Kandui Villas

Kandui Villas is a standout eco-friendly surf resort located in the Mentawai Islands, a renowned surf region known for its density of diverse, quality waves. Situated in the Playgrounds area, this premium surf resort offers an immersive experience that combines comfort, adventure, environmental responsibility and direct access to world-class waves. With farm-to-table dining, a variety of leisure activities, and uniquely crafted accommodation, Kandui Villas provides a retreat for surfers and their families or loved ones. 

For surfers, Kandui Villas boasts an unmatched beachfront location, situated in the Playgrounds area with direct access to Kandui Left and Baby Kandui out the front. Within a stone’s throw from this sustainable surf resort, guests can surf other named breaks such as Rifles, 4 Bobs and A-Frames. 

February to November
All Levels
Wellness, Pool, Couple-Friendly, Snorkeling, Family-Friendly, Beaches, Fishing
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Kandui Villas combines luxury with eco-friendliness, offering unique accommodation in twelve hand-carved umas made from local materials. These spacious, double story umas are equipped with modern amenities like high-speed Wi-Fi, air conditioning, hot water, and mini fridges.

Offering versatility for groups or families, each uma features one modern bathroom and two king-size beds downstairs, and an additional king-size bed or two single beds upstairs in the loft area. A commitment to sustainability is underscored by rainwater cisterns supporting each uma.  


At Kandui Villas, guests can enjoy farm-to-table dining that caters specifically to surfers, offering a mix of international and Indonesian cuisines made from fresh, organic ingredients. The two-story restaurant overlooking the swimming pool, sources its ingredients from local seafood and an on-site organic greenhouse. Kandui Villas’ special seafood barbeque nights are consistently a guest highlight, while pizza nights with the newly built pizza oven are just as memorable. 

The resort bar, located next to the pool and game room featuring an expansive deck area, serves a wide selection of drinks, providing a relaxed atmosphere for guests to unwind after a day in the surf.  

Surf Kandui Villas

Kandui Villas, nestled in the Mentawai Islands’ Playgrounds region, is a premier destination for surfers of all levels. Recognised as one of the best surfing locales globally, it features the famous Kandui Left directly in front and Rifles just a short boat ride away. The resort boasts a versatile fleet of surf boats for accessing various surf spots, ensuring guests of all levels find suitable waves at their own pace. Each surf boat is equipped with a drinking water dispenser, a cooler with snacks, shaded canopies and comfortable padded seats for guest convenience.  

With comprehensive amenities like surf guides, surf photographers, surfboard rental and larger vessels for adventures further afield, Kandui Villas is always one step ahead when it comes to delivering the ultimate Mentawai Islands surf trip experience. 

Kandui Left

Kandui Left isn’t for the faint-hearted. It’s one of the heaviest waves in Indonesia, fast, hollow and shallow. This is an Incredible freight-train wave out the front of Kandui Villas, with big, heavy barrels and long sections on good days. Here, there’s potential to get the best barrel of your life. Kandui Left likes a SW swell and E/SE winds on a mid to high tide.

Baby Kandui

A very mellow, playful left hander. Baby Kandui is great for beginners and long boarders, or a relaxed session for more advanced surfers looking to refine their skills or trial a new board or fin set up.


This novelty right hander, perfect for longboarders, runs down the side of a tiny sand island. A super scenic spot suitable for all levels, just a 5-minute speedboat ride from Kandui Villas.

Playgrounds Area

With more than 20 waves in close proximity, this extraordinary and scenic area of the Mentawai Islands is considered a surfer’s haven.

All waves are accessible within a 30-minute speedboat ride from each other and Kandui Villas, and work on different wind, tide and swell conditions. This means you’ll always find somewhere to surf in the Playgrounds area, no matter the conditions.

Surf breaks in this area include Rifles, Hideaways, Beng-Beng, E-Bay, Burgerworld, Bikinis, Bankvaults, 4 Bobs, Nipussi, Pitstops and more.

Non-Surf Activities

Kandui Villas offers a wide array of non-surfing activities ensuring guests never experience a dull moment. Alongside premium facilities like a swimming pool, bar, games room, gym and yoga studio, and wellness spa, the resort also offers high-speed internet, flat-screen TVs, beach volleyball, billiards, ping pong, snorkeling, SUPs, kayaks, island-hopping excursions, beach bonfires, board games, and a vast library of books. 


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