Padar Island, Komodo National Park

Padar Island
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Padar Island is one of the islands located in Komodo National Park. It is one of the third largest islands after Komodo and Rinca Island. Padar has a spectacular view with a unique rock formation.

The island is close to Rinca Island which is separated by Lintah Strait. There are also small islands around the island.

Padar Island has no population and there are no Komodo Dragons inhabitants on the island. However, there are some reptile inhabitants on this island. Snakes, geckos, and monitor lizards can be found on the island.

The sea around the island has several scuba diving and snorkeling spots. There is also a beautiful white sand beach.

What to Experience on Padar Island?

The highlight activity to do on the island is hiking. However, you can also enjoy other activities on the island.

The following are things to experience on the island:

  • Hiking for a spectacular view. You will need to hike for 30 minutes to get to the top of the island. Enjoy sunset or sunrise with a spectacular view of the island.
  • If you are a landscape photographer, Padar is one of the recommended islands to take pictures. You can have a sunset shot, daylight, and night shot on the island. The drone is also allowed on Padar. But you may need to pay extra costs to use a drone.
  • Scuba diving and snorkeling around the island. Padar has several diving spots where you can enjoy beautiful corals and colorful fish.
  • Enjoy a beautiful white sand beach. Relax or swim on the crystal-clear water, and enjoy the beach situation which is not very touristy.

How to the Island?

Padar Island is only accessible by boat tour from Labuan Bajo. If you plan to visit the island, all you need to do is book a Komodo island boat tour from Labuan Bajo. You can choose to go on a day tour or an overnight tour which takes 3 days and 2 nights or more.

Labuan Bajo is the main gateway to start a Komodo boat tour. This small town is located on the western tip of Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Labuan Bajo has various types of accommodations, from homestay to star hotels. Restaurants are also spread around the town.

Here is how to get to Labuan Bajo:
  • Flight from Denpasar, Bali to Komodo Airport, Labuan Bajo. The flight will take you there in approximately 1 hour.
  • Ferry from Sape, Sumbawa Island. This way may take a long time to get there. If you are in Bali, you will need to get on the bus and ferry to Lombok. And then bus and ferry to Sumbawa Island. It will take approximately 32 hours from Bali.
  • Boat tour from Lombok which takes 4 days and 3 nights. This boat tour will include a visit to Komodo National Park.
  • PELNI from Benoa, Bali. This is a big ship with two times departures in a month. It will take approximately 32 hours to get to Labuan Bajo.

For the most preferred way to get there is by flight from Denpasar, Bali. The return way will also be the same, get on the flight from Labuan Bajo to Bali.

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