Malole Surf House - Rote blank

Jalan Pantai, Nemberala Beach, West Timor, 000000, Indonesia

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From $140.00

 Per person per night

Malole Surf House - Rote Island.

Traditional, comfortable & right in front of the surf.

Malole Surf House is located on the powder white sands of Nemberala Beach, Rote Island, directly in front of the world class left hand surf break known as T-land.
A surfers paradise with friendly people and friendly waves that don´t hurt!

In accordance with our love for the sea and the ambiance of Rote, we have taken a vow of minimum impact on the environment. Eco-friendly and environmental stability are the name of the game. Our use of indigenous materials and building plans, solar power, and reverse osmosis water processing all contribute to pride in our sustainability. We are committed not only to providing excellent surfing, sleeping and eating, but also a continuance of excellence over the years. You must take care of the environment to reap it’s rewards for the years to come.

This is the ultimate surfers dream. Every year our devoted guests, come back year after year for the surf, the food and the hospitality. Book your trip today and join our Malole family.

Included in your Malole rate, you can get to and from T-Land with ease on our tender, designed specifically to bring you to the point and back on your own surf schedule. Inquire within about transportation to other surf breaks like Bo’a and Sukymama

With over 35 years of experience, Malole Surf House is the authority on where, when and how to surf lesser-known and secret spots around Rote and on surrounding islands. The tides, winds, directions of swells all are imprinted on the backs of our brains, we can let you know when to go and where to go for the best surf experience.

The people of Rote are a very respectful, charming, predominantly Christian people. Traditionally their main economic activities have been thecultivation of the Lontar Palm, which they use for everything, from nutrition to building materials. Fishing and more recently, the seaweed farming provides an income for the local people. During the traditional surf season from May to November the trade winds are consistent and offshore, allowing for comfortable and breezy evenings. Average daytime high temps are 86-88F and nighttime lows are around 75F. The ocean clocks in at a soothing 80F.

Basic rate and Main House rates include:

  • 3 excellent meals a day (Varied and healthy menu designed and cooked by our international chef).
  • Drinking water, coffee and tea.
  • Zodiac surf transfers to the main brake “T-land”.
  • Surf trip to Saku Namun, Do’o and Boa on our 25 ft speed boat with twin 40hp outboards
  • Bicycles.
  • Longboard´s and Sup’s.
  • Information about the Island, local culture, surf, fishing, snorkeling places and more.
  • Laundry service.
  • Hot water.
  • In room safes.
  • WI-FI internet.

Additional Services Available (Additional Charge):

  • Trips to the outer islands surf breaks, fishing and exploring.
  • Soft drinks, beer and spirits.
  • Flight Tickets - please contact us for flight tickets.
  • Transfers Kupang - Rote Harbor - Please add service at booking.

The Surf

T-Land has often been compared to the Javanese G-Land in scale but our home break is a much friendlier version of the infamous left-hand reef break in Java.

Not to be outshone by Java, T-Land has endless long very ripable walls, multiple take off spots and challenging bowl sections that will amaze you. T-land can have many moods with all the variations to wind, swell and tide. On many days it has perfect waves .........adrenaline is served here. Like a colossal point break, T-land is broken up into a few different take-off zones, each with their own character. On occasion, they all connect brilliantly but, for the most part they provide a delightful variety and a break from the long paddle.

T-land distinguishes itself as one of the most consistent breaks anywhere in the world, almost always four foot and over, breaking on any tide. Best of all, 90 per cent of the time you will enjoy an offshore breeze. You have to love the trade winds. If you´re looking for some unchartered territory and exploration, come with us to discover waves with empty lineups that desperately need to be ridden.

If there is no swell and the surf is flat there is always great fishing, kayaking and exploring the local area´s attractions. Flat days can be restful lazing around in the sun or check out the other activities to choose from:

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

  • Our clear turquoise water is filled with abundant fish and coral. Explore what lies beneath with our snorkel gear or go out on a diving expedition to go deeper in the Indian Ocean.


  • Fisherman, may we advise you that these island channels are, for the most part, unexploited by sports fisherman. This should be inspiration enough for the intrepid sportsman to book one of our boat charters out to fish Rote’s offshore islands. Each of these small gems offers an intriguing venue for trolling, bottom fishing opportunities and spear fishing.
  • While the world of sport fishing is full of melancholy “should have been here yesterday” fables, our expert guide can assure you of the very best chance of landing some serious good eating. A good day can yield a bonanza of delicious prey. Our guests catch many of the sashimi quality Spanish mackerel and Tuna, as well as a BBQ bounty of Travels and Barracuda. Maria, our Argentine chef would be delighted to serve up, “Argentine style,” your catch of the day.

Island Exploration

  • Guided Day Tour: An island tour inside a comfortable car will take you to places you cannot find on your own, spots that are known only to in-the-know locals, worthy of a camera, good company and a Bintang.
  • Bicycling: Our bevy of bicycles are awaiting your legs to take them through the village roads and up into the island for sweeping views and isolated white sand beaches.
  • Motorbiking: If you’re keen to take a more motorized approach to your exploration, contact us for a rental scooter and drive off into the sunset.
  • Quaint village roads allow for easy exploration. There is much fun simply touring the narrow, quiet one-lane roads that curve through the small beachside villages. Park your bike and kick off your sandals; around every corner is a new lagoon to discover.


  • See more of the beaches and bays with a bird’s eye view. Rocky headlands provide picturesque photo opportunities and a new perspective.

More Activities


  • An adventure all its own, few things compae to the feeling of sailing in the tropics. With the steady trade winds, sailing on our 34 foot Warram Catamaran is a once in a lifetime experience.

Kite Surfing

  • The trade winds that groom our perfect surf also serve another purpose: filling your kite and propelling you across the Southern tip of Rote. Kite boarders will find their paradise on a three kilometer strip of sand known as “Kite Beach”, with daily 18-24 knot winds throughout the regular dry season.

Ikat textile shopping

  • Nusa Tenggara is considered birthplace of Ikat textile-arts. Here on Rote, you will frequently see a wide variety of shawls and sarongs and blankets among the townspeople. Most of which are intricately hand weaved. Keep in mind that the island is very private (non-commercial); consequently, it is often difficult to source a store or salesperson offering these wares. As such, be sure to ask our staff where you can see a good selection of these one-of-a-kind hand spun crafts.


Other Services

High-Speed Internet

The fastest internet available on the island, Malole has it’s own satellite equipped to handle whatever you’re handling on the web. Keep in touch on the longer holidays or manage work between sessions, we pride ourselves on maintaining modern day conveniences in a idyllic Indonesian village.


Ease your muscles and revel in ultimate relaxation with a Rotenese massage right in your room. Available at your request our massage therapists will tailor their services to your needs.


Security: in room safes.

Beverage service: Coffee and tea always available, Bintang Beer and soft drinks available at extra cost.

Push Bikes: Available any time at Malole. Give your arms a rest and use your legs to power yourself around the local village roads.

SUPs and Longboards: Available for smaller days.

Snorkel and fishing gear: Ask and you shall receive.

Conditioning: exercise bench and weights available.

Laundry Service

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