Things To Know
The local people are some of the friendliest and most welcoming in Indonesia and we have established a special bond with these people. It is important to respect their local culture and values. Certain things that may be acceptable behavior in your country , could be frowned upon here.
Boardshorts and no t-shirt is acceptable for men around the beaches, but wear t-shirt when you take trips into town.
Especially for women, it is recommended when in town, that you wear long pants or sarong and short sleeve tshirt so as to not offend. You will also need to wear a sarong when on the beach.
Females may wear a bikini when swimming, but g-strings wouldn’t be acceptable.
Although acceptable, should be consumed on our premises and in moderation. Drunken loud behavior that may affect our neighbors will not be tolerated and may result in an early departure from Secret Sumatra.
Also duty free/spirit alcohol is Illegal in this area. We have recently been informed that any such alcohol will be confiscated and there will also be a fine for having such alcohol. So please respect this law and leave spirit alcohol behind.
International currencies are not changeable in the local area , so it is important you bring a sufficient amount in relation to the length of your stay.
You are supplied with 3 healthy meals a day so $500 (au) as a safeguard would be a sensible amount to bring, incase you need to buy personal items, or you wish to eat out.
You will also need to budget for Alcohol as it isn’t included in any packages.
Travellers cheques are not accepted in our area.
Indonesia has a 30 day visitor Visa for most foreign countries which you obtain on arrival for $25 us.
Longer Visa’s can be arranged from the Indonesian Consulate in your country prior to departure.
Travel insurance is mandatory and the surfer is responsible to have their own travel insurance arranged before arrival. Best contact your Travel Agent or your current insurance or health fund to find out which plan is most suited to your trip.
Is a very real and serious concern in certain parts of Indonesia, fortunately our area is not considered a risk zone, but we recommend the following precautions.
- Wearing light long clothes on sunset with insect repellent.
- Sleeping under mosquito nets. (All rooms are fitted with nets)
- Taking a Vitamin B1 supplement (e.g.. Berocca) can help repel mosquito’s as they don’t like the smell on your skin.
- Consulting your doctor about the latest preventative medicine is also advised.