Telos 101 is nestled in the heart of the remote and beautiful Telo Islands. It’s an intimate surf resort promising guests an exclusive getaway in a region well known for its world-class waves, beautiful beaches and crystal clear water. Spread over eight acres, the resort is located on Sipika Island, just one of the 101 islands that make up this gorgeous archipelago.
While staying at Telos 101, guests can choose from two types of accommodation, including the standard villa or the deluxe villa for a little more indulgence. All accommodation is comfortable and guests have access to the stunning beachfront pool and bar.
Surfing the Telos Islands
Telos 101 guests have unrestricted access to all the waves both north and south of the resort. With the help of Telos 101’s experienced surf guides, you’re guaranteed to find waves regardless of your surfing ability.
At Telos 101, guests can choose from two types of accommodation, standard and deluxe villas. Both options include all the standard features, including balconies, air-conditioning and beach views.
Three east-facing standard villas are available, located only 15 metres to the water’s edge and 100 metres from the restaurant and bar. Each villa has a spacious 8 x 3 metre balcony overlooking a beautiful beach and snorkelling spot, and perfectly positioned to take advantage of the morning sunrise.
Each standard villa features:
- Three bedrooms with a queen-sized mosquito-netted four-poster bed.
- Ceiling fans.
- A large tiled bathroom with hot water.
- Western toilet.
- Large glass windows on all sides to take in the views.
- Hammocks on the upstairs deck or downstairs.
- Board racks.
On the west side of the property are two deluxe villas, facing the ocean and adjacent to the infinity pool and bar. Each villa has been designed and constructed by architects in Sumba and features beautiful accessories imported from Java. Both villas offer views of the waves and the reef and are perfectly positioned to take advantage of the island’s beautiful sunsets.
Each deluxe villa is air-conditioned and is supplied with luxury linen imported from Java.
Deluxe villa ‘Mimpi’ sleeps four people, with a king-sized bed and two king singles (with a dividing wall between). The villa features an outdoor bathroom with a Western toilet, a shower and a large four-person bathtub. For guests to relax and unwind, Mimpi also features a separate living area.
Deluxe villa ‘Indah’ has two separate rooms with an adjoining door, each with two king single beds, and an outdoor bathroom with a Western toilet, shower and bathtub.
The Telos 101 open-air restaurant is perched nearly three metres above the ground and offers breathtaking views of the beaches. The spacious interior features hand-carved tables and chairs and showcases the remarkable talents of the local artisans who built these pieces from driftwood found nearby.
The skilled Telos 101 chefs Kasih and Lina have created an incredible menu to fuel your Telo Islands adventures. Guests start their day with a beautiful breakfast selection of omelettes, pancakes, bacon, eggs, fresh fruit and more, then have a variety of snack options including toasted sandwiches, noodles and other yummy treats.
For dinner, indulge in a range of Indonesian favourites like nasi goreng, mie goreng and beef rendang, as well as a selection of Western classics. Along with these delicious meals, guests enjoy a fully stocked bar with soft drinks and juices available for purchase. For coffee lovers, there’s always a pot of world-famous Sumatran coffee beans on the boil, as well as a selection of teas.
Surf Telos 101
Situated right in the middle of the Telo Islands, Telos 101 gives surfers access to waves in the north and the south, with fewer crowds than many other regions in Indonesia. The experienced surf guides are always on-hand to share their knowledge of the local area and ensure you get to surf the best waves on offer.
There are too many waves in this area to name them all, and some spots we’d rather remain a secret, but the Telos surf guides will ensure you get the best waves on your surf trip, and might even share one or two of these breaks with some lucky surfers. Whether you head to Lado Lado, Pasti or Nagadens in the south, or Facas, DCs or Shhhhh in the middle of the Telos. or Mishos or GTs in the north, you’re sure to score epic waves throughout this beautiful archipelago.
Besides surfing, there’s plenty to do while staying at Telos 101. Some popular activities in and around the resort include golf, fishing, spearfishing, stand-up paddleboarding and tours to the local villages.
Home to the only golf course in the Nias province, Telos 101 has an 18-hole golf course that threads around the property and will challenge the more experienced golfers. Watch out for the sand traps and make sure you grab a few cold drinks along the way.
Fishing is one of the many attractions in the Telo Islands. Whether it’s game fishing out at sea, or casting off the beach, if you’re lucky you might just land a Giant Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Dogtooth Tuna or Yellowfin Tuna. There’s a range of game fishing equipment available at Telos 101, but feel free to bring your own rods and equipment (best transported in a PVC pipe).
Whether you’re a beginner, or have been spearfishing for years, there are some great spearfishing locations around Telos 101. For the first 500 metres the water doesn’t get any deeper than three metres, until a beautiful drop-off that fades out to 14 metres with plenty of table fish about.
Telos 101 has a collection of stand-up paddleboards available to explore around the island or have a little fun in the waves. For a leisurely paddle, start on the left side of the resort and travel all the way around the point and arrive on the ocean side of the pool.
Local Village Visit
Located on Sipika Island, the local village is only one kilometre away from Telos 101 via the beach. A visit to the village is a truly incredible experience, and with the local’s permission, you can explore the traditional Nias village and really immerse yourself in the culture.
At Telos 101, guests can also enjoy yoga, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, fitness classes, surf coaching, scuba diving and freediving. To purchase these activities, you’ll need to speak to the friendly staff at the resort.