The bungalows and villas that make this oasis were carefully crafted with the utmost consideration for the island’s natural environment. Out of the 66 acres, 9 acres were cleared for construction and then restored and offset with native vegetation from the surrounding islands. Besides the concrete and nails, all of the materials and labor used to construct the resort were sourced within the Mentawai islands. All of the buildings incorporate passive solar design so you can keep cool in your bungalow after surfing Rifles for three hours under the Indo sun. The high ceilings, open ventilation, large overhangs, and adjacent vegetation minimize sunlight penetration into the rooms while allowing natural breezes to keep the rooms cool and reduce energy consumption.