Rote Island

The deserted white sand beaches, unique mangroves, uninhabited little islands, intact coral reefs, diverse marine life and world-class waves are some of the features that make Rote Island a small paradise on earth.

Rote has two distinct seasons: wet and dry. During the dry season (May – September), the sky is nearly always clear with regular trade winds coming from the southeast with cooler temperatures. The wet season (November – February) sees some rainfall, especially during December and January, and temperatures start to rise. In between the seasons, there are light variable winds and very pleasant temperatures. Mosquitoes are a rare occurrence due to the arid climate of Pulau Rote.

Rotenese people are very friendly and helpful. The island itself is also very safe, giving you the benefit of sleeping freely without any worries. They are mainly of Christian faith and religion plays an important role in their lives.

The local economy in Rote is characterized mostly by farming of lontar plantations and seaweed for cosmetic purposes. Fishing and animal rearing are also popular, hence the frequent sight of pigs, goats and cows roaming the island freely.

Rote’s food culture is generally based on local organic produce. Fruits and vegetables are bought at the local markets and supplied by local farmers. Meat and fish are usually bought directly from the local fishermen.

All in all, Rote Island offers you an exciting tropical getaway, which unlike many other destinations across Indonesia, is still remote and unexplored. So come join us and see the magic for yourself. Rote is truly a small paradise on earth waiting to be discovered.