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Bo’a Vida Rote

Rote Island, Timor

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.

Location

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.

A little more detail

  • Remote, unspoilt beaches

  • Clifftop restaurant with local produce

  • Surfing, snorkelling & diving

  • Sailing, fishing & water sports

From a client…

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.

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View from villa at Bo’a Vida Rote
View from villa at Bo’a Vida Rote
Thatched villas at Bo’a Vida Rote
Thatched villas at Bo’a Vida Rote
Breakfast at Bo’a Vida Rote
Breakfast at Bo’a Vida Rote
Villa at sunset at Bo’a Vida Rote
Villa at sunset at Bo’a Vida Rote
Sunset at Bo’a Vida Rote
Sunset at Bo’a Vida Rote
Palm trees lining the path at Bo’a Vida Rote
Palm trees lining the path at Bo’a Vida Rote
Bedroom with sea view at Bo’a Vida Rote
Bedroom with sea view at Bo’a Vida Rote

Why we love it

Discover what to expect from staying at Bo’a Vida Rote

Unspoilt location

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.

Aerial view of Bo’a Vida Rote

What can you do there?

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.

Woman watching sunset over the sea

Sustainbility

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.

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