Rote is a small (1200km) island located 500km Northwest of Australia. Still mostly untouched by tourists, Rote is home to some of the most beautiful scenery and beaches in the world – read on to find out which beaches are the best to visit on this unique island.

Nemberala Beach

According to Trip Advisor, this is the #1 beach to visit on Rote Island, with many visitors citing its pristine cleanliness as one of its best assets. Although it’s usually very quiet, you will be sharing the beach with the local wildlife in the form of pigs – they like to cool off in the water or dig in the sand for crabs, and generally they’re very friendly. Nembarala Beach is also a great spot for surfing, with a killer left hand break, however it can be a bit slow when the winds are down.

Bo’a Beach

Bo’a beach is Rote’s top surf spot, with the Rote Open surf competition being held there annually. The waves are strong and, if you don’t like surfing, the scenery is beautiful, boasting the stunning white sand and clear blue water combination that Indonesia is so famous for.

Fimo’ok

Fimo’ok is located about 30 minutes from Anugerah by car, and is perfect for anyone who just wants to spend a quiet day relaxing in the sunshine. The water is notably calmer than some of the better-known surfing beaches on Rote which is great news for swimmers – you can enjoy your time in the water without worrying about any large or sudden waves.

Tunggaoen Beach

Another beach which is home to local farm animals is Tunggaoen Beach, which is renowned for it’s beautiful sunsets; if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to witness the moon rising in the East while the sun dips beyond the horizon in the West – a truly incredible experience.