Arbiru Beach ResortAddress: Aldeia Meti 1, Dili view map
Arbiru Beach Resort is a newly developed luxury hotel, in a beachfront location with a large swimming pool. Accommodation comprises bedroom, open-plan lounge and kitchen, bar and restaurant with stunning panoramic views, an international menu and two well-equipped conference rooms.
The hotel is located in a quiet area in West Dili and offers a relaxing area to run, walk or just play with the kids at the beach. It is also perfect spot to watch spectacular sunsets over the neighbouring Indonesian island of Alor. The swimming pool has a 3 metre deep end with a closed shallow area for children. Scuba diving lessons can be arranged.
There are two restaurant areas. The first floor bar and dining room is open-fronted to catch cool sea breezes and watch local fishermen at work in their traditional canoes. The view sweeps across from the famous statue of Jesus Christ and the eastern beaches of Dili to the Timor Leste island of Atauro on the horizon. Whale watching during the migration season (September-December) is a must, with opportunities to spot resident schools of dolphins year-round.
The international menu is extensive, ranging from Asian and classic Portuguese cuisine, with the emphasis on fresh local seafood. Service is attentive, portions are generous and there is a comprehensive wine list offering both Portuguese and Australian vintages.
Arbiru Resort combines a friendly atmosphere with sleek modern decor. The style is simple, bright and airy, with elegant marble features keeping the environment cool and comfortable in the heat of the day.