An island full of surprises and adventure

While Rote Island is renowned within a small group of surfers, willing to go off the beaten path to find perfect waves, there is more to Rote than just the surf. Once an island with the highest number of Kingdoms on a single island, the Rotenese clan culture is still evident in today’s society with several local dialects and traditions that follow these ancient roots.

Just like the variety of languages and clans, Pulau Rote is home to a varied landscape, from mountainous areas to plateaus, mangroves to oceans, making it an island with much to offer. While visiting Boa Vida, take the opportunity to go fishing with locals, explore the island interior, or even learn to dive. Rote is an island full of surprises and waiting to be explored. 

Experience Rote From the Water 

Sailing Trips 

Experience Rote Island’s beautiful coastline whilst guided by an experienced sailor atop one of the island’s best boats.

Witness a variety of the island’s hidden beaches and surround yourself by turquoise waters while you sit back and relax.

Catch your dinner 

Fishing trips 

Experience amazing GT action from Bo’a Vida’s very own cliff edge only two steps away from the villa, or take a boat out to deeper water for chance of landing Baracuda and Spanish Mackerel.

The waterways, bays and nearby islands offer excellent fishing adventures, so if you are a keen fisher, don’t forget your gear. Here, anglers of all levels can appreciate a wide variety of species, such as Dog Tooth Tuna, Wahoo, Giant and Bluefin Trevally, Barracuda, Spanish mackerel and many more.

A slower way to explore


Explore one of Indonesia’s most beautiful ecosystems and kayak your way through the dense mangroves with an experienced tour guide.

Witness crystal clear waters and listen to the birds and wildlife, as they come alive when you paddle through one of the island’s best-kept secrets.

Head beneath the waves


Become a qualified diver or go on a diving tour and experience Rote’s best marine life. See manta rays, dolphins and whale sharks up close or swim the shallow reefs using one of our snorkel sets.

With a dedicated dive center on Rote, we can arrange anything you need whether your an experienced and qualified diver, or you are looking to make your first discovery dive. 

 A little secret 

Kitesufing and Windsurfing

Just a 5 minute drive from Bo’a there is a beautiful white sand bay, called Kite Beach.

This beautiful white beach is stretched across the bay and provides excellent conditions for kite and windsurfing during the months of July and August especially, when a constant South East wind hits the coast. It’s a little known secret where you can experience amazing kite conditions, in tropical water all to yourself. 

During the other months of the year, it is a beautiful place to swim and relax under the shady trees. It’s definitely not one to miss!

Inland trips

Discover life away from the water

From arid and rocky terrain to dense greenery and hilly plains in-land, you will see the variety of landscapes across Rote Island. With such a beautiful coastline, you can stop by at any secluded beach and enjoy the clear waters for a swim to cool down, or simply enjoy the sight of local animals running wild and watch the friendly people waving from their traditional villages along the way.