Airport – Resort Return Transfer

Macaronis Resort offers easy and comfortable return transfers from PDG airport to the resort and back. Guests only need to arrange their flight into Padang (PDG), Minangkabau International Airport, and we take care of everything from there!

Guests are picked up at the airport (no matter when you arrive) and shuttled to Mercure Hotel to relax after traveling to get a good nights sleep before rising  for an early morning buffet breakfast and departing to the ferry terminal at 5.45 am.

Note: Your flight needs to arrive in Padang 1 day before your resort Check-in date and depart Padang 1 day after your resort Check-out date, 11.00 am or later. For further info, see Trip Schedule

In year 2019, we are offering DIRECT transfers aboard Mentawai Fast, taking just 4.5 hours travel between Padang and Macaronis Resort (highly recommended). For further details read our News Release

Padang PDG Airport

1. Fly into Padang, Sumatra (PDG)

Macaronis Airport Shuttle

2. Pick-up & Shuttle to Mercure Hotel

3. A night at Mercure Hotel

Mentawaii Fast

4. Mentawai Fast Transfer

Round Trip Transfers to Macaronis Resort Include

  • Airport Pick-up, Thursdays, and some Saturdays for the Direct transfer.
  • Shuttle (with A/C) to / from Mentawai Fast terminal (5 minutes from Mercure Hotel).
  • Fast Ferry Transfer – 4.5 hrs DIRECT to / from the resort. Additional 1.5 hrs via Sikakap Port.
  • All Port Handling and Fees for Luggage & Board Bags.


Via Sikakap Port – Alternate Over-land Transfer

If the sea / weather conditions are deemed too dangerous for speedboat transfer between the Sikakap Port and the resort, we will organize alternative overland transport. Or if traveling on the overnight ferry and there are less than 6 guests, the transfer may be organized to go overland. 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.

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Mentawai Fast Transfers

Mentawai Fast transfers are weekly on Fridays, and DIRECT approximately once every 4 weeks from Sunday 20th January, 2019. See Trip Schedule

DIRECT transfers aboard the 200+ seat Mentawai Fast, privately hired from Padang to and from Macaronis Resort (via Katiet), is the best way to travel offering maximum comfort and surf time, costing just AU $75.00 extra. The trip takes just 4.5 hours to or from Padang.

Guest transfers are supported by our own multi-purpose vessel ‘Surfalot’, 11.5 m x 3.5 m aluminum catamaran powered by twin 300 hp outboards, capable of carrying 20 passengers with surfboards and luggage, purpose built to provide stability and speedy reliability. Top speed is 35 knots, cruising at 28 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 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: AU $225 for surfers or AU $200 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 currently 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: / PH: +628126640941

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