Aileu

Located in the central highlands immediately to the south of Dili, Aileu includes very steep forested ridges – some lush with tropical vegetation and others dry and rocky, covered in sparse eucalyptus trees and grasses. Beautiful rice paddy ribbons run along the river valleys between the steep slopes making a colorful contrast with the mountain ranges behind.

On the winding road from Dili, travelers often stop to capture the expansive views down to the winding rivers far below and out to the northern coast with Atauro Island in the distance.  Apart from the villages located close to the road and on ridge tops, others are hidden from view by the steep terrain and forest.

Going further south into the municipality the road from Dili eventually drops down to a very picturesque fertile high land valley and the bustling market town of Aileu.  There is a small freshwater lake to the town’s west. Continuing on south towards Maubisse the countryside starts to feel even wilder and more remote.  The views are magnificent and in the wet season enjoy the wild flowers along the roadside.  Traditional thatched roof villages can be seen in the distance, either linked by road or walking track.

Adara
Located besides a beautiful white sand beach with sea breeze and views on the remote west coast of Ataúro Island, this eco-accommodation ranged from simple thatched huts to larger rooms with shared bathrooms. Rooms are equipped with mosquito nets. Access is by boat or walking from Beloi. Trekking and guided walks can be organized, boat trips and snorkel gear hire. It has also open relaxation space with beautiful sunsets.
Dili
Accommodation has beachside location. Air conditioned apartments feature kitchenettes, open plan living, bedrooms (1-2) and bathrooms. Restaurant, bar, swimming pool and tour desk. Breakfast included. Free wifi and airport transfers.
Beloi
Small personalised eco-resort beside Beloi beach with thatched bungalows and shared bathroom. Specialised scuba diving centre onsite. Breakfast included and other meals by arrangement. Great sunrises and very peaceful. Activities include diving, snorkelling, swimming and of course lying in a hammock.
Balibo
Boutique hotel with restaurant and small museum built within a colonial era fort. Sweeping views across forested hills, Balibo village and out to sea. Air conditioned bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Local walking guides and cave visits can be arranged. Free wifi. Breakfast included and other meals by arrangement.
Beloi
Relax and unwind in our beachfront thatched bungalows set amongst lush tropical gardens. All meals are included during your stay within a spacious open-air restaurant. Barry’s Place can also help guests organize activities, tours, local outrigger boat trips for snorkeling on the outer reef, and rental of equipment including snorkel gear and fishing rods. A true eco-resort, Barry’s Place was designed with sustainability in mind, utilizing traditional construction techniques and locally-sourced building materials, and has integrated measures into daily operations to reduce energy and water consumption and support local community projects.
Dili
Hotel has swimming pool and fitness centre. Air-conditioned bedrooms have private bathrooms. Apartments also available. Onsite restaurant, tour desk and self-service laundry. Free wifi, parking and buffet breakfast. Free airport shuttle service (longer stays only).
Oecusse - Arbiru Beach Resort
Dili
Hotel with sea breeze and ocean views beside the beach. Bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and some have kitchenettes. Breakfast included and wifi. Onsite café and gift shop. Swimming and beach walks. Sensational sunsets. Free parking.
Beloi
Small hotel overlooking the ocean with restaurant/bar and swimming pool. Rooms have air conditioning and private bathrooms. All meals and motor-launch transport from Dili included. Organizes activities/tours and rents snorkel gear/bikes/fishing rods etc.
Maubisse
Guesthouse set in garden has small lounges and balconies. Bedrooms have private bathrooms. Breakfast included and other meals by arrangement.
Liquica
Beachside resort with 6 spacious villas and Black Rock International Restaurant. Good beach for swimming, expansive ocean views and fantastic place to enjoy the sunset. One hour’s drive from Dili. Resort can help organize transport and airport pick-ups.
Dili
Backpacker accommodation – shared dormitory rooms with single and bunk beds. Breakfast included and free wifi (public areas). Small restaurant onsite.
Dili
One bedroom air conditioned bungalow with private bathroom right next to the beach. Balcony has sea views. Onsite restaurant and bar. Breakfast included.
Beloi
Camp-style full-board accommodation on beachfront property located in Beloi. Diving, snorkeling, island transfers, dive courses and dolphin-spotting cruises can be arranged. Thrilling sunrises and peaceful atmosphere.
Baucau
Guesthouse with beautiful ocean views and large veranda. Air-conditioned bedrooms have private bathrooms. Breakfast and afternoon coffee included.
Dili
Air conditioned bedrooms with private bathrooms. On-site restaurant and small fitness centre. Free wifi and airport shuttle service.
Dili
A boutique luxury hotel in the heart of Dili, the cool comfort of the Discovery Inn is ideal for both the business traveller and the holidaymaker alike. Our unique hotel is located at Rua 30 De Agostu Natin Feto, Aldeia Grilhos, Dili Timor-Leste; a central location close to Parliament House and popular cafes and within strolling distance of the beach. It is also home to Diya Restaurant – a fine dining restaurant that is acclaimed as Dili’s best. Charming small air-conditioned hotel with restaurant and bar. Breakfast included. Bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Onsite gift shop. Free airport shuttle service and wifi.
Dili
Dive Timor Lorosae - Guest house & apartments has choice of air conditioned studio apartments and guest houses available with lounge/kitchen, bedroom(s) and private bathroom. Swimming pool and free wifi. Dive centre and Castaways restaurant/bar on site.
Baucau
The accommodation has air conditioning, hot shower, safe inside parking and security guard. Breakfast is included and meals are available.
Lospalos
This place is located in the middle of the wider community. When we want to the rest in addition to that, we can also learn the character and language of the community from the community itself in addition,the usual transportation used is Tum-Tum if we want to get around in the area itself.
Beloi
Estevão’s Homestay is located at Suco Beloi, Ataúro Vila and one of the places to stay and relax in Beloi at an affordable price. It is a five-minute walk from Beloi beach, good for swimming and snorkeling. Estevão’s Homestay offers two basic, clean and comfortable rooms equipped with mosquito nets and fans. Experience simple home prepared food, local snacks and the best company! Full Board $20 (breakfast, lunch and dinner included). Half Board $15 (breakfast and dinner).
Dili
Air conditioned suites and bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Restaurant and swimming pool. Free buffet breakfast and wifi. Conference facilities also available. Free airport shuttle (longer stays only).
Dili
Hotel near the Indonesia Embassy and has Air conditioning,own bath room,satellite TV, hot water, fridge, serviced daily,washing,meals available,off road parking,linen provided,back up power, internet,breakfast included and restaurant
Dili
Air conditioned apartments with bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. Swimming pool and fitness centre. Free wifi, parking and airport shuttle service. Bike hire is available.
Maubisse
Eco-accommodation located in countryside near Maubisse. Beautiful views and peaceful setting. Bedrooms with thatched roofs and share bathrooms. Breakfast included and other meals by arrangement. Hiking guides and village visits can be organised.
Loi Hunu
Guesthouse in the countryside on the banks of the Loi Hunu River. Breakfast included and other meals by arrangement. Rooms have ensuite bathrooms. Activities nearby include guided trekking on Mundo Perdido, caves exploring, cooking lessons in local village and learning about resistance history.
Dili
One of the premiere boutique hotels in the new Timor Leste. With panoramic views across the expansive Dili bay area from the upstairs restaurant and its smart modern interiors this small hotel offers you the best accommodation in the city of Dili. Our restaurant offers fresh, innovative cuisine and balmy onshore breezes from the beach directly in front of the hotel. Situated on the Avenida da Portugal, alongside many international embassies, this premium location offers the best views and aspects in the city. Come and enjoy your stay with us. Beachfront location, restaurant, bar and swimming pool. Air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Free parking and wifi.
Pante Macassar
Inur Sacato Oecusse Villas has air-conditioned bedrooms with private bathrooms. Breakfast included and onsite restaurant.
Dili
Air conditioned rooms with private bathrooms. Onsite restaurant. Breakfast included, free parking and wifi.
Dili
Hotel the Ramelau is a pinnacle of luxury that present you with the selection of 69 elegantly appointed guest room with suites and 9 exquisite residence apartments that are considered perfect heaven for the discerning traveler. our pristine grandeur business Hotel The Ramelau in Dili creates new ways to ensure that your comfort is paramount we are ever mindful of your individual needs and ensure you will have an ultimate experience during your stay with us. Our top of the range amenities are there to anticipate and satisfy your every need. There is not only rooms that we provide but also accommodation features,complimentary service, dining, meeting & events and facilities.
Dili
Located in the heart of Dili,in one of the most prestigious avenues of the city, near of Nicolau Lobato Airport, Embassies, Government buildings, shops, restaurants and beach, this prestigious hotel offers 88 rooms, including exquisite and comfortable suites and apartments,Restaurant,Large meeting rooms,Coffee bar and Outdoor Swimming Pool.Over time Hotel Timor has updated and benefited from several renovations. Nowadays, it offers all the comfort and convenience of an International Hotel but always maintaining the charm and tradition of yesteryear. Once at the Hotel Timor, you will travel in time, but a journey that is ongoing at the present and projecting into the future of this young nation.
Same
Hotel has air conditioning, restaurant, attractive swimming pool and garden area. Most bedrooms have private bathrooms. Breakfast included and other meals by arrangement. Trekking guides can be organised.
Dili
Property includes a garden setting, swimming pool and fitness centre. Free wifi and parking. All air conditioned units have a kitchen/living room, bedroom(s) and private bathroom.
Dili
Accommodation includes restaurant, café and on-site travel agency. Free buffet breakfast, wifi and parking. Air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms.
Dili
Our guesthouse is a basic homestay / lodage facility located in the city welcoming short / long term guests. In the safe area just behind the US Embassy in Dili, Timor Leste, our Portuguese style home is in a quiet, private environment near the beach in Pantia Kelapa. We offer facilities that include private bedrooms and a choice of shared bathroom or private bathroom (Bess Room only). Our guest house has 0 meals upon request and made to order focusing on quality ingredients and primarily gluten free, vegetarian cuisine. Drinks are also available.
Valu (Jaco)
Guesthouse is set amidst shady trees besides a beautiful beach. Choice of bedrooms with private bathrooms or share bedrooms/bathrooms. Camping sites available. Breakfast and other meals by arrangement. Boat transport to Jaco Island, hiking guides and caves visits can be organised.
Liquica
Lauhata Beach Escape Ideal beach front location to escape from Dili on week days or weekend. Beach front restaurant and bar regularly serving fresh local fish and coconut water, 8 rooms ideally layed out for couples or family. Only 30 minutes from Dili but feels like you are a way hundreds of miles from Dili. Beachside resort, good for relaxing, swimming and sunsets. Air-conditioned rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Camping spaces available and onsite bar/restaurant.
Maubisse
This accommodation and restaurant facility serves as the first model of village-based eco-tourism in the country, showing rural communities that it is possible to generate income and make a living through leveraging their natural environment - the only resource available in the countryside. Situated in the heart of Maubisse, known for its stunning natural beauty and soothing mountain air, it is now a must-visit destination for tourists. All profits are reinvested in the Green School and Women’s Organic Farming Cooperative.
Dili
About Malinamoc Malinamoc Paradise is a small resort with 16 residential units, built in 2010, less than 1 km from Dili airport in a quiet residential suburb. It was designed amidst large tropical gardens where guests may feel the nature and relax from the bustling daily life at the Dili commercial and administrative centre 6 km away. The largest and newest shopping centre in Dili is less than 2 km away. At Malinamoc Paradise, besides enjoying the quality and space of the fully equipped and serviced accommodation, people can relax by the 17 meter swimming pool, exercise at the small open air gym, walk the pathways in the garden or enjoy a pleasant meal at the garden restaurant. A quiet drink at the garden or pool outdoor esplanades is also a pleasant experience. Air-conditioned accommodation with private bathrooms. Outdoor swimming pool and gardens. Onsite restaurant, breakfast included and free wifi, airport shuttle service and parking.
Vila
Located next to the local arts & handicrafts shop Biojoia and Boneca de Ataúro, this accommodation ranges from thatched huts with shared bathroom, to larger rooms with private bathrooms. Rooms are equipped with fans and mosquito nets. Restaurant is open for public and specializes in Italian food with pizza and freshly pasta with homemade tomato sauce. Breakfast is included! Lunch & dinner is pre-order. It has also open relaxation space and garden area. Five-minute walk to pristine Vila Maumeta beach, good for swimming and snorkeling.
Baucau
Small guesthouse with open deck offering good ocean views. Bedrooms, fan or air-conditioned, have private bathrooms. Breakfast and other meals can be arranged. Small gift shop onsite.
Dili
Offering a terrace and views of the sea, Moby’s Hotel Lda is situated in Dili. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is available. You will find a gift shop at the property. You can engage in various activities, such as snorkelling and cycling. The hotel also offers bike hire. The nearest airport is Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport, 6 km from the property. Waterfront accommodation includes private rooms and backpacker share dormitory accommodation. Free parking and onsite restaurant and gift shop. Bike hire available. Breakfast included (some rooms).
Dili
Modern air conditioned hotel on waterfront with swimming pool, spa pool, fitness centre and spa/wellness centre. Bedrooms/suites have private bathrooms. Restaurant, café/bar and conference facilities. Free wifi and airport shuttle.
Dili
Restaurant & Resort by the beach facing Atauro Island. Aquatica DIVE centre is a sister company that located right at the heart of the resort.
Pante Macassar
Guesthouse with restaurant/bar located opposite beach. Air conditioned bedrooms have private bathrooms. Breakfast included and other meals by arrangement. Hiking guides and snorkelling can be organised.
Baucau
Situated in the town centre, with easy access to public transport and close to restaurants. Room price starts at $10 for a standard room with fan, which includes breakfast. The guest house is just a five-minute walk from Baucau Cathedral, the oldest church in the Municipality of Baucau.
Hato Builico
Bedrooms with private bathrooms and dormitory rooms with share bathrooms. Breakfast included. Other meals by arrangement. Trekking guides can be organised.
Dili
Air conditioned rooms have private bathrooms. Swimming pool and sun terrace. Breakfast included and free shuttle service and car parking. Free wifi (public areas).
Dili
Set in the heart of Dili, Plaza Hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a 24/7 front desk and an on-site restaurant. All rooms offer a flat-screen TV and a refrigerator, free on-site parking. The Plaza Hotel Dili is situated next to the old Portuguese Palacio de Governu. It is 5 minutes’ walk from shops and restaurants. Free transfers are available to and from Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport. Air conditioned suites and rooms with private bathrooms. Onsite restaurant, bar, function facilities and a business centre. Breakfast included and free parking.
Hato Builico
Guesthouse with private bedrooms and dormitories with share bathrooms. Lounge/dining area and viewing deck. Breakfast included and other meals by arrangement. Trekking guides can be organised.
Baucau
Charming flamboyant pink hotel in the old part of Baucau. Air-conditioned bedrooms have ensuite bathroom and balcony. Restaurant/bar with garden terrace specialises in traditional Timorese and Portuguese dishes. Conference room and wifi included. Large swimming pool nearby.
Maliana
Guesthouse set on top of hill overlooking Maliana. Air conditioned bedrooms with private bathrooms. Breakfast included.
Maubisse
Guesthouse set in gardens within old stone walls (Portuguese colonial era). Hill top location offers expansive views. Bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Breakfast included and other meals by arrangement. On site restaurant/bar.
Tutuala
Pousada Tutuala has a stunning location set within stone walls of an old Portuguese fortress atop a coastal headland. Air conditioned bedrooms have ensuite and share bathrooms. Breakfast included and other meals by arrangement.
Maliana
Guesthouse set amidst rice paddies in the countryside on the outskirts of Maliana. Air conditioned bedrooms with private bathrooms. Breakfast included and other meals by arrangement.
Lospalos
Small, friendly hotel in a convenient location. Facilities include meeting room, bar/restaurant and the hotel also offers a laundry service. Breakfast is included in the room price.
Dili
Air conditioned bedrooms have private bathrooms. Free parking, free wifi and breakfast included.
Com
Guesthouse next to beach has sea breeze and views. Bedrooms have fans/mosquito nets and shared bathroom. Breakfast included and other meals by arrangement. Beautiful sunsets.
Baucau
Colourful air-conditioned accommodation with restaurant/bar. Bedrooms have private bathrooms. Breakfast included and other meals by arrangement.
Dili
Air conditioned rooms with private bathrooms. Outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and BBQ area. Onsite restaurant, breakfast included and free wifi.
Dili
Air Conditioning, Own Bath Room, Satellite TV, Hot Water, Fridge, Own Cooking Facilities,Coffee Making Facilities, Serviced Daily, Washing, Meals Available,Off Road Parking, Linen provided, Back up power, Internet.
Tibar
Hillside retreat overlooking bay includes spacious bungalows with private bathroom. Onsite restaurant and bar. Beautiful ocean views and fantastic place to enjoy the sunset. 10-15mins drive to Dili. Resort can help organise transport and airport pick-ups.
Dili
Timor Lodge Hotel offers different varieties of accommodation. From the very affordable cabin-type rooms, studio styled apartments as well as stand alone villas. We cater for both short-term and long term stay. The hotel features verdant grounds and the iconic swimming pool.There is a gym with free weights and exercise machines. Our restaurant is open from 06:30 to 23;00 and is available for groups of up to 150 diners comfortably.We are also the closest hotel to the Airport and just 3 minutes from Timor Plaza and 10 minutes from downtown.
Dili
Air conditioned ensuite bedrooms and self-contained apartments. Restaurant, café, bar, meeting room facilities and large viewing deck. Buffet breakfast included, free wifi, airport transfers and parking. Tour desk and luggage storage.
Dili
Air conditioned apartments with bedroom(s) and bathroom. Swimming pool and children’s play area. Free wifi, parking and airport shuttle service.
Dili
Beachside bungalow (one room) with a terrace and views of the sea. Onsite bar.
Beloi
Located in the main road of Beloi opposite the Ataúro Airport, this eco-accommodation offers a range of thatched bungalows with shared bathrooms shaded by coconut trees. Rooms are equipped with double beds, fans and mosquito nets. Breakfast and other meals by arrangement. There is a good beach nearby, just a few minutes walk away
Vila
Located in the main road of Vila Maumeta, this small guesthouse offers six rooms with double beds, shared bathrooms and garden area. Rooms are equipped with fans and mosquito nets. Pristine Vila Maumeta beach is just few-minute walk away. Good for swimming and snorkeling on the island. Breakfast and other meals by arrangement.
Dili
Air-conditioned self-contained accommodation with a private terrace and garden views. Lounge, laundry, dining area/kitchen, bedroom(s) and bathroom. Free wifi. Close to beach.

Top things to do in Aileu

Drive around coffee plantations
Aileu is a scenic coffee country and the drive here is pleasant, with new roads making it a fairly straightforward trip from Dili. You can organize a visit to a coffee plantation as well.

Japanese war memorial
The town of Aileu hosts a large monument commemorating the role of Aileu in the Japanese invasion, and the massacre of local Portuguese citizens during those times.

Monument of Former President Nicolao Lobato
Located in Aissirimou, the monument marks the history of the armed insurrection of August 15, 1975.
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Statue of Saint Pedro and Saint Paul
This statue is located a short walk up the hill from the municipal church, and it represents the patrons of the town.

Visit Aileu market
If you happen to visit Aileu on market day on Wednesday and Saturday you will be able to enjoy a laidback but still bustling environment and see all the fresh vegetable and fruit on display, plus coffee, tobacco and other local produce.
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Visit Youth Training Centre Municipal Aileu (SJMA) in Aissirimou
The training center is the umbrella for a women sewing group, and also 10 community groups that are involved in agriculture activities such as vegetable farms and fish farms.

Lagoon Seloi Kraik
It is located in the small village of Seloi, 1.5km from main road heading south towards Gleno town. This is a perfect place for taking a small break, breathing fresh air and relaxing by the water.