Mentawai is one of the best places to visit in Indonesia, especially if you are a surfer. This island off the western coast of Sumatra is a world-class surfing location with lots of great places to explore. To enjoy them to the max, you need to stay in a great resort that allows you to get to all the best waves. Kandui Resort is one of them.
The best time to come to Mentawai is during in-season, although shoulder season will also provide wonderful surfing experience. There are many great surfing spots in Mentawai. Each spot has its own characteristics and unique trait. Here is all about Kandui Resort that will get you to the best of them at the best time.
The resort is located on the eastern shore of Karangmajat Island. The official address is at Katurei, Siberut Barat Daya, Kepulauan Mentawai, West Sumatra. Getting to the resort is quite easy, despite the somewhat remote location. You need to contact the resort and coordinate well. You will be picked up at the airport in Padang.
During your stay at this resort, you will live on one of the only eight umas. An uma is a traditional thatched house constructed in traditional Mentawai style by local craftsmen. Each uma is spacious comfortable, clean, and offers a wonderful view of the sea. Each of them has a nice air conditioning system, wireless connection, and great sleeping and bathing place.
Most of the amenities you will get from this resort are mostly surf-related ones. You can rely on the resort’s boats to get to the best surfing spots in the area. Surfboard storage, game room, and a tsunami bridge. The bridge leads you to a hill in the middle of the island, presumably high enough to escape the largest possible tsunami that might hit the island.
All trips to Kandui Resort are on a set schedule and are 10 to 11 days in duration. The resort average 16 to 19 guests per trip. During in-season, the rate is USD2,950 per person and USD5,400 for a couple for 10 days/10 night trip. During shoulder-season, the rate is some USD300 lower. You can check the available spot on each trip at their website.
Surfing trip to Mentawai will be made easy if you stay on Kandui Resort. You don’t need to worry about preparing the rip to the best spots yourself. You get to enjoy the best breaks while staying in a great comfortable place.