Hollow Trees Resort is perfect for surfers looking for land based comfort and style with one of the world best rights barrelling out the front. The capacity is only 16 people, and you can go surfing whenever you want. No need to wait for transfers. The beautiful bungalows with private plunge pools are located right at the beach, and have been recently renovated.
What we love
One of the finest right-handed waves in the world at your doorstep
10 world-class waves within a short boat or bike ride from our resort, there’s surf to suit all levels.
Surrounded by white beach, palm trees and crystal clear water.
Private plunge pool for each villa to soak in after a big day of surfing!
One of the worlds greatest right barrels, HT’s has been all over the surf mags and videos over the last decade. The main takeoff spot is up the point where most of the waves start barrelling and peel flawlessly down the reef. On larger swells it can be very shifty and hard to read. It can shift more to the end bowl where it can break, reform, then bowl again into the channel. The inside is very shallow and is often referred to as the “surgeon’s table” due to the many reef-cuts doled out to travelling surfers.
This left-hander is a consistent and frequently surfed crowd-pleaser. Lance’s Left has the ability to hold big swells and can offer up rippable walls and some little tube sections. It can also handle an onshore wind and still have fun waves. Facing Southwest makes this spot very consistent however its nature become more serious when there’s a large swell running.
A short and hollow right across the channel from Lance’s Left. As the wave approaches the reef, the bottom drops out before barreling towards the channel. When conditions are prime, Bintangs delivers amazing, round barrels and extremely fun, rippable walls. A major advantage of Bintangs is that on the days when the dreaded North wind blows out most spots in the Mentawais, Bintangs is offshore and pumping.
A short distance up the reef from Lance’s Left, you will find this intense left-hander. It gets really shallow on the low tide and prefers a bit more water. Due to the shallowness it is normally relatively uncrowded. On a South swell and East wind it is a non-stop barrel from the takeoff all the way to the channel where the wave spits you out. Therefore appropriately named, The Cobra.
Pricing & Packages
7 nights per person from USD $1540
Since the way of life on Sipora Island is very simplistic, they aim to reflect this in the design of their Mentawai Islands accommodation. Four villas are scattered along Katiet beach, each villa has two separate rooms (two people per room) sharing one bathroom. Double and single beds available.
Two front rooms has the view towards world famous HT's surf break (same view as HT's Resort). A modern and natural-inspired materials handmade in Indonesia. Make this your temporary home for a week, 10 days or more, surrounding yourself with fresh Mentawai air and jungle.
The villa comes with a cinema room, massage room, dining room, kitchen and a private pool. Each four rooms are double ensuite rooms. Can accommodate up to 8 people.
HT’s, short for Hollow Trees and also known as “Lances Right”, was discovered in the early 70’s and named by surfers due to the huge hollow tree standing tall on the reef. In 1999 a huge swell tore the tree down, leaving only the legendary name. The resort's property stretches over 150 meters of absolute beachfront land with the world-class HT’s surf break directly in front of the resort.
The Hollow Trees Resort has been extensively rebuilt and refurbished in 2016. Hollow Trees Resort provides a shared accommodation of 8 rooms in 4 villas. Maximum capacity per room of 2 people – total of 16 people. Both double and single beds available. There is a shared bathroom. Every villa provides air conditioning, hot water, mini fridge and a dip pool out the front.
Hollow Trees, known locally as HT’s or Lance’s Right, is one of the best and most consistent, fast and barrelling right-handers in the world and the resort looks straight out over it. The wave wraps around the south end of the island and into the sheltered bay where it unloads on the reef known as The Office and finally the Surgeon’s Table. As the name suggests, this wave is for intermediate and advanced surfers, and rated as one of the top five waves in the world. With 10 world-class waves within a short boat or bike ride from our resort, there’s surf to suit all levels. Or if you don’t want to hit the waves, then simply enjoy a tropical paradise and watch the action unfold from the beach.
Restaurant & Bar
The restaurant concept is a combination of French, Thai and Indonesian cuisine with stunning views of the most famous HT’s waves. Maximum capacity of 30 people. Breakfast and dinner will be served buffet style and lunch you can choose from our menu provided with daily fresh juices, smoothies etc.
Yoga Classes: Creative vinyasa flow, dynamic hatha or yin restorative.
Snorkelling: Home to various species of marine life, such as the Goldstripe Maroon Clownfish (just like the fish off the animated movie Finding Nemo), Sipora Island is an idyllic snorkeling spot.
Hiking - Go off the beaten path on a hiking trip around the island, where unexpected walkways will expose untouched valleys and mountains. Wear comfortable shoes on a trekking adventure in the direction of hidden waterfalls, dense rainforest, and lush green rice fields.
Kayaking & Stand up paddles (SUP): On flat days, there are always things to do. Why not paddle out around the islands for a memorable ocean experience.