What surfing equipment should I take?
Booties are a great accessory for reef surfing but not absolutely essential at Monkeys. However, a good risk management piece of equipment to ensure you don’t end up with a cut that keeps you out of the water. Put in the kit just in case. They may come in handy at some of the other breaks. Please also bring any ding repair kits just in case. There are a small number of leggies and fins on the island if needed but bring a few spares. We suggest you bring along 2-3 boards. A fun shorter board, a performance short board for those better days and a step-up gun with a rounded pin if it gets big.
Do I need Travel Insurance?
Travel insurance is mandatory for all guests staying at the Resort and we require a copy of every guest’s policy prior to leaving Australia. Please ensure you are FULLY covered for medical evacuation, and please check with your doctor to make sure you up to date with all vaccinations suggested for the South East Asia region *(check your Hepatitis, Typhoid and Tetanus status with your doctor). We have a good supply of key medical supplies to cater for reef cuts and infections and ensure the environment is as safe as possible. However, please bring a good supply of any regular medication you are taking.
Do I need a visa to enter Indonesia?
Australians visiting Indonesia must have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining validity before expiry, but for purposes of tourism, you typically don’t need to arrange a visa prior to departing Australia for short trips to Indonesia.The Indonesian Government allows visa-free short visits (30 days) for Australians travelling to Indonesia. You can’t extend your stay if you enter Indonesia under the visa-free facility.
Is there malaria at the resort?
There is malaria in the Telos area and something we leave to the individual how they manage exposure. Currently there is no malaria on the island and we have gone to great lengths to ensure mosquitos are at a minimum in the resort. The grounds are mowed and kept low and we have birds during the day and bats at night keeping the insect population down. However, we still advise to manage the risk by wearing long pants and long sleeves at night and to apply tropical strength mosquito repellant. The best form of defence is to reduce the risk of being bitten. Individuals can also choose to take anti-malaria medication so any of your party that want to do this will need to see a doctor and commence taking the medication for a short period prior to, during and short period following the trip. We haven’t had any cases of malaria and our approach is to continue to keep that at zero. No one should be alarmed as this is a common thing in these remote areas but we all need to be mindful and on dusk take precautions.
Is there wifi?
As you know good wifi connection is an issue in many resorts throughout Indonesia, including Bali as many resort operators opt for second class, low cost solutions. We knew that for the customers that would be using our resort, having a connection back to home was extremely important. We have opted for a premium solution that is used on off-shore oil rigs and therefore the best possible solution we could get for a remote location. Guests will be able to access messages, use Whatsapp, and download photographs and film. While it may not be as quick as home, it will meet everyone’s expectations and give everyone comfort that they are connected.
What food and drink is available?
Included in your package are 3 meals every day, snacks and unlimited drinking water. All meals will be served in Max’s Restaurant and we will obviously work around you as to the timing of those meals. If the surf is good and you want to stay out, then Max will organise your breakfast or lunch once you return. A few beers after the day’s surfing and then dinner is usually served around 7/7.30. Alcohol is not included but can be purchased and we will record an individual tally for the duration of the trip. Guests should bring enough cash with them to fix up their drinks tab at the end of the stay. We also allow guests to bring and consume duty free alcohol at the resort.
What are the key contact details in case of emergency?