This is a nice guesthouse + restaurant popular with surfers who visit Taitung’s east coast.
Tropical Low Pressure Surf & Guesthouse is at Donghe village’s south end, just off Highway 11. This laid-back, funky place is made up of three separate houses, one an original home now transformed, the other two purpose-built for guesthouse use. The owner-couple: He is Japanese, studied music in the U.S., and was brought to Taiwan by his love for surfing; she is local, from the Bunun tribe, and you couldn’t ask for a more relaxed, congenial host. He takes guests on guided surfing outings, and also teaches beginner classes (fees for both). Full gear is available for rent or purchase. The simple guestrooms are tastefully designed and furnished, and there is an irresistible open-air bar/café patio with a street-facing counter. (Rooms start at NT$1,500; sandwich breakfast included.)