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.
INTO THE WATER
- Fin sets
- Fin keys
- Tropical surf wax
- Surf helmet (optional)
OUT THE WATER
- Flight ticket.
- Cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).
- International drivinglicense.
- Up-to-date vaccination card.
- Basic first-aid box.
- Prescription medicines.
- Malaria treatment.
- Mosquito repellent.
- Surfboardrepair kit
- Camera (photo-video)
- Memorycard (photo)
- Book to read.
WHERE DO I CHANGE MONEY?
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.
BEFORE YOUR TRIP AND HEALTH ADVICES/TIPS
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.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL INSSURANCE
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.
TAKE CARE WITH WHAT YOU EAT
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.
BEWARE OF THE WATER
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.