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Ystad, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a long journey to get to get there AND so worth it. Staying at MSR was a dream come true. It is the most beautiful place I have ever been at and waking up looking out at Pitstops almost felt unreal. We were a bit worried before trip about living with no AC but turned out to be no...

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Vere_MSR, General Manager at Mentawai Surf Retreat, responded to this review

Haha! Yes, nothing like hearing "Go! Go!" in the line up to motivate you over the edge. We were all impressed by the improvement in your surfing by the end of your trip....well done!! Thanks for the kind words and positive review. We'd love to see you back again, soon!

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Wow. What a destination. It really is a tropical paradise. Beautiful location, excellent accommodation and even better staff make MSR the only surf retreat to consider when booking your trip to the wonderful Mentawais. The waves were awesome, we scored great surf everyday and had some of the best sessions of my life. The knowledge of the staff was first...

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Vere_MSR, General Manager at Mentawai Surf Retreat, responded to this review

Awesome!! Thanks so much for such a solid review! It's always good to hear that guests have scored...waves and a good time. Thanks also for the compliments on the staff, very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you out here again soon!

Port Phillip, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Remote a lovely location as expected. World class surf spots at 20min boat max. Pitsstops breaks just at the front of your bungalow. Stunning view at the swell and astonishing sunsets from your deck. Food is delightful. Staff is joyful dedicated and passionate. All about surfing!!!

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Vere_MSR, General Manager at Mentawai Surf Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback. Great that you scored some surf stoke!!

Sweden
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My friends are asking me how was my trip. I have no words to describe it. You have to experience it. The waves, the accommodations, the food but above all the staff. They will make you part of the family in no time and in the most natural way. No hypocrisy, just humility. No words to describe the quality of...

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Vere_MSR, General Manager at Mentawai Surf Retreat, responded to this review

We exist purely for surf stoke, and we're so glad that you have experienced that. We're humbled by your kind words and take it all on board with much appreciation. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. See you again soon!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Using the excuse of turning 40 I arranged a trip for a crew of 6 of us to hit MSR. This was the first time any of us had surfed in the Mentawai's. The accomodation and ammenities did not disappoint! What was significantly more impressive than the web site was the proximity to the water / actual Pit Stops break...

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Vere_MSR, General Manager at Mentawai Surf Retreat, responded to this review

That was the biggest and longest birthday party we have ever been a part of!! Haha! Thanks for the great review and if Trip Advisor could allow us to rate guests...we'd give you guys 5 stars!! Let us know if you need a good word to help get that next trip across the line... See you again soon!!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We planned a late season trip to MSR for November 16. We had previously been on an early season trip in March 15 and had great waves so we thought early/late season was a good time to go for low crowds and still good surf. We got what we expected and a bit more! The first half of the trip...

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Vere_MSR, Manager at Mentawai Surf Retreat, responded to this review

So good to hear!! Thanks for the positive feedback. Cheers!

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2016

In a word...YES. I wondered whether going again would be a good as the first, given the first trip was a totally new experience for me. But it was actually better. This may have had to do with being slightly less intimidated by the surf second time around, even though it was much bigger. However, stepping back on the island,...

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Vere_MSR, Manager at Mentawai Surf Retreat, responded to this review

Awesome feedback!! Thanks so much for the great review! So good to hear from returning guests like you and others that we're improving on previous delivery. We're aiming for surf stoke and it sounds like you scored it! Actually...we saw it! Looking forward to seeing you out here again!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2016

With a trip full of mates, all we needed was good waves. We certainly got that, with the added benefit of great hospitality from Brent, Vere and the Pitt Stop team. Thanks to all the team at Pitt Stops for another great trip.

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Another satisfied returning guest! Thanks for the review and positive response, glad to have you as part of the family.

Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was the perfect boys surf trip. Despite some stormy conditions and average swell, Neil and the other guides found us perfect waves every day. When not surfing, the food was plentiful and delicious and the accommodation was great. Will be back!!

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Vere_MSR, Manager at Mentawai Surf Retreat, responded to this review

So glad you scored! You're right, it was a great trip even though the weather didn't hold up for us. Thanks for the great review, and we'd love to host you again!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great staff with a top attitude .surf guides are very knowledgable and took us to the best spots . Great trip only concern was 3 1/2 hour boat trip to arrive at island I would go back again .food was excellent and all staff very friendly

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Thanks for the review Jeremy, we'd love to see you out here again. Cheers,

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CHECK THE WAVES FROM YOUR BED! Each bungalow is just steps away from the surf. With Pitstops right out front, and E-Bay only a short paddle away, scoring perfect surf has never been easier. The Mentawai Surf Retreat consists of three comfortable, secure, and spacious oceanfront bungalows. Each handcrafted bungalow accommodates 2-4 guests, and is designed to soak in the ocean breeze to keep you cool. The Nayng Nyang Lounge a restaurant, bar and Lounge has amazing wave and ocean views. The best place to gather, eat, drink , share photos and watch videos. Over 25 Waves Nearby: No matter the conditions, there is always a wave working nearby. You will have access to some of the best surf in the world. Small Groups: Small resort with an intimate setting, providing the experience of scoring perfect waves with less crowds. Accommodating a maximum of 6-10 guests per stay. ... more   less 

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Address: Nyang Nyang Island, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sumatra > West Sumatra > Mentawai Islands > Siberut
Price Range: $272 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“There's only three bungalows...and they're all very cool.”
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“There's only three and they all have a perfect view of the wave... doesn't matter. Pick a good roommate bc you can't pick a bad room! ”
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