PLAYGROUNDS, MENTAWAIS, INDONESIA
The Playgrounds area of the Mentawais is well named. There are heaps of breaks ranging from beginner style through to barrelling down the line Kandui Lefts and Rifles. There are breaks for just about any size swell on just about any wind. If there is a location anywhere in the world that is almost guaranteed to have something fun to paddle out to then Playgrounds is it; even the low season months of October to March are incredibly consistent in the medium sized range and crowds are non-existent.
Accommodation is in twelve luxury umas – each uniquely finished in natural materials with its own shaded porch, garden, private bathroom, ceiling fan, air conditioning, mosquito nets and a choice of king-sized beds accommodating from one to four people. Nine individual umas are set amongst the beachfront garden and three in a single building great for families and groups. The two storey restaurant is by the huge infinity pool connected by wooden deck to the bar, games room and lounge area. Meals at Kandui Villas are excellent, featuring local seafood and organically-grown vegetables from a massive greenhouse. With six boats, accessing breaks is never a problem, regardless of the guests level of surfing.
Includes airfares to Padang, airport transfers; Padang arrival night accommodation; Mentawais Fast Ferry to Kandui Villas resort on scheduled trip dates or via Siberut and longboat for off-schedule dates.Surfing packages include meals, drinking water and unlimited use of resort boats. Packages ex Australian cities from $5,700 per surfer for 10 nights twin share. (subject to airfares)