Join Salti Hearts for a surf, yoga and fitness retreat in the Mentawais

After two years of running popular Bali based retreats, in 2018 Salti Hearts are expanding their Saltiness and offering a brand new surf, yoga and fitness retreat in The Mentawais!

With a love for travelling, surfing, yoga and new adventures, Salti Hearts founder Yeni Canelon is thrilled to invite intermediate surfers for a trip of a lifetime, surrounded by like-minded women, natural beauty and the comfort of a luxury resort.

Considered to be one of the most consistent and diverse surfing destinations on the planet, this is the perfect holiday for those looking to escape, relax and unwind. Plus you’ll get to take your surfing to the next level on the most amazing waves, practice yoga daily with an ocean view and meet other wonderful and inspiring women from around the world.

“The most important thing to bring to the retreat is lots of positive energy and an open heart. Be ready to have the best time ever in the water, on the mat, and with your new girl friends”


Salti Hearts

Taking place 11th-21st October 2018, read on for more on this heavenly retreat…

The Resort

The Resort is one of the most beautiful in the Mentawais, located on the small tropical island of Simakakang, 15 minutes away from the main port of the archipelago. This secluded island is surrounded by white sandy beaches, magnificent coral reef, turquoise waters, lush tropical vegetation and perfect waves for all surfing levels.

The resort accommodates both surfers and non-surfers and is therefore perfect for families and all surfing levels (beginners, intermediates and expert)

To make sure you get the most out of your trip, we have a maximum of 9 surfer ladies on the retreat. Plus the Resort has a max-12 surfers policy, meaning the lineup will be never be crowded.

Getting There

The Mentawai Islands are relatively easy to access. It just requires a few more steps than the usual destinations…but totally worth it!

Reaching the Resort is a 3 step trip: 1. Getting to Padang, 2. Getting to the Mentawais (usually 3 hours by Mentawai Fast ferry), 3. Getting to the Resort (15 minutes by our private boat). Same on the way back.

The Waves

Between April and October the Islands get constant swells. Waves are mostly in the three to six foot range depending on the spot. 70% of the waves in the Mentawais can be accessed within 1 hour by speedboat from the resort with some of the best ones located right in the backyard. The variety of waves suiting all levels its amazing, this is one of the main reasons why we love the location of the resort:

Tikus, a forgiving though rip-able uncrowded left hander, is 5-10 minute walking distance from the resort and it is suitable for all levels, including beginners.
Telescopes (just 10 minutes away), Tikus, G4, Hookers, Icelands, Ombak Tidur, Suicides, Twiggies, Scarecrows and Seven Palms are the most regularly surfed by the guests.
Playground area and HTs are reachable at an extra charge.


Yoga is practiced everyday lead by Yeni at the beautiful Yoga Shala, just a few steps away from the ocean. The Yoga classes are open to all levels, allowing you to discover or deepen your existing practice. The Yoga Shala offers a tranquil and nurturing setting to inspire and make your holiday as relaxed as can be.

Extra Activities

Extra activities on this beautiful island include diving (for beginners and experienced divers), stand-up-paddle-boarding, snorkelling in the crystal clear warm water (snorkelling around the resort or sign up for an excursion) jungle trekking and more.

The Surf, Yoga and Fitness Package:

  • A twin room costs USD $2,350 / £1,750 per person. What’s included:
  • 9 nights accommodation on the most beautiful resort on the Mentawai Islands
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Mercury hotel in Padang
  • 2 surf sessions a day (transfer by boat)
  • 1 yoga / meditation practice a day
  • Yoga Matt + block + bolster + strap
  • 3 fitness sessions lead by Yeni
  • 3 delicious healthy meals a day; served buffet style and unlimited drinking water/tea/coffee Note: dietary requirements and preferences catered for
  • Mentawai Fast ferry transfers from Padang airport out to the island and back
  • Welcoming ceremony
  • Daily photo and video analysis
  • A copy of the footage to take away with you
  • All island activities, snorkelling, SUP and daily trekking
  • Mentawai surf tax
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Salti Hearts signature Goodie bag; includes; Salti Tee + organic lip balm + sticker pack + beach sarong + reusable water bottle
  • Closing ceremony

This 11 day Salti Hearts x Mentawai Island retreat is taking place 11th-21st October 2018 but spots must be booked by 10th Feb. Book one of the 9 exclusive spots now!