Trip Schedule & Date Options

Mentawai Fast departs Padang 6.30 am on Fridays (to resort via Sikakap), and on limited Sundays September 29th and October 27th there is a direct transfer aboard Mentawai Fast (private charter) 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 1 day after your resort Check-out date, requiring transit nights in Padang which are convenient to break-up and rest between travel.

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Arrival to Padang

We recommend a night at 4 star Mercure Hotel which has comfortable well appointed rooms and the best early morning breakfast buffet in Padang. Alternatively, cheaper options are Plan B Hotel or Budget Hotel, directly across the road from the ferry terminal. These can be booked on Agoda or

You will be picked up from your hotel at 6.00 am the following morning and Mentawai Fast departs at 6.30 am. Arrival to Mentawai is at 11.00 am, either to Sikakap Port (Fridays, 1 hour further to the resort), or directly to the resort on limited Sundays 29th Sep and 27th Oct.

Departure From Padang

Mentawai Fast departs Sikakap Port (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 recommended in case of any delays.

Can I travel on the Over-night Ferry?

Subject to room availability, guests can request an extension to instead depart on Sunday or Wednesday overnight ferry if wanting to stay longer. Guests can also request to depart to the resort on the over-night ferry, subject to there being last minute room availability.

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 on Fridays and limited Sundays when booking in advance. Charter boat captains must agree to your scheduled pick-up / drop-off.