"I had originally booked Telos Surfing Village for May 2015. However, eye surgery arose at that time & I had to cancel my booking. When I had recovered & went to re-book, there wasn’t any 2015 availability left & 2016 was fairly much gone. I now understand why…
In my opinion, Telos Surfing Village is one of the best surfing experiences available. The Brazilian owners, Mario, Paulo & Nadelli have created a beautiful, eco-friendly resort that nestles into its Indonesian surroundings like it has always been there. The accommodation is comfortable, adequate, spacious & generous. The food is varied, plentiful & excellent, with the fresh fish being a highlight. Being Brazilians, the Bintangs are always cold & there is always someone to have a beer with. The punchy wave out the front barrels and is long & consistent. Plus there are quite a few other delightful waves within a short speed boat ride. All of that you may well expect.
The hospitality is something else. TSV truly is a “village”. The Brazilian spirit that is so fun & family orientated simply pervades the entire resort. Nothing is a problem. Everything is fun. The orientation /safety briefing / welcome video is hilarious & effective. The surf guides know the area intimately, they call the best waves brilliantly each day & are very encouraging of all surfers. They also take excellent water & boat shots, both video & stills. The pool table competition is something else. I won’t spoil it with the details but let’s just say, it’s an experience in its own right.
The spell of TSV seems to foster a spirit of camaraderie that is an absolute delight. The uncrowded waves undoubtedly underpin the spirit of the resort – Telos Surfing Village only accommodates a maximum of 12 surfers at a time. And they only operate 7 months of the year. To borrow that great phrase – do yourself a favour. Go. It is an incomparable gem".
John Finlay - World Surfaris Director
Stayed at Telos Surfing Village in Oct'16