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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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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

Tatsiana Radchanka 04/21/2024

Google
Amazing surf camp. Felt at home there. Super nice, kind, helpful staff. Any of my requests has been satisfied. Highly recommended!

Charles Viellevoye 03/27/2024

TrustPilot
Very professional team. Giulia is always on and have an accurate answer to all my questions. The boat trip was incredibly well organised. Nothing was missing.

Emily Bullen 04/03/2024

TrustPilot
Professional and Top Notch! From the moment we started planning our trip AWAVE was responsive and professional. We had a lot of back and forth picking the perfect location and resort and James and Giulia were patient and helpful. The resort we stayed at, AYADA in the Maldives, was beautiful and relaxing- great for families and couples! It was perfect for us- we have 1 surfer in the family, he was able to enjoy the waves and we also were able to enjoy the reef and snorkel as a family. Our kids loved the kids club and the private pool on the beach villas was amazing. The alcohol is expensive if you don’t do full board but that is to be expected. Wonderful vacation and amazing travel agency! Definitely recommend!!

Cobus and Jackie Van Aswegen 10/19/23

Google
awesome last minute trip which was well communicated, friendly crew and great surf guide! waves were not the best but we realised at the time of booking that it was end of season. crew could not be more friendly and willing to help all the time - chef prepared a wide variety of food and never any complaints on that front - thanks!!!... we will be back for more!

Steve 10/07/23

TrustPilot
I've used Awave twice ... so far. This is the second time I've used Awave for a trip to the maldives. Stayed in 2 different resorts this time. They've always been incredibly prompt at replying and handled everything for us, making sure the 2 Resorts were in touch to get us transfered half way through our trip. At one of the resorts I even bumped into Giulia and Delia who were out there surfing at the time. There's no doubt in my mind that I'll use awave again if I'm booking a surf trip

Donald Ayres 11/06/23

TrustPilot
Indonesia Surf Trip/ Java/Bali/Sumba - James Colston was my representative from AWAVE - I’m an older solo surfer and James was attentive, respectful, extremely responsive from the initial planning stages all the way through the booking. And he was so patient with all my crazy questions along the way. I couldn’t have been more pleased with James’s level of service. Thank you James

Alex Daish 12/28/23

TrustPilot
Giulia was an amazing person to book with. I was overwhelmed with choices initially, but AWAVE knew their stuff and helped me with my options and even suggested delaying my trip so I could go to a certain hotel which ended up being the best decision I made all year.

Mickey 01/24/24

TrustPilot
Giulia and James were always on line to answer any question or to give an advice. The Ayada resort is perfect both for families or for couples. We did not have waves as the season goes from April to September, but there are plenty options to have fun and good times. Highly recommended both Awave and Ayada.

James 01/30/24

TrustPilot
The AWAVE team are knowledgable and helpful. Giulia is a very helpful and patient person to deal with, and do not worry, you can trust her. I had to delay my trip to Morocco due to unforeseen circumstances and Giulia was very understanding. I have just returned from having a fantastic week at Amouage in Taghazout. Thanks AWAVE!

Omar AlJammaz 03/07/23

TrustPilot
Great travel options, great customer support, simplifying planing process.
Looking forward for my next trip.
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