The Mentawai Islands are a chain of more then seventy islands and islets on the Indian Ocean located approximately 150 km from the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The strait that separates them from Sumatra is the Mentawai Strait.
Siberut (4.030 km ²) is the largest island. The other major islands are Sipura, North Pagai (Pagai Utara) and South Pagai (Pagai Selatan) and the indigenous inhabitants of the islands are known as the people of the Mentawais. The Mentawai Islands have become a major surfing destination in the world during the last decade.
Your trip begins around 07:00am on the 1st day marked on your trip schedule. Upon arrival at the city of Padang (Sumatra) on the day before the scheduled departure date of your trip and spend one night in the city of Padang. At the airport one of our representatives will meet you and take you to the hotel where you will spend the night.
The next day dawn, around 6:00am, our representative will pick you up to take you to the Mentawai fast boat which will make your journey from the city of Padang to the Resort. It’s around a 3-7 hrs trip depending on weather conditions. On your return, you should usually arrive in Padang around 18:30 hrs on the last day marked on your schedule. You must book your ticket out of Padang for after 21:00 hrs. Sometimes you will need to spend the night at Padang and take your fly on the next day.
People with CONNECTING INTERNATIONAL flights should pay EXTRA ATTENTION to the schedule and dates of the flights; If you are flying from Jakarta we recommend booking the international flight for the next day or after 23hrs on the day of your return. * We have organized our schedule in order to allow our guests to surf on the first and last day of their trip. This is another advantage we offer to our guests in order to make the most of their trip
USD 300 with surf bag / USD250 without
Our transfer service includes all transportation from the airport to the resort and the way back. We use the modern Mentawai fast boat. Due to its design that allowing it to navigate safely in extreme winds and stormy conditions, this long boat is safer and more stable than the big speedboats as it can navigate in all weather conditions. This way we will have a much greater chance of a guaranteed departure on the scheduled dates avoiding delays and inconveniences due to bad weather.
The departures from Padang to the resort are always early in the morning around 07:00 am of the first day marked on the schedule allowing our guests to arrive at the resort around 03:00 pm, in time to get settled, have a healthy and energetic meal and go for their first surf session on the islands. The return from the Resort to Padang is organized late in the morning of the last day marked on the schedule allowing one last surf session early in the morning before getting back to mainland Sumatra. The arrival in Padang occurs around 6:30 pm.
*PLEASE NOTE: All guests are required to stay overnight in the city of Padang the first scheduled day of their trip and book the plane ticket to leave Padang after 21hrs on the last day of their trip. The Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais will do everything in our power to ensure that you are able to travel on the scheduled time but we reserve the right not to be held responsible for any unanticipated delays during the process of transfer to the resort or cancellation of the departure due to bad weather. Thanks for your understanding!