We know planning a trip can be stressful, which is why we’ve provided all the information you need to prepare for your visit to ALAIA MENTAWAI. From flights to transportation, and even a comprehensive packing list, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at the travel info below to ensure you arrive at ALAIA fully prepared.
HOW TO GET TO ALAIA
Travel and Transportation Info
To get to Alaia, you need to fly to Padang airport in West Sumatra.
Most common flights to get to Padang are via Jakarta or via Kuala Lumpur. Book your arrival flight one day before your check-in at Alaia, and book your departure flight one day after your check-out date.
Hotel in Padang
Due to the ferry schedule, you will need a nights stay in Padang either end of your Alaia Dates. We can help booking rooms for you with corporate rates.
Private Speed Boat
We organise private speed charter boat upon request.
This option is the quickest transportation between Padang - Alaia. Approximately 4 hours boat ride.
Once you arrived at Padang airport, our padang logistic team will take care of the rest of transportation for you. You just need to arrive to Padang airport.
Transportation Cost includes airport and hotel Pick up/ Drop Off, Return Ferry tickets with a 15kg board bag surcharge, porter at harbour.
Ferry harbour to Alaia
Once the ferry arrived at Mentawai / Siberut, you will meet with our boat drivers. They will handle luggage, once jump on our boat, it will be about 1 hour boat ride from Siberut to Alaia
2 all-round boards, and depends on the forecast 1 step up, 1 small wave
Leashes,Fins and Wax
Regular leashes, Spare fin sets, Warm / Tropical Wax, Fin screws for long boarders.
Board shorts / Swimwear
3-4 board shorts, or tons bikinis, Rashguard / Surf Shirt, Sunhat / Surf Hat, Sunglasses, Waterproof bag
Sunscreen, After suncare
Tons sunscreens, zink, after sincere goods
First Aid Kit
Hydrogen Proxicide, Guaze, Water proof film bandages, Antibiotics gel for cuts, Antibiotics tablets, Pain Killer, Repellent Spray
Cash(IDR), Credit Card
Tips or purchase local surveniers only accepted by Cash in IDR. Bar tab can pay by CC or Bank Transfer IDR Rupiah Cash
3-4 T-shirts, 2 Shorts, 1 long sleeve shirt, 1 long pants
Passport, Travel Insurance
Also recommend to keep Copies with emergency contact.
UV Repair Kit and repair tape
For emergency surfboard repairs
Sandals for walk around on the island, Beach towel (optional), Beach Pareo (Optional)
Power plug Type C
indonesian Plug Type is Type C, 220V, 50~60HZ
External Hard Drive / SSD
For who are interested in purchasing surf photo package.
To joint trip, Travel Insurance is mandatory.
Please make sure purchase a insurance that covers emergency evacuation, Emergency medical costs.
Good to have flight upgrade option as well in case you need comfortable seat to travel back.
TRAVEL INSURANCE COMPANIES
We know these days a lots of flights does not accept longboards. Don't worry we have some longboard rentals available at ALAIA for our guests.
Available sizes are from 9'0 to 9'6'
mostly PU single fin. If you are thinking about rental one of our longboards, please contact us for availability. However we do not have much spare leash codes, please bring your own leashes and wax.
up to 11 nights /US$250 per board per person.
up to 21 nights / US$400 per board per person.
Not includes repair or replacement fees.