FAQs to improve your trip to Awera Resort in Mentawai

HOW TO GET HERE

WE CAN ACCOMPANY YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY HERE AND BACK

Guests who hire our transport service will be picked up straight from the airport and taken all the way to the Resort. And at the end of your trip we’ll take care of the journey back, making sure you arrive on time for your flight.
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Arrival at
Padang Airport

To get to the Mentawai Islands, there is only one point of entry: the airport in the city of Padang.

Once you’re there, our staff will pick you up and take you to your hotel for the night.

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Fast Ferry from Padang
to the Mentawai Islands (Tua Pejat)

The day after you arrive at the airport we’ll take you from your hotel to the city’s port, where the Fast Ferry leaves for the Mentawai Islands, three hours’ journey away.

The ferry departs at 7am on Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays and 6am on Mondays. We always advise our guests to arrive in Padang one day before the ferry departs.

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Transfer from Tua Pejat to
Awera Resort

Once in Tua Pejat, guests will be picked up by our staff and transferred via speed boat to the Resort, which is a ten-minute journey away.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
Included
  • Transport from the Mentawai Fast Ferry stop in Tua Pejat to the Resort.
  • Accommodation in our villas.
  • Three main meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and any snack or soft drink you would like, at any time of day.
  • As many trips as you want on our boats to the nearby surf spots.
  • Use of the private beach, and of the chill-out and games areas.
  • Wi-Fi connection in the main building.
Not included
  • Additional activities.
  • Accommodation in Padang and transport to Tua Pejat (ask for more info on our arrivals and departures service).
  • Alcohol drinks.
  • Photography service.
  • Personal accident insurance.
  • Mentawai government surfing tax of 80 USD.
SAFETY

The Mentawai Islands are an unspoilt paradise far from the mainland. For that very reason, it’s important that you read the following advice when preparing for your trip, in order to make it as safe as possible:
Illnesses:

There is no major issue in the Islands with a specific illness or disease. However, we advise our guests to consult their doctor or travel clinic in their own country.

Tsunamis:

The Mentawai Islands are situated in an area subject to seismic activity. In the event of an earthquake and possible tsunami, there is elevated terrain within a few minutes of the Resort, easily accessed via the evacuation route (you will be provided with a map of the route). We also have in place a warning system that alerts us immediately to potential disasters. In the capital of Tua Pejat they are fully prepared to deal with such situations, equipped as they are with satellite alarms, medical equipment, and satellite phones to communicate with the navy and the government.

Satellite telephone:

We have satellite phones located at various points around the resort, should we need to make an urgent call.

Medical insurance:

We would strongly advise all our guests to take out travel medical insurance. You can take out a customised policy to meet all your travel needs through Awera Resort itself.

SOCIAL COMMITMENT

The island of Awera is ten minutes from the capital of Tua Pejat, and thanks to tourism has been one of the area’s principal sources of wealth since the 1990s. At Awera Resort, we hope to continue contributing to the island’s and the region’s prosperity with a style of tourism that respects the local culture and environment.
Environmental Commitment:

We are directly and actively involved with local government, helping to establish new regulations regarding environmental protection.

Awera Resort is committed to recycling 100% of our waste. With this aim in mind we have developed a recycling protocol whereby different materials can be separated out and classified accordingly, then deposited at the appropriate waste recovery plant.

We have also installed a system for collecting rainwater and we encourage the use of biodegradable products.

Social Commitment:

In a bid to create wealth in the region we are committed to hiring local people from the island, particularly those who are most in need, such as single mothers.

We are likewise committed to supporting the local school with additional funds to ensure a long-lasting and productive partnership with the local community. We want all children in the surrounding area to have access to decent basic education.

Awera Resort is a long-term project that seeks to become a creator of opportunities for the islands’ inhabitants.

Contact us!

Send us an email and we’ll be delighted to answer any questions you have.