The Mentawai Islands are renowned worldwide as a surfer’s paradise and the reason is simple: the incredible abundance and variety of waves, unmatched anywhere else on Earth. There are left-handers and right-handers, rippable walls and perfect barrels, easy waves for beginners, challenging waves for experts, and everything in between. This is, without doubt, one of the world’s foremost surfing destinations, with a practically limitless range of waves.
A tropical island, the Mentawai is enjoyable all year long. However, the preferred time to visit is during the drier season (bigger wave season), from March to October, there is occasional rain like the standard tropical weather. Blessed with an average annual temperature of 30°C (86°F), Mentawai has a tropical marine climate, with ocean winds that average out annually to a breezy 3.1 meters per second. The island enjoys relatively mild dry and wet seasons. From November to February, the wet season (with smaller waves). Weather can be a bit unpredictable. Still, on average, you will get mostly sunny days and refreshing nights.
You can surf Mentawai the whole year round. The bigger waves happen between May and September, March/April/October/November. We could say that we have middle-size waves and from December to February, smaller size waves but still fun and totally surfable.
There are more than 13 surfing spots around the island reachable by boat and in the bay, at our beach, there are three breaks.
Passing through the gates of Awera, you leave the real world behind. Our Mentawai boutique resort is an oasis of sustainable luxury, where local traditions and timeless beauty combine with the highest contemporary standards of comfort.
A private oasis, our ten exclusively furnished villas, each with its own private infinity pool, juxtaposed between jungle and sea, combines stunning views, curated works of art from local craftsmen, spacious bathrooms, and luxury linens just a few steps away from the Indian ocean. Our Villa rates include 3 delicious a la carte meals and all soft drinks, snacks, coffee, tea and coconuts.
Awera Resort Coccü gastronomic proposal brings the experience of eating to a journey in which all the senses intervene. The restaurant serves up an avant-garde cuisine that combines methods and local ingredients from our native culinary tradition with international elements to offer our guests a multi-sensorial experience in each dish.
Coccü is a high-class restaurant inside Awera Resort, one of the most exclusive boutique resorts in Indonesia. It is totally designed for the private use of our guests, except Friday nights when we open 4 spots (one table) for non-guests.
Captivating at any time of day, and even more so at sunset, our outdoor Coccü Beach bar offers a relaxing setting and a range of smoothies, international wines and hand-crafted cocktails. The ideal spot to relax and meet other wandering souls after a day of adventure.
Surfing, more than simply an activity, is a feeling, a lifestyle and a passion. At Awera Resort, we would love to show and convey this passion and feeling to you.
We offer surf lessons for complete beginners as well as advanced surfers. Our expert instructors use a range of teaching methods to help you improve your surfing, from offering support and guidance in the water when you’re getting started to filming your session and analyzing the footage with you in the evening over a drink.
Our beginner wave, located just a few meters away outside of our restaurant, is the perfect spot to take your first steps. Where necessary, we use our boats to find the best spot and tide in the area.
Awera Resort Spa is an intimate space with a finely-tuned menu of treatments. Put yourself into the hands of our experienced professionals to rediscover your inner wellbeing. Relax and let yourself be pampered and immerse yourself in our imaginative treatments inspired by various Indonesian cultural traditions.
The hands of our alchemists translate beauty into bodily shape. This is a space that reinterprets the essence of the human aesthetic, a shelter where physical materiality is enhanced with products and treatments of the highest quality. Our Spa allows everyone to pamper themselves with a well-deserved treatment.
Dive in and leave the world behind in our outdoor pool, situated between palm trees and surrounded by the splendid panorama of the garden and the Mentawai jungle. Our heated pool is equipped with massage jets, a jacuzzi and neck massagers for profound relaxation with every soak.
Awera Resort yoga sessions are designed to be a sanctuary for the body, mind and soul. You’ll be entranced by the fragrances of the cool sea breeze and wild local flora as you breathe. Join us every morning to energize your soul, and then loosen up and relax at the end of the day.
Our yoga studio welcomes yogis from first-timers through to experts. Two free sessions a day, surrounded by breathtaking views, inspire moving meditation like nothing else. Sessions in the shala are truly enlightening and the ultimate way to go in search of your Zen.
Explore the Mentawai natural and ancestral heritage, rich jungle flora and fauna, or sail and snorkel the Indian ocean experiencing all the archipelago has to offer.
Awera Resort is an unparalleled setting to slow down and be at one with yourself. Enjoy like never before cinema, live music, or photography.
Explore bold native flavors and local exotic fresh ingredients while learning, practicing and tasting modern Mentawai & international cuisine.
The owners are Aimar and Karla, a young couple from San Sebastian who decided to create a project that would combine their two passions: traveling and surfing perfect waves. It all started when Aimar and Karla booked a holiday to Indonesia.
Due to some last-minute changes, Karla wasn't able to make it, so Aimar had to go on his own. Once there, Aimar decided to go to a surf camp on the Mentawais for ten days, and he fell in love with the place: virgin islands, crystal clear water, white sand, perfect waves for every level, but also a beautiful paradise for non-surfers and families.
He decided to extend his stay for another 10 days and gather as much information as he could for his new and sudden project. As soon as he came back to Spain, he told Karla all about his plan and they slowly started to build a small resort.
Awera Resort opened its doors 6 years ago, and every year they have made some great changes until it has become one of the most exclusive resorts on the Mentawais: with a private pool and chilling area in every property, menu a la carte, spa, and many more services.