The underwater wonderland, Atauro Island is a remote island north of Dili. This is one of the place you have to visit if you are traveling in Timor Leste. It's a true paradise.
The island is very remote hence why the marine life thrives allowing you to witness nature in its full potential without mass tourism ruining it. You can simply grab a goggle and go off and explore the beautiful coral reefs just off the beach.
You will also be able to see how the locals really live on the island. I would recommend staying at homestays so that you can experience the real Timorese lifestyle.
All in all, there is no better place to get away from the buzzing city of Dili than by visiting Atauro island.