Meet our long-stay guest, Katarina! Katarina has spent over 6 months at Macaronis Resort in the past two years, and we couldn’t be happier to have Katerina back each time and continue witnessing her remarkable surfing progress! We asked Katarina to tell us a bit about her experience at Macaronis Resort, and her response reminded us of why this is such a special place to so many of us!
“All in all, I love this place and hope to be able to come back again one day. If you have the opportunity to visit, I would not hesitate. I didn’t meet anyone in the 6 months of being here who wasn’t absolutely stoked about their trip!
I spent 6 months here with some breaks in between in the past 2 years, and it has been an amazing experience and the best thing I could do for my surfing. I kept coming back as the consistency of the wave and the wave time you can get here is just incredible. In my opinion, this wave is one of the best places to improve your surfing, try turns and get barreled, all of it. It is so much fun! It is suitable for intermediate surfers to improve, and experts will have the time of their lives! The wave is so user-friendly, no long hold-downs, you almost can’t get stuck inside, never closes out, it’s perfect, and fun even when onshore.
The stay in Macaronis Resort was very comfortable and chilled; the setup is perfect, you can go surfing any time you want without waiting for the others or for the boats, time your surfs around the crowd or tide. This is exceptional among the other surf camps in the Mentawai. The staff are absolutely fantastic, and they really make this place. You will love them after the first day. They are knowledgeable, super friendly guides, and always ready to help you.
It is a beautiful tropical place with fantastic clear water, possibilities to swim, snorkel, take an epic paddleboard trip through the mangroves (the little dog Pipa will love to go with you). Beautiful beaches and excellent fishing (Arung being the best fishing guide ever). I could imagine spending a week or two here even if I wasn’t surfing. Plus, there is a beach break that is perfect to start surfing, and soft-tops are available at the camp!