Once home to the Komodo dragons, Padar Island is now known for its impressive landscape, easily making the island postcard material. The vantage view of Padar Island is a treasure chest for photographers. Let’s get to know this magical place a little bit before you go on the unforgettable Padar island tour.
Padar island boasts Flores’ most iconic view
Epic coastlines surrounded by deep blue waters, Padar Island’s view is out of this world. The curving coastlines had apparently been a favorite of travel photographers, so much to the point that you wouldn’t see Flores photos without the iconic view of the hill atop the stunning island.
Different colored beaches in a single place
Padar Island seemed to hog amazing natural phenomenon by itself. Not only does it boasts Flores’ signature island view, the island apparently has beaches that are out of this world. Different-colored beaches exist within a single island. This magical island has pink beach, black beach, and white beaches.
The pink beach, one of the few in the world
The famed pink beach is definitely among visitors’ favorites. Just as the name suggests, the sand found on the beach is mixed with millions of pieces of corals that were shattered centuries ago, mixed with white snad. It’s one of the rarest sand colors in the world. The pink hue comes from the creatures called Foraminifera.
The hike up is so worth it
Trekking and hiking are one of the most popular activities in Padar Island. The island lets you discover some of the most captivating sights in the world. The hike to the top takes approximately 40 minutes more or less, depending on your stamina and your rest, or well, how many pictures you took on the way up.
The ultimate adventure: rediscovering savannah
Trekking in Padar Island is like coming out of a fantasy storybook. While the vantage point from the summit is what people seek, the hike to the summit is delight in itself. Many people go up the during the blind hours in the morning to catch the sunrise. However, a trek up the summit during mid-morning to early afternoon can be an excellent idea. You’ll encounter less people who are hunting for their sunrise, and moreover, you’ll be able to enjoy the whole the view all over the savannah.
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Diving in Padar Island
The Flores area in is a grand pace of discovering marine species abound. And despite its size, the waters surrounding the island have at least five known species of sharks, and sightings of the sought-after Manta Rays are not rare. If you’re not keen on scuba diving, It’s undoubtedly is an excellent place to do snorkeling as well. The pristine waters all around the place meant that the view point is excellent even through the surface.
Flores is known as one of the top destinations in the world for diving; and it’s definitely listed in many divers’ bucket list. If you’d like to maximize your diving in Flores Indonesia, the best method you could do to get as many dives as possible is by joining a dive cruise or a liveaboard. This will allow you to reach dive sites that are difficult to get into on a day trip.