Surfing Telo Islands

The Telo Islands is home to some of the most consistent surf in Sumatra with minimal crowds and waves year round.

The Waves

With the house wave, Monkeys right on the doorstep and another 12 waves in close proximity you are spoilt for wave choice.   Gone are the days of spending the entire day in the boat hunting waves, it is all at your fingertips.   With waves that cater for all abilities we offer the ultimate surf escape. 

Overview of the region

The Telo Islands are located approximately 250 km off the Sumatran coast, nestled between the Nias and Mentawai Islands, just north of the Island Siberut.  Monkeys resort is accessed via a short boat ride on our private yacht from the port city of Padang. 


Monkeys resort operates on a 12 day schedule allowing guests to truly relax, leaving behind the stresses of work life and maximise your chances of scoring back to back swells.


Monkeys Resort is the first and only surf resort in the Telo Islands powered by the sun. Our vision is for our resort to be the most comfortable eco-friendly surf resort in the Telo Islands. We are serious about protecting the pristine environment that we are privileged to enjoy here. We also have a recycle centre and we have banned all Plastic bottles at the resort and this is just the start.


See what our recent guests have to say

I took my family of 5 to Monkeys Resort this year after waiting years to surf the Telo Islands. Well, Monkeys did not disappoint at any level. This was by far the best holiday of my life.
Grant Greentree
Great place to spend time in the Telos. Excellent location, accomodation and food. Consistent surf, excellent guides and more than helpful staff. Thanks to all at Monkeys for a couple of great weeks.
Aleksandar Milojevic
Have just had an amazing holiday at Monkeys! Peter had a blast enjoying the uncrowned surf - hence all the photos. As a non-surfer I too had a brilliant time. Such a quiet relaxing resort with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the surrounds.
Carolyn Crameri

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