Telescopes Spa & Surf Resort - Sumatra, Mentawai. Indonesia
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!
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.
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
- Fully beachfront with ocean view
- Private bathroom
- Open-air shower
- Mosquito nets
- Ceiling fan
- Air conditioning
- Hot Water
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.
- Billiard Lounge
- Wifi access
- Water Sport Center
- Gift Shop
- Private beach
- Beach chairs
- Beach towels
- Daily cleaning
- Beachfront Bar & Restaurant
Restaurant & Bar
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 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.
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.
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.
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
Our professional therapists are skilled in a wide variety of treatments. Here are just some of the services they can provide:
- 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
- Body Scrubs
- Facial Mask
- Luxury Bath
- Half day SUP tour
- Half day Trekking tour
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
Transfer from your hotel to the airport by private car.
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.
Entry into Indonesia requires a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Travel Documents
- First Aid Kit
- Rain coat
- Sun lotion
- Sun hat
- Mosquito repellent
- Surf booties (especially for beginners)
- Surf Equipment
PRICES & PACKAGES
|Price||Price per kid (6-12y.o.)|
|Single occupancy||200 USD||–|
|Double occupancy||150 USD||+70 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 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 Package||70 USD|
|Transfer Package + board bag||90 USD|
|Transfer Tua Pejat – resort||20 USD|
|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 (60 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|
|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|