How to book?

  1. Read the Itinerary section and decide on your preferred arrival and departure times from Padang.
  2. Fill in the booking form indicating your preferred departure and arrival times from Padang.
  3. Wait for a confirmation of availability from us.
  4. Book your plane tickets.
  5. Pay a deposit (25%). Bookings will be held for 7 days without a deposit.
  6. Fill in our travelling information form that we will send you.
  7. Pay the balance 60 days prior to departure.


Low season: Contact us for pricing
High season (May1 – Sept 30): Contact us for pricing

What is included?

  • 3 meals/day
  • Tea, coffee and drinking water
  • Twin share accommodation
  • 2 daily guided boat transfers to the local waves
  • Airport pick up and all transfers to Awera

What is not included?

  • Beer and soft drinks
  • Laundry service
  • Internet
  • Day trips beyond the Awera area
  • Phone - local sim card available in Padang are very cheep for the internet this also applies for calls and text message back home, bring your unlocked smart phone or tablet.

Getting to Padang

Guests are responsible for their own arrangements to and from Padang.

Currently the best way to make it to Padang is either via Jakarta (and Bali) with Garuda or Lion Air or through Kuala Lumpur with Air Asia.

From Padang to Awera

All transfers include airport pick up, drop off and everything in between.

There are many ways to get from Padang to Awera; these include ferries both old and new, a plane and several fast speed boats. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. From 2015 we will be using an express ferry.

Fast ferry return - Cost $AU200 (return airport and hotel to ferry transfer included)

Fast Ferry runs return from Padang Sumatra Mondays and Fridays.

Padang departure time 6am, return fast ferry arrival time Padang 6pm.

Guests need to be in Padang 1 day before to meet early departure and will need to generally stay a night upon return due to flight scheduling.

Accommodation in Padang will be an additional cost. We can recommend a good homestay costing about $AUD30/night/room for 2 people including breakfast. Alternatively you can book yourself directly at one of the major hotel chains. We have a cooperate rate deal with Plan B Hotel in Padang. Just mention you're an Awera Island guest on booking and receive a great discount.

Example Itinery

  • Arrive Padang anytime on a Sunday or Thursday
  • Transfer to Hotel or Homestay by private car
  • Stay overnight at Hotel or Homestay (at own cost)
  • Depart Hotel for the harbour 0530 (we organize transport)
  • Fast ferry departs 0600
  • Arrive in Mentawai 0900 Monday or Friday
  • Transfer via speedboat to Awera Island 0930
  • Surf and Relax
  • Depart Awera Island 1300 on any Monday or Friday
  • Arrive in Padang 1800 same day
  • Stay overnight at Hotel or Homestay (at own cost)
  • Depart Padang the following morning

Travel notes

Traveling light is the go! Coming out to Awera you will be spending most of the time in the water surfing or at the camp relaxing. We recommend people bring 2-3 boards.

A shortboard, backup and, step up. If you see there is a substantial swell on the forecast before your trip then pack a bigger board. The Mentawais does not have any surf shops so you do wanna come prepared.

Things like boardshorts, rash guards, strong leashes, fins, reef boots, tropical wax, sunscreen/sunblock), ear plugs,and ding repair are essential. Here is a list that may help in you packing for the trip.Traveling light is the go!

Here is a list that may help in you packing for the surf trip.

  • boardshorts
  • fin keys
  • fin sets
  • ding repair kit
  • helmet (up to you)
  • surf leashes
  • leash ties
  • rashguard (long and/or short)
  • reef booties
  • snorkeling gear (resort has some gear but you may want to bring a snorkel and mask)
  • surfboard (good to bring at least a back up and or a step up)
  • surf hat
  • sunblock
  • tropical surf wax (sex wax blue tropical surf guides pick)
  • wax comb
  • ear plugs optional

Basic pack kit

  • airline tickets
  • mandatory travel insurance with med-evac
  • cash( crisp new bills for the money changer there is plenty of ATMS in padang that take major credit cards, to pay for bar tab/ photos/ tips/other stuff in transit)
  • credit card
  • deodorant
  • electricity adaptor
  • eyeglasses
  • laptop computer or smart phone
  • 8GB flash drive
  • long sleeve t-shirt
  • malaria medication (optional up to you)
  • Aloe Vera
  • mosquito repellant with dht
  • Anti-inflammatories and /or arnica
  • pants
  • passport
  • prescription medicine/ antibiotic ear drops/ first aid kit/ super glue
  • hydration sachets
  • shampoo
  • shaving kit
  • shoes for travel
  • shorts
  • soap
  • socks
  • sunglasses
  • towel
  • t-shirts
  • toothbrush/toothpaste
  • waterproof jacket
  • canteen for drinking water (the less plastic the better for the enviroment)