In some places in Flores there is electricity available from the national network, but in Mbeliling, electricity supply comes from solar power at a level of 5-10 watts. It is recommended to bring additional batteries for your gadgets.
There is no internet connection in the villages in Mbeliling. Even in some parts of the region there is no telecommunication signal.
There are phone signals, though Telkomsel (one of Indonesia’s largest phone companies) available in Roe, Langgo, Werang, and Rekas villages.
Yes, but only in some hotels and restaurants in larger cities such as Labuan Bajo. Cash is the main form of payment used throughout the island.
Labuan Bajo, Ruteng, Borong, Bajawa, Ende, Maumere and Larantuka
In Labuan Bajo there are many different types of hotels ranging from 1 to 5 stars. While in Mbeliling, there are only homestays.
The road is not well paved, but motorcycle or car can be used to reach the village.
There are only local toilets available in the village, but they are clean and either connected to the homestays or are in a separate bathroom next to the house.
Western showers are not available. Instead, guests will try the traditional Indonesian “mandi”, which is a bucket shower.
No, but there will be a rubbish bin provided for guests.
Yes, all guests will need to bring a towel or sarong.
As there are no laundry facilities provided in the villages, guests will need to wash their own clothes, and washing facilities will be available at each home stay.
Yes, you can ask your host family for some boiled hot water.
There are no safety deposit boxes currently available, so we recommend that you leave your belongings in your homestay in a locked bag, or leave them at home.
Your homestay will be chosen for you based on the number of people and facilities available in each house.
There are only double beds currently available.
Yes, there are mosquito nets in every room but you can also bring mosquito repellant for your convenient.
Yes. There are some great stores that sell various kinds of snacks and other essentials including bread. There are also some small shops in Mbeliling which sell toiletries, and packaged goods.
Yes, all local communities have rubbish bins.