Kandui Villas

Indonesia: Mentawais

Enjoy premier Mentawai in this premier luxury surf resort. Slater, Machado, Taylor Steele and other celebs are prior guests – what about you?

Rates & Packages

Rates 2017

2017 Daily Rates
Non - surfer$225
Child 13 - 16 years$165
Child 6 - 12 years$55
Child under 6 yearsFree

Please note:

  • Mentawai Surf Tax not included  


2016 / 2017 Low Season (October - March)
Non - surfer$175
Child 13 - 16 years$120
Child 6 - 12 years$50
Child under 6 yearsFree


Direct Speedboat Transfer
Padang - Kandui - Padang
550 USD rountrip per person
1 April - 11 April
11 April - 22 April 
22 April - 2 May
2 May - 13 May
13 May - 23 May
23 May - 3 June
3 June - 13 June
13 June - 24 June
24 June - 4 July
4 July - 15 July
15 July - 25 July
25 July - 5 August
5 August - 15 August
15 August - 26 August
26 August - 5 September
5 September - 16 September
16 September - 26 September

Please note:

  • If these dates do not work for you, we are happy to accept your stay to be off-schedule according to the original Mentawai Fast Ferry schedule with the corresponding rates, which start from 300 USD rountrip per person including boardbag

What is included / What not

Each Package includes

  • three decadent gourmet meals per day plus snacks
  • deluxe luxury accommodations
  • multiple daily transfers to surf with an experienced surf guide
  • access to our ping pong and pool table game room, our yoga and exercise building, and the infinity pool.

Additional charges can include

  • alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks/juice boxes outside of meals
  • photography and video services
  • massages
  • wifi internet usage
  • equipment rentals

Extended Description

During your stay at Kandui Villas, your home will be one of 12 luxury umas which have been hand-built by Mentawai craftsman. Each umas offers all of the comforts, privacy, and serenity you could expect. All of our umas are hand carved with local animal, and nature themes, have a large private tropical land scaped yard with Japanese grass, private beach access, an ocean view, are fully air-conditioned with mosquito nets, mini-bars, in-room safes, hot water, hair dryers and bathroom amenities.


Before Your Journey

There are several things to be considered before your journey to Kandui Villas®, but overall the trip is almost as easy as showing up at Padang airport, getting on an amphibious sea plane or speed boat, getting out to the resort, and start finding good waves.


How do I get to Indonesia?

We recommend that you travel to Padang in Sumatra (port of departure) via Jakarta. We can assist with bookings for your international flights, your Garuda air ticket to Padang, any additional domestic flights with in Indonesia, and any necessary overnight accommodations. Our crew and ground staff will meet you at the airport in Padang on arrival and make arrangements to transfer you to the amphibious air plane, or speed boat, depending on what transportation option is available at the time of your trip.


Kandui board quiver

The Kandui Villas rental board quiver consists of 12+ surfboards that are all Resin8 composite epoxy technology and construction, and are duplicates of master shapes by Wade Tokoro and Sam Egan. There are a variety of sizes, with the Tokoro’s being more thin blades and the Egan’s being more full volume. The sizes here are:

Tokoro - 5'11", 6'0 1/2", 6'4", 6'8", 7'2"

The boards are really nice, high quality, and the epoxy construction keeps them from getting dinged easily. The different sizes in the thinner and thicker shapes provides a lot of options to pick from to suit each individual’s desired dimensions.

Egan- 6'0", 6'1", 6'4", two 6'5"s, two 6'6"s, 6'7"

The rental fees are Rp. 400,000 per day (approx. $40 USD), which allows access to every board in the quiver, so you can realistically have a 12 board quiver available during your stay for less than the price of buying one new surfboard! No excess baggage fees or lugging heavy boardbags through the airports, just show up with your trunks and you are ready to go!


Transfers: Padang-Kandui Villas-Padang

The following information is designed to give you a quick, insight into what happens between your arrival at the Padang Airport till you reach Kandui Villas ®, and back again. We're sure you'll find both the people of Padang, and Mentawai, as well as our ground staff to be as friendly and accommodating as anywhere else in the world.


Padang-Kandui Villas

1. Your flight arrives

Once your flight touches down you are ushered to the baggage claim/customs area.


2. VISA fees

If you've already entered Indonesia through Jakarta you will not need to pay the $25US VISA tax in Padang since you already paid in Jakarta.
If this is a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur the first thing you'll have to do upon arrival to Padang is pay the $25US fee at a special booth set up inside the customs area. Once you've paid they give you a special form that you must keep until your departure, we suggest leaving it inside your passport for safe keeping.


3. Customs

The fastest and easiest way to make it out of the customs area without having them go through your bags is to get a porter to handle your baggage. They seem to have the right connections because they can get you out of that room as fast as possible, all you have to do is have dollars ready to tip them. Pay careful attention to the porter that carries your bags, the general rule of thumb is to not give them the tip until your bags are to your next terminal ( In the instance of traveling via amphibious airplane), or are loaded on the truck ( In the instance you are traveling to Kandui Villas® via speed boat) and your bags are stored away where they belong. The maximum porter tip per guest should be no more than USD$2, although they may ask you for more, please do not give it to them!


4. Meet and Greet

Once you've made it outside the customs area you will be met by a representative from Kandui Villas ®. The next thing you need to do is get to your next gate, or outside and into the air conditioned cars that are waiting for you.


5. The Wait

Once you've made it outside and witnessed the hustle and bustle of Padang International Airport you're ready to wait for your amphibious airplane flight, or get in one of our minivans and get taken to the speed boat. Before you leave the airport parking lot do a quick spot check to make sure all of your luggage has made it on to the designated transport vehicles. If your amphibious airplane, or speed boat leaves that afternoon, and you are hungry, or need any additional supplies from town, then our staff is their to help guide you to where you need to go.


6. Time to leave

You've waited long enough, and it is now time to either board your amphibious airplane flight, or board the speed boat that will take you to Kandui Villas®. The amphibious airplane flight will take approximately 40 minutes from Padang airport-Kandui Villas®. The speed boat crossing will take about 3-4 hours from Padang harbor-Kandui Villas®.


7. Welcome to Kandui Villas- Paradise on Earth!

Upon your arrival to Kandui Villas®, you will be given a welcome drink, a meal if you are hungry, shown to you Uma, and given a run down on all the important information you need to know for your stay at Kandui Villas®. Some eager guests may decide to skip all the formalities, grab their favorite board, and hit the surf, jump in the swimming pool or go get all the tension from their travels massaged out of them. What ever you do at this point is entirely up to you, and our well trained staff is at your beckon call to help facilitate, what we hope, will be the best vacation experience of your entire life.


Kandui Villas-Padang

On the last day of the trip, you will settle up bar tabs, and/or any other extras you indulged in during your Kandui Villas® stay, at the office, say good bye to your favorite Kandui Villas® staff members, and basically repeat steps 1-7 above, but in reverse. Please be careful to make sure you have packed everything that you want, and need to go home with, including the form you were given by Indonesian Immigration upon arrival, as you will need it to be able to leave the country. Please note that before boarding your domestic Indonesian flight from Padang you will be required to pay 40,000 RP airport tax before boarding the plane, and you will later have to pay an additional 150,000 RP international departure tax before boarding your flight out of Indonesia.


PP/Night from US$ 315