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Paradise lost is paradise found on the rare and remote Mentawai Islands. Indonesia doesn’t come more exotic than – jungle clad beaches, speedboat transfers to mind-blowing surf, and exclusive cottages punctuated with just the right amount of gauze and rattan make for an enticing stay. Non-surfers will also find Aloita awe-inspiring with its peaceful paddleboard mornings, private white beach, and beautiful buddha bowls.
Ideal for Couples and Families
Close proximity to surrounding surf breaks
Mentawai Islands, Indonesia
Wayfarers Atlas can make your journey to Aloita Resort as seamless as possible.
AIRPORT – Minangkabau International Airport
TRANSFER – Transfer to Padang, three-hour Mentawai fast ferry, 15-minute private speedboat.
The best places are uncovered by taking those few extra steps and the Aloita Resort is no exception. Start your journey by touching down in Padang and spending the night before boarding the fast ferry to the Mentawai Islands bright and early the next morning. The ferry will take around 3 and a half hours. Once you reach the other side, the port of Tua-Pejat, an Aloita Resort rep will be waiting to whisk you away on a 15-minute speedboat to your final fantasy destination. The resort also offers fully inclusive transfer packages to take all the fuss out of organizing your own transport solutions.
WEATHER – April to September – Dry Season
SURF SEASON – March to November
The easy going equatorial climate is always a welcome relief for surfers traveling from cooler climates. You can expect a blissful thirty degrees to greet you most days with plenty of golden sunshine to compliment your yoga mornings. Those used to following the weather patterns of Bali may be surprised to hear that the Mentawai’s work on their own schedule. The wet season swoops down between October and March where short sharp showers bring tropical silver rain and high humidity.
“Far from the madding crowd you will find the mythical lands of the Mentawai Islands and the Aloita Resort – where life moves in sync with the waves and boutique beach bliss is peachy”
Rates include three meals a day.
The resort also offers fully inclusive transfer packages to take all the fuss out of organizing your own transport solutions.
Kids 0-5 Go Free
Surf Guiding Package – $60 USD per day per person
Access to the Best Waves
Surf Guiding and Coaching
Surf Photography Packages Available
As Aloita is switching to solar, electricity in the bungalows is switched off during the day – although common areas will still have plenty of charge.
Excursions and water sports
Library and internet facilities
Complimentary WIFI – Signal can be temperamental
The open-air restaurant expertly crafted in locally sourced timber is an idyllic spot for late afternoon aperitif’s and smoothie bowls for breakfast. Foodies will be fall over happy to hear that the owners of the Aloita Resort are Italian, which means gourmet goodies around the clock. With three healthy meals served as part of your stay, the chef makes the most of being perched on these rich turquoise archipelago waters. Yet, tastes aren’t solely tantalized by fish – fresh pasta, rainbow vegetables, exotic fruits, rare cuts of meat and sophisticated sides are all worked into the beautiful buffets presented fresh every day.
Who needs a swimming pool when you are surrounded by soft lit lagoons, peeling waves and the scent of saltwater on skin. The wooden boardwalk that peters out into the lagoon offers flop down sunbeds for seaside lounging shaded by a bamboo roof for cooling off in the high heat of the afternoon. Intrepid Little Wayfarers will adore taking the leap to break the surface of the blue. You can be sure that you always feel connected to the sea at Aloita.
The nurturing hand of Mother Nature will keep your wellness vibes at an all time high. While the Aloita Resort doesn’t boast extensive spa facilities, they do offer divine massages for ironing out those after surf kinks.
The Aloita Resort finds that sweet balance between being an adults playground and a Little Wayfarers retreat. With a picture perfect private beach and roomy self-contained cottages, couples and friends seeking intimate space don’t need to worry about tiny gatecrashers.
An intimate haven, the Aloita Resort blends the spirit of boutique with the rarity of a Robinson Crusoe escape. With only ten bungalows sitting on two kilometres of sun-kissed white sand, you don’t need to waste a thought on the idea of crowds or chaos. Each stunning self-contained structure has been expertly put together using the finest locally sourced ingredients and all come with awe-inspiring ocean facing decks as standard.
Beautiful bungalows are completely self-contained inviting you down lanai strewn pathways that reach from the warm sands to your own front door. You can choose from single, double or triple occupancy to meet your needs. Stony tones are highlighted with the soft shades of local timber, Indonesian materials, and ocean-inspired touches. Air-conditioning, mosquito nets, hot water and a minibar are those much-needed features that deliver an air of delicious luxury. Outdoor showers and shaded racks for your surfboard in your own courtyard are a keen reminder that you are indeed in a surfer’s paradise.