The small archipelago between Nias in the North and Mentawai to the south offers a tantalising mix of natural beauty and a stunning range of fun, quality waves. It’s more user-friendly reefs, and one stunning beachbreak, has seen it become a real alternative to its closer, and more crowded, neighbouring chains. There is also a great blend of accommodation from family-friendly luxury resorts to core surf camps, all offering easy access to the best waves like Depth Chargers, Missionaries and Max’s Right.

What we love

Rare beachbreak waves and massive amount of waves.

Eco-friendly lodges, luxury and mid-range options and lodges with a wave out front.

Absolutely stunning backdrop.

Limited surfer numbers and experienced surf guides.