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DRIFTWOOD MENTAWAI

On your doorstep

"Driftwood Mentawai is perfectly located just a short stroll from E-bay (pictured) as well as Pitstops (a rippable right)"

DRIFTWOOD MENTAWAI

The perfect location

"The camp also boasts a yoga platforn (pictured) that overlooks "E-bay". Its also located in the heart of the playgrounds surf zone with more than 20 waves on offer"

Driftwood Mentawai

Price

From pp

USD 105

Resort Guide

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Overview

About


driftwood mentawai

Camp Size: Max 12 guests
Accommodation: 3 Bedroom Guest House & Glamping tents
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Daily boat rides included
Located in front of surf break: Yes, E-bay
Destination: Mentawai Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Budget: 3/5
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: Yes - in Padang
Yoga: Yes (on prior request)
Ideal for: Budget travellers, groups, couples & families

mentawai islands
The view from the Yoga Platform which directly overlooks E-Bay, one of the Mentawais premier left hander's

Driftwood Mentawai is located on Nyang Nyang island (aka Pulau Masokut) in the heart of the Playgrounds surf zone.

E-bay is the closest of the waves and is just steps away from the camp. Its considered one of the best left hander's in Indonesia. Pitstops (a very fun right hander) is only a 5 minute walk around the next bay. A little further away is Nipussi (right), Beng bengs (left) and Bank Vaults (right) that are all reachable within 5-10 mins by boat. They're also walkable (30-50 mins each way) for those wanting ultimate flexibility. And whats more is that guests have access to all the regions 20 or so waves thanks to Driftwood's 2 speedboats that are included in each package.

Guests can choose to travel to the camp from Padang 3 days a week with trips starting & ending in Padang every Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.

mentawai islands surf camp
Driftwood main house, exterior/interior

mentawai surf camp
Not only is the surf camp ideally located for waves, its also one of the most idyllic spots you'll ever visit (view from high above the camp)

Accommodation

accommodation
Double room

Catering up to 12 guests, Driftwood offers both private rooms as well as "Glamping" tents for those looking for a totally unique experience.

The main building, built in traditional Mentawaian fashion using beautiful hardwoods and authentic design, is the hub of the camp and this is where 3 private bedrooms are located. 

2 of the bedrooms have twin beds and the other room has a private double bed, ideal for couples (or father & sons, who are willing to share a bed). Each room is equipped with fans, mosquito nets and electric plugs. All linens, towels, soap and toilet paper are provided. All rooms have a shared bathroom.

New for the 2020 season, Driftwood's glamping tents have amazing ocean views & come with either double or twin beds.

Max 12 guests - 2 guests per room (or tent)

2 x twin rooms 
1 x double room (ideal for couples, but also possible for "father & son" to share) 
3 x "glamping" tents 

Note: Single guests are expected to share their room although private use can be negotiated.

Nightly inclusions:

-  Accommodation
-  3 daily meals, snacks
-  Daily boat rides to the surf
-  All linens, towels, soap, and toilet paper 
-  Unlimited water, tea and coffee
-  Free use of yoga platform, sports equipment, fishing/spearfishing equipment
-  Pickup & drop off from Siberut harbour to the island
(usually priced at 1.5m IDR one way!)

surf camp ebayTwin room 

Food & Drink

daily meals
Bintang O'Clock at the camp

Three healthy meals
 are served each day as part of the package

Guests will experience both Western & Indonesian cuisine with a focus on fresh locally caught fish & local dishes. 

Vegetarian food on request

Not included in the price:

- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks
- Additional snacks

food and drink

Daily boat

Speedboat mentawai

Driftwood operates 2 speedboats to transport you to the surf each day. All boat rides are included in the daily package.

Each boat is equipped with surfboard racks and seating for its guests as well as a roof to shade you from the tropical sun. Guests have a huge amount of flexibility to find the waves you want. When there are less than 6 guests, typically 1 boat will be used. 6 or more guests, then 2 boats will be available for the guests. There is also a smaller boat that can shuttle guests to some of the closer waves like Beng Bengs & Good Times. 

daily transport

Inclusions

inclusions

• Direct access to E-bay (left) & Pitstops (right)
• 2 daily surfing boat trips with surf guide
• 3 healthy meals each day
• Fan cooled accommodation
• Free flow water, tea & coffee
• Snacks
• Free use of facilities, yoga platform, sports equipment, fishing/spearfishing equipment
• Surf Guide
• Pickup & drop off from Siberut harbour to the island (usually priced at 1.5m IDR one way!)

Not included:

• Beer (Rp 30k) and soda (Rp 15k), which can be bought from the bar
• Travel insurance - this is mandatory
• Photo package - 2 million IDR per person
• WiFi (Satellite connection) - Unlimited package for Rp 500k or buy 500mb for Rp 150k. The connection is strong enough for downloading, video chats & some streaming. Very reliable service (see below!)
• Ferry ticket from Padang to Siberut (costs Rp 300k one way) + board bag ferry costs
• Mentawai Surfers Tax (Rp 1 million to be paid to government officials on arrival in Siberut harbour)

WiFi (Satellite connection)

For those who are dependant on being connected to the web, you can feel confident that the Wi-Fi package at Driftwood is fully reliable. The team work with the internet themselves on a daily basis, managing everything from the booking process, social media as well as contact with guests & suppliers. They upgraded to the most reliable option and have a dependable radio internet connection. There are also no issues with the connection if weather conditions are bad and since they're right on the edge of the water there’s no obstruction to the signal. Digital nomads and people having remote working agreements have never struggled to work from Driftwood :-)

driftwood surf camp mentawai

Trip Information

What to Expect

Driftwood is just a short 3 minute stroll from E-bay, one of Indonesia's premier left hander's as well as being only 5 minutes away from Pitstops a super fun right that breaks in the adjacent bay. Guests can choose to surf these waves whenever they like (swell allowing) or if they prefer they can join the other guests and take a speedboat to surf one of the regions other 20 or so waves. The camp is located in the heart of the surf region, so there really are endless choices. Getting in and out of E-bay and Pitstops is very easy although the less experienced surfers would require reef boots to offer some protection.


The Surf

surf map mentawai islands

Detailed information for all the surf breaks in this region can be found in the destination's section of the site within the Playgrounds pages.

Playgrounds Surf Breaks

Travelling to Sumatra

map mentawai

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra 

We recommend using https://www.skyscanner.net/ and flying into either Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - or Jakarta, Indonesia.  From KL, there is usually one morning flight (1hr) with Air Asia  as well as a lunchtime flight to Padang.  From Jakarta, there are over a dozen flights each day that fly into Padang, from airlines such as Garuda Airlines, Srwijaya, Citilink  & Lion Air. We recommend https://www.nusatrip.com

Note: Visa On Arrival: A FREE 30 day Visa On Arrival is now available for the following countries: Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, England, France, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany. To see the full list visit this link: http://www.topbali.com/indonesia-free-visa-entry/

Padang Airport to camp

mentawai fast ferry

Transfers are not included in the price, although the main cost of the speedboat (from Siberut, Mentawai to the camp) is included!

There are plenty of taxis available at the airport as well as in Padang. They'll approach you or simply wave them down.

- Taxis - Airport to Hotel - 1hr (150-250,000 IDR)
- Taxis - Hotel to Mentawai Fast Ferry - 10 minutes (30,000 - 100,000 IDR) - ask for the meter!
- Mentawai Fast Ferry – 3-6 hr crossing - 295,000 IDR per ticket
- Private speedboat – Maura Siberut Port (Mentawai) to surf camp – 1.5hrs - FREE for all Driftwood guests :-)

Padang Hotel (extra cost)

There are a number of very affordable hotels to choose from. We suggest staying at:

Riverside Hostel: Rp 100 000 - Rp 300 000
Kokos Hostel: Rp 180 000 - Rp 350 000
Bonsai Surf House: Rp 250 000 - Rp 450 000
Brigitte’s House: Rp 95 000 - Rp 350 000
d’Ox Ville Hotel: Rp 500 000 - Rp 800 000

Mentawai Fast Ferry

The safest, most reliable way of travelling between the mainland and the Mentawai islands. Full details: www.mentawaifast.com

From the hotel district, the ferry port is about a 10 minute taxi ride.

Travel days from Padang to Siberut are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. We suggest Saturday to Tuesday as a standard trip. But for example, guests can also do 7 or 14 days (Tues-Tues, Sat-Sat) or 11 days (Tues-Sat).

The overall travel time is detailed below (crossing time 3-6 hrs)

You'll need to overnight on your first night in Padang (Mon, Weds or Fri) and your last night in Padang (Tues, Thurs or Sat).

PADANG TO MENTAWAI (SIBERUT)

Note: Thursday is the best day to arrive in the Mentawai!

Tuesday: FAST FERRY, departs 7am, arrives Mentawai same day around 12.30/13.00.
Thursday: FAST FERRY, departs 7am, arrives Mentawai same day around 10/10.30am
Saturday: FAST FERRY, departs 7am, arrives Mentawai same day 12.30/13.00pm

MENTAWAI (SIBERUT) TO PADANG

Tuesday: FAST FERRY departs 15.00, arrives Padang around 18.30pm
Thursday: FAST FERRY departs 13.00, arrives Padang around 18.30pm
Saturday: FAST FERRY departs 15.00, arrives Padang around 18.30pm

Note: Tuesday or Saturday is the best day to return to Padang.
Note: Mentawai harbor (in Siberut) to the camp is about a 1hr 30 min speedboat ride

Important:

All guests need to pay for each board bag on the fast ferry.

Pricing is ONLY in Indonesian Rupiah (each way) - payable on boarding the ferry

IDR 230.000 (around $17) bags between 10KG-15KG
IDR 460.000 (around $33) bags between 15KG-25KG
IDR 690.000 (around $50) bags between over 25KG

Email: [email protected] (they don’t normally answer emails)

Ferry Ticket Cost: 295 000 IDR for one way ticket. Pay with IDR cash.

*Keep your ferry ticket and surfboard ticket with you to collect your board when you get off the boat.

Booking: You can’t book the Mentawai Fast Ferry online. In our experience, it’s never full, so you’ll be fine to simply purchase a ticket on the morning of your ferry trip. If you really want to book before, you can go to the Mentawai Fast Harbour the day before your departure and pay. Their office closes at 7pm. Length of boat trip: 4 hours on Thursday, 6 hours on Tuesday & Saturday (because the boat stops at Sikabaluan on the way to Siberut). You’ll notice on the Mentawai Fast Ferry website, it says the trip is from Padang to Sikabaluan. Don’t worry about this, the ferry stops at Siberut before Sikabaluan.

2021 Schedule

Driftwood surf camp mentawai

2021 set trip dates


Please get in touch if these dates do not fit your schedule.

If you want to select customized dates for your trip, a 5m IDR transportation fee will apply.

Trip 1: 11 days - Feb 2 - Feb 13
Trip 2: 10 days - Feb 13 - Feb 23
Trip 3: 11 days - Feb 23 - March 6
Trip 4: 10 days - March 6 - March 16
Trip 5: 11 days - March 16 - March 27
Trip 6: 10 days - March 27 - April 6
Trip 7: 11 days - April 6 - April 17
Trip 8: 10 days - April 17 - April 27
Trip 9: 11 days - April 27 - May 8
Trip 10: 10 days - May 8 - May 18
Trip 11: 11 days - May 18 - May 29
Trip 12: 10 days - May 29 - June 8
Trip 13: 11 days - June 8 - June 19
Trip 14: 10 days - June 19 - June 29
Trip 15: 11 days - June 29 - July 10
Trip 16: 10 days - July 10 - July 20
Trip 17: 11 days - July 20 - July 31
Trip 18: 10 days - July 31 - Aug 10
Trip 19: 11 days - Aug 10 - Aug 21
Trip 20: 10 days - Aug 21 - Aug 31
Trip 21: 11 days - Aug 31 - Sept 11
Trip 22: 10 days - Sept 11 - Sept 21
Trip 23: 11 days - Sept 21 - Oct 2
Trip 24: 10 days - Oct 2 - Oct 12
Trip 25: 11 days - Oct 12 - Oct 23
Trip 26: 10 days - Oct 23 - Nov 2
Trip 27: 11 days - Nov 2 - Nov 13
Trip 28: 10 days - Nov 13 - Nov 23
Trip 29: 11 days - Nov 23 - Dec 4

What to bring

Make sure you to pack light & within the baggage restrictions of your airline. 

Don’t leave for your trip without any of the following:

Passport valid for at least 6 months from date of departure and must have at least 1 completely blank page (no stamps, nothing)

Tickets & itinerary

Travel insurance policy

Cash – change $500 minimum per two weeks stay into Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).

Valid Visa (for Australian, British & USA passport holders, visas can be issued on arrival (30 days max). Please check prior to purchasing your tickets.

Important: Make sure to check our "know before you go" section which is a handy page of what to expect as well as a detailed inventory of what to bring.

PRICES

How to book

Please select from the available options below. Once you have made your selection please click the continue button.

2020 Prices

Twin, double room or glamping tent

01 JAN 20 to 31 DEC 20

Price per person per night: USD 105

2021 Prices

Twin, double room or glamping tent

01 JAN 21 to 31 DEC 21

Price per person per night: USD 135

Booking Notes

Total 12 guests: 2 x twin rooms & 1 x double room, 3 x glamping tents

2020 rates (per person / night): IDR 1.5 million - approx. USD 105 / AUD 159
2021 rates (per person / night): IDR 2 million - approx. USD 135 / AUD 210

Base rates are in Indonesian Rupiah. All other currencies are subject to price fluctuations

2021 set trip dates

Please get in touch if these dates do not fit your schedule.

If you want to select customized dates for your trip, a 5m IDR transportation fee will apply.

Trip 1: 11 days - Feb 2 - Feb 13
Trip 2: 10 days - Feb 13 - Feb 23
Trip 3: 11 days - Feb 23 - March 6
Trip 4: 10 days - March 6 - March 16
Trip 5: 11 days - March 16 - March 27
Trip 6: 10 days - March 27 - April 6
Trip 7: 11 days - April 6 - April 17
Trip 8: 10 days - April 17 - April 27
Trip 9: 11 days - April 27 - May 8
Trip 10: 10 days - May 8 - May 18
Trip 11: 11 days - May 18 - May 29
Trip 12: 10 days - May 29 - June 8
Trip 13: 11 days - June 8 - June 19
Trip 14: 10 days - June 19 - June 29
Trip 15: 11 days - June 29 - July 10
Trip 16: 10 days - July 10 - July 20
Trip 17: 11 days - July 20 - July 31
Trip 18: 10 days - July 31 - Aug 10
Trip 19: 11 days - Aug 10 - Aug 21
Trip 20: 10 days - Aug 21 - Aug 31
Trip 21: 11 days - Aug 31 - Sept 11
Trip 22: 10 days - Sept 11 - Sept 21
Trip 23: 11 days - Sept 21 - Oct 2
Trip 24: 10 days - Oct 2 - Oct 12
Trip 25: 11 days - Oct 12 - Oct 23
Trip 26: 10 days - Oct 23 - Nov 2
Trip 27: 11 days - Nov 2 - Nov 13
Trip 28: 10 days - Nov 13 - Nov 23
Trip 29: 11 days - Nov 23 - Dec 4

Deposit & Payment

A 30% deposit is required to secure your booking. Initial deposit is non-refundable but transferable or exchanged with a friend to take your place on that specific date (passengers are responsible for finding their own replacements).

Balance of payment is due no later than 60 days prior to your arrival and is 100% non-refundable.

Payment Options

One payment per group for initial deposit & a second payment per group for the final balance (60 days prior to arrival).

Guests have 3 ways to make a payment:

1) Bank Transfer

Bank transfer is the most common form of payment. Payments can be made to our Australian, US, Euro, New Zealand or Pound Sterling accounts. On confirmation of booking we will send you the details.

2) Credit Card

Credit Card payments are accepted with a 2.9% fee.

3) PayPal

PayPal payments are available and are subject to a % surcharge from PayPal. These fees are typically around 4% (TBC).

Terms and Conditions

Travel Insurance is mandatory for your safety and no guest will be able to depart on any trip unless they have copies of their travel insurance documents before departure. We advise all guests take out insurance upon booking in case of accident or personal problems prior to your trip.

By way of payment guests are agreeing to both Driftwood Mentawai & Surf Camp Sumatra's Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Driftwood Mentawai: https://www.driftwoodmentawai.com/termsandconditions

Surf Camp Sumatra: http://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camp-sumatra-terms.shtml

Disclaimer

This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with Surf Camp Sumatra. Surf Camp Sumatra acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as land based accommodation and boat charter operators. Surf Camp Sumatra's obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. Surf Camp Sumatra has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.
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Location Map


driftwood mentawai

Camp Size: Max 12 guests
Accommodation: 3 Bedroom Guest House & Glamping tents
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Daily boat rides included
Located in front of surf break: Yes, E-bay
Destination: Mentawai Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Budget: 3/5
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: Yes - in Padang
Yoga: Yes (on prior request)
Ideal for: Budget travellers, groups, couples & families

mentawai islands
The view from the Yoga Platform which directly overlooks E-Bay, one of the Mentawais premier left hander's

Driftwood Mentawai is located on Nyang Nyang island (aka Pulau Masokut) in the heart of the Playgrounds surf zone.

E-bay is the closest of the waves and is just steps away from the camp. Its considered one of the best left hander's in Indonesia. Pitstops (a very fun right hander) is only a 5 minute walk around the next bay. A little further away is Nipussi (right), Beng bengs (left) and Bank Vaults (right) that are all reachable within 5-10 mins by boat. They're also walkable (30-50 mins each way) for those wanting ultimate flexibility. And whats more is that guests have access to all the regions 20 or so waves thanks to Driftwood's 2 speedboats that are included in each package.

Guests can choose to travel to the camp from Padang 3 days a week with trips starting & ending in Padang every Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.

mentawai islands surf camp
Driftwood main house, exterior/interior

mentawai surf camp
Not only is the surf camp ideally located for waves, its also one of the most idyllic spots you'll ever visit (view from high above the camp)

accommodation
Double room

Catering up to 12 guests, Driftwood offers both private rooms as well as "Glamping" tents for those looking for a totally unique experience.

The main building, built in traditional Mentawaian fashion using beautiful hardwoods and authentic design, is the hub of the camp and this is where 3 private bedrooms are located. 

2 of the bedrooms have twin beds and the other room has a private double bed, ideal for couples (or father & sons, who are willing to share a bed). Each room is equipped with fans, mosquito nets and electric plugs. All linens, towels, soap and toilet paper are provided. All rooms have a shared bathroom.

New for the 2020 season, Driftwood's glamping tents have amazing ocean views & come with either double or twin beds.

Max 12 guests - 2 guests per room (or tent)

2 x twin rooms 
1 x double room (ideal for couples, but also possible for "father & son" to share) 
3 x "glamping" tents 

Note: Single guests are expected to share their room although private use can be negotiated.

Nightly inclusions:

-  Accommodation
-  3 daily meals, snacks
-  Daily boat rides to the surf
-  All linens, towels, soap, and toilet paper 
-  Unlimited water, tea and coffee
-  Free use of yoga platform, sports equipment, fishing/spearfishing equipment
-  Pickup & drop off from Siberut harbour to the island
(usually priced at 1.5m IDR one way!)

surf camp ebayTwin room 

daily meals
Bintang O'Clock at the camp

Three healthy meals
 are served each day as part of the package

Guests will experience both Western & Indonesian cuisine with a focus on fresh locally caught fish & local dishes. 

Vegetarian food on request

Not included in the price:

- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks
- Additional snacks

food and drink

Speedboat mentawai

Driftwood operates 2 speedboats to transport you to the surf each day. All boat rides are included in the daily package.

Each boat is equipped with surfboard racks and seating for its guests as well as a roof to shade you from the tropical sun. Guests have a huge amount of flexibility to find the waves you want. When there are less than 6 guests, typically 1 boat will be used. 6 or more guests, then 2 boats will be available for the guests. There is also a smaller boat that can shuttle guests to some of the closer waves like Beng Bengs & Good Times. 

daily transport

inclusions

• Direct access to E-bay (left) & Pitstops (right)
• 2 daily surfing boat trips with surf guide
• 3 healthy meals each day
• Fan cooled accommodation
• Free flow water, tea & coffee
• Snacks
• Free use of facilities, yoga platform, sports equipment, fishing/spearfishing equipment
• Surf Guide
• Pickup & drop off from Siberut harbour to the island (usually priced at 1.5m IDR one way!)

Not included:

• Beer (Rp 30k) and soda (Rp 15k), which can be bought from the bar
• Travel insurance - this is mandatory
• Photo package - 2 million IDR per person
• WiFi (Satellite connection) - Unlimited package for Rp 500k or buy 500mb for Rp 150k. The connection is strong enough for downloading, video chats & some streaming. Very reliable service (see below!)
• Ferry ticket from Padang to Siberut (costs Rp 300k one way) + board bag ferry costs
• Mentawai Surfers Tax (Rp 1 million to be paid to government officials on arrival in Siberut harbour)

WiFi (Satellite connection)

For those who are dependant on being connected to the web, you can feel confident that the Wi-Fi package at Driftwood is fully reliable. The team work with the internet themselves on a daily basis, managing everything from the booking process, social media as well as contact with guests & suppliers. They upgraded to the most reliable option and have a dependable radio internet connection. There are also no issues with the connection if weather conditions are bad and since they're right on the edge of the water there’s no obstruction to the signal. Digital nomads and people having remote working agreements have never struggled to work from Driftwood :-)

driftwood surf camp mentawai

Driftwood is just a short 3 minute stroll from E-bay, one of Indonesia's premier left hander's as well as being only 5 minutes away from Pitstops a super fun right that breaks in the adjacent bay. Guests can choose to surf these waves whenever they like (swell allowing) or if they prefer they can join the other guests and take a speedboat to surf one of the regions other 20 or so waves. The camp is located in the heart of the surf region, so there really are endless choices. Getting in and out of E-bay and Pitstops is very easy although the less experienced surfers would require reef boots to offer some protection.


surf map mentawai islands

Detailed information for all the surf breaks in this region can be found in the destination's section of the site within the Playgrounds pages.

Playgrounds Surf Breaks

map mentawai

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra 

We recommend using https://www.skyscanner.net/ and flying into either Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - or Jakarta, Indonesia.  From KL, there is usually one morning flight (1hr) with Air Asia  as well as a lunchtime flight to Padang.  From Jakarta, there are over a dozen flights each day that fly into Padang, from airlines such as Garuda Airlines, Srwijaya, Citilink  & Lion Air. We recommend https://www.nusatrip.com

Note: Visa On Arrival: A FREE 30 day Visa On Arrival is now available for the following countries: Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, England, France, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany. To see the full list visit this link: http://www.topbali.com/indonesia-free-visa-entry/

mentawai fast ferry

Transfers are not included in the price, although the main cost of the speedboat (from Siberut, Mentawai to the camp) is included!

There are plenty of taxis available at the airport as well as in Padang. They'll approach you or simply wave them down.

- Taxis - Airport to Hotel - 1hr (150-250,000 IDR)
- Taxis - Hotel to Mentawai Fast Ferry - 10 minutes (30,000 - 100,000 IDR) - ask for the meter!
- Mentawai Fast Ferry – 3-6 hr crossing - 295,000 IDR per ticket
- Private speedboat – Maura Siberut Port (Mentawai) to surf camp – 1.5hrs - FREE for all Driftwood guests :-)

Padang Hotel (extra cost)

There are a number of very affordable hotels to choose from. We suggest staying at:

Riverside Hostel: Rp 100 000 - Rp 300 000
Kokos Hostel: Rp 180 000 - Rp 350 000
Bonsai Surf House: Rp 250 000 - Rp 450 000
Brigitte’s House: Rp 95 000 - Rp 350 000
d’Ox Ville Hotel: Rp 500 000 - Rp 800 000

Mentawai Fast Ferry

The safest, most reliable way of travelling between the mainland and the Mentawai islands. Full details: www.mentawaifast.com

From the hotel district, the ferry port is about a 10 minute taxi ride.

Travel days from Padang to Siberut are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. We suggest Saturday to Tuesday as a standard trip. But for example, guests can also do 7 or 14 days (Tues-Tues, Sat-Sat) or 11 days (Tues-Sat).

The overall travel time is detailed below (crossing time 3-6 hrs)

You'll need to overnight on your first night in Padang (Mon, Weds or Fri) and your last night in Padang (Tues, Thurs or Sat).

PADANG TO MENTAWAI (SIBERUT)

Note: Thursday is the best day to arrive in the Mentawai!

Tuesday: FAST FERRY, departs 7am, arrives Mentawai same day around 12.30/13.00.
Thursday: FAST FERRY, departs 7am, arrives Mentawai same day around 10/10.30am
Saturday: FAST FERRY, departs 7am, arrives Mentawai same day 12.30/13.00pm

MENTAWAI (SIBERUT) TO PADANG

Tuesday: FAST FERRY departs 15.00, arrives Padang around 18.30pm
Thursday: FAST FERRY departs 13.00, arrives Padang around 18.30pm
Saturday: FAST FERRY departs 15.00, arrives Padang around 18.30pm

Note: Tuesday or Saturday is the best day to return to Padang.
Note: Mentawai harbor (in Siberut) to the camp is about a 1hr 30 min speedboat ride

Important:

All guests need to pay for each board bag on the fast ferry.

Pricing is ONLY in Indonesian Rupiah (each way) - payable on boarding the ferry

IDR 230.000 (around $17) bags between 10KG-15KG
IDR 460.000 (around $33) bags between 15KG-25KG
IDR 690.000 (around $50) bags between over 25KG

Email: [email protected] (they don’t normally answer emails)

Ferry Ticket Cost: 295 000 IDR for one way ticket. Pay with IDR cash.

*Keep your ferry ticket and surfboard ticket with you to collect your board when you get off the boat.

Booking: You can’t book the Mentawai Fast Ferry online. In our experience, it’s never full, so you’ll be fine to simply purchase a ticket on the morning of your ferry trip. If you really want to book before, you can go to the Mentawai Fast Harbour the day before your departure and pay. Their office closes at 7pm. Length of boat trip: 4 hours on Thursday, 6 hours on Tuesday & Saturday (because the boat stops at Sikabaluan on the way to Siberut). You’ll notice on the Mentawai Fast Ferry website, it says the trip is from Padang to Sikabaluan. Don’t worry about this, the ferry stops at Siberut before Sikabaluan.

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2021 set trip dates


Please get in touch if these dates do not fit your schedule.

If you want to select customized dates for your trip, a 5m IDR transportation fee will apply.

Trip 1: 11 days - Feb 2 - Feb 13
Trip 2: 10 days - Feb 13 - Feb 23
Trip 3: 11 days - Feb 23 - March 6
Trip 4: 10 days - March 6 - March 16
Trip 5: 11 days - March 16 - March 27
Trip 6: 10 days - March 27 - April 6
Trip 7: 11 days - April 6 - April 17
Trip 8: 10 days - April 17 - April 27
Trip 9: 11 days - April 27 - May 8
Trip 10: 10 days - May 8 - May 18
Trip 11: 11 days - May 18 - May 29
Trip 12: 10 days - May 29 - June 8
Trip 13: 11 days - June 8 - June 19
Trip 14: 10 days - June 19 - June 29
Trip 15: 11 days - June 29 - July 10
Trip 16: 10 days - July 10 - July 20
Trip 17: 11 days - July 20 - July 31
Trip 18: 10 days - July 31 - Aug 10
Trip 19: 11 days - Aug 10 - Aug 21
Trip 20: 10 days - Aug 21 - Aug 31
Trip 21: 11 days - Aug 31 - Sept 11
Trip 22: 10 days - Sept 11 - Sept 21
Trip 23: 11 days - Sept 21 - Oct 2
Trip 24: 10 days - Oct 2 - Oct 12
Trip 25: 11 days - Oct 12 - Oct 23
Trip 26: 10 days - Oct 23 - Nov 2
Trip 27: 11 days - Nov 2 - Nov 13
Trip 28: 10 days - Nov 13 - Nov 23
Trip 29: 11 days - Nov 23 - Dec 4

All guests travelling to any surf camp or charter boat in Sumatra will require Travel Insurance. Surf Camp Sumatra recommends using World Nomads for any trip to Sumatra. Simply use the below form to get a quote.

Make sure you to pack light & within the baggage restrictions of your airline. 

Don’t leave for your trip without any of the following:

Passport valid for at least 6 months from date of departure and must have at least 1 completely blank page (no stamps, nothing)

Tickets & itinerary

Travel insurance policy

Cash – change $500 minimum per two weeks stay into Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).

Valid Visa (for Australian, British & USA passport holders, visas can be issued on arrival (30 days max). Please check prior to purchasing your tickets.

Important: Make sure to check our "know before you go" section which is a handy page of what to expect as well as a detailed inventory of what to bring.

2020 Prices

All guests

Dates

Nights

Person/Night

Guests

Twin, double room or glamping tent

01 JAN 20 to 31 DEC 20

USD 105

2021 Prices

All guests

Dates

Nights

Person/Night

Guests

Twin, double room or glamping tent

01 JAN 21 to 31 DEC 21

USD 135

Booking Notes

Total 12 guests: 2 x twin rooms & 1 x double room, 3 x glamping tents

2020 rates (per person / night): IDR 1.5 million - approx. USD 105 / AUD 159
2021 rates (per person / night): IDR 2 million - approx. USD 135 / AUD 210

Base rates are in Indonesian Rupiah. All other currencies are subject to price fluctuations

2021 set trip dates

Please get in touch if these dates do not fit your schedule.

If you want to select customized dates for your trip, a 5m IDR transportation fee will apply.

Trip 1: 11 days - Feb 2 - Feb 13
Trip 2: 10 days - Feb 13 - Feb 23
Trip 3: 11 days - Feb 23 - March 6
Trip 4: 10 days - March 6 - March 16
Trip 5: 11 days - March 16 - March 27
Trip 6: 10 days - March 27 - April 6
Trip 7: 11 days - April 6 - April 17
Trip 8: 10 days - April 17 - April 27
Trip 9: 11 days - April 27 - May 8
Trip 10: 10 days - May 8 - May 18
Trip 11: 11 days - May 18 - May 29
Trip 12: 10 days - May 29 - June 8
Trip 13: 11 days - June 8 - June 19
Trip 14: 10 days - June 19 - June 29
Trip 15: 11 days - June 29 - July 10
Trip 16: 10 days - July 10 - July 20
Trip 17: 11 days - July 20 - July 31
Trip 18: 10 days - July 31 - Aug 10
Trip 19: 11 days - Aug 10 - Aug 21
Trip 20: 10 days - Aug 21 - Aug 31
Trip 21: 11 days - Aug 31 - Sept 11
Trip 22: 10 days - Sept 11 - Sept 21
Trip 23: 11 days - Sept 21 - Oct 2
Trip 24: 10 days - Oct 2 - Oct 12
Trip 25: 11 days - Oct 12 - Oct 23
Trip 26: 10 days - Oct 23 - Nov 2
Trip 27: 11 days - Nov 2 - Nov 13
Trip 28: 10 days - Nov 13 - Nov 23
Trip 29: 11 days - Nov 23 - Dec 4

A 30% deposit is required to secure your booking. Initial deposit is non-refundable but transferable or exchanged with a friend to take your place on that specific date (passengers are responsible for finding their own replacements).

Balance of payment is due no later than 60 days prior to your arrival and is 100% non-refundable.

One payment per group for initial deposit & a second payment per group for the final balance (60 days prior to arrival).

Guests have 3 ways to make a payment:

1) Bank Transfer

Bank transfer is the most common form of payment. Payments can be made to our Australian, US, Euro, New Zealand or Pound Sterling accounts. On confirmation of booking we will send you the details.

2) Credit Card

Credit Card payments are accepted with a 2.9% fee.

3) PayPal

PayPal payments are available and are subject to a % surcharge from PayPal. These fees are typically around 4% (TBC).

Travel Insurance is mandatory for your safety and no guest will be able to depart on any trip unless they have copies of their travel insurance documents before departure. We advise all guests take out insurance upon booking in case of accident or personal problems prior to your trip.

By way of payment guests are agreeing to both Driftwood Mentawai & Surf Camp Sumatra's Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Driftwood Mentawai: https://www.driftwoodmentawai.com/termsandconditions

Surf Camp Sumatra: http://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camp-sumatra-terms.shtml

This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with Surf Camp Sumatra. Surf Camp Sumatra acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as land based accommodation and boat charter operators. Surf Camp Sumatra's obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. Surf Camp Sumatra has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.
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Reasons to book!

  • 3 minute walk to E-bay (left)
  • 5 min walk to Pitstops (right)
  • Yoga platform in front of E-bay
  • 20 waves within 30 mins
  • Daily speedboats included
  • Intermediate to advanced surfers
  • Incredible value
  • Surf Guide included

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