Kingfisher Resort - Mentawai Islands
7 nights from $2,269 (shared accommodation)
7 nights from $2,539 (private bungalow)
14 nights from $3,799 (shared accommodation)
14 nights from $4,339 (private bungalow)
Group discounts available. 15% off accommodation rates for 4 surfers & 20% off accommodation rates for 5 or more surfers.
Includes: return Padang airport transfers to the harbour, return overnight (air-con cabin) ferry transfers to the Islands, (5 or 12 nights) accommodation at Kingfisher Resort in either AC or fan cooled room, daily meals & snacks, water/tea/coffee, speedboat transfers to all local waves (HT’s, Bintangs, etc.), fishing excursions in the speedboat, use of resort facilities (snorkelling, fishing gear, bikes).
Kingfisher Resort is located on the southern tip of Sipora island, approximately 150 kilometres off the coast of mainland Sumatra, Indonesia. It has a dream location on a picture perfect palm fringed beach with Lances Left being directly in front of the resort!
Upon arrival into Padang, you'll be met by one of the resort representatives and transferred to your domestic flight where you will board a Mentawai airlines flight to Roket airport in the Mentawai islands. You'll then be met again and transferred by private speedboat to the resort.
The resort has two standards of accommodation. Their private bungalows are air conditioned and spacious for those whore after a little comfort, while for the budget concious they have a fan cooled dorm room (5 beds) - both having western style bathrooms/showers.
Located directly in front of the resort is Lances Left. This long, magnificent left-hander is the epitome of the classic Indo wave. A very long, superbly shaped wave that is renowned for being one of the most consistent and user-friendly breaks in the Mentawai islands. Several take off zones mean this place rarely feels crowded, and with a relatively easy entry during take off it's little wonder Lances is such a regular crowd pleaser. At three feet expect long, peeling, lined up walls perfect for pushing the limits on your turns, but also be on the lookout for two distinct barrel sections depending on swell direction. At six feet and above be prepared for corduroy lines stacked to the horizon. The wave transforms into a steep, deepwater takeoff with big open faces down the line. Also a great place for intermediate surfers to push themselves into bigger waves.
Located less than 15mins away by boat is H.T's (Lances Right). Arguably the best wave in the Mentawai islands, she is a fast, perfect, barreling right-hander, and is a dream wave for natural footers.
The resort is located in an extremely wave rich region with 10 different waves within 20 minutes via boat. With such an extensive selection to choose from; fun beach breaks, long lefts and rights, barrel perfection and heavy slabs, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced surfer all levels and appetites are catered for.
Fishing and snorkelling are catered for as well as a wide and varying range of activities on land. For the culturally curious, the local village provides a window into the lives of a race and people with a very different lifestyle to what most of us are familiar with. Get to know your friendly neighbours and hosts by joining in a woodcarving or weaving lesson under a palm tree or get involved in the daily volleyball match in the village. If all this sounds like too much activity, feel free to relax in a shaded hammock or catch the breeze in their open-planned restaurant, where drinks and food are available.
Meals are prepared using fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats, cooked in a variety of styles including; Western, Indonesian, Chinese as well as barbeques on the beach. The resort considers great food and lots of it an integral part of an enjoyable experience, so meals are served buffet style to ensure even the most ravenous appetites will be satisfied!!!
PRICES ARE IN NZ$. Please note most of these prices are ex Auckland and subject to currency fluctuations, flight availability and dates of travel. High season surcharges may apply.