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Hollow Tree's Resort

Luxury Resort a stone’s throw away from Hollow Tree’s

Hollow Tree’s Resort is just a stone’s throw away from one of the Mentawais premier waves Hollow Tree’s (also known as Lance’s Right). Since it was first surfed by the pioneers of the Mentawais, Hollow Trees has been the poster child of the Mentawais, churning out perfect right-hand tubes for the lucky surfers that make the trip!

Hollow Tree’s Resort allows you to surf this incredible wave with all of the comfort and convenience you would expect from a quality surf resort. The rooms are large and spacious and are seconds away from the beach! Hollow Tree’s Resort is perfect for bringing partners and the family along to experience the magic of the Mentawais!

The Resort

Situated on the remote Sipora Island in the Mentawais, Hollow Tree’s Resort is located within reach of 10 world-class waves, with the standout right-hander, Hollow Trees (Lance’s right) just a short paddle over the lagoon from the bungalows! All the accommodation is scattered along the beachfront of Katiet beach with a total of 8 rooms in 4 stand-alone villas.

The resort also offers the stunning Villa Onu, a 4 bedroom beachfront villa for larger groups and families. A property of this size and quality is unheard of in the Mentawais! Hollow Tree’s Resort allows you to experience the beauty and remoteness of the Mentawai Islands, whilst having all the comfort and service to make for a relaxing and revitalizing trip!

Waves at Hollow Tree’s Resort

Hollow Tree’s Resort has access to some of the best waves in the Mentawais. Right out front is Hollow Tree’s (Lance’s Right), a picture-perfect right-hander that serves up some of the best tubes in the region, watch out for the ‘Surgeon’s Table’ at the end, a shallow reef platform that catches out those who don’t exit early enough! Around the corner, you have Lance’s Left, a long, consistent left-hander working in opposite winds to HT’s.

Cobras is an A-frame peak breaking nearby to Lance’s Left, offering good left-hand barrels. Nearby is Bintangs, a shallow dredging right-hander that on medium swells offers short right barrels and is playful in smaller swells. There are a load more waves to be explored with the surf team onsite, meaning there is always a wave to be found for your level!

Why We Love HT's Resort

World-class Hollow Tree’s on your doorstep. HT’s is one of the best right-hand barrels in the world and should be on every surfers ‘must surf’ list!

The villas are bright, airy, spacious, and beautifully designed. Perfect to come back and relax in after a long day of surfing!

The onsite restaurant’s food. Hollow Tree’s Resort knows how important food is to a surf trip. They really go the extra mile with the quality of food that they serve up!

Ready to surf in the Mentawai?

The Rooms

Hollow Tree’s Resort has designed its villas to reflect the simple life on Sipora Island. All of the interior features have been built using recycled wood or sustainable natural materials. The whitewashed walls and ceiling give the feeling of space and large windows allow natural light to fill the living areas.

All rooms come with their own large ensuite bathrooms with hot water at all times. Air conditioning is also installed in all rooms for your comfort. Every villa also comes with its own swimming pool for you to relax beside and take a dip!

Villa Onu

Villa Onu is unique in the Mentawai Islands. This is one of the only full-sized 4 bedroom luxury villas available in the islands. This is the perfect place to bring larger groups of friends, for families looking for an amazing trip or for couples looking to have complete privacy. With 4 large bedrooms, 2 which look out over Hollow Tree’s, a huge dining area and even a cinema room!

Contact us for quotes for larger groups and special rates!

The Cuisine

Choose something savoury or sweet from the mouthwatering menu, which has been carefully created to reflect the unique flavours of Indonesia. You will also find a wide range of French and Thai dishes, from pasta dishes to tom yum goong (spicy shrimp soup) and pad Thai (Thai-style fried noodles). Lunch and dinner is served buffet-style, allowing you to fill up on as much food as you can put away!

Perfect presentation and service with a smile is guaranteed for everyone who dines at our restaurant. Start your day with coffee, fresh fruit and eggs/bacon, before indulging in a delectable fresh seafood platter or traditional Indonesian dishes, such as Nasi Goreng or Rendang. Conclude your dining experience by sinking your teeth into a scrumptious dessert. HT’s chef, Saka, recommends the crème brûlée.

Activities

When you’re not surfing the perfect waves in the area you have a wide range of activities to try! Guest can snorkel the reefs, hike through the interior of the island, fish (both from land and boats), explore with kayaks, and cruise around the lagoon on the resort’s Stand Up Paddle boards. There is always something to do at Hollow Tree’s Resort!

Yoga

Hollow Tree’s Resort aims to make their yoga classes accessible for all levels with personalised tuition to support even the most experienced yogi! Offering creative Vinyasa flows, dynamic Hatha, and restorative Yin yoga, there is always a style to suit you! Packages can be purchased onsite or prior to arrival.

Getting there

AWAVE Travel and Hollow Tree’s Resort will arrange your transfer from Padang for you! You will be greeted at the airport by the resort staff and transferred to your hotel in Padang for an overnight stay. In the morning you will be transferred to the Mentawai Fast Ferry which will bring you to Sipora. From here you will be collected by speed boat and transferred to the resort. For larger groups, private speedboat transfers can be arranged from Padang!

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Luxury Resort a stone’s throw away from Hollow Trees

Hollow Tree’s Resort is just a stone’s throw away from one of the Mentawais premier waves Hollow Tree’s (also known as Lance’s Right). Since it was first surfed by the pioneers of the Mentawais, Hollow Trees has been the poster child of the Mentawais, churning out perfect right-hand tubes for the lucky surfers that make the trip!

Hollow Tree’s Resort allows you to surf this incredible wave with all of the comfort and convenience you would expect from a quality surf resort. The rooms are large and spacious and are seconds away from the beach! Hollow Tree’s Resort is perfect for bringing partners and the family along to experience the magic of the Mentawais!

The Resort

Situated on the remote Sipora Island in the Mentawais, Hollow Tree’s Resort is located within reach of 10 world-class waves, with the standout right-hander, Hollow Tree’s (Lance’s right) just a short paddle over the lagoon from the bungalows! All the accommodation is scattered along the beachfront of Katiet beach with a total of 8 rooms in 4 stand-alone villas.

The resort also offers the stunning Villa Onu, a 4 bedroom beachfront villa for larger groups and families. A property of this size and quality is unheard of in the Mentawais! Hollow Tree’s Resort allows you to experience the beauty and remoteness of the Mentawai Islands, whilst having all the comfort and service to make for a relaxing and revitalizing trip!

Waves at Hollow Tree’s Resort

Hollow Tree’s Resort has access to some of the best waves in the Mentawais. Right out front is Hollow Tree’s (Lance’s Right), a picture-perfect right-hander that serves up some of the best tubes in the region, watch out for the ‘Surgeon’s Table’ at the end, a shallow reef platform that catches out those who don’t exit early enough! Around the corner, you have Lance’s Left, a long, consistent left-hander working in opposite winds to HT’s.

Cobras is an A-frame peak breaking nearby to Lance’s Left, offering good left-hand barrels. Nearby is Bintangs, a shallow dredging right-hander that on medium swells offers short right barrels and is playful in smaller swells. There are a load more waves to be explored with the surf team onsite, meaning there is always a wave to be found for your level!

Why We Love HT's Resort

A great variety of quality waves for all surfing levels! Explore the island by boat or land to get access to the most remote breaks!

The villas are bright, airy, spacious, and beautifully designed. Perfect to come back and relax in after a long day of surfing!

The onsite restaurant’s food. Hollow Tree’s Resort knows how important food is to a surf trip. They really go the extra mile with the quality of food that they serve up!

Ready to surf in the Mentawai?

The Rooms

Hollow Tree’s Resort has designed its villas to reflect the simple life on Sipora Island. All of the interior features have been built using recycled wood or sustainable natural materials. The whitewashed walls and ceiling give the feeling of space and large windows allow natural light to fill the living areas.

All rooms come with their own large ensuite bathrooms with hot water at all times. Air conditioning is also installed in all rooms for your comfort. Every villa also comes with its own swimming pool for you to relax beside and take a dip!

Villa Onu

Villa Onu is unique in the Mentawai Islands. This is one of the only full-sized 4 bedroom luxury villas available in the islands. This is the perfect place to bring larger groups of friends, for families looking for an amazing trip or for couples looking to have complete privacy. With 4 large bedrooms, 2 which look out over Hollow Trees, a huge dining area and even a cinema room!

Contact us for quotes for larger groups and special rates!

The Cuisine

Choose something savoury or sweet from the mouthwatering menu, which has been carefully created to reflect the unique flavours of Indonesia. You will also find a wide range of French and Thai dishes, from pasta dishes to tom yum goong (spicy shrimp soup) and pad Thai (Thai-style fried noodles). Lunch and dinner is served buffet-style, allowing you to fill up on as much food as you can put away!

Perfect presentation and service with a smile is guaranteed for everyone who dines at our restaurant. Start your day with coffee, fresh fruit and eggs/bacon, before indulging in a delectable fresh seafood platter or traditional Indonesian dish, such as Nasi Goreng or Rendang. Conclude your dining experience by sinking your teeth into a scrumptious dessert. HT’s chef, Saka, recommends the crème brûlée.

Activities

When you’re not surfing the perfect waves in the area you have a wide range of activities to try! Guest can snorkel the reefs, hike through the interior of the island, fish (both from land and boats), explore with kayaks, and cruise around the lagoon on the resort’s Stand Up Paddle boards. There is always something to do at Hollow Tree’s Resort!

Yoga

Hollow Tree’s Resort aims to make their yoga classes accessible for all levels with personalised tuition to support even the most experienced yogi! Offering creative Vinyasa flows, dynamic Hatha, and restorative Yin yoga, there is always a style to suit you! Packages can be purchased onsite or prior to arrival.

Getting there

AWAVE Travel and Hollow Tree’s Resort will arrange your transfer from Padang for you! You will be greeted at the airport by the resort staff and transferred to your hotel in Padang for an overnight stay. In the morning you will be transferred to the Mentawai Fast Ferry which will bring you to Sipora. From here you will be collected by speed boat and transferred to the resort. For larger groups, private speedboat transfers can be arranged from Padang!

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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