Our brand-new surf resort in South Sumatra has opened its doors, and we have some amazing opening specials and quite incredible waves in the neighbourhood!
Situated in Krui, Mandiri offers one of the best beach breaks in Indonesia, with perfect A-frame barrels the norm, just meters away from the accommodation.
Mandiri’s surf breaks
Mandiri Beach itself can be fairly serious beach break, however, and surfers need to be competent to be able to handle some big drops and fast barrels, with broken boards commonplace.
It is a compacted sand bottom with consistent sand-bars and a few hundred meters of peaks to choose from, offering something for everyone.
The wave remains relatively uncrowded, with more surf options available should the conditions be suitable.
The wave remains relatively uncrowded, with more surf options available should the conditions be suitable. The most well-known surf spots are Ujong Bocor and The Peak 15 minutes north and south respectively. Way Jambu (Sumatran Pipeline is a mere 30 minutes away. There are plenty of other options in the vicinity, and there is generally an option for all surfing levels.
Mandiri has a resident surf guide who is dialed in to all the waves and conditions, and will guarantee that the best waves on the day are always hunted down.
For more on the waves and conditions in and around Krui & Mandiri Beach, check out the Magic Seaweed surf forecast here.
About the resort
The resort is privately owned, and run by Dwi, a Sumatran married to Azra, an Australian ex-pat chef.
Azra is a gastronomic whiz, with high-level catering experience, and has overseen the building and trained the team to show his style of ‘fun food’ for the guests.
His menu contains such gems as Organic grass-fed rib eye with potato au gratin, eggs florentine, Nalu bowls, a sashimi selection with wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce, char-coaled chicken and fish dishes from Indonesia, chicken gyros, chicken and bean burritos’ and Japanese calamari with bonito flakes and sweet kewpie.
There are also a few standards like the Aussie beef burger, Cornish pasties and the good old Aussie meat pie. Hand-making all the breads, burgers, yoghurt, sour cream, desserts and pasties.
The resort has 5 rooms, with a total occupancy of 21. All are air-conditioned for your comfort. On offer is a choice of Private self-contained PODS or Private rooms with ensuites, all feature their own bathroom, free wi-fi, toiletries and 24/7 security.
Other resort facilities include a common room with a pool table and TV, plus a sunset deck area where you can join us for a cold beer (with stabilised power and commercial refrigeration, so the beer stays real cold!) and watch the amazing sunsets.
Accommodation specials at the resort are updated monthly, so check the site often for great surf trip deals!
Interested in a trip to Krui, staying at Mandiri Break Surf Resort? Get in touch via the contact form or call +62 812 368 0717