Safety starts from the very first time you book your trip at Monkeys Resort. That’s the time we make sure you’re aware of all the things you need to do in preparation for a safe trip.
Most people ensure they take out the appropriate travel insurance policy prior to any overseas destination. But many don’t and take the risk of expensive medical bills and likelihood of being stranded if seriously sick. Travel Insurance with evacuation cover is not only essential when coming to Monkeys Resort but mandatory. While we do everything possible to ensure you are safe, it is a remote area and accidents and sickness can happen. So take out the appropriate travel insurance and send us a copy of your policy prior to your stay.
Our boats adhere to the strictest safety standards including life jackets for all on board, an EPIRB, and a life boat. When you first board our boat, our Captain will ensure you are aware of all the essential safety equipment and all children will be offered a life jacket. We advise parents that all children under 10 should wear a life jacket on board boats at all times. It is compulsory for all children under the age of 5.
We have access to many waves in the southern area of the Telo Islands and so it is easy to find waves that are best suited to your experience level. The great thing is that “Monkeys” straight out front of the resort is a great wave to challenge all levels of surfers. The experienced can go deep and chase a nice cover, while the less experienced can enjoy the easier take off section down the line which can continually wall up for hundreds of metres. Our resort manager and surf guide will make sure you know everything about the waves you are surfing and the key things you must know about each break to stay safe.
Being a remote resort, it is important for each guest to make us aware prior to their stay of any medical issues or allergies. We have a comprehensive first aid kit and first aid equipment and our resort manager, Eddie is qualified first aid to the Wilderness level. We have safety procedures for evacuation and access to key medical clinics and hospitals in Padang if required.
We use all the latest digital weather watch systems and are connected with other resorts for up to date weather and swell information.
When building the villas, we transported specialist tradesmen and equipment from Australia to ensure that all electrical, plumbing and building was to western standards to ensure the highest levels of safety.
We are very serious about safety. But by making it safe, means you can just spend the time having an amazing surfing experience.