The food is excellent. Fresh and plentiful every day, you won’t go hungry. Breakfast is a selection of items from fresh fruit salads topped with grated coconut and roasted peanuts to Corn Flakes, or porridge/oats/mueslix with fresh papaya, banana and walnuts. You can also request eggs any way you like em, fried, poached, hard boiled or an omelette with cheese and veggies. If that doesn’t do it for you, we also make pancakes hot off the skillet cooked up with cold pressed coconut oil and topped with maple syrup. Fresh bread is baked daily. Lunch is served family style at mid day and is different everyday. Dinner is also served family style after sunset at 7 and is different everyday. Our menu is diverse and delicious.
What is there to do in Asu if there are no waves?
Hammocks – Chill out in one of our many hammocks strung up in the shade of the palm trees around the Asu Camp property. With a view of the wave from every hammock, a book, and a cold drink, what more could you need?
Yoga/Fitness Bungalow– Yoga, stretching, and fitness bungalow with exercise balls, yoga mats, dumbbells, barbells, weight machine, elliptical bike, spinning bike, bands, pull-up bar, and a variety of cross-training videos.
Snorkeling – The reefs around Asu boast a variety of coral, caves and crevices to be explored, and a multitude of reef fish and shell fish.
Tide pools – There is a tide pool just in front of the camp that is ideal for a mid afternoon cool down. We call it the aquarium, sit back and enjoy the sun in the cool, shallow waters of the tide pool while tiny little fish swim all around you. There are 3 pools, one cascading into the next, which one you enjoy depends on the height of the tide at the time.
The Beach – A 10 minute walk to the East shore of Asu and you arrive at the pristine white sand beach. Enjoy sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling up the reef to the north, or just a walk on the sand.
Walk around the island – You can walk all the way around Asu at a leisurely stroll in just 2.5 hours. Search for shells along the beach, look at the tide pools, stop in at Mama Silvi’s place for a cold soda, water or beer, and a jump in the ocean on her beautiful stretch of white sand beach.
Games – We have a Chess and Backgammon board that made from hand carved wood from Nias, 3 decks of cards, Jenga, Chinese checkers, and other distractions.
Bonfires – The beach in front of the camp is loaded with driftwood. Collect wood in the cool of the afternoon while enjoying sunset and pile it up for a big bonfire at night.
Stargazing – We have thin sleeping mattresses for taking down to the beach at night. On a clear night, lay down on the sand and gaze up at the majestic skies of the outer islands. Without artificial lights to disrupt the view, the stargazing is amazing.
Visit Hinako – There are 8 islands in the Hinako Islands chain off of Nias of which Asu is one. Visit the most populated and 2nd biggest of them and take a walk around to see how the locals live.
Music – We have an acoustic guitar, a drum, 2 berrimbaus, 2 tamborines, and various other percussive toys.