PLAYGROUNDS Surf Resort,
Sumatra | Mentawai | Indonesia.
The Mentawai |
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
2360 USD per person
11 nights + Speedboat transfers from Padang and back
Situated exactly in the middle of the playgrounds area, the island has a total surface area of approximately 72 Hectare that is about one kilometer long and 500 meters wide.
The whole island is surrounded by a pristine white sand beach, half of it is covered with palm trees and the other half by a massive rain forest with trees over 30 meters high and great diversity of natural life.
The island is perfectly situated inside the Northern part of the Mentawais which enables us to get to all those perfect breaks in very little time, Kandui left in 5 minutes, hideaways in 3 minutes, Bank Vaults in 8 minutes. Aside from these waves, all the rest are in a maximum radius of 15 minutes from our island and they are all exposed to different winds and swell directions
We have Wireless WIFI Internet connection!!!
AC and FANS in all rooms
2 Large speedboats
MAXIMUM 10 people
The resort is situated in the north part of the island in front of the islands of Mainuk and Nyang Nyang.
It has three private bungalows of approximately 100 square meters to sleep four people very comfortably. Each bungalow has two roo s with two beds in each room. Large rooms and a lot of space are a main priority for us. In the middle and right on our breath taking beach we have the restaurant perfectly situated to enjoy the best sunsets you could imagine. On the right of the restaurant we built a tower to chill out up there. The whole resort is surrounded by beautiful gardens and at the very back right next to the billabong we have our main tower we store our fresh water.
The whole resort has been designed to offer a maximum comfort
Built on the beach this is the perfect location for everyone to meet right after the surf and enjoy our delicious meals watching the videos from the day and relaxing
All our recipes have been made by a professional Spanish cook that lives in Bali. We also have some other local Sumatran meals.
They both are very similar and they are located about 40 meters from the beach.
- They are made to have 4 people living in great comfort.
- They have an inside area of 80 square meters (900 square feet).
- About 30 square meters (350 square feet) of veranda overlooking the ocean.
- All furnished with high quality teak furniture.
- Each Bungalow has 2 Double bedrooms and a spacious living room and a bathroom.
- It is equipped with air conditioning and fans.
- MAXIMUM 10 surfers
There are more than 15 waves accessible to our resort. They range in diversity from small and easy to big and gnarly.The waves range from world class lefts and rights such as Kandui and Rifles to other mellower breaks like 4 Bobs or Beng Bengs for all levels of surfers. Depending on the winds and swell directions we drive on our speedboats looking for the best conditions. Every day is possible to find at least 3 feet offshore waves. The proximity of our resort to all these breaks and the short distance in between them makes it possible for us to explore several breaks in very little time.
The Mentawai Islands enjoys one of the most consistent swell to be found anywhere, thanks to its location facing the Indian Ocean with no bareer to stop the ground swells from the southern latitudes. The best season is the dry season, from late April to early November, when the big storms in the roaring forties, howling fifties and screaming sixties generate a huge swell that travels unimpeeded all the way to the shores of the tropical Mentawai.
There are over 70 islands in the Mentawai archipelago, stretching from south to north, many lined up perfectly to catch the swells from the Indian Ocean. Most famous surf spots are Riffles, Hideaways, Nipussi, burgerworld, Pitstops, Macaronis, Hollow Trees, Thunders, Rags Right, Bintang just to name but a few. A surfer’s paradise with the most perfect waves in the world, regardelss of your surf shkills and all in a pristine tropical environment.
All of these waves are within a 10 minute speedboat ride.
One of the best left handers in the world. Perfect on high tide, over 6 feet and with a slight off shore winds. Absolutely amazing from 8 to 12 feet, with its over 200 meters that turns into and endless huge barrel sections from beginning to end. Here you have all the chances to come out of the best and most intense barrel of your life.
It needs a considerable big west swell and south easterly winds.
Inside of the bay, about 300 meters down the line, there is another point that breaks when Kandui is over 6 feet, and even though is a little shorter, it can be almost as intense and perfect as its big brother. It is better on high tide, otherwise it can be too close to the reef. It also needs a west swell.
It is one of the most consistent lefts of the Mentawais. Located in front of the idyllic island of Pananggalat, makes this place a real pleasure just to be in the water. Normally it has two sections. A very consistent outside, breaking almost every day. It can be a lot of fun and this wave gets better as it gets bigger. Sometimes it can go all the way to the inside bowl, that offers a very fun barrel section, which works better on a big south swell at low tide.
A short but fun right hander. Perfect with northertly winds and mid tides. Good for all levels of surfers. Best from 3 to 6 feet. Can be dangerous on low tide getting very shallow on a sharp coral reef.
One of the longest and most perfect right handers in the world. When big south swells and northerly winds, it is definitely the wave to surf. More than 300 meters of pure perfection that can offer more than 4 barrel sections. An easy take off that puts you right in a perfect and endless wall where all you do is run and let its big barrel sections cover you up. Best at 5 to 8 feet, mid to high tide. It’s one of the reasons to visit the Mentawais, a real world class wave.
In the middle of the playground, this wave breaks left and right. Perfect for begginers. Good in all tides, usually breaks from 2 to 4 feet.
About 200 meters further from the Riffles take off zone, this powerful wave puts you straight from the take off into a very fun barrel section. Breaks at all tides in deep water. Perfect in a south swell and northerly.
Only 4 minutes from our resort there is the beautiful island of Mainuk with its impressive and powerful wave, Hideaways.
One of the best and most consistent lefts in the Mentawais. It breaks over one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the area. Can be dangerous but a perfect pipeline on low tide. At 6 feet to 8 feet and off shore it is unbelievably perfect. An easy take off puts you straight into a very powerful barrel section. Without doubt one of the best waves of the area.
In our island we have two waves with several points, very rarely surfed.
Very consistent but hard to surf because it is too fast and too shallow. Anywhere from 2 to 18 feet. From outside looks like pure perfection with northerly winds but in reality it is way too gnarly.
A wave with several options, depending on the day can be very fun with a few barrel sections. Has to be on high tide and south winds.
With all the breaks situated on the island of Nyang Nyang, the furthest one is approximately 15 minutes away on our speed boats.
An absolutely amazing right hander that breaks in deep water. It is the big wave of the area. Breaks in all tides but at low it can be unforgiving. Handles up to 15 feet. Great take off with a big barrel section at the end. A classic Hawaiian style deep water wave.
One of the best left handers in Mentawais. Perfect, round and powerful, it has it all. Under 5 feet, easy perfection with 2 nice barrel sections. When it is 6 feet and over it is just as perfect but it becomes very powerful and gnarly. Good at all tides but more hollow at low tide. Winds don’t affect this wave due to its unique location.
Close to E bay, about 2 minutes by speed boat, this playful left hander is perfect when the rest of the waves are small. From 3 to 6 feet, it is perfect for all levels of surfers. Quite often uncrowded and surrounded by natural beauty
One of the most photographed waves in the Mentawais for its perfect location, this wave has an easy take off that takes you to a short but very playful wall. The beach is one of the most spectacular in the area in terms of tropical scenery. Easy paddle from E bay. It s best at 3 to 5 feet, works on all tides.
Located on the northern part of the island of Sipora and only an hour away from Botik, this area offers incredible waves
On a west swell and southeasterly winds it can be one of the longest and most perfect lefts in Indonesia. More than 300 meters of perfect wall that makes this place a very sought after wave. It works on all tides.
It’s a very fun and consistent left hander that holds big swells and a good option when the swell is small. It is best at 6 feet, with long deep water walls of perfection.
It’s the big wave of the area. From 8 feet it is a very impressive take off and even though it is short, it can offer gigantic barrels. It is very close to Telescopes and a good option when the swell is small. Optimal at low tide.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
2360 USD per person
11 nights + Speedboat transfers from Padang and back
What is included on the trip:
- All transport from Padang airport to our Resort
- All meals and drinks at the resort except for alcoholic beverages.
- All day long speedboat rides to the different breaks with a maximum of 5 people so you can choose your area to surf.
- All transports back to Padang airport.
What is not included on the trip
- Travel insurance (This is very important).
- Airport taxes.
- Airfare to Padang.
DATES number of nightsCurrency Converter
24 March-3 April 10
3 April-14 april 11
14 April-25 April 11
25 April-6 may 11
6 May-17 may 11
17 May-28 May 11
28 May-8 June 11
8 June- 19 June 11
19 June- 30 June 11
30 June - 11 July 11
11 July -22 July 11
22 July-2 August 11
2 August- 13 August 11
14 August-25 August 11
25 August- 5 September 11
5 September 18 September 13
18 September 29 September 11
29 September- 10 October 11
10 October- 21 October 11
21 October- 1 November 11
2 November- 14 November 12
The Mentawai Islands are located approximately 100 miles across the Mentawai Strait, off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia's northernmost and largest island. Although the archipelago is formed by a chain of about 70 islands, there are four main islands, the largest one being Siberut. These are surrounded by numerous smaller islands, many lined up perfectly to catch the swells from the Indian Ocean. The Mentawai are lush, tropical islands cover by rain forests and home to one of the earth’s most fascinating and best-preserved indigenous cultures.The Climate
There are two main seasons in the Mentawai: the dry season, which runs from around February to October, and the wet season, which takes up November to January. While the wet season is certainly rainier, one will experience plenty of refreshing tropical showers in the dry season as well. Average air temperatures range between 72°F (22°C) to 90°F (32°C). Water temp runs a pretty constant 80°F (27°C). Wetsuits are never necessary, but tropical wax is always required!
All our packages include:
Meet and greet in Arrivals of Padang airport
We use Speedboat from Padang which takes 6 hours per way.
Padang Airport (PDG)
Daily flights to Jakarta, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (Garuda Airlines)
30-Day visitor visa issued on arrival (EU, US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens).
Arrival at Padang can be done differently if coming from another part of Indonesia, and which the best option would be flying from Jakarta. There are 4 or 5 companies that fly daily to Padang: When international arrivals, normally, you will arrive via Kuala Lumpur or Singapore We can always help you find the nest deals and connections to arrive to Padang. Your trip starts with us from the moment you arrive to Padang airport. From there on all you have to you is enjoy the trip of your life… After we pick you up at the airport and depending on your arrival time, we take you to the best hotel in town, where we book some rooms to relax and freshen up before the speedboat ride.
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