Step 1: Make a Booking
Go to our bookings page by clicking the button below. Choose your room, check-in date, check-out date and reserve your room with a down payment.
Step 2: Flights
Now you are ready to book your flights. We recommend doing this as far out as possible to ensure availability and the best price. There are many different options when flying to Nias from an international destination. Here is the key information you need to know.
Final destination- You ultimately want to arrive at the airport in Nias which is called Binaka. The initials for the airport are GNS (short for Gunung Sitoli the city closest to the airport in Nias).
Domestic flights- You can fly to Nias from three different domestic locations:
- Medan (Kualanamu airport-KNO)
- Padang Minangkabau airport (PDG)
- Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta airport-CJK)
The most preferable is Medan but Padang is fine too. Jakarta makes a direct flight to Nias but only a few times a week.
International flights– There are many different options when flying internationally. The closest international airports to Nias are cities like Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Bali.
Step 3: Vaccinations/Insurance (optional)
Although vaccinations and travelers insurance is not mandatory, we always encourage our guests to check with the Center for Disease Control for the latest recommendations for our area. Staying current with your hepatitis B and tetanus shots is always a good idea. Travel insurance is pretty cheap and worth the peace of mind it brings.
Step 4: Pack your bags
The last step is to pack your bags so that you have all the gear necessary for the adventure ahead. Nias is a remote location and does not offer some of the supplies and/or equipment you may need to enjoy your trip. So make sure you have packed everything you need. See our checklist for some suggestions of things to pack.
Now you are ready for that epic trip you have been dreaming of. The planning is done and the adventure awaits you!
Consult your doctor if you have any concern about whether you are healthy enough to travel.