Atauro (Dili)

Located enticingly close to Dili, Atauro Island is well suited for a day trip, or longer stay.  Atauro is a wonderfully friendly and relaxing destination.  While it is the perfect place to laze in a hammock, there is also a lot to enjoy if you want to be more active.

With rugged mountains, forests and grassy slopes, the coastline varies from overhanging cliffs to the most sublime beaches. Most of the Island is surrounded by reefs rich in marine life with crystal clear waters.

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The hills and coastline offer great hiking from a guided climb of Mt Manukoko to coastal walks.

On Atauro there is some lovely eco-accommodation and a good range of locally produced handicrafts.  These include carved wooden figurines, Boneka dolls and bags and intricately woven reed mats and baskets.

More information:  ataurotourism.org

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.