There’s ‘remote’ where you’re an hour or so from the bright city lights, and then there’s remote where the nearest town is a long drive and a flight away! Bo’a Vida falls into the second category. When you want a bit of excitement, there’s a host of activities to try, including diving, kite surfing, inland trekking and sailing, to give you a different experience of island living. And then, of course, there’s the world-class surfing...
Beyond boutique, the resort has only a couple of castaway-style beach bungalows, each with an uninterrupted view of the shoreline. The larger is the ideal location for a proper family adventure escape, while the smaller is the ultimate romantic hideaway. This is the ideal place to explore Indonesia’s rugged side; somewhere to come when you want nothing but clear seas, untrodden sands and a crisp horizon.
On the southern shores of Rote Island, which is just south west of Timor in Indonesia’s southernmost island cluster. Situated on a clifftop on the southern tip of the island, the Bo’a Vida offers a very rare kind of seclusion.
Remote, unspoilt beaches
Clifftop restaurant with local produce
Surfing, snorkelling & diving
Sailing, fishing & water sports
Bo’a Vida was the perfect balance between cut-off and luxurious. We felt properly rested for the first time in ages, and the scenery was unbelievable.
Discover what to expect from staying at Bo’a Vida Rote
Honestly, it seems impossible not to love this place. There are times in life when we all feel the need to really get away from urban living, not just to the beach down the road but to a place where those roads don’t even exist. Arriving on Rote is an honest breath of fresh air, and a stay at Bo’a Vida, in its extraordinarily unspoilt location, nourishes body, mind and soul in a way few places can.
Ride Rote Island’s famous surfing breaks, or try a variety of other water activities including kitesurfing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, diving and fishing. Wander along the shoreline, or head inland to explore the island’s inner terrain and visit local villages.
The out-of-the-way location demands a sustainable approach. The Bo’a Vida uses locally-sourced, sustainable materials wherever possible, they are 100% solar powered, and treat and repurpose waste water to use in the gardens.
We won’t be taking you to each of Indonesia’s 17,500 diverse islands, but this trip will have you exploring four of Indonesia’s islands - Java, Kalimantan, Bali and Komodo. From cruising the jungle waterways of Kalimantan’s rainforest and spotting orangutans, to soaking in the culture in Java to a few days relaxing on Bali and Komodo island - this is a trip full of beautiful contrasts.