Rote Island

About Rote Island

Rote Island is situated around 500km northwest of Australia. It lies to the southeast of Flores and Sumba and to the southwest of West Timor (capital Kupang). As such, it is one of the southernmost islands in the whole of Asia.

Rote covers an area of 1,200km2 and has a population of over 100,000. Over 80% of Rote’s inhabitants are Christians. The island is surrounded by several smaller islands, which are more or less uninhabited.

It is a mystery to many who visit Rote that a destination with seamless white-sand, crystal clear water and amazing surf should maintain such an untouched, laid-back character. On Rote you’ll enjoy having an entire beach to yourself, except perhaps for a few baby wild pigs, seagulls and hermit crabs. Most probably Rote’s isolation is due to its remote location in the far west of Indonesia.Rote’s capital “Ba’a” is a small fisherman’s village hardly touched by tourism thus far. In recent years infrastructure has considerably improved, however. In Ba’a you can take an express ferry to Kupang or fly directly from Rote’s new airport, see “Get To Us“.

The Rotenese people have a special and unique culture. They are very welcoming, friendly and fittingly within such serene surroundings, very relaxed. They operate on a concept of “rubber time” – literally translated from Bahasa Indonesian. They go about their tasks steadily, be it fishing or harvesting seaweed along the beaches, but never in a hurry.Rote’s climate is stunning. The daily temperature is around 30° C (88° F) with nighttime temperatures around 24° C (75° F). The water temperature lies around 27° C (80° F). It’s advisable to bring a thin wetsuit top when surfing in July or August as the breezes can get a little cooler.

Rote does have a wet season between December and February, although the island is generally drier and windier than other Indonesian islands such as Bali. Thankfully this means fewer mosquitos, which are only really present during the rainy season; see “When to come“. Most of the time, you need a seed first to create something bigger out of it.  Be our guest and plant your seed in the SEED RESORTS. So the community has the possibility to grow something bigger out of it.

  • Calling all digital nomads! Uber strength Wifi and view of the surf, we think it’s time you brought yourself and your laptop for a few days in paradise.
  • Fitness junkies we have you covered. Game on 👊💪
  • Spoil yourself with sweet treats baked with love and ocean air  #AfternoonDelight
  • Did you know our chefs use handpicked fruit and vegetables from our very own organic Seed Farm at the resort? Every little helps #sustainability
  • A spa treatment a day, keeps the doctor at bay. Offering a range of spa treatments in the privacy of your room or by the shores of the powder white beach of Nembrala
  • Physical rejuvenation and mental relaxation with our daily yoga classes here at Seed Resort.
  • It’s a pool day, kinda day 🌴☀️💦
  • Become one with the ocean with a morning paddle or a sunset guided tour. Our selection of paddle boards and surfboards are available for rent to all hotel guests #GetUpStandUp
  • Waking up to this view from our Beachfront Bungalows. Book your next vacation with us now
  • Take that one step further and enter our Island sanctuary of wellness and rejuvenation.
  • Namaste. Meet our beautiful in-house yogi Laura who will guide you through daily yoga and meditation for all levels of experience.
  • Sunset swims to cleanse the body, mind and soul #Infinitydreaming

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