Welcome to ANUGERAH SURF & DIVE RESORT
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Anugerah Surf and Dive Resort is a family owned business, which has been
accommodating surfers since 1995. It has slowly grown into the most
popular resort on Rote Indonesia, due to the friendly atmosphere, impeccable
service, unrivalled location and reasonable pricing.
The resort is still owned and managed by the Frans family and staffed by friendly Nemberala locals. Erasmus (“Moose”) Frans is the eldest son of the family and the resort manager. He is an experienced local surfer with a degree in English and Economics, and works tirelessly to ensure the smooth running of the resort. His wife Elizabeth is the restaurant manager, and also does everything possible to keep the meal quality at a high standard.
We own the local internet shop, currently located 500 m from the resort.
Be aware that download speed is generally slow to lack of bandwidth at Nembrala, though we are doing everything we can to change this in the future. We have a basic colour printer should you need to print travel tickets, work documents etc.
Services non Included
Anugerah Surf&Dive Resort prides itself in offering the most
complete range of services on Rote, to make our customers stay as hassle
free as possible. If there is something specific you require that isn’t
listed on this site, just ask and we will do our utmost to assist.
We have several scooters with board racks for our customers to rent for exploring the island or getting to Boa to surf. Price: 5€ half day 7,50€ per full day. Our Nissan 4wd is also available to rent, and comes with a driver for your safety.
Our local photographers can be engaged to shoot either from the boat or from the reef.
and FISHING, MASSAGE...
These are our simplest rooms with two or three beds, a fan, 1 mosquito net per bed, and en-suite bathroom, featuring a cold shower and flushing toilet.
Despite the price, they are clean, well-appointed and popular with those on lower budgets.
These delightful units are tastefully designed in a fusion of traditional Indonesian and European style, with two beds, two mosquito nets, a fan and an en-suite bathroom featuring a shower and flushing toilet.
They open out onto the pool and offer sea views as well. These are highly popular and it pays to reserve in advance.
Our most desirable option is a delightful second story chalet with expansive sea views, colour tv and dvd player, and en-suite bathroom with flushing toilet.
It has two doubles and one single bed, and is ideal for families or couples who want greater privacy and that little bit of extra comfort.
All prices include accommodation, bedding and three meals per day. All other services incure an extra charge at stated rates.
The food menu varies daily, with a standard breakfast of fruit salad
followed by eggs, toast and a pancake, or nasi goreng for those that
prefer a more traditional Indonesian breakfast.
Lunch is usually a chicken or fish dish with rice and vegetables and a salad. Dinner is usually a similar style of meal with a different meat dish, followed by a simple desert.
Vegetarians can be catered for. with a personal menu by arrangement.
Servings are generous and customers never complain of going hungry.
Meal times are fairly relaxed to accommodate surfing at odd hours.
A rolling breakfast starts from 7.00-9.00am(ish), lunch is from midday, and dinner from 6.30 pm.
Tea and coffee are available all day.
Other snack foods like ice creams, soft drinks, crisps and chocolate are available from the restaurant at reasonable rates.
For parents with young children who wish to either surf together, or
perhaps enjoy a few hours time-out from the children, we can arrange
babysitters from within our tight knit family of staff.
We can provide Surf courses, Diving, surfboard rental and boat transport to the reef and around the island
The south west coast of Rote is home to an array of world class surfing locations, from long winding lefts, to bone crushing rights.
The western orientation of Nemberala Bay offers exposure to the same south and south-west swells that pound the Indonesian shoreline from March to November, while its orientation ensures offshore conditions all day in the prevailing South East trades, with light to variable conditions in early and late season and stiffer winds in July and August.
All the main spots are within easy access of the Resort, either by boat or by land.
Specializing in the finest Surftech surfboards that paddle great, but more importantly, ride fantastic ! Enjoy to surf Nemberala without the hassle and cost of traveling with your own surfboards. choose your ride from our collection of surfboards : Wayne Lynch freedom, Webber afterburner, All Merrick Channel Islands Flyer II, Santa Cruz Swallow, JC SD3 (Shane Dorian)...
The period from April to November sees consistent swell. The trades
generally begin blowing in late May, reaching their peak strength
between July and August. The good thing about Rote, is that if there is a
solid swell, there is generally somewhere to surf, with a variety of
breaks facing in different directions, offering clean conditions in
pretty much any wind.
The moon phases have a great influence, to check in order to get the most beautiful swells. Ideal between May and September, before and after the 3 days ‘full moon …The Gods will be with you !Two different tides = a small one and a big one every day – from which you need a boat for the right timing. Watch out for the reef at water level – think about wearing boots and maybe a hood too ! Water temperature: 28°C – not many people in the water.
Bring a fixing kit and spare fins. In general, a choice of two surfboards can be useful…
Most spots in these islands remain a whisper, only Nembrala is frequented by other surfers. Left long surfable by all sizes and keeps the big swells.
T Land : G Land sister wave ! Located in front of Nembrala beach (Nembro) Freight train is running on !
Homebreak : A funny left situated far over the reef. Can reach 5m if in good mood…
Peanuts & Bo'a : 2 beautiful lefts ½ hour from Nembrala. Shallow bottom.
Dana : (access by boat only) Solid right and left peak.
Do'o Island : (access by boat only) Another freight train running at speed of sound until horizon line. Don’t miss this pearl.
Weather / Temperature
Air temperature : 30°C (Summer) / 30°C (Winter)
Water temperature : 28°C (Summer) / 28°C (Winter)
We all want the same thing when we arrive on Rote…to get some great
waves and come in smiling.
Just have a look athe scheme below to have maximum benefit from your stay on Rote island !
Whilst surfing has been the cornerstone of the tourist industry in Rote, its distance from
Bali has meant the numbers are far fewer than islands like Lombok and
Sumbawa, and the local society has kept its traditional roots.
The Rotenese are a conservative, shy, but almost universally friendly people, and happy to engage travellers, with little or no property crime reported by visitors.
Church remains a powerfully unifying force, and Sunday sees nearly all the local villagers attending a service at some time.
Shops are few away from the main centres, and the absence of a large cash economy is marked. However the island appears poised at a crossroads of sorts.
Growth is happening quickly in the south, around Nemberala and Boa, and if the rest of Indonesia is anything to go by, big change is in the wind, with large numbers of foreigners building holiday homes and a series of resorts popping up all along the south coast.
The remainder of the island seems to be blissfully carrying on as it has for centuries, despite the prevalence of mobile phones, cars and bikes. Most tourists can be heard to utter at some time that Rote is still … like Bali used to be !
Kolewa Foundation currently works on a number of projects in Bali, Rote, Timor and Sulawesi. Our goal is to achieve a better future for children and older people with disabilities and make a change !
Would you like to help us during your stay at Rote? Keep on checking this page and www.kolewa.com for upcoming activities.
According to local legend, the island got its name in the 17C, when a
lost Portuguese sailor landed on its shores. Confused, he asked a local
farmer where he was. The surprised farmer, who could not speak
Portuguese, introduced himself as “Rote”, and somehow the name stuck.
The ensuing bloody introduction to western society saw Rote as a source of slaves for the European invaders, however the Rotenese adapted quickly, adopting Christianity in order to survive.
Education came with religion, and through time, it has allowed the island to exert a powerful political and economic influence over its neighbor Timor.
Pulau Rote is the southernmost island in the Indonesian Archipelago,
one of the Lesser Sunda Islands and covers 1200 km/2 with a population
of roughly 100,000.
It is part of the East Nusa Tengarra province, located just south of West Timor, and along with the other small islands nearby, it forms the Kabupaten Regency. To the north is the Savu Sea, while to the south is the Timor Sea.
The Lonely Planet guide describes it as, “A slender limestone jewel, with powdery white sand beaches and epic surf” and the description is spot on. The landscape is unlike many other Indonesian islands, and features rolling hills and a vast inland lake system.
You’ll see some terraced rice plantations, acacia and lontar palms (which are the economic mainstay), savannah and some tropical forest.
GETTING TO KUPPANG
Most travellers arrive from Kupang via Denpassar on daily flights with a number of airlines, but surfboards incur an overweight baggage fee at a “per kilo” rate.
Garuda flights generally cost more, but have a stated 12kg surfboard allowance free, and generally just throw them on regardless of weight.
Prices vary between airlines and dates, with cost ranging from 80€ to 240 €. Taxis from the airport to the city cost around 6€, and most travellers face at least one night in Kupang while waiting for a morning ferry service.
This iconic old colonial port has a range of accommodation options to suit various budgets. We will recommend you some options when you will organize your surf trip to come to visit us.
The fast ferry arrives at Ba’a and takes about two hours, costing RP 150,000 economy or RP 190,000 for a VIP ticket. Be warned that a RP 10,000 surcharge for boards is normally levied. The Bemo trip from Ba’a to Nemberala takes about an hour and costs in the region of RP 50,000. If you want a bit of space, you can charter a whole Bemo for RP 250,000. Alternatively, we can pick you up in our Nissan 4wd which is lots more comfortable. Cost is RP 400,000 for the car, which fits four.
If you are desperate, there is one almost failsafe way, which is to fly from Lekunik Airport to Kupang. Currently there is a commercial service; however it appears to be as random as the ferries.
When it flies, it costs RP 218,000. Alternatively, a plane can be chartered from either of two companies (Trans Nusa or Susi Air) at a cost of approx. US$1,600.00.
The small planes can fit 12 people but a couple less if you’re carrying surfboards. Transportation to the airport costs RP 250,000 by bemo, or RP 350,000 in our 4wd.
All Bemo drivers generally carry rope and are happy to strap boards to the roof, though carrying your own long rack straps can be a useful insurance in the extremely slim chance that they don’t have rope.
280€ for 7 nigths
Price per Person - 7 Night in Single Occupancy - 3 Meals /day
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