At Kingfisher Resort we offer a wide range of activities, with an emphasis on utilising the natural resources and cultural aspects unique to the Mentawai Islands. Your time at Kingfisher 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.
For the easy-going angler, the tropical waters of Sipora offers brillant conditions for fishing. Most of the surf breaks around the island are accessed via boat, so in between surf sessions our guests often drop a line and catch something for dinner. In the evenings especially, we trawl on the way home using two lures behind the boat to catch Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Tuna, Wahoo, different kinds of Trevalo and other exotic fish. Our team provides the boat and all fishing equipment, though these are mostly basic, so serious fishermen are encouraged to bring their own gear.
We are very fortunate to have a wide choice of fantastic snorkeling sites with warm, crystal clear water close to the resort. Directly in front of the resort is a key hole offering amazing sites of live coral and teeming wild life. Alternatively, you can take a short bike or boat ride to discover a diverse collection of hard and soft corals which provide a home and feeding ground for schools of vibrant reef fish, shellfish, anemones, giant clams and turtles.
TREKKING AND BIKING
Kingfisher Resort is situated on Sipora island, home to various wild jungle tracks. Go for a trek through the lush Mentawai greenery or take a bike ride and go discover your own private beach. A jungle trek will take you through the local villages, the closest one being about 5km from the resort. There you can immerse yourself in a completely unique culture, or test your skills in the volley ball court - the local kids are always keen for a game.
YOGA AND THAI MASSAGE
The best way to start your morning is with a yoga session to get your body ready for a day in the surf. And when you get tired from surfing perfect waves, you can enjoy a Thai massage to relax those muscles. We have a professionally qualified yoga instructor and masseuse at Kingfisher to provide lessons and classes. *Not included in package.
Under the guidance of talented local Mentawaian wood carvers and weavers, you can design and create your own piece of artwork. Make a unique souvenir for friends or family whilst getting to know the people who call Sipora Island their home. *Not included in package.
DIGITAL CORNER AND POOL TABLE
For those who like to stay connected with the outside world, we have a digital area with free high-speed satellite internet, 24/7 wifi, a big screen projector, DVD player and a sound station. In the evenings after dinner, we like to screen the daily selection of photos from our guests’ surf sessions while everyone enjoys a Bintang beer. We also have a pool table for entertainment where some big tournaments go down, normally when the waves are on the small side.