The Office is set up as our communication center to the outside world. It has two computers for people to browse the internet, a phone service to make calls overseas without having to use the Satellite phone, safety deposit box, and money changing service. Everything you have in your office at work. We also have a small gift shop area to purchase extra t-shirts, souvenirs, and other types of trinkets at the end of your stay.
The resort currently uses a variety of ways to stay in touch with the outside world. Most guests prefer to bring their own laptops, tablets, or smart phones. However, in an emergency situation we suggest guests friends and family to contact our office in the United States.
Kandui Resort's internet is as good as you can get in the Mentawai Islands, which isn't saying much unfortunately. It is definitely not as fast as you get at home, can be inconsistent at times, and frustrating but most of the time we're able to do the basics and Skype calls are possible in the early mornings.
As a benefit to our guests the internet is 100% free so you can have the option of staying in touch with your family, friends, and the office.
We encourage most people to use their personal laptops in their umas if you'd like to get online. If you don't want to bring along a laptop there are a few computers at the resort available to check surf reports, send e-mails, and make phone calls.