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Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort

Luxury Resort overlooking the world-class waves of Simeulue!

Simeulue Island is a remote island, located 150km from mainland Sumatra, Indonesia. The area has become famous for its uncrowded point breaks, beach breaks, reefs, and off-shore islands. The Peak, the most consistent wave on the island, is right in front of Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort and viewable from all its rooms and common spaces!

The resort provides you with access to surf, marine, and jungle adventures and gives back through initiatives that achieve positive social, environmental, and economic impact in the Simeulue and Banyak landscapes.

The Resort

Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort is an all-inclusive ecologically minded surf resort located on Simeulue Island, in the Aceh province in Northern Sumatra.

There are a number of communal areas for guests to enjoy. The Joglo, a large open area made from traditional teakwood, is where all meals are enjoyed. This is also equipped with a projector for movie nights, a stereo, comfortable sofas, bean bags, board games, and books! There are two bar tops for dining, a fire pit for bonfires, a 9 hole pitch-and-put golf course, a volleyball court, and a swimming pool.

Wi-Fi is available in the dining area and the resort also offers 4G sim cards for purchase to keep you connected if needed.

Waves at Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort

Situated in the Doldrums just above the equator, Simeulue is well exposed to swells and not affected by trade winds as much as other areas of Indonesia. This means winds are most often light, gifting favourable conditions for surfing. This makes Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort a year-round surf trip destination.

Simeulue has a spot for all swells and winds with enough variety to keep all abilities happy! There’s a pleasant vibe in the line-ups and a lot of secret spots to be discovered with the resort’s surf guides!

April-October is the prime season for surfing here (same as Mentawai) with numerous 6-10ft S-SW swells.

Why We Love Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort

Everything is included in your stay! From airport transfers to all meals, free scooter usage and assistance of the knowledgable surf guides!

Unbeatable views over the Peak, the most consistent wave of the island!

Uncrowded world-class surf right at your doorstep!

Ready to surf in Sumatra?

Rooms and Villas

The Bungalows and Villas are constructed from up-cycled materials, re-incorporating traditional antique structures. Here guests can relax in comfort and style, knowing that the resort has taken every precaution to minimize our ecological impact.

All rooms come with a private semi-outdoor bathroom, ceiling fan, A/C, and mosquito nets, allowing you to relax in comfort and privacy. Antique wood and bamboo thatched roofing provide a cosy, yet tropical feel. The rooms have a patio/outdoor veranda that faces the garden, golf course, and the peak, making it easy to choose the best times to surf.

A pair of two-story villas, fully equipped with A/C, kitchens, refrigerators, lounge rooms, ceiling fans, and mosquito nets are available for private groups and families looking for bigger spaces.

The Cuisine

Refuel at the buffet-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Start your day right with freshly ground coffee, tropical fruits and juices, smoothie bowls, homemade bread, crepes, vegan pancakes, and free-range eggs! A variety of traditional Indonesian rendang curries, nasi goreng, and fresh fish will keep you fuelled for those afternoon sessions! A blend of local and western-style meals are made with ingredients grown and sourced locally, often from Mahi-Mahi’s own organic community garden.

Unlimited coconuts are available all day at the cafe along with fresh fruits, juices, and smoothies. Each afternoon taste the daily freshly baked cakes, slices, and other treats the chefs whip up using Mahi-Mahi’s organic raw chocolate.

Activities

Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort offers many activities on top of surfing: SUP, fishing, birdwatching tours, snorkeling, motorbike riding, island hopping, waterfall, riverwalks, Sinabang food market and pitch-and-put golf course and volleyball court. You can also participate in turtle conservation and other activities focused on promoting sustainability!

Yoga

Enjoy complimentary yoga at the resort to stretch those sore surfing muscles! Yoga is a good option for non-surfer alike, and for those looking to escape into a slower pace of life filled with surf, yoga, and healthy living.

Getting there

You would need to fly to the international airport in Medan, KNO, Indonesia (either via Jakarta, Bali, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, or Bangkok). On arrival in Medan, you take a 1-hour flight to Simeulue Island with Wings Air. It may be necessary to stay overnight in Medan depending on the time of your flight arrival.

Interested in Surfing Sumatra?

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Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort

Luxury Resort overlooking the world-class waves of Simeulue!

Simeulue Island is a remote island, located 150km from mainland Sumatra, Indonesia. The area has become famous for its uncrowded point breaks, beach breaks, reefs, and off-shore islands. The Peak, the most consistent wave on the island, is right in front of Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort and viewable from all its rooms and common spaces!

The resort provides you with access to surf, marine, and jungle adventures and gives back through initiatives that achieve positive social, environmental, and economic impact in the Simeulue and Banyak landscapes.

The Resort

Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort is an all-inclusive ecologically minded surf resort located on Simeulue Island, in the Aceh province in Northern Sumatra.

There are a number of communal areas for guests to enjoy. The Joglo, a large open area made from traditional teakwood, is where all meals are enjoyed. This is also equipped with a projector for movie nights, a stereo, comfortable sofas, bean bags, board games, and books! There are two bar tops for dining, a fire pit for bonfires, a 9 hole pitch-and-put golf course, a volleyball court, and a swimming pool.

Wi-Fi is available in the dining area and the resort also offers 4G sim cards for purchase to keep you connected if needed.

Waves at Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort

Situated in the Doldrums just above the equator, Simeulue is well exposed to swells and not affected by trade winds as much as other areas of Indonesia. This means winds are most often light, gifting favourable conditions for surfing. This makes Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort a year-round surf trip destination.

Simeulue has a spot for all swells and winds with enough variety to keep all abilities happy! There’s a pleasant vibe in the line-ups and a lot of secret spots to be discovered with the resort’s surf guides!

April-October is the prime season for surfing here (same as Mentawai) with numerous 6-10ft S-SW swells.

Why We Love Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort

Everything is included in your stay! From airport transfers to all meals, free scooter usage and assistance of the knowledgable surf guides!

Unbeatable views over the Peak, the most consistent wave of the island!

Uncrowded world-class surf right at your doorstep!

Ready to surf in Sumatra?

Rooms and Villas

The Bungalows and Villas are constructed from up-cycled materials, re-incorporating traditional antique structures. Here guests can relax in comfort and style, knowing that the resort has taken every precaution to minimize our ecological impact.

All rooms come with a private semi-outdoor bathroom, ceiling fan, A/C, and mosquito nets, allowing you to relax in comfort and privacy. Antique wood and bamboo thatched roofing provide a cosy, yet tropical feel. The rooms have a patio/outdoor veranda that faces the garden, golf course, and the peak, making it easy to choose the best times to surf.

A pair of two-story villas, fully equipped with A/C, kitchens, refrigerators, lounge rooms, ceiling fans, and mosquito nets are available for private groups and families looking for bigger spaces.

The Cuisine

Refuel at the buffet-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Start your day right with freshly ground coffee, tropical fruits and juices, smoothie bowls, homemade bread, crepes, vegan pancakes, and free-range eggs! A variety of traditional Indonesian rendang curries, nasi goreng, and fresh fish will keep you fuelled for those afternoon sessions! A blend of local and western-style meals are made with ingredients grown and sourced locally, often from Mahi-Mahi’s own organic community garden.

Unlimited coconuts are available all day at the cafe along with fresh fruits, juices, and smoothies. Each afternoon taste the daily freshly baked cakes, slices, and other treats the chefs whip up using Mahi-Mahi’s organic raw chocolate.

Activities

Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort offers many activities on top of surfing: SUP, fishing, birdwatching tours, snorkeling, motorbike riding, island hopping, waterfall, riverwalks, Sinabang food market and pitch-and-put golf course and volleyball court. You can also participate in turtle conservation and other activities focused on promoting sustainability!

Yoga

Enjoy complimentary yoga at the resort to stretch those sore surfing muscles! Yoga is a good option for non-surfer alike, and for those looking to escape into a slower pace of life filled with surf, yoga, and healthy living.

Getting there

You would need to fly to the international airport in Medan, KNO, Indonesia (either via Jakarta, Bali, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, or Bangkok). On arrival in Medan, you take a 1-hour flight to Simeulue Island with Wings Air. It may be necessary to stay overnight in Medan depending on the time of your flight arrival.

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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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