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Join Botik Resort for a better surf experience. Having a reduced number of surfers on the island helps everyone's comfort and it has become Botik Resort's major policy. This enables you to know each other better and provides you with a whole new experience. Botik Resort can give more personal attention for you by having a small number of surfers that can make the surf trip more organized. Book now to get this experience!
During this surf trip, you will be staying at the bungalow in Botik Resort. Each bungalow is approximately a 100-square-meter size and is designed for four people. Large rooms and a lot of space for maximum comfort are the main priority for Botik Resort. Additionally, these bungalows are approximately 50 meters from the main restaurant building situated right on the beach.
Your trip will start in Padang. Please make sure you get a plane that flies to Minangkabau International Airport (PDG) in Padang no later than 10:00. If you want to, you can arrive in Padang the day before and spend a night there. Furthermore, on your arrival day at Minangkabau International Airport (PDG), Botik Resort's main driver will be there to take you to the meeting point and join the rest of the group. Usually, Botik Resort will choose a hotel lobby where you can relax and do your last things before you come to the island.
At around 13:00, you will go to the harbor which is 5-minute drive only from the meeting point. You will depart for Botik Resort on a chartered speedboat. It will be a 4 to 5-hour ride to the island of Botik. Once you arrive at Botik Resort, you will be accommodated in your new paradise home for the next 11 nights after a brief welcome.
On this program, you will have a great experience of surfing and fishing. Each day, you will have a great breakfast at the restaurant at 6:30. Then, depending on the wind and swell conditions, you will go by a speed boat to find the best waves possible. In the afternoon, you will go back for lunch and relax as long as you need. Afterward, depending on the group, you will have an evening surfing session at around 14:00 or 15:00.
After surfing, you will take a shower, have a great dinner, relax, and talk about the plan for the next day. You can also check out all pictures taken and have it for 10 USD per shot to 300 USD for the whole collection of the trip, depending on how many pictures you take. You can also make a lot of barbecues and fires on the beach. Usually, you can have a visit to a pristine sandy island which is located about 5 minutes away.
Not only surfing, you will also enjoy fishing at the resort. Fishing and spear fishing have become very common activities in the resort. Over the past 2 years, Botik Resort has been out looking for good spots and they have finally found amazing fishing areas near reefs and in the deep ocean, only 5 to 10 minutes away from the resort.
By using radar system, you will discover amazing pinnacles in deeper water that come up to only 5 meters below the water surface. The pinnacles are the location where large pelagic such as dogtooth tuna, wahoo, kingfish, giant trevally, mackerels, king barracudas, and others can be found patrolling the reefs. There will be a few fishing rods, spear guns, snorkels, fins, and other fishing gear but you are strongly recommended to bring your own.
On the day before departure, you usually have a chance to settle the bill for alcohol and pictures, so you will not have to rush in the morning of your departure. At 6:00, you will be taken back to Padang and will arrive at 11:00. The representative in Padang will be there to pick you up and make the necessary arrangements to take everyone back to the airport or to a hotel in case your flights leave only the next day.
On this program, you will have fishing and spearfishing trips to the other islands.
This program will take place in Botik Resort, situated right in the heart of the world's famous playground area in the northern Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. Specifically, the location of this program is on the northern side of Botik, a private island all to itself which is situated right by the ocean, making it a real beach surf resort. This place is surrounded by some of the best waves in the world and they are only a 5 to 20-minute speedboat ride away. The island and its reefs, the great variety of waves around, and the location are some of the great advantages.
In this location, perfect world-class waves and other real fun ones will be as close as to 5 to 15 minutes by speed boat. Located in the Indian Ocean, the waves in Mentawai are some of the most consistent waves on the planet. There are more than 15 accessible waves, from the small and easy to the big and gnarly. The waves range from the world-class left and right such as Kandui and Rifles to the mellower and great fun breaks like 4 bobs, pitstops, or beng bengs for all level surfers.
You can walk around the island in less than an hour. Every corner has different and breath-taking scenery. Reefs surround about three-quarters of the island and they will be incredible to explore. Marine life is very rich in the area and you can just grab your snorkeling gear to get out there because nobody else is around. You will most likely be able to see all kinds of reef sharks, turtles, stingrays, manta rays large pelagic, beautiful reef fish, and much more.
You will be served breakfast from 06:00 to 10:00. Fruit, omelets, milk and cereal, pancakes, toasts with jam and butter, coffee, and tea are some of Botik Resort's daily breakfast favorites.
You will be served lunch between 11:00 and 2:00, depending on what time you get back from the surfing session. Sometimes, you will stay out all day surfing when the conditions are great. You will be served a snack usually before lunch with assorted fruits such as mango, bananas, pineapples, watermelon, and papayas.
Additionally, you will also have a delicious western or Indonesian menu that consists of meat (chicken, fresh fish, and beef), vegetables, and carbohydrates (potatoes, pasta, rice, and noodles), all served with cold drinks, juices, and water. Mexican, Italian, and Spanish foods are some of Botik Resort's favorites such as pizzas, burgers, curries, fish barbecue, lamb and chicken, as well as salads with all dressings.
Normally, dinner will be served around 19:00 to 20:30, depending on the guests. Botik Resort will prepare a delicious dish once again with mixing vegetables, proteins, and carbohydrates as well as desserts with pancakes, ice cream (vanilla, chocolate), and fruits.
Please arrive at Minangkabau International Airport (PDG) in Padang no later than 10:00. Botik Resort will pick you up at the airport. Airport transfers are included in the price.