Mentawai & North Sumatra
MENTAWAI ISLANDS, INDONESIA
Macaroni’s Resort is like no other on earth…
Imagine empty white sand beaches extending into clear warm water where perfect waves peel around the reef… it’s the kind of place dreams are made of! Voted by the pros as the most fun wave to surf in the world, Macas is undoubtedly one of the world’s most consistent and rippable left-hand reef breaks.
Discovered in the 1980’s and kept secret for over a decade, Macaroni’s popularity skyrocketed when word got out. Introduction of tourism regulations now support a sustainable carrying capacity of 40 surfers visiting daily. What remains mostly unrealized is the quality of uncrowded surf during shoulder and summer months, when warmer weather keeps Southern hemisphere surfers closer to home.
- 7-night package
- Departing Fridays or Sundays
- Valid for Travel January and February, 2019
- 7 nights’ luxury accommodation
- Air Conditioned room with large veranda
- Ensuite with hot shower
- Free in-room WIFI, TV, DVD, mobile phone signal booster
- 3 gourmet meals daily
- Water, juice, milk, coffee and tea
- Transfers to the local waves
- Boat use for fishing and other recreational activities
- Use of snorkeling gear, fishing and spear fishing equipment
- Use soft top surf boards and stand up paddle boards
Optional Extras (at an additional cost)
- Return fast-ferry transfers from Padang to Macaronis Resort (This can be arranged with us once you’ve made your booking for an additional $250 AUD each way plus $50 each way for surfboards)
Parked in the North Indian Ocean, long range ground swells travel miles and unload in a tropical paradise full of amazing people, waves for all levels, palms and coconuts aplenty. The Southern Hemisphere Winter has more frequent and larger waves. During Summer months the area remains similarly consistent but with less intense swells. If you are an absolute charger then large peak season swells and heaving 8-10 footers will be your dream, however if you love hanging with your mates, sinking a few beers, and scoring perfect mid-size points and reefs, then do not count out shoulder season or the summer period.
Here’s a guide to the waves which you might get to surf during your trip. Our operators have years of experience and will do their best to ensure that you’re in the right place at the right time. If you’re lucky they might even let you in on some of their secret spots too!
- Silabu Left
- Inside Macaronis right
- Outside Macaronis right
- Mini Macas
- Bat Caves
- Rags left
- Rags Right
Getting to the Mentawai Islands is somewhat involved for the traveller, however there is no doubt that this is part of the experience and what it takes to surf some of the best waves in the world.
Most hotels and charters can organise transport from Padang (North Sumatra) so you simply need to organise flights into Padang which usually transfer from either Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore or Bali.
GETTING FROM PADANG TO MACARONIS
You can make your own way to Macaronis Resort, or we can arrange a Fast-Ferry Transfer for $250 AUD per person each way. This package includes transfers from/to airport or hotel, fast-ferry tickets and luggage (surfboard luggage additional $50 each way). Note that you need to arrive in Padang the night before the day of the ferry departure and stay at Savali Hotel, ready to be picked up the following morning.
(Any trip specific details such as pick up times, hotel arrangements or additional requirements shall be emailed to you within 48 hours of your booking confirmation)
Once you’ve made payment for your booking you will receive a booking confirmation email with important information regarding your package. Please read this information carefully. If you notice any errors or have any questions regarding your booking, please reply to this email within 24 hours.
Any dietary and/or medical requirements must be stated on your booking form. Any changes in regards to customer information, after the booking has been confirmed cannot be guaranteed.
Sometimes we will request additional information. If so, it is your responsibility to provide this information.
Please note that when booking through Wave of the Day you will have ongoing customer service both before and while on your trip.
Please read our terms and conditions before making a reservation.
Please note all trips exclude the following unless otherwise stated:
- Travel Insurance
- Any local travel taxes or visa charges
- Any additional food, drinks, or services beyond the inclusions listed above
- Additional tours/activities not included by the operator
- Personal expenses
- Any gratuities
“Macaroni’s staff + wave + everything. You are incredible and unforgettable. Thank you so much the love. Will be back soon. Take care.”
Simba, September 2017
“This week for sure I’ll never forget. Awesome place, great staff, perfect wave. Loved to meet all these people. I had a great time! Thank you Maccas! Terima Kasih. Obrigado! Hope to come back soon.”
Alice, September 2017
“What a great time I had! Thanks to everyone who made this possible – we will come back for sure. Lay Back Team 4 ever!”
Pedro Barros – (Pro Surfer), August 2017
“That was a memorable trip! Thanks to this amazing crew at Macas Resort! Can’t wait to be back! Much love.”
Yago Dora – (Pro Surfer), August 2017
“A great stay. Warm and friendly staff and guests, look forward to return. Terima Kasih.”
James C, August 2017
“What an adventure! Fun waves and good times with my best mates.”
Craig, August 2017