Martina is a well-known figure in the small coastal village of Nemberala, on the western end of the small Christian Island of Rote, in southeastern Indonesia. Martina started her "losmen" in the late 80´s, which was the very first tourist accommodation in the village. For a couple of years before that, the first surfers exploring the area for good waves had stayed at Martina´s home. Martina´s warm welcome, her superior cooking and the power of word of mouth did the rest. Her family-run losmen "Ti Rosa" gradually grew to accommodate up to 16 people in eight double rooms located right on the beach in a quiet corner of the village. Over the years, she has also picked up quite a bit of English, making it both easy and pleasant for guests to communicate or learn Indonesian cooking with her. Martina has had 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
The beachfront rooms are basic with Fan and Mosquito Net and it can be quite cool in July and August so sleeping is very comfortable. It is always cool with the beautiful ocean breezes under the shade of the coconut grove which surrounds the bungalows. At Ti Rosa we aim to cater to the budget surfer who has come to surf our many local breaks and relax without spending big. All meals are included in the per person per day rate and are surfers portions, plenty of rice, fish, chicken with lots of local fruits and vegetables.
The T-Land waves are friendly to surf as its not a steep barreling break but it sure can have a very long rippable walls to shredd. If you catch the right tide and swell around 4-5 foot it can produce really long fast fun waves. Great place to come with your girlfriend or your mates and you´ll love our low budget beachfront rooms.
The beautiful beach at Nemberala is generally regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches of Indonesia. It offers fascinating sunsets, stunning panoramas and it is one of the most popular surfing destination in Indonesia. The surfing season starts in April and runs until November, during the offshore trade wind season. Rote and the surrounding islands offer several high quality surf spots to explore when there is a bit of swell. The main break of T-Land is right in the front of the village of Nemberala and is a world class left hander with very long rides and a very friendly kind of wave...... it can be really good on big swell. Not far south of Nemberala there is great right hander called Boa which can be very good early mornings as the trade winds can mess with it later in the day. Boa can have perfect magic moments when there is a wet season swell. Suckie Mamas is just north of the village and can be a great right hander.
Catch a ferry from Kupang to Ba´a which is the main port for Rote Island. There is a fast ferry which takes only two hours . From Ba´a it is another two hours by public transport to Nemberala village in a Bemo. It is easy to find a Bemo at the port when a ferry arrives.There is also a passenger ferry operating daily between Kupang and Pantai Baru, a small mangrove fringed bay on the northwestern side of Rote. This is a much slower trip and we recommend the fast ferry.
Leave your Kupang Hotel around 7.30am and head to the harbour for the fast ferry.This is about 30 minute drive. When you get to the port look for the ticket agent and purchase a VIP air conditioned lounge ticket for the 9AM departure. Surfboards are an additional charge paid on the ferry - only about $2.00. Ferry trip is 2hrs in total. In VIP class you are located in an air conditioned seating area with big screen TV to watch or if you have a DVD movie you can ask the staff to put it on. You will receive a snack and water on the trip. When you arrive in Ba´a collect your surfboards after unloading and make your way to the parking area. Here you will find many people trying to offer you transportation and you will easily find a bus going to Nemberala.
Rote is the southernmost island of Indonesia. It is located near the end of West Timor and has an exceptional spectacular natural environment with clear, transparent waters, caved rock formations, terraced plantations and rolling hills rugged with palm trees, savanna and some forests. Rote island is especially known for its beautiful, white sandy beaches with the perfect surf, its ritual traditions, its beautiful ikat weaving and the Sasando, a musical instrument that is unique to the island of Rote. Over the years, Rote island has become a top class surf destination. Also it has become extremely popular as a diving and snorkelling destination within the Indonesian archipelago, thanks to its hectares of beautiful coral reefs that fringe the coastlines of the island. And besides this,the unique culture draws more and more tourism to the island of Rote.
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