Travellersí sites

Lonely Planet: the standard for adventurous travellers

Sojourn Online: travel overview

goEastTimor: great backpacker's travelogue

Queensland University of Technology (QUT): a journalism student's reports on travelling in East Timor

General information

Timor Aid: some outdated areas but still a great catch-all site

World Bank: development, economics and background

University of Coimbra, Portugal: history and settlement regional history

East Timor Press: local news

East Timor Action Network (ETAN): the political slant

Government of East Timor (site under construction)

Institute of Current World Affairs: great newsletters by an American teacher East Timor (pdf)

Australian National University: a very comprehensive reading list

Travel Information

Air North


US Department of State

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Dili Dallying


Dive Timor: PADI certified, dive courses, good rental equipment and boat, nice people

Thrifty East Timor: car and motorbike rental

Mega Tours: Day trips in Dili, Maubisse or Baucau, or overnights to Baucau, Com, and Tutuala with an Engligh-speaking guide

Harvey World Travel: The only travel agency in East Timor !


Central Maritime Hotel: Thai-owned luxury air-conditioned cruise ship anchored opposite the main drag
tel +670(390)311 600    fax +670(390)311 601

Hotel Esplanada: High end but unstuffy, great bar and Dili's only hotel pool
Satellite +61 (0)419895 297    fax +670 (390)311 539

Hotel Turismo: Basic but comfortable, a Dili landmark with a nice
garden resturant
tel +670 (390) 723 4704    fax +670(390)323180

Timor Lodge Hotel: Comfortable, near the airport, car rental
tel +670 (390) 324227    fax +670 (390) 324 040

Hotel Timor: Top-of-the-line, Portuguese flavour, excellent restaurant
tel +670 (390) 723 2009 fax +670 (390) 324 505

Dili Guest House: Basic but clean and cheap
tel. +61-408-467242

Purple Cow: Beachside bar/restaurant with simple rooms

JC PAV Community Centre: Hostel for backpackers

Outside Dili


Pousada de Baucau: A lovely, high-end Portuguese inn
tel. +(614)18 176 003


Pousada de Maubisse: Clean and comfortable with a good restaurant
tel +(670) 390 325 023


Com Beach Resort: air-conditioned rooms and a beachside bar
Satellite +62 868 114 11111 or via Timor Lodge (above)

Tour operators

Intrepid Travel: small group adventures in East Timor from May 2003