Trip Schedule & Date Options

Your flight needs to arrive in Padang 1 day before your resort Check-in date and depart 1 day after your resort Check-out date, 11.00 am or later.

Special: Mar 01 – Mar 17 & Mar 29 – Apr 14, we are offering additional check-in / check-out dates on Sundays and Wednesdays using the overnight ferry. KITAS or Group Specials Available for Min 4 Guests – Enquire For Details, & to view available trip dates.

Arrival to Padang

Your flight needs to arrive to Minangkabau International Airport in Padang, West Sumatra. We recommend a night in Padang at the 4 star Mercure Hotel, with 5.30 am breakfast buffet, before 5.45 am departure to the Mentawai Fast ferry terminal. Ferry departure is at 6.30 am and arrival to Mentawai is at 11.00 am, either at Sikakap Port (Fridays) or DIRECT to the resort (limited Sundays).

Departure from Padang

Mentawai Fast departs Sikakap (Fridays) or Macaronis (limited Sundays) at 2.00 pm with scheduled arrival to Padang at 6.30 pm. A flight departure at 11.00 am or later the next day is highly recommended, providing assurance in case of any delays.

Can I travel on the Over-night Ferry?

Although not part of our 2019 schedule, if there is last minute availability, you can enquire to depart Padang on Tuesday or Saturday overnight ferry to Sikakap Port, and we can organize you a transfer to the resort from there. Extensions can also be requested at the resort, instead departing on the overnight ferry if you wish to stay longer, subject to availability. Last minute availability enquire to: info@macaronisresort.com

Charter Boat or Other Resort Combo Trip

If transferring to/from a charter boat or other resort, we only accept Check-ins or Check-outs as per the dates shown on our Trip Calendar below. Charter boat captains must agree to your scheduled pick-up / drop-off.

How to use the Trip Calendar

Step 1: Find the month you are interested in traveling and follow the dates vertically.

Step 2: The available check in and check out dates are the days in the calendar that are filled with a color. The different colors refer to the different transport options listed across the top of the calendar.

Color Key:

  • Blue with red dot is most convenient – a direct transfer of 4.5 hours aboard Mentawai Fast.
  • Green is 4.5 hours to/from Sikakap Port, plus additional 1 hour speedboat transfer.
  • Light blue represents a special custom transfer – Enquire for details.
  • The black triangle on a date represents a 1-way transfer to Padang.

Step 3: The % number refers to the early bird discount available from the check-in date over the whole booking for surfers which can save you up to 30% on the accommodation package. Use the Enquiry Form to request a quote for your preferred trip dates.