About Rote Island

Rote Island is the southern most island of the Indonesian archipelago. It’s an island of pristine white sandy beaches, clear warm waters of tranquil lagoons and world class surf breaks, inland lakes, rice paddies, savannah and tropical forests. Rote island provides the perfect location for a tropical island holiday where both action and relaxation abound.

Rote is a member of Lesser Sunda Islands. It covers 1,200 KM2 and has around 100.000 habitants. Rote is the Southernmost Island of the vast Indonesian archipelago. Its 500km northwest of Australia and over 80% of Rote inhabitants are Christians. It is surrounded by smaller islands, which are mostly uninhabited. With a population of about 100,000 people, Rote is a quiet and peaceful island with little traffic, making getting around easy. The Rotonese are shy yet welcoming to visitors.

Rote is pristine and one of the most beautiful destinations in the world for those seeking a holiday in an unspoiled tropical landscape. The daily temperature us around 30ºc (88ºf) with cooler nights of around 24ºc (75ºf) and a sea water temperature of 27ºc(80ºf). Wet season is between November and April, whilst dry season runs from May to October, with July and August being the coolest months with a steady breeze. During dry season, Rote offers amazing waves with offshore winds and the breaks picking up any swells coming up from Antarctica.