Mentawai Island Life: Boats, Beaches, Rainbows, & Blue Skies

Daily life in the Mentawais follows the rhythm of the sun and moon, the rise and fall of the tide, and the ebb and flow of Indian Ocean swells.

When there's waves it's crazy busy, when there's not you have time to try to name every shade of blue you're seeing at the beach in front of you.

This photo gallery covers highlights from ten days of Mentawai island living at Togat Nusa Retreat in Sumatra.

Check out the photo gallery below for some of the many highlights of the trip, or click here now to see the complete collection of photo galleries from the adventures - from surfing, to aerial photos, to underwater waves, to astrophotography, to some of the most beautiful tropical beaches on earth.

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Tommy Schultz

Photographer, Writer, & Film Maker

Tommy spent years capturing stories from around the world with his camera. He was inspired by the ocean, working with creative people, and sharing what he had learned along the way. If you're curious how / why he made the switch to being a full-time photographer, just click here.