Kingfisher Mentawais Resort

USD$1,420 per person - 7 Night Group Special 2023 Travel Book Now

From your bungalow you will be greeted by the impressive sight of Lances Left, arguably the most consistent world class wave in the Mentawai archipelago.  Kingfisher Mentawai Resort is located in an extremely wave rich region with 10 different waves within a 20 minute boat ride. With such an extensive selection to choose from; fun beach breaks, long lefts and rights, barrel perfection and heavy slabs... all levels and appetites are catered for at Kingfisher Mentawai Resort.

Experience the Mentawais, a strikingly original part of the world; freakishly perfect waves, a completely unique and fascinating culture with a backdrop of idyllic palm fringed beaches and turquoise waters. Kingfisher Mentawai Resort is situated on the edge of an expansive bay, regularly frequented by stunning and acrobatic kingfisher birds, as well as a vast array of other wildlife including majestic sea eagles, large flying squirrels and pristine coral reefs teeming with sea life.

The natural beauty of the Mentawai islands is the stage for what has become a mecca for surfers around the world, and with Kingfisher Mentawai Resort's dream location in front of Lances Left on the southern tip of Sipora island, those seemingly out of reach fantasies of surfing breathtakingly perfect waves can become a reality!  Fishing and snorkeling are catered for as well as a wide and varying range of land activities.

For the culturally curious, the local village provides a window into the lives of a race and people with a very different lifestyle to what most of us are familiar with. Get to know your friendly neighbours and hosts by joining in a woodcarving or weaving lesson under a palm tree or get involved in the daily volleyball match in the village. If all this sounds like too much activity, feel free to relax in a shaded hammock or catch the breeze in Kingfisher's open-plan restaurant.

 

 

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Surf Resort
Surf Skill: 
3
Intermed
Comfort: 
3
Mid
Max Surfers: 
9
Season: 
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
USD$1,420 per person - 7 Night Group Special 2023 Travel Book Now

Accommodation

This epic place includes just 3 bungalows (2 X twin/double and 1 X 5 share with 4 singles downstairs and 1 bed on mezzanine level) so most importantly this means a maximum of only 9 surfers at the resort at any one time.  Bungalows are all air-conditioned and fan-cooled with Western style bathrooms and hot showers.  

Kingfisher Mentawai Resort's open-plan restaurant serves excellent meals using fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats, cooked in a variety of styles including: Western, Indonesian and Chinese.  Meals are served buffet style to ensure even the most ravenous appetites will be satisfied.

Meals

Keeping to the Mentawai theme, Kingfisher Resort's restaurant is the centerpiece of the resort. From the spacious veranda you can take in the awe-inspiring, panoramic view of Lances Left and the adjacent bay. The open terrace design is perfect for catching even the slightest breeze, and perhaps a glimpse of the flying lizards and squirrels that are endemic to the Mentawai islands. A variety of beers and juices can be ordered from the bar, or you can lounge in the chill out area in mix of modern and driftwood furniture. DVD’s, internet connection and daily surf photo’s can be utilized at your leisure, or simply get to know the people who you will be sharing adventures and waves with during your trip.

Meals are prepared using fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats, cooked in a variety of styles including; Western, Indonesian, Chinese as well as barbeques. We consider great food and plenty of it an integral part of an enjoyable experience, so meals are served buffet style to ensure even the most ravenous appetites will be satisfied.

Surf Kingfisher Mentawais Resort

Kingfisher Mentawai Resort is located in an extremely wave rich region with 10 different waves within a 20 minute boat ride. With such an extensive selection to choose from; fun beach breaks, long lefts and rights, barrel perfection and heavy slabs... all levels and appetites are catered for at Kingfisher Mentawai Resort.

Lances is the epitome of the classic Indo wave, a very long, superbly shaped wave that is renowned for being one of the most consistent locations in the Mentawai islands. Several take off zones mean this place rarely feels crowded, and with a relatively easy entry during take off it’s little wonder Lances is such a regular crowd pleaser. At three feet expect long, peeling, lined up walls perfect for pushing the limits on your turns, but also be on the lookout for two distinct barrel sections depending on swell direction. At six feet and above be prepared for corduroy lines stacked to the horizon. The wave transforms into a steep, deepwater takeoff with big open faces down the line.

Although not the most prolific barrel producing wave in the Mentawai, it’s length and variations through different sections mean all levels of ability can enjoy Lances. Also a great place for intermediate surfers to push themselves into bigger waves.

Best size: 3 to 6 feet
Bottom: coral reef
Length: 50 to 150m
Level: intermediate to advanced
Best tide: medium to high
From resort: on your door step
Shore access: through keyhole

Other world-class waves that you'll surf nearby include but are not limited to: Lances Right (HTs), Bintangs, Cobras & Monkeys.

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Non-Surf Activities

Fishing:  The tropical waters of Southern Sipora provide excellent fishing opportunities for the casual angler. The Kingfisher Mentawai Resort boats are primarily used for surfing transport, so between wave-chasing sessions why not drop a line and maybe catch yourself dinner!  Fishing tackle and equipment at the resort is fairly basic and limited, therefore we encourage more serious fishermen to bring their own gear.

Snorkelling:  Kingfisher Mentawai Resort is very fortunate to have a wide choice of fantastic snorkelling sites with warm, crystal clear water close by. Take a short bike or boat ride to discover a diverse collection of hard and soft corals which provide a home and feeding ground for schools of vibrant reef fish, shellfish, anemones, giant clams and turtles.  People of all fitness levels, even those with only limited swimming ability, can enjoy snorkelling. For first timers, one of the staff members will be happy to give you a quick lesson in snorkel use and basic safety before you take the plunge.  Snorkel equipment at the resort is available for free use by all guests.

Woodcarving:  Under the guidance of talented local Mentawai wood carvers and weavers, you can design and create your own piece of artwork. Make a unique souvenir for friends or family whilst getting to know the people who call Sipora Island their home.

Trekking and Biking:  Can be arranged at own expense  

Digital Corner:  For those who can’t stay away from the technology, the resort has a dedicated digital area with internet, DVD player and a sound station to connect you back with the real world. Also, daily selection and edition of the photos from the surf sessions.  Kingfisher offers high-speed internet satellite connection with WI-FI to connect your laptop – not included in the package.

The Resort has plenty space to do whatever you want.  Be creative and the Kingfisher staff will help you to do everything you can to make the most of your holiday.  Games, stretching, yoga, drinking or maybe just relaxing...

Reviews

for Kingfisher Mentawais Resort

Brock , Geni and staff were very accommodating and ensured we had a memorable experience.

Stephen Ley

Brock and staff were friendly and nothing was to much trouble. Great location blends into natural setting.

Food was plentiful. Great sashimi when we caught fish. Good access to boats.

Resort a bit run down in need of...

John Flint

Quiet and Idyllic location with views from your bed.

Food was plentiful. Go the mud crabs!

Don't get greedy on the inside section and catch a GT or spaniard.

Staff Rock.

Tony Kearney

This is the second time I have booked with world surfaris and both trips were terrific!

I was talking to a few other guests at Kingfisher and we were speaking about what our hopes and goals were for the trip. I actually think that this would be an...

Simon Paul

The Kingfisher crew, particularly Jaco, were awesome and very hospitable. We were fortunate to score perfect waves most days. I initially thought I would be keen to take the speed boat to other places such as Maccas however the surf was so good that it didn't cross my mind. The meals...

Jamie Beal

The fact that the crew running it do it for the lifestyle not the money makes this a completely unique to any other place I’ve ever stayed at.

Brock, Eddie and Jaco made it an unreal stay.

Facilities as good as you...

Jack Myers

Thanks to Jaco and his team at Kingfisher for always accommodating and listen to any request.
The surf is unbelievable and the island is Paradise but without Jaco and his team, it wouldn't have been as good!

Yann Saenger

A personal big thank you to Melissa at world surfaris for making my trip go so smoothly. Kingfisher is a very magical place and Jaco and his whole crew definitely go all out to make your stay a very memorable one.

Greg Williamson

Had the best time of my Life. it was easy to travel to kingfisher being picked up at Pedang airport taken to the hotel then picked up the next morning taken to the port. When arriving at the next port off the boat onto the next boat. Get to kingfisher a quick briefing got changed then in the...

Trevor Longbottom

Loved the food! The owners were great at kingfisher! Great surf knowledge!

Josh Maso