Macaronis Surf Resort


Welcome to Macaronis Surf Resort, the ultimate destination for surfers looking to experience the thrill of riding the world’s funnest wave! Macaronis is a world-class left-hander that was voted the “funnest wave to surf in the world” by 76% of pro-surfers and industry figureheads. 

Macaronis Surf Resort offers unparalleled access to this amazing wave. When you stay at Macaronis Resort, you’ll experience everything the beautiful Mentawai Islands have to offer. As well as having exclusive access to the world-famous Macaronis surf break, surfers can access several other awesome waves within 30 minutes of the resort on board one of the resort’s speedboats. 

A Beautiful Mentawais Surf Resort

Macaronis Surf Resort offers 16 guest suites, elevated eight metres above sea level with spectacular ocean, lagoon and pool views. Each suite has a spectacular four-metre verandah to take in the beautiful surroundings and catch the cool sea breezes. 

While this Mentawais Resort is a surfer’s dream, non-surfers will have just as much fun! This resort caters to couples and families and offers a variety of non-surf activities including snorkelling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboards, fishing, and a range of guided trips to explore the local culture and environment. 

Macaronis Surf Resort is Australian owned and operated. Mark Loughran, the resort’s joint founder, is the resident surf guide, helping guests find the best waves every day and ensuring everyone has an enjoyable time in the Mentawais. He speaks fluent Bahasa Indonesian and is the resort’s managing director. 

All-inclusive Mentawai Islands Surf Resort

Macaronis Surf Resort is all-inclusive, with package prices including all boat transfers to surf breaks, three daily meals and complimentary use of all the resort’s recreational equipment. Additional costs include drinks from the bar, massages and laundry services.

Surf Resort
All Year Round
All Levels
Romantic, Pool, Wellness, Fishing, Beaches, Family-Friendly, Snorkeling/Diving
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Summer Surf Training & Coaching

If you’re an advanced beginner to intermediate level surfer looking to take things up a notch, Macaronis Surf Resort is where you’ll want to be in January, February and March every year. Surf and train with a likeminded crew and experience the ultimate surf adventure in the heart of the Mentawais with Macaronis’ Surf Clinic experiences.

Get amongst daily training sessions both in and out of the water, have your progress captured by a dedicated surf photographer, and immerse yourself in the immense beauty of the Mentawai Islands. Don’t sleep on it, spots are limited!

Supporting Mentawai Islands’ Villagers

Macaronis Resort donates a fixed amount per guest per night to the local village, employs villagers to work at the resort, purchases fresh produce from the area and contributes toward local community projects.


The accommodation at Macaronis Surf Resort provides comfort, privacy and quality. The guest suites are elevated on the second floor of the resort building to take advantage of the breathtaking views of the ocean, lagoon and pool, as well as the swimming pool which is surrounded by tropical gardens. 

On the ground floor of the resort building, guests can kick back and relax in the communal entertainment area by the pool, including a billiards table, a ping-pong table, a bar and a 20” flat screen TV to watch the surf cam or day’s surfing footage. 

Twin Share Deluxe Suites

Each twin-share deluxe suite has a spacious four-metre balcony, with drop-down shades for privacy if needed. 

Despite being in the same building, the Macaronis Resort Accommodation has maximum thermal and acoustic insulation in the floors, walls and ceilings, keeping the rooms cool and completely soundproof. 

All rooms feature: 

  • Ocean, lagoon and pool views.
  • En-suite bathroom with hot water.
  • Four metre veranda with seating and shades. 
  • Air-conditioning.
  • Thermal and acoustic insulation.
  • 32” flat screen TV and DVD player.
  • International channels and sports.
  • Macas channel: live surf cam broadcast.
  • Work desk and clothes storage.
  • In-room WiFi.
  • Queen-sized bed or two twins.
  • Daily service and clean towels. 

The family-sized deluxe suites are located near the lagoon-style swimming pool amidst the tropical gardens. They are spacious and the perfect size for a family to relax in comfort and privacy.

Family suites can be configured to meet your needs, accommodating four guests, or five guests if travelling with a child under 13 using the fold-up bed. Larger groups or multiple families can stay in comfort, with one villa building including two family suites. 

Relax outdoors under the outdoor gazebos, or relax in the garden with your family and friends. The family-sized deluxe suites include: 

  • Garden, lagoon and pool views. 
  • Ensuite bathroom with hot water. 
  • 4-metre verandah with seating and three outdoor gazebos. 
  • Split air-conditioner and water dispenser.
  • Thermal and acoustic insulation. 
  • 32” flat screen TV and DVD player. 
  • International channels and sport.
  • Macas channel: live surf cam broadcast.
  • Work desk and clothes storage.
  • In-room WiFi.
  • Bedding options: Queen or two twins plus double sofa bed. 
  • Daily service and clean towels. 


The Macaronis Surf Resort bar and restaurant is located on the ground floor, the ideal location to relax by the pool with a cool drink in hand. 

Guests staying at Macaronis Surf Resort can enjoy a huge variety of delicious meals, including international and traditional Indonesian cuisine. The restaurant’s experienced chefs prepare seafood, poultry and meats and a range of vegetarian dishes, soups, curries, salads, pizzas, mouth-watering desserts, baked goods and more. 

A set menu is available, but the chefs will cater to any dietary requirements at no additional cost. The meals are served on a schedule, however, times are flexible if you’re out catching the waves of your life and miss the set meal times. 

The twice-a-week barbeque under the stars is always a big hit with guests, with a mouth-watering range of delicious barbequed specialities, sides, salads, sauces and desserts to enjoy.

The Bar

If you like to end the day with a cold beer, cocktail or glass of wine, the resort bar offers a variety of cocktails, wines, beers and spirits, as well as coffee and snacks. Bar items aren’t included in the package and can be paid for at the end of your stay. 

Surf Macaronis Surf Resort

Macaronis Surf Resort’s biggest drawcard is the renowned Macaronis surf break. This wave is incredibly versatile and can be surfed during both big and small swells, as well as in various tide and wind conditions. 

Macaronis has gained a reputation for being the most enjoyable wave in the world, especially suited to intermediate to experienced surfers. Prepare yourself for epic tube rides and perfectly peeling left-hand walls, making it a wave that should be on every surfer’s bucket list.

A Huge Selection of Mentawai Island Wave Perfection

If you’d like to venture further afield and experience some of the other amazing waves in the region (many of which probably appear in your favourite surf movies), there is a range of epic waves from five to 45 minutes away via speedboat. 

Some of the waves you’ll find include Macas Right, Bowls Right, Bat Cave Right, Green Bush Left and Silabu Left (plus a few others). If you’re up for a Mentawais surf adventure, you’ll find Rags Left, Rags Right, Thunders, Rednut and Roxies a little further away.

For beginners, the best breaks are Fish Fingers, a right-hand beach break, Silabu Left and Bat Cave when they’re small. However, with no surf instructor or hire boards, the waves in this area are more suited to experienced surfers. 

Boat Transfers Mentawai Islands

Macaronis Surf Resort’s all-inclusive surf packages include all boat transfers to and from the various waves. If you’re out hunting down waves all day, your daily meals will be served on the boat!


Adding to the plethora of world-class waves in the Mentawai Islands, Macaronis (Maccas) is the main attraction at Macaronis Surf Resort and has been listed as one of the top 10 surf spots in Indonesia. Macaronis is a mechanical left-hander with a hollow first section. It works between 2 to 8 ft and has a long rippable wall that’s perfect for advanced to intermediate surfers. Macaronis is a five-minute speedboat ride away from the resort. 

Macas Right

Not to be overlooked, Macas Right is an amazing wave that’s best in south swell, northerly winds and a medium to high tide. It works well when Macaronis is firing and is a fun wave in a northerly wind.

Bat Cave

Jump on board a speedboat and 45 minutes later you’ll be at the classic point break, Bat Cave. Bat Cave picks up a lot of swell, but is a long, mellow wave with less surfers. There are little barrels on offer and a long fast wall. It can be surfed between 4 and 6 ft. If you’re taking spectators along for the ride, Bat Cave is a great spot for non-surfers with snorkelling, cliff jumping and a beautiful beach for a picnic. 


Greenbush sits south of Macaronis and is a well-known break in the southern end of the Mentawai Islands. A hollow left-hander, Greenbush offers up epic tubes for more experienced surfers, you just have to pick the right wave. If you’re ready to charge, Greenbush is a great spot for a barrel ride to remember. It needs a big high tide to break properly, with lighter winds and big south swells. 


A super-consistent wave, Thunders is a left-hander that produces heavy barrels on bigger days, and more relaxed conditions on a smaller swell. It’s 40 minutes away from the resort by speedboat, and is a great option when the swell isn’t hitting some of the other surf breaks in the Mentawais. 

Rags Left

This incredible wave only breaks during large southwest swells, but it can reach an epic 15 ft or more. When conditions are right, there are big barrels on offer, with a large open face that runs for about 150 metres. You’ll need your big wave board for the bigger days. 

Rags Right

This wave is only for the most experienced surfers. It’s a challenging wave, that shouldn’t be surfed at low tide unless you are sitting on the outside section, an option during a northerly wind. When conditions are optimal, you may find yourself inside one of the thickest and hollowest tubes in the Mentawai Islands. It breaks over two coral heads, so exiting the tube isn’t always easy. 

Non-Surf Activities

Macaronis Surf Resort offers an extensive range of non-surf activities. Take your pick from a range of recreational equipment, including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, fishing, snorkelling and more. The whole family can have fun in and out of the water, enjoying everything this beautiful region of Indonesia has to offer. 

Speedboat trips are included in your package, and you can take off on a village visit, snorkelling trip, fishing trip or just venture out and about exploring the beautiful surroundings. There are two gorgeous beaches within walking distance from the resort, where you can search for big shells or just relax and take in the spectacular views. 


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Offer Details

Save up to 20% off selected shoulder season dates in 2024 plus access to surf coaching, photography and training sessions via Macaroni Surf Resort's in-house Surf Clinic. Enquire now for full offer details, trip inclusions and applicable dates. Offer is subject to availability.


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