Kingfisher Surf Resort, boasting direct access to Lances Left, stands as the perfect retreat for surfers seeking to unwind and escape their daily grind. Nestled between a pristine beach and tropical jungle on Sipora Island in the Mentawai archipelago, this surf resort features four modern bungalows, a beach bar and swimming pool, a fleet of speedboats for on-demand island adventures, and uninterrupted views of world-renowned Lances Left.
Kingfisher Resort serves as your entry point to the perfect blend of waves, culture, adventure, and relaxation. Here, guests can immerse themselves in a secluded and breathtaking environment, surrounded by lush tropical jungle, quality waves, unspoiled palm-fringed beaches, and crystal-clear waters.
The Mentawai Islands, known for their density of top-tier waves, offers surfers unparalleled variety and year-round consistency. Kingfisher Surf Resort’s dream location overlooking Lances Left is a defining highlight for surfers, with a plethora of other waves just around the corner, including HTs (Lances Right), Bintangs, Monkeys and a handful of secret spots known to the expert surf guides on-site.
Safety At Kingfisher Surf Resort
Kingfisher Surf Resort prioritises guest safety, ensuring a stress-free stay. Equipped with an extensive medical kit, the team is prepared to handle most minor injuries on-site, with a nurse available on-call to care for guests facing other less severe injuries or illnesses. In the case of more serious health concerns, the resort can facilitate transportation to Padang, where a range of medical services is available from both public and private healthcare providers. For surfers, Kingfisher Surf Resort operates an aluminum speedboat with a crew on standby to respond promptly to any surf-related emergencies.
Given the Mentawai Islands’ location in a seismically active zone, the resort has also implemented safety measures for natural events. Situated at the foot of a hill, Kingfisher has established an evacuation route 200 meters from the main restaurant, accessible by foot. Upon arrival, guests receive a brief tour and orientation including best practices in the event of an earthquake or tsunami.
Kingfisher Surf Resort boasts an incomparable location directly in front of world-renowned Lance’s Left, featuring three modern beachfront bungalows crafted by local Mentawai artisans, alongside a recently built luxury bungalow complete with a private plunge pool.
Each bungalow offers privacy, positioned on a palm-fringed white sandy beach, affording guests unrivalled views of Lance’s Left. From the terrace of your bungalow, the beach and ocean are just a few steps away, allowing for an immediate connection with the natural surroundings. Inside, a fully equipped living area adds a touch of home.
The bungalows blend traditional aesthetics with modern comforts and facilities, creating a premium experience for surfers and non-surfers alike.
Designed to host up to four guests each, Kingfisher Surf Resort’s bungalows ensure a tranquil, intimate experience with a maximum resort capacity of twelve guests at any time. This limited guest number guarantees a personalised stay and maintains a serene atmosphere in and around the resort’s communal areas.
At Kingfisher Surf Resort, dining is a cornerstone of the guest experience, with an emphasis on fresh, nutritious ingredients that cater to a variety of dietary preferences. Three meals, a fusion of Western, Indonesian, and Asian cuisines, are served daily in the main restaurant and bar area, the social hub of the resort offering sweeping views of the surf and plenty of space to kick back and relax.
The skilled chef prioritises local and imported ingredients of the highest quality, preparing a diverse menu that not only satisfies hunger, but energises guests for long days in the surf and exploring the island. Mornings begin with coffee, fresh fruit, and classic breakfast options, while lunch and dinner offer a set menu customised to individual tastes. From freshly caught fish tacos at lunch to colorful Greek salads and the irresistible allure of burgers and fries, there’s something for everyone.
Relaxation and down time while on a surf trip is key, with options to enjoy a fresh coconut while watching the surf or an ice-cold beer at the pool bar. The shaded pool deck maximises natural light and ocean breezes, complemented by breathtaking views of Lances Left.
Surf Kingfisher Resort Mentawais
Kingfisher Surf Resort is in the heart of the Mentawai Islands, a global surfing haven known for its unparalleled selection of world-class waves. Offering consistent and quality surf throughout the year, the resort is perfectly positioned in one of the most wave-rich regions on the planet. With access to 10 distinct breaks within a mere 10 minutes by speedboat, surfers of all levels can enjoy everything from long lefts and rights to barreling perfection, rippable walls, heavy slabs, and fun beach breaks.
Lance’s Left, directly in front of Kingfisher Surf Resort, is characterised by its long, peeling left-hand waves that offer a variety of sections for different levels of surfers. With a lush jungle backdrop and turquoise waters, surfing Lances Left is an experience like no other. The wave’s proximity to Kingfisher Surf Resort ensures that guests have the luxury of choosing the optimal time to surf, based on tides, winds, and personal preference, without the need for extended travel via speedboat.
The surfing seasons in the Mentawai Islands are characterised by the Indian Ocean’s swells. From May to October, the islands receive the largest and most consistent swells, making it the peak season for experienced surfers. November to February brings smaller, fun swells, ideal for those looking for a more relaxed surfing experience. This period is often overlooked, yet offers perfect, mellow and glassy waves between 2-4ft, with the occasional larger swell. The transitional months of March, April, and May see the arrival of mid-size swells, signaling the start of peak season and offering a lot of diversity to surfers.
A fun, super consistent left, straight out the front of Kingfisher Surf Resort where guests can watch perfection from the comfort of the pool bar or private bungalow. Lances Left has a good barrel section and enough space to link together some turns before kicking out.
Lances Right (HTs)
This famed wave is positioned directly in front of Katiet Beach Resort. On it’s good days Lances Right is one of the best waves in Indonesia with flawless barrelling rights. To work best, the wave likes a confusing combination of W swell and W winds. When it turns on, it’s a mesmerising 8-second barrel from the office all the way to the channel.
This wave is a short, powerful right-hand barrel that perks up quickly over a shallow section of reef. Amazing barrel on it’s day but a very short ride. Bintangs is visible from Kingfisher Surf Resort and is accessible within a short 5-minute speedboat ride.
You’ll find Cobras at the top section of the Lances Left reef. This wave is a cylindrical barrelling left, shallow and often challenging but sometimes a better barrel than at Lances. This spot works best on S swells.
A playful, usually uncrowded left that picks up plenty of swell. Monkeys is one of many waves close by to Kingfisher Surf Resort.
This wave is located on a long stretch of beach that runs from Kingfisher Surf Resort all the way to Bintangs. On small, short period swells this beachie can offer some playful peaks, and every now and then turns out to be something special.
A shallow section of reef in Katiet Bay near Lances Right, occasionally good on a longboard and an amazing wave for foiling.
Kingfisher Surf Resort features a swimming pool, sun deck with loungers and a pool bar serving smoothies, fresh juices and ice-cold beers daily. This zone is the perfect spot to unwind as the sun sets, or watch other guests score barreling perfection as you enjoy some down time out of the surf.
Nestled among the palm trees on a pristine white sandy beach, guests can enjoy swims, beach walks, bike rides, stand-up paddling and jungle treks at their own leisure.
For those chasing more adventure, Kingfisher Surf Resort is fully equipped with a fleet of high-performance speedboats for on-demand activities such as snorkeling, beach hopping, fishing and village visits.
Kingfisher Surf Resort offers a plethora of activities that tap into the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Mentawai Islands. Your stay can be as relaxed or adventurous as you choose, with something on offer for everyone.
One of the highlights of Kingfisher Mentawai Resort is the amazing fishing opportunities around the island. The tropical waters of Southern Sipora Island offer a diverse range of fish species including Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Tuna, Wahoo and different kinds of Trevally.
Whether you’re used to throwing a line, or fishing for the first time, Kingfisher can supply all the fishing tackle and equipment you need. It’s also okay to bring our own gear!
The turquoise waters around Sipora Island provide the perfect setting for snorkelling. Explore the reef and discover a variety of sea life as you snorkel through the crystal clear waters of the Mentawai Islands. The resort provides snorkelling gear and will even throw in a quick lesson for novices.
Sups and Foiling
Want more adventure? There are two stand up paddleboards at the resort and a foil board that guests are welcome to use. Explore the mangroves on a SUP, or give foiling a try if you’re feeling up to the challenge.
Woodcarving is on offer under the guidance of a talented local Mentawai woodcarver. Design and create your own piece to take home to your family and friends. A great way to get to know the local people and culture of the Mentawai Islands.
Trekking and Biking
Take off on an adventure along the wild jungle tracks, either by foot or on one of the resort bikes. Discover your own private beach, or trek to one of the local villages, located approximately 5 km away. While you’re in the village, test your skills and join in on one of the local volleyball games.