Coming to an exotic beach to spend holiday might be the best vacation for everybody. Especially for surfers, coming to the beach with great surfing wave would be the best holiday ever. Put Mentawai Islands to your holiday list! This exotic tropical island will give you unforgettable adventure experience, especially for surfers.
How to get there?
Geographically, Mentawai Islands are consisted of around seventy islands off the western coast Sumatra, Indonesia. The major islands or the most visited islands are Siberut, Sipura, North Pagai, and South Pagai.
These islands are located about 150 km
off the coast western Sumatra or across the Mentawai Strait. Coming to Mentawai Islands will give great adventure not only in the beach, but also in its
tropical forest. Especially if you visit Siberut island which has been known as
Siberut Natioinal Park, you will find a great tropical forest with a lot of
tropical plant and animal species.
The best way to reach the islands is by flying to Padang, West Sumatra. From this city you can directly head to Mentawai Strait with some public transportation like taxi. There is daily ferry schedule which you can easily find in the tourist information center. Just pick the ferry which will reach your destination and you can visit the island.
|Native Tribes Mentawai|
Since the islands are located off the western Sumatra coast, they directly face the Indian Ocean. This geographic location makes Mentawi a great place to surf. Every year, there is an international surfing competition held in this island, especially in Siberut Island. For any professional surfer, coming to Siberut in Mentawai Islands can give them new challenge and experience. If you want to try surfing for the first time, you can also visit Siberut since there are some professional surfing trainers you can find. The best part about Mentawai Islands is that it is located in the tropical area so you can visit this place anytime. You don’t have to worry about extreme weather or frozen ocean.
Every day is holiday in Mentawai.
|let's go surfing|
What if we do not want to surf? You can still enjoy the tropical beaches in this awesome island. The beaches have white sand and beautiful corals, you will enjoy the tropical breeze and sun shine. At the same time, the islands are not too large. You can easily explore every part of the island, including the tropical island in Siberut National Park.