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Hollow Tree’s Resort is located on Sipora Island in the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia. With white sandy beaches, brilliant blue waters and about 10 of the world’s finest waves in the vicinity, Mentawai’s has, by no accident, become an ever expanding and popular holiday destination for surfers and eco-tourists from all walks of life. HT’s short for “Hollow Tree’s” also known as “Lances Right” was discovered in the early 70’s and named by surfers due to the huge hollow tree standing tall on the reef. In the year 1999, due to a huge swell, the hollow tree has been torn away.
Hollow Tree’s Resort provides a shared accommodation of 8 rooms in 4 villas. Maximum capacity per room is up to 2 people - a total of 16 people. Both double and single beds are available. All villas are a combination of modern and natural designs that provide an outside sitting area, own private dip pools with air conditioning, TV, hot water, mini fridge and in-room safes.
Each villa is equipped with one bathroom to share. All the room types are adequate for all kinds of people, whether you are traveling alone, as a couple, as a family or a big group of friends. The HT's wave is directly in front of the resort, the moment you wake up you can instantly jump into the ocean or the little dip pools that are provided for each villa. Hollow's Tree Resort would love to welcome everyone to this beautiful paradise!
These villas are divided into three rooms. The front room provides a lounge / TV area with a big room up to three single beds and a room in the back - ideal for a big group of friends or families.
This villa is designed perfectly for families with a big front room that can take up to three single beds and a private room in the back.
The villa provides a front room that has a stunning view of the ocean and an extra room in the back - suitable for couples.
This 8 days Mentawai Island holiday is perfect for thrill and holiday seeking surfers. To reach Mentawai Island one needs to stay overnight in Padang on a Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday to catch the next day's early morning Mentawai Fast Ferry service from Padang to Mentawai Island and start your 8 day surf holiday. An overnight stay might still be needed for the late afternoon / evening arrival in Padang from Mentawai Island after your trip.
With 10 world-class waves within a short boat or bike ride from the resort, there’s surf to suit all levels. Or if you don’t want to hit the waves, then simply enjoy a tropical paradise and watch the action unfold from the beach.
Is a long and consistent left hander right around the corner from the Resort. The wave offers a barrel of the take off and a long open face for multiple manoeuvers down the line. Being on the other side of the island and facing east the left is a good option when the wind is onshore at HT’s. Perfect for all levels and long perfect lefts lovers.
Is A frame peak just a few meters up from Lance’s left that offers a good backdoor left hand barrel. Don’t forget to kick out before it closes out on dry reef. Sometimes you may get lucky and connect with Lance’s Left and get one of the longest waves. This wave is a good option to get away from the crowd of Lance’s left.
Is a short dredging right, on the other side of the bay at Lance’s left. On medium Swells, it offers a short but thrilling barrel. On smaller days becomes a fun mellow rippable wave. Works best on south swells and north winds.
Just a short bike ride away from the resort, the beach break offers beautiful crystal clear left and right peaks, perfect for all levels and even if you want to learn how to surf we can organize lessons.
A fun shifty left that works on smaller swells and offers occasional barrels. The wave is tucked away in a beautiful bay away from plain sight.
A perfect barreling right, not surfed by many. Mid to high tide only and beware on the inside section. I nice getaway when HT’s gets too crowded.
A long fun right hander, suitable for all levels, with hollow and flat sections. Just a few hundred meters from HT’s.
The wave wraps around the south end of the island and into the sheltered bay where it unloads on the reef known as The Office and finally the Surgeon’s Table. As the name suggests, this wave is for intermediate and advanced surfers and rated as one of the top five waves in the world.
Hollow Tree has a surf shop available on site. They provide all surf essentials such as wax, zinc, leash, grip pad, sunscreen and much more. They have a few selection of surfboards to purchase. Additionally, Hollow Tree's Resort also provides ding repair services.
This surf camp will take place in South Sipora Island, Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia. Your place of stay, Hollow Tree's Resort, is surrounded by tropical vibes, a bike ride away around the jungle for an adventurous experience. The ocean view villas are literally 120 meters away from the water edge. For beginners or intermediate surfers, there are other nearby destinations that are either accessible by speedboat or bike, such as Lances Left, beach break, as well as Bintangs and Monkeys.
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The restaurant concept is a combination of French, Thai and Indonesian cuisine with stunning views of the famous HT’s waves. It has a maximum capacity of 30 people. Lunch and dinner will be served in a buffet style. As for the breakfast, you can choose from a mouthwatering menu provided with daily fresh juices, smoothies, etc.
On the island, there is a local photographer that can take your photos/videos during your surf session.
Package includes all photos/videos from land and boat.
If guests prefer not choosing the packages as listed above, the rate is 20 USD per class (this will be charged at the end of the stay). Guests need to inform in advance whether they are interested in the above packages. As they need to arrange the services in advance as well.
Minangkabau International Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Minangkabau International Airport (PDG). Transfer from the airport is included. Hollow Tree's Resort will pick you up from the airport. Then you would need to stay one night in Padang, due to the early departures of the ferry the next morning.
The ferry only departs once a day and 4 times a week. Once you have reached the ferry terminal (Tuapejat or Sioban), the resort representative will come pick you up with their speedboat service and deliver you to the resort at an extra cost.
To get to Hollow Tree’s Resort, you would first need to travel by boat from Padang. There are 2 options to travel.
You will need a speedboat service from Padang straight to Hollow Tree’s Resort. It will cost 4000 USD (round trip) with the travel time approximately 3.30 hours. All trips are available on a first-come-first-served basis and subject to availability. This can only be arranged with a maximum of 12 people. This package is recommended for big groups of people.
For guests who wish to travel on a cheaper basis, you have the option to travel with the Mentawai fast ferry. Roundtrip transport will cost 350 USD per person for surfers (with surfboard luggage) and 250 USD for non-surfers (no surfboard luggage), with the travel time of approximately 3 hours on the ferry plus 2 hours on speedboat to the resort. Travel time by speedboat from Tuapejat to the resort is approximately 1.30 to 2 hours while it takes about 1 hour travel time by speedboat from Sioban to the resort.
The travel time from Padang to Tuapejat or Sioban is 3 hours.
All travel times mentioned above depend on the weather condition. Hollow Tree’s Resort will not be held responsible for bad weather conditions.
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