The entrance of the stunning Boa Vida resort in Rote island

Imagine a secluded resort perched above the hills, overlooking white sandy beaches, basking in the surrounding beauty of Pulau Rote… Imagine a tree house, built with the warmest wood, and a room with no walls, open to the sunshine, the breeze and the stars. This is the captivating setting of Boa Vida resort in Rote island which I had the chance to call home for a few nights…

Rote Island

Exploring Rote island with my partner Phil – Read the story here – we set off for a romantic time to the secluded hills of Bo’a Vida, a luxury eco resort located on the West part of Rote island. Built entirely with local natural materials and running on solar panel energy, Bo’a Vida has the irresistible charm of complementing the beautiful nature surrounding it.

Arriving at Bo’a was like stepping into a whole new part of our holiday. The very special light, the views, the nature surrounding us and the incredible beauty and serenity of this place are hard to describe. With its red soil and natural and warm tones, the resort reminded me of Africa

The pathway to the treehouse at Boa Vida resort in Rote island

The pathway to our treehouse

The Treehouse

Our nest for the next 3 nights was to be a gorgeous treehouse, overlooking the ocean. Although the resort is secluded, the level of comfort and the attention to details at Bo’a is truly remarkable. This is a real luxury retreat: from the freshly scented towels in the bathroom to the delicious and healthy meals prepared daily by the Chef, the exquisite tropical decoration and the in-house masseuse.

The sunny lounge area in the treehouse at Boa Vida resort in Rote island

Our sunny lounge

The beautiful treehouse bedroom built in bamboo at Boa Vida resort in Rote island

The dreamy bedroom

A relaxed guest reading a book in the bedroom at Boa Vida resort in Rote Island

Moments of peace

The gorgeous natural stone bathroom at Boa Vida resort in Rote Island

The Natural Bathroom

A view of the stunning surf break from the balcony at Boa Vida resort

View from the bedroom’s balcon

Bo’a Vida’s world class surf break

Stepping outside of Bo’a, a stunning white sandy beach runs for miles, while Boa’s world class wave breaks right in front of the resort. We were stunned to discover that pro surfers Marlon Gerber and Asher pace were casually riding it during our stay and Phil happily joined in! 😉

A surfer carrying his surf board on his way to the beach at Boa Vida resort

Casually sneaking out…

A young surfer entering the waves at Boa Vida resort in Rote island

Boa’s famous break

A natural dream

While Phil was making waves, I went for a long walk along the stunning sandy beach. I also enjoyed a swim to the secret beach right below the resort, secret as it’s only revealed at low tide!

Mother Nature’s beauty was all around, completely unspoilt… Picking up seashells on my way back, I felt grateful for the simple joy of being here, surrounded by the incredible nature.

One of the secluded beach at Boa Vida resort in Rote Island

Secret Beach

A basket full of colourful seashells picked up at Boa Vida resort in Rote island

My seashells harvest

As the sun was setting in Bo’a Vida, we were just overwhelmed by the exceptional beauty and serenity of this place, feeling incredibly grateful to witness it.

The stunning surf break at sunset Boa Vida resort in Rote Island

Surf break Boa Vida

What makes Bo’a Vida truly special however is its timelessness: time here seemed as if suspended, while we felt a mix of peace, happiness and wonder for having the chance to stay in such a magic place

A beautiful sunset illuminating the rocks at Boa Vida resort in Rote Island

A special place

A view of the massage bale at sunset at Boa Vida resort in Rote Island

Sunset Bo’a

I hope you enjoyed this story. I certainly loved sharing it, as memories of this incredible place and our time there arose…Bo’a Vida is simply unique and unforgettable!

– The Tropical Nomad –