The Absolute Best Family Surf Resort Anywhere. Macaronis is a first class Mentawai resort just a stones throw from one of the world’s best waves! Macaronis Resort offers an unforgettable vacation experience with quality facilities and access to a variety of fun for the whole family. All the family will be happy while the surfers surf. We´ll work with you to ensure your booking is easy to complete. our booking team take special care to get everything right so there will be no hiccups. Contact us if you have any questions about your trip to Macaronis.
The resort features all the modern conveniences you would expect, including A/C, hot water, a beautiful lagoon-style swimming pool and On-Location Spa offering massage and skin-treatments. The resort is situated on a clean salt-water lagoon with stunning ocean views and prime access for exploring in paradise. In addition to incredible surf, guests can enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, snorkeling, and more right from the resort doorstep. You can expect that we have your priorities covered, including those of the ladies and the kids.
Macaronis Resort allows a maximum of only 20 surfers within its 16 guest suites. Resort capacity is only 32 guests.
Trips Start from Padang: Any Tuesday or Saturday Trips End in Padang: Any Monday or Thursday
Guests will spend a total of 2 trip nights on the comfortable overnight ferry in a private A/C sleeping cabin from Padang, Sumatra to Sikakap, Mentawai and back.
Therefore, trips begin a day before and end a day after resort check-in/check-out days, which are on Wednesdays and Sundays.
If transferring to/from a charter boat or resort plan your check-in/out for Wednesday or Sunday. Charter boat captains must agree to schedule.
Choose your dates and just email us at Indo Surf camps with some rough details and we´ll do the legwork organizing for you. We pride ourselves in personalized service to deliver the trip of a lifetime.
September & October Guests: The ferry only runs once/week in September & October allowing for trip start of Tuesday and trip end of Thursday only.
Many surf breaks to choose from all within easy reach from Macaronis Resort. Check out the list of spots .....
Macaronis, or Macas, is a mechanical left-hander that has been described by many as being the most high performance wave in existence. In glassy or off-shore conditions 4 – 6 second barrels are manageable from the take off, while the inside section is a bit like a skaters half-pipe where you can do countless numbers of Rio’s, tail-slides, floaters, airs, and cut-backs.
Macas is such a fun wave to surf even in onshore conditions, and is one of the few reef breaks in the world that continues to break well in all tides. Macas holds from 2 – 8 feet and technically doesn’t get any bigger than this; it just becomes more hollow and round.
Macas is consistent, and breaks slightly different at each stage of the tide.
One of the most amazing waves to surf in the southern Mentawai region. The tube is very open and on the correct swell direction all three sections link up and it is very make-able. Regular visitors class this wave as a true gem; it works on a solid south swell, big high tides (at least 1m) and east – north west winds. If you would like to score this wave, time your trip on a morning new or full moon spring tide. This is definitely a tube ride you’ll never forget.
Silabu Left can be surfed on all tides and is ideal for those seeking a mellower option with no crowds. It is an ideal wave for those just starting out surfing reef breaks, or for those who are looking to find their feet and build their confidence level. Silabu is more protected from southerly wind than Macas and can remain off-shore in mornings for another hour or so. It is a fun wave close by, and boat guests rarely surf here, as it is located on the other side of the headland (we go through the tidal lagoon to get there). If Macas is breaking 3-4 feet or bigger, Silabu Left should be also breaking and empty.
Macas Right becomes a quality wave in a thick south swell with northerly winds and a medium to high tide. It is not surfed or photographed often and basically just sits in the background of Macaronis being the main focal point that people come to visit. Macas Right is often at its best when Macaronis is also firing, and therefore it often gets ignored. So if you would like to surf on your own whilst staying at Macaronis Resort or just with a couple of others, be different, and go surf the right on a North wind and south swell, you will be surprised with what you find.
Mini Macas breaks inside of Macaronis and is a perfect little left-hand peak ideal for those looking for something a little less heavy than Macaronis. The wave is best at high tide, and is generally empty. You can get dropped off at Mini Macas on the way out to Macaronis and easily flag down a boat ride in as well. You can even watch the waves up at Macaronis to get a feel for when the sets are about to arrive. Mini Macas is most consistent when Macaronis is pumping.
Another option for those seeking a long, mellow, uncrowded right hand wave is at Bat Cave AKA Bat Caves. This wave breaks for a few hundred meters down the edge of a tiny deserted island. This is also a great spot to swim, snorkel and explore.
Bat Cave picks up a lot of swell, especially if it has a westerly direction. The wave occasionally dishes up a little barrel and offers long racy walls, but generally it is a point break with sections; definitely need some paddling fitness when it gets bigger.
The boat trip to Bat Caves is equally appealing for non-surfers to take in the spectacular surroundings, go snorkeling, fishing (fish are plentiful in this region), or have a picnic and relax on the beautiful beach.
Across the channel, high cliffs provide a place for cliff jumping, visiting the caves, and exploring some very remote beaches. A long stretch of beautiful beach extends south from the caves excellent for beach walking and exploring.
Rag’s Left is a long barreling wave that turns on during large south-west swells. Rags Left is very dependent on swell direction, tide and wind, but when all of these factors fall into place, you could find yourself and just a few of your friends pulling into massive barrels which start from an outside boil, eventually mellowing further down the line into a large open face that can be ridden for a further 150m or more. This place has been surfed at 15 foot plus.
Rags Right is a non-stop tube from start to finish. At low tide forget it, unless you choose to surf the outside section, which can occasionally offer some alternative on a northerly wind. At high tide though, and on the right swell, Rag’s Right can offer perhaps some of the thickest, hollowest tubes in south Mentawai. The wave grinds down a section of reef that is famous for two coral heads situated at the kick out point – make sure to negotiate a safe exit.
Thunders is one of the most consistent breaks in the Mentawais and is surfable on all tides. Higher tides usually offer racy tube sections over a shallow inside reef shelf breaking close to the island, whilst lower tides offer a forceful shoulder further out the back. In smaller south swells the top section of the reef can turn on offering long hollow barrels. Generally Thunders is an excellent option in smaller long period swells and can handle crowds due to there being a number of take off spots.
Roxies is a fun right-hander that works best in W – SW swells. It is fairly consistent and very fun wave to surf, and when it gets bigger it also becomes a hollow barrel. Roxies is only 45 minutes to the south of Macaronis Resort, and we frequent this spot on occasions for those chasing after a right-hander. Has been called ‘Macas in reverse’, due to the wave being a fun and perfectly peeling right.
Rednuht is a solid right-hander that breaks in deep water. The wave is not that long but barrels from take off and dishes up a good bit of adrenalin.
This wave requires the right tides and swell direction to work, but when it’s on, it’s on. Ask the surf guides for the run down.
Fish Fingers is the perfect wave for learning to surf. It is located right across the channel from the resort with a soft sandy bottom. It is a perfect small peak that peels mostly right but a little left too. At Fish Fingers you can learn to surf or teach the kids with a selection of soft-top learner boards available for use free of charge (for use at Fish Fingers only). Learning surfers who have built up their confidence can also try out Silabu Left and Mini Macas.
Start Planning Your Trip - contact Indo Surf camps
Flying into Padang, in West Sumatra is where your adventure starts. We´ll be there for Airport Pick-up when you arrive but no later than 2:00pm on Tues or Sat. If you arrive Early we can spend the transit time at a nice Padang Hotel with wifi & pool where you can relax. From Padang we travel by air conditioned bus to Ambu Ambu Ferry, Bungus Harbor which is a one hour drive.
Round Trip Transfer to Macaronis Resort Includes
Round Trip Transfer Rates
Guest with Surfboards: AU $400
Guest without Surfboards: AU $300
Extra time in Padang between flights and ferry rides are spent at choice hotels with Wifi. Extra time in the afternoon is spent pool-side with the option to purchase beverages and shower, while extra time in the morning is spent with access to a large breakfast buffet and a relaxing lounge with Wifi.
Why Choose Macaronis?
It is mandatory for all guests traveling to Macaronis Resort to have travel Insurance which includes medical evacuation in the event of an accident.
Emergency evacuation to Padang can be arranged by speedboat (if weather conditions permit), by police helicopter (if available – must be arranged by travel insurance company), or by plane from Rokot Air Strip (55 km to the north). Emergency evacuation is not included with guest reservations and must be organized by all guests. All guests agree to carry travel insurance at time of booking. In the case of a medical emergency, resort management will assist in contacting your travel insurance company to qualify for emergency evacuation.
Open Daily 10am – 6pm.
Welcome to Macaronis Resorts own Siniai Spa.
Indulge in a healing spa treatment by one of Macaronis own massage therapists. Professionally trained, our lovely massage therapists give high-quality, caring treatments that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. With an understanding of surfer ailments, they work with you to focus on areas of tension and address your specific needs. Set in the open air pool-side gazebo, the calming tropical sounds of the sea breeze rustling in the palms and the beautiful bamboo chimes make for an unforgettable experience. Choose from a variety of massage options and healing body scrubs to make your vacation experience that much more rewarding!
Macaronis Resort is located remotely, in a pristine tropical paradise with no access to shops or stores of any kind. Because of our remote location we recommend you pack accordingly, bring everything thing you may need while visiting.
Mobile/Cell phone signal is available at the resort.
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Additional services available.
Return Transfers Padang airport to Macaronis. USD$235.00 ( Per person per booking )
Return Transfers Padang airport to Macaronis. Price USD$80.00 ( Per board bag )