Villa Mentawai, North Sipora

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Villa Mentawai

Camp Size: 8 guests (up to 12 guests upon request)
Accommodation: 4 bedrooms
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Daily boat rides included
Located in front of surf break: 5 mins
Destination: Sipora, Mentawai Islands
Surfing Ability: Beginner to advanced
Budget: 3/5
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: Yes (on request)
Yoga: No
Ideal for: Couples, groups & families

surf mentawaiWelcome to Villa Mentawai

Located on the tiny tropical paradise of Simakakang island, Villa Mentawai offers its guests more privacy and flexibility than a traditional surf camp setup. 

Rent the whole Villa for yourself or rent just a room! All packages include a complimentary speedboat to transport you to the surf each day. 

Guests can access the 10 or so waves in the vicinity thanks to one of the fastest and most comfortable speedboats in the Mentawai Islands. The closest waves are just 5 minutes away!

Travel to the resort using the Mentawai Fast Ferry which operates 4 days a week, via Padang (Sun, Mon, Weds and Fri)

Ideal for any surfer – the resort is a fantastic option for just about any travelling surfer including groupsfamilies & couples.

mentawai islands
Birds eye view

Set just a few steps back from your own private beach & backing onto your own private jungle, Villa Mentawai is not your ordinary surf camp set-up.

The villa has been designed to catch the ocean breeze and takes advantage of the abundant natural light. Even at the hottest time of the year, it offers comfortable open air living despite the tropical climate. Surrounded by a beautiful 4,600 m2 luscious garden as well as panoramic ocean views. 

Guests can expect lots of privacy and plenty of space, a trip to Simakakang Island is perfect for families, groups or couples who want to experience the Mentawai Islands on your own schedule. 

Kick back and relax in a hammock, catch some rays on a sun lounger or indulge in a movie on the TV (via its USB port). There is also Bluetooth music streaming available on the villa's sound system.

Expect fantastic snorkeling, spear fishing and regular fishing which is also on your door step. There are also some Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP's) & Kayaks available for the guests, free of charge.

Wifi internet is provided at the villa and is available for emails and light browsing. For those wanting 24/7 internet access, a very reliable 3-4G connection is also available. Buy a SIMPATI sim card with Rp 100,000 ($8) worth of data and you will be set for 2 weeks worth of browsing. Sim cards are available in Tua Pejat village.

There is also a laundry service, beach front terrace and back terrace. Electricity is provided by solar panels and generator when needed. 

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mentawai accommodation

Villa Mentawai has 4 bedrooms, which can accommodate up to a maximum of 8 guests (up to 12 on request for private bookings)

Each room is located in the main building and all are fan cooled. 

The 2 downstairs bedrooms each have private bathrooms
The 2 upstairs bedrooms share a toilet/washroom and have access to a "Balinese style" outdoor shower on the back terrace.

Each room has a mosquito screen on the windows & vents.

- Single or Queen beds
- Fan cooled
- Mosquito screens
- Clean towels and sheets

accommodation mentawai

bathroom
Downstairs private bathroom

See more villa photos in the photo gallery

food and drinks

Meals are typically served on the outside veranda where seating can be adjusted to accommodate large groups, couples or singles.

All guests will be provided breakfast, lunch & dinner each day, with plenty of healthy and delicious meals on offer. Vegetarians can be catered for (given prior notice). 

Included in the price:

- 3 large, healthy delicious meals each day
- Unlimited Tea, Coffee & Water

Not included in the price:

- Alcoholic beverages

speedboatsRatu Ombak (right side) and the Tinny (left side, background)

All visiting guests have complimentary use of the Villas main speedboat, the Ratu Ombak.

"Ratu Ombak" (Wave Queen) is a brand new boat and is 7.5m in length and fitted with a 250 hp Suzuki outboard. The boat is purpose-built to take guests to the surf breaks, fishing, snorkeling and island-hopping in a fast and safe manner. The boat has a cabin and is fitted with safety equipment including GPS, VHF Radio, Echo sounder, EPIRB & Satellite Phone. 

The "Tinny" is a 5m aluminium dinghy fitted with a Yamha 40hp outboard. The Tinny is used for provision runs to Tua Pejat and logistics, but is also available if the non surfers want to go in to town (Tua Pejat) or explore another island while the surfers are out during the day.

Guests can expect greater flexibility than the set-up at a regular surf camp. When the surf is really on and the weather permits, guests have the option of staying out all day on the Ratu Ombak, as its extremely comfortable & very well shaded. Other boats in the region simply cant offer the same service. 

Visiting surfers are also not locked into an early or mid morning surf and a late afternoon surf like that other camps... the surf guide will pick and choose windows when he knows it's going to be best and to avoid the other camps and charters, using the whole available day... This could be any combination of session times or even one mega session in a non crowded time and then head out for a fish in the late afternoon.

There are around 10 waves that are within 5-20 minutes of each other with the majority being left handers. The region certainly suits an intermediate surfer or a surfing family that are looking for the least crowded waves in the Mentawai Islands. 

Guests are expected to bring their own surfboards but it is possible to rent a board in Padang (given prior notice).

telescopesThe crown jewel of the region (Telescopes) is less than a 15 minute boat ride away.

surf map mentawai

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

Villa Mentawai Surf Breaks

travel to mentawai

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport (PDG), 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, Sriwijaya, Citilink & Lion Air. We recommend 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/

Guests are welcome to make their own way to Tua Pejat in Sipora, where complimentary transport by speedboat from the “Mentawai Fast Ferry” stop in Tua Pejat will transport each guest to Villa Mentawai. This transport takes about 10 minutes (same for the return back to Tua Pejat).

Alternatively, guests have the choice to take the "comfort package" (all inclusive transfers);

All inclusive transfers

USD$ 70 pp "each way" single guest

Includes:

-  Airport collection
-  Taxi to Hotel (hotel extra)
-  Taxi to Ferry (from hotel)
-  Ferry Ticket (Padang to Tua Pejat, Sipora)
-  Speedboat transfer from Tua Pejat (Mentawai port) – the resort
-  Exact same on return back to Padang Airport

Boards bags are an extra USD$ 20 each way for up to 15 kg's.

IDR 230.000 (around $18) bags between 10KG-15KG
IDR 460.000 (around $33) bags between 15KG-25KG
IDR 690.000 (around $50) bags over 25KG

Fees payable in Indonesian Rupiah on boarding the ferry. 

Your transfers in detail

Padang Airport (PDG)

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.

Mentawai Fast Ferry

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 taxi ride.

Mentawai Fast Ferry - departure times:

Padang – Tua Pejat: Monday, depart 06.30am
Padang – Tua Pejat: Wednesday, depart 06.30am
Padang – Tua Pejat: Friday, depart 07.00am
Padang – Tua Pejat: Sunday*, depart 07.00am

Tua Pejat – Padang: Monday depart 14.30pm
Tua Pejat – Padang: Wednesday depart 14.30pm
Tua Pejat – Padang: Friday depart 14.30pm
Tua Pejat – Padang: Sunday depart 14.30pm

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 the villa, arriving around 10.30am. Crossing times are subject to weather conditions and delays can happen.

Note*: On Sunday the ferry has a stop in Sioban so guests will arrive 2hrs later when arriving in Tuapejat.

On return, guests will depart the resort around lunchtime (with the speedboat) to take the Ferry at 2.30pm. The arrival time in Padang will be approx 6.15pm. Our staff member will transfer you to your hotel as well as the airport the next morning. 

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.

2019 Prices

All Guests Dates Nights Person/Night Guests
Couple or twin room 01 JAN 19 to 31 DEC 19
USD165
Triple share room 01 JAN 19 to 31 DEC 19
USD155
Single room 01 JAN 19 to 31 DEC 19
USD185
Quad share room 01 JAN 19 to 31 DEC 19
USD145

Transfer Costs

Transfers Dates Per Person Guests
Padang Airport to Villa Mentawai (return trip) 01 JAN 19 to 31 DEC 19 USD140

Booking Notes

5-9 year old - USD 80 / night
Children: 0-4 year old - Free of charge.


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 payments is due 60 days prior departure and non-refundable 100%.

One payment per group for initial deposit & final payment.

Bank transfer

Bank details will be emailed upon booking.

Save money 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. 

Credit Card

Credit card payments are available with a 2% processing fee.

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 Villa Mentawai & Surf Camp Sumatra's Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Villa Mentawai: https://www.villamentawai.com

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

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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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