Your safely and comfort are the highest priority to Kandui Resort. In 13 years of business, our #1 complaint has been the 90 mile transfer from Padang, Indonesia to Kandui Resort, Mentawai. We have tried everything possible, planes, charter boats, ferries and even sea planes, but nothing has solved the problem. In 2017, we partnered with the Mentawai Fast Ferry. The Mentawai Fast is a 80 foot transfer boat that was specifically created for transport from Padang to the Mentawai. Kandui Resort rents it exclusively for our guests and makes the 90 mile transfer in 3 hours flat. It’s a game changer for transport with 200 plus seats for our guests, A/C, TVs, free drinks, bathrooms and the smoothest ride you will find in Indonesia.
The Kandui Resort Mentawai Fast departs on our scheduled transfer days at 7:30am from Padang and arrives to the resort at 10:30am. The boat then departs Kandui Resort at 1:30pm arriving back to Padang at 4:30pm the same day.
All guests need to arrive to Padang the day prior to departure to the island and spend the night. Kandui Resort management can arrange your hotel reservation and we recommend the Mercure Hotel. The Mercure Hotel is a 4 star hotel located directly next to the harbor that the Kandui Resort Mentawai Fast departs from. Please do not book any flights before 6:00pm on the day returning to Padang from Kandui Resort due to the Mentawai Fast arriving at 4:30pm.*
There is a $295 roundtrip transfer fee for all Kandui Resort guests.
*If you are visiting Kandui Resort during our Shoulder Season (October – March), the Mentawai Fast return arrival time to Padang may vary. Please contact us prior to booking your airfare.