Reviewed 15 November 2015
Stayed mid to late October 2015 - first impressions when picked up from the airport was how simple and unspoiled the island was - just as we had hoped, the Resort was clean, well staffed and the surf was pumping. Quick bite of lunch then in to the water to wash off the jet lag.
The rooms are clean, well ventilated and comfortable. They are cleaned daily and fresh sheets make a huge difference in comfort level - even when you are so surfed out your asleep by the time your head hits the pillow. Toilet and shower are adequate.
The food is plentiful, healthy and varied. Kitchen and floor staff are great and always helpful.
Then the surf. We surfed everyday - usually 2 or 3 times each day - generally out the front (some of us did some boat trips that are also great - food and drinks packed for the day searching for waves, fish and snorkelling spots - too much fun). The Peak Pumps ! Just when you think the swell is dropping another pulse hits and its on again...and again...and again. So many waves in such a short amount of time - my jaw is still sore from smiling so much. Surf guides are helpful, friendly and do their best to get you into waves suitable for your standard. The Peak is a very user friendly wave and suited our group perfectly - even the one biggish day there was no carnage (couple of broken boards but no broken bodies).
So many great places to surf in the world - but Aura suited me perfectly - I will certainly be back as the Peak Pumps. Just hope it doesn't get to busy in the future.
Stayed October 2015, travelled with friends
Reviewed 10 August 2015
Did a mates trip there in April this year and had a great time. The wave out front when we were there was a fun playful mellow long right and a short fast barrelling left. Food was great, Walt and the staff were always smiling, ready to help and the amenities were all up to scratch. No dramas recommending it as a surf trip but as with any trip it's all dependant on mother nature and what conditions you get so good luck!
Stayed April 2015, travelled with friends
Reviewed 11 November 2014
In April this year I spent two weeks at Aura for the second time. Both trips with a group of mates and everyone said the same thing at the end of the trips. Best place ever. Most of us had done a few Indo boat trips in the past but Aura just ticks all the boxes. Accommodation is great, food was varied and excellent and plenty of it. The staff are fantastic, where nothing is a problem. The best thing about the place though is the peak out front. We had 8-10 days of continuous clean, 5-6ft waves, light wind and clear skies. Then odd rainy day glassing things off making every session memorable. The choice of alternate breaks nearby make it a fantastic place all round. Surf guides are all great guys and make sure everyone gets to surf the best waves available. Highly recommend it!!
Room Tip: All rooms have good access to beach and facilities.
Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
Wow was I blown away at the waves at Aura. I’ve never been on a trip where the only complaint is the peak out front is too perfect every day. We needed a break after 8 straight days of 6 foot perfection.
The camp is very relaxing, the food is good and the other waves are out there for the picking. We surfed a barreling right hander, wedging left sand bar point, a slabby right and another super fun peaky beach break.
I can’t wait to get back there. Thanks Andy and Crew.
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