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Hollow Tree's Resort

BEACH FRONT, Bosua, South Sipora, Kepulauan Mentawai, West Sumatra , Katiet Beach - Mentawai Islands , Indonesia
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Hollow Tree's Resort
Reviews (4)
5 out of 5

Hollow Tree’s Resort is a unique destination whether you are a surfer, couple, honeymooner, yoga, adventurer, traveling with a group of friends, a food lover or simply just want to escape and enjoy an exotic slice of paradise.

Hollow Tree’s Resort provides a shared accommodation of 8 rooms in four villas. Maximum capacity per room up to 2 people – total of 16 to 18 people. Located off Sumatra is the Indonesian Island of Sipora. This is the heavenly location of our all to inclusive surf resort, Hollow Tree's. Since the way of life on Sipora Island is very simplistic, we aim to reflect this in the design of our Mentawai Islands accommodation. Four villas are scattered along Katiet beach, each of which features eight rooms with double and single beds.

Enclosed by palm trees, powder to soft sand, and azure waters, our accommodation options have a homely feel that will make you feel comfortable when staying in the Mentawai Islands. You will notice how most of the interior features are made from either recycled wood AND natural materials. The white walls and ceilings give the rooms an airy feel, while the windows allow natural light to flood into the living spaces, creating the illusion of extra space. Enjoy hot water showers any time of day and Air to conditioned (A/C) comfort is guaranteed in each of the rooms for your entertainment pleasure. If you want to keep your soft drinks and alcoholic beverages chilled, use the mini fridges.

Location

Hollow Tree's Resort is located in Mentawai islands of Indonesia, next to a small village called Katiet village. The locals here are super friendly and helpful. When you drive through the village with the scooter (that you can rent from us or the locals) to reach other surf breaks or clear blue water beaches, on the way there you will see little smiles everywhere, and little kids always curious wanting to get to know you. To drive to other breaks only takes 15 to 20 minutes. We have a local surf guide that can take you to these places, to make sure you don't get lost.

On the island there is one little market that you can visit every Monday and Friday, it is very fascinating to watch how all the food and beverage gets transported by the slow ferry. And every one is waiting patiently from 11 am onwards. We order all our food and drinks from Padang directly and this gets transported by the ferry.

How to get to the resort:
1. Take a flight to Padang to Minangkabau kabau international airport. 
2. Our resort representative will be waiting for you at the airport to holding our sign "Hollow Tree's Resort", and will take you to your accommodation in Padang, where you would have to stay one night. The ferry only departs once a day & 4 times a week.
3. The next morning our resort representative will come pick you from your hotel and deliver you to the Muara boat harbour.
4.The ferry will travel for 3 hours to our resort.

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4 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Fiona
Fiona
Australia
August 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

This was my first time visiting the Mentawais and Hollow Tree's Resort exceeded my expectations by far. The world class wave, Hollow Tree's is literally in front of the resort, we had villa one where you can watch the waves peeling one after another! I thoroughly enjoyed waking up to that view each morning and the pretty pastels over the ocean of the evening sunsets.

Sina and Teiki were most hospitable hosts, we had a large group of people with various dietary requirements. The chef did an incredible job, creating gourmet dishes three times a day to suit all dietary requirements. During the 16 days, each meal was different! Plenty of variety of healthy, clean, nutritious meals. I was surprised by the level of good food in remote Indonesia as I've travelled a lot throughout Indonesia and generally you're succumbed to eating plenty of local, oily dishes. Hollow Tree's are certainly on top of their meals being served to guests and thoroughly enjoyed the home made coconut milk to go with my coffee daily!

The rooms were spacious, clean, the comfiest beds and high quality bedding, felt lovely to go to bed of the evening in crisp, clean bedding.

The location of the resort is 10/10. You can watch the world class break, Hollow Tree's, the prettiest scenery, extremely photographic area, I was in absolute heaven! Being a surfer and a luxury, lifestyle photographer, this is MY PARADISE!

The ocean is clean, the clearest water, bright turquoise colour, very dreamy indeed and the imagery I captured is pure paradise. I felt at home here with Hollow Tree's and thank you to all the staff for creating an enjoyable experience, it really felt like home :)

I know I'll certainly be back and will be bringing plenty more friends! Can't recommend Hollow Tree's Resort enough, 10/10 guys and thank you again, look forward to next trip!

Review from Hillary
Hillary
USA
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Such a magical place to stay! Everyone was so welcoming, it felt like you were hanging out with your friends instead of staying at a resort. Teiki & Sina were so accommodating with all of our requests and needs. And the FOOD! How often do you go on a surf trip and come back talking about the food!?!? The food is incredible and they take great care to accommodate literally ALL dietary restrictions. The wave in front of the resort is advanced level and consistent. There are a few more intermediate waves a short distance by boat or scooter. The rooms and beds are so comfortable that I overslept a few mornings!

Review from Ned
Ned
USA
July 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

When I stepped off a private speedboat onto the shores of HTs resort, Teiki (the owner) greeted me with a smile and a ice cold coconut. Over the next week I didn't wear shoes once, got more tubes than in the previous decade, and ate the best food of nearly 2 years exploring Indonesia.

HTs resort isn't a surf lodge: it's a luxury resort on one of the world's most perfect waves. It hits all of the important marks for maximum comfort (icy cold AC, fresh made juice, quiet villas, WIFI, a masseuse, dipping pools) while also maintaining the simplicity that I want when I visit a sparsely inhabited tropical island.

Highlights:
- The food - delicious French/Thai/Indonesian influenced meals served family style
- Access to a speedboat/motorbikes for trips to nearby surf breaks and fishing expeditions
- The vibe: supremely relaxing
- Proximity to the world's best surf. Watch your friends get barreled from the breakfast table.
- The treehouse - sipping coffee at dawn in a hammock with a book.

Bottom Line: HTs Resort manages to provide a level of comfort and service that eludes 99% of Indonesian accommodations. It's unparalleled in its simultaneous appeal to both diehard surfers and their non-surfing partner/family. Next time I'll bring my girlfriend.

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Review from Clair & Marc
Clair & Marc
Australia
April 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had the most amazing time at HT's. The accommodation was perfect, we had a wonderful room with a very comfortable bed and very nice decor. Our window looked straight out onto the surf break and we woke up to it every morning. The food was perfect, full breakfast's, yummy lunches and extravagant dinners. Teiki and Sina were perfect hosts, we never wanted for anything for the whole time we were there. All the staff were amazing, always there to help with anything we needed. It was an incredible week that far outweighed our expectations and we cannot wait to go back. Thank you Ht's!!!

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Number of people: 16
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
WIFI (free)
Babysitting
Daily housekeeping
Laundry
Massage
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Pets allowed
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (included)
Lunch included
Restaurant
Canoeing
Ping-pong
Pool table
Snorkeling
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Additional Fees:

1. Mentawai Tax $75 USD for visiting surfers for 15 days
2. Roundtrip boat transfers: Traveling from Padang to HT's Resort
- For surfers = $350 USD per person *
- For non-surfer = $250 USD per person **

* For surfers - package includes ferry ticket + surfboard luggage and the speedboat service to/from the resort
** For non-surfers - package includes ferry ticket, luggage and speedboat service to/from the resort (no surf luggage)

Extras:

- Laundry $1 per piece of clothing
- Massage $20-$25 USD per hour
- Surf lesson $70 for 2 hours session
- Yoga packages $50 - $150 USD (depending how many days)
- Photography packages $150 - $225 USD (depending how many days)
- Speed boat transfers to other destinations (Macaronis, Telescopes, Greenish, Scarecrows, etc) $100 USD per trip min. 4 people
Villa 1
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

Villa 1:
Is divided into three rooms. There is a front room that provides a lounge area, with a big room up to 2 single beds & a room in the back up to 2 single beds to ideal for groups of friends or single travellers. Each of our villa has 2 bedrooms that are separated. If you are a couple you would have your own private room with a double bed. Can be arranged on request.

Villa 2
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

Villa 2:
Has the same set up as Villa 1. It's divided into 3 rooms. There is a front room that provides a lounge area, with a big room up to 2 single beds & a room in the back up to 2 single beds to ideal for groups of friends or single travellers. Each of our villa has 2 bedrooms that are separated. If you are a couple you would have your own private room with a double bed. Can be arranged on request.

Villa 3
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

Villa 3:
Are designed perfectly for families with a big front room that can take up to 1 double bed & 1 single bed or 2 single beds & a private room in the back for 2 people. If you are a couple you would have your own private room with a double bed. Can be arranged on request.

Villa 4
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Villa 4:
Also provides a front room that has a stunning view to towards the ocean & additionally an extra room in the back to suitable for couples.

All our 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. We would love to welcome everyone to our beautiful paradise!

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Minangkabau International Airport and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • - Nearest Airport: Minangkabau International Airport
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: ? km
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 45 mins
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

We do not have any scheduled surf lessons. If you would like to take surf lessons, we are flexible with times. We will take you to the best waves in the area that suits your ability. You will learn how waves are formed, how weather conditions create the surf & be given the step by step guidance that will have you up & riding the waves on your first day. - Student ratio is 1:4. Duration: 2 hours

Intermediate Surf Lessons

We do not have any scheduled surf lessons. If you would like to take surf lessons, we are flexible with times. We will take you to the best waves in the area that suits your ability. You will learn how waves are formed, how weather conditions create the surf & be given the step by step guidance that will have you up & riding the waves on your first day. - Student ratio is 1:4. Duration: 2 hours

Advanced Surf Lessons

You will learn how to improve your technique, style, manoeuvres and tube riding skills.


Lance's left

Lance's left

Level: Intermediate

Lance’s Left 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.

HT's or Hollow Tree's

HT's or Hollow Tree's

Level: Advanced

Hollow Tree’s, known locally as HT’s or Lance’s Right, in short, is one of the best and most consistent fast, barrelling right to handers in the world and our resort looks straight out over it. You are welcome.

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.

With 10 world to class waves within a short boat or bike ride from our 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.

Cobras

Cobras

Level: Intermediate

Cobra 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.

Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks

Level: Intermediate

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.

Bintangs

Level: Intermediate

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.

Beach break

Beach break

Level: All Levels

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.

Monkeys

Level: Intermediate

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.

The Point

Level: All Levels

A long fun right hander, suitable for all levels, with hollow and flat sections. Just a few hundred meters from HT’s.

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Rain

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Air Temp (°C)

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30°

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32°

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32°

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32°

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Season

May to September is the peak season for surfing. Mar, April, Oct & Nov and 'off' season can be better because of the smaller crowds & more mellow surf. Rainy season is Sept-Dec with heavy rain for 2-3hrs per day but that doesn't effect the surf..


Mentawai Islands Wave Summary

Surfing Mentawais simple has it all, wherever you are staying you will have access to the most consistent surf in the planet. There are over 50 recognised spots and countless others.

The North
The largest island of the chain is Siberut. There is a huge selection of surf at the southern end of this island. The Nyang- Nyang reef points such as the world class left E-Bay and the right, Riffles ,are considered to be some of the most perfect waves in the world. Bank-vaults has now become infamous for one of the best waves around but is only for the experts.

In the same area you will also find plenty of playful less charging waves including Playgrounds, Tikis, Burger World and the fun right-hander wall Pitstops that ends on a sandy beach

Central
This island hosts Telescopes which is a consistent left that can peel for up to 200 metres and is good for almost all abilities. Scarecrows is a short, wedgy left which is best on best on a dropping tide.

In the south of Sipora you will find the well known surf breaks Lances left and Right. Lances Left is super fun and playful with a barrel section in the middle. It's beautiful turquoise water and perfect shape make it among the most photographed waves in the world, and one of the easiest to get barreled.Lances Right on the other hand is shallow, short, and advanced level only.

The South
South are the twin islands of Pagai Utara & Pagai Selatan. One of the worlds most famous waves Macaronis lies off Pagai Utauru. This ultra consistent left is a perfect deep barrel on the first section and then backs off to into a really fun wall.

Further north you have Bommie Peak which is only for the big wave hellmen.

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PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due to the property 60 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 60 days then the property will contact you shortly after you book to collect the balance.

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  • If a customer cancels anytime within 60 days of their check-in date, we will refund the balance to them. If we have not collected payment from them we will just not charge them. There will be no refunds or specific refunds given for early departure from designated charter, bad weather conditions, or poor surf, etc.

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