Surf Trips Indonesia Rote

An Indonesian Jewel - Rote

Rote island is one of the very few remaining surfing frontiers in Indonesia and hasn’t been getting the same amount of love as other hotspots like Bali or the Mentawais. We aren’t really sure why because the place is just one tropical dream with waves that can rival any other destination in the world when it’s on. The island is home to an impressive lineup of waves ranging from long winding lefts to mellow little A-frames to empty caves as hollow as they come and wide enough that you could hide a freight train in. Rote is the perfect place if you are sick and tired of sharing mediocre waves with 20+ heads every time you paddle out as there is a chance that you’ll have some of the most impressive waves you have ever laid eyes on all to yourselves if you get lucky.

Can you surf during Coronavirus?

Disclaimer: We're trying our very best to keep up with the latest global travel restrictions. Our updates summarise changes reported by various sources, but with the ever-changing nature of the situation, please take this information as a guide only.

No restrictions
Residents of the following countries can enter without or just limited restrictions:
  • Currently there is no data about countries in this group.
Some restrictions
Residents of the following countries can enter, but with specific protocols:
  • Germany

    Entry Restrictions in Indonesia

    Tourist visas can be applied for upon entry. Required for this are:

    • Passport (no temporary passport)
    • Return or onward flight ticket to another country
    • Visa fees in the amount of IDR 500,000

    Foreign travelers over the age of 18 are required to provide proof of complete vaccination in accordance with the requirements of their home country. Exceptions apply for convalescents with appropriate proof and for persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and have appropriate medical certificates.

    For fully vaccinated (at least 14 days before departure) the quarantine requirement does not apply.

    Currently, one is considered fully vaccinated upon entry with two vaccinations. Since three vaccinations are already required for domestic travel in Indonesia to be considered fully vaccinated, it is expected that this will be extended to international travel in the short term.

    Those not fully vaccinated must complete a five-day quarantine in isolation quarters (hotel) specified by the Indonesian government at their own expense. On the fourth day of quarantine, a PCR test will be performed at cost. For minors entering the country, the quarantine requirements of the accompanying parents/guardians apply.

    If the test result is positive, asymptomatic or mild cases may be admitted to a special isolation hotel or facility for a fee. For more severe symptoms or in the case of pre-existing conditions, a chargeable placement in a COVID-19 hospital will occur in all cases. Proof of sufficient health insurance coverage, which also covers COVID treatment costs, must be provided.

    A completed Electronic Health Awareness Card (e-HAC) must be presented upon arrival. The card can be obtained before departure through the Pedulilindungi mobile app.

    After landing, a COVID-19 symptom check is performed, including body temperature measurement. If a corresponding symptom is detected and/or the body temperature exceeds 37.5 °C, a mandatory PCR test is performed.

    Updated on August 2nd, 2022

    Germany - Indonesia Trip Specific Restrictions

    No country specific restrictions needed anymore. For most of traveler and destination countries, entry restrictions are the same. Please check your traveler or destination country for more details.

  • United Kingdom

    Entry Restrictions in Indonesia

    Tourist visas can be applied for upon entry. Required for this are:

    • Passport (no temporary passport)
    • Return or onward flight ticket to another country
    • Visa fees in the amount of IDR 500,000

    Foreign travelers over the age of 18 are required to provide proof of complete vaccination in accordance with the requirements of their home country. Exceptions apply for convalescents with appropriate proof and for persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and have appropriate medical certificates.

    For fully vaccinated (at least 14 days before departure) the quarantine requirement does not apply.

    Currently, one is considered fully vaccinated upon entry with two vaccinations. Since three vaccinations are already required for domestic travel in Indonesia to be considered fully vaccinated, it is expected that this will be extended to international travel in the short term.

    Those not fully vaccinated must complete a five-day quarantine in isolation quarters (hotel) specified by the Indonesian government at their own expense. On the fourth day of quarantine, a PCR test will be performed at cost. For minors entering the country, the quarantine requirements of the accompanying parents/guardians apply.

    If the test result is positive, asymptomatic or mild cases may be admitted to a special isolation hotel or facility for a fee. For more severe symptoms or in the case of pre-existing conditions, a chargeable placement in a COVID-19 hospital will occur in all cases. Proof of sufficient health insurance coverage, which also covers COVID treatment costs, must be provided.

    A completed Electronic Health Awareness Card (e-HAC) must be presented upon arrival. The card can be obtained before departure through the Pedulilindungi mobile app.

    After landing, a COVID-19 symptom check is performed, including body temperature measurement. If a corresponding symptom is detected and/or the body temperature exceeds 37.5 °C, a mandatory PCR test is performed.

    Updated on August 2nd, 2022

    UK - Indonesia Trip Specific Restrictions

    No country specific restrictions needed anymore. For most of traveler and destination countries, entry restrictions are the same. Please check your traveler or destination country for more details.

  • United States

    Entry Restrictions in Indonesia

    Tourist visas can be applied for upon entry. Required for this are:

    • Passport (no temporary passport)
    • Return or onward flight ticket to another country
    • Visa fees in the amount of IDR 500,000

    Foreign travelers over the age of 18 are required to provide proof of complete vaccination in accordance with the requirements of their home country. Exceptions apply for convalescents with appropriate proof and for persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and have appropriate medical certificates.

    For fully vaccinated (at least 14 days before departure) the quarantine requirement does not apply.

    Currently, one is considered fully vaccinated upon entry with two vaccinations. Since three vaccinations are already required for domestic travel in Indonesia to be considered fully vaccinated, it is expected that this will be extended to international travel in the short term.

    Those not fully vaccinated must complete a five-day quarantine in isolation quarters (hotel) specified by the Indonesian government at their own expense. On the fourth day of quarantine, a PCR test will be performed at cost. For minors entering the country, the quarantine requirements of the accompanying parents/guardians apply.

    If the test result is positive, asymptomatic or mild cases may be admitted to a special isolation hotel or facility for a fee. For more severe symptoms or in the case of pre-existing conditions, a chargeable placement in a COVID-19 hospital will occur in all cases. Proof of sufficient health insurance coverage, which also covers COVID treatment costs, must be provided.

    A completed Electronic Health Awareness Card (e-HAC) must be presented upon arrival. The card can be obtained before departure through the Pedulilindungi mobile app.

    After landing, a COVID-19 symptom check is performed, including body temperature measurement. If a corresponding symptom is detected and/or the body temperature exceeds 37.5 °C, a mandatory PCR test is performed.

    Updated on August 2nd, 2022

    USA - Indonesia Trip Specific Restrictions

    No country specific restrictions needed anymore. For most of traveler and destination countries, entry restrictions are the same. Please check your traveler or destination country for more details.

No travel allowed from these countries
Residents of the following countries are currently not allowed to enter:
  • Currently there is no data about countries in this group.
For more information please check our COVID-19 info page or visit the official website
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Be aware

Rote is arguably Indonesia’s best-kept secret and the area is yet to be fully discovered. As a result, some organizational & negotiation skills are required to get the best out of your vacation. Don’t forget, Rote is a relatively remote island a few hundred clicks away from the comfort and hustle of Bali and things aren’t always as simple as they seem. Don’t waste your time on small but time-consuming details and let us grind it out for you to make sure you’ll have the time of your life in one of Indonesia’s best areas for waves.

What our customers say

"Good food , perfect waves, nice people,... everything was really great. We spent there 10 magical days and we'd have no problem staying there for 10 more :) or even longer :)"

Gregory and Tea
(T-Land Resort)

"...We stayed at Boa Vida for 10 days and LOVED it. The location is unreal. White sand beaches, clear blue water, looking at one of Rotes surf breaks right out of your bedroom window, your own "private" beaches a few steps away..."

Maria
(Boa Vida Rote)

"Best surfing in my life!!"

Lara
(T-Land Resort)

Three reasons to try out Rote Surf Vacation

01

Get to surf one of the longest waves on the planet

Yes, you heard right...Longest. T-Land is the area’s premier wave and a blockbuster attraction in itself. In the right conditions, T-Land produces super long left walls that peel along the reef for several hundred meters over relatively forgiving coral shelves. The wave works on all tides, is super consistent and has 3 main sections that offer something for all skill levels. The wave is super forgiving on small swells but turns into a (manageable) beast once the swell hits above 8ft.

02

Rote Island has an array on offer for all skill sets

While T-land gets most of the attention, Rote has so much more to offer than just ridiculously long and perfect left wall that gets your leg burning when it's on. Rote is a wave mecca - period, featuring everything from heavy right slabs to picture-perfect a frame breaking over a forgiving reef. The area is jammed packed with waves and there are so many nooks and crannies yet to be explored.

03

There are plenty of non-surf activities available on Rote Island

With such an epic arsenal of high quality waves on offer it may well be that you’ll do nothing else other than surfing your brains out but should you want a break there will be plenty to keep you occupied here. Head out for an adventure ride around the area and discover pristine, untouched sandy beaches or mingle with the locals and get to know a little bit about their marvelous and unique culture. Jump back into the ocean and float serenely above the multi-colored coral reefs and spot turtles, manta rays and other beautiful sea creatures, armed with nothing else but a snorkel and mask. Indulge in delicious fresh seafood dining or get open water certified - there are plenty more fun things to do.

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