Opened mid 2011, Kandui Villas is a luxury surf resort in the heart of the fabled Mentawais surf zone known as ‘Playgrounds’. The resort is located on Karangmajet Island, directly in front of Kandui left and Baby Kandui, and offers easy boat access to dozens of the world’s best breaks – see Kandui Surfing.
Accommodation at Kandui Beach Villas is in nine luxury umas – traditional timber, palm and stone bungalows, each one uniquely finished with natural materials and thatched alang roofs.
Each uma has its own shaded porch, garden, private open-air bathroom, ceiling fan, air conditioning, mosquito nets and a choice of three king-sized beds, or two king-sized beds and two double beds. Accommodating from one to four people, they are versatile enough to cater for couples, families or groups of surfers.
The spacious two story restaurant is next to the swimming pool and connected by a wooden deck to a bar, games room and palapa.
The Kandui Villas menu features local seafood plus a variety of Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, American, and Indonesian cuisine. Meals feature organically-grown vegetables from a massive greenhouse on the property.
Other activities include beach volley ball, billiards, ping pong, bocce ball, horse-shoes, snorkeling, board games, satellite television for your favorite shows plus news, and sports, as well as a large library of DVD movies. There’s also a spa/massage service, and WiFi internet access.
The resort is on Karangmajet island in the Mentawai island chain off the west coast of Sumatra. The usual holiday package includes airfares to Padang airport, where guests are met by a representative from Kandui Villas. Then a minivan takes everyone to the speed boat for the 3-4 hour crossing from Padang harbor to Kandui Villas.
Surfing holiday packages include all transfers, meals, drinking water, games room, and unlimited use of resort boats to access the waves. Spa/massage service, internet access, and drinks are billed to each room.
Return travel includes accommodation in Padang if required, with the possibility of additional days for sightseeing.