Travel Info

How Do We Get To Puri Asu Resort?

Guests arrive at Medan International Airport (KNO) Sumatra. Medan is reachable from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bali, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manilla, and other major Asian capitals.

We pick up guests at the airport in Medan and take them to a 3-4 star hotel close to the airport for the night. In the morning around 6am, guests then fly 50 minutes to Nias Island Gunungsitoli, Binaka Airport (GNS).

Our driver picks guests up at the airport and drives across Nias Island (2 hours of beautiful tropical scenery) to Sirombu Harbor. Our speedboat takes guests from the harbor to Asu Island in 30 minutes.

Note: guests must arrange all transfer procedures with our booking agent.


Preparing for the Hinako’s

Puri Asu Resort is located remotely, in a pristine tropical paradise with no access to shops or stores of any kind. Because of our remote location we recommend you pack accordingly, bringing along anything you may need while visiting. To assist you in packing for your trip, we have included a list of items you may find useful / important. Have fun packing!

The resort provides:

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Purified Water
  • Pool Towels
  • Bath Towels
  • Indonesian Power Plug Adaptors (power is 220V)
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Learner Surf Boards
  • SUP Paddle Boards
  • Fishing Equipment*
  • Available for Purchase & Hire:
  • Variety of Snacks
  • Variety of Beverages
  • Cigarettes & Lighters
  • Laundry Service


what to pack

General Items:

  • Passport (Must be valid for 6 months)
  • Tropical Climate Clothing
  • Swim Wear
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Flip Flops / Thongs
  • Indonesian Power Adapter
  • Camera
  • Cables & Chargers
  • Laptop, IPad, or Phone & Cables
  • Pen, Pencil, Journal, etc.

Toiletries & Medical Supplies:

  •  All personal toiletries
  •  Mosquito Repellent
  •  Zinc
  •  Sunscreen / Sunblock
  •  Aqua Ear or Other Treatment
  • Prescription Medicines
  • Anti-Inflammatory Pills
  •  Antibiotics In Case of Infection
  • Pain Killers
  • Band Aids
  • Medical Tape & Gauze
  • Antiseptic Treatment
  • Antibiotic Cream or Powder Aloe
  • Moisturizing Lotion
  • Women’s Hygiene Products & Medications

Surf Gear:

  • Suncream
  • Surf Boards
  • Fins + Spares
  • Fin Keys
  • Leash + Spares
  • Leash Ties
  • Tropical Wax
  •  Wax Comb
  • Rash Guard
  • Surf Shirt /Wetty Top
  • Ear Plugs & Aqua Ear
  • Ding Repair Kit
  • Solar Resin
  • Vaseline for Rashes
  • Medical Treatment for Reef Cuts
  • Surf Hat
  • Surf Helmet
  • Reef Booties

Please note: There is no outlet for medical supplies and it is best to come prepared with all the medication you may need. Tropical reef cuts from surfing must receive proper cleaning and can be prone to infection, so please keep this in mind when preparing for your trip.

Local Village Donations

Many guests ask what they can bring from home to donate to the local village of Asu. Donations are optional, of course, and anything you bring will be greatly appreciated!

Donation Item Ideas:

Any medical items, toiletries, books, chalk, pens, pencils, coloured or lined Paper, colouring books, second–hand clothing, hats, toys, balls, bubbles, elastics/skipping rope, nail polish, etc.

Travel insurance



It is mandatory to have personal protective insurance. Please speak to your travel agent about this.

For the safety of our guests, Puri Asu Resort requires all guests:

  • to have valid travel insurance which includes medical evacuation insurance coverage,
  • to provide their insurance company and policy details to Puri Asu Resort when making final payment and
  • to bring a printed copy of their insurance certificate to the resort.

Emergency Evacuation Details

Emergency Evacuation is not included in your reservation and must be organized by a 3rd party insurance provider. All guests of Puri Asu Resort must have medical evacuation insurance coverage in order to visit the resort and more importantly in order to be evacuated in the case of an emergency.

The resort is located very remotely and in the case of an emergency, guests may require air-lifting evacuation to Medan, Jakarta or Singapore hospital.

In the case of an emergency, resort management will assist guests in coordinating with their travel insurance company. Puri Asu Resort is not held responsible for emergency evacuation availability and/or costs. All guests must agree to this before visiting the resort.



When is the best time to visit?

Traditionally, March through to November is regarded as the best time to surf the Hinakos, as this is when the swell is most consistent. However, perfect glassy surf in the 3 – 4 ft. range can also be found with less crowds from December to February.

How many surfboards & how much luggage can I bring?

Bring at least 3 surf boards and as little luggage as possible, especially keeping in mind that there will be luggage restrictions on your international and domestic flights.



Puri Asu Resort does not take responsibility for those inherent

risks which may cause unfortunate accidents or incidents during ordinary travel conditions.

Puri Asu Resort will not be held responsible for injury, death, damage, loss, delay, cost, expense, or inconvenience arising from travel misfortunes beyond our control


We need a 50% deposit is due at the time of booking. Deposits are non-refundable.


Final Payment is due at least 30 days prior to departure and is non-refundable.

Payment may be paid by cash, personal check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, or bank transfer.

Any form of payment constitutes acceptance of the Terms and Conditions stated on this site. All credit cards require a 6.0% processing charge for both deposit and the balance

All wire transfers require a US$25 processing fee due to incoming bank charges.




Cancellation of a trip must be made within 20 days of your departure date. There are no refunds or partial refunds given for early departures from a designated trip, poor surf, or inclement weather. In addition, there are no refunds given for reasons pertaining to unstable global, national, or local political situations that do not directly pose a threat to the safe operations of our trips.

The rebooking policy can be obtained at management’s



Travel Insurance is mandatory on all of our trips for your safety.


1. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure.

2. If applicable, a valid visa is required for travel.


3. Puri Asu Resort is not responsible for airline board fees or baggage policies.

4. Puri Asu Resort does not accept any responsibility for late arrival or non-arrival of surfboards/surfboard bags or any other luggage.


1. Puri Asu Resort is not responsible for health problems arising from environmental factors during your stay.


Puri Asu Resort will use all due care for the provision of its services and activities provided to guests. Guests participate in activities and use services at Puri Asu Resort at their own risk. No liability or responsibility is accepted by Puri Asu Resort for any injury, illness, damage, loss, accident, expense, or any other claim arising from involvement in any activities or provision of any services howsoever suffered, even in circumstances where staff of Puri Asu Resort may have negligently breached any duty of care that it or they may owe or have owed in connection with such activities, conduct, supervision, or the provision of services. Puri Asu Resort will no longer be liable for direct or indirect losses, arising from any such injury, illness, damage, loss accident, or expense including consequential loss or economic loss however caused.