Pinnacles on Telo
Situated on a 50-acre uninhabited private island containing one of the Telos’ finest surf breaks, Pinnacles on Telo is the culmination of our experience and the ultimate expression of our ambition.
Pinnacles on Telo is a carefully considered response to the overwhelming demand for our eight-surfers only Telo Island Lodge product. Using our vast knowledge of the region and understanding of guests’ needs, we have designed a next-level operation that will incorporate the unpretentious, small-format intimacy of the Telo Island Lodge with the look, feel and meticulous design detail expected of a full-service, private island retreat. Few places on earth provide a more peaceful, private and naturally stunning escape...
The main lodge will include a restaurant, bar, and infinity edge pool. Guests will enjoy acres of grounds manicured with fruit trees, a hydroponic garden, and a spectacular private beach. The operation will offer numerous activities catering to non-surfing guests, including cooking classes in our open demonstration kitchen, a full spa, massage, yoga, games, and of course a full compliment of snorkeling gear, SUPs, kayaks, and even a sunfish or two for those of you who know how to sail.
Pinnacles on Telo will feature eight private air-conditioned bungalows (each with a king-sized bed and two day beds) and ocean views from every place in the room.
Designed by highly regarded BAR Architects of San Francisco with interiors curated by New York's High Line Collective, all rooms feature air-conditioning and en-suite facilities, with 24/7 WiFi. Rooms are serviced twice daily, with complimentary laundry service.
Importantly, we along with the Telo Island Lodge are the only land-based surf lodges in North Sumatra with a tsunami escape zone three meters from the main building, ensuring a level of safety not available in any other surf tourism facility in the region.
The cuisine at Pinnacles on Telo has been tailored to provide an authentic Indonesian culinary experience, while the chosen ingredients emphasize fresh, healthy, super food / performance enhancing nourishment to maintain peak energy levels during the adventure. Meals are all-inclusive – with the exception of select alcoholic beverages. Our Chef and his staff have a suite of unique, signature dishes at the ready. He and his crew are also able to provide a menu based on dietary requirements (requested prior to arrival.)
Our guest concierge will contact you prior to the trip to personalize all food and beverage needs so no detail is overlooked. Meals vary between buffet and table service, shared in the company of other guests. Feel free to dine in the dining room or one of the al fresco areas of the resort. And be sure to save room for our hand-crafted desserts!
There are over 20 different breaks within an hour drive of Pinnacles on Telo, and 70% of them are within 20 minutes of our front door. The surf here is ultra consistent, in the 3-5-foot range, lefts and rights that work in all tides and opposite wind directions virtually guaranteeing offshores every day.
One of the main attractions of our region is the variety of surf offers many options for ALL levels of surfers and equipment.
We’ll be sticking with what we already know works well by limiting surfer capacity of the property to eight surfers with the added benefit of being able to bring along non-surfing partners and up to 2 children per bungalow. For the waves that are not right at your doorstep, we provide fast, comfortable, and safe boat transfers with our new fleet.
A good surf guide understands the ocean. A great surf guide understands his guests. At Pinnacles on Telo, our guides are the key to our success, and are responsible for countless guests riding the best waves of their lives. We invest seriously in hiring and developing the best surf guides in the world. World-Class surfers who focus on enhancing your experience, not their own.
At Pinnacles on Telo, we provide a wide range of activities and services beyond the epic surf, all suitable for your family. Complementary lodge features include sea kayaks, snorkeling gear, fishing equipment, excursions, games, village eco tours, cooking classes, stand-up paddle boards, laundry, surfboard repair, extensive book library and much more.
Optional services include professional photo services, massage services, SAT phone, broadband Wi-Fi, official apparel, guided translation services and much more.
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