Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort

Sumatra, Indonesia

Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort is a boutique yoga and surf resort on the pristine island of Simeulue, Indonesia, located directly on the best surfing beach in the area.

Testimonials 17

  • JuanArmel Singapore


    After visiting several surf resorts around Indo, Mahi-Mahi is definitely one of my favorites. Despite bad weather during off season, we had an amazing time - the wave works even when there is no swell, yoga was exceptional, island hopping and secret cave are just one of the many other things to do. Thank you to the awesome Mahi-Mahi crew for having made our stay a delighting experience!

  • a traveler Australia

    Tripadvisor website

    We stayed at Mahi Mahi in September 2016. A family of 4, young kids 4 & 6 who had a ball in the big grassy area at the front of the property and loved seeing the buffalo walk up and down the beach. we all surfed every day. Great lil beginner beach for the kids and I out the front of Mahi Mahi, warm water, gentle waves, unspoilt beaches and gorgeous lil village nearby....and waves for experienced surfers at Mahi Mahi or a scooter or boat ride away. I love that the resort supports a turtle conservation project. The food was good and the people working at the resort were so lovely - all of them. A great holiday - sad it's over!! Thanks to all at Mahi Mahi. P.x

  • a traveler New York

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    Really nice place, super chilled vibe, great staff, solid food ... and waves right out front. Good for groups and also if solo. Not much else there but surfing but thats all you need! Bikes to get around the island too

  • Ezekiel J


    Such a wonderful place to stay and especially it's good spot for surfing. The resort staff were super friendly especially Nathan with his great hospitality towards the guest and the food served were good as well. I would suggest this as best resort to spend your holiday with your buddies or family.

  • Edward J Northland, New Zealand


    Spent 16 days here in July 2016. Great trip, great people running the resort, and even the Surf guide is okay for a South African....(joke). Couldn't spend much money up there as it was all exclusive except snacks and drinks, but these were very cheap. Got some great waves and surfed everyday. Boat trip to nearby islands a must, great waves.

    Already planned to go back in 2017.

    The food was good, a mix of indo and sushi, had Spag Bol one night, always enough food, coffee was good. Soda's and snacks available to buy.

  • Stephen W


    Had an amazing time staying here, the staff were incredible, weather was nice and scored some great waves. Very beautiful villas and met some really great guests who were also staying. Breathtaking island and perfect resort. Highly recommend it!

  • Lisa

    Trip Advisor website

    The rooms are delightfully mix of tradition and style. I could view the waves from my room and walk to, which was super fun. Food delicious and plentiful. Fruit, coconuts, vegetable, and fish cuisine and now, they serve chai. The staff including the locals were caring, friendly, laid back, helpful, and open. The yoga pavilion is soon to be completed and the conservation programs are ethical and admirable. Overall a real retreat (with free Wi-Fi), amidst waves and jungle!

  • a traveler

    Trip Advisor website

    Staying at the Mahi-Mahi Resort was the highlight of my trip! It felt like we were with family - the staff and locals are so welcoming and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious and we found ourselves counting down to each meal. The rooms are stunning, and the location is ridiculous! The surfers would wake up each morning and the waves were right on their door step, with deep rock pools and a swimming bay also out the front.

    Cannot say enough about this resort! They really went above and beyond for everyone. Not only is it an amazing surf resort, but they also have affiliated with an eco-volunteer program in order to help conserve the surrounding islands sea turtle populations. More tourism organizations and resorts should be environmentally conscious like Mahi-Mahi!!

  • Craig

    Trip Advisor website

    Mahi-Mahi is a very comfortable resort with an authentic Indonesian style. Fantastic food, breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Simeulue still has very little tourism, so there isn't any real choice of restaurants or cafes, but you are so well-looked after here you wouldn't want anything else. My fiancee and I stayed for three weeks, and really did feel like we were on holiday with a group of friends. The staff are that great! We would love to go back again!

  • Shannon

    Trip Advisor website

    Great accommodation great staff, food, waves, and even helped me out with flight bookings that went wrong a while there. Beautiful untouched island, a real old tropical island feel, and one of the best surf trips I have done. I will definitely be going back soon.

  • Reuben New Zealand

    Trip Advisor website

    I stayed here for a couple of weeks with my brother and mates. If you are going to Simeulue, Mahi-Mahi is the place to stay. Right next door to Aura, but much newer, nicer, and surprisingly cheaper. Accommodation was beautiful, with the view of the main peak from my bed. Food was exceptional. The buffalo rendang was a highlight. Surf was great and the crew were outstanding . Thanks Anna, Shaun, Nate, and Iona for a great time.

  • Michael

    Trip Advisor website

    We stayed at Mahi Mahi for two weeks. Unfortunately the break out front wasn't working during our stay (we were told is rare, saw plenty of photos to rub salt in the wound). However, we managed to surf it a handful of times. That didn't affect our stay. We had great waves all within short drive, minimal crowds, and super friendly staff. Accommodation is basic, but has everything you need, great food, and offers great bang for buck! One of the better resorts on the island.

  • Tony

    Trip Advisor website

    Just spent seven nights with a crew of crusty old kiwi mates re-living our youth. I had a great time here. Accommodation was simple, but great. Rooms cleaned every day with private bathroom. Food was very tasty and the staffs were really helpful with a nice vibe about the place. Expat surf guides were competent, relaxed, and happy to advise and assist. They were on tap to drive us to the surf anywhere most of the time. Wave in front not always on. They could do with a more reliable van, but rustled up extra transport easily enough when needed.

    Surf ranged was from okay to excellent around the coast semi local the entire time we were there. Waves were really for intermediate and better level surfers. They are not for learners, unless you have a special interest in white water, coral reefs, and sharp volcanic rocks. We chartered the Mahi-Mahi launch to Banyaks for a couple of days where we scored awesome fun waves. I would have no hesitation in returning or recommending Mahi Mahi.

  • Mac New Zealand

    Trip Advisor website

    I stayed on Simeulue Island for two months and Mahi-Mahi is by far the place to be. It is so underpriced for what it is in comparison to other resorts. All bungalows are private so you aren't sharing, with a private rustic like bathroom and shower. They are all brand new and clean as with a view of the peak from your bed. The people there are a really cool. They are like family and will go way out of their way to make sure you have the most comfortable stay possible. Mahi-Mahi do a lot for the people of Simeulue and their community, so you tell any locals on the island that you are staying with Mahi and they will welcome you with a smile.

    The main point of difference that Mahi has over other resorts is its location. The peak is an A-frame that breaks right in front of the resort. So, you are literally having every meal watching your mates surfing. People from other resorts would travel to the peak every day as this is the most consistent wave on Simeulue that they have found. I was there for two months and only had two days where it was un-surfable ( I still could have got a grovel in). I only went to two other waves the whole time and still the peak was better on the day.

    The food is awesome, fresh, healthy, and there is always heaps. This was the only place that had Wi-Fi on the island when i was there. I am stoaked on how lucky i got by saying with these guys as you always hear from other people out at the peak about how their resort isn't what they had hoped for. Stay at Mahi and you won't be disappointed for sure. Can't wait to go back!

  • a traveler Australia

    Trip Advisor website

    We had almost 14 nights here, which unfortunately was a bit long, when we only a few days of good surf. The rest of the time it was flat. We tried to scope out other locations, but nothing was breaking. My boyfriend says the wave out the front isn't the perfect wave, but is still fun. The kitchen staff are wonderful and the food is really good, although a few operational things in the kitchen still need to be worked on. There isn't much food options outside of the resort.

    The location is lovely and the grounds are beautiful and well cared for. The couples room is big and spacious and well-looked after each day. There are quite a few mosquitoes hanging around, so bring plenty of bug spray! The Wi-Fi works, but is extremely slow, but its surprising they even have it on an island like this. We took the mopeds out and got a flat tyre, so if your going on a long journey make sure you have some money and scope out where the little garages are.

    If females are considering coming, it is good to remember Simeulue is under the Sharia Law and therefore, you can't wear bikinis outside of the resort (as well as shorts and singlets too). Overall, Simeulue was a lovely place to visit, but it isn't the most exciting place if your not a keen surfer. Mahi-Mahi is definitely the best place to stay on the Island at the moment with lovely staff, good food, and nice grounds. At the moment, it is still under construction, so there is a lot of workers around and there is a bit of noise from that.

  • Muriwai John New Zealand

    Trip Advisor website

    I enjoyed 11 great nights in one of the new beachfront ensuite units. The accommodation is great, with good beds and large bathroom. A big fan keeps you cool at night and insects away. Every unit has an uninterrupted view of the surf break, which is directly in front of the dining room. The onsite managers who are Kiwi and Swedish are super friendly and fantastic when my boards were lost temporarily by the airline. A couple of calls and they were found and on their way to me at the island.

    I was among the first guests and resort was still being built during my stay, but the work didn't affect me. The food is basic, but very substantial, which is what you need when you are surfing three or four times a day. I understand that it will become more varied in the near future.

    The surf guide, a saffa / kiwi, has an intimate knowledge of the area and we visited several other breaks on the island, including boat trips to breaks offshore, which includes a world-class barreling right with only four of us out, and a mellow long left with just three in the water. I thoroughly recommend Mahi-Mahi to anyone who wants to surf uncrowded, quality surf in a beautiful location. Their commitment to sea turtle conservation work is also a very nice touch.

  • Dev Malaysia

    Trip Advisor website

    i Stayed here for three weeks and scored good waves right in front of the resort. The resort is brand new, with some buildings still to be completed, so everything was nice and fresh. Indo-style food was good. Nice crew and relaxed atmosphere. Will be even better when fully operational.

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