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Explore the Remote Banyak Islands!

Just moments from the Bay of Plenty and the pristine surf spots of Treasure Island in the Banyak Islands, Pinang Island’s location offers a haven for surfers. The Banyak Islands offer a refuge from the more crowded areas of Indonesia, with unspoiled wilderness and epic waves.

For those craving a genuine connection with nature and a break from the frantic pace of modern life, Pinang beckons!

The Island

Nestled on the western edge of Sumatra, Indonesia, Pinang Island boasts a serene setting amidst unspoiled nature, ideal for hosting surfers and accommodating adventurous families. With a unique blend of Indonesian sanctuary, sustainable living practices, and wildlife conservation efforts, the hotel provides the perfect escape for those in search of an authentic tropical getaway.

A hearty welcome awaits all adventurous souls drawn to the untamed beauty of the wild. At Pinang, immerse yourself in the unadulterated splendour of nature. Expect encounters with the diverse wildlife that shares the island during your stay.

Waves at Pinang Island

The Banyak Islands stand out as Indonesia’s premier surf zones. The area has high quality waves without the crowds typical of other destinations.

The peak season spans from April to October when the Indian Ocean comes alive with consistent, sizable swells. This is when the waves turn world-class with overhead waves and the chance to score world-class barrels.

For a quieter experience and smaller waves, the period from November to March is a great time to visit the region. During this time, intermediate surfers and those seeking more chilled surf can enjoy glassy surf ranging from 2-4 feet.

Why We Love Pinang Island

World-class uncrowded waves!

The nature and wilderness of the island!

Plenty of land and water activities on offer on top of surfing!

Ready to surf in the Banyaks?

The Bungalows

The five ocean-facing tropical cottages of Pinang Island are located right on the beach, mere moments from the ocean. Each unit is pampered with daily housekeeping, equipped with standing fans, fresh towels, and mosquito nets for your comfort. You’ll find a convenient water filter available, along with WiFi and electrical sockets, ensuring you stay connected and fully charged throughout your stay.

The driftwood bungalow can accommodate 2-3 people, while the Family Cabin can accommodate 4-6 people. The three Coconut bungalows can accommodate up to 2 people.

The Cuisine

Indulge in culinary delights prepared with care by the welcoming staff in a dedicated kitchen, three times daily. Drawing from the rich bounty of local ingredients, each meal is a testament to our commitment to flavour and freshness. From breakfast to dinner, savour the taste of the region in every bite, knowing that each dish is thoughtfully crafted to delight your senses and nourish your body.

Please let us know whilst booking and special requests or dietary needs!

Activities

Whether you enjoy the thrill of catching your own dinner with our fishing rod or speargun or prefer exploring the island’s jungle secrets through a trekking adventure, Pinang Island has you covered. For those who prefer beachside fun, there are options like football, volleyball, darts, and badminton. Take advantage of the complimentary SUP and kayak rentals, or try skurfing at no extra cost.

Permaculture

Pinang Island’s primary aim is to achieve self-sufficiency, meeting the nutritional requirements while fostering equitable opportunities within the region. At the heart of these ambitions lies the globally inspired Permaculture Centre.

Getting there

The quickest way to reach Pinang Island is by flying to Medan’s Kualanamu International Airport, with direct flights available from Doha, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, or Jakarta. Upon landing in Medan, a short flight to Nias or Singkil is followed by our team’s assistance, guiding you to the resort via a combination of car and boat transfers.

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Explore the Remote Banyak Islands!

Just moments from the Bay of Plenty and the pristine surf spots of Treasure Island in the Banyak Islands, Pinang Island’s location offers a haven for surfers. The Banyak Islands offer a refuge from the more crowded areas of Indonesia, with unspoiled wilderness and epic waves.

For those craving a genuine connection with nature and a break from the frantic pace of modern life, Pinang beckons!

The Island

Nestled on the western edge of Sumatra, Indonesia, Pinang Island boasts a serene setting amidst unspoiled nature, ideal for hosting surfers and accommodating adventurous families. With a unique blend of Indonesian sanctuary, sustainable living practices, and wildlife conservation efforts, the hotel provides the perfect escape for those in search of an authentic tropical getaway.

A hearty welcome awaits all adventurous souls drawn to the untamed beauty of the wild. At Pinang, immerse yourself in the unadulterated splendour of nature. Expect encounters with the diverse wildlife that shares the island during your stay.

Waves at Pinang Island

The Banyak Islands stand out as Indonesia’s premier surf zones. The area has high-quality waves without the crowds typical of other destinations.

The peak season spans from April to October when the Indian Ocean comes alive with consistent, sizable swells. This is when the waves turn world-class with overhead waves and the chance to score world-class barrels.

For a quieter experience and smaller waves, the period from November to March is a great time to visit the region. During this time, intermediate surfers and those seeking more chilled surf can enjoy glassy surf ranging from 2-4 feet.

Why We Love Pinang Island

World-class uncrowded waves!

The nature and wilderness of the island!

Plenty of land and water activities on offer on top of surfing!

Ready to surf in the Banyaks?

The Bungalows

The five ocean-facing tropical cottages of Pinang Island are located right on the beach, mere moments from the ocean. Each unit is pampered with daily housekeeping, equipped with standing fans, fresh towels, and mosquito nets for your comfort. You’ll find a convenient water filter available, along with WiFi and electrical sockets, ensuring you stay connected and fully charged throughout your stay.

The driftwood bungalow can accommodate 2-3 people, while the Family Cabin can accommodate 4-6 people. The three Coconut bungalows can accommodate up to 2 people.

The Cuisine

Indulge in culinary delights prepared with care by the welcoming staff in a dedicated kitchen, three times daily. Drawing from the rich bounty of local ingredients, each meal is a testament to our commitment to flavour and freshness. From breakfast to dinner, savour the taste of the region in every bite, knowing that each dish is thoughtfully crafted to delight your senses and nourish your body.

Please let us know whilst booking and special requests or dietary needs!

Activities

Whether you enjoy the thrill of catching your own dinner with our fishing rod or speargun or prefer exploring the island’s jungle secrets through a trekking adventure, Pinang Island has you covered. For those who prefer beachside fun, there are options like football, volleyball, darts, and badminton. Take advantage of the complimentary SUP and kayak rentals, or try skurfing at no extra cost.

Permaculture

Pinang Island’s primary aim is to achieve self-sufficiency, meeting the nutritional requirements while fostering equitable opportunities within the region. At the heart of these ambitions lies the globally inspired Permaculture Centre.

Getting there

The quickest way to reach Pinang Island is by flying to Medan’s Kualanamu International Airport, with direct flights available from Doha, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, or Jakarta. Upon landing in Medan, a short flight to Nias or Singkil is followed by our team’s assistance, guiding you to the resort via a combination of car and boat transfers.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Lissette De Boer 30/06/24

Google
Giulia was incredibly helpful in booking our surf trip! Strongly recommend using AWAVE for any surf packages. We will definitely be contacting her again. Thank you!

Fabs Alegria 19/05/24

TrustPilot
Trip of a lifetime. First and foremost I'd like to thank James Colston from Awave Travel, for assisting me in every which way to help book one of the most memorable experiences I've had in my life. He was extremely responsive and answered every single question I had, even the dumb ones haha. As for AYADA, holy dooly, that place is paradise! Absolutely breathtaking, I couldn't believe I was actually walking around such a beautiful island! Big love to the staff at Magu Restaurant, seeing as how I ate there pretty much everyday, they were amazing! Very switched on and quick off the mark to help with anything that was needed. A special mention to Dhaboa and the captain who took me out surfing! I cannot speak highly enough about their friendly, helpful and straight up on point expertise. With Dhaboa picking the spots to surf and tips on where to sit to catch the best waves on the day, to the wonderful captain himself, filming and sending me videos of the waves I caught.
Absolute legends! Made my surf trip! Best holiday I've ever been on to this date.

Carlos 30/06/24

TrustPilot
Reliable travel agency to book a surf trip - Both Giulia and James were very reactive and adivsed on the best options. In our case we made a boat trip in Maldives. It is the second time we use Awave Travel to do a surftrip to Maldives and we have had a very good experience in both cases. They are a reliable and trustworthy travel agency, I highly recommend them.

Tatsiana Radchanka 04/21/2024

Google
Amazing surf camp. Felt at home there. Super nice, kind, helpful staff. Any of my requests has been satisfied. Highly recommended!

Charles Viellevoye 03/27/2024

TrustPilot
Very professional team. Giulia is always on and have an accurate answer to all my questions. The boat trip was incredibly well organised. Nothing was missing.

Emily Bullen 04/03/2024

TrustPilot
Professional and Top Notch! From the moment we started planning our trip AWAVE was responsive and professional. We had a lot of back and forth picking the perfect location and resort and James and Giulia were patient and helpful. The resort we stayed at, AYADA in the Maldives, was beautiful and relaxing- great for families and couples! It was perfect for us- we have 1 surfer in the family, he was able to enjoy the waves and we also were able to enjoy the reef and snorkel as a family. Our kids loved the kids club and the private pool on the beach villas was amazing. The alcohol is expensive if you don’t do full board but that is to be expected. Wonderful vacation and amazing travel agency! Definitely recommend!!

Cobus and Jackie Van Aswegen 10/19/23

Google
awesome last minute trip which was well communicated, friendly crew and great surf guide! waves were not the best but we realised at the time of booking that it was end of season. crew could not be more friendly and willing to help all the time - chef prepared a wide variety of food and never any complaints on that front - thanks!!!... we will be back for more!

Steve 10/07/23

TrustPilot
I've used Awave twice ... so far. This is the second time I've used Awave for a trip to the maldives. Stayed in 2 different resorts this time. They've always been incredibly prompt at replying and handled everything for us, making sure the 2 Resorts were in touch to get us transfered half way through our trip. At one of the resorts I even bumped into Giulia and Delia who were out there surfing at the time. There's no doubt in my mind that I'll use awave again if I'm booking a surf trip

Donald Ayres 11/06/23

TrustPilot
Indonesia Surf Trip/ Java/Bali/Sumba - James Colston was my representative from AWAVE - I’m an older solo surfer and James was attentive, respectful, extremely responsive from the initial planning stages all the way through the booking. And he was so patient with all my crazy questions along the way. I couldn’t have been more pleased with James’s level of service. Thank you James

Alex Daish 12/28/23

TrustPilot
Giulia was an amazing person to book with. I was overwhelmed with choices initially, but AWAVE knew their stuff and helped me with my options and even suggested delaying my trip so I could go to a certain hotel which ended up being the best decision I made all year.
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