October 2-11, 2017
We have a new concept here at Santosha Society. A Mentawai Island “Friends” Trip on remote tropical island, fringed with the most perfectly clear water. It is a Robinson Crusoe, deserted island surf paradise getaway like no other. Whether you surf or not, it is heaven here. We will have a blast, do a little yoga, surf, snorkel and enjoy the tropical atmosphere. There will be no schedule. No agenda. Just fun, relaxation, and waves.
The Mentawai Islands are world renowned by surfers. It is not only famous for the quality of waves on offer here, but also the consistency. This 12 hectare island sanctuary can be circumnavigated in just half an hour. The island is ringed by beautiful white sand beaches, coral reefs and crystal clear waters. Looking out over the turquoise lagoon ion the front of the island you will find Scarecrows, a long left hand wave that peels around the fringing reef, just one of the many waves in the area. This resort is a little different. It is situated a little further away from the main island. The structures on the island were built entirely out of recycled timber and driftwood collected from the surrounding beaches making this resort truly a one of a kind. Its more sustainable and eco-friendly than anywhere else out here.
Join us for that long awaited trip to paradise. This is a private, tropical island sanctuary perfect for those looking to escape, relax and unwind, with amazing waves and daily yoga. It may take an extra flight and a boat ride to get here, but the best things in life take a little extra effort. I guarantee you will be glad you came.
Sleep and Eat
With more staff than guests, Togat Nusa is the best reviewed retreat in the Mentawai Islands. The hospitality, the service, the food, the location – it is all outstanding. With an emphasis on locally sourced fresh vegetables, fish, fruit and meats, as well as home baked breads and pastries, our experienced chef combines traditional and western recipes to create the most delicious meals.
Four traditionally inspired Bungalows are each uniquely designed using recycled timbers and driftwood. Each bungalow is setup to accommodate 2 people, for a total of 8 guests on the island at any one time. All have private bathrooms with running hot water and fans to help stay cool with Wifi in the main living area. The funky interior design incorporates hand built custom furniture, antique lighting and washed up fixtures from olf Dutch fishing vessels. Togat Nusa is not a fancy luxury resort. It is an eco-retreat with a friendly family feel. In fact, we feel honored to have been invited by the legendary kind-hearted souls who have built and run this sanctuary, John and Ainsley Ocean.
Our yoga is themed around the yin and yang elements of life. Kori Hahn will guide you through a daily yoga and meditation session. The Yoga schedule includes a variety of vinyasa/ hatha/ ashtanga/ restorative/ yin /yoga nidra classes. Since this trip is not for beginner surfers, there will be a surfer focused yoga for the common surfer complaints. We have four different yin yoga for surfer sessions aimed to release and relax. If you choose to participate, meditations will be offered in the early mornings just before the boat leaves. Our focus with all yoga practice is to reset your body and mind to a state of peace and zen.
So you like to surf? Every surfer not only knows of the Mentawai Islands, but dreams to surf. Since the early 1990’s surfers from around the globe have been visiting the islands in search of the untouched rainforest and superb waves. Most spots host mechanical perfection and a large variety of intensity, making this region suitable for surfers of all abilities. We are Situated on Pitojat Island, off the northern end of Sipora Island. There are a number of world class breaks we will have access to, all within a short boat ride of the Island. We have compiled a brief glimpse of some well-known surf spots close by with many more secrets around us.
Getting here is an adventure in itself. You will be amazed and rewarded by the people, scenery and way of life in this remote part of the world. Aside from all the surfing, sunrise/sunset yoga and meditation classes, there is a host of other things to do on the island. You can go beachcombing, fishing, snorkeling, swimming, local sanpan (canoe) paddle, take out an SUP or enjoy a massage on request. But honestly, lets admit it, the hardest decision you have to make for the week is whether to surf, sleep, eat or play.
“Waking up in the serene jungle setting, birds singing up the sun. Breakfast overlooking a perfect left, and rushing out to find myself out there alone wave after wave for hours on end! Ahhhh, barrels and surfing till u cant surf no more!!! Then when your arms turn to jelly snorkeling over the most breath-taking underwater garden of corals and tropical fish….. Watching the sunset during a relaxing walk/shell collecting around the island” ~ Belinda Baggs ~
“I don’t know that I have ever truly been happier then I was on this island.” ~ Zani Roberts ~
“A secluded tropical island with Perfect white sand, hermit crabs everywhere, swaying palm treed and a cheeky monkey to keep everyone entertained. Accommodation is stunning – unique and comfortable, food variety and amount was epic. Cruizy relaxed atmosphere and amazing waves.” ~ Carter ~
WHATS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
- 9 nights accommodation on our beautiful Mentawai Island
- 1 yoga and meditation class a day, all levels
- 3 meals per day + smoothies, juices, coconuts and healthy snacks to keep you satisfied.
Note: We can cater for your dietary requirements and preferences.
- Transfers from your Arrival at Padang airport out to the island and back
We are using the Mentawai Fast ferry for transfers from Padang, it takes about 3.5 hours
- Daily transfers to local surf spots
- All island activities, Snorkling, SUP, Village Visits,
$1999 per person
All prices in USD