Airport – Resort Return Transfer

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, before rising early to be picked up for 6.00 am departure to Mentawai Fast ferry terminal.

Mentawai Fast departs Padang at 6.30 am on Fridays (to the resort via Sikakap Port) and limited Sundays aboard Mentawai Fast directly to and from the resort taking just 4.5 hours each way – highly recommended.

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, 11.00 am or later. For further info, see Trip Schedule

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, Plan B, and Budget Hotel is directly across the road).
  • 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 Sikakap Port and the resort, we will organize 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.

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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. Cruising speed is 28 knots. See Resort Boats

Charter Boat Combination Trips

A stay at Macaronis Resort can be combined 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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