Surfing in Mentawai

If world-class waves you're in search of, look no further than the Mentawai Islands off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. Strong rip currents and sharp corals don't deter brave surfers from breaks like Telescopes, where the waves can grow up to ten feet tall and can stretch as long as two football fields.

The largest of the islands, Siberut, is a lush tropical rainforest. The other islands, like North Pagai and South Pagai, and are dotted with resorts catering to adventurous singles, couples, and families. What a beautiful place to escape to!