Kitesurf Travel to Jeneponto

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Roadbook
by Charlotte Consorti

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Prices displayed

All prices are Net including service and taxes.

We charge in Rupiah (IDR) – Price displayed in USD are for information only (rate 1 USD = 16,000 IDR)

For groups or long stay, contact us directly to discuss commercial conditions

Formalities

Visa On Arrival (30 days – extension 30 days once)

  • VOA $35
  • Extension $35

Done at airport arrival or online eVOA

Available for 97 countries
The penalties for overstaying your visa will cost you $70 by day

Official immigration website: molina.imigrasi.go.id

 

Airport transfer

We are located in Mallasoro village at 80 km from Makassar. We can organize your transfers both ways by private cars.

Duration: 2h30min

Price (one way): $50

Travel from abroad

Being the capital of East-Indonesia, Makassar has its own international airport: Sultan Hasanuddin Airport (UPG). Be aware that some airlines booking platforms use Ujung Pandang as alternative name for Makassar.

If you come directly from abroad, you can:
either transit through Singapore or Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and get a direct flight to Makassar (around 3 hours flight).
or rally a big Indonesian hubs such as Jakarta or Bali, and then connect to Makassar (around 1h20 from Bali/Lombok and 2h from Jakarta)

If you are already visiting Indonesia, or live here:
you can connect Makassar from almost all Indonesian cities with an airport.

Travel from Bali

You are lucky there are plenty of flights!
Arlines: Lion Air, Batik Air, Sriwijaya Air, Citilink and Garuda Indonesia.

Flight duration: 1h20
Prices: starts around 1,000 IDR ($70)
Luggage policy in economy class is usually 20kg

Deposit & Cancellation

A 50% deposit of the accommodation amount booked is required to confirm your booking.

Cancellation fees apply on the deposit:
≥ 30 days = fully reimbursed
15 – 30 days = 50% reimbursed
< 15 days = no reimbursement

Payment
DEPOSIT can be done through Wise or classic bank transfer. CHECK-OUT bill can be settled by either cash, debit or credit card.
Cash & exchange
Indonesian currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) commonly named RUPIAH. There are ATM machines in airport and along the road. The ATM machines usually accept VISA and MASTERCARD. If you wish to convert cash, we can be your money changer, we practice a fair exchange rate. For cash advance, we practice 10% service fee.
Kitesurf rental conditions

For safety concerns, you can rent gear if you provide an IKO level 3, or you can prove capabilities on site.

Glimpse of IKO level 3 capabilities:

  • Riding and controlling speed by edging
  • Riding up-wind
  • Sliding transitions
  • Self-rescue and pack down
Insurances

We propose an insurance for damages of kitesurf gear only. In case you don’t subscribe it, you will bear the cost of gear damages, if any occurs.

Kite lessons supervised by instructor already include this insurance. 

Anyway, we ensure that our rental equipment is in excellent condition (regularly checked, maintained and renewed). We encourage you to point out beforehand any defect you may observe.

For injuries, we recommend you to check with your personal insurances.

Emergencies
We have first aids kit to treat basic injuries, and we have referent doctors in Jeneponto who can commute onsite. If needed, Makassar city benefits from premium hospital facilities such as SILOAM (Singaporean private hospital).
Vaccination
No mandatory vaccination, but it is strongly recommended to be updated with the DTP vaccination (diphtheria, tetanus and polio), including measles, rubella and mumps for kids. Tuberculosis is also advised. Please seek medical guidance before the trip and check with your national embassy any updated requirements.
Mosquitoes

Wind season occurs during the dry season with limited mosquitoes at dusk.
We recommend that you use mosquito repellents (local lotions are very good) if annoyed. Anyway, all bungalows are equipped with mosquito nets for beds.

Security
We have guards on site to look after your bungalows, but it is advised to leave your valuables in the safety box in your bedroom.
Night life
You will be the one making it !
Wifi
Yes we have free wifi at the reception and in the common areas. It is Indonesia: no optical fiber yet, coconut fiber only
Drinking water
Like in any tropical country, refrain yourself from drinking water from the tap. You have one bottle of water (per guest) refueled every day in your bungalow.
Power
We don’t provide plug adapters. So don’t forget yours! All bungalows are equipped with power sockets type C, E, F.
Children friendly
Need somebody to take care of your children ? Let us know in advance, and we can find reliable nanny so you can kite freely. Anyway, our resort is right on the shore, so your family will never be far from you.
Bathroom & personal care
We provide soap and bathroom towels Water is pumped from our own drilling. We have pressure and hot water.
Grocery
For simple need, there are some “toko” (small shops) in the village. If you have a special request, let us know since we regularly go to Makassar or Jeneponto for refuel.
Guests capacity

BATIKITE can accommodate up to 34 people:

  • 3 x GAJAH (Premium – 6 guests)
  • 8 x PENYU (Deluxe – 16 guests)
  • 1 x MONYET (Dormitory – 12 guests)

SALMIRA can accommodate up to 12 people

  • 2 x CAMAR (4 guests)
  • 2x BANGAU (4 guests)
  • 2x WALET (4 guests)

Estimation above doesn’t consider additional beds. 

Pricing in local currency (IDR)

All prices are Net including service and taxes.

We charge in Rupiah (IDR) – Price displayed are for information only ( 1 USD = 16,000 IDR)

BUNGALOWS

BATIKITE Resort

  • GAJAH (Premium) = IDR 2,000,000
  • PENYU (Deluxe) = IDR 1,500,000
  • MONYET (Dormitory) = IDR 560, 000

SALMIRA Resort

  • CAMAR = IDR 1,000,000
  • BANGAU = IDR 640,000
  • WALET= IDR 1,000,000
TRANSFER

Airport transfer 1-way = IDR 800,000

KITESURF RENTAL

Complete set

  • 1/2 day = IDR 800,000
  • 1 day = IDR 1,280,000
  • 1 week = IDR 5,600,000
  • 2 weeks = IDR 8,400,000

Kite only

  • 1/2 day = IDR 640,000
  • 1 day = IDR 960,000
  • 1 week = IDR 4,000,000
  • 2 weeks = IDR 6,000,000

Board only

  • 1/2 day = IDR 240,000
  • 1 day = IDR 320,000
  • 1 week = IDR  1,600,000
  • 2 weeks = IDR 2,400,000

Harness

  • 1/2 day = IDR 112,000
  • 1 day = IDR 160,000
  • 1 week = IDR 800,000
  • 2 weeks = IDR 1,280,000
This is a staging environment