fbBeOcean Krui — Thermal
Accommodation
Private bungalows
Duration
2+ nights
Nearest major airport
Radin Inten II International Airport (TKG)

Year-round surfing in a fantastic location

"South Sumatra’s world-class surfing starts here, offering up a huge range of quality waves without the crowds that come with the busier parts of Indo. BeOcean is conveniently located with more than four breaks on our doorstep, unspoiled ocean views all day, and all the coconut trees you can spot! Get a taste of the full experience in South Sumatra while you come and stay with us in our little gem in paradise for a perfect stay."

The surf

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The Krui region in South Sumatra offers a huge range of quality waves and consistent swell conditions all year round, so it can be easily rated as an year-round surf destination.

Our central location has easy access by land to more than 15 different breaks. Together with our solid knowledge of 8 continued and dedicated years of surf expeditions, that will make the most of your trip!

There are three different seasons for surfing:

Early season from February to April: while this time of the year will offer the best surf in the beach breaks in South Sumatra with clean barrels and light winds, it's also a great time to explore those waves located further north with northwesterly winds blowing most of the day.

Mid and Peak season from May to October: this time of the year offers the most consistent swell with numerous choices on our doorstep and trade winds kicking in after breakfast or even earlier! It's also the right time of the year to score some of the solid waves around, still with the benefit of finding sheltered spots when the swell is pumping.

Late season from November to January: still spoilt for choice, the off-season, much like the early season, will get you to the epic surf conditions in the beach breaks located only fifteen minutes away from us with early morning surf perfection while the afternoon can offer awesome sessions out front or locally as well as plenty of adrenaline up north.

The lodge

Located just outside the town of Krui in a secluded area surrounded by lush trees where the jungle meets the ocean, our cozy surf and ocean lifestyle resort offer a rustic yet elegant atmosphere with quality accommodation and great facilities.

Our charming slice of paradise was created with care and detail to offer you a unique experience next to the surf.

We have five independent private bungalows and two new rooms built on mezzanine style, offering great versatility for a surf trip. All bungalows have their terraces facing our tropical gardens with unlimited ocean views. They all come en-suite, have spacious interiors with high ceilings and plenty of natural light coming through, also equipped with air conditioning, good storage space, and safety boxes.

Housekeeping is offered daily to make it more comfortable. Our facilities include two separate decks perfect for chilling out or where to have your breakfast, lunch or dinner, infinity swimming pool, space for yoga or any outdoor fitness practice, a kitchen bar&resto, self-service tea, coffee, and water in our lobby, and a lounge area with TV, books, games. You will also have access to booking a massage or using the standup paddleboards. We also offer surf photography for enthusiasts of having their best sessions captured and taking them back home!

The food

At BeOcean we put great effort into preparing and caring for the food you eat during your stay, making it one of our main priorities and highlights as we know how important it is to eat well and stay healthy on a surf trip. Our primary sources are provided locally and daily with all the fresh produce from the market, fishmongers, and meat suppliers. However, we also import several goods from outside Krui and Sumatra giving our menus an ample variety of different foods.

We are delighted to offer a great range of food dishes in our menus, which are suited for most. But, if you need us to cater for a different dietary requirement such as vegan, vegetarian, or for those who have gluten intolerance or any food allergies, we can happily cater. Let us know before arrival.

The bar

The main house features our bar area, which provides you with cold beer, soft drinks, and a separate snack menu during the day, including a selection of tasty juices & milkshakes & smoothies! In addition, we have recently added a selection of wines to our drinks menu as well as some tasty cocktails, all this can be enjoyed at any time of the day in one of our front ocean decks.

A selection of Sumatran coffee is offered to our guests on a self-service basis with filtered coffee machines available all day or purchased at the bar if you want a specific type of coffee.

Cool outdoor activities

The Krui region offers a range of other excellent activities to discover during your stay, from its traditional market in the Krui town to ocean activities and jungle experiences, an array of choices that can be explored at your own pace or with our guidance.

We have a few very keen fishermen in the house too, so fishing is part of our life. In case you’d like to get out there for some fishing trips, we can organize a local fishing experience.

Ocean activities bring you to a must-visit to Banana island (Pulau Pisang) opposite our shore, where you’ll be able to snorkel amongst crystal clear water where you’ll be able to spot plenty of turtles!

Feel the cruise vibe of the SUP’s out the front and grab one of our standup paddleboards (available to our guests).

Krui is home to the national protected area of Bukit Barisan Selatan and, with a remote location off the beaten track, has some cool jungle trekking spots to visit that have waterfall rewards!

Location

Getting there
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BeOcean

Leading trips since 2014
Alicia
Reservations
Alicia
Alicia

BeOcean Krui was born and inspired by and within the ocean is a culmination of dreams and passions during surf traveling transformed into dedication and perseverance to create a place where surfers can take back home with them memorable surf and jungle adventure experiences.

Setting our minds and hearts into an informal, unusual project far away from home seemed like a crazy idea back then. However, it is now our home to some of the most amazing moments in our lives, including having had our two kids and raising them surrounded by nature has become priceless!

My husband Max and I came to Krui in 2011 on a surf trip. Before we knew it, we had fallen in love with the place, so we visited several times before buying a piece of land in 2013 when this project started together with another friend, Carlos, from our home in the Canary Islands. Fuelled with energy and enthusiasm, BeOcean was created.

To this date, we are very proud to be able to transmit to our guests our magical vibes and our magical place where we’ve put great care and effort into teaching our fantastic staff who give the warmth of the Indonesian culture.

We believe in a simple life to enjoy each day as it comes!

We hope to see you here! - Alicia

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Questions?

What's included?
The price includes breakfast ’a la carte’ with a wide choice of options, all-day self-service tea & water (refill) in our lounge, daily housekeeping, and free wifi. We also cater for lunch and dinner.... read more
What's not included?
Flights, airport transfers (available for an extra fee), lunch, dinner (available on request of package), surf photography (available for an extra fee), other transport services (available upon reques... read more
For how long should I stay?
You can stay from 2 nights when you book our 'breakfast package' option or a minimum of 3 nights are needed when you book our 'comfort package'. However, we do advise that to make your trip worth your... read more
What's the COVID-related entry regulation?
Last update July 2021 - The Indonesian government has recently released official news that the country will partially open its borders as of July 2021 to specific countries when traveling with VOA (Vi... read more
Is the surf suited for beginners?
The surf in this area is not exactly suited for the very beginners. However, there are days when the swell drops and you have some options, but really some surf skills would come in handy to give you... read more
Do you offer surf lessons?
We do not provide surf lessons primarily because it's not an area to begin your surf. However, if you are not a beginner and are searching to improve your surf with a surf coach, we host some venues d... read more
Do you rent boards?
We have some boards available in case you need to rent a board. Please, send us a message.
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