Located at the surfing mecca known as the Playgrounds of the Mentawai Islands, home to some of the greatest surfing waves on the world, rests the Kandui Villas. The resort was designed to provide surfers and their families with a luxurious destination to return to after days spent surfing, and with spacious rooms and opulent facilities, the end result has certainly met the bill. Today, the Kandui Villas are more than just a home base for adventurous surfers, it is a haven of relaxation in and of itself, where guests can choose between big waves or lazy days spent basking under the inviting Indonesian sun.
The resort house's twelve luxury umas, a traditional form of Indonesian architecture composed of traditional timber, palm, stone, and thatched alang roofs. They feature shaded porches, gardens, private open-air bathrooms, ceiling fans, air conditionings, and mosquito nets. All umas have two king-sized beds downstairs, and either a single king sized or two single sized beds placed upstairs. The interiors feature hand carvings of various Mentawai animals, and all the furniture is made of local hardwoods.
Three individual umas are combined into a single structure that is perfect for families and groups travelling together.
The nine individual umas are set along the beachfront garden, offering both privacy and stunning views.
While the resort is specially geared for surfing excursions, its on-site facilities ensure a relaxing and enjoyable stay for guests. From recreational activities at the game room to a fitness center, to the resort’s expansive swimming pool, there are no shortage of activities for guests to enjoy while away from the waves. The spa and art center also provide the opportunity for relaxation, both physically and spiritually.
The resort has an assortment of boats such as a speed boat and longboat that can carry guests to any one of the two dozen plus prime surf spots near the resort.
The air-conditioned gym and exercise room features state-of-the-art workout equipment with two tread mills, an exercise bike, free weights, a multi-exercise machine, a multi-exercise cable machine, an exercise bike, pull up bar, jump ropes, an inversion table, and exercise balls. The upstairs space is great place to practice yoga, with mats available on hand for practitioners.
A great place to relax, the Game Room is located behind the pool deck and offers a Billiards table and Ping Pong table.
An onsite gallery featuring artwork that captures the beauty of surfing and waves, many of which were produced by renowned painter and surfer Robert Heeley. All works on display are for sale, giving guests an opportunity to take home a beautiful souvenir with them.
Guests can enjoy traditional Indonesian therapeutic massages, performed with oils produced from homemade, raw coconut oil.
Covering a space of 25 by 18 meters, the resort's swimming pool is one of only two on the Mentawai Islands. It is surrounded a wraparound deck and water flows over its infinity edge into the large kiddie pool, which is surrounded by a large stone deck.
The resort contains a centrally located communal area that features a restaurant and bar. Both establishments feature expansive menus, ensuring guests can find a dish or drink that satisfies whatever current craving they may hold.
This resort’s spacious, two-story restaurant is located directly adjacent the swimming pool. With a menu comprised of not only fresh, local seafood, but also Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, American, and Indonesian dishes, tourists seeking leisure and surf alike will leave with spirits refreshed and cravings satisfied. Barbecues are also popular at the resort. Organically-grown vegetables are sourced from a massive green house on the property.
A massive indoor-outdoor structure, the resort's bar serves a wide selection of cold beers, spirits, mixed drinks, and even wine and champagne. It is connected to the outdoor Palapa structure, where guests can lounge on sofas while enjoying beverages and chatting with friends or partners.