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Villa Santai Rote Island

31 Nembrala Village, Nembrala, Rote Island 85971 Indonesia
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Villa Santai is an ocean front villa with panoramic views of T-Land surf break. Consisting of four exclusive, spacious and private bungalows, which have been designed with the tropical climate in mind, Villa Santai is the perfect destination for surfers, couples, families and group bookings (maximum 10 guests at any time) With extremley completive, all inclusive packages available. The bungalows can be rented individually , or the villa can be rented as a whole. For all pricing contact Villa Santai via email. The well trained staff will serve you up with a variety of delicious fresh sea food,meat and chicken dishes typically of Indonesian/western cuisine, which is included in your rate, also included in your rate is unlimited surf shuttle to T-Land surf break, snorkelling equipment, mountain bikes and paddle boards. Fishing and outer island trips are available, using the villas high speed 7.5 meter custom built boat, this will incur extra fees or rent a motorbike to go exploring.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Bicycles available
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Non-smoking hotel
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Mark Shaw wrote a review Oct 2019
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Villa Santai is a comfortable and relaxing holiday experience where you feel like part of the family. A small group of guests generally are generally surfing or fishing enthusiasts, who share the magic of their experiences on Rote Island. The accommodation is meticulously clean and comfortable. Dino, Sanchi, Jousef and all the staff are friendly, attentive and capable at this owner-managed resort.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Ranger wrote a review Oct 2019
Darwin, Australia1 contribution
Just returned from epic trip staying at Villa Santai. Its been a long time since I’ve been back to Rote and instead of staying at my usual place I tried Villa Santai. I’ve been all across Indonesia and nowhere has every box been ticked like this place. Breakfast lunch and Dinner were perfect served by Chef Sanchy. Communal style and delicious fusion of Western and Indonesian. I stayed in the Boa Bungalow. Had the best nights sleep in months. Mosquitoes haunt me in Indo and Santai gave me respite for my stay. The clever lay out means all guests have privacy and the best bar in Indo (I’m serious they should do Corona commercials there) is out the front if you’re feeling social and like a drink with your beautiful sunset. Bar attendant Orbit the Rote local proved himself adept at any drink and on a few nights people from all the other villas and hotels dropped in for his classic margaritas. My favourite place was the Gazebo. Shady and perfect for reading a book, sleeping or just staring at the beach, reef and distant surf. The gardens are immaculate with blooms of colour compared to some other places along the beach that look tired and unloved. The Host Deano brings over a decade of experience in this last frontier to make your stay seamless and I’m used to the difficulties travelling outside Bali (Sumatra, Java, Sumba,Flores) but somehow Deano’s experience helps you forget you’re actually in a remote part of Indonesia and the stress that entails. Did I mention the Surf?
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
jonathon_earle wrote a review Oct 2019
Perth, Australia10 contributions7 helpful votes
This place never lets me down! This is the 4th time ive stayed here and as usual its hard to fault. Dinos got the perfect spot in front of T Lands. I spent a week here with the wife and she loved it. Sanchis food is AMAZING! Great place with great staff. Obed the barman is a LEGEND!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Mark Fitzgibbons wrote a review Sep 2019
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Just returned from another amazing trip to Villa Santai, this time with my son. It was my 3rd trip there & it never disappoints. Dino’s knowledge of the surf breaks,tides,wind etc makes sure your in the right place at the right time. Dino, Sharon & there staff always make you feel at home and it is never easy leaving. Great surf, food and bar with awesome sunsets, what more could you ask for. I’ll be back next year for sure. Fitzy
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Dave A wrote a review Sep 2019
14 contributions1 helpful vote
From the start to the end this 10 day surf trip was hard to fault. The info pre flight spot on and connections from Perth easy and Xfers sorted. The Villa was as depicted - clean, airy and spacious- and serviced twice a day. The food was mostly local with the odd steak burger for when we ate at the bar during the AFL games. The beer was always cold and plentiful and the staff and management go all out to make your trip amazing. Now the surf! T Land was smoking when we arrived at about 6ft throwing in the odd 7-8ft set - glassy mornings with solid offshore building through the day. This wave never stopped for 10 days but slowly dropped in size holding usually 3-4 ft before kicking again 8 days later to upwards of the 8ft mark. Options aplenty were presented to our group from the solid right at suckies, the fast and shallow tubes of Do’o, the glassy dark blue shacks of Boa and the double barrelled beauty of N’Dana’s mirrored breaks being the Jewel in the Crown. We had access 24/7 to scooters with board racks and two boats including the big rig to get us in the spots. With everything we experienced at Villa Santai, the indisputable advantage of staying here above all others is the local knowledge available to get you on the waves. Any resort can run the boat out the front but when the swell pumps the wind swings and the tide drains having Dino pull you from the lineup from one wave and put you in another miles away is epic. I was recommended to stay here by mates and will be doing the same to multiple more. Get amongst Villa Santai - the Jewel in the Nemberala and Besialu Crown! Dave - Australia
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from villasantai, Owner at Villa Santai Rote Island
Responded 10 Sep 2019
Thank you Dave for your kind review. Myself, Sharon and the entire staff are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Villa Santai. It was our pleasure to have you stay and we’re all looking forward to returning one day. Regards Dino.
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$124 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndonesiaEast Nusa TenggaraWest TimorRote IslandNembrala
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Santai Rote Island
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Santai Rote Island?
Nearby attractions include Nemberala Beach (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Santai Rote Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Santai Rote Island?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Santai Rote Island?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Santai Rote Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Narrow Restaurant, Bekky Boo Restaurant, and Blu Oceano B&B, Italian restaurant.
Does Villa Santai Rote Island have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Santai Rote Island offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Villa Santai Rote Island have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Santai Rote Island offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Santai Rote Island?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Indonesian.