October 2-11, 2017
Welcome to our Mentawai Island Yoga & Surf Escape. A remote tropical island, fringed with the most perfectly clear water you will have ever seen. It is a Robinson Crusoe, deserted island surf paradise.
If you surf or not, it is heaven out here.
The Mentawai Islands are world renowned by surfers, not only for the quality of waves on offer here, but also for its consistency with surf. This one 12 hectare island sanctuary can be circumnavigated in just half an hour. Ringed by a beautiful white sand beach, coral reef and crystal clear waters. Looking out over a turquoise lagoon at 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. The resort is influenced by the traditional Mentawai Umas, the bar has been built with the owner/builder’s (John E Ocean) artistic flare and creativity – Built entirely out of recycled timber, and driftwood collected from the surrounding beaches making this resort truly a one of a kind.
Join us for that long awaited journey 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 or two and a boat ride to get here, but the best things in life take a little extra effort.
Sleep and Eat
With more staff than guests Togat Nusa Retreat has the best reviews 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 Indonesian 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 and antique lighting and fixtures left over from Dutch fishing vessels. Togat Nusa is not a fancy luxury resort. It is an eco-resort 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 it with their own two hands, 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/ mysore/ ashtanga/ restorative/ yin classes. If you choose to participate, meditations will be offered in the early mornings. 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 might spend nights of their wave-driven life dreaming to travel and surf here because it is so amazing. Since the early 1990’s surfers from around the globe have been visiting the Mentawai islands to experience untouched rainforest and superb waves. Most spots host mechanical perfection and vary in 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 form 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, a local sanpan (canoe) paddle. Take out an SUP or enjoy a massage on request. Ask us about a local village visit with your camera. 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 own beautiful Mentawai Island
- 2 yoga and meditation classes 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,
$2399 per person
All prices in USD