“This is by far the best surf experience I have had. I could not recommend this highly enough and will be back : ). Surf guide was awesome. By far the cleanest resort of its type and puts any number of 5 star hotels to shame.”
“Had a great time at RLZ the team out there were first class.”
“Very difficult to find any faults. Accommodation, staff & attention to detail is fabulous. Great guides and surf. Will be back for sure.”
“Thanks for everything. To the staff, awesome work and the best place to spend our 40th B Day. The food, drinks, accommodation, staff are second to none and the waves were just as good. See you in another 10 years for the 50th.”
“Had the pleasure of a Resort stay in early September 10, including meeting the legends Matt, Todd and Wal (of course), John and Budgie plus the staff. Hospitality was outstanding – what a great job to build and operate such a resort at the standard you have achieved. The surfing was extensive, with the guides taking us to the ‘right spots’ for the swell conditions, and importantly, crowd avoidance – comfortable boats and well-stocked for the day’s surfing – surfed ’til we dropped’. And the first aid competence and care was exceptional (after my unfortunate reef-experience at Bombers!). Special mention of appreciation to Shane. Definitely a memorable, value-for-money experience.”
“Thanks RLZ absolutely fantastic waves, food, guides and staff. Will definitely be back.”
“A really enjoyable experience fabulous hosts and accommodation 4 stars plus, with great waves (WOW).” – Edward Messara
“Your partners and crew are second to non mate it made my 40th one of the most memorable weeks i have ever had we all had the time of our lives with some of the best waves i have ever ridden. Adam and Gemma rock and the staff couldnt do enough for us thanks again.”
– Jason Mercer
“4th time back – because we love what you do. Thanks again folks already looking forward to next year!”
Amazing setup and level of service! We were so impressed with this place and the staff as well who did everything for you but surf! Thanks again for a great time and will be back for sure.
“Best surf trip ever. Surf Guides were excellent and all staff friendly and helpful! Big thanks to Matt, Adam, Sman, Ampuni and Guli and all the Resort staff for a memorable trip.” – David Ellis
“I would like to convey my appreciation and gratefulness to the way in which your RLZ is run, my son Joel and myself had an amazing 7 days on your island and will definitely be back in 2015 with Kong’s Academy. We would like to personally thank Wal, Sman, Swilly, Julie, Santi ,Adam and all staff for their hospitality and professionalism over our complete stay.
Swilly is very professional and hard working and depicted our trip with amazing photos in and out of the water. There was nothing more we could have asked for or needed and the experience of Sman and Adam in the boats ensured a hassle and injury free adventure for our sons at all times. The food was amazing and the Bintangs icy cold and with water temp of 25 degrees it was truly an island paradise.
You should be very proud of what you have achieved in building such an amazing resort in such a remote location, as well as provide staff with such a constant generous and friendly attitude.”
Thanks for a great stay recently!
“Thanks to the boys for their guidance, Chad, Joely, Ads; and to those – the kitchen / bar – thanks for your exceptional service. Love this place.”
“Top trip. Cheers lat zero!”
“It is now Friday afternoon in Santa Monica. I returned late Monday night after I decided to skip my layover in Taipei… feeling blissful when I got back to LA because of a wonderful vacation.
We’ve had waves here all week. Decent for Malibu, which means chest high on the sets, super crowded, but fun little peelers. Nothing like the head high to double overhead macking perfection that we experienced in the Telo Islands!
I have traveled the world and surfed many of the world-class breaks. Upon reflection, this was the greatest surf trip ever, not only because of the epic waves, but because of the people and the magical environment in which we thrived. It was great to meet each and every one of you, mostly lawyers, but all of you have indeed the Spirit of a surfing lawyer! Memories will be forever etched in my mind about that wonderful week at latitude zero with latitude Larry! I was particularly inspired by our awards dinner in the wonderful songs and speeches made mostly by barristers.
From the bottom of my heart, thank each and every one of you for making this surf journey so incredibly special! After all, all of us surfers are joined by one ocean!”
“The only place to be this place rocks! Surf, sand, soul!”
“Sick place, sick surf. Ads the surfguide is a legend.”
“Been to Bali, Lombok, Costa Rica, Mexico, Phonpei. Nothing compares. We got great waves every single day (10 days). Uncrowded perfection. At 56 years old, the BEST SESSIONS of my life !!!”
“First Class – Resort, Staff, Guides, Service, Food – “Everything” the ultimate surfing adventure for a father and his sons. Thank You.”
“Thank you to you and your workers for another great stay. I really enjoyed my holiday and I will be back again in January with some friends. Albert and Furry were absolutely fantastic on the boat. They contributed a lot to the very friendly atmosphere on our days out surfing. It would be a very long holiday on the boat if you didn’t have 2 very positive catalysts for a good and relaxing time like these guys. And the shore crew were equally as good. I don’t know how you do your employing but you definitely seem to have a “no dickheads policy”.
The boat trip over to Telo was very memorable. So much so that I bought the Nomad tee shirt as a souvenir. Captain Will’s cool head did a great job in giving us novice sailors a lot of confidence during some pretty rough weather and sea sickness. In addition he was a very attentive host. See you in Jan.”
“2nd trip here and so happy to have come back. Best surf Resort we have ever been to. Amazing food, guides, staff. Can’t fault it. We’ll be back.”
“Thanks again for another awesome trip, in particular to Joel for providing us with every opportunity for waves and fun times and for tolerating some of our less desirable antics. The level of service provided by you and all of your staff from housekeeping and F & B staff through to the to the surf guides is what makes the trip and we are genuinely appreciative. Thanks Matt for creating a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet our heroes, its something we will cherish forever.”
“Thanks again for the awesome surfing experience we had at Resort Latitude Zero. Your staff and facilities are definitely world class and provide everyone the opportunity to “charge or relax” at there own pace.”
“Another Level. Staff have everything covered. Great room, food, service. 5 stars.”
“Just a quick email to thank you for this fabulous week we had Eric Hubert and myself. It was just magical, your resort and organization is the best i have ever experienced, and your crew also. Thank you also to Adam and Chad, for their kindness and their professionalism. We still have some wonderful pictures in our head and it is hard to go back to work. We are already planning our return for next year. Take care and see you soon. Merci Beaucoup.” – Frederic Bardinet
“Definitely the ultimate surfing experiences. Plenty of waves, relaxation, and fun was had. Supported by a world class crew, food, and facilities.”
Dear Rlz, thank you for what was one of the most memorable holidays of my life, your staff, accommodation, amenities, food and level of commitment to providing the best possible customer experience was second to none. I’m already saving for next year and can’t wait to see you all again.
All the best,
“A big thank you for the best holiday, great surf, great food and accommodation and the staff made it extra special.” – Jeff Mercer
“No complaints. Excellent staff. Excellent time. Thanks.” – Jack Tomlinson
“I just wanted to take the opportunity to sincerely thank Swilly for his contribution to our trip. It was a pleasure to meet you after seeing your work over the years.
I’m really happy with my pics…takes a true professional to make an ageing ‘grom at heart’ look good! Your stories added to the atmosphere of the whole trip and its one I’ll remember forever.
The boys are already talking up another trip to RLZ and I hope if you are available, we have the opportunity to share that one with you as well. Safe travels wherever that may take you and look forward to seeing your work in the future!”
“Great time, helpful staff. Very nice accommodation.”- Neil Lantzke
“Best waves I’ve ever surfed. Best Resort. Best food / drinks. Bye Bye Larry.” (9 years old)
“Just thought I would write to let you know that we tried another Sumatran location in November and sincerly wished we had come back to you guys. It is not a patch on your service and quality of product. Food was *&%$ resort in a bad state of repair Indonesian staff slack to name but a few problems. The only positive thing is their location. I love to hear compliments on my own service in our business so I though it only fitting that i let you know how good your product is. Hope to see you late next year if finances and circumstances allow. Please pass my comments onto Wal, Rob and all the crew.”
“What a great place & people. Thanks loads for looking after us all. . . Cheers RLZ crew for all the great memories. Loved every minute.”
“I’m writing to express my thanks to you and all the team at RLZ for a really amazing couple of weeks. We had a great time yet again and I personally would like to express my thanks to all the team at the resort, particularly Joel, Wal, Chad all the boat crews. They did a great job, particularly in the first week, with a large group of young boys with varying surfing abilities in conditions, which delivered the largest swell of the season! An amazing time was had by all, personally my boys had the time of their lives.
The resort is really a credit to you and your team, it runs like clockwork, excellent food and accommodation and of course a great team of dedicated staff.
Well done and thanks.”
“Good times, great waves. May the froth be with you!”
Wow, what a great trip, hats off to all of you on providing a great place, empty waves and good times all round.
I got back a week ago and showed some mates photos of resort and waves, needless to say the call is in for a trip next year.
“Just a quick note to say we had an absolute blast during our recent stay!!! EVERYONE was fantastic, including Furi, Missy, Gema and Amponi (please excuse any misspellings). Your resort is run so professionally and smoothly, we felt we were into it from the moment we were met in Padang. Wally’s laid back but professional approach reinforced all this and all the staff were kind and attentive.
I would like to make special mention of Andrew (Smanny). He really made the trip for us. Always relaxed, easy going and accommodating but extremely professional and guided us to the right surf spot every time. We could not have been made to feel more welcome on the boat. Great bloke. We will be back (and hopefully we can get Andrew again if he’s around)!
Best wishes and thanks guys. You’ve got a great team and a great resort.
PS. The food guys, the food!! Brilliant.
PPS. Still drooling over Swilly’s surf shots. The man works hard and can make anyone look good!”
Come on a journey aboard the fully-equipped 60’ timber sloop Nomad which frequents some of the finest lefts and rights Indonesia has to offer. The Nomad is all about surfing, adventure and sharing the stoke.
She is a magnificent 84 foot timber sloop, custom built for the sole purpose of searching for waves.