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Budget-friendly quality lodge in the world-famous Playground!

Driftwood Mentawai is a slice of paradise on Nyang Nyang Island in the Northern Mentawai region. Located right in front of the world-class Ebay, the lodge has unbeatable views over the surf spot!

There are plenty of waves for all surfing levels just a short walk or boat ride away! And the expert surf guides will make sure you score the best surf each day!

The Resort

Claiming possibly the best view over Ebay, world-class surfing is right at your doorstep while staying at Driftwood Mentawai! Live the island life with only 11 guests and a wonderful staff willing to provide you with an incredible experience!

Sitting on a stunning island, fringed with quality waves, you will stay in one of the five cosy rooms of the lodge, made with locally sourced materials and decored with traditional Mentawai style. Driftwood offers a Satellite Wifi connection, strong enough for downloading, videochats, and streaming, meaning you can keep in touch whilst you’re away. Rare in this part of the world.

Waves at Driftwood Mentawai

Driftwood Mentawai sits in the ‘Playgrounds’ region in Northern Mentawai. This area has a high concentration of waves for all levels at all times of the year! Steep & hollow barrels, rippable walls, fun-sized waves, there is something for everyone to get stoked on. The Peak season of May -October brings the largest swells, favouring the advanced to expert surfers, with the rest of the year serving up consistent head-high to overhead surf!

Driftwood Mentawai is located in one of the best spots in the region, with the world-class left-hander of Ebay right at its doorstep and the super fun right-hander of Pitstops just around the corner. The island of Nyang-Nyang provides 5 spots within walking distance from the lodge and about 20 more waves within less than a 30-minute boat ride away.

Why We Love Driftwood Mentawai

You get a perfect 190+° view over the surf and can check out E-bay & Pitstops from the deck!

Quality accommodations and delicious food at an affordable price!

The quality and consistency of the surf is unmatched. The area has some of the highest quality waves of anywhere in the world!

Ready to surf in the Mentawai?

Accommodation

Driftwood Mentawai offers beachfront accommodation which combines western comfort with traditional local craftsmanship.
The lodge has a total of 5 bedrooms, all on the beachfront with a direct sea view,  with a maximum capacity of 12 guests. You’ll wake up and go to bed to the sound of the ocean.

The main lodge has two downstair rooms equipped with king-size beds and an extra XL bed that can be converted to a couch. There is also an extra spacious upstairs bedroom with king-size bed. The two brand-new bungalows rise at the water’s edge. Here you can spot 3 different waves from the bedroom window!

All rooms come with luxury cotton mosquito nets, high-end comfort mattresses, personal fans and power sockets. The bathrooms are shared and are fitted with toilets & showers. An extra outdoor shower is available.

The Cuisine

Driftwood’s cooks will provide you with breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks and will make sure to keep your belly full so you’ll have plenty of energy to surf! The lodge serves a combination of Western and Indonesian cuisine, using all the fresh locally grown ingredients available.

Coffee, tea, drinking water & an unlimited supply of coconuts are available for free at any time. Daily snacks & fresh fruit are available in the lodge and on boat trips.

The bar stocks plenty of ice-cold Bintangs and a variety of sodas available at extra charge.

Activities

The Mentawai Islands have a lot more to offer than mind-blowing barrels! Explore the tropical reefs along the islands, go fishing and spearfishing (equipment available on-site), jump on one of the boats and explore one of the many uninhabited Mentawai islands and more!

Yoga

The raised platform of Driftwood, overlooking the home break, is the perfect yoga spot. Yoga equipment is available free to use available at the lodge.
During the peak season, there is a yoga teacher on-site offering free yoga classes.

Getting there

After arriving in Padang, you would have to spend your first night in a hotel and catch Mentawai Fast Ferry the next morning. The ferry departs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and takes around 4-hours to get to Siberut, where Driftwood staff will pick you up to bring you to the resort. Alternatively, for larger groups, private speed boat transfers are available to the resort!

Interested in Surfing the Mentawai?

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Budget-friendly quality lodge in the world-famous Playground!

Driftwood Mentawai is a slice of paradise on Nyang Nyang Island in the Northern Mentawai region. Located right in front of the world-class Ebay, the lodge has unbeatable views over the surf spot!

There are plenty of waves for all surfing levels just a short walk or boat ride away! And the expert surf guides will make sure you score the best surf each day!

The Resort

Claiming possibly the best view over Ebay, world-class surfing is right at your doorstep while staying at Driftwood Mentawai! Live the island life with only 11 guests and a wonderful staff willing to provide you with an incredible experience!

Sitting on a stunning island, fringed with quality waves, you will stay in one of the five cosy rooms of the lodge, made with locally sourced materials and decored with traditional Mentawai style. Driftwood offers a Satellite Wifi connection, strong enough for downloading, videochats, and streaming, meaning you can keep in touch whilst you’re away. Rare in this part of the world.

Waves at Driftwood Mentawai

Driftwood Mentawai sits in the ‘Playgrounds’ region in Northern Mentawai. This area has a high concentration of waves for all levels at all times of the year! Steep & hollow barrels, rippable walls, fun-sized waves, there is something for everyone to get stoked on. The Peak season of May -October brings the largest swells, favouring the advanced to expert surfers, with the rest of the year serving up consistent head-high to overhead surf!

Driftwood Mentawai is located in one of the best spots in the region, with the world-class left-hander of Ebay right at its doorstep and the super fun right-hander of Pitstops just around the corner. The island of Nyang-Nyang provides 5 spots within walking distance from the lodge and about 20 more waves within less than a 30-minute boat ride away.

Why We Love Driftwood Mentawai

You get a perfect 190+° view over the surf and can check out E-bay & Pitstops from the deck!

Quality accommodations and delicious food at an affordable price!

The quality and consistency of the surf is unmatched. The area has some of the highest quality waves of anywhere in the world!

Ready to surf in the Mentawai?

Accommodation

Driftwood Mentawai offers beachfront accommodation which combines western comfort with traditional local craftsmanship.
The lodge has a total of 5 bedrooms, all on the beachfront with a direct sea view,  with a maximum capacity of 12 guests. You’ll wake up and go to bed to the sound of the ocean.

The main lodge has two downstair rooms equipped with king-size beds and an extra XL bed that can be converted to a couch. There is also an extra spacious upstairs bedroom with king-size bed. The two brand-new bungalows rise at the water’s edge. Here you can spot 3 different waves from the bedroom window!

All rooms come with luxury cotton mosquito nets, high-end comfort mattresses, personal fans and power sockets. The bathrooms are shared and are fitted with toilets & showers. An extra outdoor shower is available.

The Cuisine

Driftwood’s cooks will provide you with breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks and will make sure to keep your belly full so you’ll have plenty of energy to surf! The lodge serves a combination of Western and Indonesian cuisine, using all the fresh locally grown ingredients available.

Coffee, tea, drinking water & an unlimited supply of coconuts are available for free at any time. Daily snacks & fresh fruit are available in the lodge and on boat trips.

The bar stocks plenty of ice-cold Bintangs and a variety of sodas available at extra charge.

Activities

The Mentawai Islands have a lot more to offer than mind-blowing barrels! Explore the tropical reefs along the islands, go fishing and spearfishing (equipment available on-site), jump on one of the boats and explore one of the many uninhabited Mentawai islands and more!

Yoga

The raised platform of Driftwood, overlooking the home break, is the perfect yoga spot. Yoga equipment is available free to use available at the lodge.
During the peak season, there is a yoga teacher on-site offering free yoga classes.

Getting there

After arriving in Padang, you would have to spend your first night in a hotel and catch Mentawai Fast Ferry the next morning. The ferry departs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and takes around 4-hours to get to Siberut, where Driftwood staff will pick you up to bring you to the resort. Alternatively, for larger groups, private speed boat transfers are available to the resort!

Interested in Surfing the Mentawai?

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Omar AlJammaz 07/07/22

Trustpilot
Great service. Quick response.

Sue Christy 06/09/22

Trustpilot
Giulia and Awave were great. Highly recommended to others.

Gavin 06/08/22

Trustpilot
James is a legend & will get everything you need for your trip setup & take care of all your needs. It was super easy & he responds to all emails very fast!

Oli 09/05/22

Trustpilot
Everything was perfect!

Garret Cleary 06/03/22

Trustpilot
They were great for our trip to the Maldives. Very fast response times to any questions we had and overall really helpful.

Gadi Haliva 07/17/22

Trustpilot
excellent service all the way . will use this service again

Anthony Luczkow 07/11/22

Trustpilot
James and the team at Awave do great work! Our trip was seamless the whole way through, which is really all you can ever ask for...plus the waves were great

Ray-Mie Nederland 05/30/22

Trustpilot
We booked a trip to Niyama Maldives (13 - 20 May 2022) with Awave.

Before deciding to go to Niyama I had close contact with Giulia about what would be the best resort for that season. Giulia responded almost immediately and gave us good and detailled advice about the surf and of course also about the resort.

We had a great trip! The resort was just prefect as well as the service! Unfortunately the waves were a bit choppy and the wind cross/ onshore, but that's mother nature....... (and May is a very difficult month for the Maldives). We still surfed every day in fun size waves and had a great time.

Would definitely recommend Niyama as well as booking with Awave!

Benjamin Soto 09/13/22

Google
the service we got froma James was excelent. He answer really fast and always willing to help. He provided super usefull information and good tips.

George Nexus 09/14/22

Google
Great communication, fantastic care and attention from James who is very knowledgeable and approachable, and the product recommended to us as an alternative, Ayada, was a real paradise. We had very high expectations and we were really impressed with everything (apart from the the quality of the surfboards for hire). :)
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