Bilou Beach Villas is a unique boutique resort for surfers and families who want to experience the Mentawai on their own terms, whilst surrounded by white sand beaches, magnificent coral reefs, turquoise water and lush tropical vegetation. Only 4 villas ensures total flexibility and freedom to create your very own schedule to surf the world’s best waves.
Aptly named, this high performance right off Awera Island is very shallow and can only be surfed on a mid to high tide due to the reef. However produces an amazing barrel and the locals love this break.
The swell magnet for the area, Icelands is a left with many faces. An easy going west peak look fun but the main part of the wave loves the south swell angle produces a solid drop, barrel section and bowls at the end. Can be very heavy on its day.
Meaning Mouse Wave, this lesser known fun left is up the beach from Aloita. Ombak Tikus is a hidden gem and fun for most levels of surfer depending on the size. At 2-3 ft super fun and user friendly, however over 4-5ft it takes on a different look and feel.
The most famous wave in the area its hard to beat this wave for its variations of sections. A long left with mutiple deep barrel opportunities, can hold real size. Made famous by the Young Guns 2 movie with Kelly Slater and Co having a load of fun with Indies Trader 4 and a helicopter!
Breaks off of an island called Tugat Nusa just south of Telescopes. Great consistent left as exposed to South as well as SW swell. Best on a dropping high tide with the end section named the Curry bowl the pick of the wave for barrel riders.
Not very well known wave which makes it a very good choice when conditions are right as not a lot of charter boats know this wave. A great walling left with occasional hollow sections. Tucked in a small bay in the middle of Sipora you have to know where it is to find it, but worth it when its on.
Pricing & Packages
7 nights per person from USD $1425
Bilou Beach offers 4 private villas for exclusive rental. These traditional-styled thatch roof villas have 2 en suite bedrooms and a third loft room upstairs with 2 single beds - suitable for 4 adults or 2 adults and 2-4 children. Bathrooms have both internal doors and door on to large wrap-around deck. Fully kitted kitchen, lounge and sea facing terrace with sea views for miles. Each Villa has its own longboat with 15hp outboard, giving you total freedom to come and go as you please. Price based on 4 guests sharing 1 villa.
Bilou Beach Villas has 3 hectares of land on the southern tip of Awera Island, with 250m of west coast and 300m of east coast which come together on a beautiful sandspit. Bilou Beach Villas private villas are on a west facing beach. There is a large gazebo with private shaded beach chairs out the front of each villa. Cool sea breezes blow across a shallow and calm lagoon with a beautiful safe beach and lots of shady palms. Great snorkeling out front and easy access on and off your boat. A second private beach is around the point - all part of this boutique resort.
Bilou Beach Villas also have the highest "green" rating, being 100% off the grid and powered only by solar panels. The Villas are designed for inside outside living with huge windows, doors opening out everywhere and shaded wrap around decks, so no direct sunlight enters the house. The houses have the traditional high pitched reed roofs which keep the houses cool. Each bed has a fan inside the mosquito nets. This conscious design avoids the need for air conditioning as well as offering inside-outside living spaces.
Crystal clear warm water, untouched coral, and a diverse range of marine life lie just in front of your bungalow. Snorkeling around Bilou Beach Villas is a breathtaking experience suitable for all ages. You can also organize a local guide to take you on private snorkeling trips to the nearby islands of Pulau Setan, to explore the reef and marine life. Snorkelling is suitable for everyone, from first-timers to expert free divers. A range of SUP boards and fishing gear is also available.