Aloita Resort is one of the most beautiful resorts in the Mentawais, located on a small tropical island called Simakakang, 15 minutes away from the main port of the archipelago. This secluded island is surrounded by white sandy beaches, magnificent coral reef, turquoise water and lush tropical vegetation. The resort accommodates both surfers and non-surfers, and is therefore perfect for families and also surf beginners. To be able to offer the best, we run a policy of maximum 12 surfers at the time. Aloita is a beautiful destination for couples on honeymoon or for romantic getaways.
Property Name: Aloita Resort
Street Address: Simakakang Island
City : Tua Pejat - Sumatera Barat
Postal Code : 25932
Contact Name: Jorge Quinoa
Phone: +62 81276820142
This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies:
Property and Cancelation Policies :
Terms and Conditions
BOOKING CONFIRMATION : A 30% deposit is due at the time of booking. Final Payments are due 60 days prior to arrival.
TRANSPORT : Please read GETTING THERE on our website(https://www.aloitaresort.com/mentawai-islands-faq).The Mentawai Fast ferry from Padang to the Mentawai/Tua Pejat runs 4 times per week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Departure from Padang is 7 AM (Sunday 10 AM). Please arrive in Padang the day before. On return, departure from the Mentawai/Tua Pejat to Padang
is 3PM. Due to flight scheduling you will likely have to stay one night in Padang on the way back also. Please plan your dates accordingly. You have two options: · Organize your own transfer to Tua-Pejat (the capital port of Sipora, Mentawai) where you will be greeted by our staff. We offer two ALL-IN Transfer Packages:
TRANSFER PACKAGE : We offer an ALL-IN transfer package from Padang airport to Aloita and return. This includes all transfers from the airport to your hotel and to the harbour the following morning, 15 Kg luggage allowance, and porters. Please be aware there are charges for any weight over 15 Kg. Aloita Resort does not take any responsibility in case of delays or cancellations incurred during the transfers. Price: 90 USD per person each way.
PORTERS : At the harbour there is no way to load/unload your bags without the help of porters. Price depends on number of bags and boards. If you choose any of our Transfer Packages, porters are included. Bargaining with porters can be unpleasant, therefore we recommend choosing one of our packages to avoid possible misunderstandings.
INTERNET / WIFI : Free WiFi is provided. However, due to our remote location the signal can be temperamental and only common areas have coverage (bungalows are out of coverage). For those needing a reliable connection, the fastest internet option is to bring your own SIM card and use the 4G signal available in common areas, or to buy an Indonesian Telkomsel SIM card once in Padang (8/10 USD). Please make sure the vendor activates the card.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS : In order to enter Indonesia, passport must be valid for at least 6months from the date of arrival. VISA : Visitors from most countries do not require a visa. A 30-day tourist visa on arrival still applies for some countries (35 USD). Another option is to apply at the Indonesian embassy in your country for a 60-day tourist visa. Please check with your embassy.
SURF PACKAGE : The Surf Package includes 2 daily surf sessions by boat, accompanied by our surf guide. Price is 70 USD per person per day. If purchased in Aloita, the price is 90USD regardless if you choose 1 or 2 sessions per day, and availability is not guaranteed.Optional surf photography packages are available.
TRAVELING WITH SURF BOARDS : Indonesia customs allow a maximum of 3 surfboards for personal use. Additional boards will be considered imports and will be charged a fee(approx. 100 USD per board).
RENTING BOARDS in ALOITA : We offer a variety of surf board rentals: Shortboards(5.10 to 6.4; 24 to 32 litres), Minimals (7.0 to 9.0), Soft tops (shared with the Surf School)and a few Longboards (8.0 to 9.3). We are confident that our selection will satisfy your taste and skills. Though we do our best to accommodate your request, we can not guarantee the board of your choice as it might be rented by another guest.
MENTAWAI SURF TAX : Surfers must pay a surfing tax of 1,000,000 IDR (approx. 80USD) per 15 day stay. This tax is to be paid to the tourism office in Tua Pejat/Mentawai on your arrival. We collect and pay it for you.
PAYMENTS : The local currency in Indonesia is Rupiah (IDR). Cash withdrawals can be made at ATMs in Padang. You can also bring foreign currency to exchange in Padang. At Aloita we accept cash (only IDR), VISA and MasterCard. Unfortunately we do not accept American Express.
INSURANCE / EVACUATION : For your personal safety, travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage is mandatory. In case of an emergency, we will assist you
in contacting your insurance company.
MOSQUITOES / MALARIA : Mosquito bites can bring several diseases, so personal precautions are suggested. Risk of contracting malaria is extremely low in the Mentawai Islands.
FIRST AID KIT / DOCTOR : We have a first aid kit on premises, however we strongly recommend bringing your own medications. In particular, an antiseptic to clean cuts andantibiotics in case of infection. Aloita does not have a doctor on site. There is a local hospital in Tua Pejat (half hour distance).
WHAT TO BRING: rain coat,sun lotion, sun hat, mosquito repellent, and for surfer a rush vest and surf booties (especially for beginners).