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  1. 5.0
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    Drop everything and go now before you die !

    Perfect isolation without compromising any comforts

    From the start Andy sorted out everything pre and post arrival, all questions answered with simple solutions.

    All the drama of internal connections with boards and bags were handled by Auras professional transfer connections. All transfers were smooth and painless.

    The small plane ride a highlight to deliver you to the island which took us over the sumatran jungle to paradise Aura.

    The onsite aura team made it an truly unforgetable experience from pickup to final tearful drop off .. well i was was crying..

    As we were welcomed to aura the first priority was getting into the surf !

    If you wanted – Ross organised the admin and technology challenges to get us online with any device thrown at them and any other weird and wonderful request as required. There was no problem unsolved at anytime of the day or night !

    Surf guides and boatmen Ecca and Sunny talked us through conditions and options with the wind and waves on offer. Conditons and wave options were discussed all day and night so we made the best decisions with conditions in front of us.

    No surf check or mission was a problem at any time. By road or boat the boys sorted us out with drinks and snacks and dropping us in and out the line up with skill and ease..

    Absoultely nothing was a problem or a drama for these guys onshore or on the high sea.. cool calm and collected and so much knowledge of the area and conditions.

    I cant describe the boat trips to nearby breaks you have to experience it ..awesome!!!

    The waves delivered almost everyday and if the peak right out in front wasnt firing we moved around the island to get the right wind direction.. It was not hard to figure out. We surfed every day as long and many times as you body could handle

    Food was always ready for us after a surf session and always awesome.. fresh cut coconuts anytime, papaya and fruit juices, banana pancakes ,fresh fish, noodles eggs it was endless and awesome. There was always more than required. Me belly full everyday.

    Accomodation is private if you want it with your own room and verandah or communal back at the main house and kitchen to sit back and watch the waves roll in with the crew.

    This stay at Aura and surf trip is going to be hard to beat. This truly is the place all surfers dream of spending their waking hours trying to get to.

    Zero crowd factor perfect waves awesome food easy transportation… oh did I mention zero crowds !@#$

    Dropping in your mates isn’t required either as there are heaps of waves to go round

    To top it off professional photographer Ryan Williams onsite in and out of the water to capture those moments in time forever trevor !

    Great local staff that look out for you and with a nothing is a problem attitude made it an absolute pleasure to stay at Aura

    Everyone at Aura wants you to have the best trip ever and they make sure it happens..

    A month later and I still think of Aura everyday …

  2. 4.5
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    We had a great experience at Aura Surf Resort in Feb 2013. As you fly in to the island the scenery is amazing. Quickly we realized how special this island is as we drove along the coast and hundreds of locals were waving and yelling out “hello mista” to us. Sunny (surf guide) gave us the run down and made us feel at home. Ecca (boat legend) gave us endless laughs and Ryan (photographer) took some great pics and kept us company in the late night drinking sessions. The resort facilities were excellent and we had a hut located on the beach. The waves were good the first few days then dropped off with a storm for around 2 days but we managed to find some breaks that were blowing offshore. The 7 day trip finished on a high with a solid 5 hour session out the front on “the peak” firing at its best. Cheers Aura – b

  3. 5.0
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    I loved my stay at aura surf resort. It was by far and away the best surf trip I have ever been on. The staff were going out their way to make sure all the guests had everything they needed, including a never ending bounty of delicious food, and making sure the sleeping quarters were always meticulously maintained and cared for. The accommodation aspect of the trip definitely scored 5 stars but this wasn’t even the hi light of the trip.

    The most satisfying aspect of staying at aura( despite the excellent and friendly service) was definitely the abundance of ridiculously good waves. Right out the front of the resort is a peak style wave that breaks like pipe and back door. The wave is probably the most consistent wave I have ever encountered in Indonesia. It broke in perfection almost every day I was there. But if you feel the need to search a little there are a number of other options, all very good in their own right, particularly a series of grinding right hand point breaks that have the potential to deliver world class barrels (and punishment).

    I am really looking forward to visiting aura again very shortly. To Andy and all the crew you guys are the best. I’ll be seeing you again very shortly!

  4. 4.5
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    My husband, three of our four children, one of their friends and I have just returned from a 10-day holiday at Aura. Apart from the fact one of our daughters could not join us, it was the best holiday of our lives hands down. The surfing, the accommodation, the food and the scenery were fantastic but what really made it special for us was your amazing staff. Ecca, Ross, Sonny, Ryan and Matt are some of the nicest people we have ever met: funny, enthusiastic, attentive, knowledgable, cautious when necessary and quickly able to build rapport with all of us. As a family holiday it ticked all the boxes. What could be better than sipping an ice cold gin and tonic at sundown up in the tree house while watching our kids surf their happy hearts out! We were genuinely extremely sad to say goodbye to everyone Rest assured your resort is in the best hands. Should we tell our friends about it? I don’t know. It is so precious and untouched but how long can it last? Hopefully for many years to come. We will definitely be back at the same time next year. Thankyou for creating such a wonderful place.

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