Remotely located on the beautiful island of Siniai in the South Mentawai Islands, the newly refurbished Macaronis Resort offers a first-class experience for surfers and their entire families.
Prices from: $2016 AUD – 8 days / 7 nights all inclusive
We take care of everything, so you can score world-class surf, choose from heaps of activities, and relax in luxurious facilities during your amazing trip to surfers paradise. From the transport to dining, we will ensure you are well looked after, so you can kick-back and take it all in.
Macaronis Resort is situated on the edge of picturesque Silabu salt water lagoon, just across the bay from the legendary Macaronis wave. Tidal movement keeps the lagoon clean and cool to swim in, with magnificent sunsets that occur over the lagoon at the end of each day.
Macaronis Resort also features a large lagoon-style swimming pool with massage gazebo, spacious paving, gardens, and pool-side sun loungers, and is situated on the edge of picturesque Silabu salt water lagoon, just across the bay from the legendary Macaronis wave. Tidal movement keeps the lagoon clean and cool to swim in, with magnificent sunsets that occur over the lagoon at the end of each day.
Local seafood, steaks, vegetarian options, Western, and Indonesian food are all prepared fresh daily with the best ingredients. The resort always has a foreign chef supervising catering operations while our specialist Indonesian Chefs prepare a comprehensive hot and cold breakfast buffet daily, two course lunch and 3 course dinner (or BBQ buffet). As fishing and spear fishing is a favorite past time, our chefs will also prepare your catch in any style you like at no extra charge.
The third floor of the main building offers 360 degree views over Macaronis Bay and the surrounding coastline. Binoculars are available to get a close up view of the surf, and the video camera sends live footage of the surf at Macaronis to all TV’s in the building (in rooms and on big screen in bar). This means you don’t even need to get out of bed to check the surf!
Indulge in a blissful spa treatment offered by one of our professional massage therapists. Trained in Bali at Jamu Spa school. The Spa offers a variety of traditional massages, skin treatments, manicures, pedicures & more. Massages start at Rp 135,000 (about AUD $15) and take place in the pool-side massage gazebo.
16 well-appointed guest rooms elevated 8m above sea level each has an ensuite bathroom, large 4m out door veranda, 32 inch flat screen TV, DVD player, Sat TV channels, AC, complimentary Wi-Fi internet, with proper thermal and acoustic insulation providing maximum comfort and privacy for guests.
The Bar and Restaurant, located on the first floor offers a variety of beers, snacks, and mixed drinks, also with a 50 inch wall mounted flat screen TV with live international sports channels (Rugby, AFL on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), International news channels, HBO etc. The Bar and Restaurant also has billiard table, table tennis and iPod docking station. The restaurant is staffed by our friendly food and beverage staff who standby from 06.00am – 11.00pm every day to look after your needs.
Our menus offer a variety of healthy modern cuisine that is focused on providing plenty of energy for long hours in the water, while our bar menu offers a variety of hot and cold bar snacks.
2 SUP’s, 2 sea kayaks, 2 soft top surf boards, fishing tackle and diving equipment (including three quality spear guns) is available from the office at no extra charge.
As of May 2013, 8 new Firewire Surfboards are available for hire. Full day use AUD 25, half day use AUD 15 or AUD 10 per session.
Macaronis, more commonly referred to as Macas, is a mechanical left-hander that has been described by many as being the most high performance wave in existence.
In glassy or off-shore conditions 4 – 6 second barrels are manageable from the takeoff, while the inside section is a bit like a skaters half-pipe where you can do countless numbers of Rio’s, tail-slides, floaters, airs, cut-backs and anything you can dream of.
Macas is such a fun wave to surf even in onshore conditions, and is one of the few reef breaks in the world that continues to break well in all tides. Macas holds from 2 – 8 feet and technically doesn’t get any bigger than this; it just becomes hollower and rounder, and when it gets big it is sometimes referred to as ‘Mini Chopes’.
The greatest thing about Macas is its consistency, and that it breaks slightly different at each stage of the tide with varying West – South swell directions. But ideally SW ground swell is best for the wave to line up like a machine all the way down the reef. Macas is surfable all day long in a variety of on-shore and off-shore conditions, in fact some actually prefer Macas to have a slightly on-shore SW breeze on it, as it makes the wave so damn fun and rippable.
In 2003, Waves Magazine conducted a survey poll of 50 of the world’s best surfers and industry figureheads in order to rank the world’s best waves purely for their enjoyment value. Macas ranked 1 in the world in that survey. In fact 76% of all surveyed, “goofy and natural footers agreed; Macaronis is the funnest wave they have ever ridden” (Waves magazine, December 2003 edition).
Local Tip: Keep a watchful eye on the line up, you may find only a couple of guys surfing it to themselves around midday. Also keep a look out for storms passing by, they may turn the surf to crud for 15 – 45 minutes as they hit, but once everybody gets out of the water there will probably only be a couple of guys left sharing the off-shore conditions that follow.
One of the most amazing waves to surf in the Southern Mentawai region. Macas may be the most predictable and ‘funnest’ wave to surf in the Mentawais, while Greenbush has become known as one of the most mesmerising; the tube is very open and on the correct swell direction it is very makeable.
Regular visitors class this wave as a true gem; it works on a solid South swell, big high tides and East – North winds. If you would like to score this wave, time your trip on a new or full moon. This is definitely a tube ride you’ll never forget. Not too shallow, very photogenic, and an excellent wave for those willing to charge.
Silabu is surfable on all tides and is ideal for guests that are seeking a mellower left-hander with no crowds. It is an excellent wave for those just starting out surfing reef breaks, or for those who would like to surf with just a few people in order to find their feet and boost their confidence level before heading out at Macas.
Generally with just a few guys in the water the atmosphere is mellow and you can take as many waves as you like, expending more energy than at Macas too because you need to do a bit more paddling here. Silabu is more protected from the southerly wind than Macas, and as Macas can begin to turn on-shore mid-morning in SE trades, Silabu Left can remain off-shore for another hour or so. It also handles a Southerly side shore breeze quite well and still can be super fun in these conditions.
Although not that long, it is a fun wave to have close by located on the other side of the headland, meaning boat guests never surf here, as it is too remotely located from Macaronis (we go through the tidal lagoon to get there). So long as Macas is breaking 3-4 feet or bigger, Silabu should be also breaking and empty.
Macas Right becomes a quality wave in a thick South swell with Northerly winds and a medium to high tide. It is not surfed or photographed often and basically just sits in the background of Macaronis, being the main focal point that people come to visit.
Macas Right is often at its best when Macaronis and Greenbush are also firing, and therefore it often is ignored. So if you would like to surf on your own whilst staying at Macaronis Resort or just with a couple of others, be different, and go surf the right on a North wind and South swell, you will be surprised with what you find.
Another option for those seeking a long mellow, uncrowded right hand wave is the Bat Cave. This wave breaks for a few hundred meters down the edge of a tiny deserted island that is also a great spot to have a swim, partake in cliff jumping or do some snorkeling. Bat Cave picks up a lot of swell and can be bigger than Macas being more exposed to the open ocean, especially if there is a bit of westerly direction in it.
The wave occasionally dishes up a little cover up and offers long racy walls, but generally it is a point break with sections; definitely need some paddling fitness when it gets bigger. Bat Cave is a great location that has fun long waves and is equally as appealing for non-surfers to take in the spectacular surroundings and have a picnic on the deserted beach.