It's worth toughing out access issues to get to this part of the island, especially if you're a keen surfer. Although there are daily buses from Waingapu to Tarimbang and trucks to Praingkareha, getting around may require a 4WD, motorcycle and even some hiking.
If you’re looking for deserted waves, check out Pantai Tarimbang, a life-altering crescent of white sand framed by a massive limestone bluff 95km southwest of Waingapu. The beach thumps with terrific surf, there’s snorkelling nearby and beach-shack accommodation is available at Marthen’s Homestay. The kepala desa had just started building a traditional village accommodation concept when we last visited, set to offer three, seven-room houses and a bungalow.