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villa Santai
villa Santai


Swell after swell in 2019.
T-Land firing at low tide.
Does it get any better?
There’s still some spots left for our October-November special offer.
Stay 7 nights twin share and get 2 extra nights free.
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Come and get onto the T-Land express.


We have some awesome package deals for groups of 8 to 10 surfers for 2019.
These package deals include full board, motor bike, unlimited surf transfers to T-Land in any of our boats and four large Bintangs per day.
For info on prices including all compulsory Indonesian govt taxes, please send us an email to


one bomb unridden
one bomb unridden

September has been an awesome month of waves so far.
All the rights have been lighting up, due to good south swells and light variable winds.
Sukinamon and Boa have been the standouts with many barrels getting ridden.
Magic island has had a few standout sessions, for the crew staying at the villa.
Knowing when to go is the key.
A good surf guide is a must to get this gem on.
Looking into the next few weeks, we see a good long period swell forecast on the charts.
Hopefully the lucky surfers who are here will get to test their skills on some chunky rights and of course the magnet T-Land.
We’ve got some great deals running at the moment, so contact us and come and see just how good this side of Indonesia really is at this time of the year.
Keep on surfing.

Surf update

IMG_0404We’re right in the middle of the Tradewinds season and true as they are it’s offshore all day here in Nemberala.
Waves have been consistent so far in July averaging around the head high range, with the odd bigger day.
The forecast for the next seven days is looking very promising, with a strong sw swell due to start filling in from tomorrow.
We should start seeing wave heights increasing progressively up until Sunday when the swell is due to peak.
The wave models are predicting wave heights in the triple head high range.
This is sure to keep the big wave chargers happy.
Other surf spots on Rote and the offshore islands should also light up on the swell, so those with access to a good boat and the knowledge of when to hit these spots, should find plenty of barrels on offer.
If you have the time, and the weather is cold where ever you are , now is a good time to come to Rote and enjoy the warm water and great sunny weather here.

Surf report

imageToday the swell has been picking up all morning.
T Land is very consistent, with head high plus waves running down the reef.
The wind is blowing NNE creating plenty of open barrels at the point and inside mountain.
Later this arvo when the wind backs off, Suckies should be firing.
Currently there are approximately 35 surfers in Nemberala.

Season has kicked off to a great start

The season here in Nemberala has started really well.
T-Land has been firing this morning with well over head sets running down the reef.
Many a surfer have possibly caught the longest wave of their life today.
The swell direction was perfect, with waves running from the top of the point right through to inside mountain.
Boa was doing its thing yesterday and would of been seriously good this morning on the rising tide.
The forecast is looking pretty good for the nex three days too.
Happy days here in paradise.

Wet season all but over

one bomb unridden
Smoking right reeling down the line.

Early March and in Nemberala the sun is shining.
Wind is slowly coming around to the south east or no wind at all.
Theres been some super fun size waves at T-Land and at Boa, on the change of tides.
The surfing season traditionally starts on the 1st of April but its looking like some early sessions will go down before then.
If your considering a surf trip to Rote Island, now is the time to book your stay here at Villa Santai, whilst we still have some vacancies.

Surf season

IMG_0404The annual surf season is just around the corner.
We open on the 1st of April 2018.
If your considering a stay at villa santai, now is the time to start planning and booking your slot, to avoid missing out.
We’ve made some major improvements to the villa over the wet season, to make a stay at the villa even more enjoyable.
Looking forward to seeing you this year.