The people of the Atauro Island community in East Timor invite you to come and visit their island . . . . a magical place that is still ‘like other places used to be’ . . . and to be part of their project to keep it that way.
Atauro, a majestic mountainous island across the Wetar Strait from Dili, offers you a unique holiday as guest of the community : sleep in bamboo cabins at Tua Koin, the eco-village on the edge of a quiet and beautiful bay, wake to the sun rising out of the sea and move slowly through the day – after fresh Timor coffee, local fruit, crusty rolls and wild honey stroll for miles on unspoilt beaches, snorkel on beautiful and diverse reefs that fringe the island, glide up the coast in a traditional outrigger, hike through mountain forests and villages, watch community life around you, or just curl up with a good book and let the world go by....
Tua Koin is managed and operated by Roman Luan, an Atauro Island community organization, and through Roman Luan, all profits from your visit go into community projects which are developing ecologically appropriate community managed tourism on the island. Tua Koin is a simple and attractive model of eco-tourism which aims to minimize the negative impacts of tourism and maximize the positive benefits for local communities. Cheap Hotels and Cheap Tickets to Atauro Island and not only...
Its goal is to attract responsible guests who will enjoy sharing an authentic environment, culture, beauty, tranquillity and adventure. Guests are asked to respect the environment and culture of Atauro. Cultural/study tours can be organized on request.
You are welcome!