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Telescopes Spa & Surf Resort - Sumatra, Mentawai. Indonesia

INTRODUCTION

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Welcome to Telescopes Surf & Spa Resort Mentawai on the island of Silabok, off the north of Sipura Island. The most refined, classy and comfortable resort ever built in Indonesia’s Mentawai Islands. Everything you have heard about one of the worlds most desired surfing locations is true. Now we can say the same for diving and fishing.

 

The Resort offers a smorgasbord of aquatic activities in a crystal blue water right at your front door. The surf shuttle will zip you twice daily to breaks right in our backyard such as the famous. Telescopes lefthander and also up and down the coast to other waves such as HT’s, Rifles and Nokandui’s. You can even become a certified diver during your holiday at our fully equipped dive training center.

 

The only surf resort in the Mentawai opened all year!

THE ACCOMMODATION

Enjoy your next holiday with us and witness the pristine aquatic environment of the Mentawais along with the hospitable and friendly service. You’ll be back again and again.

Bungalows

We propose 10 beachfront bungalows in between beautiful tropical vegetation and 2km white sand private beach.

 

Couples who may wish to simply opt for a slower pace of life during their stay; laze in the sun and snorkel right off Aloita’s private beach. Private Bungalow: 1 bedroom with King size or twin bed (extra bed available)

 

Families who may wish to go sightseeing on neighboring islands and witness the lifestyles and traditions of Mentawai natives. Family Bungalow: 2 bedrooms + living room

 

Bungalow´s Facilities

  • Fully beachfront with ocean view
  • Private bathroom
  • Open-air shower
  • Mosquito nets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning
  • Hot Water
  • Minibar
  • Terrace

Services

Everything you need in one place

  • A full menu of treatments by experienced staff at a spa.
  • Comfortable lounges at the beachside bar to just relax.
  • Library
  • Billiard Lounge
  • Wifi access
  • Water Sport Center
  • Daily cleaning
  • Gift Shop
  • Private beach
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach towels
  • Daily cleaning
  • Beachfront Bar & Restaurant

Meals

Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant

You will enjoy a delicious meal at our open-air restaurant, this is a wonderful place to enjoy some nice specialties. All buffet style meals are served daily which are designed not just to delight your taste buds, but also replenish and refuel your body. We specialize in a variety of seafood dishes using fresh produce caught in local waters, but we certainly don’t limit ourselves to fish. You can expect anything from pasta dishes to pizza to steaks to chicken! And all meals are complemented well with a variety of vegetable, rice, fruit dishes, etc. – all high quality, high energy, and healthy.

 

The Bar

The Lounge Bar is one of the best places to relax after a day of surfing. Sitting right on the beach with a beautiful front deck that projects literally over the water at high tide, the Lounge is without a doubt the coolest place to have a drink, watch a DVD, or do absolutely nothing in the Mentawais.

THE ACTIVITIES

Surf

Between April and October, the islands receive constant swells. Shoulder season months generally have smaller swells but are also less crowded. Waves are mostly in the two to six-foot range depending on the spot.

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More than 70% of the waves in the Mentawais are accessible within an hour by speedboat from the Resort. Right in our backyard only 10 minutes away are five well known consistent spots including Telescopes the world-class lefthander which offers longer and straighter barrels than Maccaronies when it is firing.

 

Mellower waves are also close by including a fun learners wave right at the end of Aloita Beach. There are still a few secret spots we keep to ourselves though you might just find yourself surfing them when conditions are right! Our Western surf guide will ensure you are always in the right place at the right time.

 

There are so many options to choose from, and we always consult the needs and desires of our guests to come to a group decision about what is the best call for the day, for example, a Day trip to the Playground area to the north, for waves such as Rifles, Four Bobs, Nokandui, Nipussi, or Bankvaults or South trip to the Peninsula area is the call for waves such as Bintangs, Lances Left, or HTs.

Surf School

All you need is 10 minutes walk to get to learn or improve your skills, it is a reef break, but safe and without any strong current. You will be in the water the best time according to the tide and conditions for your level. All you need is a pair of surf booties for coral reef and a long-sleeved rash guard for protection.

 

  • Qualified Surf Instructors
  • Theory and water assistance
  • Maximum 4 students per lesson
  • Soft top surfboards, equipped with rubber fins to maximize safety

The Spa

Our professional therapists are skilled in a wide variety of treatments. Here are just some of the services they can provide:

 

Treatments

Massages

  • Relaxation Massage
  • Sport Specific Massage
  • Traditional Indonesian Full-Body Massage
  • Facial Massage

 

Special Remedial Treatments

  • Back or Shoulder Pain Treatment
  • Neck Pain or Migraine Treatment

 

Beauty Treatments

  • Body Scrubs
  • Facial Mask
  • Luxury Bath

Other Activities

  • Half day SUP tour
  • Half day Trekking tour
  • Snorkeling
  • Yoga: Daily free sunrise yoga classes, 30 minutes at our beautiful and tranquil yoga hall, depending on conditions at the beach or indoor Airconditioned room. You can also ask for private classes with our experienced resident yoga teacher.

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

Telescopes Surf & Spa Resort Mentawai is located only 15 minutes away from the main port of Mentawai on the small tropical island of Simakakang.  This secluded island is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, white sand beaches, turquoise water, and a magnificent coral reef. The Island is well connected with the Sumatran mainland by regular ferry services. 

Getting Here

1. Getting to Padang (Bali- Indonesia)

The best way to get to Padang is to fly from Jakarta (with Garuda or Lion Air) or Kuala Lumpur (with Air Asia).

 

2. Getting to the Mentawais (3 and half hours by Mentawai Fast ferry)

 

A. Book the TRANSFER PACKAGE and let us take care of everything for you. This includes all transfers from Padang airport to your hotel and to the harbor the following morning, 15 kg luggage allowance, and porters. 

 

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B. Organise your own transfer to Tua Pejat (capital port of the Mentawais) where you will be greeted by our staff and transferred by our speedboat.

 

3. Getting to Telescopes Surf & Spa Resort Mentawai

15 minutes by our private speedboat.

 

Important information

Better to know before you go!

Please note: All guests must arrive in Padang the night before Mentawai Fast ferry departure due to the early morning schedule.

On return, depending on flight times, most guests require an overnight stay in Padang.

The Mentawai Fast ferry departs from Padang every Monday at 06:00 am, Wednesday and Friday at 07:00 am.

The Mentawai Fast ferry departs from Mentawais, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 3:00 pm and arrives in Padang at approximately 6:30 pm.

The Resort offers all-inclusive Padang-Mentawai Transfer Packages

Example Itinerary

Arrival

Arrive in Padang (anytime on Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday) and meet our crew at the airport.

Transfer from airport to your hotel by private car.

Overnight stay.

Transfer from your hotel to the harbour at 05:30 or 06:30 am by private car.

Meet our crew and transfer via speedboat to the Resort (15 minutes).

 

Departure

Depart via speedboat from the Resort at 2:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday or Friday).

Meet our crew and transfer from the harbour to your hotel by private car.

Overnight stay.

Transfer from your hotel to the airport by private car.

General Information

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Insurance / Evacuation

For your personal safety, travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage is mandatory. In case of an emergency, we will assist you in contacting your insurance company.

 

Travel documents

Entry into Indonesia requires a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.

 

Visa

Visitors from most countries do not require a visa. A 30-day tourist visa on arrival still applies for some countries (35 USD). Another option is to apply at the Indonesian embassy in your country for a 60-day tourist visa. Please check with your embassy.

 

Surf Boards

Indonesia customs allow a maximum of 3 surfboards for personal use. Additional boards will be considered imports and will be charged a fee (approx. 100 USD per board).

 

Mentawai Surf Tax:

Surfers must pay a surfing tax of 1,000,000 IDR (approx. 80 USD) per 15 day stay. This tax is to be paid to the tourism office in Tua Pejat/Mentawai on your arrival. We collect and pay it for you.

 

Payments

The local currency in Indonesia is Rupiah (IDR). Cash withdrawals can be made at ATMs in Padang. You can also bring foreign currency to exchange in Padang. We accept cash (only IDR), VISA and MasterCard. Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express.

 

Porters

At the harbour, there is no way to load/unload your bags without the help of porters. Price depends on number of bags and boards. If you choose any of our TRANSFER PACKAGES, porters are included. Bargaining with porters can be unpleasant, therefore we recommend choosing one of our packages to avoid possible misunderstandings.

 

Internet

Free WiFi is provided. However, due to our remote location, the signal can be temperamental. For those needing a reliable connection, we suggest buying an Indonesian Telkomsel SIM card in Padang (approx. 150,000 IDR / 10 USD with 2 GB of data). Please make sure the vendor activates the card.

 

Mosquitoes / Malaria

Mosquito bites can bring several diseases, so personal precautions are suggested. Risk of contracting malaria is extremely low in the Mentawai Islands.

 

First Aid Kit / Doctor

We have a first aid kit on premises, however, we strongly recommend bringing your own medications. In particular, an antiseptic to clean cuts and antibiotics in case of infection. We do not have a doctor on site. There is a local hospital in Tua Pejat (half hour away).

What to Bring

check list

  • Travel Documents
  • Insurance
  • Cash
  • First Aid Kit
  • Rain coat
  • Sun lotion
  • Sun hat
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Surf booties (especially for beginners)
  • Surf Equipment

PRICES & PACKAGES

Bungalow

  Price Price per kid (6-12y.o.)
Single occupancy 200 USD
Double occupancy 150 USD +70 USD
Triple 140 USD
Family Bungalow 140 USD + 70 USD

Our Prices include ( rate per person):

  • Accommodation in private bungalows equipped with full A/C, indoor and outdoor shower, full bathroom, safe, storage, mini fridge
  • 3 delicious healthy meals, served buffet style
  • Unlimited drinking water/tea/coffee

Surf

Surf Package (pre booked) 55 USD
Surf Package  (day by day) 80 USD
Mentawai Surf Tax 80 USD
Surf charge Play Ground our Hts 300 USD per boat
Surf Lessons (equipment included, soft top) 50 USD
Rental boards (half day) 30 USD
Rental  boards (full day) 40 USD
Rental boards (weekly day) 200 USD
5 x pre/ post-Surf Warm up / Streight  90 USD
Surfer massage (45 min) 20 USD

Transfer 

Transfer Package 70 USD
Transfer Package + board bag 90 USD
Transfer Tua Pejat – resort 20 USD

Other Activities

SUP lessons 25 USD
Single Dive 40 USD
10 dives pack 350 USD
Free dive equipment rental  30 USD
Yoga single class (30 min) 10 USD
Yoga single class (30 min) 20 USD
Yoga 5 class pack  90 USD
Yoga 10 class pack 150 USD
Private class Pilates or Yoga 50 USD
Snorkeling trip 35 USD
SUP mangrove trip 50 USD
Jungle Trek 35 USD

Spa

Head & Face massage ( 30 min) 15 USD
Surfer massage (45 min) 20 USD
Full body relax massage (60 min) 25 USD
Full body and Face massage (90 min) 30 USD
Reflexology (30 min) 15 USD

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