So you have booked with Botikresort Mentawais and now you have to arrange your flights to arrive in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia.
Once you have done this, please contact us to let us know via e-mail your flight information.
We suggest you search for flights with your local travel agents, they will be able to help but remember that you can always contact us for any questions you may have.
There are three different airports that our guests normally arrive from to get to Padang: Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Medan.
If you are coming from Australia, you might want to check www.garuda-indonesia.com for flights all the way to Padang flying through Jakarta. Also www.airasia.com has flights to Padang going through Kuala Lumpur.
If you are coming from anywhere in Indonesia you might want to check www.garuda-indonesia.com, and Lion Air website (www.lionair.co.id). These companies have flights from anywhere in Indonesia to Jakarta and then Padang. If coming from Nias, you can fly through Medan also with Lion air.
Some of our guests fly straight from South America, especially Brazil. We strongly suggest two great companies with really good promotions, www.qatarairways.com and www.emirates.com. Both Companies arrive in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta (Check www.garuda-indonesia.com and www.airasia.com for connecting flights to Padang).
When flying from the West coast of the United States you might want to check www.china-airlines.com, www.jal.com, www.koreanair.com and www.cathaypacific.com. These companies have great deals, specially China airlines and Korean. You might also want to look into www.singaporeairlines.com to fly with the best airline in the world on board its non-stop flights from LAX to Singapore.
Once you have reached the airport in Padang, our representative (UCHO) will be there to take you to our meeting point or Hotel if you need to stay the night before the speedboat journey to Botikresort.
If you are going to stay in Indonesia for no longer than 30 days, all you need is to get a tourist visa at the airport once you have entered the country.
It costs 25 USD. Please contact the Indonesia embassy in your country of origin to ask for more information if you need.
If you are intending to stay longer, you will need a 60-day visa from your country of origin.
You can also enter Indonesia with a 30-day tourist visa and extend for another 30 days at the immigration office.
When you leave the country you will have to pay an airport tax of 150.000 Rupiah (around 15 USD).
Make sure your passport has at least two pages free, so you don’t get hassle at the airport.
The day before departure is better to settle the bill for alcohol (if you have consumed any) and pictures if you are interested in buying any so we don’t have to rush in the morning of departure.
The chartered speedboat is there at 6 am to take your group back to Padang so you can be there around 11 in the morning.
Our representative in Padang will be there to pick up the group and make the necessary arrangements to take everyone back to the airport or to a Hotel in case their flights leave only the next day.