Indonesia: Savu & Rote
Luxurious, comfortable villas in traditional Indo style in unspoilt area, placing you directly in front of T-Land surf, with family friendly packages offered.
The Indonesian archipelago boasts the most beautiful waves in the world. But surfing destinations are often over-crowded as a result of their own success. Due to its independence from Eastern Timor in 2002, Rote has kept well away from tourism.
One of the most eastern Indonesian islands Rote is situated right in the core of the Lesser Sunda Islands just 500 km. away from Australia. Found in the middle of the ocean this small tropical island offers the visitor a paradisiacal landscape, perfect white-sand beach postcards, crystal-clear turquoise waters and stunning sunsets.
Rote, where time seems to have long stopped, represents that virgin beauty so difficult to find in a world of fast modernization. Rote's local population converted to Christianity in the XVIII century. They live in huts with thatch roofs and bamboo walls. They are welcoming, kind and peaceful people who live of their land as well as fishing and harvesting seaweed. Ba'a, Rote's capital, along with the rest of the island presents a palm-tree and coconut-tree landscape. Its huge extension of deserted beaches and its extraordinary sea life make Rote a unique destination where you can find neither western distractions nor car and bike noises. Thanks to the lack of light pollution we can watch a sky full of star every night. Local kids run up to the visitor to greed them with a loud "Hello". Being in Rote is like watching out of a small window into the past.
What to Bring
The best advice for a surf trip is to take all possible material, which is essential in this destination where you spend most of time in the water and there are no surf shops. The list is divided into two categories: out the water and in the water.
Out of the Water
- Plane ticket.
- Cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).
- Credit card.
- International driving license.
- Up-to-date vaccination card.
- Basic first-aid box.
- Prescription medicines.
- Malaria treatment.
- Mosquito repellent.
- Toilet kit.
- Sunscreen lotion.
- After-sun lotion.
- Plug adapter.
- Camera (photo-video)
- Memory card (photo)
- Book to read.
- Some music.
In the Water
- Fin sets
- Fin keys
- Reef booties
- Tropical surf wax
- Wax comb
- Surf helmet (optional)
- Surf hat (optional)
- Snorkeling gear
- Kit repair surfboard
Before You Trip And Health Tips
For a truly responsible for their holidays should consider various issues related to their safety and health. There are recommendations to follow when traveling to the Lesser Sunda Islands Indonesian archipelago.
Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the departure date. If you drive a vehicle must have license internacional.
International Travel Insurance
It is compulsory to take a travelling insurance when you make your reservation. Please, make sure you and all your travel companions are insured against all illnesses, injuries, accidents, medical evacuation, death, loss of luggage and personal belongings, flight and accommodation cancellation and other travel negligence.
Time should be scheduled with the health aspects of the trip. You must travel with their vaccination card.
Malaria prevention by visiting a malaria area. Although the dry season coinciding with the date of waves there is less risk. All rural areas are risk areas is therefore recommended for Rote. Preventing mosquito bites by using insect repellent, sleeping under mosquito nets and increased attention to early and late hours. Use appropriate medication to prevent malaria as autovaccine (Malarone ®), doxycycline (multiple brand and generic) and mefloquine (Lariam ® and generics).
Travelers can get vaccinated against some diseases. The selection of vaccines for a particular trip depends on the specific health of the country to visit, endemic diseases affecting them, the characteristics of the trip (not the same risks in adventure travel in an organized and is different from a trip to a rural area to an urban area), the duration, the overall health situation of the traveler himself and the time available before departure.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Typhoid fever
- Yellow Fever
- Japanese Encephalitis
Careful What You Eat
Diarrhea is the most common disease in international travel. The best way to protect yourself is to carefully select and prepare foods and beverages. Do not eat raw vegetables. Special attention to the salads. Meats and fish should be eaten cooked enough. Do not eat raw shellfish (clams, mussels, cockles, clams, etc.).. Eat only fruit is peeled or washed with clean water for human consumption and a few drops of bleach. Pay special attention to the bakery and ice cream for its easy contamination, not to be consumed without milk or milk derivatives sanitize.
Beware The Water
Bearing in mind that water is a major transmitter of infectious disease, it is advisable to drink only water provides sufficient guarantees or bottled water should be opened in their presence. Do not allow ice cubes in drinks because they can be prepared with contaminated water. Due to the climate that exists in tropical countries, it is advisable to drink plenty of fluids. They offer greater security and safety of their processing, soft drinks and bottled drinks and hot drinks, tea or coffee, the temperature at which subjects.
Airlines to fly with from
Bali to Kupang (domestic flight)
Recommended hotels in Kupang
No website. Address: Jalan Jend Seharto, 51-53. Kupang (Nusa Tenggara Timor)
No website. Address: Jalan Timor Raya, 59. Kupang (Nusa Tenggara Timor)
No website. Address: Jalan R.A. Kartini, 1. Kupang (Nusa Tenggara Timor)