Togat Nusa Retreat, North Sipora

Guest Reviews



By Jenny Stones, 27th October 2017

Great waves, amazing people and fantastic food. Your own private Island with an awesome left breaking on the reef! Its paradise and I’m already planning my next trip there.


Exceptional Surf Trip

By James McMahon, 16th May 2017

I just returned to LA from a 10-day trip at Togat Nusa and I can certainly say it was well worth the days of travel it took to get to the island! Hands down the most beautiful place I have ever visited. Ticks all the boxes if you want to relax, enjoy nature and score epic warm water waves.


12 days in paradise

By Carol Hanson, 3rd July 2016

Words can’t describe how amazing Togat Nusa Retreat really is. I was lucky enough to spend 12 days, literally in paradise, with the best company, best food, and best surfing anyone could hope to enjoy, warmest thanks again, Carol.

togat nusa retreat

Camp Size: Max 8
Accommodation:  Private fan bungalows
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Daily boat rides included
Located in front of surf break: Yes
Destination: Mentawai Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Budget: 4/5
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: No
Yoga: Yoga & meditation classes
Ideal for: small groups, couples & families

mentawai islands

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.

The retreat is blessed with a very consistent and extremely good left hander called Scarecrows that breaks a short distance from its shores. Several world class waves are also reachable within a short speedboat ride including the world famous left hander Telescopes.

Guests are able to travel to the resort on a set schedule with 10, 11 and 12 day trips available from February until November. Ideal for intermediate and advanced surfers – the resort is particularly suited for small groups, families or couples looking for a unique surf and yoga orientated tropical surf vacation.

surfing mentawai

Togat Nusa Retreat caters for a maximum of 8 guests within its 4 private bungalows

Each bungalow is constructed with beautiful local hardwood timber & includes its own veranda as well as a pathway to the jaw dropping white sand beach that’s just a stone’s throw away. All accommodation comes complete with private bathrooms including hot/cold showers.

Bungalows – private accommodation

4 x double bungalows (sleeps 1-2 guests)

- 2 large double beds per bungalow
- Fan cooled
- Private bathroom
- Hot/cold showers
- Private veranda
- Pathway to the beach 
- Ideal for singles, couples & small groups

surf mentawai

Built entirely out of recycled timber and driftwood collected from the surrounding beaches, the bar & restaurant is the hub of the retreat and is a truly spectacular piece of craftsmanship.

Meals are locally sourced with a focus on fresh meats, fish, fruit and vegetables as well as home baked breads and pastries. Togat Nusa’s experienced Indonesian chef combines traditional and western recipes to create the most delicious meals.

Breakfast for early birds consist of fruit, yogurt and homemade granola, coffee and tea. You can order what you like, omelettes, pancakes, French toast with homemade bread, bacon and eggs.

Lunches & Dinners are served buffet style pizza, burritos, pasta, curries, some Indonesian dishes, ren dang, lumpias, soto ayam, fresh fish,roast chicken, fresh salads, homemade cakes, donuts and fresh fruits for desserts.

All guests will be given a large water bottle that you can refill in the restaurant.

Food allergies and special dietary 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 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.

Included in the price:

- 3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
- Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water.
- Most snacks

Not included in the price:

- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks
- Some extra snacks

togat nusa

All inclusive - everything except massage , photos and drinks from the bar.

Private Island with turquoise lagoon
Scarecrows (left hander) on your doorstep
Daily Boat rides to the local surf spots*
Daily meals, snacks, smoothies & coconuts
Romantic candle light dinners

Free Wifi
Free Snorkelling Gear hire
Free Yoga Classes - for all levels
Free Stand Up Paddle Board hire
Tsunami Tower (12m tall) - also a great place to watch the sunset!

*Day trips up to the playgrounds or down to HT’s is additional. This is a daily charter price of USD$ 300, for up to 8 people.

surf boat

Included in the daily surfer rate are your daily boat rides;

Morning Surf session: typically 6.30am - 8.30am until 12pm
Afternoon surf session typically 2.30pm - 3pm until 6pm

Every guest will have daily boat rides to the surf included in their package. The first session will depart Togat Nusa between 6.30am and 8am depending on what’s agreed the evening before. Guests will return back to base for lunch, usually by 12pm. The afternoon surf departs around 2-3pm and returns back about 30 minutes before dark. The decision on where to surf will depend on the surf guide and what the group/majority would like to do. Guests can surf Scarecrows any time of day they like too. 

There are 2 boats available for our guests. The main boat is a traditional dugout canoe, powered by two 40 horsepower Yamaha engines that 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 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. As well as containing all the required safety gear, the boat has a cooler with cool drinks, a large roof and padded seats with backrests, ensuring guests are comfortable and protected from the sun during travel or when taking breaks between sessions.

Togat Nusa’s 9m aluminium speedboat is also used locally but will always be used when heading off for further missions north and south. Complete with a cabin & powered by 2 x 200 hp Suzuki engines the boat is equipped with GPS, radio and safety equipment. All missions to playgrounds or HT’s will be an additional charge of USD$ 300 / day for up to 8 guests.

surf map

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra 

We recommend using 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

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mentawai fast ferry

Price: USD 150 pp each way


* Airport collection
* Taxi to Hotel
* Taxi to Ferry
* Ferry Ticket (Padang to Tua Pejat, Sipora)
* Speedboat transfer from Tua Pejat (Mentawai port) – the camp;
* Baggage & surfboards charges (porters)

NOT INCLUDED: Hotel in Padang; meals and personal expenses in Padang;

Your transfers in detail:

Padang Airport

Upon arrival at Padang’s Minangkabau International Airport, you will be greeted by one of our staff members with pre-arranged transport and you'll be taken to your hotel. 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.

Padang Hotel (extra cost)

Note: All guests will need to spend their first night and last night in Padang. That said, hotels are very affordable and even the best hotels are around $60 for 2 guests including breakfast. 

We suggest staying at either of the following options:

Mercure Hotel -

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-

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.

Mentawai Fast Ferry

You'll be collected from your hotel and taken to the ferry port the next morning around 6.00am. The port is very close to where the hotels are found - it's just a short 5-10 minute ride.

Ferry departure times:

Padang – Tua Pejat: Monday, depart 06.30am
Padang – Tua Pejat: Wednesday, depart 06.30am
Padang – Tua Pejat: Friday, depart 07.00am
Tua Pejat – Padang: Monday depart 14.00pm
Tua Pejat – Padang: Wednesday depart 14.00pm
Tua Pejat – Padang: Friday depart 14.00pm

The Ferry crossing time takes around 3 to 4 hours. Guests will arrive in Tua Pejat (Mentawai Port) around 9.30am, where our staff will be waiting to transfer all the baggage to the speedboat and take the guests to Togat Nusa Retreat, arriving around 10am. Crossing times are subject to weather conditions and delays can happen.

On return, guests will depart the resort around lunchtime (with the speedboat) to take the Ferry at 2pm. The arrival time in Padang will be approx 6pm. Our staff member will transfer you to your hotel as well as the airport the next morning. (Hotel and meals in Padang are not included.)

Speed Boat - from Padang to the resort directly

A private speedboat is available (as an alternative to the fast ferry) - for crossing for groups of up to 12 surfers, starting from around USD 1,550 (tbc). The boat will head straight to the retreat and the crossing time usually takes 3 to 5 hours. This is always done in the morning; however the crossing can be postponed due to weather conditions.

"Rubber time"

Indonesian transport is renowned for being erratic, with this in mind delays and re-scheduling are an everyday reality concerning public transportation. We will do our best to get you where you need to be asap, but take no responsibility for delays or cancellations due to external circumstances.

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.

Set Trips

Trip Dates Nights Currency
Set Trip 1 02 MAR 18 to 12 MAR 18 10 USD
Set Trip 2 12 MAR 18 to 21 MAR 18 9 USD
Set Trip 3 23 MAR 18 to 02 APR 18 9 USD
Set Trip 4 02 APR 18 to 13 APR 18 11 USD
Set Trip 5 13 APR 18 to 23 APR 18 10 USD
Set Trip 6 25 APR 18 to 04 MAY 18 9 USD
Set Trip 7 07 MAY 18 to 16 MAY 18 9 USD
Set Trip 8 18 MAY 18 to 28 MAY 18 10 USD
Set Trip 9 30 MAY 18 to 08 JUN 18 9 USD
Set Trip 10 11 JUN 18 to 22 JUN 18 9 USD
Set Trip 11 22 JUN 18 to 02 JUL 18 10 USD
Set Trip 12 02 JUL 18 to 13 JUL 18 11 USD
Set Trip 13 13 JUL 18 to 23 JUL 18 10 USD
Set Trip 14 25 JUL 18 to 03 AUG 18 9 USD
Set Trip 15 06 AUG 18 to 15 AUG 18 9 USD
Set Trip 16 17 AUG 18 to 27 AUG 18 10 USD
Set Trip 17 29 AUG 18 to 07 SEP 18 9 USD
Set Trip 18 10 SEP 18 to 19 SEP 18 9 USD
Set Trip 19 21 SEP 18 to 01 OCT 18 10 USD
Set Trip 20 03 OCT 18 to 12 OCT 18 9 USD
Set Trip 21 15 OCT 18 to 24 OCT 18 9 USD
Set Trip 22 24 OCT 18 to 02 NOV 18 9 USD

Booking Notes

All pricing **includes $300 pp return transfers**

March & October- Early Season
10 days / 9 nights - USD$ 2300
11 days / 10 nights - USD$ 2500

April 3rd - September 30th
10 days / 9 nights - USD$ 2,550
11 days / 10 nights - USD$ 2,750
12 days / 11 nights - USD$ 3,000

* From August 2016 a government tax of IDR 1,000,000 (approx AUD$ 105) will be charged additionally to all surfers in the Mentawai Islands. Guests can surf up to 15 days with the option to extend. Fees will be due on arrival.

A USD500 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.

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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 Togat Nusa Retreat & Surf Camp Sumatra’s Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Togat Nusa Retreat:

Surf Camp Sumatra:
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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Your Personal Information

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Item Krui Mentawai Telos Banyaks Simeulue Hinakos
Alcohol available Yes Yes Yes Yes Limited Yes
Beaches OK Great Good Great Good Great
Crowd Good Good Great Great Good Great
Date Flexibility Great OK Poor Poor Great Great
Diving No Yes No No No Yes
Family Friendly OK Great Good OK OK Great
Female Friendly OK Great Great Good OK Great
Fishing OK Good Good Good OK Good
For Couples OK Great Good OK OK Great
Learn to Surf Yes Yes No No No No
Snorkelling OK Great Good Great OK Great
Surf & Yoga Yes Yes No No No Yes
Surf Season April-Nov All Year All Year April-Nov All Year All Year
Surfer Daily Budget $30+ $130+ $225+ $200+ $50+ $160+
Surfing Ability Beginner+ Beginner+ Intermediate+ Intermediate+ Intermediate+ Intermediate+


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