Useful info



This useful information section gives you some advise on things that should be taken into consideration when traveling to Krui in South Sumatra.

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Luggage

Surfing gear:

You should include in your luggage: Suggested items you might want to bring:

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Visas

Indonesia has a 30 day tourist visa available for most countries (VOA visa on arrival) free of charge.
When entering the Indonesian country your passport must have a minimum 6 month validity.
If you intend to stay longer than 30 days we recommend visiting the Indonesian embassy web page in your country of origin to find out more about other visas.

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Money

There are no money changers in the area and currently in Krui there are a few ATM’s available accepting both Visas and Mastercards.
If you like to bring some cash we recommend you change your money in the Jakarta airport before embarking your flight to Bandar Lampung.
In Bandar Lampung airport there are also ATM’s available in case you want some cash before setting off.
At BeOcean you can settle ALL your bar tabs and extra services BY CARD, however you should have some cash on you for paying locally, something in the region of 700.000 IDR/ per week stay per person.
If you intend to pay all by cash once you arehere we recommend something in the region of 2.500.000 IDR/ 3.000.000 IDR per week stay per person (remember this is for your bar tab, scooter or car rentals, any boat trips, airport transfers if not paid in advanced etc etc)

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Flights

You must fly to Jakarta airport first and then take a short flight to Bandar Lampung in South Sumatra. There are some local airlines that offer easy online bookings.
Check out Garuda Indonesia (being the most reliable), Sriwijaya Air or Lionair.
Check out also all options in www.traveloka.com

Please bear in mind if you arrive from an international flight to Jakarta airport you should allow yourself at least 3 hours before catching your next flight.
Domestic flights, in case you are travelling from another Indonesian airport, will always have a stopover in Jakarta before transit to your next flight to Bandar Lampung.
There are news that as from 2019 (still not having a definite date) the Krui small airport will be working again with a flight connecting Bandar Lampung - Krui.
Please ask within your enquires if you want some more advise.
We will try our best to keep you up to date in our social media with regards to this topic.

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Local customs

Sumatra is dominated by the Muslim religion, having a moderate and mellow Muslim approach in our region of Krui, however when leaving our premises you should take into consideration their local customs. Indonesians are very much attached to their traditions, ethnics and religion believes.
Indonesians are very much attached to their traditions, ethnics and religion believes. If you have any questions related to their customs or traditions during your stay please do not hesitate asking as we can give you plenty of information on this matter!
Over the years, we have made good friends and have met incredible people, some of which have taught us real lessons of modesty making us feel very grateful.

Indonesians also have a strong rooted hospitality towards foreigners that visit their country which could explain the genuine smiles and their curiosity when you meet them!

Dressing code: for men is perfectly fine to wear boards and t-shirt when going around.
Woman are generally advised to wear modest and discrete garments, especially if they are invited or come across a formal gathering. Nevertheless (as personal experiences) you can perfectly go around places wearing discrete t-shirts and singlets, discrete short trousers and skirts just above your knees.
If you're strolling down the beach we recommend girls to take a sarong, whereas with guys it's more easygoing just to wear your boardies and no t-shirts.

There is definitely a huge difference from cultures when foreigners visit this area, specially because it's a tiny village in the middle of nowhere, but this in fact makes it more attractive...enjoying its differences and appreciating the diversity of life...enrich your soul!

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Alcohol

Within our premises we only sell beer. Occasionally we can have other alcoholic drinks available and it is entirely to our guests responsibility if bringing other duty free alcohols with them.

With this we remind travellers that Indonesia has very strict laws on possession of illicit substances therefore it is advisable to avoid any temptation whatsoever when traveling to and from Indonesia.
Please refer to our terms and conditions for more details.

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Surf related

You should come prepared with extras on your surf gear as suggested above. There is only one local surf shop which really doesn't offer that many options if you come across gear shortage. There is a good ding repair 30 minutes from our place if you need to use him, we will happily organize taking your board over to him if needed.

At BeOcean we have some surf hardware for sale such as fins, leashes, grips.

The surf in this area is not exactly suited for 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 a wider surfing choice. Please enquiry.

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Health issues

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance, specially when traveling to remote destinations. Even though in Krui there is a small clinic that can assist minor injuries and a hospital in the Liwa town one hour from Krui they are still not 100% reliable for more specific injuries.

In Krui there are several pharmacies available, though if you require specific medication don't forget to bring plenty with you.

Prior to departure you should seek medical advise when traveling to Indonesia in South East Asia. Indonesia usually has specific medical and vaccination issues that should be considered and treated accordingly.

With regards to Malaria or Dengue fever, the risk varies according to the area.
The Krui region itself is not classified as a risk area for dengue nor malaria so you shouldn't worry too much during your stay, nevertheless mosquito bites can be uncomfortable specially if you're prone to them, so take care during dusk and dawn by wearing long-sleeved shirts and long trousers, have a strong tropical repellent to put on exposed parts of your body too.
All beds have their own mosquito nets and bedrooms have anti-mosquito plugs.

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Weather

Sumatra has a very tropical weather with two seasons, the dry season which extends from May to October and the wet season from November to April.
Average outside temperatures 29C, average water temperature 28C.
Humidity levels can reach up to 87%

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Getting around

We can easily arrange either rental scooters which are the most popular way of getting around or a car with a driver which you can rent per half day or full day.

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Security

We have 24 hour security in our premises for your peace of mind.

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