West Sumatra – Situated almost directly on the equator, our travels in this region take us to various groups of islands, the Mentawai Islands, the Telo Islands, Nias and the Banyaks and the coast line of Banda Ache, all of which are located off the west coast of Sumatra.
The region provides an unmatched water paradise with empty beaches, dive spots and fishing, all available in complete privacy if you wish.
West Sumatra charter passengers fly into Padang (PDG) via Jakarta (on Garuda, Lion Air or Tiger Air), Kuala Lumpur (on Air Asia) or Batam (on Citilink). Upon arrival in Padang, our ground crew will be waiting for you and arrange luggage collection on your behalf and escort you to an air conditioned mini-van or vehicle (depending on group numbers arriving at any one time). As we prefer afternoon arrival, the transfer is direct to the Harbour where after about an hour’s drive through the region (subject to traffic) you will be welcomed aboard Ratu Motu. If you have to arrive with any overnight accommodation, there are two Hotels of choice – The Mecure Padang (4 star) and Aerowisata Premier Basko Hotel.