01 JAN – 31 DEC
From $264 AUD
Macaronis Resort, Mentawais
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNTS
20% OFF ACCOMMODATION FOR FIRST 5 SURFERS BOOKED
10% NEXT 5 SURFERS
Macaronis Resort, the classic Mentawais surf resort with easy access to epic surf from a fantastic location. The 16 brand-new guest rooms feature private balcony, brilliant views, comfortable queen or twin bed accommodation, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom. There’s also a new free-form swimming pool, massage pavilion, and landscaped tropical garden setting.
Macaronis Resort is situated on the edge of picturesque Silabu salt water lagoon, just across the bay from legendary Macaronis wave. Tidal movement and currents keep the lagoon clean and cool to swim in, with magnificent sunsets over the water every evening.
Macaronis’ main building is a large, circular, three-level structure with scenic views of the bay and the lagoon. On ground level, the expansive bar, lounge and restaurant area have been remodelled with the same tropical ambiance and fun atmosphere that guests enjoy so much. It features a great outlook over the gardens to the beach, and poolside BBQ area. The large, lagoon-style swimming pool is surrounded by sun lounges and shaded with palm trees, set in a tropical garden with a massage pavilion nearby.
The Restaurant provides daily buffet breakfast and lunch with flexible meal times to suit the needs of surfers, plus a set menu dinner service every evening. Cuisine is a combination of Asian and Western favourites, with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, plus seafood from local waters – try a fishing trip and have your catch prepared by the chef for your dinner!
The Bar offers a variety of beers, snacks and mixed drinks with a big screen TV – satellite coverage includes live international sports, international news and entertainment channels. We also have a stock of surf movies, plus facilities to play your own footage of the day’s surfing adventures. The stereo system in the bar includes an ipod docking station, so bring along your ipod and share your own music selection.
On the second level, Guest Rooms can be arranged with twin beds or a queen size bed. The comfortable, air-conditioned rooms have their own en-suite bathroom with modern toilet and hot/cold shower. Each room has its own coded-keypad access plus safety deposit box, flat-screen TV, DVD player, in-house telephone, clothes storage, work desk with Wifi, private balcony with outdoor furniture, sea breezes and views over the lagoon or the tropical gardens.
The third level lookout gives a panoramic view over Macaronis Bay and the surrounding coastline, ideal for scoping out swell size and conditions. Binoculars are available and there’s an in-house camera set up shooting live surf footage to a dedicated TV channel in your bedroom. An Information Board in the bar provides swell and weather forecasts, and information about speedboat tours and their surfing schedules. There’s also Ding Repair for damaged surfboards, and a stock of spare surf boards in case you need to loan or hire one.
Wireless Hot Spot Internet (up to 512 kbps) is available over all resort grounds.
As well as surfing, try fishing in the lagoon (the resort chefs will prepare your catch), game fishing, canoeing, snorkeling or spearfishing. Two single sea kayaks and a stand up paddle board are available for paddling over to Fish Fingers Beach or paddling through the mangroves and forests around the lagoon.
Guided Tours of Silabu and Betamonga villages give guests an opportunity to meet and trade with the locals and gain an appreciation of their culture. Guests may also rent a motorbike with driver to explore the back tracks of North Pagai Island and visit various other remote villages.
A quiet walk takes you to Fish Fingers Beach – a beautiful beach for couples, safe for kids, with a small wave that’s ideal for beginners learning to surf.
Atoll Travel’s Macaronis Resort packages include flights arriving in Padang on a Tuesday morning and departing Padang on a Thursday one or two weeks later, with a stay at the resort for either 7 or 14 nights, plus two nights on the ferry trips travelling from Padang to the resort and back.
Generally, guests start their holiday on a Tuesday, flying in from Kuala Lumpur or Jakarta to Padang International Airport (on the Indonesian island of Sumatra ). Guests are met at the airport by Macaronis Resort staff, transfer by mini-bus to Bungus Harbor and board the Ambu Ambu ferry for a 5pm departure. Accommodation on the ferry is in private two or four berth cabins. The ferry arrives in the town of Sikakap, in the Mentawai islands, at 6.30am Wednesday. Guests then board a Macaronis Resort speedboat for the one-hour transfer to the resort. You will arrive at Macaronis at 9am, in time to check in, have breakfast, and hit the surf for a late morning session.
Departing guests transfer to Sikakap by the resort’s speedboat at 1.30pm on Wednesday, after lunch. At Sikakap, guests board the Ambu Ambu ferry for a 5pm departure, arriving back in Padang early Thursday morning to then transfer to the airport for onward flights.
Packages include transfers from/to Padang, all meals, guided tours to local villages, use of resort facilities and boats to local surf breaks. Extra charges apply for massages, use of spa, laundry, surf photos & videography service.