We had an epic week of all time Mentawai Islands surf here at Macaronis Resort in the Southern Mentawai Islands. Adriano De Souza, Miguel Pupo, Jean Da Silva, Sergio, Michael and Phil getting some insane kegs. Made a big boat trip, leaving at half 5 and returning at half 5. Everyone wrecked but stoked.
Located at one of the world’s most consistent and rip-able left-hand point breaks, experience a Mentawai surf resort that provides unmatched creature comforts, exceptional hospitality, and an off-the-beaten track experience of a lifetime.
Macaronis wave is surf-able in all tides, all winds and all swell sizes and directions, making it the best option for scoring world-class Mentawai surf. Catering to the family surf holiday, non-surfing guests are always half price and will find loads of fun activities in this tropical paradise!
Seasons & Swell
During your stay at Macaronis Resort, you will most likely witness 1-5 predominant swells come and go, depending on your trip duration. As the swell rises, Macaronis grows from medium size (fun for everybody), and gradually becomes more intense suiting those surfers with a little more experience.
On large swells, people are more likely to spread out surfing different breaks, while the more experienced surfers get their share of barrels at Macaronis or Greenbush. The peak of the swell may last 1-3 days, and then gradually begin to subside, making Macas more user friendly for everybody.
This cycle continually repeats its self throughout the main surfing season (March 01 – November 30), which makes Macaronis Resort an ideal travel destination for any standard of surfer. Even for the absolute beginners who have never surfed before, Fish Fingers is the perfect wave for learning to surf on our soft top surf boards, breaking just 150m away from the resort entrance.
December to February also has great waves with no crowds. During the low season one can still expect to surf almost every day; the waves are usually in the head high range, and Macas is known to break perfectly at this average size of approximately 2-3 feet. In the low season we also visit Thunders, which is a swell magnet for small long period swells.
There are a number waves within close proximity to the resort. Macaronis is a perfect, consistent left hand wave that works on all tides, big and small swells, and most wind conditions. There is a fun right hand beach break ideal for beginners out front and several intermediate reef breaks in the area, as well as a few serious reef breaks that serve up the deepest, longest, hair raising barrels you could imagine.
Macaronis is a unique wave. From 2-3 feet, it is a perfect very fun wave peeling over flat coral reef; good for anybody that is able to get to their feet and go across the face. For the average surfer, Macaronis provides the opportunity to improve your surfing dramatically and lift your confidence in the water. At 3-4 feet, Macas becomes more challenging and starts to barrel from the take off, offering more power and lip for doing maneuvers and getting barreled. Over 6 feet, it becomes a dredging tube from take off. When Macas gets to this size, fortunately some of the other waves turn on, offering an alternative for those who prefer to surf something a bit more mellow.
Macas Right is a great option in north winds and with a south swell. Silabu Left is ideal for those who want clean waves on their own. For the beginners; in the bay there is always Fish Fingers, which is a really fun mellow right hander breaking over a shallow sand bottom. Mini Macas is another super fun left hander breaking over coral down the reef from Macas main break.There is also a bommy peak in the middle of the bay that can be surfed on a stand up paddle board or longboard, which can be fun for those after something a little different on a big swell.
This magical location is the place to visit for a family looking for the comforts and facilities of home, with adventure and activities for kids, moms and dads!
There are endless activities in this untouched wilderness. Guests can enjoy surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, snorkeling, and more right from the resort doorstep. The newly refurbished resort features all the modern conveniences you would expect at home, including a beautiful lagoon-style swimming pool and Spa. The resort is situated on a clean salt-water lagoon with stunning ocean views, breezy private patios and lush surroundings.
Delicious meals are served daily, starting with a made-to-order breakfast and ending with a three course dinner featuring everything from fresh local seafood to exotic Indonesian cuisine. Fresh towels and maid service are provided daily, so you can kick-back, relax and take it all in!
Macaronis Resort arranges easy and comfortable return transfers from the airport to the resort. Guests depart from and return to Padang, Sumatra (Click Here for Flight Information) a day before and after resort check-in/check-out, taking an over-night ferry to the Mentawais in a private A/C sleeping cabin. This is the recommended and guaranteed way of travel where everything is taken care of for you. See details below!
1. Fly into Padang, Sumatra (PDG)
2. Pick-up & Shuttle to Ferry
3. Overnight Ferry to Mentawais