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Nestled amongst the palm trees on Pitojat Island, Togat Nusa Retreat truly is a magical place. A private, tropical island sanctuary perfect for those looking to escape, relax & unwind. Its location in the surf rich Mentawai Islands chain offers an abundance of waves, especially lefts! A small resort, catering for only 8 guests at a time, the focus is on service and friendly vibes.


Pricing per person

From US$ 225 p/person/night
See below for more details

Includes:

* Private island
* 4 private ensuite bungalows
* 2 guests per bungalow
* 8 people per trip max
* Overlooks a very consistent left    hander - Scarecrows
* Yoga and Meditation Classes
* Daily speedboat to the surf
* Water, coffee, tea, smoothies &    coconuts
* Fishing, Swimming & Snorkeling
* Return transfers to Togat Nusa    using the Koraibi
* All taxis in Padang
* Internet


Also available but not included

* Alcohol & soft drinks

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Pricing
 
Specials



 

The groups discount of 1000 USD *still applies* on groups of 6-8 guests.

Children under 4 -FREE except for transport costs
In Detail
 
Location
 


Part of the Mentawai Island chain, Pitojat lies off the North Western corner of Sipora Island, approximately 80 kms off the West coast of mainland Sumatra, Indonesia.

Ringed by beautiful white sand beach, the 12 hectare island can be circumnavigated in just half an hour.

Looking out over a turquoise lagoon at the front of the island, Scarecrows, a long left hand wave peels around the fringing coral reef. The other end of the Island drops off quickly into a deep enchanting channel and offers impressive views to the south of the palm fringed mainland and waves breaking on distant reef passes.

 
Your package & Accommodation
 


In 2014 we have adopted 10 day or 11 day trip schedule. The main advantage of visiting our retreat is our limited occupancy while our standard trip is all inclusive and includes your accommodation, food,  and transport to the waves and activities around our island.

Includes:

* Your own private island
* Private double bungalow with ensuite (max 8 guests)
* 10 days or 11 days stay at Togat Nusa Retreat depending on your trip.
* Great waves - it overlooks a very consistent left hander - Scarecrows
* Taxis in Padang (airport and hotels)
* Return transfers to Togat Nusa using the Koraibi (see below)
* Daily speedboat transport to optimal surf breaks.
* All meals and food including most snacks
* 1 Bottled Water / Trip (refillable in restaurant)
* Coffee/tea, smoothies and coconuts
* Fishing, Swimming & Snorkeling
* Yoga and Meditation Classes
* Take a local sanpan/canoe for a paddle
* Visit a local village, attend church on Sundays

Four traditionally inspired Bungalows, each uniquely designed and built in the same style as the main building, using recycled timbers and driftwood. Each bungalow is setup to accommodate 2 (unless already organized) people , for a total of 8 guests on the island at any one time. All have private bathrooms with running hot water. The funky interior design incorporates hand built custom furniture and antique lighting and fixtures left over from Dutch fishing vessels. Each bungalowalso has fans to help stay cool.

Not included:

* $25 VISA fee on your arrival
* $10 departure tax
* $4/day Mentawai Government Tax.
* Bottled Water - Soft Drinks, Juices
* Wireless Internet is available in the Bar/restaurant area for guests to email, skype and check surf
   reports. The price is RP. 700,000 for unlimited access, for those with their own computer,    otherwise RP. 50,000/half hr, to use the house computer.
* Hard Alcohol / Mixed Drinks / Beer.
* Mentawai Souvenirs
* Tips for the staff (This is entirely up to you. Tipping is not mandatory but appreciated!)

 
Food & Drink
 
With an emphasis on locally sourced fresh meats, fish, fruit and vegetables as well as home baked breads and pastries, our experienced Indonesian chef combines traditional and western recipes to create the most delicious meals. Breakfast for early birds there is fruit , yogurt and home made granola, coffee and tea.

You can order what you like, Omelettes, pancakes, French toast with home made bread, Bacon and eggs.

Lunches and Dinners are served buffet style pizza, burritos, pasta, curries, some Indonesian dishes, ren dang, lumpias, soto ayam, fresh fish,roast chicken, fresh salads.

Home made cakes ,donuts and fresh fruits for dessert.

You will be given a large aqua bottle you can refill in the restaurant .

Food allergies and special dietry requirements are not a problem but should be specified before yours arrival to ensure we are prepared. Please also inform us of any birthdays or special occasions during your stay so we can help to make them extra special.

 
The Bar
 
The Bar was the first building on the island and is essentially the hub for all island activity. Situated at the front of the Island, with a panoramic view of the waves reeling off at Scarecrows, this is where guests will gather for meals, to enjoy a drink, or simply to put their feet up, listen to some tunes and watch the surf!

Our Bar stocks a variety of beers and spirits as well makes cocktails and fresh fruit smoothies, its NW facing aspect makes it the ideal place to grab a cold beverage and watch the sun set on another perfect day in paradise.

 
Boats & surf guide
 


A traditional dug out canoe, powered by two 40 horsepower Yamaha engines will transfer you safely to and from the surf at speeds of up to 20 knots. Built locally, this style of boat is designed for travel in local waters and, whilst the ride can sometimes be a little wet, the length and shape of the hull helps it too cut efficiently through the surf for a smoother ride than a western style speedboat.

Our drivers are experienced boatmen, growing up in the islands and around boats all their lives, it is impressive to watch the way they maneuver these big logs around . As well as carrying all the required safety gear, the boat has a cooler with cool drinks. It has a large roof and padded seats with backrests, ensuring guests are comfortable and protected from the sun during travel and when sitting in the boat shooting photos or taking breaks between sessions.

Daily transport to optimal surf breaks are included.

 
Return transfers
 


The dates you see below are trip dates, guests need to arrive in Padang the day before their trip date, as the speedboat leaves very early in the morning the first day of their trip. A hotel or homestay can be arranged within your budget. A departure flight on the last day of your trip after 6pm from Padang is an option.

Departure is 7am from Padang morning of the trip. Hotel or homestay accommodation will be organized,  guests are responsible for payment. Around $50 for hotel, $35 for homestay. Transport fee includes pick up and drop off from airports to hotel, and then on to speed boat.

Upon your arrival , in Padang you will be met at the airport by a Togat Nusa Retreat representative, {transport around Padang is all included in your transport fee} who will escort you to your hotel , we will book your hotel for you , but guests are responsible for the cost.

You will be picked up in the morning , please have breakfast at your hotel before leaving for your 7am departure. Brunch is provided en route to Togat Nusa Retreat.

In 2014 we will be utilizing the services of KM Koraibi, Mentawai Charter Boats.

Built in 2011, Koraibi was designed specifically for transporting guests, luggage and cargo from Padang - Mentawai. 15m (49ft.) long and 3.2m wide, Koraibi has the following facilities:

- Seating for 20 guests in air-conditioned cabin.
- Alternatively 8 berths for sleeping.
- WC/Shower
- Galley with twin electric stove and refrigerator.
- 2 x TV/DVD with surround sound stereo.
- 25 knots cruising and 33 knots top speed.
- GPS, Depth Sounder, radar, VHF, satellite telephone, fishing equipment, underwater lights and a full array of safety and recreational gear.

(The price is $400 pp and is already built into the package price)


  Yoga & meditation   Yoga and meditaion is on offer anytime the guests coordinate with the yoga teacher.


  Availability  

2014 Schedule

Our trips are 10 or 11 day packages:

10 nights/11 days= 2,900 USD
11 nights /12 days= 3,150 USD

April
3rd-13th - 10 nights/11 days= 2,900 USD - 6 spots available
13th-23rd - 10 nights/11 days= 2,900 USD
23rd- 3rd May - 10 nights/11 days= 2,900 USD

May
3rd-14th BOOKED
14th-25th - 11 nights /12 days= 3,150 USD
25th- 4th June - 10 nights/11 days= 2,900 USD

June
4th-15th = 6 spots available
15th-25th - 11 nights /12 days= 3,150 USD
25th- July 7th = 4 spots available - 12 nights /13 days= USD

July
7th-17th = 5 spots available - 10 nights/11 days= 2,900 USD
17th-26th BOOKED
26th-August 6th BOOKED

August
6th-17th = 4 spots available - 11 nights /12 days= 3,150 USD
17th-27th - 10 nights/11 days= 2,900 USD
27th-September 7th - 10 nights/11 days= 2,900 USD

September
7th-17th - 10 nights/11 days= 2,900 USD
17th-28th - 11 nights /12 days= 3,150 USD
28th-October 8th - 10 nights/11 days= 2,900 USD

October
8th-19th - 11 nights /12 days= 3,150 USD
19th-29th - 10 nights/11 days= 2,900 USD

We close our season October 29th and will open again April 2015

 
Booking
 


Once we have confirmed your dates and received your event invitation form we require a
$500 per person deposit to secure your booking.

You can pay by bank transfer (please e-mail for bank information).

Final payment 90 days prior to arrival.

Deposits are non-refundable but may be used towards a future trip. (Must be used within two years from date of receipt)

Any form of payment constitutes acceptance of the Terms and Conditions stated on this site.

All guests are responsible for paying a $4/day Mentawai Tax.
A $25 US administration fee will apply to each change after a booking has been confirmed.
Changes cannot necessarily be accommodated in all cases.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation of a trip must be made within 90 days of your departure date. There are no refunds or partial refunds given for early departures from a designated charter, poor surf, or inclement weather. In addition, there are no refunds given for reasons pertaining to unstable global, national, or local political situation that does not directly pose a threat to the safe operations of our trip

 
 



  Waves Descriptions
See Gallery for pics
 

The Mentawai Islands are world renowned by surfers, not only for the quality of waves on offer here, but also for its consistency as a surf zone.

Surfeable year round, it is the southern hemisphere winter, from April through to October that sees the peak of the season, as storm activity in the southern Indian Ocean pushes swell after swell up towards the Island chain.

Situated on Pitojat Island, off the northern end of Sipora Island, guests to Togat Nusa Retreat have access to a number of quality breaks, all within a short boat ride of the Island...

We have compiled a brief glimpse of five well-known surf spots near Togat Nusa Retreat with many more secrets around us!

Icelands

icelands

Rarely a day goes by when there isn't some form of surfeable wave at this swell magnet An average day at icelands will see a steepish takeoff, followed by a shorter ride with opportunity for a couple of turns and the occasional barrel.
However, it is once a big W-SW swell hits that Icelands truly starts to show itself, transforming from a small swell go to spot into somewhat of a beast. A powerful left, the takeoff is steep, as the wave jacks quickly out of deep water throwing out a heaving barrel, for anyone who has what it takes..... (maybe a bigger board?) to paddle over the lip and into it!


Scarecrows

scarecrows

Your New Frontyard - A long lefthander wraps around the front of the Island for rides of up to 200 yards. Picking up most available swell and surfeable on any tide, and at any size, Scarecrows is one of the most consistent breaks in the Mentawais. A wave of many moods depending on swell size and direction, the length of the wave ensures a little of everything is on offer. On a good day out front a surfer will find, open faces perfect for carving, long racing walls and multiple barrel sections...sometimes all on the one wave! A fun wave, suitable to surfers of all abilities and skill levels. The reef here is deep by Mentawai standards, though the inside "Curry Bowl" section can get shallow and challenging at low tide, rewarding those who commit with a more intense barrel!

Telescopes

telescopes

When its on this long lefthander would have to rank up there with as fun of a wave to be found anywhere. Requiring a more specific swell direction, Teles is not as consistent as some of our other spots but, once the swell direction is good and lines start wrapping around into the bay at Mapadegat, it really is a sight to be seen. Long rides of over 200 meters are possible, as predictable section after section offer ample opportunities to whack, hack and pull in! Considering the quality of wave, Teles is quite forgiving, the reef here is relatively deep, though the wave should definitely not be taken too lightly. Big swells see large sets breaking further up the reef as barrels reel quickly down the line and into the regular takeoff zone, slowing down briefly before walling up and concentrating again on the inside tube section.

Ombak Tidur

ombak tidur

A right hander which breaks over a shallow and very live reef, is best surfed on a high tide. Those who aren't lured too far up the reef by an enticing, yet unmakeable section, can negotiate a steep takeoff straight into a barrel before coming through to the next section and chance for a couple of turns as the wave fattens out into the channel

Seven Palms

7 palms

Good option for some fun on small days Only a short ride from Togat Nusa, Seven Palms peels off along the reef in front of a scenic limestone coved beach. The wave tends to close out when the swell gets too big so is generally saved for a bit of a change on those smaller days. It is a fun, rippable wave capable of throwing out the odd barrel. Suitable to surfers of any skill level, those looking for more of a challenge can push themselves further up the reef to a sometimes makable faster barrel section.

 
Testimonials
 


Shala Kelaka

Beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear tropical ocean, great food, friendly staff, and a comfortable artistic accommodations make Togat Nusa Retreat Heaven on earth! A truly relaxing and inspiring sanctuary with amazing surroundings!

Jennifer Cogswell
The snorkeling around Togat Nusa is beautiful, on one trip I saw a school of 6 spotted eagle rays! Afterwards I got to lounge on my own white sand beach and watch the sunset. Then it was time for a dinner of gormet island cuisine at the beachside restaurant. Thank you Togat Nusa for an amazing time!

Yuko Suzuki
I had my 31st birthday at Togat Nusa Retreat.
"Crazy hat party"
Every body created own hat from things only found on the beach.
Daaaaamn, it was sooo fun.
Memories were made that will stay with me the rest of my life.
I only wish i could still be in "Toga Nusa Retreat"
Thank you and Love you guys...

Belinda Baggs
Over the past year I was lucky enough to clock up some serious hours on the spectacular island of john and ainsley's. Waking up in the serene jungle setting, birds singing up the sun. Breakfast overlooking a perfect left, and rushing out to find myself out there alone wave after wave for hours on end! ahhhh, barrels and surfing till u cant surf no more!!! then when your arms turn to jelly snorkeling over the most breath-taking underwater garden of corals and tropical fish..... watching the sunset during a relaxing walk/ shell collecting around the island.... the perfect life and perfect holiday! John and ainz and all the wonderful mentawaii people thankyou for sharing your amazing world!

David
Paradise found!!
I ventured to TNR last year not really knowing what to expect, and what I found is my idea of paradise. A remote tropical island, fringed with the most perfectly clear water I've ever seen - which happens to pop up all around the island as the most perfect surf. With way more staff than guests, the hospitality, the service, the food - it was all outstanding and made us feel like we were at home - albeit, the home you would dream about!! Where the hardest decision you need to make is surf, sleep, play or eat.... We scored perfect waves, met new friends, and most of all found paradise... See you guys next season...

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telos
Guests
Internet
Satellite TV
Air Con
Ensuite
Pool Table
Rating
telo
 The Mentawai Islands  
Macaronis
12+
mentawais
surf resort islands
krui
   
5/5
Indo's BEST RESORT & WAVE!? telo
Lances Left
12
waves
sumatera resort indonesia
surfcamp
   
4/5
Perfect LEFT & a
Perfect RIGHT!
lefthander
Togat Nusa
8
mentawais
indoensia telosurf mentawi
telo islands
   
5/5
A private, tropical island sanctuary with lots of LEFTS! togat nusa retreat
Aloita Resort
12+
mentawais
surf resort mentawi
sumatra
   
5/5
10+ WAVES &
ideal for the family
islands
Aloita Resort
12
Mentawai Surf Camp
indoensia telosurf surfingc camp
telo islands
   
4/5
15+ WAVES on
your doortstep!
surf resort
Guests
Internet
Satellite TV
Air Con
Ensuite
Pool Table
Rating
telo
North Sumatra  
12
mentawais
sumatra
surf resort
   
5/5
The ULTIMATE destination!?
asu surf camp
14
Asu
sumatra surf Asu
surf resort
    
4/5
Shhhhh - its very
UNCROWDED!
Guests
Internet
Satellite TV
Air Con
Ensuite
Pool Table
Rating
telo
Krui, South Sumatra  
ujung bocur
8
beach club
Internet krui
pool table
     
5/5
QUALITY surf camp
& overlooking the areas main wave!
south
sumatra
12
beach club
krui
mandiri Beach
     
3/5
AFFORDABLE & right on the beach! south
ombak indah
12+
   
4/5
Overlooks the main wave in the area
damai bungalows
12
beach club
     
4/5
QUALITY surf camp
& great location
12
beach club
krui surf Krui Surf Camp
   
2/5
CHEAP and ideally located in the area
 Camp Overview
krui camp
Aura Resort
Ujung Bocur Bungalows – New 2014. Great value for money. All mod cons including FREE Wifi! Each bungalow has a private bathroom. Overlooks the areas best and most consistant wave Ujung Bocur. Full date flexibility.
Mandiri Beach Club – Revamped in 2014! Great value for money & the only camp with a beach break out the front. All mod cons (including pool table & poker table!) Only a stones throw from the super consistant beach break of Mandiri. 10, 20 or 30 day packages.
Ombak Indah - Longest standing camp in the area. Ideally located right in front of the main wave Ujung Bocur. A lovely and extremely comfortable camp. Their focus is on customer service, great food as well as a friendly atmosphere. Only Packages.
Damai Bungalows– Also ideally located right in front of Ujung Bocur. Extremely comfortable “Bali Style” accommodation, all mod cons. Great value and great service. Damai is probably the most popular of the camps in South Sumatra
Krui Surf Camp– Located in front of "The Peak" just a few km's away from the town of Krui. Certainly no frills, but also comfortable. This is the areas longest running losman. Guests will benefit from it's prime location, quality waves & it's welcoming hosts.
Mentawais Surf Camp - New 2010. The perfect Mentawai retreat. Maximum 8 people. 4 twin rooms.
3 of them ensuite. All mod cons (TV / Internet). Situated in the Playgrounds / Nyang Nyang area. Only 5-30 mins from 15 world class waves.
Aloita Surf, Dive & Spa - The most luxurious resort available in the islands. Perfect for surfers, divers and honeymooners! A/C as standard. All mod cons (Sat’ TV / Internet / Bar / Restaurant).
Only 5-45 mins from 20 world class waves.
Macaronis Resort - Re-opened on 2012, the camp is now setting new standards for what a surf camp can be! All mod cons as standard, including a swimming pool, this resort overlooks the bay towards Macaronis, the "best wave on the planet?"
Lances Left Resort - This newly built camp is the only camp in Kingfisher Bay, the home of Lances Left. Our guests will often surf alone at one of the areas most famed and consitent waves. Lances right is just a mere 15 minute boat ride away too!
Togat Nusa Retreat - A private, tropical island sanctuary perfect for those looking to escape, relax & unwind. Offering an abundance of waves, especially lefts! A small resort, catering for only 8 guests at a time, the focus is on service and friendly vibes.!
Telo Island Surfing Village - The ultimate option for those wanting to benefit from its remote & wave rich location. Not quite so "on the map" as the Mentawais, what it can sometimes lack in swell, it makes up in every other aspect!
Aura Surf Resort - Situated directly in front of a world class A-Frame wave with over a dozen other waves within the vacinity. The camp offers a decent standard of accommodation with all the amenities you need including phone reception & internet.
 Suitable For
 * Intermediate-Advanced
 * Limited budget
 * Couples
 Suitable For
 * Intermediate-Advanced
 * Limited budget
 * 10 day trips
 Suitable For
 * Intermediate-Advanced
 * Mid range budget
 * Longer trips
 Suitable For
 * Intermediate-Advanced
 * Limited budget
 * Flexible dates

 Suitable For
 * Intermediate-Advanced
 * Limited budget
 * Flexible dates
 Suitable For
 * Intermediate-Advanced
 * No fixed budget
 * Small groups

 Suitable For
 * Intermediate-Advanced
 * No fixed budget
 * Couples
 Suitable For
 * Beginner-Advanced
 * No fixed budget
 * Flexible dates
 Suitable For
 * Intermediate-Advanced
 * No fixed budget
 * Small Groups
 Suitable For
 * Intermediate-Advanced
 * No fixed budget
 * Yoga & meditation
 Suitable For
 * Intermediate-Advanced
 * No fixed budget
 * Small Groups
  Suitable For
 * Intermediate-Advanced
 * Medium budget
 * Small Groups
 
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