Hotel Aman Gati
Deep in Hu'u Bay, where Native people once lived in harmony with nature, far enough from crowds for peace and relaxation, yet close enough for every convenience you'll find the Hotel Amangati.
Located directly in front of the renowned Lakey Peak and a short walk to Periscopes, the Hotel Amangati is the best choice where you can find the personal touch and specialty which enables you to say, This is a real paradise resort. The unique area produces world class waves and suitably ideal conditions for a variety of water sports such as surfing, kite surfing, wind surfing, kayaking, fishing, diving and snorkeling.
The gardens at the Hotel Amangati are an explosion of colour and life, a rampage of tropical greenery and blooming flowers. They community also caters for families, couples and wide range of water activities. The 24 Hour security ensures that you are protected around the clock.
For untold years the people of a tiny village in East Sumbawa have given scant regard to the perfect waves that have gone unridden in their backyard. Since this accommodation opened in 1990 the waves and the strange visitor who come to ride them have become the chief form of local entertainment. Lakey peak is a world class surfing destination attracting lots of surfers from all over the world. During the last 4 years, it's starting to attract kiteboarders too. The surf breaks on the reef table about 700m from the shore and the inner lagoon is good for flat water riding during high-int.
Surf All Year Round? - The peak swell period is from April to September, but late and early season October to March can offer perfect clean conditions with light winds. We can arrange overland transport for groups of 2 to 20.
This trip takes about 20 hours, with several ferry crossings. We have a number of restaurants along the way that have good clean amenities and delicious food. We can arrange flights from Bali with a 2.5 hour bemo ride from the airport.
There are 5 world class surfing waves among others situated in the same bay directly in front of the Hotel Amangati. The main wave "The Peak" has a left and a right hand take off.
Lakey Peak – An intense hollow right and left hand peak with the left generally being longer, the right can fire on the proper swell direction. A frame with a guaranteed back door for those with the balls to pull in. Best at 5-8 foot that holds all sizes and goes off at mid-tides, and the left can provide some deep barrels to surfed at low tides if the swell is big enough.
Lakey Pipe – Is on either side of The Peak a popular wave amongst the body boarders and Nomans which is suitable for the more extreme surfer.
The Beachy – only breaks in the lagoon with the big swells and is more suitable for the less experienced surfer.
Lakey Left – Across the channel from The Peak. With the right size swell and direction this normally sectiony wave can line up and provide deep, lined up barrels.
Lakey Right – A few hundred metres down the beach, this is a short bowling right-hander that breaks into a deep water dent in the reef. Some fun barrels, Holds only to about 8'.
Cobblestones – Is another popular wave within walking distance of the hotel.
Nungas – The big left across from Periscopes. Under 8' the wave breaks down into several sections of 50 metres or so, one or all may be surfable. But at 8' the sections start to connect offering rides of 200 metres or more, with flat spots, hot-dog walls, full-on barrels all thrown into one ride. Best take-off spot is determined on an hourly basis. Can handle a crowd and swells as big as they come.
Periscopes – A fun right-hander wave at the eastern end of a long reef that sticks way out into the bay, Periscopes can offer a high, tight barrel over a relatively safe reef platform and a clean exit into a channel. A short paddle out from the beach it is better at high tides with glassy or N (off shore) winds. The wave becomes blown out by dry season trades. Holds only to about 8' and is about a mile walk up the beach from Hotel Amangati.
Accommodation and Hotel Facilities
The Aman Gati Hotel has been delicately positioned amongst swaying coconut palms resting on the shores of white sand beaches, offering the adventurous surfer a clean, safe and friendly environment to enjoy the unique pace of life in Sumbawa.
The hotel is equipped with 40 rooms set in a mixture of modern and local architecture with a private terrace or balcony over looking an exotic tropical garden courtyard setting. The rooms are completed with an oversized bed, private bathroom with bath tub and hot and cold running water, 30 rooms are air conditioned and the rest with ceiling fans. The hotel also has a couple of Bungalows for couples wanting the extra privacy.
- Postal Service
- Taxi Service
- Gift Shop
- Pool table
- Table Tennis
The hotel facilities are:
- Beach Front Bar & Restaurant
- Telecommunication Services
- Swimming Pool
- Satellite TV channel
- Wide Parking area
- Laundry Service