Fly to Padang. Common flight routes are through Kuala Lumpur or Jakarta. If you want to avoid a long stay in Padang it is recommended to fly in the day before and catch the ferry (Mentawai fast) the next morning.
We recommend to stay in Yani Homestay (very affordable budget option) or Deivan Hotel (nicer facilities for a reasonable price. Private bathrooms, hot running water etc.) Both are centrally located and close to the harbour where the Mentawai Fast leaves from.
-Three meals each day of your stay. We cook well-rounded food with fresh local ingredients. (typically fish, chicken, rice, potatoes, vegetables and tasty sauces.) We get a lot of thanks from our food and it is often mentioned in our reviews.
-Accommodation in one of our bungalows. We have fan cooled rooms and bungalows to 2-4 people. Beds have mosquito nets. Electricity runs from 7pm to 7am.
-Coconuts (We don’t ever run out :)), drinking water, black coffee and tea
Pick up in Siberut on arrival and drop off once you leave costs a total of 4 000 000 idr. This cost is per group in a boat (max 5 guests)
Regional Law No.08, Nov 25 Year 2015, states that foreign surfing visitors must pay a surfing tourism tax equivalent to Rp.1.000.000idr per maximum 15 day stay (extendable).
Our speedboat can be rented for a full day to make two surf trips for Rp.2.000.000. You can fit 5 people in the boat. It is possible to walk to 5 known spots from our camp without the boat, but you can reach 15 different spots with the speedboat.
We have a little shop in our camp. You can buy small snacks, Bintang, ciggies, white koffie, and even surfboards. It’s also not uncommon for the Mentawai people to come around to show guests their art carved from wood.
Cash (You can pay for your trip in Padang, but there are no ATMs between Padang and our island. It’s good to have cash in case you want to buy Bintang, snacks, cigarettes, suvineirs etc.)
We recommend to bring at least one extra board, fins, leash and wax. There are no big surf shops on the island so these can be hard to find. (We have a selection of second hand boards for sale at our camp.)
Basic emergency medical supplies for cleaning cuts etc.