Bilou Beach Villas is a unique boutique resort for surfers and families who want to experience the Mentawai on their own terms. The villas can sleep up to 4 adults, making them a fantastic and affordable option for small groups of surfers or a family
The villas also come equipped with your very own longboat with 15hp outboard, giving you total flexibility and freedom to create your very own schedule.
There's only 4 villas, which keeps the waves uncrowded and gives the resort a boutique vibe. Quality waves are on your doorstep.
These traditional-styled thatch roof villas have 2 en suite bedrooms and a third loft room upstairs. Fully kitted kitchen, lounge and sea facing terrace with beautiful sea views. They are perfect for couples, families and small groups of surfers. With just 4 villas and a maximum of 4 adults per villa it can be some of the best value boutique accommodation in the Mentawai.
Each Villa has its own longboat with 15hp outboard, giving you total freedom to come and go as you please. You can hire a boat driver guide for an additional USD$25 per day. They can take you to all the local surf breaks, do grocery/beer runs to town, or take you fishing or snorkeling - freedom to follow your own schedule.
Even though they are fully equipped villas, they have a small pantry shop which stocks items such as olive oil, 100% Arabica ground coffee (all the villas have coffee plungers), freshly baked ciabatta bread, butter, cheese, steak, lamb shops, beef mince, bacon, canned items (tomato paste, beans etc), honey, herbs (basil, oregano, rosemary etc). Upon booking these items can be pre-ordered and ready in the fridge for your arrival.
They also have the very basic Bilou Beach Bar which opens during the late afternoon and serves cold beer and a healthy set "meal of the day" - Bilou guests pay USD$7.50 for the set evening meal.
Tua Pejat is a well-stocked village 5 min away by boat. Local veggies, fruit, beers and dry goods are readily available as well as an ATM which takes master and visa cards.
The property 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. Across the channel on North Sipora Island is Tua Pejat village which is connected to Padang via various overnight ferries as well the "Mentawai Fast" ferry which takes just 3.5hrs to cross the straight and runs 4-5 times a week. Getting here is relatively quick and easy.
The private villas are on our 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.
An added bonus is the cell tower at Tua Pejat which is visible from your villa, giving you a 24/7 3G connection. Bilou can organize a SIMPATI sim card prior to your arrival preloaded with RP100,000 (AUD$10) worth of data which will provide 2weeks worth of browsing. Sim cards are also available in the village of Tua Pejat.
BILOU BEACH BAR
Great for sundowners and dinner, Bilou Beach Bar will sell cold beer and dinner to guests and sometimes clientele from nearby moored boats. It’s not unusual for expats from the surrounding area to call in for supplies or a cold beer or two, so the Beach Bar always has a great vibe.
100 % GREEN
The villas also have the highest "green" rating, being 100% off the grid and powered only by solar panels.
Bilou Beach offers 4 private villas for exclusive rental. Each villa has 2 double bedrooms with ensuite and a loft bedroom with 2 single beds. Bathrooms have both internal doors and door on to large wrap-around deck. Maximum occupancy is 4 Adults per villa.
These traditional-styled thatch roof villas have 2 en suite bedrooms and a third loft room upstairs. Fully kitted kitchen, lounge and sea facing terrace with sea views for miles. They are perfect for couples, families and small groups of surfers. Each Villa has its own longboat with 15hp outboard, giving you total freedom to come and go as you please.
Family Occupancy: 2 adults plus 2 - 4 children (an extra single bed can be added in the loft).There is a fully equipped kitchen with gas hob and fridge. Lounge with day beds. Daybed on the covered deck. Inside and outside dining tables.
Even though they are fully equipped villas, they have a small pantry shop which stocks items such as olive oil, 100% Arabica ground coffee (all the villas have coffee plungers), freshly baked ciabatta bread, butter, cheese, steak, lamb shops, beef mince, bacon, canned items (tomato paste, beans etc), honey, herbs (basil, oregano, rosemary etc.). Upon booking these items can be pre-ordered and ready in the fridge for your arrival.
They also have the very basic Bilou Beach Bar which opens during the late afternoon and serves cold beer and a healthy set "meal of the day" - Bilou guests pay USD$7.50 or AUD $10 for the set evening meal.
Air conditioning is not necessary. Located on the channel, breezes waft through most of the day. 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. The property is 100% solar, avoiding the need for generator power and adding expense.
The island is fully shaded all the way to the beach. Villas are built around the trees preserving as many trees and as much shade as possible.
Tua Pejat is a well-stocked village 5 min away by boat. Veggies, fruit, beers and dry goods are readily available as well as an ATM which takes master and visa cards. You can use our local Indonesian boat driver/surf guides to take you surfing, fishing, shopping...all in your own time!
Please note there is no known malaria, Tua Pajet village across the channel hasn't had a case in many years.
Surf & Other Activities
Watch spellbound as this fast and hollow right-hander reels down the reef, just north of Bilou Beach. It slows down after it hits the Backyard corner and on higher tides becomes a hotdog wave for all skill levels. 5min away by boat, or a 10minute stroll down the beach.
It’s waves like these that made the Mentawai's famous. One of the most perfect and versatile waves on the planet. From heaving hollow barrels when its big, to smackable horseshoe bowls, to fun shoulder high peelers for the whole family, Telescopes has it all. The Swiss Army knife of waves. Multiple peaks and take off spots means everyone gets waves.
This is the exposed swell magnet right-hander at the very top of our reef. Its starts as an A frame peak and can hold size. Breaks in deep water and can be surfed during all tides and has waves when everywhere else is flat.
Further around from Outers you will find this legendary lefthander. Hardly ever goes flat. Can be a gas chamber barrel or big bowling faces depending on size and swell angle.
Just across the channel is this "pro's only" left-hand drainpipe. This wave was originally named Suicides. A true test for those who know what they doing.
Keep driving past Telescopes and you will get to Scarecrows left. Picks up more swell than Tellies but the lineup can be a little less predictable. Make sure you are there when the Curry Bowl comes to life!
Up around the back of the islands is Tikus lefts. This is a fun, all tide, all skills wave which reminds everyone of Maccas. Just cruise down the line or smack the lip repeatedly: you chose!
Situated at the tip of the headland across from Bilou Beach is this ledgy lefthander, which is usually overlooked as surfers are drawn to Telescopes. It likes a mid-swell and mid tide and can deliver focused wedging barrels.
|7 nights||Villa (Double Share) with a private boat||Package||NZ$2,258||Per person||01 Jan-01 Jan|
|7 nights||Villa (Quad Share) with a private boat||Package||NZ$1,313||Per person||01 Jan-01 Jan|
- Max 4 adults per villa or 1 family max 3 children.
- Minimum booking is for 5 nights.
- Prices above are per person prices based on double and quad share and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
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- Every surfer visiting the Mentawai is required to pay the Mentawai Regional Government Surfer Tax of IDR 1,000,000 for 15 days surfing in the region. This is normally paid on arrival in cash (Indonesian Rupiah) and collected by the local operator before departing Padang. You will be issued a wristband with dates. Please ensure you have this for your entire stay in the Mentawai.
• Return ferry transfers: Tau Pejat, Bilou Beach Villas
• fully equipped villa
• private speedboat
• shaded private deck chairs on the beach 20m from the villa
• private barbecue area
• ferry ticket Padang to Tau Pejat
• fuel for speedboat
• driver $25 per day per Villa
• Every surfer visiting the Mentawai is required to pay the Mentawai Regional Government Surfer Tax of IDR 1,000,000 for 15 days surfing in the region. This is normally paid on arrival in cash (Indonesian Rupiah) and collected by the local operator before departing Padang. You will be issued a wristband with dates. Please ensure you have this for your entire stay in the Mentawai.
Return Transfers: Padang Airport to Bilou Villas:
- $185 per surfer for airport, hotel and ferry transfers to Bilou with a board bag up to 25kg
- $95 per non surfer
- $55 children under 12
Padang overnight accommodation
Axanna Hotel: net $35 per person sharing Superior Twin Room incl. breakfast
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Other Surf Experiences
Bilou feels like you in the wild and at the same time is a beautiful area, quiet, no cars - waves around and beautiful snorkelling!
And nice neighbours
Jess and James Brodie (Sept 2016)
Staying at Bilou Beach was a one of a kind experience. Gideon and Chantel were amazing hosts and their intimate knowledge of the Mentawais made our stay that much more enjoyable. Great snorkeling, fresh fish and cooking waves everyday. The biggest bonus was our short 5 min hop from the ferry to their piece of paradise. Thank you so much for an epic stay.
Malcolm Fraser Buchanan (Dad) and Cameron (16yrs)(June 2016)