Latest News – Updated October 15th
If having previously been tested for COVID-19 and you have spent more than 2 weeks in West Sumatra without symptoms (now identified as an orange zone), you only require a rapid swab test to move from one place to another using public transport.
If coming from overseas or from Bali, which is still identified as a red zone, a PCR test is still required to enter Padang or to stay in a Mentawai tourism establishment. Refer to Circular Letter No. 5561/22/Disparpora (Mentawai Govt. Tourism Dept.): Indo1 / Indo2 / English
According to Kompas.com, Indonesia has had 53 Regencies reduced from Red Zone to Orange Zone status, See The Data Here
If traveling from Bali (red zone), we recommend booking an appointment with Dr. Retno Safitri (Siloam Hospital) on +62 81916247778 (available on WA). PCR Testing is between 7.00 am – 9.00 am with the results ready in 3 days.
New E-Visas Now Available
Indonesia’s immigration department has released a new E-Visa system to replace the old telex visa process.
This means you no longer need to visit a consulate or embassy outside of Indonesia before entry. Instead, you can have your E-visa processed online in only 2-3 days, and travel directly to Indonesia to have your passport processed on entry.
For Australians, the situation is a little more complex with the travel ban in place by the Australian government, yet we are able to assist those intending to spend more than 3 months away to secure a travel permit to depart Australia, as well as having a visa to visit Indonesia.
Send us an email and we can let you know what is the best method for you to obtain a business or social visa to visit Indonesia, depending on your circumstances. For further information email [email protected]
Our Re-opening Special Is Officially Over!
Our Re-opening special is now officially over, but surfers can still book at “2 for the price of 1”, just USD 142.50 per night staying in a private twin share room, and subject to availability, we’ll still be happy to upgrade you to a private room!
Those who book first will get first priority to be upgraded, and if you don’t have a friend to travel with, contact us and we can introduce you to another traveler keen to book as ‘Single Willing to Share’. Chances are, you may end up with your own private room anyway!
Flexible trip durations are currently available utilizing all available ferries to Sikakap from Padang.
For Surfers outside of Indonesia
It only takes 2-3 days for an E-visa visa to be issued. Christmas and New Years’ at Macaronis Resort has always been a blast, so why not book in your family to join us for a trip of a lifetime this Christmas and New Years’ to surf empty South Mentawai perfection all to yourself!
If you are keen to join us this November or December, contact us today!
Surfers – Two for the Price of One is back!! – Surfers Half Price in a Shared Room – USD 997.50 Per Surfer/Week
- Twin Share Private Deluxe Suite with Queen or Twin Beds, Private Ensuite Bathroom & Private Balcony
- Surfers paying half the Surfer Rate, Receive a Free Upgrade to a Private Room, Subject to Availability!
- The first guests to book are prioritized to receive a free upgrade to a Private Room
- For Bookings in 2020 Only. Or book our Surf Coaching Clinics Jan 15 – Feb 26, with inclusive coaching at 30% OFF!
Note: Special prices do not include flights, airport transfers, or surf tax.
For more details on our Re-opening Special, please view our Packages & Rates
We are taking every precaution to make sure our staff, guests, and the local community remains safe and to stop the spread of COVID-19. Please read and follow these Tips for Health and Safety for when traveling to or from Macaronis Resort.
A PCR or Rapid Swab test can be done at Macaronis Resort or in Sikakap (we have an MOU with Sikakap health authorities) where PCR samples can be sent to the lab in Padang for testing prior to your departure (this may be needed, depending on your travel destination).
Certification Under New Normal Regulations:
Legislation and Supporting documentation with English translations:
- REGIONAL DECREE NO. 30 2020 / (ENGLISH TRANSLATION BELOW – VIEW USING DESKTOP)
- CIRCULAR LETTER NO.09 PCR OR RAPID SWAB TEST VALID 14 DAYS / ENGLISH TRANSLATION
- REGULATION OF THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH / ENGLISH TRANSLATION
- CIRCULAR LETTER MINISTRY OF TRADE / ENGLISH TRANSLATION
- CIRCULAR LETTER No. 5561/22/Disparpora DEPT. TOURISM MENTAWAI PAGE 1 PAGE 2 / ENGLISH
- HANDBOOK OF GUIDELINES FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY
- ENGLISH TRANSLATION REGIONAL DECREE NO. 30 2020