Things to do around Dili

There’s so much to do around Dili.  Whether you’re travelling for work, or on holiday there are sights to be seen, people to meet and fun to be had in, and around Dili every day.

Diving:
There are a range of great dive operators running out of Dili. With a variety of shore and boat dives a short drive from Dili, to the world class, pristine marine environment of Atauro, there is plenty to explore.
Get in touch with www.compassadventuretours.com or www.aquaticadiveresort.com

Balibo Fort:
Built in the 18th Century and is the place from which the Balibo Five filmed the buildup of the Indonesian Forces prior to invasion in 1975. Only 3 hours drive along the stunning coast road – www.baliboforthotel.com

Guided Tour of Dili:
From 1/2 day tours around Dili, to full day guided tours along the scenic towns and key spots along the coast, to overnight cultural and historical tours, get in touch with www.timoradventures.com.au

Black Rock, Liquica:
One of the more picturesque and easy to access getaways outside of Dili is along the coast road to the west. Caimeo Beach offers camping with style, or beachfront villa’s along with their famous Black Rock Restaurant – www.caimeobeach.com

Shopping:
Timor Leste’s premiere shopping centre, Timor Plaza, sports a wide range of cafe’s, restaurants, fast food and a Cinema complex, as well as a broad range of fashion, computer and mobile phone shops. It even has a rooftop bar – Sky Bar – where you can relax and enjoy some sundowners overlooking Dili – www.timorplaza.com

French Cinema Night:
The Institut Fran├žais has a French Cinema night, every last Sunday of the month, held at the Fundacao Oritente, Dili

Beachside Cinema:
New to Dili, free movies on the beach at the BEACHSIDE CINEMA. Every Friday night in the dry season, at the Beachside Hotel & Cafe, which will be staying open for dinner and drinks.