In the year 2006 the final piece of the puzzle came together, enter Maria, a European trained Argentine chef. After completing a high-end cuisine apprenticeship in Spain and years of culinary education, Maria took on the hospitality side of Malole. In one year she mastered the local language, Bahasa Indonesian, and English. She whipped the Surf House into shape, creating an atmosphere for international culinary delights, giving the guests one major reason to get out of the water at breakfast, lunch and dinner time. She paved the road to success, the waves and accommodation spoke for themselves, but Malole had the golden ticket: amazing food AND over 40 years of Rote surfing experience.