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Rote Island Surf Lodge - Nemberala, Timor. Indonesia


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At Rote Island Surf Lodge our mission is to offer you more than just accommodation and food. Our wish is to create a little sanctuary of peace to allow yourself to fully let go, relax and enjoy the moment and its beauty. We are a Lodge that operates in respect and harmony with the environment and local community while working our way more and more towards a sustainable and self-sufficient lodge.


Far off the beaten track, Rote Island has its own exotic and distinct character, with clean pristine beaches, raw landscapes, epic waves and lush coral reefs to explore. It’s a remote oasis where animals still roam free and tourists don’t overcrowd the island, perfect for travelers looking for adventure and an escape from the crowds.


Rote Island Surf Lodge is located on a hill, minutes away from the beach. All suites feature an ocean view.


Private lodgings with stunning ocean view.

Simple, earthy Indigenous architecture with tasteful touches to make you feel at home in the wild.


  • Traditional Thatch Roofs
  • Open air Bathrooms with solar heated showers and dry compost toilets
  • Balcony
  • Forest and Ocean views
  • Rotes vibrant sunsets views


Pride Rock suite

  • Ideal for 2 people
  • Queen sized bed
  • There is a private bale which can be transformed into an extra bedroom.
  • Outdoor panoramic toilet is something you will not forget.


Palm Suite

  • Ideal for 2 people
  • Queen sized bed
  • The possibility of 2 extra sleeping spaces.
  • The outdoor shower is a spiraling unit of its own.


Old Farm House Suite

  • Ideal for 4 people
  • one double bedroom
  • one bedroom with two single beds


Our menus are balanced with the season, our garden and the local community. Since we make everything from scratch using fresh ingredients to create a variety of healthy dishes we are able to meet everyone’s needs. We specialize in vegetarian meals, but if requested we are happy to prepare seafood and occasionally can try to catch a wild pig or chicken for you on request. Please do make sure to inform us about any special dietary needs before you come.



Rotes many amazing surf breaks are attracting people from all over the world, from the famous Besialu Reef (T-land) to Sucky Mamas and Boas wave.

The surf season starts as the trade winds turn offshore from April to November. During the trade wind season (April to November) the island is very dry with little or no rain. The trade winds are very consistent, making every day offshore in Nemberala. They are blowing the strongest in the month of June, July and August. The wave is working with all kind of winds, from light to strong wind. From June through August/September Rote is a swell Magnet. The swell in the shoulder season March/April and October/November arrive less consistent but some big days are not unusual. It is a good time to enjoy Rote with a great variety of waves and less crowd. The shoulder season provides ideal conditions for other islands and the spots around Nemberala.  


Other Activities

  • Yoga classes
  • Boat adventures to other islands
  • Coral reefs Motorbike exploration
  • Spearfishing and fishing (with own equipment)
  • Snorkelling trips
  • Diving Mangroves walks
  • Mangrove Canoeing
  • Stand up paddling
  • Trekking in the remote hills and forests
  • Lake excursion
  • Massages
  • BBQ under the stars
  • One night camping adventure on uninhabited island
  • Off road island safari



Nearest Beach: Nemberala: 3km 

Nearest Surf Break: Besialu Reef (T-Land): 3km 

Getting Here


Airport transfer available for extra cost.


Bali – Kupang – Rote

Lion Air flight at 8:55am OR 11am flight with Garuda

15:10 flight with Wings air from Kupang to Rote

15:40 pick up at the airport

60 minute drive to Rote Island Surf Lodge


Rote – Kupang – Bali

The return trips has two options:

1) Taking the morning ferry on the available dates*** to make the afternoon connection flight with either Lion air or Garuda.

Note that on stormy/ windy days this ferry can be canceled leaving you the only choice of flying an unplanned day earlier with Wings air at 4.10 from Rote to Kupang (unless you are free and able to change your return date from Kupang to Bali and extend your holiday)

2)Taking it easy and without any risks – deciding to spend a night in Kupang on the return day. This allows you to take the afternoon wing air flight from Rote to Kupang and the morning flight from Kupang to Bali the next day.


Important information for option 1***

To get back in one day via ferry you can only choose to fly on the following days of the week: Mondays, Wednesdays,   Thuesdays, Fridays or Sundays


Kupang – Bali

Lion air 4.20 Pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays

Garuda 1.30 Pm on Thursdays


From Nemberala:

Coming from the harbor go into the main road to Baa and take the first right after the big archway. After 5min driving up the hill, you arrive in Ambore village.



Open from March till end of December

10 Day Surf Package (2 person)

PRICE: 2300€ for 2 people

If you are coming for a surf trip we will make sure you will get the most out of it! If Father Ocean agrees with wind, tide and waves an estimation of 20 surfs is possible.



  • Airport Pick up from Bali to The Temple Lodge
  • Enjoy 2 Nights at the Temple Lodge
  • Return Flight Tickets to Rote
  • All Airport Transfers From and To Surf Resort
  • 6 nights Full board at the Surf Resort
  • 1 Motorbike with Surf Rack for 6 days
  • Overnight Stay in Kupang at a Hotel (meals not included)



Luggage allowance with Garuda Airlines Bali – Kupang 20kg

* Surf Boards are usually allowed for free but this can be subject to change

Luggage allowance with Wings air Kupang – Rote 10 kg extra weight is very cheap, 1,5$ per Kg

*Surf board to be paid extra ca. 13€


Accommodation Prices

1 Person (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner): 160€

1 Person (only Breakfast): 125€


2 Person (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner): 200€ 

2 Person (only Breakfast): 170€


3 Person (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner): 265€ 

3 Person (onliy Breakfast): 205€


4 Person (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner): 330 €

4 Person (only Breakfast): 243€ 


*We have our own boat. The prices include also the boat to Besialu Reef (T-land) 2x per day



Yoga classes for 7,50€/ 90 min class.

Airport transfer: (4 people): 18,50€ one way

Surf lesson: from 30€

Surfguiding: from 30€

Surfboard rental: 7,50€ per day

Motorbike with board rack: ca. 4,50€ per day.

The prices in our lodge are per night. If you stay more than two weeks we give a discount of 20%. 


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