Rote’s Hidden Sunrise Beach
With edits by Flores Plus editor
Nusakdale Beach in Rote Island is also known by the locals by its nickname, Sunrise Beach and is located in Nusakdale Village, Pantai Baru District, Rote Ndao Regency.
This beach is often overlooked by tourists because of its concealed location in a hidden part of Pantai Baru sub-district. Compared to the other beaches in Rote such as Nembrala Beach and Bo’a, which are already famous throughout the world, Nusakdale Beach has its own natural beauty that is no less interesting.
Two capes flank the beach. To the north there is Tanjung Ingulangan and to the south is the magnificent Tanjung Niluana.
Along the 2-kilometer shoreline filled with sparkling white sands, there are impressive waves and hundreds of coconut trees along with the charm of pandanus trees giving coolness and shade.
Behind the beach to the west, there is a wide stretch of 80 hectares of rice fields, the Ingupapan rice field complex – a source of livelihood for the people of Nusakdale Village. There is also a fresh water spring on the beach called Oe Leak spring that spouts clean, clear water that is sweet and fresh.
To reach this beach, visitors will be treated to a challenging new adventure because the road leading to the beach is still rocky and fairly steep, but the beauty of this beach will drive away all your fatigue.
This tourist attraction can be reached from two directions, the first from the capital city of Rote Ndao Regency, about 30 km and the second from the capital city of Pantai Baru sub-district, about 15 km away.
Photo Credit: Ola Keda
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