Airport – Resort Return Transfer
The cost for a packaged Return transfer to and from the resort is USD 275 for adults and USD 255 for kids aged 3 – 11 years. Surfboards cost an additional USD 20 Return (USD 295 Return for Surfers) and infants 2 years and under are Free. Click to view a full breakdown of transfer cost inclusions
Please note: Due to COVID-19 we currently have smaller groups visiting. USD 75.00 per person is normally budgeted toward speedboat transfers each way between Sikakap and Macaronis. The minimum cost is USD 300 (return), so when there are less than 4 passengers, over-all, you may need to pay a small surcharge (eg. USD 25.00 per person if there are only 3 passengers). Or, you can instead use a motorbike taxi, taking about the same amount of time (also able to carry surfboards), with no extra cost.
Guests are picked up at Minangkabau International Airport (PDG), no matter what time you arrive, and shuttled to your Padang hotel to relax after travel. In the morning your transfer to Mentawai Fast ferry terminal is at 6.00 am and Mentawai Fast departs to Mentawai at 6.30 am.
Due to early morning departures and late arrivals back to Padang, your flight needs to arrive in Padang 1 day before your resort Check-in and depart Padang 1 day after your resort Check-out date, preferably 11.00 am or later. For further info, see Trip Schedule
1. Fly into Padang, Sumatra (PDG)
2. Pick-up & Shuttle to your Hotel
3. We recommend Mercure Hotel
4. Mentawai Fast Transfer
Round Trip Transfers to Macaronis Resort Include
Airport Pick-up, we’ll collect you from the airport, offer you a cold beer, and drop you to your hotel to relax after travel.
Shuttle (with A/C) to / from Mentawai Fast terminal at 6.00 am (5 minutes from Mercure, Plan B, or Budget Hotel is situated directly across the road from the ferry terminal).
Fast Ferry Transfer – 4.5 hrs to / from Sikakap, plus 1-hour speedboat transfer to / from the resort
All Port Handling and Fees for Luggage & Board Bags are included.
Via Sikakap Port – Alternate Over-land Transfer
If the sea / weather conditions are deemed too dangerous for a speedboat transfer between Sikakap Port and the resort, we will organize alternative overland transport. Each guest will ride on the back of a motorbike taxi with an experienced local driver. The route travels through beautiful jungle and small villages. Each guest should bring a small bag for important personal belongings. This applies to both arrivals and departures if necessary.
Mentawai Fast Transfers
Mentawai Fast transfers are weekly on Fridays to Sikakap Port, about 18 miles or 1 hour from Macaronis Resort by speedboat.
The Mentawai Fast from Padang to Sikakap Port takes about 4.5 hours. There is usually a movie playing and a small canteen provides refreshments. Kick back and enjoy the ride, you might even spot some interesting sea life along the way!
Guest transfers are supported by our multi-purpose vessel ‘Surfalot’, a 11.5 m x 3.5 m aluminum catamaran recently re-powered with new twin 250 hp Yamaha 4-strokes, licensed to carry 20 passengers with surfboards and luggage. Cruising speed is 25 knots. See Resort Boats
Charter Boat Combination Trips
A stay at Macaronis Resort can be in combination with a charter boat trip where you can be picked up or dropped off via charter boat – See Trip Schedule. Trips in combination with charter boats are at the discretion of the charter provider, and are highly dependent on their planned route and itinerary. Please inquire with your charter provider for more information.
Guests who need only a one-way transfer to or from Padang will pay half the transfer fee: USD 147.50 for surfers or USD 137.50 for non-surfers.
Speed Boat Hire Between Macaronis & Other Mentawai Surf Camp, Ports or Resorts
Due to our remote location and busy operation, Macaronis Resort does not offer speedboat transfers to or from other locations outside of our regular schedule. For Speedboat hire between Macaronis Resort and other Mentawai surf camp, ports or resorts, please contact Rudi Khelces: firstname.lastname@example.org / PH: +628126640941