wavepark-incorporation-of-culture

wavepark-incorporation-of-culture

Not only did WavePark source local materials and labor in the development of the resort, but they also honored the traditional lodging styles of the Mentawais by employing the same construction styles (e.g. rattan instead of nails) and machines that the locals use to build their homes. WavePark bungalows feature photographs of local flora and fauna as well as coconut art, textiles, and sculptures made by artisans in the Mentawais so you can feel absorbed into the local culture. Many of these artworks are available in WavePark’s gift shop so you can support the people directly behind the craft. Perhaps one of the best ways to experience the culture is to sample the local cuisine—lucky for you, Indonesian food is fully integrated into the WavePark menu. Beyond the epic surf you’ll have, it is these subtle cultural characteristics that make a surf trip one to remember.