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  • Aloita Surf Resort - Mentawai Islands
Aloita Surf Resort & Spa - Mentawai

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From 647pp for 7 Nights


IDEAL FOR

Experience level: All
Time of year: Jan, Feb, March, April, May, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Group type: Group Surf Holidays - Chartered, Couples or Honeymoon, Luxury Surf Holidays
Budget: <2000
Board type: All types

Quick Facts

    • 7, 10 & 14 day packages available
    • Speedboat surf transfers
    • Limited surfer numbers
    • Fun left out the front
    • Family friendly resort
    • Learn to surf options
    • Perfect Wave Surf Centre
    • Yoga & Spa facilities

SUMMARY

When you plan to surf the mecca of all surf regions in the world, and come to the Mentawai for a surf trip, you want to make sure that you get to sample as much of this amazing destination as possible. The best way to do this is always a surf charter, but if a boat isn’t for you then look no further than Aloita Surf Resort and Spa. You can access more breaks in the Mentawai than any other resort!

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"Dear Suzi I am just writing to say what an amazing trip I had at Aloita resort. Overall I got the best waves of my life and met some amazing people. The resort was lovely and the staff were more than helpful. The surf guides were so friendly, insightful and great fun in"

- Colm
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"My wife and i recently took a trip to Aloita resort in April this year. Though the resort was still run by the Italians and we booked it directly with them but we had been told that it was being taken over by Perfect Wave in the near future including selected staff. My"

- Steve and Poppy
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"I cannot thank you and the rest of the crew at The Perfect Wave enough... our trip was absolutely amazing!! Aloita was beautiful and perfect... Kan, Toasty and Grant were awesome and put us on the waves every day. "

- Adam
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"What a trip! It had been10 years since I'd done an overseas surfing trip. In my head, it simply felt like too big to organise. But the Perfect Wave gave me a seamless and enjoyable experience to get overseas and score INCREDIBLE WAVES. If you want a headache do it yourself, "

- Colin
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"The Perfect Wave was a please sure to deal with and everything on the holiday ran smoothly. Charlie Pierce chose a resort that had nearby waves that catered to a variety of skill levels which suited us, and everyone had an amazing trip. Highly recommended!"

- David
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"Surf guide Georgio was SUPER cool and took us to the best waves around our area. The surf at Tellies, Suicides and Tikus was the best Ii ever surfed The camp and surrounding was AWSOME and my wife wants to go thee also with our kids after seeing the videos and pics The fo"

- Trent
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"The Perfect Wave looked after us all the way: top resort, airport connections, great waves. Definitely be doing it again!"

- Craig
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"Had an absolutely amazing time! Found the perfect place - a combination of tropical island paradise and surf heaven. Was there for 10 days and will be back asap. Location: Tropical island straight out of a travel brochure. Close to Mentawai capital Tua Pejat which a"

- Seb
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"Hi Gina, Can't believe we've been home from Sumatra for over a month and its taken me this long to send you an email! Life is so chaotic - no wonder we need holidays!! Glenn and I had a great time at Aloita - really loved the resort - the accommodation, food, cleanli"

- Kim & Glenn
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"Dear Perfect Wave Team, Approaching the end of the year, I wanted to reflect on some of the highs of 2008. For me, along with dating my girlfriend Victoria, the most awesome experience was my 10 days stay at Aloita Resort, Indonesia. I travelled alone to this tropical p"

- Toby
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About this Surf Resort

Overview

Aloita Surf Resort & Spa is nestled in a protected corner of a small island called Simakakang, located at the northern part of Siberut, which is the central island in the Mentawai. What this means to you is that you have access to roughly 70% of the regions surfbreaks with 5 world class waves within 10 minutes speedboat ride and a perfect fun left hander called Ombak Tikus right out the front.
 
When you pull into the resort to your own private jetty you really see how beautiful this little piece of paradise is. The bar stretches out over one of the most amazing white sand beaches in Indonesia, which is all yours. With manicured gardens and luxury villas nestled back off the beach, the lush shading trees ensuring privacy for each of the villas.
 
Take a short 100 metre walk along this pristine beach and you will find a perfect fun left hander called Ombak Tikus. The wave does need a bigger swell to start working, but when it does you can be assured you will share it with nobody else. When the swell is doing its thing though, you may want to be hitting one of the 6 breaks just a short boat ride away or the world class waves of Telescopes, Scarecrows, Icelands or Suicides, all within 10-15 minutes speedboat away. But why limit yourself to these as you can travel to the other surf areas of Playgrounds and South Sipora, home to the famous HT’s and Lances Left surfbreaks. These areas are only a 50 minute speedboat ride, and with the 2 resort boats, you have both half and full day trips available. Playgrounds has more surfbreaks than we can mention but if you read the surf mags you’ll recognize names like Kandui, Rifles, EBay, Bankvaults and Burgerland, to mention a few.
 
No other resort is better positioned to capitalize on such a broad range of surf spots, a range that covers roughly 70% of the Mentawais. In short, Aloita can access more breaks than any other resort in the Mentawai within 1 hour speedboat ride. There are waves that suit all levels of surfers, from the hardcore ripper to a total beginner. With a Perfect Wave Surf Experience Centre now at the resort, we have Learn To Surf programs with qualified surf instructors to give you a taste of surfing or take your surfing to the next level with high-performance coaching.
 
For the non-surfer and family though, you have an assortment of water activities with fishing, stand up paddle, snorkelling, scuba diving and water skiing/wake boarding available also. Located near some of the best reefs for diving and SCUBA in the Mentawais, there are also some beautiful reefs just out in front of the resort, perfect for snorkeling or shallow dives. A very short speedboat ride away is Setan Island. Amazing sheer cliffs drop down to the ocean floor, where a wide area of sea life and spectacular reefs can be enjoyed by the keen diver.
 
Not to mention the cultural trekking tours to visit the indigenous tribes of nearby Siberut Island. Step back in time and see how local tribes still live today in this remote corner of the world. However with all the activity on offer, you will need a massage from Neti at the spa - and with Indonesian pricing, you will be booking them daily.
 
ALOITA SURF RESORT & SPA EARNS 2012 & 2013 TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
 
Honoured as a Highly Rated Resort as reviewed by travellers on the world’s largest travel site

Accommodation

At Aloita Surf Resort and Spa, you have a choice of 3 levels of accommodation. With seven spacious double / twin / triple bungalows, so you can enjoy a romantic getaway with your partner or share with a friend or two.
 
The Family Cottage is massive and can sleep 5 persons comfortably, so perfect for families or small groups. Then for the more budget conscious traveler, there is the Surfer House which is perfect for just a single surfer or any groups number up to 10 persons.
 
All the bungalows are constructed to some of the highest quality in the Mentawai, with beautiful local hardwood used through the resort. Each bungalow has its own large lanai (balcony) and private pathway to the amazing white sand beach out front. Once inside your bungalow you can cool down with temperature controlled A/C or ceiling fan and take a warm shower in your massive twin bathroom.
 
Every day the staff will clean your bungalow and make your beds, which are big and very comfortable. The bathrooms are highlighted by more local hardwoods, and are very well thought out. Each bungalow has a safe, a mini fridge, and plenty of closet and storage space. In addition, each has its own private outdoor courtyard and storage area in the rear of the residence, complete with outdoor shower and shaded racks for your surfboards.
 
 
Restaurant and Bar
 
One of the most important parts of any holiday is the food and at Aloita the restaurant and bar are beautifully constructed entirely from local hardwoods. Aloita’s gorgeous open air restaurant is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal and reflect on the day’s activities. Three delicious buffet style meals are served daily which are designed not just to delight your taste buds, but also replenish and refuel your body.  They specialise in a variety of seafood dishes using fresh produce caught in local waters, but they certainly don’t limit you to fish. You can expect anything from pasta dishes to pizza; steaks; chicken – you name it!  And all meals are complemented well with a variety of vegetable, rice, fruit dishes, etc. – all high quality, high energy, and healthy.
 
After lunch or dinner you have to hop over to the massive “A Bar” and recreation area, which is one of the true highlights of the resort, and has to be seen to be believed. Sitting right on the beach with a beautiful front deck that projects literally over the water at high tide, the A Bar is without a doubt the coolest place to have a drink, watch a DVD, or do absolutely nothing in the Mentawais. Like their restaurant, the A Bar is constructed entirely from local woods, and was built in an open air rotunda fashion. This gives you complete views of the ocean, resort, and all its surroundings during the day, and allows it to take full advantage of the sea breezes at night.
 
The circular design is also great for the social aspect of the bar. The A Bar is the perfect place to catch a LIVE footy game on large flat screen satellite TV, so you won’t miss that important grand final at home. The A Bar also comes complete with big couches and chill out areas, cool tunes, a separate bar snack menu, and the full gamut of beers and mixed drinks. If you need more action though there’s a ping pong table, pool table and foosball table, so you can battle your mates to determine the bar champion nightly.

Surf & Other Activities

Put simply, the surf in the Mentawai Islands is the best in the world. There is no other place on the planet with such a diverse array of high quality surf in such a small area.  There are well over 50 superb waves strewn throughout the islands, with more being discovered every year.  And at Aloita you are better positioned to experience more waves in the region than any other resort.

Roughly 70% of the waves in the Mentawais can be accessed within an hour by speedboat from Aloita, and some of the best ones are right in their own backyard.  For example, the world class lefthander Telescopes is only 10 minutes away, and many feel it offers longer and straighter barrels than Macaronis when it’s firing.  There are challenging waves like Icelands, rippable waves like Scarecrows, and even a couple very playful secrets that break right off the island. Every day the qualified surf guides receive constantly updated surf forecasts, and will make recommendations based on swell, wind, and the desires/skills of the guests.

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When weather permits you can take a day trip to the Playground area to the north, for waves such as Rifles, Four Bobs, Nokandui, Nipussi, or Bankvaults. Or, maybe decide a trip south to the Peninsula area is the call for waves such as Bintangs, Lances Left, or HTs. There are so many options to choose from, and they always consult the needs and desires of the guests to come to a group decision about what is the best call for the day. The main attraction of the Mentawais has always been the surf, and they are more than ready to put you into the best waves of your life.  Whether you’re a learner or total hellman, Aloita has something great to offer you. They have 3 speedboats at the resort - 2 aluminium and 1 wooden.

 

Perfect Wave Surf Experience Centre – Surf Lessons

The new Perfect Wave Surf Experience Centre is kicking off in 2014 so you now have a Perfect Wave surf instructor on island looking after you as well. So if you want a taste of surfing you can do our Intro to Surfing or if you want some one on one tuition to take your surfing to the next level, our qualified surf instructor can get you there.

The centre now stocks anything and everything you need on your surf holiday. You can purchase or hire new and used surf boards, surf hardware, board shorts, reef boots and surf hats, so you are covered if you forget anything. We have a variety of boards for hire, including SUP’s, long boards, small wave fish, and soft boards for learn to surf lessons.

 

Yoga classes

The time for a well balanced combination of yoga practice and vacation is here. Join us for an unforgettable experience to practice yoga on Aloita Surf Resort & Spa, one of the world's most breathtaking locations. This vinyasa-style yoga class will weave together the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of your vacation to transcend you into complete wellness and relaxation!

Suitable for all levels: beginners, surfers, and seasoned practitioners, the yoga classes will leave you feeling ready to take on the day, or relax into your evening!

Dive

One of the aspects that truly sets Aloita apart from all other resorts in the area is its focus on diving. Aloita has the only full-fledged dive center in the Mentawais which enables their guests to explore all aspects of diving including scuba, snorkeling, and free diving. Whether you’re interested in just poking around the reefs right out in front of the resort, or you’re keen to swim with black tips and barracuda 50 meters below the surface, Aloita has something for everyone.

The location was specifically chosen for its proximity to the best scuba and free diving zones in the Mentawais. No other resort is poised to capitalize on the beauty of the unlimited breathtaking reefs and abundance of sea life in the area. Much of this area has gone undiscovered by the dive world, and you will almost certainly be exploring the depths with only other guests from Aloita. They've chartered some amazing spots and seen some incredible sights, such as the stunning topography of The Cathedral and the millions of eels that sway with the tide like tall grass in the wind at Garden Eel Grove. But the best part is that there is still so much more to explore. As some of the first divers to this area, their guests have the potential to look at the charts and discover their own new dive location, and of course be part of history by giving that spot a name of their choosing.

The Aloita Dive Center has everything anyone could need for underwater activities, from the beginning snorkeler to the avid scuba diver. The professional dive team can offer you courses ranging from the entry level Open Water course to Dive Leader. Or if you’ve never tried scuba diving before, they’d love to take you for your first experience in the calm, crystal clear water of the Mentawais. If you stay long enough at the resort, you have the opportunity to go from a completely virgin diver to fully certified by the end of your stay.

 

Explore

One thing that truly separates Aloita from all other land options in the Mentawais is the diversity of activities they can provide. The resort is far more than just a place for surfers and divers, or people looking for the ultimate way to unwind in a beautiful tropical location. They offer a variety of different ways to explore this beautiful little corner of the world.

The keen fisherman will have plenty to keep them occupied with the abundance of sea life in the area. Situated near arguably the most abundant fishing zone of the Mentawais, the fisherman have the opportunity to reel in many of the most impressive pelagics including Spanish Mackerel, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Giant Trevally, and even the odd game fish such as Sailfish and Marlin. But if popping or bottom bouncing is more to your liking, they have got you covered there as well.

For those looking for a true Indonesian experience, they offer extensive cultural trekking tours to visit the indigenous tribes of nearby Siberut Island. The jungles on this island are home to a unique race of people that have been studied by anthropologist for decades for their enduring traditional culture which has essentially remained unchanged for hundreds of years. This is not an easy excursion, but an extremely educational and worthwhile one. You’ll live amongst the locals, speak their authentic jungle dialect, and witness some of their most sacred traditional rites. If you’re lucky, you may even be given a tattoo if you chose, the “old fashioned” way.

But if this is a bit too intense of an excursion for you, there’s plenty to see right in Aloita's own backyard. You can visit the locals at the nearby capital of the Mentawais, Tua Pajet, or you can go exploring the many nooks and crannies of over 1 mile stretch of private white sand beach as well as your own dense jungle trails near the resort.

 

Relax

Despite all the excitement and activities they provide, there is absolutely no better place in the world to do nothing at all than the Aloita Resort and Spa. If you’re looking to unwind and refuel the jets in a tropical setting, this is the place to do it.

They have a variety of ways to help you completely relax and remove any stress carried with you over to the islands. One of the best ways to do this is by a visit to the Spa and Massage facility, the only of its kind in the Mentawais. Here they offer a variety spa and beauty treatments, such as sport specific and relaxation massage, remedial back/neck/shoulder pain therapy, and cleansing beauty treatments. If you’re looking to decompress after a long day of surfing or diving, or just looking to pamper yourself, this is the place to go.

Some people find it extremely relaxing to cast a line and see what they pull up. While you can certainly make an angry sport out of your fishing excursions, you can just as easily slowly troll with a couple beers and good friends and let nature take its course. You can even take a rod and reel to the end of the pier if you feel like being lazy.

But if you feel like being the laziest of all, you simply need to walk about 20 feet from your bungalow onto the over one mile of private white sand beach. Though they offer so many things to do at Aloita, there’s something very satisfying about sitting on your own private stretch of sand with a book and a cool drink to keep you company.

Pricing & Packages
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Duration Room Type Type Price Basis Notes Availability
7 Nights Twin Bungalows Non Surfer 583 Per Person Based on 4 adults sharing  
7 Nights Twin Bungalows Triple 718 Per Person OFF Peak Season Package 
7 Nights Twin Bungalows Double 753 Per Person OFF Peak Season Package 
10 Nights Twin Bungalows Double 1055 Per Person OFF Peak Season Package 
7 Nights Surfers House Surfer 647 Per Person NEW SURFERS HOUSE - OFF Peak Season Package 
10 Nights Surfers House Surfer 903 Per Person NEW SURFERS HOUSE - OFF Peak Season Package 
10 Nights Surfers House Surfer 1025 Per Person NEW SURFERS HOUSE - Peak Season Package  
7 Nights Family / Quad Bungalows Quad 711 Per Person Based on 4 adults sharing 
10 Nights Family / Quad Bungalows Quad 994 Per Person Based on 4 adults sharing 
  • Price is per person (except family package) and subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
  • Non-surfing children stay from £44/night! Surfing children pay the same rate as non surfing adults.
  • These are example packages and most packages can be adjusted to cater for your requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
  • Please click "Enquire Now" to email us or call us Toll Free on 0808 258 0101 (from the UK) or +33 (0)5 58 47 65 01 (outside the UK) to speak with one of our friendly consultants.

What’s Included

  • Return transfer with private car from Padang Airport to Bungus Harbour for Ferry or Speedboat departure point.
  • Accommodation in private bungalows equipped with full A/C, indoor and outdoor shower, full bathroom, safe, storage, mini fridge.
  • Three meals per day, including drinking water, coffee, and tea.
  • For surfing guests: two surf sessions per day in the vicinity of Aloita, including Telescopes, Ombak Tidur, Icelands, Hookers, Tikus, G4, Muka Ikan and Twiggies and once a day Scarecrows, Frankos, Diablo and Seven Palms, possibility of full days without extra charge in all above mentioned places.
  • Experienced English-speaking surf/dive guide.

 

Items Available at Extra Cost

  • Surf trips to (1) Playground area to the north, including Hideaways, Rifles, Nokandui, A Frames, 4 Bobs, Bankvaults, Ebay and more, or (2) “the Peninsula” to the south including HT’s (Lance’s Right), Lance’s Left, Bintangs, and Monkeys are available at the following extra charge.
    • to Playground with Sea Taxi Speedboat = 150 USD / Trip
    • to Playground with Michelle Speedboat = 300 USD / Trip
    • to Katiet / Lances with Sea Taxi Speedboat = 300 USD / Trip
    • to Katiet / Lances with Michelle Speedboat = 420 USD / Trip
  • Wifi internet access on your laptop in the restaurant, bar, and lounge area. (US$5 per day) or US$30 for the week.
  • Most soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, and fresh juices; a variety of fresh juices, soda, beer, wine and spirits are available for service during meals and at the Aloita A-Bar.
  • Light meals and snacks, minibar.
  • Surfboard rental.
  • Snorkeling equipment rental.
  • PADI diving instruction
  • Fishing trips.
  • Trekking trips to Siberut Island.
  • Spa treatments.
  • Non-surfers transfer price: 25 USD to local spots (not Playgrounds or Lances). Playgrounds & Lances trips for non-surfers cost about 75 USD (depending on numbers).

 

Transport Options at Extra Cost

  • Transport by Ambu Ambu ferry from Bungus Harbour to Tua Pejat - USD$260 return per person/twin share (10 hours overnight). Including Return speedboat transfer from Tua Pejat to Aloita Resort.
  • Return speedboat from Padang to Aloita Resort & Spa - USD$500 per person (3 hours). Guaranteed transfers Sunday to Sunday. Exclusive transfers available all other days with min 5 passengers required.
  • Exclusive charter flight with Susi Air – Total cost for plane is USD$8000  for a maximum of 12 passengers or USD $670 per person

 

Exclusive Resort Booking

Arranging a business convention, yoga workshop, or surf/dive school workshop? Want to arrange the ultimate surfer’s bachelor party vacation or family reunion? With seven bungalows and one family bungalow available, Aloita is well-suited for exclusive bookings and would be happy to cater to your convention or workshop needs. If interested, please contact us for packages and rates.

 

All Girls Trip with SheSurfs

Dates: November 2014 (Only 10 spots available)

Aloita Resort offers a smorgasbord of aquatic activities in crystal blue water right at your front door. The surf shuttle will zip you twice daily to breaks right in their backyard such as the famous Telescopes lefthander and also up and down the coast to other waves such as HT's, Rifles and Nokandui's. To see photos from the past Shesurfs experiences, please visit www.shesurfs.com.au

Inclusions:

  • Airport Transfers
  • Private speed boat transfers to and from the resort
  • Welcome drink
  • A/C twin share accommodation
  • All Meals
  • 2 Daily surf transfers to local breaks with resident surf guide
  • Professional photography from SheSurfs photographer Mikala Wilbow
  • TPW gift pack

Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no esponsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

Testimonials

We'd love to hear your feedback! Please click here to enter your testimonial of your holiday and your experience with The Perfect Wave.

Colm

Dear Suzi I am just writing to say what an amazing trip I had at Aloita resort. Overall I got the best waves of my life and met some amazing people. The resort was lovely and the staff were more than helpful. The surf guides were so friendly, insightful and great fun in particular the legend Toasty himself! I have just got home and looked at my amazing photos which Grant took. I would like to thank him also. I fell ill on the 3rd day and Alex was more than helpful during my time there as were Nelfie and the other members of local staff. The boat staff Jemess and Pius were very kind and good fun on board every day. Lastly I would like to thank you for your help and recommendation. Many Thanks Colm Hicks

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 15 July 2014
Steve and Poppy

My wife and i recently took a trip to Aloita resort in April this year. Though the resort was still run by the Italians and we booked it directly with them but we had been told that it was being taken over by Perfect Wave in the near future including selected staff. My reason for writing to you is just to pass on our thanks to Toasty and Caan who were bloody awesome. I couldn't have asked for more from our surf guides. They really made our trip. Caan's enthusiasm for surfing even when the waves weren't ideal was just what you want from a surf guide, rather than someone that just calls it a lay day. Everyday he was as keen as everyone else to score the best we could find, which sometimes meant a bit more searching then usual. It also meant we had waves everyday of the trip. Both guides encouraged lesser experienced and more hesitant surfers in the group to push themselves and progress which saw them drop into some of the best waves of their lives and love it. Personally i also surfed some of the best waves i ever have and being more experienced than the other surfers in the group it really made my sessions all time having shredders like Toast and Cann out in the surf with me. They were both fantastic at maintaining the group out in the water ensuring everyone had an equal amount waves, due respect was being given to all, and safety was being monitored. Both lads are legends in my eyes and would definitely be a reason for me to go back to Aloita resort even though i have now been there already. Not only were they great on the boats and in the surf but also around the resort, always keen for a chat, game of pool and just hanging out after a day of waves. My wife who previously wasn't too interested in surfing took toasty up on some lessons and now, due to his skill of teaching, encouragement and personality she is keen as to get out in the water as me, even buying a board on our return home and surfing nearly everyday. I'd also like to big up Andy the photographer who did an epic job of snapping pics and being a good lad around the resort too. I'm not sure if Nacho was taken on by you guys be he was also a great part of the team. Anyway if this is the kind of staff i can expect on future trips with perfect wave then i'll definitely be a return customer. So thanks perfect wave. I'd appreciate it if Toasty and Caan get to read this too thanks. Best Regards Steve and Poppy Rossouw

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Monday 14 July 2014
Adam

I cannot thank you and the rest of the crew at The Perfect Wave enough... our trip was absolutely amazing!! Aloita was beautiful and perfect... Kan, Toasty and Grant were awesome and put us on the waves every day.

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 16 June 2014
Colin

What a trip! It had been10 years since I'd done an overseas surfing trip. In my head, it simply felt like too big to organise. But the Perfect Wave gave me a seamless and enjoyable experience to get overseas and score INCREDIBLE WAVES. If you want a headache do it yourself, if you want your trip to be simple, fun and enjoyable go with Perfect Wave. Soooooo good. Colin Boyd

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Monday 12 May 2014
David

The Perfect Wave was a please sure to deal with and everything on the holiday ran smoothly. Charlie Pierce chose a resort that had nearby waves that catered to a variety of skill levels which suited us, and everyone had an amazing trip. Highly recommended!

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Tuesday 12 November 2013
Trent

Surf guide Georgio was SUPER cool and took us to the best waves around our area. The surf at Tellies, Suicides and Tikus was the best Ii ever surfed The camp and surrounding was AWSOME and my wife wants to go thee also with our kids after seeing the videos and pics The food fattened me up as I always had seconds, I could not resist my taste buds All the staff always has smiles on their face, which made it a friendly and welcoming experience. I was stoked to meet Jamie and Craig from the Perfect wave who were top guys and very informative and were just one of the boys.

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Thursday 17 October 2013
Craig

The Perfect Wave looked after us all the way: top resort, airport connections, great waves. Definitely be doing it again!

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Seb

Had an absolutely amazing time! Found the perfect place - a combination of tropical island paradise and surf heaven. Was there for 10 days and will be back asap. Location: Tropical island straight out of a travel brochure. Close to Mentawai capital Tua Pejat which allows for different transport options to get to the resort. Also allowed the staff to quickly stash up on supplies such as fresh groceries. Has a hill in case you're worried about Tsunamis. Resort: Set nicely into the palm trees close to the shore but still hidden. Well-groomed garden and paths to the bungalows, really beautiful. Bar has pool and ping pong tables. Bungalow: Very clean, AC, fan, spacious, enough power outlets even for different plugs (Indo/European + Malysia style). Individual patio in the back for surfboards and wet gear, verandah in the front looking to the ocean. No mould, which is amazing considering the climate! Each bungalow has its own beach access path, lovely. Service: As an addict to Indonesian food, each meal was absolute bliss. Lunch and dinner consisted of several different Indonesian and international dishes. Everything was very fresh and healthy. Besides the food, the managers and staff did everything to make my stay as pleasant as possible. Royal treatment!! Surf: Was there in November. While not getting epic waves, I was lucky with swell and surfed pretty much by myself 80% of the sessions. Many lefthanders in the area. Value for money: In comparison to surf charters, I got so much more out of my money at Aloita. Not only did I have my own room but my own bungalow. Additionally, everything was superclean, it was totally quiet besides swaying palm trees and there was room to move (i.e., you could walk on the beach, visit Tua Pejat or other islands etc.). On a boat for the same price, I would most likely have to share a cabin and be stuck on a small patch of moving real estate. Plus, if you're unlucky you have to put up with engine noise and cockroaches on a boat. Overall, I can only recommend the resort. Did not have one negative experience. It's actually quite impressive what they have achieved considering the circumstances (remoteness etc.). 5 stars hands down. Room Tip: Stayed in Bungalow 1 which is just in reach of the Wi-Fi and close to restaurant, bar and jetty.

Experience Begun: November 2011
Created on: Wednesday 14 December 2011
Kim & Glenn

Hi Gina, Can't believe we've been home from Sumatra for over a month and its taken me this long to send you an email! Life is so chaotic - no wonder we need holidays!! Glenn and I had a great time at Aloita - really loved the resort - the accommodation, food, cleanliness, massages, friendly staff etc etc were all first class. Glenn had some great waves - although he broke one of his boards in half, but at least it was less luggage for the trip home) and we had perfect weather. The beach at the resort was beautiful for me while he was off surfing and I had some great snorkelling within metres of the sand. It was sooo relaxing and we loved every minute. We hired motorbikes one day with another couple we met at Aloita and went for a ride and trek through the jungle up to a waterfall, which was pretty hard going but was good to do something different - unbelievably hot and humid - I don't know how people can do the Kokoda Trail!!! I guess the only downside to its remoteness, as mentioned on the website, is getting there and back. If we did it again, I think we would try to book a room on the day of arrival rather than just hanging around Padang, although the guy who collected us from the airport was lovely and showed us all around the area. We found the Ambu Ambu ferry quite ok thanks to our air conditioned cabin - we were so tired after the flight that we slept the whole way. But after mentioning to Monica and Marco at Aloita that we were going to do the return trip on the other ferry, they strongly recommended that we didn't - I think Marco had previously had a really bad experience on it - so they ended up booking us on the speedboat transfer back, as a group of Australian guys' arrival on the speedboat coincided with our departure. I kept remembering what you had said about it being the worst 3 hours but the weather had been so good we decided to give it a try. The good news was that it only took 3 1/2 hours and we were back on dry land in Padang staying at the Hotel Pangeran Beach Hotel, which Monica booked us into. The bad news was that the weather turned bad the morning that we had to leave and I guess it was pretty much a nightmare trip. After about an hour and a half I really wondered how I was going to get through it, but of course there wasn't much other choice, and after running into a tropical storm and getting lost for a while in blinding rain, we eventually arrived. Yes, the longest 3 1/2 hours of my life - and I think every muscle in our bodies ached for about a week after from trying to hang on while we bounced around in the swell. Still, it's all part of the adventure I guess - but would extend or do anything to use the Ambu Ambu if we go again. But apart from all that, we both had a fantastic time - it is such a beautiful remote part of the world and we'd really love to go back one day. So thanks for all your organising - We're already starting to wonder what we might do next year, so hopefully will be in touch again at some stage to book another trip! Best wishes Kim and Glenn

Experience Begun: May 2010
Created on: Wednesday 08 September 2010
Toby

Dear Perfect Wave Team, Approaching the end of the year, I wanted to reflect on some of the highs of 2008. For me, along with dating my girlfriend Victoria, the most awesome experience was my 10 days stay at Aloita Resort, Indonesia. I travelled alone to this tropical paradise from Sydney and from the moment I arrived never wanted to leave. The staff at Aloita were exceptionally welcoming, friendly, and were always willing to make my stay the best possible. In particular Australian surfer and guide Matt Hannon worked with total professionalism and taught me so much about the essence of surfing. To spend days surfing with Matt at Icelands, Twiggies and Teloscopes was simply magical and some of the photos were unreal. The ocean is as beautiful as I dreamt it would be but commands respect! It got to 4-5 feet at Teloscopes, just fantastic blue rollers thundering in all day over the multi-coloured reefs. Matt took some great shots which are mounted on my wall. On the blown out days, Aloita offers so many activities such as jungle trekking, fishing, snorkelling, massage, karaoke etc so you never get bored! I loved the great food served up on a regular basis. The seafood and local produce was always fresh and delicious. The accommodation was classy and away from any developments so you really feel away from the crowds - it is totally unspoiled. Aloita is a truly super resort and worth the cost. If you are thinking about going, just do it! You will only regret it otherwise! I want to thank the Perfect Wave Team for their organisation in making this the surf adventure of a lifetime. Wishing you a happy 2009 and will be in touch for another adventure! Toby - NSW Apr 08

Experience Begun: January 2008
Created on: Thursday 11 February 2010
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