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MENTAWAI SURF RETREAT

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"MSR" is nestled in an idyllic bay, just 50 metres from "Pitstops" and only 200 metres from "E-bay" one of the Mentawai Islands most celebrated waves"

MENTAWAI SURF RETREAT

Location, location, location

Jaw dropping in every way, this small but beautifully crafted retreat, offers five star sunsets and direct access to some of the region's best waves."

Mentawai Surf Retreat

Specials

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USD 50

2020 special offer - from USD 50/ night pp (min of 2 people booking)
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Resort Guide

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Overview

About

Mentawai Surf Retreat

Camp Size: Max 12 guests
Accommodation:  Private beachfront bungalows
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Daily boat rides included
Located in front of surf break: Yes, directly in front
Destination: Mentawai Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Budget: 5/5
Surf Lessons: Yes (subject to availability)
Surfboard Rental: Yes
Yoga: Yes (subject to availability)
Ideal for: Everyone!


Mentawai Surf Retreat rests amongst 20 acres of beach front land on Nyang Nyang Island in the Northern Mentawai region. The retreat is just a stone’s throw from Pitstops and Ebay - 2 world class waves giving you unlimited surf time! There are around 20 waves within a 30 minute boat ride of “MSR”.

"MSR" also offers both complimentary Yoga Classes as well as very affordable Surf Lessons (subject to availability).

The surf camp consists of three comfortable and spacious beach front bungalows set in a pristine bay with sunset views overlooking “Pitstops” an extremely fun and rippable right hander. The location is second to none in the Mentawai Islands.

Visitors are able to travel to the resort from Padang using a set schedule where guests can avoid spending any nights in Padang

Accommodation

Mentawai Islands

Available Bungalows (total 12 guests):

3 x private bungalows (with private bathroom) - up to 4 guests per bungalow

* Single guests are expected to share.
* Couples will always have a private bungalow. 

Bungalows can be set up in any configuration:

Double Share: Two full size beds
Triple Share: Three full size beds
Quadruple Share: Four full size beds    

Each bungalow is nestled amongst a tropical hillside that overlooks one of the most idyllic bays in the Mentawai Islands. Sit back and enjoy perfect views of “Pitstops” or take in a dreamy sunset, all from the comfort of your very own private deck.  

The accommodation is airy, comfortable and spacious, and accommodates between 1 & 4 guests in each bungalow. A large & private bathroom can be found at the rear & includes western toilet, high pressure shower and a separate entrance to keep your space sand free.

Inclusions:

- Beach front bungalows
- Private bathroom
- Western toilets
- High pressure showers
- Separate entrance
- Private deck/balcony
- Overlooks "Pitstops"
- Personal fans for every bed
- Sunset & Surf views from your balcony

Food & Drink

Mentawais

All packages includes:

- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snacks
- Drinking water, tea and coffee

Not included in the price: Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks or additional snacks

The elevated beachfront restaurant, bar and lounge also boasts sunset views overlooking "Pitstops" as well as distant coastal views of Siberut and its neighbouring islands. The Nyang Nyang Lounge is the perfect place to gather, eat, drink & share stories from the days surf sessions.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner are served each day around the guest’s schedule. The menu includes a variety of traditional Indonesian cuisine with a few western favourites. We can cater for special dietary requests, including vegetarian and gluten-free, just let us know.

Beer & soft drinks are available for purchase but are not included in the packaged price.

Note: Guests are more than welcome to bring their own duty free liquor!

 

Daily boat

Playgrounds Surf

Included in the package are your twice daily boat rides to the surf. There’s no set schedule but usually a plan is made the previous evening based on what the guests want and what the surf guide then suggests. Sometimes a first light mission is what’s agreed whereas other times a more relaxed approach is taken. It all depends on what the guests want. Usually we return to the camp for lunch & set off again mid afternoon and return home by dusk. It’s always a full day of surfing. Of course guests don’t have to take the boat every session if they’d prefer to stay at base camp and surf Pitstops or Ebay then that’s fine too!

Inclusions

surf mentawais

Included in the nightly rate:

* Airport/(hotel)/harbour transfers
* All porter fees
* Accommodation at Mentawai Surf Retreat
* Three meals a day prepared by the best chef in the Mentawais
* Daily snacks at the camp and on the boat trips
* Unlimited filtered water, coffee, tea and juice.
* Daily cleaning service
* TV & DVD lounge
* Unlimited access to surf Pitstops and E-bay
* Snorkelling (gear available)
* Daily surf transfers to more than 20+ surrounding surf breaks
* Experienced Surf Guide
* Yoga Classes (subject to availability)

Not included but available:

* Photo package: 300 USD per package
* Massages: 250.000 IDR/half an hour, 450.000 IDR/hour
* Surfboard rental: Mostly shortboards between 5'10 to 6'4. Rate is 300,000 IDR per day.
* Surf Lessons: 200,000 IDR per hour with a maximum of 3 students per teacher (usually 1 or 2 teachers available). Includes use of "soft top" boards but guests have to bring their own reef booties (compulsory).
* Soft drinks (25.000 IDR) and beers (45.000 IDR)
* Internet: 500.000 IDR for unlimited internet or 100.000 IDR per hour
* MSR merchandise such as caps, shirts and dry bags
* Laundry service

Trip Information

What to expect

Mentawai Surf Retreat is located in the heart of the surf region and guests have access to all the waves. None of them are more than 30 mins away (see map above). Guests also have direct access to Pitstops (below) which is one of the funnest right handers in the Mentawais. Not the scariest, not the hollowest but always a lot of fun, even at chest high. Its literally 50m from the camp.

 If you're looking for a little more grunt, then you'll also be a short paddle (from Pitstops) across to the other end of the reef to Ebay. Its not as consistent as Pitstops because it generally needs to be head high or bigger to start working but once it does you'll be blessed with one of the Mentawais crown jewels.

The Surf

mentawai surf retreat

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

Playgrounds Surf Breaks

Travelling to Sumatra

mentawai travel

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 camp

Padang Airport (PDG) to Mentawai Surf Retreat - USD $215 pp each way.

Includes collection from airport, all taxis in Padang, as well as the “speed boat” from Padang to “MSR”.

Upon arrival at Padang’s Minangkabau International Airport, you will be greeted by one of our staff members with pre-arranged transport to the harbour or hotel depending on your schedule. From this point we can help with any pre-departure needs, like accessing money, where to eat or simply explore this unique and colourful city for a genuine Indonesian experience.

Speedboat transfer - departure and arrival times

Padang to MSR

12:30 PM Loading
1:00 PM Departure Padang (Arrive in Padang anytime BEFORE 10am)
4:30 PM Arrival MSR

MSR to Padang

6:30 AM Loading
7:00 AM Departure MSR
10:30 AM Arrival Padang (Flights depart anytime AFTER 2pm)

This schedule allows for a morning flight arrival and a late afternoon flight departure. Designed to minimize time spent in Padang if possible.

Padang Hotel (extra cost)

If your flights don’t match up or you’d like to overnight in Padang, there are a number of very affordable hotels to choose from. Even the best hotels (below) are only around $60-70 for 2 guests including breakfast.

We suggest staying at either of the following options:

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.

Transfer times summary:

Taxis – Padang airport to hotel zone & ferry port - 1hr
Taxis – hotel zone to ferry port - 10 minutes
Speedboat, Padang to MSR, Mentawai - 3-4hr crossing 

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.

Special Offers

2020 special offer - from USD 50/ night pp (min of 2 people booking)
ENQUIRE

Set Trips

Set Trip 1

04 FEB 21 to 13 FEB 21

9 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 2

13 FEB 21 to 23 FEB 21

10 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 3

23 FEB 21 to 04 MAR 21

9 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 4

04 MAR 21 to 13 MAR 21

9 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 5

13 MAR 21 to 25 MAR 21

12 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 6

25 MAR 21 to 03 APR 21

9 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 7

03 APR 21 to 10 APR 21

7 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 8

10 APR 21 to 21 APR 21

11 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 9

21 APR 21 to 02 MAY 21

11 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 10

02 MAY 21 to 12 MAY 21

10 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 11

12 MAY 21 to 23 MAY 21

11 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 12

23 MAY 21 to 02 JUN 21

10 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 13

02 JUN 21 to 13 JUN 21

11 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 14

13 JUN 21 to 23 JUN 21

10 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 15

23 JUN 21 to 01 JUL 21

8 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 16

01 JUL 21 to 10 JUL 21

9 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 17

10 JUL 21 to 21 JUL 21

11 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 18

21 JUL 21 to 01 AUG 21

11 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 19

01 AUG 21 to 11 AUG 21

10 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 20

11 AUG 21 to 22 AUG 21

11 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 21

22 AUG 21 to 01 SEP 21

10 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 22

01 SEP 21 to 11 SEP 21

10 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 23

11 SEP 21 to 22 SEP 21

11 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 24

22 SEP 21 to 02 OCT 21

10 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 25

02 OCT 21 to 13 OCT 21

11 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 26

13 OCT 21 to 23 OCT 21

10 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 27

23 OCT 21 to 02 NOV 21

10 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 28

06 NOV 21 to 16 NOV 21

10 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Set Trip 29

16 NOV 21 to 25 NOV 21

9 Nights, 10 Spaces Available

Transfer Costs

Padang Airport to MSR (return trip)

06 FEB 20 to 27 NOV 20

Price per person per night: USD 430

Booking Notes

Currently we have the following special deal (it's approximately 70% off our usual rate):

US$75/night per person (min of 2 people booking)
Shared bungalow of 4 people (no private bungalows)
If 6 - 8 guests in a group book, then price is US$65/night per person

Includes:

Pick up from and drop off to Sieberut
3 meals/day (not homestay-style)
Coffee/tea
Unlimited filtered water
FREE FAST WIFI
Pitstops right on your doorstep, roll out of your bungalow and straight into the line-up
Walking distance to 7 other breaks

Additional costs:

Beers and soft drinks
Mentawai Surf tax
Ferry tickets

Big boat - IDR 1.500.000
for those days when you want all-day sessions elsewhere or trips to the Playgrounds area
cost is for entire day, so boat can head out and return for lunch, then head out again
boat can take up to 8 people (2x 40HP engines)
includes boat, fuel, and driver

Small boat - IDR 150.000 per person
for those trips nearby but not walking distance, or at other close-by islands
cost is per person, per surf trip
min 2 people required
boat can take up to 6 people
includes boat, fuel and driver


Note:

Trips need to be timed with the ferries from Padang to Sieberut
Ferries leave Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays with out-and-back trips
Let us know your dates and how many nights you'd like, and we'll confirm availability and logistics
Guests are all responsible for their own Covid test requirements and checks

Deposit & Payment

A USD 500 deposit per person 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 60 days prior to departure and is 100% non-refundable.

Payment Options

Payment only by Bank transfer

All transfer charges & bank fees, including correspondent bank fees, are to be incurred by the guests.

Bank details will be emailed upon booking.

Save a lot of $$$ by using www.transferwise.com for your international bank transfers. It's free and easy to use, you will receive much better currency rates than any bank. 

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 Mentawai Surf Retreat & Surf Camp Sumatra’s Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Mentawai Surf Retreat: http://www.mentawaisurfingretreat.com/terms-conditions/

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.
The MSR speedboat parked up out the front Your accommodation Balcony views Private balcony Double room at MSR Private bathroom At the waters edge Views from the camp with Pitstops breaking MSR accommodation The restaurant MSRs private speedboat Pitstops is one of the funnest right handers in the region Dinner is served Pitstops looking fun Enjoying a hard earned Bintang Mentawai Surf Retreat bungalow This is Pitstops Returning home for lunch Walking through the MSR garden Sunsets views at MSR Loading up for a surf Mentawai Surf Retreat Sunsets views from the resort MSR garden

Location Map

2020 special offer - from USD 50/ night pp (min of 2 people booking)
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Mentawai Surf Retreat

Camp Size: Max 12 guests
Accommodation:  Private beachfront bungalows
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Daily boat rides included
Located in front of surf break: Yes, directly in front
Destination: Mentawai Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Budget: 5/5
Surf Lessons: Yes (subject to availability)
Surfboard Rental: Yes
Yoga: Yes (subject to availability)
Ideal for: Everyone!


Mentawai Surf Retreat rests amongst 20 acres of beach front land on Nyang Nyang Island in the Northern Mentawai region. The retreat is just a stone’s throw from Pitstops and Ebay - 2 world class waves giving you unlimited surf time! There are around 20 waves within a 30 minute boat ride of “MSR”.

"MSR" also offers both complimentary Yoga Classes as well as very affordable Surf Lessons (subject to availability).

The surf camp consists of three comfortable and spacious beach front bungalows set in a pristine bay with sunset views overlooking “Pitstops” an extremely fun and rippable right hander. The location is second to none in the Mentawai Islands.

Visitors are able to travel to the resort from Padang using a set schedule where guests can avoid spending any nights in Padang

Mentawai Islands

Available Bungalows (total 12 guests):

3 x private bungalows (with private bathroom) - up to 4 guests per bungalow

* Single guests are expected to share.
* Couples will always have a private bungalow. 

Bungalows can be set up in any configuration:

Double Share: Two full size beds
Triple Share: Three full size beds
Quadruple Share: Four full size beds    

Each bungalow is nestled amongst a tropical hillside that overlooks one of the most idyllic bays in the Mentawai Islands. Sit back and enjoy perfect views of “Pitstops” or take in a dreamy sunset, all from the comfort of your very own private deck.  

The accommodation is airy, comfortable and spacious, and accommodates between 1 & 4 guests in each bungalow. A large & private bathroom can be found at the rear & includes western toilet, high pressure shower and a separate entrance to keep your space sand free.

Inclusions:

- Beach front bungalows
- Private bathroom
- Western toilets
- High pressure showers
- Separate entrance
- Private deck/balcony
- Overlooks "Pitstops"
- Personal fans for every bed
- Sunset & Surf views from your balcony

Mentawais

All packages includes:

- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snacks
- Drinking water, tea and coffee

Not included in the price: Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks or additional snacks

The elevated beachfront restaurant, bar and lounge also boasts sunset views overlooking "Pitstops" as well as distant coastal views of Siberut and its neighbouring islands. The Nyang Nyang Lounge is the perfect place to gather, eat, drink & share stories from the days surf sessions.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner are served each day around the guest’s schedule. The menu includes a variety of traditional Indonesian cuisine with a few western favourites. We can cater for special dietary requests, including vegetarian and gluten-free, just let us know.

Beer & soft drinks are available for purchase but are not included in the packaged price.

Note: Guests are more than welcome to bring their own duty free liquor!

 

Playgrounds Surf

Included in the package are your twice daily boat rides to the surf. There’s no set schedule but usually a plan is made the previous evening based on what the guests want and what the surf guide then suggests. Sometimes a first light mission is what’s agreed whereas other times a more relaxed approach is taken. It all depends on what the guests want. Usually we return to the camp for lunch & set off again mid afternoon and return home by dusk. It’s always a full day of surfing. Of course guests don’t have to take the boat every session if they’d prefer to stay at base camp and surf Pitstops or Ebay then that’s fine too!

surf mentawais

Included in the nightly rate:

* Airport/(hotel)/harbour transfers
* All porter fees
* Accommodation at Mentawai Surf Retreat
* Three meals a day prepared by the best chef in the Mentawais
* Daily snacks at the camp and on the boat trips
* Unlimited filtered water, coffee, tea and juice.
* Daily cleaning service
* TV & DVD lounge
* Unlimited access to surf Pitstops and E-bay
* Snorkelling (gear available)
* Daily surf transfers to more than 20+ surrounding surf breaks
* Experienced Surf Guide
* Yoga Classes (subject to availability)

Not included but available:

* Photo package: 300 USD per package
* Massages: 250.000 IDR/half an hour, 450.000 IDR/hour
* Surfboard rental: Mostly shortboards between 5'10 to 6'4. Rate is 300,000 IDR per day.
* Surf Lessons: 200,000 IDR per hour with a maximum of 3 students per teacher (usually 1 or 2 teachers available). Includes use of "soft top" boards but guests have to bring their own reef booties (compulsory).
* Soft drinks (25.000 IDR) and beers (45.000 IDR)
* Internet: 500.000 IDR for unlimited internet or 100.000 IDR per hour
* MSR merchandise such as caps, shirts and dry bags
* Laundry service

Mentawai Surf Retreat is located in the heart of the surf region and guests have access to all the waves. None of them are more than 30 mins away (see map above). Guests also have direct access to Pitstops (below) which is one of the funnest right handers in the Mentawais. Not the scariest, not the hollowest but always a lot of fun, even at chest high. Its literally 50m from the camp.

 If you're looking for a little more grunt, then you'll also be a short paddle (from Pitstops) across to the other end of the reef to Ebay. Its not as consistent as Pitstops because it generally needs to be head high or bigger to start working but once it does you'll be blessed with one of the Mentawais crown jewels.

mentawai surf retreat

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

Playgrounds Surf Breaks

mentawai travel

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 (PDG) to Mentawai Surf Retreat - USD $215 pp each way.

Includes collection from airport, all taxis in Padang, as well as the “speed boat” from Padang to “MSR”.

Upon arrival at Padang’s Minangkabau International Airport, you will be greeted by one of our staff members with pre-arranged transport to the harbour or hotel depending on your schedule. From this point we can help with any pre-departure needs, like accessing money, where to eat or simply explore this unique and colourful city for a genuine Indonesian experience.

Speedboat transfer - departure and arrival times

Padang to MSR

12:30 PM Loading
1:00 PM Departure Padang (Arrive in Padang anytime BEFORE 10am)
4:30 PM Arrival MSR

MSR to Padang

6:30 AM Loading
7:00 AM Departure MSR
10:30 AM Arrival Padang (Flights depart anytime AFTER 2pm)

This schedule allows for a morning flight arrival and a late afternoon flight departure. Designed to minimize time spent in Padang if possible.

Padang Hotel (extra cost)

If your flights don’t match up or you’d like to overnight in Padang, there are a number of very affordable hotels to choose from. Even the best hotels (below) are only around $60-70 for 2 guests including breakfast.

We suggest staying at either of the following options:

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.

Transfer times summary:

Taxis – Padang airport to hotel zone & ferry port - 1hr
Taxis – hotel zone to ferry port - 10 minutes
Speedboat, Padang to MSR, Mentawai - 3-4hr crossing 

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.

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.

Set Trips

Trip

Dates

Nights

Prices

Set Trip 1

04 FEB 21 to 13 FEB 21

9

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Set Trip 2

13 FEB 21 to 23 FEB 21

10

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Set Trip 3

23 FEB 21 to 04 MAR 21

9

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Set Trip 4

04 MAR 21 to 13 MAR 21

9

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Set Trip 5

13 MAR 21 to 25 MAR 21

12

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Set Trip 6

25 MAR 21 to 03 APR 21

9

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Set Trip 7

03 APR 21 to 10 APR 21

7

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Set Trip 8

10 APR 21 to 21 APR 21

11

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Set Trip 9

21 APR 21 to 02 MAY 21

11

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Set Trip 10

02 MAY 21 to 12 MAY 21

10

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Set Trip 11

12 MAY 21 to 23 MAY 21

11

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Set Trip 12

23 MAY 21 to 02 JUN 21

10

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Set Trip 13

02 JUN 21 to 13 JUN 21

11

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Set Trip 14

13 JUN 21 to 23 JUN 21

10

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Set Trip 15

23 JUN 21 to 01 JUL 21

8

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Set Trip 16

01 JUL 21 to 10 JUL 21

9

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Set Trip 17

10 JUL 21 to 21 JUL 21

11

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Set Trip 18

21 JUL 21 to 01 AUG 21

11

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Set Trip 19

01 AUG 21 to 11 AUG 21

10

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Set Trip 20

11 AUG 21 to 22 AUG 21

11

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Set Trip 21

22 AUG 21 to 01 SEP 21

10

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Set Trip 22

01 SEP 21 to 11 SEP 21

10

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Set Trip 23

11 SEP 21 to 22 SEP 21

11

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Set Trip 24

22 SEP 21 to 02 OCT 21

10

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Set Trip 25

02 OCT 21 to 13 OCT 21

11

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Set Trip 26

13 OCT 21 to 23 OCT 21

10

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Set Trip 27

23 OCT 21 to 02 NOV 21

10

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Set Trip 28

06 NOV 21 to 16 NOV 21

10

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Set Trip 29

16 NOV 21 to 25 NOV 21

9

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Transfer Costs

Transfers

Dates

Price/Person

Guests

Padang Airport to MSR (return trip)

06 FEB 20 to 27 NOV 20

USD 430

Booking Notes

Currently we have the following special deal (it's approximately 70% off our usual rate):

US$75/night per person (min of 2 people booking)
Shared bungalow of 4 people (no private bungalows)
If 6 - 8 guests in a group book, then price is US$65/night per person

Includes:

Pick up from and drop off to Sieberut
3 meals/day (not homestay-style)
Coffee/tea
Unlimited filtered water
FREE FAST WIFI
Pitstops right on your doorstep, roll out of your bungalow and straight into the line-up
Walking distance to 7 other breaks

Additional costs:

Beers and soft drinks
Mentawai Surf tax
Ferry tickets

Big boat - IDR 1.500.000
for those days when you want all-day sessions elsewhere or trips to the Playgrounds area
cost is for entire day, so boat can head out and return for lunch, then head out again
boat can take up to 8 people (2x 40HP engines)
includes boat, fuel, and driver

Small boat - IDR 150.000 per person
for those trips nearby but not walking distance, or at other close-by islands
cost is per person, per surf trip
min 2 people required
boat can take up to 6 people
includes boat, fuel and driver


Note:

Trips need to be timed with the ferries from Padang to Sieberut
Ferries leave Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays with out-and-back trips
Let us know your dates and how many nights you'd like, and we'll confirm availability and logistics
Guests are all responsible for their own Covid test requirements and checks

A USD 500 deposit per person 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 60 days prior to departure and is 100% non-refundable.

Payment only by Bank transfer

All transfer charges & bank fees, including correspondent bank fees, are to be incurred by the guests.

Bank details will be emailed upon booking.

Save a lot of $$$ by using www.transferwise.com for your international bank transfers. It's free and easy to use, you will receive much better currency rates than any bank. 

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 Mentawai Surf Retreat & Surf Camp Sumatra’s Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Mentawai Surf Retreat: http://www.mentawaisurfingretreat.com/terms-conditions/

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.
Guest Reviews
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Fantastic

By Andy Yates
Fantastic location, hospitality and waves. Really great set up and the Pit Stop retreat team were what made this experience exceptional. Well be back. Thanks Brent and the team for making for such a great holiday

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Paradise

By Adrian Davidson
An amazing, picture perfect surf camp. Lovely accommodation. Great food provided in an amazing dining area over looking “Pitstops”. Friendly mangers and surf guides. Everything was organised well and spot on. I have absolutely no complaints.

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Location, location, location!!!

By Leon
Fun waves in front of our bungalow, plenty of other good waves about. Not super quiet, but not super busy. Wish I had stayed longer!

Reasons to book!

  • Max 12 guests
  • 3 beach side bungalows
  • Overlooks right hander (Pitstops)
  • 5 min walk to left hander (E-Bay)
  • Surf Lessons available
  • Free Yoga Classes (subject to availability)
  • Private transfer to & from Padang
  • No nights in Padang needed
  • 20 waves within 30 mins
  • All abilities welcome

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