Mentawai Surf Trip

How to get here

1. Fly to Padang

First step to get to the resort is to fly to Padang in Sumatra (Minangkabau International Airport) from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Jakarta.

Airlines: Air Asia, Sriwijaya, Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Citilink operate daily flights.

Our resort representative will be waiting for you to drive you to your accommodation (option 1) - or directly to the harbour (option 2).

Note: You need to arrive a day before if you take the ferry (option 1) & before mid-day if you opt for the speedboat (option 2).

2. get to the resort

Option 1: 
Ferry + speedboat transfer
Spend a night in Padang (hotels selection below) & take the ferry on the next morning. 

Recommended for: solo travellers, couples, friends or families.

The ferry departs to Tuapejat at 6 am on Mondays & 7am on Wednesdays & Fridays. It departs to Sioban at 7am on Sundays.
Once arrived In Tuapejat or Sioban, the resort speedboat will come to take you to the final destination.
  • Travel time: +/- 5 hours via Tuapejat & +/- 4 hours via Sioban.
  • Price roundtrip: for surfers* - $300 USD/p & non-surfers - $250 USD/p
Way back from resort to Padang: on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sunday at 3pm from Tuapejat.
Rate includes: transfers from/to airport, ferry tickets, luggage, surfboard luggage* & speedboat transfers.
Option 2: 
Private speedboat service
Private speedboat service straight from Padang to the resort. 

Recommended for: Travelling in big groups
  • Travel time: 3.30 hours
  • Price: $4,000 USD - roundtrip
  • Maximum capacity: 14 people
Rate includes: transfers from/to airport & speedboat transfers.
Why do I need to stay overnight in Padang?                                   
Only if you opt for the ferry option. The ferry only departs once a day early morning. That's why you need to arrive one day in advance & book a night in Padang. We recommend staying at Budget Hotel by the Harbour as the hotel is just walking distance away from the ferry harbour. Other options is: Mercure Padang.
How long does it take to get to the resort from Padang?
  • If ferry stops at Tuapejat: +/- 5 hours
  • If ferry arrives at Sioban: +/- 4 hours
  • Direct speedboat: 3.30 hours
How is the ferry condition?
The ferry provides AC, toilets, snacks and water. There is also an outdoor seating area, if you want to get some fresh air. It is still in a very good condition and very clean


General stuff

  • Sandals
  • Shaving kit
  • Nail clippers
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Moisturiser Allergy medication
  • Malaria medication
  • Long shirts & pants
  • Flash drives
  • Energy snacks
  • Visa (if necessary)
  • Flight tickets
  • Passport
  • Comb or brush
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Books
  • Cash
  • Laptop or Tablet


  • Wax & wax comb
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Sunblock & zinc
  • Surf hat
  • Reef booties
  • Leashes
  • Fins & fin key
  • Bikinis
  • Board shorts Surfboards & board bag


already provided

  • Beach towels
  • Bath towels
  •  Shower gel
  • Shampoo
Travel information
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