Kandui Villas, Mentawais

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The Mentawais Premier Surf Resort and one of the world’s finest surfing based establishments.

Now with high speed Padang to resort transfers on the ‘Kandui Villas’, a 53′ launch powered by 4 x 300 hp outboard motors.

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 twelve luxury umas – traditional timber, palm and stone bungalows, each one uniquely finished with natural materials and thatched alang roofs. There are nine individual umas set amongst the beachfront garden setting plus three umas joined into one building which is perfect for families and groups.

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.

Tour Packages

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 and transferred by minivan to their Padang hotel; generally the Mercure; for overnight stay prior to the early morning departure on the “Kandui Villas” high speed launch for the 3-4 hour crossing from Padang harbor to Kandui Villas resort.

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.