“Just a brief message to let you know how much we all enjoyed our stay at RLZ. We were lucky enough to surf some excellent Ranga’s & Bommers & various other breaks during our stay. Your resort & staff, from the surf guides, boat crews & resort workers, in my opinion are all first class. You have a great team!!”
“Sick trip got for sick barrels at spot x. Stoked.”
“Firstly many thanks for kindly looking after myself and Nerea for 10 days over the Easter break, we had an awesome time – you guys are the ultimate professionals. I’d like to book again for next year for myself and Nerea. Just let me know if you have any vacancies and thank you so much again for running such a great operation!”
“Thanks for a great holiday. Friendly staff and guides, some good waves, great relax.”
“Awesome as always. . . Yewwww.”
“Best place I want come back next holiday.”
Thanks for a great stay recently!
“The only place to be this place rocks! Surf, sand, soul!”
“Perfection does get better! ! Well done RLZ team. See you in 2015.”
“Excellent” – Randall Gardiner
“Matt & Jenny, Just dropping a line to say..Thankyou to Wal, Shane, Chad & all your amazing staff. Our 2 week stay was truely wonderful, the staff, service and resort is everything we could have asked for, staying at your place in Padang..meeting Ma and her amazing cooking..was a great way to finish off. So Thanks again, hopefully we can save for a return journey…it has inspired our “old boys” to keep surfing.” – The Denmark Couples.
Just one word; “Wow!”
We had the pleasure of staying in one of the newly constructed bungalows at Resort Latitude Zero for our summer surf trip. It’s the 3rd time we’ve been to RLZ, and staying in the bungalow just took our trip to a whole ‘nother level.
It’s hard to beat having your own private spot right on the beach, being lulled to sleep by the sound of waves lapping a few metres from your deck.
The room is huge. Never mind having enough space to swing a cat, you could swing a whole cattery in here without a hitch! Super comfy king-sized bed, with another daybed in the one corner, and a big counter area on the opposite side of the room, which houses a mini-bar, plenty of shelf space/storage and a computer desk.
There’s a walk-in wardrobe room with tons of shelf space and hanging space, you’d be hard-pressed to use it all! Also a full length mirror so you can check to see that your boardie/Tshirt/flipflop combo won’t scare anyone!
The bathroom has a counter-top basin and big mirror, with wall recesses both sides, and an under counter shelf, so plenty space for all the vanities. The rain shower is perfect to wash away all the days salt-water.
Really liked the floor lights that came on automatically when you entered the bathroom, so no need to fumble around for light switches in the middle of the night. (there are also proximity sensor lights on the deck, so when you come back in the evenings you can see what’s going on)
Plenty of plug points throughout the room so you can charge everything at once. Personally don’t think you’d ever be able to use them all at once, there’s that many. There’s also in-room wifi available.
Lots of windows to let natural light in, covered by mosquito screens to ensure its just light and fresh air that gets in, and the bugs stay out! Other than the odd ant or two, we had no bugs in our room at all. And that was over a 5 week period. So no need to stress if you a bug-phobe.
The outside deck is awesome, just wished we’d had the opportunity to use it more – but were out surfing every day instead! It’s a lovely private space to chill out. Did manage to sneak in the odd guitar sesh out there just before dinner, with Larry arriving as the first chord was strummed. It’s a great spot to have a late arvo cocktail and watch the sun set.
Or if you’re a morning person – you can see the sun rise right out front. Noticed that a few times when some of the more enthusiastic frothers in our group wanted to do some really early morning starts!
You get the best of both worlds, still part of all the goings on at the resort, but then you can retire to your private space when you want some peace and quiet. Double whammy. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a bungalow stay, and will most definitely be staying in one on our next trip.
Well done to Matt, Wal and the RLZ crew for this great addition to the resort.
“Thanks to all the crew once again for a great time had by all in May just gone…..want to do it all again.”
“Best Resort I’ve stayed at, with EPIC waves and great food. All the staff are legends, would definitely come back just to surf Ranga’s.”
“Fantastic. Great surf guides and accommodation and not to mention waves in a pristine area.” – Dennis Wilson
“The best holiday I’ve experienced – The Resort, the people, the surf, everything was top class, even Larry was a top dog! I will be returning some time in the future. Cheers!”
“What a trip!! Thanks to all for an amazing experience. Great venue, great waves & great people. Special thanks to Adam. Legend Guide.”
“Hi Matt Joel, Chad and Adam. We just got back to Australia, and I wanted to send a thank you to you guys for a great trip Christine and I really enjoyed it, also thanks again for the extra effort for the last 2 days there. I got to surf 4 spots in one day on the 2nd to last day and then surf rangers on my last morning and get a few barrels which was the icing on the cake!!! I will let my friends know.Thanks again Steven and Christine Deveney.”
“This was probably my last trip. What a great way to end the surf travels that started almost 20 years ago. RLZ is the best surf destination that I’ve experienced. All of the folks who traveled with me in the three trips that we made to RLZ have indicated that the trip was, by far, the best they ever experienced.
You’ve done a tremendous job catering to adventurers. The attention to details always surprises in a most positive way. My decision to not travel has nothing to do with the frequency that I’ve visited RLZ as with each trip there, I have had an opportunity to surf new spots. That has been such a great piece of the adventure.
I told the guys that I will help them assemble the group for their trek over there. There is a lot of interest and I would not be surprised if the island is taken over once again by 16 travellers from Hawaii.
Thanks again for being terrific hosts. It was a long trip over there but well worth the time and effort to enjoy the best surf “camp” experience there is.”
“All round excellent. Sman and Adam were great guides. Swilly was an awesome addition. It was extremely well organized and professional.” – Ben Jeffcote
“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.”
“Thanks again for the opportunity to stay at your Resort. We had an awesome time again and are amazed at how well you guys operate the place. It’s one of life’s genuine treasures to be able to stay there and we reckon that every surfer worth his salt should experience Resort Latitude Zero. Please also thank Sman again for as he provided a hell of a lot of laughs for us and got us onto great waves. Nath has stated that the food was as good as he as experienced which when you consider he eats for a living that’s not a bad compliment. Also like to thank you for having Mis look after during our stop over on the way home. That was bloody impressive and greatly appreciated by the boys, particularly the restaurant she took us to, which the boys were amazed at. Have a great remainder of the season and we look for to cranking another trip up next year. Cheers” – Michael Sidebottom
“Been to a number of surf resorts over past 6 years and RLZ wins hands down. Food, staff & accommodation all excellent. Thanks.”
“I just wanted to give you some feedback. Had an awesome trip. Venue was stunning, food was sensational and the staff and service were friendly and attentive. The surf was great and special thanks to Adam and the boat boys for their surf tips, sense of humour and efforts to put us on good waves. Everyone in the group had a great time, and for my boys the call was the best holiday they have ever had. Thanks heaps to everyone. Currently suffering depression looking at crap cold surf! Already planning our next trip.”
“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.”
“The best surfing trip in Indonesia.”
“Keep going the same way. Our holiday has been so full with joy & adventure firsts. Happy kids, happy husband, happy family. Thank You. x x x”
” Both Scott and I wanted to send a massive sincere thank you to you and Jen for making our trip to the Telos extremely awesome!! The Resort you have built is outstanding and our expectations were certainly well exceeded … which in this industry is hard to do sometimes!
Being surrounded by such wonderful people was great for the soul and we enjoyed every single second of our trip. Particularly our candlelit dinner on the beach! Oh, and the laundry service is so unreal, I’m wondering how I can get that at home!
The staff you have working on the Island are just fantastic! Joel is a gem who ensured we were very well looked after. We really appreciated meeting them all and our gratitude for their efforts goes out to all of them. Meanwhile, we are back to work, trying our best to hang on for as long as possible to that island vibe … Thanks again Matt. We look forward to seeing you again soon! ” – Claire & Scott
“Just wanted to thank you and all your staff for an incredible week at RLZ. Ive done a lot of Indo surf travel but you are providing something way above most operators. Matt had the week of his life and progressed his surfing about three years! We would love to come back next year for an 11 day trip. Could you get the office to let me know any availability there might be for two of us- preferably around April/May or October.”
“I just wanted to drop a line to say thanks. We all had a great time, scratches, cuts, and broken boards (2 in one session to Pete Brockhoff at Rangas!!) not withstanding.
But everyone at the resort from Joel down to Larry the Wonder Dog contributed to a fantastic stay. Special mention to Sman the man. Great surf guide, nothing was too much trouble, he really did go the extra nautical mile to ensure we had great waves and memories. Even negotiating a pretty heavy inside section at Outside Moneys to take shots just because he likes that angle. He is a real asset to your op, but I’ m sure you already know this.
Anyway we are already lining up for next year!”
“Been back to Adelaide a month now and not a day has gone by without reminiscing about our great times at RLZ We just wanted to thank you all again for a great Christmas, was FANTASTIC. We all enjoyed ourselves so much and to have uncrowded waves with friends old and new a real treat.”
“Thanks for looking after us last week. Its been great going through the photos and reliving what an amazing week it was.”
“To my dearest family. Thank you to all of you… Jen, Matt and kids for making my stay so wonderful.”
“In every aspect Fantastic!” – Gordon Schoffl
“Memories that will last a lifetime and will endeavour to return. . .”
Best trip. Our surf guide was energetic, knowledgeable of the surf and a very hard worker. He guided us through all the surf breaks as well as our own surfing and how to improve. Best surf guide you could ever ask for!