The photo above is of our regular guest Katarina, scoring yet another barrel in her 6 months of staying with us over the past 2 years!!
Unlike Katarina, if you have been starved of tropical barrels and of surfing Indo perfection, then this news update is exactly for you!
As of today, Indonesia now requires just 3 X 24 hours of hotel quarantine on arrival, before you can head off and enjoy the rest of your trip!!
Our current Special of 50% off the surfer package saving you USD 682.50 per week is available only until November 21st for stays until December 31st, and then after that, our Intermediate Surf Coaching Clinics begin from January 14th – March 11th, where surfers get to stay at non-surfer rates! More info on this event here
We’re expecting over time, hotel quarantine will be reduced further; as Qantas/Jet Star boss Alan Joyce, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and President Joko Widodo have been discussing the possibility of easing Bali hotel quarantine, similarly to New South Wales in Australia, where international travel has recommenced from November 01 with no hotel quarantine required.
Right now, to enter Indonesia:
- You must be fully vaccinated to qualify for 3 X 24 hrs hotel quarantine on arrival, or it’s 5 X 24 hrs if you’ve only had one vaccination
- Have a B211 Visa (ready in 3 – 4 working days, valid for 3 months to enter)
- Have a negative PCR test before departure to Indonesia and before leaving the hotel quarantine
All of our guests who have experienced up to 7 nights of hotel quarantine have said it’s 100% worth it. After your first session surfing one of the world’s best waves almost completely to yourself, you’ll be so thankful you came to experience what it’s like to be blessed with such a perfect wave right on the doorstep and almost every wave being empty and ripe for the picking!
We have just 4-6 surfers booked each week all the way up until late February! We’ve recently completed our annual maintenance, so we’re geared up and ready for what is to come! All of our staff remain at the resort and are ready and eager to host new guests. Many of our recent guests have continued to extend week upon week because they could not bring themselves to leave!!
FAQ – We know travelling right now can be complicated, so we have broken down some of our most frequently asked questions. If your questions aren’t listed here, then drop us an email, and we will get right back to you, our email is [email protected]
How much does the B211 Visa Cost? The current prices are:
USD 400 – receive your Visa in 3 – 4 working days
USD 300 – receive your Visa in 5 – 7 working days
How do I apply for a B211 Visa? We will put you in touch with a helpful English-speaking immigration agent that will assist your every step of the process. It’s effortless and can be submitted with the help of our recommended agent in less than 2 minutes.
How does Quarantine Hotel work? You have to spend a minimum of 3 nights (3 X 24 hours) in a verified quarantine hotel in Jakarta or Bali. After you’ve completed your 3 nights and have had a negative PCR test, you can continue your travels towards Padang (about 1.5 hours from Jakarta).
How much does the quarantine hotel cost? This List of quarantine hotels in Jakarta gives an idea of the cost, from USD 29 per night for a room including breakfast at Holiday Inn Express Jakarta, and there are many other options to choose from.
Are you offering any discounts? To subsidize the cost of the Visa and the quarantine hotel, we are currently offering 50% off the surfer package until November 21st, for stays until December 31st. This means you are saving USD 682.50 for 1 week or $1,365 for 2 weeks!
When do you expect Bali to open up for tourists? More than 99% of Balinese have received their first shot, and 88% are already fully vaccinated. We expect Bali to re-open offering tourism visas by year 2022, but if wanting to visit the Mentawais earlier to surf super uncrowded line-ups, now might be your best option with a B211 visa and doing 3 nights hotel quarantine on arrival.
What if I can’t take additional time off work for hotel quarantine? If this is not possible for you, then send us an email and we can add you to our “Keep Me Updated List,” and we will let you know as soon as no hotel quarantine is required.
If you would like to ask any questions about travel in 2021, or if you would like to enquire about booking for 2022 or 2023 (it’s filling up quickly!!), you can send us an email to [email protected]
Our Indonesian team is eager and really looking forward to hosting some new guests soon! We’re all super stoked things are opening up, so let’s bring on more of the good times!