T-Land Resort

  • March - October
  • 16 Guests
  • $175+
  • 3.5 Star Rating
  • Airport: KOE

On Rote Island you will find a world-class set of waves away from crowds and that offers the consistency and quality that makes the Indonesian archipelago the best surfing region in the world.

T-Land Resort is designed with charm for the exclusive enjoyment along with family and friends and a maximun occupancy of only 16 guests. It is located on the most coveted location on Nemberala Beach, just in front of the main wave called T-Land and another called The Bommie. T-Land is one of the longest left waves in Indonesia and suitable for surfers off all levels. Their boats are moored directly on the beach allowing quick access to both of the main waves out front.

T-Land Resort is an exclusive and charming hotel. All rooms have sea views, each one with a different decorative style which is inspired and fashioned after the local Timor style. You will be served by their friendly and hospitable staff, under the direction of a team of western surfers who are committed to delivering a safe and prosperous experience on every level.


This remote area of Indonesia offers great weather and fun surf for people of all levels. If you aren’t looking for the traditional barrels found throughout most of Indonesia but want long waves and a mellow atmosphere T-Land Resort is the perfect fit for you!


For international flights, you will need to travel to Ngurah Rai international Airport in Bali (Denpasar) or Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. There are regular and direct flights from Bali and Jakarta to Kupang.

Two airlines are the ones which we recommend when flying into Kupang airport: Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air.

In 2016, the company Wings Air (Lion Air operating between islands) has scheduled a daily flight between Kupang and Rote Island so there are two options for arriving in T-Land Resort:

By Sea: Our guide will pick you up at the El Tari airport in Kupang to leave you at the hotel to have arest.

The following morning we will go to the port of Kupang to take the fast Ferry (VIP class) departing at 8:30 am. The journey by sea takes about one hour and thirty minutes.

By Air: To avoid spending the night in Kupang, both Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air morning flights would connect with the only daily flight from Kupang to Rote at 15:05 lasting 30 minutes.

For both options, once at the port or airport in Rote you will be picked up by T-land Resort staff, who will take you directly to their complex, where you will be greeted by the management team. And from there on, out to surf!

On the return journey, due to the Ferry schedules, it is not necessary to spend the night in Kupang.

About Rote

The Indonesian archipelago boasts the most beautiful waves in the world. But surfing destinations are often over-crowded as a result of their own success. Due to its independence from Eastern Timor in 2002, Rote has kept away from tourism.

One of the most eastern Indonesian islands Rote is situated right in the core of the Lesser Sunda Islands just 500 km. away from Australia. Found in the middle of the ocean this small tropical island offers the visitor a paradisiacal landscape, perfect white-sand beach postcards, crystal-clear turquoise waters and stunning sunsets.

Rote, where time seems to have long stopped, represents that virgin beauty so difficult to find in a world of fast modernization. Rote’s local population converted to Christianity in the XVIII century. They live in huts with thatch roofs and bamboo walls. They are welcoming, kind and peaceful people who live of their land as well as fishing and harvesting seaweed. Ba’a, Rote’s capital, along with the rest of the island presents a palm-tree and coconut-tree landscape. Its huge extension of desert beaches and its extraordinary sea life make Rote a unique destination where you can find neither western distractions nor car and bike noises. Thanks to the lack of light pollution we can watch a sky full of star every night. Local kids run up to the visitor to greed them with a loud “Hello”. Being in Rote is like watching out from a small window into the past.


  • 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: doublé or twin, equipped with mosquito nets.
  • Hot showers.
  • Fixed and 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, shampoo and conditioner.


Right on the shore-line of the beach T-Land Resort boasts 8 deluxe rooms. All bungalows are built following the traditional design of local archuitecture and were 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. T-Land Resort is a collection of charming rooms with their own distinctive decor using a combination of Timor Style furniture (antiques) with teak wood. The private bathrooms are outside and the terraces offer magnificent sea views from every angle.

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


The Restaurant is situated on the beach and offers an open and spacious space.  Every day the resident  Chef and their kitchen team prepares a gastronomical healthy offering which mixes foreign influences with 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 a special dietary request, please let us know when booking.

Sunset Bar and Swimming Pool

The Sunset-Bar and Swimming Pool offer great views of the surfing in T-Land thanks to its spectacular and unique views on the beach.


  • Internet Wifi
  • 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
  • Massages
  • Information about the island, local cultute, surfing, fishing, snorkeling and other destinations


Rote is not only surf, it offers much more. The  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


  • 3 Meals daily with fresh water, tea or coffee
  • Double or twin bungalows accommodations
  • Transportation from/to Ba’a port (MINIMUM 6 NIGHTS)
  • Local Government taxes
  • One hour FREE INTERNET WIFI per day
  • Personal Travel Insurance not included


Surfer: $ 175 USD/per night (double rooms)

Non Surfer: $160 USD/per night (double rooms)

Child 2-11 years old sharing with two adult: 60 USD/per night 

Child under 2 years old: FREE

Single room: $80 USD extra fee (depends on availability)

The Surf

If you 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 crowdsfound 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 wave on Rote.  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 Pyramid 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 and is off-shore during the dry season. If you want to save long walks under the sun, T-Land Resort offers you the best location for accessing the wave, their boats are located just one step away from your bungalow in front of the reef channel.

The Bommie

Located just in front of T-Land Resort, this short right with one of the easiest take-offs 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.


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 a short, intense and powerful right. It might be the best right of the island with good barrels and prefers a mid to high tide. You´ll hardly find anybody there.



Do’o is accessed only by boat and is 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 best at mid tide. Good conditions here are when there is an onshore wind at T-Land. It is intended for intermediate and expert surf levels.



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.


  • Waves Rating by Month

    • Ideal Size: 4′ – 10′
    • Tides: MID – HIGH
    • Swell Angles: SW 
    • Wind Direction: E / SE
  • Average Wave Size (feet) and Period (seconds)

  • Average Water and Air Temperatures by Month (°F)

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