Take a journey to escape the pressures and obligations of daily life and immerse yourself in the island rhythm of a unique and remarkably unspoiled corner of the globe. Treat yourself to a once in a lifetime experience amongst world class waves set in a culturally rich and spectacularly beautiful location.
Positioned directly in front of Lances Left, arguably the most consistent wave in the Mentawai archipelago, Kingfisher Bay Resort is a perfect fit for those looking for a genuine Mentawai experience.
Whether you are looking for a surf adventure, an insight into a completely different culture or just a relaxing holiday, you will find it all at Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Price in AUD per Surfer based on a group of 3 to 6 in Shared Bungalow
- 7 Day Package – $1,814
- 10 Day Package -$2,591
- 12 Day Package -$3,109
Price in AUD per surfer based on twin share in a Private Bungalow
- 7 Day Package -$2,300
- 10 Day Package -$3,286
- 12 Day Package -$3,943
2017 EARLYBIRD SPECIAL AU$100 OFF (min 10 day package)
- Padang airport transfers (airport hotel/harbor).
- AC and fan cooled room.
- Western style bathroom with hot shower.
- Change sheets and towels every 3 days.
- Room service– food/beer/snacks
- Three big, delicious meals everyday.
- Drinking water, tea and coffee.
- Dessert/choc/fruit every night after dinner
- Basic snacks every late afternoon as the sunsets.
- Speedboat to all local waves (HT’s, Bintangs, etc.).
- Fishing excursions in the speedboat.
- Use of resort facilities (snorkeling, fishing gear, bikes).
- US$3/day Mentawai government fee for visiting surfers
What’s not included:
- VISA on arrival (US$25).
- Hotel in Padang if required (US$25 to US$90)
Available at extra cost:
- Full or half day surf excursion to distant waves
- Extra snacks, cold beer, cocktails, soft drinks and fresh fruit juices at the bar
- WiFi Internet US$10 / day
- Surf photography
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. The resort is located in an extremely wave rich region with 10 different waves within 20 minutes via boat. With such an extensive selection to choose from; fun beach breaks, long lefts and rights, barrel perfection and heavy slabs, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced surfer all levels and appetites are catered for at Kingfisher Bay 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.
The natural beauty of the Mentawai islands is the stage for what has become a mecca for surfers around the world, and with this dream location in front of Lances Left on the southern tip of Sipora island, those tantalizing and 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 activities on land.
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 the open-planned restaurant, where drinks and food are available.
Bar and Restaurant
Keeping to the Mentawai theme, the 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 a 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.
Overlooking the majestic lineup of Lances Left, just 20 meters from the waters edge is the spectacular location of the bungalows. By combining traditional Mentawaian design with Western attention to strength and comfort, the result is a uniquely exotic and luxurious experience.
The clean and spacious sleeping and lounging area is AC and ceiling fan cooled for ultimate comfort, with a large Western style bathroom complete with running hot water at the rear of the building. Facing the ocean, slide into a hammock on the elevated and expansive front deck, the perfect place to relax whilst taking in the sights and sounds of this magnificent coastline.
Like the neighbouring bungalows, attention to local aesthetics as well as a Western standard of comfort can be found both inside and out. Purpose built to accommodate up to 5 guests, the share accommodation bungalow allows travelers on all budgets the opportunity to experience the Mentawai islands for short or longer term visits.
The open planned sleeping area is ceiling fan cooled, with a Western style bathroom that include a hot shower. An extra large front deck means there is plenty of space to relax in front of the almost hypnotic sight of Lances Left.
Meals are prepared using fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats, cooked in a variety of styles including; Western, Indonesian, Chinese as well as BBQ’s. The Resort considers great food and lots 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.
Please be aware that the trips begin and finish according to the ferry schedule (apart from direct speedboat charter transfers). It is important when planning your trip to allow one extra night for the crossing (this night is not included on the resort cost). If in doubt, contact us before you book for information about the crossing from Padang to the Kingfisher Bay Resort.