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The Mentawai Islands off the coast of West Sumatra offer some of the best waves to be surfed on the planet. Five surf resorts and one surf camp are located in the northern region closest to Padang while Macaronis Resort is the only surf resort operational in the southern region located central to Thunders (Mentawais most consistent wave) and Lances Right (one of the world’s best right hand tubes).
Unlike other Mentawai surf resorts, Macaronis Surf Resort also offers inclusive over-night surf charters aboard our privately owned charter boat, the Indies Explorer. This allows guests the option of enjoying a few days each week visiting surrounding islands and surfing a variety of other legendary Mentawai waves.
Macaronis Surf Resort is situated over picturesque Silabu salt water lagoon, just accross the bay from the legendary Macaronis wave. Tidal movement keeps the lagoon clean and cool to swim in, with an abundance of marine life viewable from your villa balcony, and magnificent sunsets that occure over the lagoon at the end of each day.
Macaronis wave is the Mentawais most consistent and perfect wave breaking perfectly in all tides and ridable in almost any wind conditions. It’s no wonder it has previously been officially voted the ‘funnest wave to surf in the world’.
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Accommodation at Macaronis Surf Resort is in family sized thatched villas situated over magnificent Silabu salt water lagoon. Swim from your villa balcony or just sit back, read a book and enjoy the breeze and magnificent surroundings.
Or indoors chill out in air-conditioned comfort and catch up on world news or International sporting events shown on Sat TV, surf the net using the wireless hot spot internet connection (speed up to 512kbps) or check Maccas wave shown live on TV, meaning you don’t even have to get out of bed to check the surf !!
8 Pole Villas elevated above Silabu salt water lagoon offer a range of modern facilities with superb views. Each villa comfortably accommodates up to 4 guests with upstairs loft, 2 split AC systems (one on each level), central cooling fan, 2 person Spa bath, hot shower, deck shower, phone, Sat TV, wireless hotspot internet and live surf channel of Macaronis, meaning you don’t even have to get out of bed to check the surf!!
The interior of each villa is tastefully decorated with oriental furniture and lined with local hardwood. French doors lead to a spacious balcony overlooking the spectacular lagoon where one can view the amazing marine life that comes alive each night under the spotlights of each villa. A staircase leading from the balcony into the lagoon allows guests to swim from the veranda or be dropped off from a days surfing. A cold shower is conveniently located on the steps of each villa.
The Laut India more commonly known as ‘Indies Explorer’ operates as a mobile extension of Macaronis Resort. During season 2009, Indies Explorer will continue to offer 2-3 day surf charters north or south from Macaronis (inclusive in the package price), allowing guests to spread out and surf a wide variety of other perfect waves
SERVICES AND FACILITIES
Wireless Hot Spot Internet (up to 512 kbps), also offering VoIP phone service. Each villa offers its own safety deposit box and administration offers additional safety deposit boxes, Money changing service and other tourist information.
A Medical Clinic already constructed, to be properly set up in year 2009. A Medic will be available to treat guests for basic injuries or illnesses. Revive Indonesia will also continue with humanitarian projects in the surrounding villages.
The Bar and Restaurant, located on the first floor of the entertainment complex, offers tapped Bintang draft beer, a variety of mixed drinks.
A Big Screen TV (2 m x 2m) in the bar and restaurant provides guests the opportunity to watch international sports and news live as well as showing live surf footage of Macaronis plus a variety of DVD movies and music.
Credit Card payment facilities are now functional through V-sat inter
A Games Room is located on the second floor of the entertainment complex offering two pool tables, two table tennis tables and Table Soccer.
An Information Board situated in the bar provides swell and weather forecasts and schedules for surf excursions to other breaks.
Traditional deep tissue massages are available, great after a long day of surfing – from Mama Eli..
Fishing tackle and diving equipment is available for those who wish to head off fishing or diving (our chefs will prepare your catch at no extra charge).
A Guided Tour of Silabu and Betamonga Villages offering an opportunity to meet and trade with the locals and gain an appreciation of their culture.
Other Activities at Macaronis Resort include island exploring, snorkeling and game fishing. Guests may also choose to rent a motorbike and ride through the various off-road tracks found on North Pagai Island and visit various other remote villages.
How to get there
Macaronis Resort Transfers…
Enjoy a convenient Airport – Resort – Airport transfer service inclusive in the over-all package price. Upon arrival in Padang we’ll be there to great you and get you safely on your way to the Mentawais and back to the airport at the end of your trip.
This service is offered for a one off transfer fee of US$300 Return included in the package price, incorporating 1 hour mini-bus transfers between airport and Bungus Harbor (with surf board bags and luggage), ferry tickets, private air-conditioned cabin on Ambu Ambu Ferry (traveling to and from Mentawais) and Indies Explorer transfers between Sikakap Port and Macaronis Resort in the Mentawai Islands.
Airport Departures / Arrivals…
Mini-bus transfers depart Padang Airport at 2:30pm latest on Thursdays to Ambu Ambu Ferry and depart Bungus Harbor at 7:30am on Saturdays arriving back at Padang Airport at earliest 9:30am (ideal for flying directly in or out of Singapore using Tiger Airways , or on to Bali flying Lion Air or Batavia Air).
What are the rates?
Interested to book or do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us! We will get back at you within 24 hours (probably much faster).
Tel: +316 55 828 727
Freqeuntly Asked Questions
Questions? We might have them covered right here!
When are the Mentawai waves at their best?
– March and April: glassy conditions, a few more rights, less people but smaller waves.
– May, June, July and September: Big surf – high season.
– Late September and October: glassy conditions, a few more rights, less people but smaller waves.
– November, December, January and February: Rainy but still good surface conditions and smaller waves with no one around. Clean waves.
How to get there?
Simply book a flight to Padang (PDG) with airlines like Emirates/Singapore Airlines/Etihad/ Sri Lankan/ Qatar ( free surf boards ) or Turkish Airlines / Tiger Airlines/ Air Berlin / Condor
How do I make a reservation?
1. Contact us regarding your request and/or any questions you may have. Use the form above, call us (+316 55 828 727) or write us an e-mail (email@example.com).
2. Together we will arrange your trip from A to Z.
3. Have you read our Booking Terms? Before confirming, please read them.
Don’t forget your:
– Surf equipment (+ repair kit)
– Passport (at least 6 months valid upon date of return)
– Visas. For Indonesia you get a 30 day free visa upon arrival.
– Travel insurance
– Board shorts, sunscreen and slippers
Macaronis Wave; 5 mins by speedboat from your own private villa!!
Macaronis is surfable on large or small swells, in all tides and almost any wind conditions. It has a reputation as being the best on-shore wave to surf in the world and is popular with both intermediate and experienced surfers. On large swells Macas can offer some of the most epic tube riding conditions around and in smaller swells it is a perfectly shaped peeling left hander, great for all levels of surfing.
Macaronis Resort is located centrally to a range of other classy Mentawai waves like Lances Left, Lances Right, Bintangs, Malakopak Right, Rag’s Right, Rag’s Left and Thunders, all accessible on Indies Explorer. Alternatively, closer by waves such as Silabu Left, Macas Right, Greenbush and Bat Cave are all accessible by resort speedboats.
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5 min speedboat ride from Macaronis Resort
Maca’s Right is a long hot doggers wave that needs northerly winds and a medium to high tide to be working.
45 min north from the resort via speedboat
Another option for those seeking a long mellow right hand wave is ‘Bat Cave’
35 min south from Macas Resort via speedboat
A very hollow left hander that can either lock you in the barrel with no exit, or you may be lucky enough to avoid the lip and make a mind blowing tube before negotiating a safe exit off the wave.
10 min north from the resort via speedboat
Silabu Left sometimes becomes a favorite for guests at the resort that prefer fun uncrowded and mellower waves than at Macaronis.
Accessible on Indies Explorer
Hollow Trees, more commonly known as ‘HT’s’ (or Lances Right), was voted the 7th most enjoyable wave in the world by Waves magazine (December edition, 2003). It was also ranked the 12th most perfect wave in the world by Tracks Magazine, 2001.
Accessible on Indies Explorer
Lances Left is a long, magnificent lefthander that is regarded as one of the most consistent and user-friendly breaks in the Mentawai’s.
Accessible on Indies Explorer
Thunders is one of the most consistent breaks in the Mentawai’s and is surfable on all tides
Accessible on Indies Explorer
Bintangs is a short right located on the northern side of the bay near Lances left
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