Telos 101





02 APR – 25 OCT


From $4,800AUD

10 Nights / Ex-Padang

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Telos 101

A surf resort situated on Sipika island in the 101 islands of the Telos island chain, south of Nias and North of the Mentawais in North Sumatra, Indonesia.  

In 2023 Telos 101 will be operating exclusive Susi Air charter flights from Padang with 9-seater Cessna Grand Caravans aircraft. These charter flights will be scheduled to provide for ten or eleven night stays at Telos 101

Susi Air charter flights have proven to be the most reliable method to get to/from Telos 101 and will get you in the waves of the Telos Islands as early as possible after your arrival into Indonesia.  Flight times are scheduled to facilitate afternoon surfs on the arrival day and an early surf before departing late morning on the last day!  

Package prices for the 2023 season for the ten-night stay start at $4,800AUD for a queen bed in a shared Standard Beachfront Villa to $7,500AUD for a king bed in a shared Deluxe Villa.  


There are plenty of waves in the Telos islands with some fairly isolated and not well known, so for the opportunity of surfing in tropical solitude with just your mates a Telos 101 trip could be it for you.

Unlike the Mentawais where there is a high percentage of lefts, Telos offers an equal number of lefts & rights catering for all standards from world class barrels to fun deep water shoulders.  There are a number of breaks easily accessible to Telos 101 that work on a range of swell sizes and wind direction so there is generally somewhere to suit everyone; let Telos 101 cater to your needs and make your dream wave a reality.

Resort Boats

The Telos 101 boats are used daily to ferry you to and from these breaks you’ve dreamed about, as well as getting you to and from the Telos Islands airport.  

The 11.5 metre Sifika Gaya and 8.5 metre Sifika Express were custom built in Jakarta by Kahajaya Marine which is managed by a New Zealand boat builder.  Both boats are fitted out with all the safety requirements of a commercial operator in Australia, including EPIRB registration with AMSAR in Canberra.  Both vessels are capable of 30 knots and have regularly done crossings between the islands and Nias/Sumatra.  

Want to catch your dinner?  

No problem as both boats are regularly used for a slow troll home to put that prized fish on your plate. 


The Beachfront Villas are situated just 15 metres from the beach and stand 2.7 metres off the ground providing three levels of accommodation: –


Price: $4,800AUD per person for a 10 night package.  

This is the perfect set up for three mates.   This villa is open plan, cooled by fans and has three queen size four-poster beds with mosquito nets plus a full ensuite bathroom including hot shower.    

The front deck overlooks the ocean making it perfect to watch the sunrise and start your morning.   

This villa can accommodate three singles or would suit a family up to six people. 


 The Regular Beachfront Villas are similar to the Standard Villa except that each villa is divided into three separate rooms for privacy.  

Each fan-cooled villa contains one “Solo” room that has one queen size four-poster bed with mosquito net and an ensuite bathroom.   

On the other side of the villa there are two “Combo” rooms with two queen size four-poster beds, mosquito nets, fans and a second ensuite with full bathroom/hot water shower.  

Prices for a 10 night package:

“Solo” Room @ $5,700AUD per person.  

“Combo” Room @ $5,400AUD per person. (Suitable for twin share or families up to 4 people) 

 NOTE: Non-surfers sharing as Double Occupancy (same bed) with Surfers receive a 30% discount on the above rates.


2 x DELUXE POOLSIDE VILLAS (Air conditioned)   

 Located adjacent to the pool and a little further from the activities of the restaurant/bar, these villas offer more. They have been designed, constructed and styled to suit guests who are seeking a higher end boutique experience.  

Deluxe Villa – No.1 “Mimpi” 

Duplex style, the “Mimpi” Villa has two rooms with interconnecting door access. 

One side of the duplex has a king bedroom with an internal ensuite and a lounge area with a large couch and chairs to relax and watch the ocean in air-conditioned comfort.  

Located in the adjoining room of the duplex are two king single beds (convertible to a King size bed) and a spacious outdoor bathroom at the rear with a large two person bath and hot shower.

The large veranda deck that fronts this Villa offers a great spot to relax taking in the surroundings while the waves roll in over the reef during another spectacular sunset.

Deluxe Villa – No.2  “Indah” 

 This villa is divided into two identical rooms on either side each containing two King Single beds (which can be converted to a King size bed) and its own outdoor bathroom with large bath and hot water showers.

Price: $7,500AUD per person for a 10 night package.

NOTE:  Non-surfers sharing as Double Occupancy (same bed) with Surfers or extra surfer/family member/friend in the King Single rooms discounted at $6,000AUD per person.


The main building elevated 3.2 metres off the ground overlooks the water; it’s is a large open space area of 15 x 12 metres providing al fresco dining and lounging at its best! There’s the dining area; fully stocked bar; lounge room with plenty of couches, a large screen television with a massive selection of DVDs, a stereo and iPod dock/stereo guaranteed to keep things lively. The perfect place at night to enjoy a cold beer or spirit whilst watching the days surf pics or a movie.

There’s also the volleyball court or table tennis for those who want anything more active than relaxing after a day’s surf.

The chef is from Padang and has worked extensively within the surf industry through both the Mentawais and Telos islands. He will mix the lunch and dinner menu up with quality local dishes whilst throwing in a traditional lamb roast for a Sunday lunch on occasion. Banana pancakes through to toast and cereal are on the menu for breakfast and there is a coffee machine for those who need quality caffeine starts in the morning. Any special dietary requirements can be catered for on request.

The 101 Family

The 101 Family consists of manager Michel Capovilla who has worked for many years in the Telos and Mentawai islands as manager/surf guide plus local staff from Padang, Nias and the surrounding islands. All crew members have extensive experience in the surf hospitality industry and are always looking to improve the resort and their own personal skills often through undertaking courses to gain valuable accredited qualifications.

Getting To Telos 101

Transfers to/from Telos 101 from Padang are via a privately chartered Susi Air flight. The schedule of these flights is based around a ten night stay however shorter or longer stays can be arranged on request for alternative days for groups of nine people.   

All flights depart Padang International Airport (Minangkabau) on a Sunday or Wednesday.

(Except dates marked ##)

Flight time is approximately 50 mins:-

Depart Padang @ 11:00 hrs.  / Arrive Telos Lasondre airport @ 11:50 hrs

Depart Telos Lasondre airport @ 12:30 hrs.  / Arrive Padang @ 13:20 hrs

What is included in the quoted price?  

Effectively, once you get to Padang the Telos 101 staff will look after everything.   

All Padang transfers, Susi Air Padang – Telos – Padang charter flight and surf transfers are included as are all meals, snacks and tea/coffee/water.  


 Alcohol and beverages 

Wi-Fi Data if required (there is the option to international roam off your own phone data) 

Massages or Yoga Classes  

Merchandise, Souvenirs or Photo/s packages you may wish to buy.  

Important things to remember prior to arrival at Telos 101

Your Passport must have AT LEAST 6 months validity from your schedule date of departure FROM INDONESIA likewise you must have AT LEAST two spare completely blank pages in your passport (the visa on arrival sticker takes up 1 page and the remaining is required for all of your entry and exit stamps).

Travel Insurance:
You MUST have a comprehensive personal travel insurance policy which includes Emergency Medical Evacuation cover.