This is the place where one feels completely liberated from the drudges of daily life. Absorb the tranquility of this unspoiled area. Experience the culture of welcoming, happy local Indonesian people in their nearby traditional fishing village.
Whales & Waves is the only place to stay in this area so there is nobody else around to surf the variety of secret, empty world-class waves that work all year round.
We provide an ideal space for multi-sport activities, adventure, relaxation and creativity. We welcome those wishing to use our facilities for purposes such as surf camps, yoga retreats, seminars and other conventions.
Restaurant & Bar
All of our fresh organic produce is supplied daily from local farmers and seafood is delivered straight from the ocean to our kitchen. The aesthetically designed, bamboo structured restaurant allows you to relax and unwind in the sea breeze, while our resident chef prepares exquisite dishes, both local and international.
We have 9 uncrowded surf breaks some of which are world-class, all within 10 minutes’ drive from Whales & Waves. These are suitable for beginner to advanced professional surfers. Our surf guide will recommend the most suitable locations for the day and can provide chartered trips to surf locations further down the coast by speed boat or road.
Fishing, snorkeling, spearfishing, free-diving, volleyball, mountain biking, hiking, jet-ski, speed boat trips, wakeboarding, kayaking, paragliding, skateboarding half pipe.
We charter day trips to local indigenous villages, uninhabited islands, fishing spots, local waterfalls, hiking trips, and remote beaches on Sumbawa.
We have a sea-doo jet ski and speed boat, surfboards, Kawasaki 150cc motor-cross bikes, and other motor bikes (all with removable surfboard racks), spearfishing and snorkeling gear, mountain bikes, fishing rods and equipment, kayaks.
Our shop provides basic everyday needs such as toiletries, snacks, sunblock, mosquito spray, surfboard wax plus many more items.
Free Wifi Internet
Whales & Waves is located in Kertasari area, on the west coast of Sumbawa. It is 2.5 hours drive from Airport Sumbawa Besar and 1 hour drive from Pototano Ferry Terminal. The nearest city is Taliwang which is 20 minutes drive and has ATMs, shops, flight ticket office and hospital.
How to get here
Option 1: Fly from Bali (Denpasar (DPS) for 50 minutes to Sumbawa Besar (SWQ), NOT BIMA! Choose Lion Air (which has one short stop in Lombok) or Trans Nusa (direct). We will provide an Airport shuttle for a cost of US$50, which will take approximately 2.5 hours.
Option 2: Fly to Lombok International Airport (LOP), taxi to Kayangan Port, ride the public ferry to West Sumbawa Pototano Port. For a cost of US$40 we provide the transfer to Whales & Waves, taking 1 hour.
(Please note that sometimes there can be issues with purchasing online domestic flight tickets using credit card. We recommend purchasing from a ticket office in Bali)
Option 3: For those who wish to rent their own car or motor bike and drive from Bali to Whales & Waves, it is possible. Drive to the port town of Padang Bai on the east coast of Bali, take the public ferry to Lembar in Lombok (4.5 hour crossing time), drive across Lombok to Kayangan Port (2 hours), then take the public ferry from Kayangan to Pototano Sumbawa (1.5 hour crossing time), drive from Pototano to Taliwang where you will turn off heading toward and through Kertasari. There you will find Whales & Waves which is also on Google maps. Allow 11-13 hours for this journey. You can sleep on some ferries.’
Tips For Travellers
- Ferries run approximately every hour. - Make sure you have your International Driver’s Licence and enough money to pay for crossings. - Simpati by Telomsel is the best cellular phone service provider for our area. - Hiking shoes will be of advantage to make the most of our wonderful surroundings. - Reef shoes are recommended for waterfall trips.
Imagine waking up in an idyllic setting, bird’s singing in the background and the clear blue ocean ahead with tropical breezes gently kissing against your skin. Whales & Waves is a place where one can feel truly inspired and bond with nature.
We offer our guests 3 types of accommodation:
* Standard Room
The standard room is a private air conditioned room, with its own ensuite with a semi-open roof. The room size is 14m2.
* Deluxe Room
The deluxe room is a private air conditioned, spacious rounded-shaped room, with its own ensuite with a semi-open roof. The room size is 18m2 and can fit extra bed on request.
* Private Villas
Three villas have two bedrooms (20m2), a spacious living room (40m2) equipped with a TV, fridge, and a large bathroom with a semi-open roof top.
- Standard Room : USD 60/night/single or double including breakfast and taxes
- Deluxe Room : USD 70/night/single or double including breakfast and taxes
- Private Villas: USD 320/night/single or double including breakfast and taxes
High and peak season apply from July 1-September 15 and December 1-January 15 with additional surcharge USD 25/night/room.
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