A traveler Australia
I stayed at the surf bungalows for just under a month during March/April with the new management Aussie couple, Kevin and Donna, and had an awesome time they were great hosts as well as their staff, they were more then accommodating to us and great people to be around! I have previously stayed at the bungalows last year in August and the management from then to now has vastly improved they are much more organised now and i will definitely be heading back there asap!! Our accommodation was great the bungalows are well maintained comfy beds and a fan to keep you cool at night and a mosquito net if you wish to use one which I didn't even need to. During our time, we got pumping waves ranging from 2 feet to 4 feet, which were super clean and fun. We surfed multiple breaks, gunters, which you can watch from your very own bungalow, lolok, the furthest most southern point on the island and dindo's. There are even more breaks then this they just need different swell directions!! The winds were good to us we had offshore winds most of the time which is common in the early season and no one else out! even during the peak season you still get to surf pumping waves uncrowded. If we were surfed out or the waves were too small, there was still plenty of other things to do like fishing and snorkeling, treasure island isn't far by boat and it has 2 well-renowned breaks on it cobras (left hander) and treasures (right). There is a turtle sanctuary on the island which you can organize to visit and see the turtles nest at night and there is also a cracking left hander off the beach out the front; the food was very nice we never went hungry and the beers were cold we never went thirsty!
Craig E. Australia
Just returned from six weeks in Indonesia where I stayed 28 days at Banyak Surf Bungalows. This was my fourth trip to Banyak Surf Bungalows. It's a magical place to say the least. Quality waves in crystal clear water (great for snorkeling with live coral reefs and abundant sea life) clean air, great food, cold beer, and comfortable accommodation. I would recommend to any surfers that want to get away from the crowds.
This was our second trip to Banyak Island - first time with the camp in front of the main break. Had a week of uncrowded perfect waves - three feet to overhead everyday. Having Gunters out the front was great - wake up and paddle straight out. Also surfed a few other breaks and a new secret right hander which was fun. Food is always excellent, the beers at night cold! Recommend to any surfer. The new cabins also really well done.
Ross K Australia
This camp is well set up. I think the original camp across the bay wasn't in the right spot but with plenty of experience and local knowledge, they have sure got it in the right place this time. The main surf break Gunters (a right hander) is an easy paddle out through the key hole straight from the camp to the back of the line up and an easy paddle back or hop out at the end of the break and a short walk back through the bush. I made a movie while i was there and it shows what the place is like, its on Youtube (Banyak Surf Bungalow 2013). I was there for 10 days and surfed three times every day, it was so consistent even had three days of onshore and it was still good fun. Across the bay are to left handers easily accessible by boat and Brad who runs the camp and does a great job of that, was happy to take us there when it was on. Good rooms with comfy beds and mozzi nets, plenty of good healthy food and cold beers. I will be hoping to make a trip back to this place every year.
A traveler Australia
Stayed early April for two weeks with six mates. Had the place to ourselves and only occasionally saw another surfer in the water! We were the second group for the season and, all things considered, thought Brad did a great job. All pick ups, flights, etc. were organized well, the food was great, the beer cold and only missed one day of surf. We had consistent three feet to double overhead and surfed a few different set ups. Just stoked to surf a quality wave right out front of the lodge with just my crew.
Peter M. Australia
As part of a group of five I stayed at Banyak Surf Bungalows (BSB) for 14 days May-June 2013. The camp is located inside the Bay of Plenty at the southern point of Tuangku. Banyak Surf Bungalows is situated right in front of a high quality right-hander, 'Gunters'. There are another two right-handers nearby, and two or three lefts, also of great quality suiting all standards of surfing. The host and manager, Brad Kosky is an easygoing guy and nothing was ever too much trouble. He was always happy to do a boat run to other waves if required. The accommodation is basic but certainly adequate, remembering that Banyak Surf Bungalows is a surf camp, and not a resort. The food was very good and we certainly did not go hungry at anytime. Food is a mix of Indonesian and western, with a good supply of fish available for those who like to go after the big ones. Its a remote location so getting there takes a while (especially by road which btw is to be avoided if possible). I have no trouble in recommending Banyak Surf Bungalows to any surfer looking for a sensational surf camp trip and our group are already planning a return trip.
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