Kandui Villas - Mentawai

From US$3,207

for 10 nights


Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based

All-Women's Surf Trips
Intermediate Waves
Family Surf Holidays

Surf Skill

Beginner - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

US$321 - US$381 per night


January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December



Kandui Villas offers amazing accommodation, knowledgeable surf guides, daily transfers with an amazing variety of more than 14 surf breaks just off the island, suitable for all levels. After the surf session, you can come back to your comfortable villa and relax in air-conditioning, enjoy gourmet meals or indulge in a traditional Indonesian therapeutic massage.

This eco-friendly resort is every bit as perfect for non-surfers, kids, families and couples. There is so much to keep everyone happy from the infinity pool, the spa and endless white beaches.

Quick Facts
    • 14 surf spots around the island.
    • More waves with All Access Pass (Playgrounds etc.).
    • Eco-friendly (no single use plastic bottles).
    • CPR/First Aid certified surf guides.
    • Photo & video services.
    • Organic greenhouse.
    • Kandui Art Gallery.
    • Yoga Uma.
    • Quiver rental.

Make your dream surf getaway a reality at Kandui Villas, where you can combine the natural beauty of the ocean with the luxury of high-class accommodation. The world’s premium surf resort is neatly situated on an island surrounded by over 14 waves, with many more nearby at the Playgrounds area.

Kandui Villas is the perfect escape from everyday life, not just for surfers but for anyone looking to enjoy some time basking in the sun. Couples, families, kids and non-surfers will enjoy their holiday as much as the surfers. Live like royalty in the paradise that is Kandui Villas and appreciate stunning views of the ocean and fresh air, in your eco-friendly villa (uma). Kandui Villas is located right on the beach so you’re always just a step away from the tropical ocean. Immerse yourself in a new and intriguing culture in one of planet's best surf regions.

Bring the family along to enjoy the outstanding facilities and tranquil environment while you catch some waves. Relive the feeling of riding the perfect wave by viewing the photos and videos (thanks to the Kandui Villas photo & video service). There are plenty of other activities to do. Kandui Villas has speedboats, an infinity pool, kayaks, SUPs, a yoga uma and spa, where you can enjoy some tranquil downtime.

The Kandui Villas menu features local seafood caught by villagers and guests, as well as a variety of Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, American, Indonesian cuisine and of course BBQ’s. To complement their menu, they have a fully organic Green House which produces all of the delicious organic salads served in the Restaurant, as well as supplies many of the kitchen’s vegetable needs. They have also recently started an organic fruit orchard on the hill in the center of the island featuring over 25 varieties of tropical fruit trees as well as constructing a massive fish pond with over 1,000 Talapia in it. The Talapia are fed with organic vegetable and kitchen scraps, and the water from the fish pond feeds all of the fruit trees through drip irrigation.

Kandui Villas, in partnership with Waves For Water, has also implemented multiple clean water projects in the surrounding northern Mentawai Islands, specifically Siberut Island, with numerous villages in need. These clean water projects are yet another service to continue Kandui Villas’ efforts supporting the local Mentawai people, and to directly give back to the local villagers in improving their quality of life through this opportunity to provide them access to clean drinking water. If you are interested in becoming a courier and purchasing/fundraising for water filters, please advise your consultant.

The Perfect Wave, A Perfect Foundation and Kandui Villas recently hosted a coaching and contribution trip with Barton Lynch and collaborated with Waves For Water implementing in yet another village life-saving water filters. If you are interested in joining the next trip in 2019, please check out the details here.


Kandui Villas consists of 9 luxury villas (umas), and one triple uma – which is three regular-sized luxury umas connected together, for a total of 12. Each uma is quite large at 7.5 meter wide x 10.5 meters long.


Each uma has two king-sized beds downstairs, and one king sized – or two single sized beds – in a spacious, second-story loft. Each uma comes with two air-conditioning units, so guests can adjust their personal comfort level.


Each of the umas are configured, with 3 king sized beds, or 2 king sized, and 2 double beds, making them very versatile with room for 1-4 people, making the Umas perfect for singles, couples, groups of friends, or families. 


Step outside your luxuriously designed room and straight into the ocean at Kandui Villas, the perfect combination of the ocean and premium accommodation.


Simultaneously enjoy the extravagance of a high-quality resort despite being on a remote ocean getaway. Bring the family along to enjoy the outstanding facilities, such as the infinity pool, while you catch some world-class waves. 

The eco-friendly design incorporates the wholesomeness of its environment, with sustainable and locally-sourced hardwoods. The artistic design allows you to immerse yourself in Indonesian culture without even leaving your room. Indulge in gourmet meals at the on-site restaurant and enjoy cocktails at the bar. The excellent facilities guarantees that your family will enjoy a luxury vacation while you catch some perfect waves.

Kandui Villas has something to offer everyone with a long list of world-class amenities. The amenities include:

•           An infinity pool

•           Games room

•           Organic greenhouse

•           Kandui Art Gallery

•           Nanny services

•           Speedboats

•           Gym

•           Yoga uma

•           A bar, palapa and restaurant

•           Kandui Spa

•           Rental surfboards.

•           High-speed WiFi/ethernet internet

•           PCs available

•           Satellite TV and a DVD library

Surf & Other Activities



Kandui Villas is located on Karamajet Island which is blessed with surf, and you can access 14+ surf spots around the island, with KANDUI ISLAND SURF PACKAGES.


The surf spots that you can access from the island will satisfy all levels, from beginners (such as Kanna's and Kya's) to intermediate surfers up til advanced surfers that travel to the Mentawais to score challenging waves (Rifles, Pistols etc.)

  • Kandui Left
  • Kya's (inside from Kandui and suitable for slightly advanced beginners)
  • Kanna's (further inside from Kandui in front of Uma 8, suitable for beginners who are just starting surfing for their first time)
  • Baby Kandui
  • Malibu Right (sand island)
  • A-Frames
  • Bikini Left
  • Bikini Right
  • 4 Bobs
  • Reform (Inside 4 Bobs, perfect for beginners on mals and young groms)
  • Razor Blades
  • Rifles
  • Pistols
  • And a few other secret reefs that might be perfect during your stay!

If you are looking to score even more waves, Kandui Villas offer ALL ACCESS SURFER PACKAGES  which will take you to the Playgrounds area, and once per week (weather permitting) to the North Sipora, to score more world-famous waves:



  • Hideaways
  • Nipussy
  • Beng Beng
  • E-Bay
  • Pitstops
  • Bank Vaults
  • Burgerworld
  • and many more world-class waves


North Sipora

  • Telescopes
  • Suicides
  • Scarecrows
  • Icelands
  • etc.

Kandui has CPR/First Aid certified surf guides that are more than happy to show you around the beaches, and introduce you to the best surf spots in the area, based on your skills and the current conditions (tides, winds and swell direction).


Other Activities


Kandui Villas is a perfect spot for families, couples and non-surfers. Their beautiful, boutique villas (umas) and a slick pool are nestled in a beautiful, tropical setting with endless empty beaches and a beautiful, azure ocean.

Besides surfing, there are a range of activities to choose from, including:

  • beach volleyball
  • billiard
  • ping pong
  • horse shoes
  • snorkelling
  • SUP’s
  • kayaking


Room type
Travel dates
10 nights All Access Surfer Package Villa US$3,812 Per person 01 Apr-01 Oct
10 nights Kandui Island Surfer Package Package US$3,207 Per person 01 Jan-01 Jan


  • Kids (12 y/o and younger) surf local waves for free
  • Kids 6 and under stay free


Non-surfer adults at Kandui Villas

  • US$1,483 per person for 7 nights
  • US$1,906 per person for 10 nights 


  • Surfer Kids 13 – 16 - $146 USD per night + Free Surfing. (Local surfing only. Playgrounds not included in this deal.)
  • Non Surfer Kids 13 – 16 - $97 USD per night
  • Kids that are 7 – 12 years old: $61 USD per night + Free Surfing. (Local surfing only. Playgrounds not included in this deal.)
  • Kids 6 and under = FREE


  • Prices above already include Indonesian Government Tax (11%) and Service Charge (10%).
  • Prices above are per person (surfer) prices, and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
  • Please note that the above prices do not include international flights to Padang, transfers from Padang Airport to Kandui Villas and back, and the Mentawai Surfer Tax.
  • These are example packages and most packages can be adjusted to cater for your individual requirements. Please contact us for non surfer rates and a tailored package to meet your needs.
  • International & Domestic Flights - The Perfect Wave is a fully licensed wholesale travel agent that has experienced consultants ready to package flights into your package. Please make sure you get flights packaged into your quote as we get the best rate flight prices from the best airlines.
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General Inclusions:

  • Deluxe luxury accommodation.
  • 3 Decadent gourmet meals per day plus snacks.
  • All-inclusive luxury services.
  • Access to ping pong and pool table game room.
  • Yoga and exercise building.
  • Infinity pool.
  • 21% taxes (11% government tax + 10% service charges).

Kandui Island Surfer Package also includes:

  • Unlimited surfing at the Kandui Island which features 14 surf spots, for example Kandui Left, A-Frames, Bikinis, 4 Bobs, Rifles, Pistols, Kya's, Baby Kandui, Kanna's, Malibu Right and other known and secret spots that might be perfect during your stay.


All Access Surfer Package also includes:

  • Unlimited surfing at the Kandui Island which features 14 surf spots, for example Kandui Left, A-Frames, Bikinis, 4 Bobs, Rifles, Pistols, Kya's, Baby Kandui, Kanna's, Malibu Right and other known and secret spots that might be perfect during your stay.
  • Surf transfers to all the extra breaks in the Playgrounds area
  • A day trip to North Sipora (1 per week max, only if weather permits)



  • International flights to Padang + your travel insurance.
  • Transfers from Padang to Kandui Villas and back: Scheduled, direct chartered ferry is US$550 (+tax) per person, return. Please enquire about the scheduled dates. Off schedule, it is the combination transfer of the Mentawai Fast Ferry and Long Boat, which varies in price based on the size of your group.
  • Mentawai surf tax of IDR 1M per surfer per 15 days of surfing. 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.

The Perfection Pass Membership Benefits:

The Perfection Pass is the world’s first surf travel loyalty program. If you are a repeat client of The Perfect Wave, please apply for your membership and enjoy the following extra inclusions if you book at least 7 nights at the luxurious Kandui Villas in the Mentawai, Indonesia:

  • 1 Bonus massage for every Perfection Pass holder, paid for by The Perfect Wave.


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 responsibility 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.

Other Surf Experiences

Scott (March 2017)

Well done Bruno and The Perfect Wave! Kandui Villas is beautiful, with an amazing pool, great accommodation, friendly staff and sensational food. Not to mention we scored pumping waves for 6 of the 8 days there. Everything worked like clockwork, from check in, to being met at the airport to room bookings. Highly recommend The Perfect Wave and will definitely use them again.

Ian (July 2016)
I approached Perfect Wave at less than a weeks notice looking for a trip to the Mentawais. They found the perfect holiday for me, with the best waves I have ever experienced in a fantastic resort all based on their own experience of the region. Thank you