Simeulue Island information
Getting to Simeulue island is easy! Although tourists haven’t found their way into Simeulue like they did at the neighboring island Nias, Simeulue is very easy to travel to.
Medan is the gateway into Simeulue, the capital of Sumatra and the fifth largest city in Indonesia. Very easy to fly to, from cities like Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Denpasar, Surabaya and more…
Direct flights leave from Medan to Simeulue, Lion Air (Wings) is the main carrier that flies you to the island. The flight takes around 60 minutes. You can check the flights and book online via: www.lionair.co.id or www.nusatrip.com
If your departure date is over 3 to 4 months, sometimes they don’t put the dates up yet, calling or sending an e-mail might be your best bet. Please keep in mind that you tell them you want to bring a board, so they can reserve space on the plane.
Once at the airport our host will pick you up and take you to the resort, and of course will also take you back to the airport after your stay as well.
Don’t fancy a flight? You can also come to Simeulue by boat, a bit more adventurous though… Ferrys leave from Singkil (get there by public bus from Medan) or from Labuhan Haji. Just make sure you let us know, so we can pick you up from Sinabang (the port of Simeulue) As we said, getting to Simeulue Island is easy!
We are not going to tell you that you need to bring: “your sun hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, and whatever more you might need on a holiday..” keep in mind it’s Indo… but some practical stuff you might want to think about when surfing Simeulue and staying at Simeulue Surflodges.
- Wax (warm water of course)
- Extra fins for you board
- Extra leach
- A ding repair kit
- (reef) booties
- enough cash, you can always go to the ATM in Sinabang of course, but on the rest of the island, it’s cash only.
Now don’t stress.. it’s not that the waves are like monsters on the island, but because it’s so remote, you will not find local surf shops. Some bad dings, lost fins, etc. might get you going on a trip amongst fellow surfers to ask for ‘spare parts’
24/7, 365 days a year our hosts Roy and Yenny are there to take care of you. Yenny is responsible for your daily portion of food; breakfast, lunch and dinner and Roy will make sure you will have all you need during your stay, whether it might be a special request, a private boat charter, a guide to take you to the waterfall, or just some fresh fish on the BBQ; if you can’t catch it yourself. Laundry is available up on request at no extra cost.
Attention! You must have at least 6 months remaining on your passport. You will not be allowed to enter Indonesia if your passport is due to expire within 6 months.
A visa on arrival is available at Medan Airport, the line for a 30 day visa is normally short. Besides your passport we ask you to bring two copies of this passport for local tourist registration.
Power outlets on the island are the same as anywhere else in Indonesia. It is the European two round pins contact.