MondayJanuary 8, President Joko Widodo paid a working visit to Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. During the visit the President distributed the Smart Indonesia Card (KIP), gave a public lecture at the Muhammadiyah University of Kupang, and handed over 2,500 land certificates to the people. On Monday afternoon, the President and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo departed to Rote Regency. In Rote, the President briefed the National Coordination Meeting of Bara JP (Volunteers Troop for Jokowi Presiden) 2018. Starting his second working day visit in Rote Ndao District, the President enjoyed the beauty of Nemberala Beach. At Nemberala Beach, the president washed his hands and face with the sea water. After the event, Nemberala beach became the public spotlight.
Nemberala Beach is one of the leading tourism destinations in Rote island. For a long time, Nemberala Beach is known as the beach with world class waves. In 2016, Nemberala Beach won the award of Anugerah Pesona Indonesia or the Indonesian Wonder Award as the first winner of the most popular surfing spot category. The waves at Nemberala Beach can reach 7 meters high in August to October. Not surprisingly, many world surfing championship event were taken place at Nemberala Beach.The beach location itself is located on the Rote island. Nemberala Beach takesone hour drive from Saudale DC Airport, Rote. You can use the plane from El Tari Airport Kupang.
In addition to the awesome waves, Nemberala beach has white sand. Traveling to the beach, you can find many things to do such as fishing, swimming, surfing, and much more. Fishing is one of the most popular activities because the sea around the coast has many species of fish. The most common fish species found in the sea including Tuna Gigi Anjing (dogtooth tuna), Spanish Mackerel, Yellow fin Tuna, Trevalli, Wahoo, Sailfish, Sea Perch, Kerapu and Marlin.
Visitor can do another fun activityat Nemberala beach such as snorkeling. With snorkeling, you can enjoy the beautiful underwater life on the beach, including colorful corals, large pelagic and small reef fish as well as beautiful sea shells and octopus. Other interesting activities including surfing, trips to the village and island exploration. With the Island exploration, you can visit other islands nearby such as Donna, Do'o and N'Doa. To stay overnight on the beach, you need not worry, because there has available many facilities from luxury resorts to simple lodgings on the Nemberala beach. So someday, if you come to Kupang East Nusa Tenggara, keep in your mind to travel to Rote to see the beauty of Nemberala beach.