Latitude Zero Surf Resorts

FAQ Group: Telo Island Resort

Can I pay by credit card?

Credit card facilities are unavaible due to our remote location however you can transfer on checkout to save carrying cash.

Photos and videos of surfing?

Each speedboat has a full photography kit. Our guides and crew will get shots of you surfing. We will download everything onto a USB on the last night. Bring a USB or purchase one from our gift shop. This is a free service. Tips are appreciated.

Do I need an Indonesian visa?

30 day Visa On Arrival (VOA) is available for most foreign country nationals. You can obtain a 60 day visa prior to arrival by visiting your nearest Indonesian embassy’s website.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for all guests staying at the resorts. Please ensure you are FULLY covered for medical evacuation, and check with your family doctor for vaccinations suggested for the South East Asia region.

Is there duty free at Padang airport?

No, there is no duty free shopping at Padang airport, just some basic Indonesian style cafes. There are ATM machines and MONEY CHANGERS but opening hours and machines can be unreliable.

Do many charter boats visit the Telo area?

Yes, some charter boats do visit the Telo area on their own surfing sojourn, however, not in the density seen in the Mentawai area in recent years. Communication with most boats ensures all guests in the area enjoy surfing this region with some open space.

Do I need protection from malaria?

The resort is on its own Island and we fog twice a week, making it a very low risk. We have never had an mosquito born disease issues at latitude Zero but if you are concerned then please consult your doctor.

Other health concerns?

Some travelers update their Hepatitis, Typhoid & Tetanus shots. Bring a good supply of any regular, specific or prescription drugs you are taking.

Illegal substances?

ABSOLUTELY FORGET IT! Strict penalties for drug possession and trafficking in Indonesia. STRICTLY NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES OF ANY KIND AT OUR RESORTS.

How many surfers are on the island?

We have 24 rooms available on the Island. The only time there would be more than 8 surfers on your boat, is if there are surfing kids or partners with the guests.

What is the daily surfing situation with speedboats?

We have 4 dedicated surfing speedboats in the water at any time (2 x house groups & 2 x bungalow groups). Each boat has a Western surf guide and the day’s surfing is dependent on swell, weather, and the surf guide’s call. Some destinations require a full-day outing, others are a short drive away.

Do I need booties?

It depends on the individual. Booties are a great accessory for surfing over coral reefs but are not essential. They are recommended to avoid small infected scratches on the foot.