The Mentawai Islands are a chain of about 70 islands in the Indian Ocean, at about 150 km from Indonesia. The major islands (Siberut, Sipura, North Pagai and South Pagai) are located on the edge of a continental shelf where deep water surges up onto the coral reefs that surround and protect them. The settings from the beach and through the forest are breathtaking, as well as those underwater.
The largest island is called Siberut and in the past few years it has become a popular destination not only for holidays, but also for surfing and diving. The Mentawai Islands are recognized as having some of the most perfect surfing breaks in the world. However, because most waves break over very sharp and shallow coral reefs, only experienced surfers should attempt them.
The native people are called Mentawai. They live a semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle. The people are known for their heavy spirituality, body art and their tendency to sharpen their teeth, a practice they feel makes one beautiful. Discovering their way of living and their traditions is a journey to an entirely different world.
The Kandui Resort is the perfect place to find a new pace for your life. It is very welcoming and it emerges you to the trip of discovering new traditions, customs and people.