This wonderful villa complex which will be fully completed later in 2017 is a great place to stay on Rote. It is further down the beach away from the main tourist resorts so very quiet but 2 minutes walk to the best restaurant on the Island.
But the real feature of our stay at this place is the lovely family that owns it and the friendly staff that look after you during your stay.
Nothing is too much trouble and you feel like part of the family within a day. The management are also passionate about supporting the local community and culture and giving back through education programs and looking to support a place for displaced children. As Rote starts to develop more for tourism it is so heartening to see the owners looking to be part of the solution not the problem.
Also the food was delicious every day of our stay with local fish on the menu and the best pumpkin salad I have ever had.
Our recent stay at Rote Island huts for a family of 5 was an amazing peaceful and relaxing holiday experience.
Located right on the beach we enjoyed exploring the water's edge and swimming in the ocean all just a few steps away from our hut. Our children aged 8,6 and 5 were easily accommodated, the huts are very clean, comfortable, luxurious and serviced daily. The staff Litron and Ati cooked some great dishes, which both the adults and kids enjoyed. The location is perfect and the scenery is amazing, we enjoyed most evenings watching the sunset over the timor sea with a cold beer then stargazing at night, spotting falling stars and the odd satellite.
We organised several trips to the outer islands, reefs and beaches with the hosts Matt and Natalie on board their boat the "Kura Kura" a modern and comfortable twin engine fiberglass boat, the snorkeling was 10/10 with the water being so clear and the kids loved it as well, the captain ensured a safe trip having extended knowledge of the waters in and around Rote's islands, for the surfers it's a short trip out to the legendary "t-land" break for the experienced and "squealers" for the learners and intermediate's.
The whole island and surrounds is just beautiful, my wife and the kids cannot wait to go back and will definitely be staying again at Rote island huts.
We stayed at Rote Island Huts for 14 nights and absolutely loved our time there. I have a family of 3 keen surfers and me.
Rote suited us all perfectly with different places for my three to surf and for me to relax and totally unwind.
It was a lovely change from Bali, where we have visited many times, with untouched beaches, quiet surroundings and a friendly, welcoming vibe.
We look forward to our next holiday at Rote Island Huts!
We have stayed at Rote Island Huts 3 times now and have made this our annual family holiday. I have 3 daughters 14, 12 and 11 years old. Two of who are keen surfers and the other likes more of a relaxed paddle with her Mum and just a few little waves will do. This suits us all!!!
Not only do we enjoy the untouched beaches, surf, exploring this beautiful preserved island by bike and the freedom that brings, but the people here are innocent and free from things that plague our Western culture.
Rote Island Huts is very special in that it is comfortable, clean, relaxed, hospitable and feels like our second home. The food is delicious and the staff go out of their way to make you feel comfortable.
Looking forward to our trip this year!!
We stayed here for a week and it was PERFECT!
You walk straight out of your comfortable, breezy hut right onto the white sand and into the clear, inviting blue ocean. We have three kids (10,8 &5) and it was so nice for them and us to switch off from the busyness of life and really relax. Morning walks along the beach collecting shells, surfing, ice blocks from the local shops, they just loved every minute!
The staff and owners are lovely, very welcoming and will make sure your stay is one to remember.
The hut was great! Bunk beds downstairs for the kids and a loft bed upstairs for the adults, all very clean and comfortable. There is also a private, outdoor bathroom big enough for the whole family!
The beachfront kitchen and dining area is a lovely place for meals and all the meals we ate there were fresh and delicious.
I would highly recommend this as a holiday destination for families and/or couples who need to really unwind and take in nature at it's finest!
Oh and Sunsets every night on the beach are to die for!