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Atauro Island is a small island situated 25 km north of Dili, East Timor, on the extinct Wetar segment of the volcanic Inner Banda Arc, between the Indonesian islands of Alor and Wetar. Politically it comprises one of the subdistricts of the Dili District of East Timor. It is about 25 km long and 9 km wide, about 105 km2 in area, and is inhabited by about 8,000 people. The nearest island is the Indonesian island of Liran, 12 km to the northeast.
Atauro Island becomes favorite spot for snorkelers, divers and green tourists. You can see local divers seek for fish by using traditionally hand-made goggles and spear guns. The accommodation is quite enough with eco-ledge facilities and bamboo cabins. It is relatively quiet beach so you can enjoy your escape by relaxing, enjoying sunrise, sunbath and sunset. You can find beautiful and diverse reefs by diving sea.