One of our favorite hotels in all of Indonesia was built by surf legend Felipe Pomar and it’s run by his business partners Diego Arrarte and Maria Pineiro. It’s a surf lodge that blends comfort, cuisine and style better than anywhere else in Rote. The four rooms are set in a large wooden house and guesthouse with accent lighting, day beds, ikat bedspreads, limitless laundry and bottled water, and security boxes. Diego, the longest-tenured expat in Nemberala, will make sure you get to the right waves at the right time via the house boat. Maria, the chef, presides over a sublime international seafood kitchen, carves fresh sashimi, bakes fresh bread, and blends spectacular soups and curries. Mountain bikes, fishing trips and island excursions are also on offer. They have a satellite wi-fi feed and a level of comfort and elegance that feels effortless (it isn’t) and belies its extremely remote location. Closed during the wet season.