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An Edge-of-the-World Experience at Telo Island Lodge

First things first, Telo Island Lodge has two world-class waves on its doorstep. There are 18 more breaks within an hour’s boat ride, with the majority less than 20 minutes away. Even by Indonesia’s standards, this is extraordinary. Our maximum guest capacity is limited to eight, and we have an industry-best guest-to-guide ratio of 4:1.

Telo Island Lodge provides one of the world’s foremost, best-serviced, surf travel experiences. We firmly tick ALL the boxes – the coldest beer, the best food, the most enjoyable waves, the most comfortable beds, the coolest bedrooms, the fastest, most comfortable transfer boat, the best safety protocols, the most experienced and friendly guides.

Come explore an untouched world. 


We have a myriad of over 20 surf options and nobody is better equipped or has more knowledge of the area. Our Marine Operations team are on the case 24/7 and will find the right break in the right conditions to perfectly suit your abilities. 

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A good surf guide understands the ocean. A great surf guide understands his guests. At Telo Island Lodge, our guides are the key to our success, and are responsible for countless guests riding the best waves of their lives. We invest seriously in hiring and developing the best surf guides in the world. World-Class surfers who focus on enhancing your experience, not their own. 

Our Accommodations

Situated lagoon-side in a protected pocket at the base of a small mountain, Telo Island Lodge overlooks Max’s Right – a gem of a wave, which provides an ever-changing outlook for our guests. The lodge itself is an open-plan, post-and-beam construction, fusing local North Sumatran architecture with western ideas. Spacious undercover decks and common areas are surrounded by manicured lawns and a tropical lagoon, where state-of-the-art surf transfer speedboats stand by.

Our Resort: At a Glance

Our surf spots are picturesque, uncrowded, and mechanically consistent. With more than 20 breaks, we can cater to whatever experience you crave. We're sure it'll be the time of your life.

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A champion situated in a protected lagoon with a stunning view of the waters below, our accommodations are tastefully appointed and fitted with modern comforts and conveniences. 

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Our Chef, Restu, has a spectacular repetoire of delicious food, perfectly suited to provide you with enough energy to tackle the waves and explore the islands. 

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Come snorkel, fish, hike, and explore  the Telos. 


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