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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You have two ways to get to Rote – flying all the way or by the speed ferry; both leaving from Kupang – the Capital of West Timor. Basically you leave Bali at noon and at 5pm you are at Manduna resort to enjoy the Sunset or go surf till dark.

By plane all the way [2 flights] There are flights from Bali, Lombok, Jakarta & Surabaya into Kupang Airport – El Tari International Airport [KOE].We suggest using Lion Air as you can tag your bags at the airport of origin without the need to re-tag them in Kupang for the next flight to Rote. Currently, the only company flying to Rote is Wings Air which is a sister airline to Lion Air. During the peak season they offer two daily flights from Kupang to Rote Island Airport [RTI], which takes about 20 minutes.

By a combo of Plane and BoatThere is an express ferry boat that takes you from Kupang Harbour to Rote Island, which takes around 1.30-2 hours depending on the wind conditions. There are VIP boat tickets with number seated cabins and air-conditioning – but for this option, you will need to spend the night in Kupang as ferry leaves in the morning before your connecting flight’s arrival. It is cheaper than flying but less reliable as they operate depending on sea and wind conditions.

We can help organise the airport/ harbour transportation on a private car for 4 pax and the cost is 22usd/car/way. There are no local taxis available so all transportation needs have to be organised prior to your arrival. Call or email us to confirm your travel dates and time and one of our team members will be there to welcome you.

Some of the more popular amenities offered include free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and a pool.

Rote is a very safe island and Rotenese people are very helpful and friendly. In geographical terms, Rote is positioned in a very strategic position – the exact opposite to where tsunamis occur and where any other major natural disasters are very uncommon.

Manduna offers a wide variety of things to do. Wi-Fi to stay connected,
Yoga, Volley and Beach tennis court, Bicycles, SUP and Kayaking, tight
rope, amazing beach and swimming pool, fleet of 3 boats, motorbike
rental, tours and activities and a lot more to do.

We provide a varied choice of Indonesian and International dishes. We also have our seasonal specials and guests can choose Full Board or Breakfast Only packages.

*If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know in advance so we can be prepared accordingly.

Our luxurious rooms with air-con, both pool and sea view, high-quality bedding and impeccable décor.
Unlimited Daily boat usage to the main surf break [Nemberala]
3 delicious meals a day prepared by our Chef and his team using local ingredients and serving nutritious Chef quality meals.
2x Daily Free Yoga sessions
Free use of Kayak and SUP in front of the resort area
Free use of bicycles
Free use of Volleyball /Beach tennis court
Special discounts on tours and activities such as Island hopping, surfing in the outer islands, private Yoga sessions, SPA treatments and massages, SUP/Kayak experience at the crystal-clear mangrove waters and a lot more to do.

Our luxurious rooms with air-con, both pool and sea view, high-quality bedding and impeccable décor.
Unlimited Daily boat usage to the main surf break [Nemberala]
A nutritious breakfast with local and seasonal ingredients
2x Daily Free Yoga sessions
Free use of Kayak and SUP in front of the resort area
Free use of bicycles
Free use of Volleyball /Beach tennis court
Special discounts on tours and activities such as Island hopping, surfing in the outer islands, private Yoga sessions, SPA treatments and massages, SUP/Kayak experience at the crystal-clear mangrove waters and a lot more to do.

There are no Money Changers in Rote so we recommend changing your local currency to Indonesia Rupiahs in your country of origin or upon your arrival in Indonesia.
Rote has now one ATM where you can withdraw some cash if needed.

Although Manduna offers Wi-Fi in the public it is convenient to stay connected at all times especially when you are outside the resort exploring the island. You can either set-up a Data Roaming plan in your country of origin or like most guests do buy a SIM card from TELKOMSEL which is the only operator that works on Rote Island. It is possible then to Top-up the card in Rote if necessary but not possible to buy the SIM card there.

You can rent a motorbike and explore Rote. Car rental with driver is also available.

Conveniently located restaurants include Becky Boo Restaurant, Indika Health Store, and Narrow Restaurant.

Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, Yoga, Volley and Beach tennis court plus a marvellous sea at your door steps.

The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Indonesian.

  • Lightweight clothing
  • Wind Breaker
  • Surfboard / Kite / Foil equipment of choice
  • Sunscreen / sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats
  • Dry Pack
  • Re-usable water bottle (to keep your water cold and also decrease
    the consumption of plastic!)
  • Snorkeling mask
  • Reef boots, fin sets and keys, leashes, wax, rash guard, board shorts
  • Don’t forget your camera to register your best moments here!
  • Paradise is waiting for you!