Only nine years old, The T-Land Resort is an exclusive and charming hotel. All rooms have sea views, each one with a different decoration and an inspired in Timor style, always respecting the local tradition.

Located in the most coveted place in Nemberala beach, just in front of the main waves, T-Land and  Bommie. Our boats moored on the beach allow a quick access to both of the waves and saving us from wasting time carrying our boards afoot, the most importantafter surfing for several days under the intense sun.

The T-Land Resort is a perfect destination for surfers traveling in couples, with friends or family, but also ideal if you´re traveling alone, as you enjoy a warm family atmosphere, the main feature of our resort. It is hidden among the palm trees of this remote island. It is an exclusive resort designed to accommodate small groups (maximun 16 people) thinking of the comfort, peacefulness and an idyllic tropical setting.

The whole complex is fenced all-round with coral rock assuring privacy and safety without detriment of the sea views.

At all times you will be served by our friendly and hospitable staff, under the direction of a team of western surfers who will offer you a high quality service.


Right on the shore-line of the beach, 8 deluxe rooms make the exclusive accomodation. All bungalows are built following the traditional design of local arquitecture. They are hand-built by artisans of the island using local materials from Rote itself. The bungalow roofs are thatched (local name daun kelapa) resting on coral-rock walls.

Each accomodation is spacious, comfortable and offers the best views of the wave of T-Land, the immense sea and superb landscapes surrounding the resort.

The T-Land Resort is a collection of charming rooms with their own distinctive decor. To achieve this we have been inspired by a combination of Timor Style furniture (antiques) with teak wood first quality. The private bathrooms are outside and the terraces offer magnificent sea views.



Our Restaurant is situated just on the beach. An open and spacious space, with a strong traditional aesthetic value. A natural luxury that you´ll love. Every day our Chef along with our kitchen team prepares a gastronomical healthy offer which mixes foreign influences with the most traditional rotinese cuisine. The kitchen is open to the dining area enhancing our devotion to quality, local produce and correct handling of food. If you have any special dietary request, please let us know when booking.


Our sunset-bar and swimming pool are part of our offer. You will also enjoy every moment of surfing in T-Land thanks to its spectacular and unique views of the beach. The perfect place to share the photos of the day, under a starry sky.



  • Each room is identified with its own name that represents one of the most emblematic place of the area and its traditions: Heliana, Oehela, Sasando, Ti'i Langga, Besialu, Batu Termanu, Fiulain, Saku Namo.
  • Spectacular views of sea, lagoon and pool.
  • Bed options: double or twin, equipped with mosquito nets.
  • All rooms with air conditioning.
  • Hot showers.
  • Mini fridge.
  • Safety box.
  • Mobile fans.
  • Available cot with mosquito net for children under 2 years.
  • Two daily cleaning services.
  • Bath and pool towels available in each room.
  • Amenities such as bath gel and shampoo.
Services and Activities


  • Internet Wifi.
  • Credit card payments.
  • Transfers to the port and Ba'a airport.
  • Fully-equipped rooms with terrace and unbeateble views.
  • Unlimited transfers to the main wave spots (T-Land and the Bommie).
  • Laundry service.
  • Rentals: surfboards, stand up paddleboard, motorcycles, bicycles, fishing equipment, snorkeling equipment (mask and fins).
  • Trip organization.
  • Daily planning of the surf conditions.
  • Other alternatives surf waves.
  • Information about the island, local culture, surfing, fishing, snorkeling and other destinations.


Rote is not only surf, we offer much more. Our hotel is equipped with everything you need to explore and enjoy the incredible surrondings, swimming in paradise beaches, fishing trips, walks around uninhabited islands, the scenery and activities offered are extrordinary and varied. The T-Land Resort team will inform you about it during your stay, thanks to their experience and knowledge of the best places to practice activities such as:

  • Surfing for all levels
  • Kitesurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand Up Paddling in the Lagoon and Mangroves
  • Visits to local villages and local market
  • Cultural tours
  • Relax and swim in our swimming pool
  • Fishing trips
  • Boat trips to remote beaches
  • Excursion to the mangroves
  • Island hopping trips
  • Walking along our endless beach
  • Enjoy the experience of a Sasando concert in a local house




If your dream of Paradise, if your search for the perfect wave hasn´t finished yet, in Rote island you will find a world-class set of waves to enjoy with family and friends. Away from crowds found in other Indonesian islands, it offers the consistence and quality that makes the indonesian archipelago one of the best surfing spots in the world. Rote receives from March to November consistent South-Southwest swell, coming from South Africa towards the South of Australia, during the dry season (winter in the Southern Hemisphere), that is when the Indian Ocean turns into a factory of waves and dreams. During this season, the winds are off-shore, East-Southeast trade winds. And unlike in other islands in the indonesian archipelago, you will not find jealous locals protecting their waves from visitors. The local population is very friendly and affable, with only a few surfers in the water.



The T-Land (known locally as “Besialu”) is the main Rote´s wave, which gives its names to our resort, located in the village of Nemberala.  It is one of the longest left (600ft-1.200ft) and most perfect waves in Indonesia. Its quality and consistency allows you to surf from 2ft (0,5m) to 15ft (5m).

It has three sections, known as The Peak, The Piramid and The Mountain, allowing different surfing levels. It is often compared with G-Land (Grajagan) in Java, although more accessible and maneuverable. It breaks at all tides. Off-shore wind during dry season. If you want to save long walks under the sun, T-Land Resort offers you the best location for accessing the wave, our boats are located just one step away from your bungalow just in front of the reef channel.



Located just in front of T-Land Resort, this short right with one of the easiest take-off of the island. It breaks in a deep reef, it is a fun wave and a very good choice in low tide with big swells. As in the case of T-Land, our Resort offers you the best location to access to both waves.


This right peak is about 10 minutes by land South of Nemberala village, with easy access from the beach, but it can also be reached by boat. It is a powerful wave with a fast take off and a good tube section. It breaks at mid tide. It is better with mild wind, very early in the morning or just before the sunset.


Suckies also know as Sucky Mamas or Peanuts (local name Sakunamo), it´s 10 minutes by boat, which is the only Access. Located in Fedok village, north of Nemberala, and barely visible from the coast. It is short, intense and powerful right-wave. In our opinion, it is the best right of the island, very funny wave with good barrels, breaking at mean mid and high tide. You´ll hardly find anybody there.


Do’o is accessed only by boat. It takes about 20 minutes from T-Land Resort. An uninhabited island with a hollow right, breaking off the end of a sharp and shallow coral reef. It breaks at mid tide. Good conditions with onshore wind at T-Land. It is for intermediate and expert surf level.


In the same Nemberala beach, we find a safe and fun wave, perfect for beginners. A right and left wave breaking at half and high tide on reef 100 meters from shore. Another alternative for intermediate surfers when there are big swells.


There are also other world-class waves. Depending on the direction of the sea and the wind we move along the coast to find the best conditions. Beaches with crystal-clear waters, white-sand islands stranded in the middle of the ocean



The best advice for a surf trip is to take as much material as possible, 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 of the water and into the water.


  • Surfboard
  • Fin sets
  • Fin keys
  • Leashes
  • Lycra
  • Boardshorts
  • Reefbooties
  • Tropical surf wax
  • Waxcomb
  • Surf helmet (optional)
  • Sunblock


  • Passport.
  • Flight ticket.
  • Cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).
  • Creditcard.
  • International drivinglicense.
  • Up-to-date vaccination card.
  • Basic first-aid box.
  • Prescription medicines.
  • Malaria treatment.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreenlotion.
  • After-sunlotion.
  • Surfboardrepair kit
  • Rug-sack.
  • Camera (photo-video)
  • Memorycard (photo)
  • Book to read.
  • Somemusic


On Rote Island or even in Kupang there are no foreign exchange offices, so we recommend you change your currency in Bali or Jakarta before arriving in T-Land Resort. Anyway, in the hotel we have the option to pay with a credit card the activities and drinks of the bar.


To guarantee a truly responsible stay during your holidays, you should consider different issues related to your safety and health. There are recommendations that you should follow if you travel to the Lesser Sunda Islands, in the Indonesian archipelago.

It is important to consider that, for the domestic flight from Kupang to Rote, has a cost per surfboard is 200,000Rp.


Passports must be valid for at least 6 months since the departure date. If you drive a vehicle (car or motorbike) you must have an international license.


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 considering the health risks of the trip.

You must travel with a vaccination card.

Malaria prevention as you’re visiting a malaria area. Although the dry season coincides with the waves season so the risk decreases. All rural areas are risky areas;thereforeprevention is recommended for Rote. Preventing mosquito bites using insect repellent, sleeping under mosquito nets and increase 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 be vaccinated against some diseases. The selection of vaccines for a particular trip depends on the specific health of the country to visit and endemic diseases affecting them, the characteristics of the trip (not the same risks in an adventure travel or an organized one and it’s different from a trip to a rural area to one in an urban area), the duration of the trip, the overall health situation of the traveler himself and the available time before departure.

Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Tetanus-diphtheria, Typhoid fever, Cholera, Yellow Fever , Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies.


Diarrhea is the most common disease when international travelling. 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 peeled or washed fruit 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 sanitize derivatives.


Bearing in mind that water is a major transmitter of infectious diseases, it is advisable to drink only water providing sufficient guarantees or bottled water which should be opened in your presence. Do not allow ice cubes in drinks because they can be prepared with contaminated water. Due to the climate in tropical countries, it is advisable to drink plenty of fluids. They offer greater security and safety for their processing, soft drinks and bottled drinks as well as hot drinks, such as tea or coffee, because of the temperature they reach.


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