Grand Opening March 2017, the new Lakey Peak Haven is located in the village of Hu’u, South East Sumbawa, and is accessible by daily flights (1hr 20min) from Denpasar, Bali. Hu’u – LAKEY PEAK is renowned for some of the best waves in Indonesia. With right hand pitching barrels, and a left hander that has many different shapes from stand up barrels to 200m long walls... all depending on the swell direction and size.
Lakey Peak Haven has been designed as a more personal and private style of surfer accommodation. Built on 4000m2 block of land with only 8 rooms available, everyone that stays here gets to enjoy the space and open plan layout. This is your own private sanctuary / haven. Away from the tauts and motorbike rental hawkers on the beach.
Lakey Peak Haven overlooks the whole area... 180 degree ocean and surf views with amazing sunsets. Keeping the raw aspect of Sumbawa Island life and using all local materials from the hardwood shacks to the river stone pathways and walls to create the natural ambience. Beautiful tropical gardens colour the landscape and the inhouse vegetable patch and fruit trees complete the Haven. Sumbawa is like Bali was 40 years ago. The local people are mainly Muslim, but with more and more transmigration from neighbouring islands like Sumba and Flores makes for a cultural experience. With a mountainous backdrop, Lakey Peak Haven looks straight out into the ocean and over to West Sumbawa.
The owners of Lakey Peak Haven (also the Managers of our World Surfaris Bali Office) Michael & Made Hill, are Australian and Balinese and have been coming to Lakey Peak for the past 20 years and have finally committed to their life long dream. Now they want to share it with travellers and surfers from all around the world to experience the area like it should be experienced... the right way, hassle free.
Lakey Peak Haven accommodation is all air-conditioned and fan cooled. All rooms have private ensuites with hot and cold water (shower and toilet); good quality matresses; TV and DVD player; and are serviced daily.
In the Homestead House there are 5 Surf Shacks (all 2 stories) under the same roof. Rooms are huge (29m2) plus they have their own outdoor verandah set up with lounge chairs and bean bags. Each Surf Shack consists of 1 air-conditioned room downstairs and 1 fan cooled room upstairs (Double or Twin available) with one bathroom servicing both rooms. Each room has its own TV and DVD Player and private terrace. All rooms have seaviews and and sunset views and also overlook the swimming pool and grounds. The upstairs rooms are amazingly cool with the natural air flow and high roof... the fresh air makes for a good nights sleep. Note: Surf Shacks are 2 rooms with 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs. The staircase is from the downstairs room to the upstairs room... so for upstairs to leave and enter they must walk through the downstairs rooms.
3 Garden Shacks: These rooms are built with local bricks in a modern style with tiled floors and painted walls. Choice from Single or Double/Twin, each with air-conditioning and private ensuite, TV and DVD. All rooms have full use of all facilities.
Suitable for families, couples, friends and small groups, the facilities at Lakey Peak Haven feature a swimming pool, a restaurant serving large, healthy portions of flavours from all over the world, and a big screen television to watch DVDs and daily surf photos. Alcoholic beverages such as beer are available, a great range of juices, hot and cold beverages (byo spirits). There is also a small shop to purchase loads of yummy snacks as well as toiletries and some surf hardware as well. The Ding Repair shop is next door. Mountain bikes are available for use by inhouse guests and there are games such as volleyball, badminton, basketball and hoop, darts and a great range of DVDs. The inhouse telescope is free to search the stars or check the surf before you head out.
EAT AT SHACKS is the name of Laken Peak Haven's restaurant. It serves surfer size, healthy meals with a range of juices in season, and it's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lakey Haven also has a full vegetable garden ensuring fresh produce for meals.
Restaurant meals include curries, special fried rice, pizza, pasta, salads, hamburgers, vegetarian, and old favourites like jaffles and amazing seafood BBQs, prawn sates. Special requests like vegetarian and gluten free meals must be advised pre-arrival. Meal prices range from AU$5 to $15. Surfers gritts fresh and healthy. Chill out after a meal in the Surfers Corner on the beanbags and sofa, watch a DVD or read a book or surf mag... or look over the photos of waves gone by and surfers old and new. Room rates include breakfast.
In additional, the best warung in the area is only a short walk away.
There are 9 waves to surf all within 20 minutes from Lakey Peak Haven. The big name breaks are Lakey Peak, Lakey Pipe, Periscopes, Nunggas, Cobble Stones and Nunga Doro's. The closest wave to your accommodation is Lakey Pipe which you can see from the pool. Lakey Peak is a swell magnet and picks up all of what Uluwatu does in Bali. See more details below. Lakey Haven's location enables guests to be able to walk to Lakey Pipe or Peak (around 700m by the roads) or use the inhouse mountain bikes. Our packages include Private Surf Trips (4hrs per day) with a local guide/surf photographer. Motorbikes are available for rent but we do not recommend the use of motorbikes as you are not covered by travel insurance and some of the pathways or roads to the breaks are dangerous and not suitable for the normal moped style bikes.
Lakey Peak: Some describe it as the ‘The Machine’. An intense hollow right and lefthand peak, with the left generally being longer, the right can fire on a proper swell direction. An A frame set up with guaranteed backdoor sections for those of you with the intent. The wave is best at 4 to 8 foot faces, any bigger it can get ugly amazing. It can be surfed on all tides, mid tide tide is optimum, lowtide hollows the barrels up. Can be enjoyed by all standards of surfers on the different swells. The reef is soft but has some sharp edges, booties suggested.
Lakey Pipe: Serious barrel fest for those who thrive off lefthand ripbowls. Only surfable on the mid to high tides. When Lakey Peak is out of control, Lakey Pipe can have the best stand up barrels in Indo. Only for good intermediate or experienced surfers. Booties suggested.
Nunggas: Under 8 foot faces this wave breaks down several sections if they all connect the wave can be 200m long. It can barrel like G-Land or be as fun as T-Land. This wave is very under rated and that’s all I will say… Lefthander... some flat reef sections and deep holes in the reef. Booties suggested.
Periscopes: The wave is like the name... just hold on and enjoy the pit. Only surf it on a mid to high tide... picks up a little less swell than Lakey Peak... and needs a big swell to start opening up. Right hander amongst the lefts and it’s a quality one. Booties suggested.
Cobblestones: Another Left and Right... some people rave about the left hander with its sucky sections but watch out the the GREEDY ROCK... pull off before it... The right hander is a fun wave when 2 to 4 foot breaking in a magnificent aqua bay. Very picturesque.
Nanga Doros: Another left and right that picks up most of the swell even when its small. A great option when Lakey Peak is looking flat (which it rarely does).
There are great waves all year round, with the main surf season being May until August. The Tradewinds come into play about September until October which is great for the Kite Surfers (also surfers won't be disappointed at the morning and afternoon sessions) During November until April there is still loads of swell and occasional sideshore winds and maybe a bit of storm action, but the waves don’t disappoint.
Mr Jay is the Lakey Peak Haven surf guide. He is a Lakey Peak local and will provide guests with forecasts and tide information every day so guests can coordinate their surf program for the days ahead. He is also an experienced photographer.
Private Surf Trips with local guide / surf photographer:
The Lakey Peak Haven surf guide / photographers will take you surfing with a car and driver. Trips are for 4 hours and the driver will ensure all belongings are safe in the car while you surf and your surf guide will ensure your surf session goes down without any hassles as well as taking photos.
Note: Bring a memory card or external hardrive to download photos to take home as a souvenir. 1 to 5 people maximum in 1 car.
Lakey Peak Haven has SUP boards and paddles for rental, as well as some longboards. There is a limited supply of snorkelling equipment so it's a good idea to bring your own. Fishing trips can be arranged although we suggest guests take their own lures and equipment. Sightseeing trips can also be organised to the hot water springs, and also to the Japanese WWII relics.
Inhouse facilities include a swimming pool, mountain bikes, volleyball, badminton, basketball and hoop, darts and a great range of DVDs to watch on the big screen TV.
Internet Access: Guests can purchase local sim cards which have local internet provider services available. 3G with 4G on the way.