Information about Damai Bungalows
Where are we?
DAMAI BUNGALOWS is quality accommodation 30km south of Krui in the West Lampung province of Southern Sumatra.
We are 5 to 6 hours away from the closest airport in Bandar Lampung.
We overlook the longest most consistent left hander in the region, UJUNG BOCOR, on the point of Tanjung Setia. From the pavilion you can watch the waves & sunset, with distant views of mountains with coconut tree lined Mandiri Beach in the foreground.
When to come?
The main surf season runs from April till November. This fits in with the trade winds which blow offshore this time of year. We do occasionally get shifts in wind directions but luckily, we have waves around that face the opposite directions so somewhere offshore can nearly always be found. Check surf forecast.
The ” off ” season, november/december till febuary/march, can still provide periods of offshore conditions & no crowds. For those not fazed by sometime heavy rains & a need to search out waves, the crowd factor will be nearly zero. You can be rewarded with uncrowded waves as off season magic is here for the patient. Off season also attracts discounted rates.
Who are we?
DAMAI BUNGALOWS is 100% Indonesian owned by Kadek Ayu Sriwati.
We are fully licenced & employ only local staff to help us.
AYU is at the helm here co-ordinating staff, organizing your meals, answering questions from guests & giving advice.
Along with her staff, Ayu handles all the behind the scenes hard stuff, so you can sit back & enjoy a relaxing holiday. Her husband divides his time between surfing, fishing & enjoying the Indonesian lifestyle.
How to get here?
DAMAI BUNGALOWS is best accessed from Jakarta or Bali. Domestic flights (Jakarta to Bandar Lampung, flight codes CGK TGK) can be booked from your local travel agent.
For those wanting to avoid a stopover, speak to your travel agent before you leave home. Depending on where you are flying from, connecting flights are now possible from either Bali or Jakarta to connect with your Bandar Lampung flight.
For those already in JAKARTA. Jalan Jaksa is a popular area in Jakarta used as a leaping point to Sumatra and surrounding areas. Flights to Bandar Lampung can be organized with travel agents there. There are also bus & ferry or car options depending on your patience, budget & time constraints.
Susi Air has been offering flights twice a week from Bandar Lampung to Krui and vice versa, we are yet to recommend using this service as reliability and ease of booking in advance are still a little below par, we’ll keep you updated if anything changes in the future
Do it yourself & full service packages available
DAMAI BUNGALOWS provides 2 ways of staying with us.
We offer an ex bandar lampung airport ‘ D.I.Y’ package, basically we can arrange for pick up & drop off to/from Bandar Lampung airport to meet your connecting flights.
We have also partnered with FREELINE INDONESIAN SURF ADVENTURES as our exclusive agents. Ayu & Jason have known the guys from FREELINE for many years and know the logistics of smoothly transferring guests through Indonesia is something Freeline has a wealth of experience with. They are also licensed to book international airfares & travel insurance for you providing a complete one stop shop for your holiday.
We believe the full-service package complete with airport meet & greet in Jakarta with all transfers and accommodation is best suited to guests who haven’t the time or experience to negotiate their way through Indonesia & out to Sumatra.
Those going solo can phone or email us to check availability, however the only way to guarantee a bed is to prebook your stay with us here at our quality surf camp accommodation, 30km’s south of Krui in South Sumatra .