Skip Navigation

Mentawai Islands

Travel Guide Asia Indonesia Sumatra West Sumatra Mentawai Islands

edit

Introduction

mentawai surf

mentawai surf

© All Rights Reserved Mentawai

The Mentawai Islands are a chain of about 70 islands, located off the western coastline of Sumatra, Indonesia. They are about 150 kilometres from Sumatra and Siberut is the largest island. Other islands include Sipura, North Pagai and South Pagai.

Top

edit

Cities

  • Tua Pejat - the capital

Top

edit

Sights and Activities

The Mentawai Islands are best known for surfing, which is growing in importance and is becoming a major income source. It is even rated as one of the best surf spots on the planet.

Top

edit

Weather

The Mentawai Islands have a tropical climate with hot and humid conditions throughout the year. Temperatures are around 30 °C during the day and 23 °C at night with little variation during the year. There is no real dry season just a less wet season which last from February to August. More rain falls from September to January when temperatures during the day are just a few degrees lower as well.

Top

edit

Getting There

By Plane

There are flights by small planes to the islands.

By Boat

You can either take a ferry or join a boat charter by one of the surfing companies.

Top

edit

Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Matungou Mentawai HostelMatungou Bay, Pei PeiHostel-
Surf Camp Siberutjalan kandis 1V no 03 RT 03 RW 05 olo nanggalo padHostel-

Top

Contributors

Help contribute to this article to share the ad revenue.

Mentawai Islands Travel Helpers

We don't currently have any Travel Helpers for Mentawai Islands

This is version 21. Last edited at 2:20 on May 24, 13 by sleepBot. 3 articles link to this page.

Creative Commons License
Except where otherwise noted, content of this article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License