IstanaOmbak Eco Resort, the name says it all, translated it means ‘Wave Palace’.
Set on 4000 square metres of absolute beachfront in the middle of a bay in south east Java, with two barrelling waves on either side, IstanaOmbak Eco Resort creates the perfect surfers dream. There is the left on the left of the bay, and the right on the right-hand side and a channel in the centre. There are another half dozen breaks within one hours drive for guests to enjoy different types of waves for different abilities. You can access some of the nearby waves from even just walking, although it will be hard to leave the ‘Wave Palace’ directly out the front.
The bay faces south and catches all types of swell, and the left and the right work at a multitude of tides and wave heights.
The left breaks on a shallow shelf, from deep waters beyond. Combined with different swells and tides this makes the wave have many different appearances. From hollow and heavy barrels you’ll never forget when overhead in big swells, to smaller and rippable yet powerful fun waves under five foot.
The right is generally barreling on all tides. Take off and pull in, and if the swell is coming from the west, stay in there for a while and then rip up the end section on higher tides. If its big and low tide, your facing a serious barrel for experienced surfers. When the swell is smaller, and the tide is much higher, surfers of all levels can enjoy the waves.
There are many opportunities for those wishing to do a little more than surfing. Fishing and spearfishing is great in the area, as is snorkeling. You may take out a canoe, enjoy a motor bike trip, go on a bat island cruise, explore the under ground cave walk, or simply relax and have a massage.
The accommodation is built from materials all sourced locally, and provides income and economic,sustainable benefits to the nearby community. There was no expense spared during construction to ensure that you are nice and comfortable enjoying western style facilities. There are many options available, include those with private solutions.