exercises such as yoga or light resistance training. If you require one of our traveling exercise kits, please let us know upon booking.

Guided Translation Services

Since surfing is truly a universal language, we’ve formed a partnership with a leading translator guiding service available to our guests upon request. The translator will accompany your group for the length of the trip. Please inquire about pricing upon booking.

Eco Excursions

If you’re keen to explore the island, there’s a variety of options: visit an ancient mangrove forest, explore island terrestrial caves or volunteer in the village school for a day. Just let us know and we’ll arrange everything.


At Telo island lodge we take our fishing pretty seriously and offer everything from light game fishing (targeting species such as Sail fish, Spanish mackerel, Wahoo and Tuna), to popper casting (for GT’s) to regular trolling that gets results with everything from Coral Trout to Tuna. We also occasionally bottom fish for various cod species or hit the mangroves to do some light spinning for mangrove jack. We have an extensive range of gear and lures, but if you prefer to bring your own equipment, please feel free to do so.


Whether you’re a dedicated enthusiast, an opportunistic part-timer, or a curious first-timer, you’ll find our friendly, un-crowded waves are ideal for stand-up paddle-boarding. Bring your own equipment or use ours to catch a few waves or simply gaze down at the reef through gin-clear waters. A full lap of the lagoon in the late afternoon with an outgoing tide is a trip that will stay with you forever.


With good coral reefs and a limited commercial fishery, Telo Island is a snorkeler’s dream, and some of our less-known locations boast everything from giant napoleon wrasse to small dwarf angel fish. We supply all the equipment you need.

80 Down

Our main transfer boat, 80 Down, is a 7.3M centre-console, targa top, computer-designed plate alloy Kahjaya vessel built new in Jakarta in 2008.

80 Down features full navigation systems and on-board electronics to keep us in communication with the resort at all times. It also features on-board music systems to 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 undercover and we carry a full stock of ice-cold beer, water and soft drinks at all times. 80 Down can safely carry up to 12 people and their surfing equipment to most breaks in our region in total comfort and a matter of minutes.

Zero Down

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, fish finder, game rods capable of being rigged for everything from tuna to big sailfish, stereo, ample shaded area and drink and food refrigeration for longer trips. Surf-craft storage is forward and there is ample seating room for eight surfers, guide and driver. The boat has been refurbished for 2009 and is capable of 26 knots cruise, 33 knots top speed, getting us to most breaks in total comfort and a matter of minutes.

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.

Local time 17:19
Local temprature 29°C / 84°F
swell direction SW
swell height 5-6 ft.