Rosa’s Ecolodge is located next to the Baluran National Park in the traditional Madura village of Sumberwaru (often called Karangtekok) in the Situbondo Regency, East Java (see under TRANSPORTATION). The area, with the Baluran mountain as a back-drop, has a nice and romantic atmosphere with rice paddies, clusters of waving bamboo, coconut trees, cows and goats. Traditional cow carts move slowly through the landscape.
Rosa’s Ecolodge was built in 2001. It has a main building with reception and restaurant, and several comfortable and very clean bungalows built in Madura style, complete with air conditioning, spring beds, western style toilets, and hot water. Between 2010 And 2013 the owner Rosa Tambayong had to focus her attention to the deteriorating health condition of her husband Rene Tambayong. During these years she could not be available at the Ecolodge. Since the beginning of 2014 Mrs. Rosa Tambayong is back and has begun to revitalize and improve the Ecolodge.
At the moment there are six bungalows / rooms available, all newly renovated. They all have a private veranda facing a colorful garden. The style and atmosphere of Rosa’s Ecolodge is traditional and reminds of past times. This style is in Indonesia called “Tempo Doeloe”.
The restaurant has been improved with a more eco-friendly menu. We try to avoid factory produced food stuff and try to use as much locally produced raw materials as we can, and as far as possible organically farmed. We serve both local and international cuisine and have made a special effort on the breakfast. We consider all our guests personal friends.
Rosa’s Ecolodge also has a small hideaway in the rice fields. Here we often spend lazy afternoons drinking tea and rest tired legs after excursions in the national park.
As the most important activities of Rosa’s Ecolodge are tours and safaris, and the numbers of rooms still are limited, we have to give priority to guests joining any of our tours.
Breakfast is included in room price. Set lunch and dinner buffet are always available for our guests. Internet access, bicycles, and snorkeling equipment are available.