Lovina Krui Surf
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Lovina Krui Surf

Jl. Pantai Wisata Tanjung Setia Pesisir Barat, Krui 34875 Indonesia
Beach 20 metres away from Lovina
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The surf break Ujung Bocor a 5 minute walk away!!
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Lovina Krui Surf resort are located right on the beach of Tanjung Setia, only a 2 minute walk from the famous wave of Ujung Bocor / Ujung Bocur. This area is heaven for surfers with a world-class wave right on your doorstep and many other breaks to explore only a short drive away. The wave Ujung Bocur is located on the main beach of Tanjung Setia. The wave itself is a 250+ meter left hander that breaks from 2 to 15ft and is offshore in the dry season SE tradewinds. Ujung Bocur picks up swell from the Indian Ocean so has very consistent swell year round with April through to October the best period for wind and swell. Crowds are mellow for the length of the wave with an average of 10-15 surfers in the water during peak period. Plenty of other waves in the area only a short distance away. Other activities in the area include snorkeling, visit the local markets or check out the wildlife in the jungle of the Lampung National Park. Visit Lovina Krui Surf and enjoy a dazzling holiday.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
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Restaurant
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Jl. Pantai Wisata Tanjung Setia Pesisir Barat, Krui 34875 Indonesia
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Nicholas wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Lovinas for about two weeks after arriving to Krui with no accomodation. I checked out pretty much every place within the area, and wow am I glad I settled there. Yoris and his wife Fransiska were absolutely superb! Some of the best hosts I’ve ever had, anywhere. Just lovely ppl, with a terrific bunch of staff, that will really go out of their way to ensure you have a great stay. The location is excellent, the food is great and plentiful, Lovinas itself has by far the best vibe I came across... testament to this is the fact that many of the other local and western owners drop by and hang out there daily, whether to have a beer or a chat and just hang out. The price is spot on, which is definitely not the case for some of the other more expensive, western owed options (nb I am not referring to Mandiri BC - the boys there actually referred me to lovinas. But you’ll prob figure it out once you see the giant, always-closed gate blocking you off from the rest of Krui).

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place. There’s a few options around that are owned by westerners and located closer to Krui. Some better than others, some really unjustified for the price. Lovinas is locally owned and ran, and they accommodate anyone that walks through the door. It’s closest to the better waves in the area. Don’t be fooled by staying up near Krui itself. The vibe and waves round the point are better IMO. Honestly, it’s a 10/10 for me. Yoris is an absolute gentleman and deserves every accolade that comes his way. As do all the staff and his lovely wife. They’ll sort you out anything you need, and make sure you get to whatever waves you like, however you like.
Cheers guys!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Todd J wrote a review Apr 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most epic 2 week stay at Lovina. Yoris and his wife Fransiska, as well as all the other amazing staff a such a hospitable crew. The location and service were 10 out of 10. They were great to deal with and were able to organise aiport transfers, boat trips, and jungle treks. There is so much to do in South Sumatra even if you don't surf. The village of Tanjung Setia is an extremely beautiful and peaceful place. I will definitely be coming back to stay at Lovina and I miss the place so much already!
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Lovina Krui Surf, Pemilik at Lovina Krui Surf
Responded 8 May 2023
Thanks Todd and all group, we are trully happy to hosting you guys.. hope to see you again next trip.. 🙏🙏
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Michael B wrote a review Apr 2023
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing time at Lovina. Yoris, Fransisca and crew went out of their way at every opportunity to make our time relaxing and memorable. Great location for surfing Ujong and exploring the area. Delicious local and western meals provided by the kitchen staff. Warm and welcoming atmosphere all around!
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AnotherDomAllen wrote a review Jun 2014
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First trip to Krui for a week long surfing session. Lovina is an excellent place to stay. Myself and mate stayed in L3 - one of the A frame two story huts, built out of wood. I had the upstairs double bed with a balcony overlooking the beach and it was a beautiful spot to rest between sessions and sleep with a breeze. Fransiska and Yoris are incredible hosts - super easy going, helpful and good fun to chat with. The three daily meals provided in the bar/resturaunt were the best food I've had in Sumatra so far and way more diverse than what's on offer elsewhere. Cheap beer and a pool table make for great nights. There's a super good vibe - all the guests hang around and chat and share stories at night and often pair up for surf adventures on Lovina's supplied scooters during the day. Showers are cold but its so hot it doesn't matter at all.
A word for surfers - this place is right near one of the key breaks called Ujung Bocor. It's a super fast, intense, long wave on a swell magnet coral point. If there's swell its not for beginners or even lower intermediate surfers in my opinion. I saw good surfers absolutely ripping it there but it's crowded and strong. There's a secret right nearby (6 min south through the jungle on a river mouth) that's a bit more mellow but doesn't work as often (once all week), and then a bit further south is Way Jambu (15 minute scooter ride) which is the Pipeline of Sumatra - intense, fast, super shallow coral - for experienced surfers again only. The guys I was staying with had no issues with these waves and barrels abounded bit I'm a lower intermediate surfer and simply put these waves were too intense for me to get more than a couple a session. So I ended up driving north most days up to Krui. Krui town right and left are about a 50 min scooter ride from Lovina, north, along a pretty bumpy dusty road. Beautiful trip, but you'd want to do it on a scooter and you'd want to enjoy riding motorbikes. The waves at Krui are way more mellow - still fast and barreling and long walls (still AMAZING WAVES) but you get a bit more time to take off and the swell is always smaller than it is at Ujung. The coral shelf isn't as shallow/intimidating so If you're a beginner or the swell is forecast to be big while you're around I'd recommend staying in Krui town, as the drive is a bit of a drag after a while, but if you're a good intermediate/experienced surfer, then you can't look past Lovina. Its a really great joint bang on the best waves in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Go for the A frames.
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paul187331 wrote a review Feb 2013
Hamburg, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved staying in Lovina! Thank you so much for those awesome holidays! The huts are nicely build and clean, service is superb and the food is great! The hotel is so close to the beach that you can see the water. We will defenitely repeat!
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Date of stay: August 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Poodledewd wrote a review Sept 2017
Noosa, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awww where do I start? This place is amazing, this family run business is the best place I have stayed in Sumatra, the crew is so friendly feels like a home away from home. There is a pool that is always cold, best chill stop up the top with hammocks to get the afternoon breeze and look over the ocean.
Perfect location close to every surf spot from beginner surfers to professional, every day the food is so delicious breakfast lunch and dinner, you will defiantly put some kilos on from eating. The beers are always cold and the grass is always green.
There is a billiard table for extra enjoyment, I have been here for 3 weeks and will be coming back with my girlfriend.
This place is spectacular, perfect for a solo mission, couples retreat and even the whole family. I will not be staying anywhere else when I'm here. Everyone that I have met staying here are true legends, yeeeeeewwwww 10 outta 10 the place to be wooohooo.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Louis R wrote a review Mar 2017
Bordeaux, France
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed around one month in the nice and calm Lovina Krui Surf Hotel with my brother. The crew is great, attentive, always smiling and helpfull, the cooking is various and very good ! Stunning place for surfing, surrounded by severals spots (reef, point, rock, sand) and also for fishing (ask for Airdo the local fisherman, side to the hotel).
We recommend
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Date of stay: March 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Hugo I wrote a review Jun 2015
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I mean that after traveling for many surf resorts in the world and many hotels is the first time that I write an opinion negative in a forum such as tripadvisor, we were 13 days, arrived 30 /5/2015 and left 13/5/2015
The person carrying business Franciska is a kind person and then this her husband , Julius, I don´t know how to to spell the name. The food is good, the rooms are normal. I went to surf, so we raise us daily at 5.30 hours, we went to bed at 20.30, very tired, since we were surfing 6-7 hours daily as a minimum, the problem comes at night... from 6 p.m. starts the husband of Franciska, Julius, with Indonesian friends or group of Australians who will go and want to make a party to play the Villar, and I can assure that every day are playing del villar and drinking until 3.30-4 hours in the morning... The rooms are 20 meters from the villar and tremendous noise of the balls is, laughter, the cries... This is every night... We told them thatt please have come to surf and relax, we warn them up to 4 nights... always told us that forgiveness, forgiveness, not going to happen... but every day was worse, especially on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Indonesians coming to spend the weekend holiday and not to surf, and slept in Lovinas... After 12 nights sleeping poorly, 11/6, to the 1.30 hours I woke up and I had a very strong with the husband of Franciska and Indonesians discussion because it was impossible to sleep, and they were the 1.30 hours... and they answered me that it was normal. The next day we went to sleep elsewhere, it was the last night, we couldn't more!
There are much better places to relax at the same price and in front of the beach... But if you don't mind sleeping and want this party the perfect place, because other sites near Lovina is not allowed in play del villar until 4 hours

Wifi: forget if you have to use wifi, the first week was very bad and the second week there was no wifi. For me this is not very important , because we went to Lenys bar for wifi.
Car to the airport: car broke the 2 hours of road and we had to stop a coach that will take us to the airport which was 4 hours This is not the fault of Lovina, but I'm still waiting for an email asking if we have arrived at the airport
We had friends in other resorts close to Lovinas, and never had these problems...
The peopleworks in Lovinas place is very nice, like all indonesian, nice waves , no crowed, It has been the worst for a wonderful site as it is Krui
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Date of stay: June 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from lovinakruisurf, Pemilik at Lovina Krui Surf
Responded 22 Jun 2015
Hugo we are extremely disappointed that you felt it neccesary to leave this review, we are however not surprised. From the minute you arrived you complained about anything and everything you could. Your travel companion and all our other guests could not have been happier with their time at Lovina. Furthermore you showed absolutely no respect to myself, my wife or any of our other guests, even swearing at them on several occasions. Eventually I asked you to leave. I wanted to report you to the police for your abusive behaviour, and language as you frightened my other guests but my wife talked me out of it. She even refunded the remainder of your time but you kept the room key and some of your belongings in the room so we could not sell to another guest.
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gatorhunterr wrote a review Sept 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovina Krui Surf has the best food from any surf destination i've been to in Indonesia! Better than the $$$ resorts in Mentawais! I was blown away at the quality, quantity and consistency. Authentic, delicious Sumatran food.
I'd come back just for the morning Omelete itself!
Besides the great food, the bungalows are awesome, so is the restaurant / chill area. Also; super friendly & informative owners made sure we had a great stay. Great waves nearby. Friendly locals. Beautiful scenery! My new favourite place in Indonesia. I'll be back for sure! Oh yeah, its also fantastic value for money! Thanks for having me legends! Cheers, Keaton
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Date of stay: September 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ledlyd wrote a review Jul 2018
Houston, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovina Krui is a nice place to stay at Ujung Bocur near Krui. The reason that most people go there is to surf, and in that respect, it's excellent. However, when not in the water, I wanted a comfortable place to stay, and this exceeded my expectations. I was in Krui about 10 years ago, and compared to the accommodation that was available then, Lovina is so much better. Don't come expecting a 5 star hotel like you'd find in Bali, but they do a great job of looking after your wants and needs so that you've got a nice place to hang out when you're not surfing.

I was picked up from Bandar Lampung by their driver. He delivered me safely to the resort, and stopped at a tasty restaurant when I got hungry along the way. The room I stayed in was a wooden bungalow with A/C and hot water. The bed was comfortable, and the room was good. The electricity supply from the national electricity company is not stable, so they often run their generator to make sure that you're A/C works properly.
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Date of stay: June 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Peter L wrote a tip Nov 2018
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I took a fan room and slept like a baby but air con if needed"
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peterbrandt2017 wrote a tip Oct 2017
Cape Town, South Africa45 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"You have a choice between fans and air conditioning. Also, if noise bothers your sleep, ask for something further from the social area."
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ghuckestein wrote a tip May 2017
San Diego, California4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Aircon is great if you want it and they have it."
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Justin M wrote a tip May 2017
3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are excellent!!"
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Anna H wrote a tip Apr 2017
Perranporth, United Kingdom8 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"loved our wooden hut near the pool!"
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Which popular attractions are close to Lovina Krui Surf?
Nearby attractions include Mandiri Beach (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lovina Krui Surf?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lovina Krui Surf?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lovina Krui Surf?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lovina Krui Surf?
Conveniently located restaurants include Leafy's Cafe, Lani's Resto, and Bakso Mantef Bang Yanto.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lovina Krui Surf?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Lovina Krui Surf have airport transportation?
Yes, Lovina Krui Surf offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Lovina Krui Surf?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.