Roti Island and Pulau Ndana, Indonesia
Roti island is an island of Indonesia, part of the East Nusa Tenggara province of the Lesser Sunda Islands. It lies 500 km (311 mi) northeast of the Australian coast and 170 km (106 mi) northeast of the Ashmore and Cartier Islands. The island is situated to the southwest of the larger island of Timor. To the north is the Savu Sea, and to the south is the Timor Sea. The main town, called Baa, is located in the north of the island.
Rote is particularly well known for its surfing, each year surfers flock to Namberala to ride the near perfect tubes formed by the shallow reefs and off-shore winds. Diving in the area is also exceptional due to the large numbers of Manta and Dugong seen there. Rote has many historical relies including fine antique Chinese porcelains, as well as ancient arts and traditions.
Just south of Roti is Pulau Ndana, the southern most island of Indonesia. This island is uninhabited but has a wealth of bird life and is a turtle breeding ground.
Things to See & Do
* Bird watching at Pulau Ndana
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Rupiah (IDR)
Language – Indonesian
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Population - 110,000 approx.
Land Area - 1,200 km2
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +62
Port Location – The port is located at the main town of Baa.
Travel Links - There is a daily ferry to the island from Kupang, the provincial capital on West Timor.