During your stay on Kandui, home will be one of only 8 “umas”, traditional thatched houses built in the traditional Mentawai style by local Mentawaian craftsmen. Each is clean, spacious, comfortable, and offers an unparalleled view to the waves, ocean, and islands that surround the resort. Hand-woven vaulted ceilings and the natural design features provide a sense of adventure and culture while the interior design features provide a feeling of home. Each traditional “uma” is identified by a unique Mentawai name.
Kandui’s restaurant and bar is the main congregation area, the heart of the resort, and our most prized structure – Kandui Restaurant and Bar was built from the ground up virtually by hand. It’s design principles follow the local traditions and customs and every inch of this area has been meticulously detailed to provide a sense of barefoot luxury.
Indulge in the flavors of the Mentawai. Each day the resort’s chef prepares a variety of food with an emphasis on the succulent seafood caught by local fisherman and our guests. Sit back and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our restaurant – which serves some of the tastiest food in Sumatra in front of one of the most idyllic settings possible.
There is also a set schedule for meals so you don’t have to wonder what time you eat. Lastly, your visit will have as many barbeques as possible; nothing is tastier or more satisfying than having a bbq with your close friends on a remote, tropical island with perfect waves reeling in the distance.
Do as much or as little as you like. The landscape and activities available in our area are extraordinary and varied. There are things to keep you totally busy or you can practice the fine art of doing nothing at all. Here is a short list of our most popular activities:
- Bocce Ball
- Table Tennis
- Jungle or Beach Volleyball
- Board Games
- Satellite TV with Big Screen TV
- Visit a Local Village
- Jungle Cruise
- Cultural Tours
Your time on Kandui is your own, whether you’re surfing, snorkeling, fishing, lounging, visiting local villages, or participating in one of our unique cultural tours – there is something for everyone. Couples can reserve a beach for the day and enjoy a romantic picnic together. Relax, read a book, play in the warm, inviting equatorial waters, this area is beautiful – enjoy it!