Hot showers in cool rain. A holiday chalet 10 metres from the waters edge. A pretty much private beach. Deck chairs overlooking empty turquoise waters and luxury little holiday house nestled in rainforest with only the sounds of the (epic) waves out front and the rustling of coconut trees. Really what more could you possibly want?
The owners have made also huge effort to think about and balance the environmental impact of tourism in the area and provide local employment and flow on benefits for the local communities. This is my eleventh trip to Indo including several other Mentawai trips and five star bali resorts and this place is pretty bloody good.
Unlike some other surf destinations I also felt really safe. As girls travelling on our own we had absolutely no hassle, which was a really refreshing change from the usual surf camp saga. My only complaint would be breakfast (take some protein bars), the lunches and dinners are five star.
For a quality surf trip with luxury trimmings this would have to be number one option for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hosting guests since 1998, WavePark Mentawai Resort is the original full service land-based resort in the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia. Our all inclusive price includes airport pickups, a private chartered speedboat transport from mainland Sumatra to Mentawai and return, guided surfing and fishing speedboat service, 3 meals a day, drinks, snacks and accommodation at the resort. With a maximum capacity of 12 guests, the WavePark Mentawai Resort guests have the entire island for their exclusive use. Located in northern Mentawai near the playgrounds anchorage, WavePark offers 21 different waves to choose from within 30 minute speedboat ride. We are proud of our extensive knowledge of Mentawai waves and weather conditions; built up from our combined 20 years of experience hunting waves in the WavePark area. With unrivaled speed and comfort between lineups you will get better surf, more often with less crowds. Kayaking, SUP and fishing are all included activities, and the resort is proud to be family friendly. ... more less