Mentawai Surf Retreat is the perfect choice for your surf trip destination. As a multiple award-winning surf resort, Mentawai Surf Retreat is considered the best boutique surf resort in the Mentawais, and the world, by many of our guests, adding that their experience with us was by far the best surf trip of their lives. Our TripAdvisor reviews speak for themselves.

You will not find a more perfect location for your holiday. With our wave, Pitstops, right out front, just 35 feet from your bungalow (you can watch the waves from your bed), 5 more breaks within easy walking distance and with two high speed long boats to get you into any one of more than 25 waves in the area, you’ll be surfing way more than you imagined.

No matter how you’re travelling, we’ll tailor each trip to suit our guests. Whether you’re a charger searching for the wave of your life, a solo traveller, a frothing grom, on a girls only surf trip, travelling as a family, a logging long-boarder, father-son trips or of course a group of mates, we can cater to your surfing levels. The huge variety of wave type in our region means that you can surf fun waves or even if you’re up for the challenge, some charger waves at one of our BIG 5.

Trips are sold in 3 to 12 day packages,

please refer to our schedule for trip dates that suit you best.


We make your entire experience as easy and hassle-free as possible. All you need to do is arrive at Padang (Mingangkabau) airport. From there, our crew will collect you from the airport, transfer you either to your hotel or  directly to the harbour, depending on your travel arrangements, so there’s no need for you to worry about any logistics, we’ll get you there!

Once you arrive at our island, again, everything is taken care of for you. You’ll be welcomed as part of the family and we’ll be frothing for surf just as much as you’ll be. There’s no need to worry about forecasts, conditions or waves that will suit you. We have experienced surf guides with an intimate knowledge of the local conditions which change at the drop of a hat.

What's The Surf Like?

On a global scale, The Mentawai Islands has more than 90% chance of scoring epic waves. Compared with other surf destinations, such as South Africa, Hawaii and Australia. With warm waters and a variety of perfect waves the Mentawai's has it all.

The Mentawai Islands offer some of the best surf to be found anywhere in the world, with more perfect left and right handers in one region than anywhere on earth. The Mentawai group of Islands attracts swells all year round with the most consistent season generally being between March and November.

Waves vary in size from 2 to 12 foot with the average wave height being about 6 foot. The Mentawai Islands region can also get big swells with reports of up to 15 feet plus recorded. They can range anywhere from fun sized walls to awesome stand-up barrels. If can hold your own on a wave, whether you're natural or goofy, this place has the wave for you. Even today you still can surf uncrowded waves as this area keeps producing quality line ups which are scattered amongst a vast array of reefs, point breaks and secluded bays.

Given the range of wave options that we can provide you with in the Mentawai Islands Playgrounds region, you won't be disappointed. We have a variety of surf breaks with fast access by speedboat or by land for you to select from. 


  • Surfing the best waves in the world

  • SUP exploring

  • Table tennis

  • Swimming in the warm inviting waters

  • Snorkelling over spectacular coral reefs (gear provided)

  • Fishing (gear provided)

  • Yoga (when available)

  • Jungle walks & hikes

  • TV in lounge to view your pics and surf movies

  • Beach combing & shelling

  • Boat trips

  • Village visits

  • Secluded tropical island visits


On every trip we have a professional photographer to capture your surf trip experience and probably the wave of you life.

Photo package is optional and sold as an extra charge.