Located on the island of Nias in Sumatra, these two natural beauty spots are ideal places to explore and soak up the intense tropical beauty.
Also known as Sorake Beach, Pantai Sorake can be found in Botohilitano Village, while the horseshoe-shaped bay at Teluk Lagundri is a good place to stay as there are plenty of accommodation options as well as restaurants serving fresh seafood, traditional cuisine and popular tourist food.
Pantai Sorake is famous for being one of the best beaches for surfing in the world, second only to Hawaii. Naturally, there are plenty of surfers here, especially in the months of June and July. However, the atmosphere here is quite chilled out, making it a great spot for relaxing on the white sand and messing about in the water.
Those who like peace and quiet should try to visit during the week as it can become rather crowded on the weekend as a number of Indonesian families arrive to spend a day or two at the beach.
Access is from Sibolga, where there is an airport with regular flights from the airports at Jakarta (1 hour) and Medan. There are regular boats from Sibolga's port to the island of Nias (12 hours), where Pantai Sorake and Teluk Lagundri are located. It is also possible to take a connecting flight to Binaka Airport, which is located on the island of Nias.