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Kandui Resort, hands down, offers the best surfing experience on the planet. With a remarkable 70% return guest rate, it's clear that their guests keep coming back for a reason. Here are some compelling reasons why Kandui Resort's guests choose them year after year: There's only one Kandui Resort, and it's where surf dreams come true.

Kandui Island boasts a surf experience like no other. With over 15 waves right on the island, there's something for everyone. From the world's top barreling waves like Kandui Left and Rifles to the playful breaks of 4Bobs and Karangbat Left, nothing compares to this surfer's paradise. Plus, within a 30-minute boat ride, there are 30 more waves waiting to be conquered. But it's not just about the waves; it's the Kandui vibe and atmosphere that make it unique. There's an indescribable magic about this stretch of beach that keeps guests coming back for more.

The Umas, built in traditional Mentawai style, offer the perfect balance between Western comfort and Mentawai charm. Clean, spacious, and equipped with modern amenities like air conditioning, fans, and high-speed internet, they ensure a restful stay. They offer shared Umas for families, couples, or solo travelers, and for those seeking exclusivity, exclusive Umas are available.
The local Mentawai staff plays a vital role in the Kandui Resort experience. They are some of the friendliest, warmest, and most down-to-earth people one will ever meet. Kandui Resort is proud to employ nearly 100% local Mentawai staff, and their genuine hospitality is a highlight for all guests.

All Day Ray Wilcoxen, the heart and soul of Kandui Resort, has been at the helm for almost two decades. His unwavering vision is to put guests first and create an unparalleled surf vibe. Ray's extensive travel experience before joining Kandui Resort gives him unique insights into what guests want and don't want. At Kandui Resort, the goal is to ensure you get surfed out, and we make it happen. With 2-3 30-foot Mentawai canoes and dinghies/jet skis, they transport you to the best surf spots. The daily boat trips are included in your rate, and there are unlimited opportunities to catch waves.

Many underestimate the beauty of the Shoulder-Season (October – March). While other parts of the Mentawais face onshore winds and rain, the Playgrounds region, where they're located, boasts offshore reef passes that offer overhead surf with great conditions. Light crowds and fantastic weather make it the Mentawai's best-kept secret, perfect for those who enjoy fun overhead surf, barrels, and turns without the massive, intimidating waves of the in-season.
In-Season (April – Sept) is the peak of the Indian Ocean SW swell season. This time of year, the surf rarely drops below head high, with 1-2 swells per trip that truly get your adrenaline pumping. Whether you're chasing barrels at Kandui Left and Rifles or looking for fun waves at Karangbat Left and 4bobs, the in-season offers something for every surfer.
Kandui Resort boasts direct beach access to the most wave-rich location on the planet. With over 15 waves on the island and 30 more just a short boat ride away, every surfer's dream becomes a reality here.

Kandui Resort's Restaurant is where it all comes together. The menu blends Western and Indonesian cuisine seamlessly, providing high-quality, healthy meals that keep you energized for the surf.The Kandui Restaurant is the place where surf stories are shared, and friendships are forged. It's also home to the best happy hour in the Mentawais, with free Bintangs every afternoon on the 4Bobs floating dock.

When you choose Kandui Resort, you're not just choosing a surf destination; you're choosing a piece of surf heaven. They look forward to sharing the stoke with you, whether it's your first visit or a return to your surf family at Kandui Resort.