Our boutique surf holiday resort is set within an idyllic coconut garden on its own private paradise island. The beautiful sandy beach that surrounds the resort island is lapped by clear, calm, aqua-toned waters. There’s no offshore fringing reef which makes it perfect for boat access, swimming or relaxing, and it’s great for kids.
The main building consists of a modest complex of two beautiful pole-constructed timber Queenslander-style buildings, affectionately named ‘the North house’ and ‘the South house’. A separate open kitchen and dining gazebo sits between the two houses, overlooking our 7 × 14m in-ground swimming pool. The entire complex looks down to the beach and natural boat harbour, where our speedboats await you.
We’re also stoked to introduce our latest edition to Resort Latitude Zero – our higher end premium service Bungalows located on our beautiful south beach. Featuring tropical open plan living and hardwood fixtures, the Bungalows constitute the most spacious, private and luxurious edition to the resort. In addition, the Bungalows offer more flexibility in our daily surfing plans, allowing guests to truly charter their adventure.
The lower levels of both homes are open plan and at the same elevation as the garden and pool.
The South house has a small gymnasium, entertainment area, billiard and ping pong tables. Below the North house is our main office area with wifi area, reception and gift shop. In the front yard is our surfboard shed with ample room for all guest’s surfboards, resort fishing and snorkelling equipment as well as a range of sea kayaks and S.U.P’s.
With colour-bond roofing, insulated cladded walls and large shady eaves, guests enjoy a soothing sea breeze and outstanding 270 degree ocean views. On the top floor of both homes is a large chill-out lounge area with flat screen TV, high ceilings, fans and many louvres maximising the natural cooling effect. Each house features six air-conditioned bedrooms on the top floor, two of which have en suite bathrooms.
All bedrooms are interchangeable to suit varying needs – they can be fitted out as family rooms, kids’ rooms or very private couples hideaways. Each bedroom has a set of louvers and French doors leading out to your own section of verandah.
Our resort has not displaced any local villagers in any way. We employ around 90 Indonesian staff all up, with many coming from the surrounding islands and villages, providing them with an amazing opportunity to train and learn new skills in the hospitality, tourism and marine industries.
For comfort’s sake, we endeavour to make our small island as much like home as possible but with the minimum of environmental impact. For instance, captured rainwater is run through reverse-osmosis filtering systems, meaning all taps and showers flow with fresh potable water. Also, our waste water system is environmentally friendly, utilising aeration tanks that run off into hydrophilic gardens behind the resort complex. All are designed and fitted by registered Australian plumbers.
The main power plant is located 100m away from the main complex, providing 220 volt power 24/7. All power and electrical systems on the island have been designed and installed by a fully qualified Australian electricians.
Sitting between the Mentawais and Nias we are situated in a group of beautiful islands known as the Telo Islands. Only a private 1 hour direct flight from Padang.
Hence the name Resort Latitude Zero we are literally right on the equator at 0 degrees latitude.