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Telescopes Beachfront infinity pool Surf Resort - West Sumatera, Mentawai. Indonesia


AWERA RESORT Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews.

Telescopes Beachfront Infinity Pool Surf Resort is a paradise of endless adventures located in the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia. Amazing facilities and very interesting surf spots that will make your dream surfing experience come true, from beginners to pro surfers. Mentawai is known to have the best waves in the world, without a doubt you will witness it yourself! We will take you to the natural beauty of Mentawai.


A small and exclusive hotel we have a stunning infinity pool and now the first thermal pool Spa in the Mentawai’s, with a high range of massages and natural treatments plus incredible active experiences from supping up the mangroves, clear kayak adventures and daily yoga sessions. We also have added a new floating platform close to one of the breaks, perfect to watch all the action.


Our beach bar offers a slice of modern design with music, cocktails, wine and good times. Our menu is focused on fresh local produce where healthy eating meets contemporary cuisine giving a great dining experience for everyone.


Our exclusive resort offers the perfect balance between design, comfort and the world-class surfing.


Telescopes Beachfront infinity pool Surf Resort

A variety of unique and different properties to suit every kind of group from a couple to a group of friends and large family. Each property/villas now sits in it’s their own secluded garden with a stunning outdoor space and private pool. Alongside this is the introduction of our new restaurant Coccu.


One Villa Property


Villa Semuc

  • 1 Room villa
  • Property size: 300 sqm / 3200 sq ft
  • Master room: 55 sqm / 590 sq ft
  • Infinity pool: 15 sqm / 161 sq ft

Capacity: 3 adults

Villa Tegal

  • 1 Room villa
  • Property size: 400 sqm / 4300 sq ft
  • Master room:35 sqm / 376 sq ft
  • Terrace: 25 sqm / 269 sq ft
  • Infinity pool: 20 sqm / 215 sq ft
  • Capacity: 2 adults

Villa Ik Kil

  • 1 Room villa
  • Property size: 400 sqm / 4300 sq ft
  • Master room: 35 sqm / 376 sq ft
  • Terrace: 25 sqm / 269 sq ft
  • Infinity pool: 20 sqm / 215 sq ft
  • Capacity: 2 adults


  • 2 Room villa
  • Property size: 300 sqm / 3200 sq ft
  • 2 Master room: 35 sqm / 376 sq ft
  • 2 Main bath: 18 sqm / 193 sq ft
  • Infinity pool: 15 sqm / 161 sq ft
  • Capacity: 4 adults


  • 2 Room villa
  • Villa private area: 300 sqm / 3220 sq ft
  • Master room: 50 sqm / 538 sq ft
  • Rofftop room: 25 sqm / 269 sq ft
  • Terrace: 40 sqm / 430 sq ft
  • Infinity pool: 20 sqm / 215 sq ft
  • Capacity: 5 adults
  • Beach Front


  • 2 Room villa
  • Beach front
  • Villa private area: 300 sqm / 3220 sq ft
  • Master room: 50 sqm / 538 sq ft
  • Rooftop room: 25 sqm / 269 sq ft
  • Terrace: 40 sqm / 430 sq ft
  • Infinity pool: 20 sqm / 215 sq ft
  • Capacity: 5 adults

Two Villas Property



  • 2 Rooms
  • Property size: 600 sqm / 4440 sq ft 2
  • Master: room 25 sqm / 269 sq ft 2
  • Main bath: 18 sqm / 193 sq ft
  • Infinity pool: 15 sqm / 161 sq ft
  • Terrace: 25 sqm / 269 sq ft
  • Capacity: 4 adults


  • 3 Rooms
  • Side Ocean View
  • Property size: 400 sqm / 4305 sq ft
  • Master room: 50 sqm / 538 sq ft
  • Double room: 25 sqm / 269 sq ft
  • Rooftop room: 25 sqm / 269 sq ft
  • 2 main bath: 15 sq m / 161 sq ft
  • Infinity pool: 35 sqm / 376 sq ft
  • Capacity: 7 adults

Kia Ora

  • 3 Rooms
  • Ocean View
  • Property size: 400 sqm / 4305 sq ft
  • Master room: 50 sqm / 538 sq ft
  • Double room: 25 sqm / 269 sq ft
  • Rooftop room: 25 sqm / 269 sq ft
  • 2 main bath: 15 sq m / 161 sq ft
  • Infinity pool: 35 sqm / 376 sq ft
  • Capacity: 7 adults 

Three Villas Property


Villa Lencois

3 Rooms

Property size: 700 sqm / 7534 sq ft 3

Master room: 40 sqm / 430 sq ft

3 Main bath: 18 sqm / 193 sq ft

Terrace: 25 sqm / 269 sq ft

Infinity pool: 35 sqm / 376 sq ft

Capacity: 6 adults


For all Villas

  • Aromatherapy burner with essential oils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Mini Bar
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Cellular Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Organic bathroom products
  • Air conditioning
  • Complementary resort stationary
  • Safe in every room
  • Wireless internet
  • Indoor lounge
  • Outdoor terrace and lounge
  • Private pool
  • Private chilling area
  • Private sunbathing area
  • Private sunbathing beds
  • Outdoor shower Private garden


Telescopes Beachfront infinity pool Surf Resort


Telescopes Beachfront infinity pool Surf Resort is strategically located, you can see more than 7 waves from here. Our amazing bay holds three breaks, but we also have a fleet of boats to move our guests to the best bet every single day. 



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

Surf Spots

World-class surfing points like Telescopes, Iceland, Scarecrows and other 10 surf spots are in 20-minute range boat area. One of the famous spots that you can easily get from the resort is Telescope, it takes less than 10 minutes to get there by our private speedboat. Its one of the best waves in Mentawai, friendly and perfect for turns or to try safe barrels. There are a lot of wave spot choices for surfers, from beginners to pro surfers.


Right in the front of the Resort

  • Arguably right: Right out the front of the Resort, this is the first spot we check in the morning and our main reference point. It breaks almost every day during the surf season, and is arguably one of the best waves in the area, starting to work at around 1-2ft and breaking all the way up to 6-8ft. It’s a super-fun wave, offering up the odd barrel on the first section and a good section for practising turns on the inside. At size it’s a different story, transforming into a much longer and hollower wave.
  • Beginners:The wave always breaks in the same place, giving beginners an easy and surprise-free route out to the line-up, and in terms of size and power it’s an easy wave to learn on, while still providing a sufficiently long and fun ride. What’s more, it breaks into a safe area with deep water and a channel just to the side, letting surfers return to the peak without difficulty.
  • Left: It needs a medium-sized swell to start working. Sometimes it’s fast and barrelling; other times it’s a slightly slower wave, allowing time for several manoeuvres out on the face.


Ombak Tidur

It’s one of the most consistent right-handers in the region and works on all tides. This is a break that only needs a little swell to start working, and is usually surfed in smaller conditions since the reef is only vaguely defined, meaning the wave can lack shape.



When the swell is small, there are fun lefts and rights suitable for all abilities and working on all tides. This spot picks up more swell than anywhere else, and alongside Ombak Tidur is the most consistent wave in the area. Depending on the direction, it can handle swells of up to 10ft and provide the setting for some spectacular sessions. When the swell reaches 4ft and upwards, however, Iceland turns into a barrelling left-hander with several sections. 



Due to its position to the north of the island, it needs a powerful swell to start breaking. Located on the other side of the island, this long left-hander guarantees a good time for surfers of all levels. 



After a barrel section on the outside there are some great opportunities for manoeuvres; intermediates can practise their turns, while more experienced surfers can take advantage of the numerous ramps on offer all along the wave. One of the funniest waves in the Mentawai. 



Best at mid-tide, it can work practically the whole way through the tide depending on the swell. This left-hander, which requires a fair bit of swell to start breaking, serves up a barrel on the take-off immediately followed by a turn section — you’ll need to be on your game in order to really make the most of it.



Conditions are rarely optimum for this spot, but when the wind and swell directions cooperate you might luck into one of the best sessions of your life here. Its name is a reference to the shallow and dangerous reef to which prospective surfers risk exposing themselves — hundreds of yards of razor-sharp live coral, along which an extremely fast and deep barrel breaks into inches of water. 



The flat and even bottom makes it a relatively safe surf break. One of the best waves in the world. It doesn’t take much swell for it to start breaking, generating a long, peeling wave that extends for over 100 metres and can happily accommodate most ability levels. When the swell exceeds 3ft, barrels alternate with less hollow sections, allowing you to get several turns in; on smaller swells, it’s just a supremely fun wave.



This wave, located in front of an island called Pittojat, is the longest in the area, offering surfers rides of up to 300m in length. It’s perhaps not the most perfect wave in the Mentawai, but it’s still one of the best spots to lay into some turns and tuck into a few barrels.


Seven palms

A perfect little left-hander for those days with slightly less swell. A playful sort of wave, sometimes it serves up cheeky barrels, sometimes it’s all about the turns — it all depends on the swell direction. Offshore in southeasterly winds, it’s a great option to keep in mind whenever conditions are favourable.

Surf Lessons

  • Only less than 5 minutes with our private speedboat you will arrive at your destination to learn your surfing skills according to the level you want.
  • All you need is a pair of surf surfing shoes for coral reefs and a long-sleeved rash guard for protection.
  • Quality Surf Instructor
  • Soft surfboard, equipped with rubber fins to maximize safety

Other Activities

  • Spa
  • Laze lying in the sun can go straight to the private beach which is very close, you can also walk along the private beach and enjoy the beauty of the local nature. 
  • Stand-up paddle
  • Mangrove Experience
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
  • Yoga: 2 Daily free yoga classes,  1 hour at our beautiful quiet and open yoga place every morning and afternoon




Telescopes Beachfront infinity pool Surf Resort is 10 minutes by boat from the famous Telescopes Surf Break, located only less than 10 minutes away from the main port of Mentawai on the small tropical island of Awera.


This tropical island surrounded by luxurious coral clusters and also surrounded by white sand, turquoise water makes this island look attractive and comfortable to stay. The Island is well connected with the Sumatran mainland by regular ferry services.

Getting Here


1. Arrival at Padang Airport. There is only one point of entry to get to the Mentawai Islands: Padang City airport.


2. Fast Ferry from Padang to the Mentawai Islands ( TUA PEJAT). The ferry departs at 7am on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and at 6am on Mondays. We always advise our guests to arrive in Padang at least one day before the ferry departs.


3. Transfer from Tua Pejat to the Resort. Once in Tua Pejat, guests will be picked up by our staff and taken by speedboat to the Resort, which is a ten-minute crossing away.


Check price section for transfers cost and inclusions.


General Information

  • Travel documents: To entry Indonesia, it 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mosquitoes / Malaria: Mosquito bites can bring several diseases, so personal precautions are suggested. Risk of contracting malaria is extremely low in the Mentawai Islands.

What to Bring

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


Price per room

per night

1 or 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax
Villa Semuc 350 USD 525 USD        
Villa Tegal 400 USD          
Villa Ik-Kil 400 USD          
Villa Giola 400 USD 575 USD 700 USD      
Villa Gaia   525 USD 700 USD      
Villa Pearl 600 USD 775 USD 950 USD      
Villa Ikal 600 USD 775 USD 950 USD      
Villa Talara     700 USD 875 USD 1025 USD 1175 USD
Villa Kia-Ora     700 USD 875 USD 1025 USD 1175 USD
Villa Lençóis     700 USD 875 USD 1050 USD  

Basic Rate Inclusions

  • The transfer on speedboat from/to Tua Pejat, the closest village we have and where the ferry arrives from Padang.
  • A private villa fully equipped
  • 3 delicious meals per day, inc soft drinks and certain snacks.
  • 2 daily yoga lessons per day.
  • Exclusive access to our private beach and swimming pool.
  • Use of our games zone and chill out area
  • Wi-fi access in the main areas and the individual villas.

Surfer Rate

$70 per person per day


Designed for intermediate/advanced surfers this includes all boat trips to the surf. (We usually go out 3x per day and we always try to find the best spot regarding the forecast and surfing level of the group)inc mandatory Mentawai surf tax.


Kids 12yrs and under surf for free.

Transfer Pack

$250 per person for a return journey



In order to ease your arrival to and from the resort we will take care of everything starting with picking you up at Padang, the closest airport to the resort. 

  • VIP Pick up from Padang airport, return journey
  • Taxi driver from Padang airport to the hotel in the city, return journey
  • Two nights hotel in the city. 1 night each way
  • Taxi from the hotel to the harbour, return journey
  • Ferry tickets (Padang-Tua Pejat) return journey *
  • Speed Boat from Tua Pejat to the Resort, return journey.


*The ferry is the only way to access our resort and it only works once a day (each way) 7am Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & 10am Sundays. These are our only check-in and check-out dates. With the early start this is why we include the hotel on the transfer service.
(The return ferry from Tua Pejat departs 15:00 arriving in Padang 18:30)



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