Krui and Tanjung Setia are located in the West Coast Regency of Sumatra. It is a large agricultural area that stretches 150km along the South West Sumatran coast from Rata Agung in the north to Way Haru in the south. Tourism is not a primary industry yet and, as such, only small pockets have been developed at Tanjung Setia beach, Mandiri beach and Krui. Tourism in these areas was previously aimed at the international surfing market but since 2017 and successful campaigns by the local government tourism is now dominated by Indonesian tourists.
Krui is the largest town in the area and the capital of Pesisir Barat regency. It is a port town with many small stores, a large central market and an Immigration Office. There are a number of classic tropical beaches close by including Labuhan Jukung which is home to the well known surf break Krui Left.
Tanjung Setia is a small town on the W Trans-Sumatran Hwy ( Jalan Lintas Barat ) located 30 min south of Krui. It has a few small stores, Alfamart (Indonesia's equivilent to a 7/11), and local market up the road in Sumur Jaya on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Tanjung Setia is best known for it's beach and surf break Ujung Bocur / Karang Nyimbur.
Biha is a small town south of the entrance to Tanjung Setia beach. It has an Indomaret, pharmacy (apotek), medical clinic, police station, doctors, scooter mechanic, electrical appliance store, barber, tailor, a few clothes shops and small warungs.
In this part of the world there are no defined tourist maps to follow, no schedules to keep or postcards to buy and send home. The day often closes with a strange feeling that an uncharted exploration has occurred and that somewhere along the way you've somehow lost track of the date.