Camp Size: Max 20 surfers
Accommodation: Private A/C suites
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Local daily boat rides included
Located in front of surf break: Yes, 5 min boat ride
Destination: Mentawai Islands
Surfing Ability: Beginner to advanced
Surf School: Yes
Surfboard Rental: Yes at Resort
Yoga: Classes available
Ideal for: Large & small groups, couples & families
Macaronis Resort is situated on Siniai Island, just off the coast of North Pagai Island in the southern region of the Mentawai Islands. Just a stone’s throw from one of the world’s best waves, Macaronis Resort offers an unforgettable experience with quality facilities and access to a variety of fun activities for all of its guests.
The resort features all mod cons including A/C, hot water, a beautiful swimming pool as well as a spa that offers massage and skin-treatments. Situated on a stunning lagoon with direct access, its location is perfect for exploring thanks to an abundance of complimentary facilities on offer for all of our guests.
Guests are able to travel to the resort from Padang with the Mentawai Fast Ferry every Friday, as well as a "DIRECT" transfer on limited Sunday's (every 4 weeks, from 20th January, 2019). There is also the opportunity to travel to the resort with the overnight ferry once a week before it's phased out mid January 2019.
There is no doubt Macaronis is one of the best waves on the planet. This perfect, consistent left hander works on all tides, on any swell size, and nearly all wind conditions. It’s just a 5 minute boat ride away. There is also a great beach break that’s ideal for beginners as well as a number of intermediate surf spots in the area like Roxys. For the advanced surfer, there’s also a few serious but perfect reef breaks close by including Green Bush.
Ideal for any level of surfer, the resort is best suited for just about anyone - including families and couples!
Macaronis Resort can sleep 32 guests (max 20 surfers) within its 16 (twin or queen bed) private suites. All suites are located on the second-floor, come complete with a veranda with ocean, lagoon, and pool views. Rooms are a/c cooled and completely noise proof.
Guest Suites – private accommodation
16 x guest suites
Maximum 20 surfers
- Twin or queen beds (sleeps 1-2 guests)
- Spectacular Ocean, Lagoon & Pool Views
- En-Suite Bathroom with Hot Water
- 4m Veranda with Seating & Privacy Shades
- Split Air Conditioner
- Proper Thermal & Acoustic Insulation
- 32″ Flat Screen TV & DVD Player
- International Channels & Sports
- Macas Channel: Live Surf Cam Broadcast
- Work Desk & Clothes Storage
- In-Room Free WiFi Internet
- Bedding Options: Queen or Two Twins
- New Mattresses & Bedding
- Daily Service & Clean Towels
The Bar & Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating (by the pool). A live feed of Macaronis lights up the big screen until dark. After dinner, guests can watch surf DVDs or the day’s footage. The bar area has excellent sound proofing so any night owls can enjoy a few late night beers without disturbing anyone sleeping upstairs.
Macaronis ground floor restaurant is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal and reflect on the day’s activities. Western and Indonesian cuisine is served each day including pastas, salads, roast chicken, beef rendang, and nasi campur. Our breakfast options include: bacon, eggs, fresh bread, pancakes, omelettes, porridge, fruit and Indonesian classics. Desserts are served after lunch and dinner and include cookies, cakes, fruit, muffins and many more! A twice weekly outdoor BBQ is served up every trip. Chefs can accommodate any food allergies or eating preferences. Supplies arrive at the resort only twice per week, but we are always well stocked and plan ahead.
Gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian guests are carefully accommodated to.
Included in the price:
- Continental Breakfast Bar
- Mid-Morning Hot Breakfast of Your Choice
- Mid-Day Hearty Plated Lunch
- 3 Course Dinner or Self-Serve Buffet
- Purified Drinking Water, Juices and Milk - all day.
- Brewed Coffee and Tea making facilities all day.
- Twice weekly outdoor BBQ
Not included in the price:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks
- Additional snacks
A large flat screen TV usually plays a live feed of the surf until night closes in. After dinner most guests will choose to watch a DVD or the days surf footage whilst enjoying a few cold Bintangs. As with any decent bar - there’s also a pool table and ping pong table too! The bar serves a variety of cocktails, wines, liquor, beer, espresso and snacks. Bar Menu items are not included in your package rates and can be paid for at the end of your trip with Visa, Mastercard, or in cash with Indonesian Rupiah.
- Flat screen TV
- Ping pong table
- Pool table
- Separate bar snack & drinks menu
WiFi Hot-Spot Internet
Live Surf-Cam Feed to Room TV
32” Satellite TV & Movies
Daily Boat rides to the surf
Ping pong & Pool table
Large Swimming Pool & Lounges
Private Terraces & Beautiful Views
A/C & Proper Insulation
Fishing Gear, Spear Guns & Tackle
Fishing, Surf & Snorkel Excursions
Beginner Surf Board Rental
Kayak & Snorkelling Rental
Available but not included:
High-Performance Surf Board Rentals
On-Staff Surf Videographer
Note: For families with infants there is a travel cot and high chair available free of charge.
Macaronis Resort is proud to be one of the only resorts in the Mentawai Islands that offer surf lessons for beginners. Much of the regions coast is fringed with sharp coral reef that’s less than ideal to learn on. However Macaronis Resort is blessed with its own sand bottomed wave that’s perfect for any beginner.
Located just a stone’s throw from the resort, Fish Fingers is Macaronis Resorts very own beginner wave. Breaking over a soft sandy bottom, this wave offers small rolling peaks, ideal for those new to the sport. And don’t forget, all learner surf boards are available to our guests free of charge.
Learners enjoy the following benefits:
- 50% OFF Regular Surfer Rates
- Free Use of Learning Surf Boards
- 1 Hour Surf Lesson
Am I a Beginner Surfer?
If you know how to surf or plan to bring your own equipment then you’re not considered a beginner surfer. Beginners can only surf “Fish Fingers” and must only use soft-top surfboards. Beginners are only allowed to surf other waves when taking an intermediate lesson with a hired surf board. The opportunity to advance to a more challenging wave is at the discretion of our surf instructors, for your safety.
Mini Macas or Silabu Left
Beginners taking an Intermediate & Advanced Surf Lesson (and paying for board rental) may surf at Mini Macas or Silabu Left if the instructor agrees the surfer is ready.
Pricing for Intermediate Surf Lesson:
RP 300,000/hour (approx $30/hr)
+ RP 100,000 Board Rental (approx $10/hr)
Surfers booked on the “Beginner Package” can no longer get advanced lessons at the Macaronis wave, or surf at Macaronis at all. The only way they can surf Macaronis now is to pay to upgrade to a full “Surfer” for the rest of their trip, and also pay the Mentawai Surfer Tax. Also this is only possible if we are not yet at 20 surfers during their trip. (We changed this because of the new law and the introduction of the Surf Tax).
If a Beginner Surfer is coming on a long-ish trip and they think that they may get to Macaronis by the end of their stay, I recommend that they actually book part of their trip as a "Surfer". If they want to upgrade on-site, especially during peak season, it might not work out for them as there may not be any "Surfer" spots left by that stage.
Macaronis Resort is one of the only resorts to stock a quality and comprehensive quiver of surfboards. And not only that – they’re all “Firewire” – one of the best brands available on the market. There are around 14 models with varying shapes and sizes available.
All surfboard rentals include fins and a leash.
Full Day: AUD $25
Half Day: AUD $15
Per Session: AUD $10
Guests can always contact us for an up to date stock of boards and even make a reservation for their trip.
Open Daily 10am – 6pm
Open air treatments are located within a pool-side gazebo & will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Traditional Massage - 1 hour – Rp. 200,000
Aromatherapy Massage - 1 hour – Rp. 200,000
Foot Massage - 1 hour – Rp. 200,000
Head & Shoulder Massage - 30 minutes – Rp. 150,000
Scrubs and Masks
All scrubs and masks are applied after a 1 hour traditional massage.
Javanese Lulur Body Scrub - 1.5 hours – Rp. 350,000
Vanilla Mocha Body Scrub - 1.5 hours – Rp. 350,000
Kemiri Nut Scrub - 1.5 hours – Rp. 350,000
Balinese Boreh Body Mask - 1.5 hours – Rp. 350,000
Payment is accepted in Indonesia Rupiah only. Resort guests may add treatments to their tab to be paid at the end of their trip with Visa or Mastercard.
Freelance surf photographers offer guests a video and photo service year-round. They shoot from the boat, from the viewing platform and some of them from the water. The photographers will do their very best to get you on the best wave of your life! You may purchase photos or get a video of your trip to take home with you. See pricing below.
Photo and video pricing varies, this is an example for 8 days / 9 nights surf package:
Rp 2,000,000 all photos
Rp 3,000,000 all photos and videos
Rp 3,500,000 edited video, uncut video and all photos
Photos & Videos can be paid for with Visa / Mastercard or Indonesian Rupiah.
On arrival at the resort, you'll soon realise that the hype is real! And after cruising past the wave on your way to the resort, as soon as the group has been debriefed, you'll be free to surf!
Guests can surf anytime, all day, dawn to dusk at Macaronis. The main wave is by far the best and most consistent wave in the area. In fact its probably the best and most consistent wave in all of Sumatra. The focus is very much on the left hander & is the reason you should visit. Once you've surfed this wave you'll appreciate why you traveled all this way. It will become your favorite wave no matter what your level. And whats more is that the resort keeps the status quo in the line-up. Everyone takes their turn. Visiting charters respect those staying at the camp and everyone gets their waves. Its a great system.
Whats more is that you can surf this wave all day long as you can request a ride out to the line-up anytime. And this wave is so consistent that it even handles an onshore wind like no other wave. Of course it breaks on all tides too!
The "Off Season"
Expect extreme consistency in the main season (April-October) but it also remains as a great option in the "off season" too. If you're looking to surf shoulder to head high surf (sometimes bigger) without the high season crowds then a trip between November and March is a must! Most surfers will be surprised just how much fun this wave is during this time of year. It tends to be the perfect time for Euro surfers or those simply looking for super fun crowd free surf sessions. On average, during a 7 day trip, expect shoulder to head high waves on 4-5 days, 1-2 smaller chest high days and even 1-2 bigger days. Weather is often glassy around this time too.
Detailed information for all the surf breaks can be found in the destination's section of the site within the Pagai Mentawai pages.
Click here: Macaronis Resort Surf Breaks
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.traveloka.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 Macaronis Resort
Price: AU $450 and Non-surfers AU $400 (return)
A surcharge of AU $75.00 is applicable "each way" when taking DIRECT transfers.
Macaronis Resort offers easy and comfortable return transfers from Padang airport to the resort and back to Padang airport. Guests only need to arrange their flights in & out of Padang (PDG). We'll take of the rest!
When planning a trip in advance, your flight needs to be scheduled to arrive in Padang 1 day before your resort check-in date (by 2.00 pm) and depart 1 day after your resort check-out date (11.30 am or later.) This schedule works for both the overnight ferry AND Mentawai Fast.
PLEASE NOTE: The schedule is currently changing with the over-night ferry being phased out in the next few months (ending mid January 2019) and instead guests will use the Mentawai Fast Ferry.
Mentawai Fast Ferry in detail:
Mentawai Fast transfers operate every Friday as well as a "DIRECT" transfer on limited Sunday's (every 4 weeks, from 20th January, 2019).
In summary and includes:
* Padang airport pick-up (arrive PDG no later than 2:00pm on Thursdays or limited Saturdays)
* 1 night at hotel (recommend Mercure or Oxville, not included in the price)
* Taxi to Padang port. Fast Ferry departs 6:30am (all porters and luggage handling included)
* Arrive 11.00 am, either to Sikakap, Mentawai (Friday) or DIRECT to the resort ( “limited” Sundays)
* Speedboat Transfer (only “non-direct” transfers) to the resort (1hr 30 mins, arriving resort 12:30am)
Check out time is at 10:00am. The speedboat will depart the resort at 11:00am to the fast ferry in Sikakap. The ferry departs Sikakap at 2:30pm for its return to Padang arriving around 6:30pm
Guests are free to book flights departing 9pm or later, although we advise spending the night in Padang.
Check out time is at 10:00am. The fast ferry will depart the resort at 2pm & arrive into Padang around 6:30pm.
Guests are free to book flights departing 9pm or later, although we advise spending the night in Padang.
NOT INCLUDED: Hotel in Padang; meals and personal expenses in Padang.
DIRECT transfers are the best way to get to Macas & cost just AU $75 extra per person! We highly recommend booking at least one leg of your trip traveling DIRECT, taking just 4.5 hours to or from Padang, providing an extra 4 hours surf time, and completely hassle free.
Additional DIRECT transfers (Sundays) are available subject to large group request / charter – Min. AUD 6,000 one way).
Overnight Ferry (Ambu Ambu) in detail:
Guests will be picked up at Padang Airport (PDG), no matter your arrival time and shuttled to the ferry headed for the Mentawai Islands or to a hotel in Padang. Guests will have a private A/C sleeping cabin (with bed) on the overnight ferry as well as an evening meal.
In summary and includes:
* Padang airport pick-up (arrive PDG no later than 2:00pm on Tuesday)
* Early arrivals spend transit time at a Padang hotel with wifi & pool
* Shuttle (A/C) to Ambu Ambu Ferry, bungus harbor (1 hr)
* Ambu Ambu overnight ferry (14 hrs, departs at 5:00pm)
* All port handling and fees for luggage & board bags included
* Evening Meal & water bottle
* A/C sleeping cabin with clean blankets (share with other resort guests or private, 2-4 max guests/cabin)
* Resort staff accompaniment on the overnight Ferry
* Pick-up in Sikakap Port, Mentawai (7:30am the following morning)
* Speedboat Transfer to Macaronis Resort (1 hr 30 mins, arriving 9:00am)
Those with extra time to kill in Padang will be taken to a hotel to relax in. Afternoons are spent pool-side with the option to purchase snacks and drinks and shower, while those waiting in the morning will have access to a large breakfast buffet and a relaxing lounge with Wifi.
Check out time on Wednesdays is at 10:00am. The speedboat will depart the resort at 2:00pm for Sikakap. The ferry departs Sikakap at 5:00pm for its return to Padang.
The ferry arrives back to Padang, the following morning at 7:00am.
Guests with morning flights are transferred directly to the airport. Departing flights should depart no earlier than 11:30am.
Guests with transit time before their flight are taken to Mercure Hotel to enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet for Rp.75.000 (approx. $7.50) and access to pool, wifi, shower and lounge. Our driver will schedule pick-up times with each guest for transfer to the airport.
Not included: Hotel in Padang; meals and personal expenses in Padang.
CHECK IN & CHECK OUT dates:
Below you can find the full trip schedule:
Padang Hotel (extra cost)
For those choosing to stay in Padang there are a number of very affordable hotels to choose from. Even the best hotels are only around $60 for 2 guests including breakfast.
We suggest staying at the following options:
OXVILLE - http://oxvillehotel.com/
Probably the best value hotel in Padang. Includes swimming pool. Well located. Easy access to everywhere.
MERCURE HOTEL - www.mercurepadang.com/
The one and only hotel where you can see sunrise and sunset. 5 star glory in Padang. Brand new, multi-story hotel on an elevated property overlooking the beach. Western sterility with Minangkabau (West Sumatran) touches. Swimming pool, bar, beach and mountain views.
HW HOTEL - http://www.hwhotelpadang.com/
HW Hotel is located in the heart of Padang City, Offering a different atmosphere with Smart Room and Elegant Design. You can also admire the scenery of the sea from the windows of our rooms. All rooms have views in this hotel. A strategic location will indulge you to experience a variety of shopping and entertainment place.
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.
Balance of payment is due 60 days prior to departure and is 100% non-refundable.
Payment by Credit Card or Bank Transfer
Credit Card payment (Visa or Mastercard) is accepted online through the Macaronis Resort secure Online Payment Form. A merchant fee of 2.5% will be charged on payments under AU $1000, and a flat fee of AUD $25 will be charged on all payments over AUD $1000.
Note: we do not accept American Express or PayPal.
After submitting a Reservation Inquiry, you will receive an email confirming dates available and applicable discounts. You will then be directed to fill-out our quick and secure Online Payment Form and pay the quoted amount due.
All transfer charges & bank fees, including correspondent bank fees, are to be incurred by the guests.
Bank details will be emailed upon booking.
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