Paradise on the Edge of the map
Surf a variety of quality uncrowded waves in an amazingly pristine environment whilst enjoying the high quality accommodation on offer at IstanaOmbak Eco Resort. Run by a former Lennox Head local and veteran Indo traveller, Rod Steeles knows exactly what travelling surfers need. This holiday package ticks all the boxes for a very special surf trip experience to be shared between a maximum of 12 surfers.
Resort owner / manager Rod Steeles refers to his dreamlike bay as Istanaombak, which translates to 'Wave Palace' in Indonesian. An idyllic bay with palm trees to the shoreline and tall cliffs. A left flanks one side of the bay and a right the other, with a channel separating the two. A perfect bay barrelling down both sides - God couldn't have designed it better.
A Nirvana for surfers
Intrepid surfers have been exploring this region for a short while but only those with a knack for the language and intimate knowledge of breaks have found success. IstanaOmbak Eco Resort (or East Java Wave Palace as it’s also known) offers a chilled out surf trip with world class waves on the doorstep.
In this region of Java, there is no G-Land or Desert Point but there are at least half a dozen great waves of all types to be had, catering for all levels of surfers. Get ready to be surprised. There are also many unsurfed breaks ready to be explored and we have the guides to get you there. The resort caters for the surfer who has limited time and wants to experience a surf trip without all the hassle.
Eco Friendly Resort built to high standards
The resort is a collaborative project between the Indonesian Government, Javanese locals and Australian and Indonesian surfers. IstanaOmbak provides the locals in the area with an ecologically sustainable industry with economic benefits to the community. The resort is built to western standards and you certainly won't be roughing it.
East Java is a diverse cultural area. IstanaOmbak Eco Resort is located in an unspoilt pristine area and with Indonesia’s recent infrastructure improvements, the area is becoming increasingly accessible. This surf-focused resort has created an opportunity for surfers to access this remote area without spoiling its natural beauty.
Your trip starts in Yogyakarta, Java where you are met by a friendly representative of IstanaOmbak Eco Resort. The drive is approximately 3 hours through diverse scenery including Javanese jungle terrain, until you arrive at the incredible, picture-postcard-like bay. IstanaOmbak Resort commands absolute beachfront and is set on approximately 4,000sqm of prime land, with a high quality left and right directly out front within a short paddle from the beach.
Your surf experience at IstanaOmbak is not limited to just the surf out front and your expert hosts are happy to show you other surf spots within close proximity. At least half a dozen other breaks catering to all standards are within an hour’s drive. Non surfers will be as happy as the surfers with plenty of snorkelling options; sunbaking on the pristine sand beach or by the infinity pool; or taking a stroll through the local village.
Packages are ‘all inclusive’ and ALL meals and drinks including beer are provided in your package. Dining will certainly be a highlight at IstanaOmbak Resort with fresh produce in abundance. From fresh lobster and fish to imported meats accompanied by fresh organic fruit and vegetables and cooked in a variety of ways to suit your taste... traditional Indonesian flavours from mild to spicy, with some western dishes in the mix as well.
Your hosts will cater to all your requirements from surf to food, fishing trips, sightseeing etc. and there is nothing rigid about their management style. From your arrival at this remote surf resort, you will be showered with wonderful genuine hospitality and you will leave feeling surfed out, well fed and culturally enriched.