The Alor Islands are the most remote part of the island chain known as Nusa Tenggara. These small islands are still relatively unexplored, but are starting to be known for their pristine coral gardens, abundant marine life, welcoming people and strong traditions.

Due to centuries of tribal warfare and headhunting, many areas have been isolated for a long time. This also explains why traditions have been well conserved and why Alor has more than 14 different local languages, some of whom are spoken by less than 500 people.