Updated July 9th, 2020 – Latest News

All foreign visitors to Mentawai must undergo a PCR test, which remains valid for 14 days. This is best done at your point of departure to avoid any delays or complications during travel.

If running short of time before departure, PCR test results can be emailed to you 2-3 days after testing. A rapid swab test can be done at the airport which is the pre-requisite to board a domestic flight to Padang.

PCR tests can also be done at Macaronis Resort or in Sikakap, as we have an MOU in place with Sikakap Health authorities, where samples can be sent to Padang on the overnight ferry Wednesday, prior to guests’ departure on Mentawai Fast Friday, to ensure no delays when traveling back to Bali or overseas.

For those traveling to Jakarta, or to most other domestic Indonesian airports, you do not need a PCR test, only a rapid swab test is required to board a domestic flight that can be completed at the airport, arriving 4 hours before your departing flight at a cost of Rp.300.000.

This Link provides testing prerequisites of Indonesian airports: Announcement – Garuda

This article in the Jakarta Post discusses the updated legislation with PCR tests remaining valid for 14 days, released on June 26th, clarified by Circular Letter No.09, 2020 / English Translation.

Macaronis Resort gained certification on June 20th under the ‘New Normal’ regulations and will be re-opening from July 10th, 2020. While International borders remain closed, the Southern Mentawais will have THE most uncrowded July surfing conditions in 30 years!
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For a limited time, we are offering surfers in Indonesia to enjoy our private room package at half the regular rate, just USD 142.50 per night, with full board and regular surfer package inclusions. Accommodation is in a Private Deluxe Suite with Queen bed, Private Ensuite Bathroom, and a Private Balcony. 
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We are taking extra precautions to encourage social distancing while providing added privacy and comfort. During this time, twin share rooms will only be available on request.

We are offering flexible trip durations of 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, or 28 Nights with a long-stay discount. We will be offering primarily an Indonesian set menu featuring some of our local favorites, with transfers available ‘dawn to dusk’ to the nearby surf breaks. The regular services, facilities, and activities will all be available on a flexible schedule as things get back to normal.

For those already booked who would like to join us during our Re-opening period, you’ll be upgraded to a private deluxe suite room, and for those already booked in a private room, you’ll be given an additional two nights complimentary stay!

For further details, view our Packages & Rates

We’ve adjusted our terms and conditions to allow changes to be made to your booking up to 14 days before commencement, to provide more flexibility.

We are awaiting news from the department of immigration regarding the commencement of issuance of foreign tourist visas. At this stage, Air Asia has scheduled its flights from Kuala Lumpur to commence Wednesday, August 1st, 2020, view an Air Asia update here

Garuda Indonesia is still operating flights to and from Indonesia that are restricted for foreigners, you can view their latest update here

All of our facilities are in tip-top condition, as management and the majority of our staff have remained at the resort during the shutdown period. If interested in joining us from July 10th, you can drop us a line to info@macaronisresort.com or fill in our Enquiry Form

Certification Under New Normal Regulations:

You can read the new legislation and some of the supporting documentation with English translations below. Please stay tuned for further updates.

  1. REGIONAL DECREE NO. 30 2020 / (ENGLISH TRANSLATION BELOW – VIEW USING DESKTOP)
  2. CIRCULAR LETTER NO.09 PCR TEST VALID 14 DAYS / ENGLISH TRANSLATION
  3. REGULATION OF THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH / ENGLISH TRANSLATION
  4. CIRCULAR LETTER MINISTRY OF TRADE / ENGLISH TRANSLATION
  5. CIRCULAR LETTER DEPT. TOURISM MENTAWAI PAGE 1 PAGE 2 / ENGLISH TRANSLATION
  6. CIRCULAR LETTER MENTAWAI FAST 
  7. HANDBOOK OF GUIDELINES FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY
  8. ENGLISH TRANSLATION REGIONAL DECREE NO. 30 2020
26a. Perbup No 30 Tahun 2020 ttg Pelaksanaan Tatanan Normal Baru English