Ministry of Tourism delegation led by Mr. Aquilino Santos Caeiro was conducted a day survey tour in district of Baucau was aimed to identify variety of ecological marine resources and activities for potential of new eco-tourism destination. Survey has a positive outcome likely to develop three white sand beach spots as eco-marine resorts and indigenous tourism destination in Timor-Leste. District of Baucau has spectacular ocean views and marine resources could attract national and foreign tourist to bring fresh currencies into the rural economy.
So, there are three indigenous beaches consists of pristine ocean and diversity of marine wildlife include variety color of coral reefs such as staghorn, acropora humilis, white branching and pore. Tour distance was 7 km along coastal areas begin from Watabo’u, Bau’ou and Caibada beaches.
These beaches have peaceful environmental setting, free from air pollutant and noisy for domestic and international eco-tourists to extend their experiences, enjoyment and relaxation.
“I think this eco-resort can bring mutual income to rural communities and reduce unemployment rate in remote areas” says: Caeiro
On 11 October 2012, Baucau Australia Industry Development Facility Program Advisor, Mr. Ricardo Marques report to Ministry of Tourism Delegation that many domestic and international tourists extend their higher visit in weekend compare to normal week days. Total amount of $ 1000 was the highest turnover on eco-marine resort usually occurs in every weekend. There were 21 of rural employees have deliver good quality of hospitality services to customer by selling food and beverage include other type of organic foods. I have always positive feedback without any complain from customers regard to our services said Mr. Marques.
Two New Zealanders were exited to stay for one week in Watabo’u beach as it’s has peaceful and friendly environment. Local bar tenders were provided good hospitality services to serve us organic food and fresh fish as quoted by Ms, Meredith Davies.