Sten Lodge eco Homestay & Dapur Tara Flores Restaurant


Homestay, restaurant and retreat near Labuan Bajo Komodo on the beautiful Flores island in Indonesia


Sten Lodge eco Homestay
Eco friendly accommodation and retreat

Sten Lodge eco Homestay is an eco friendly accommodation located just outside of Labuan Bajo, 30 min from Labuan Bajo Komodo airport. Fresh air, birds singing and pure water from Mbelliling mountain is what you will experience during your stay here. The accommodation is ideal for winding down from the daily rush. Reading, walking, meditating or whatever interests you.

A delicious breakfast and dinner is included in your stay. The breakfast always includes Coffee Manggarai or Herbal Tea, fresh fruits and home made Flores Granola mix, together with some daily specialities. Dinner is delicious traditional Flores food.


Dapur Tara Flores Restaurant
Flores food prepared over open fire

Dapur Tara Flores Restaurant just outside of Labuan Bajo is a community based traditional Flores Restaurant specialising in traditional Flores food with ingredients mainly from our organic gardens or from our surrounding farmers.

Everything is prepared over wood fire with Love and Smile. Enjoy Dapur Taras Jungle Breakfast and Jungle Lunch, or visit us anytime for a Manggarai coffee, Spicy coffee or Herbal tea

We invite small or big groups to enjoy our amazing traditional Flores food in the peaceful surroundings of Pesari Valley

Walking barefoot as healing therapy

How often do you send love to your feet? These precious feet that always support you and carry you through the entire life. Give them the love they deserve by walking around in the natural gardens of Sten Lodge and Dapur Tara Flores.

Wearing shoes every day has made our feet sensitive. Our feet love to be massaged, walking barefoot touching mother earth now and then. Feet are also maps of the human body. Acupressure points in the feet correspond to glands, organs and muscles in our body. Thus, soreness in specific points of the feet reflects imbalance in the corresponding organ, gland or structure of the body.

Walking barefoot on mother earth is a beautiful way to reconnect with the earth element of the natures five elements, earth, water, fire, air and space, and thereby heal us. It is a cure for our disconnection from mother earth. It is like hugging our mother. Barefoot walking is also a good therapy for knee pain, stiffness in the joints, back pain, and digestion improves drastically by the acupressure effect of barefoot walking.

At Sten Lodge and Dapur Tara Flores you have the possibility to reconnect to mother earth, and give love and natural massage to your feet. Everything is built with natural materials, stone, bamboo, grass and wood. The paths in the gardens are made with flat stones from our land and the floors in the bamboo huts from bamboo. It’s a perfect place for walking barefoot to heal and reconnect to mother nature.

Sten Lodge eco Homestay



Mosquito net
Solar lamp
Charger for mobile phones
Breakfast and Dinner included
Balcony with mountain view
Double or Twin beds
Cool nights for pleasant sleep


Natural Environment

Organic gardens
Fruit trees
Medicinal Herbs
Pure air and beautiful birds
Outdoor dining available
Hammocks for relaxing

Dapur Tara Flores Restaurant


Jungle Breakfast and Lunch

Jungle lunch
Fresh fruits, Rice with beans, Vegetables with coconut, Smoked chicken, Sambal, Bamboo rice, Spicy coffee

Jungle breakfast
Spicy coffee, Herbal tea, Flores Granola mix with fresh fruits, different kind of sweet potato.


Social projects

Under the name Anak Alam Flores, Sten Lodge and Dapur Tara Flores are running several initiatives to increase the education level of primary school children in Flores

We teach and run primary schools in remote villages where no schools are present and starting up small libraries in various villages.

Jungle Food Tour

The Jungle Food Tour include two nights accommodation. At arrival a traditional welcoming ceremony will be held. The second day you will experience an interpretative walk with the local community together with a visit to the local cave Liang Kantor. In the afternoon you will participate in a cooking class with focus on local Manggarai cooking over open fire.

Welcoming with traditional Manggarai music
Traditional welcoming ceremony
Staff welcoming you

Videos from Sten Lodge and Dapur Tara Flores

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Komodo ID at Sten Lodge eco Homestay and Dapur Tara Restaurant 2020

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Ibu Novis video about Sten Lodge eco Homestay November 2020


In Kompas TV series Travel Update one episode was dedicated to Sten Lodge eco Homestay and Dapur Tara Flores Restaurant


CNN Indonesia made a short documentary about Labuan Bajo where Sten Lodge eco Homestay and Dapur Tara Flores Restaurant was included


Sten Lodge eco Homestay and Dapur Tara Flores have received the Indonesian certification of CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, Environment). Certificate is available on the Indonesia Care website

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Phone: +62 823 4004 5561
WhatsApp: +62 813 3722 3724

Melo, Liang Ndara, Labuan Bajo
West Manggarai Regency, Flores
Nusa Tenggara Timur
86754 Indonesia