UMMA MAONU MENTAWAI CAMP is a surf camp located on Maonu Island (Siberut, Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia) offering surfing trips to the best waves in the world.

Whether you stay in the Dorm, Couple’s Bungalow or our Villa you will enjoy the peaceful tranquility of this island and the amazing waves located just a short, beautiful, boat ride away.

The camp and Yoga Deck is also available for Yoga Teachers that would like to organise their own Yoga Retreats. 

Whether you wish to fill your days with exciting adventures in and out of the water, or relax in one of our white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, the options UMMA MAONU MENTAWAI CAMP offers you are plentiful.

Experience Mentawai, Experience Your True Self!


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How to get here

You must fly to Padang, capital of West Sumatra, from any other airport around the world. Then, from Padang there are two different ferries (one slow overnight ferry; and one fast ferry) that cross to Siberut, one of the main islands of the Mentawai, on different days of the week (check under for more information).

If you are staying in Umma Maonu Mentawai Camp, we will pick you up on our boat in Siberut and it is a 40 minute beautiful mangrove ride to our island, Maonu.

Ferry Schedule:

GAMBOLO’s SCHEDULE (Overnight Ferry; 12-18 hours; around 15$/person):

Departures from PADANG:

•WEDNESDAY 7pm arriving at destination the day after at 12-3pm (one stop in north Siberut).

•FRIDAY 7pm arriving at destination the day after at 7am.

-Departures from SIBERUT:

•THURSDAY 4pm arriving at destination the day after at 6/7am (1 stop in north Siberut).

•SATURDAY 7pm arriving at destination the day after at 6/7am.

MENTAWAI FAST’s SCHEDULE (Fast Ferry; 3-5 hours; 30$/person excluding surfboards: 18$/10kg, 35$/20kg, 53$/more than 20kg):

Departures from PADANG:

•TUESDAY & SATURDAY 7am arriving at destination within 6 hours (1 stop in north Siberut).

•THURSDAY at 7am arriving at destination within 3 hours (no stop in north Siberut).

-Departures from SIBERUT:

•TUESDAY & SATURDAY 3pm arriving at destination within 3 hours (direct to Padang, no stop).

•THURSDAY at 3pm arriving at destination within 3 hours (no stops).

 

What’s not included in our prices 

  • Flights.
  • Taxes (airport, surfing, government, etc.).
  • Visa.
  • Travel Insurance (Obligatory).
  • Overnight stay in Padang.
  • Ferry Padang-Siberut-Padang.
  • Beer or soft drinks.
  • Personal shopping items.
  • Gratuities/Tips.

Money

Most of our activities will have to be paid in advance by bank transfer. The rest, if you would like to pay upon arrival, will have to be in cash (USD or IDR), as we do not have a card machine.

There is no ATM in Siberut, so we recommend that you withdraw your cash in Padang.

Also, if you would like to exchange money, we also recommend doing it in Padang, and not in Siberut, as the exchange rates are normally better.

What to bring to the Mentawai Islands

Here is a list of recommended items to bring with you:

  • Passport with valid Indonesian Visa.
  • Travel Insurance (must include Med-Evacuation).
  • Cash.
  • Surf/Snorkeling/Fishing equipment.
  • Refillable Water Bottle.
  • Headlamp or torch.
  • Towel.
  • Raincoat.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Hat/cap.
  • Sarong/pareo.
  • Cameras.
  • Closed shoes for Island Treks.
  • Light material long sleeve shirts and long pants for night time and Island Treks. Women are also recommended to cover up their shoulders when in some towns and villages like Siberut and Peipei to respect their culture.
  • Medicines for scrapes, bites, cuts, anti-malaria pills (recommended to bring), antibiotic for infections, antihistamines for allergies, plasters… although we have a small First Aid Kit on the island, it is always recommended to bring your own medicines with you.

 

For more information please contact us directly at experiencementawai@gmail.com.