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BOTIK RESORT MENTAWAIS From 1661€ for 11 nigths

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Head Points Combo

  • On the Spot
  • On spot
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Excursions
  • Languages : English

Head Points Accommodation

  • Double
  • Twin
  • Sea view
  • Full Board
  • Services Included : Spots transfers / Airport transfers / Wifi / TV / Video / Games Room

Head Points Water Sport

  • Best Period : March / April / May / June / Jully / August / September / October / November
  • Day Guiding
  • Waves Levels : Easy / Classic / Consistant
  • Spots Type : Coral / Reef break
  • Ability Level : Intermediate / Advanced / Confirmed


Located in the heart of the world famous Playground area in the North Mentawai Islands, Botik Resort has been designed for Surf vacation on a virgin private island, for a maximum of 10 people.
We are surrounded by the best waves and accessible between 5 and 20 minutes by boat.
The complex is located on the north coast of Botik, a private island to yourself.

Services Included

Relax in our Main Lobby situated right on the beach to enjoy meals and relax with amazing views right to the ocean and waves like Bank Vaults and Hideaways.
TV with Satellite, FREE WIFI 24 hours, fridges with FREE sodas (cokes, sprites…) and FREE juices (different flavors).
We also offer different snacks as well as fruits (mango, bananas, pineapples, watermelon, papayas…) during the day or you can always ask for anything you need.

Services Included

  • Spots transfers
  • Airport transfers
  • Wifi
  • TV / Video / Games Room

Other Services

Once you have made a booking with us, we just need to know your arrival time at Padang International Airport so we can arrange your transfer pick up.
Your trip starts with us in Padang, but you need to do your airline reservations to make it on time for the speedboat transfer to the island, which leaves around 1 pm the day of departure.
Knowing this, you should give yourself more than 3 hours, so you should be getting a plane that gets to Padang no later than 10 am. Some guests prefer to arrive the day before and stay the night in Padang in which case we will arrange your hotel for you.
Depending on where you are coming from (Australia, Indonesia, America, Europe…) you would be arranging your trip differently. Our guests will be usually coming through Jakarta to Padang or Kuala Lumpur to Padang (Air Asia).
Once in at the Airport in Padang, our main driver will be there to take you to our meeting point and join the rest of the group.
Usually we use a Hotel lobby where you can relax, and do your last things before you come to the island.
Around 1 pm we go to the harbor, which is only 5 minutes from the metting point and we depart for Botik on our chartered speedboat. It is a 4 to 5 hour ride to the Island of Botik on board the speedboat.
Once here at our Resort, after a brief welcome, you will be accommodated in your new paradise home for the next 11 nights…


We have two speedboats for our different activities at each time.
These boats are long hand-made mentawaian canoes designed by locals for the weather and conditions in the area.

  • 2 X 40 HP Yamaha engines
  • Anker
  • Icebox for drinks and snacks
  • Surfboard racks
  • Radio
  • Emergency lights

Other Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Excursions


Botik Resort has three private bungalows, built in the traditional Mentawai style homes by local carpenters. Each one is approximately 100 square meters and has been designed to sleep four people.
Large rooms and a lot of space for maximum comfort are a main priority to us.
These bungalows are approximately 50 meters from our main Restaurant building situated right on the beach.

All bungalows are equipped with :

  • AC and fans designed for perfect temperature.
  • Electrical outlets to plug all devices you may need (220 V). These are Indonesian plugs (same as European).
  • Bath Towels are given at the beginning of each trip.
  • All Bungalows designed with beautiful Teak furniture from Bali.
  • All bed provided with Mosquito nets.
  • Each Bungalow has maximum privacy thanks to the landscape and distance from each other. All Gardens are beautifully designed for a pristine island like ours.
  • Big spacious balcony with very comfortable sofas to enjoy the outside views to the breathtaking beach and gardens.
  • All Bathrooms provided with shower, doubled sink cabinet, toilet, mirrors and entrance door from both rooms.
  • All Bungalows equipped with individual beds of 120 centimeters wide, the largest in the market for single mattress for a maximum comfort. We have a big king size bed for couples in our brand new bungalow with a big balcony area on the second floor.
  • Big full furnished living room area inside the bungalow.

Meal Plan

We serve lunch between 11 am and 2 pm ; depending on what time we get back from the surf. Sometimes we stay out all day surfing when conditions are great !
We serve a snack usually before lunch with assorted fruits (mango, bananas, pineapples, watermelon, papayas…) then a Delicious western or Indonesian menu that consists in meat (chicken, fresh fish, beef…) vegetables and carbohydrates (potatoes, pasta, rice, noodles…), all served with cold drinks, juices and water.
Mexican, italian and spanish food are some of our favorites such as pizzas, burgers, curries, BBQ fish, lamb and chicken, salads with all dressings…
Beers and spirits can be purchased at the bar.

We get together quite a lot around this area to share Barbeques, drinks and have fires at night on the beach…

Sport Services

Depending on winds, tides and swell directions we cruise on our speedboats looking for the best conditions.
The proximity of our resort to all these breaks and the short distance in between them make it possible for us to explore several breaks in very little time.

Best Period

If you are looking for calm periods and easy crowds,  we recommend you book with us in March, April, October or November, even though in our peak season (May to September) there is also plenty of options for smaller and easier waves. Remember that even in these periods you can expect also to have bigger and powerful ocean swells.
If you are looking for powerful waves over 6 feet, then you are on to book anytime from April to September, but even in these months there are smaller days and in the bigger days, there are still plenty of spots to surf smaller and mellower waves inside our bays.

No matter when you book, you will find no other place in the world with the consistency of our area. We have waves everyday from March until November from shoulder high to 12 feet, it is a matter of finding the best spots for the conditions, and that is our job.

Spots Type

For Sumatra Island and its Northern archipelagos, Banyaks, Hinakos, Simaulue, Nias, Telos et Mentawai, the depression swells of the Indian Ocean generate consistent 1.50 to 4 meters waves during the great season, from March to November and from 1 to 2 meters the rest of the year.
In the Mentawai Islands, the swell unrolls around the four main islands and there are many spots that can be reached closer by boat. Most of the spots have 2 names due to the disagreement of the boat companies. WINDS & TIDES
Winds are rather weak, NW or SE. The spots are often glassy and the trick is to find the good wind and tide timing with a specific study of the marine weather report maps.

There is always going to be an offshore or flat spot…
The surfing experience required is quite high and the spots break on a sharp-edged coral. Bring boots, a hood during the season, a fixing kit, and spare fins. A choice of 2 surfboards is often useful for the heavy swells.
Not much tide, but it does not affect most of the spots of little deep water. During the season, there is many people in the water. You need to get there early and leave the spots before the next surfers. Australian surfers are the first customers of the area.


A Frame : One of the most consistent lefts of the Mentawais. This wave gets better as it gets bigger. Sometimes it can go all the way to the inside bowl
No Kanduis : A long barrelling left that wraps around a small island. Usually very sectiony, but can line up on the largest of swells. Many barrels on offer, but usually only makeable for one or two sections before clsing out and racing down the line.
4 Bobs :  Located on one of the small islands of the strait. In the South of Siberut, quite easy and quality wave unrolling on a lagoon.
Rifles : one of the best waves in the Mentawai. A very long righthander that wraps around the other side of the same island as No Kanduis. Rarely makeable from start to finish, but even just from section to section you can get rides up to 100 meters or longer. Nice and hollow once it’s a few feet overhead, but usually more sectiony at smaller sizes.
Pistols : About six hundred meters further down from the Riffles take off zone; this beautiful right-hander wave puts you straight from the take off into a very fun barrel section

Hideaways : A very hollow left that can be shalow at times. It comes out of deep water, then unloads on a shallow section of reef before barreling towards the channel. Can get very shallow at low tides.
Bankvaults : Hollow and fast right – for trained surfers.
Nipussi - E Bay : South of the main island Siberut. In W swell, rights and lefts fairly consistent.
Pit Stops : This is the right off the peak at E-Bay. Usually a playful right that can offer some cover-ups off the take-off, but mostly a high performance waves with air sections at the end. Ends in a sandy channel.
Burgerworld :This beautiful right-hander is one of our options in the lower seasons, when the rest of the waves are too small to surf. The island (Kroniki) is one of the most amazing spots in the area

Weather / Temperature

Air temperature : 29°C (Summer) / 27°C (Winter)

Water temperature : 25°C (Summer) / 24°C (Winter)

Surf Story

he Mentawai Islands were discovered several years ago by Australian surfers who were visiting Nias Island in the neighbour archipelago and were exploring the island by boat.
Becoming the indispensable trip where the waves can be reached by the sea, the spots are made of tubular, consistent and regular waves. Today they are famous and they supply the surfing videos of your favourite surfshop…
Located North of Sumatra Island, on the West coast, they offer an amazing boat trip within comfortable conditions for a great quality surfing.


The Mentawai Islands are part of Indonesia and their history rests upon Indonesia’s.
Like a pearl necklace on a coral bottom, the Indonesian archipelago shells its 13 000 islands between Asia and the Pacific Ocean. For a long time, it conjured up prosperity and opulence: it has already been a thousand years that the ships coming from China, attracted by the great smells of sandal wood and beeswax, ventured the islands…
Unlimited reservation of natural resources, fascinating melting-pot of mysterious cultures, Indonesia soon became an elected land for Westerners in quest of adventures.
Nowadays, the islands of Bali, Lombok or Sumba attract visitors but the tourist industry has not reached the whole country.
The archipelago provides, still today, a unique world playground for adventures.
Millennial traditions of Papuan tribes, multiform craftsmen, powerful volcanoes, coral reefs, huge jungles, unusual monitor lizards, giant butterflies, unsurfed waves…


The Mentwai Islands archipelago is located NW of the large island of Sumatra.
They constitute four main islands: Siberut, Sipura, Pagai Utara, Pagai Selatan and Sibigan and Bitojat islets, where most spots are located.
More in the South and in the East, Indonesia is composed of Java Island, with its Southern G Land foreland, Bali and the huge archipelago of Sunda Islands: Nusa Lembongan, very close to Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Timor, Komodo and its giant monitor lizards, Sumba and its amazing charm.

In the upper part, there is Kalimantan Island (Borneo) whose Northern part belongs to Malaysia.Next to it, Sulawesi Island (Celebes) with its large bays looking like a butterfly from the sky.
More in the East, more and more islands, like the famous Maluku Islands and its rare spices…and finally Western New Guinea (Irian Jaya) with its border not really natural: a straight line that splits the island in two with Papua New Guinea.


Formalities :
You will get at your entry port in the country a pass for a 60 days stay, not renewable (delivered to you at Padang’s airport if you do not come from Jakarta).
Your passport must be valid at least six months after your arrival day in the country.In the Mentawai Islands, a 3 US$ tax is enforced per day.
If you wish to cruise to go to Borneo, Timor and Irian Jaya, you will need a visa. It will be delivered to you there at sight of a passport whose validity limit is above six months and at sight of a round trip plane ticket. It is forbidden to go on your own in those areas.
Language :
In the Mentawai Islands, the official language is Indonesian or Bahasa Indonsesia,It sounds like Malay.
Most Indonesians speak this language. There are also more than 400 local languages and dialects in the islands.
Health :
your trip will take place by boat and so protected from the health problems that can occur in the inside of the country.
Bring your own emergency kit, besides the one aboard.
Beware of the common gastric and intestinal troubles and if you are seasick, take Dramamine or Bonine.
When you travel ashore, know that the country is under dengue, disease brought by mosquitoes, like malaria in Indonesia as well.
Time differences :
Indonesia is divided into three time zones :
GMT + 7 (Western Indonesian time): Sumatra, Java, western and central Kalimantan
GMT + 8 (Central Indonesian Time): Bali, Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara), Eastern and Southern Kalimantan and Sulawesi
GMT+ 9 (Eastern Indonesian Time): Irian Jaya and Maluku Islands
Weather :
Indonesia over thrusts the equator between the Indian Ocean in the West and the Pacific Ocean in the East. Its climate is then humid and warm.
In the most part of the country, the humid season goes from October to April, the dry season from May to September. Nights are often warm.
Usually, the average temperature for the year goes between 22° and 35°C, and the humidity rate can reach 75%. In January-February, the rains are the most abundant.
The best season to visit and surf in Indonesia is from May to October.
Driving conditions :
Your transportation will be boats…no red lights but elementary rules of the life aboard.
You might handle the boat as well. Being polite and respecting the others and the environment will not be constraints but fundamental things in order to enjoy a wonderful trip in those heavenly islands.At land, renting a motorcycle is fun but watch out for traps…
Currency :
The Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
Bring travellers’ checks if possible, delivered by a well-known bank company and some hundreds of USD bills.
You will be able to withdraw money or exchange in Padang before embarking. Avoid 1996 denominations and 1999 dollars. Aboard, there is no need for money or very little. Take some for souvenirs and tips for the local crew.
You will be able to easily exchange your currencies (the US dollar is the most common currency) in Padang or other major cities.
Indonesian banks usually do not charge and the best rates are in Jakarta.
Credit cards will be useful for your important purchases. Giving a tip is not a common thing to do but is advised for the crew on board. In whole Indonesia, chaffering is common.
“Bemo” drivers are known for their ability to raise the prices for Westerners. However, do not try to reach constantly the local rate…you would miss the boat return or a great surf session !
Extra tips :
Only bring light and useful clothing, 2 or 3 pairs of sun-glasses, hats, caps, grass-skirt, binoculars, MP3 player, favourite CDs and DVDs.For smart people and maniacs: a little blow-up pillow (for napping fans everywhere) and an old pair of surfing boots (to walk and fish on the reef).

Price from

1661€ for 11 nigths

Price includes

The Trip Include :
All surf trips during the stay at our Resort
All delicious meals (western and indonesian)
Accommodation in our great AC bungalows.
All drinks (except for alcohol) cokes, sprites, juices, water….
All snack and drinks on the daily surf trips.
Internet WIFI.
Satellite TV.
Surf guide.
Mentawai Government taxes.

Rates & Packages

DATES SEJOUR Nombre de Nuits/Nights Réservé/Reserved Disponibles/Available
14 April-25 April 11 9 1
25 April-6 may 11 FULL 0
6 May-17 may 11 FULL 0
17 May-28 May 11 8 2
28 May-8 June 11 4 6
8 June- 19 June 11 4 6
19 June- 30 June 11 1 9
30 June – 11 July 11 2 8
11 July -22 July 11 1 9
22 July-2 August 11 2 8
2 August- 13 August 11 0 10
14 August-25 August 11 0 10
25 August- 5 September 11 0 10
5 Sept - 18 September 13 7 3
18 Sept - 29 September 11 3 7
29 Sept - 10 October 11 FULL 0
10 October- 21 October 11 2 8
21 October- 1 November 11 0 10
2 November- 14 November 12 2 8

Nuis/Nights Prix/Price/Pers
11 1661€
12 1812€
13 1963€

Ce tarif comprend :
Tous les voyages de surf pendant le séjour dans notre Resort
Tous les repas délicieux (cuisine occidentale et indonésienne)
Logement en bungalows climatisés
Toutes les boissons (sauf pour l'alcool) sodas, jus, eau ....
Toutes les collations et des boissons sur les déplacements quotidiens de surf.
Internet WIFI.
TV par satellite.
Guide de Surf.
Taxes Mentawai gouvernement.

This price include
All surf trips during the stay at our Resort
All delicious meals (western and indonesian)
Accommodation in our great AC bungalows.
All drinks (except for alcohol) cokes, sprites, juices, water….
All snack and drinks on the daily surf trips.
Internet WIFI.
Satellite TV.
Surf guide.
Mentawai Government taxes.

Ce tarif ne comprend pas :

Le transfert aéroport à l'île de Botik et retour : 250 USD seront facturés pour le transfert en bateau de vitesse Padang-Padang-Botik

This price does not include :
All transfers from the airport to the Island of Botik and back : 250 USD will be charged for the speed boat transfer Padang-Botik-Padang.

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