Padar Island is one of those places that tends to be overlooked by many travelers on the earth, but they don’t know what they’re missing out on here! The stunning island is one of the most beautiful and underrated vacation destinations. It is the third-largest island within the Komodo National Park and located between Rinca Island and Komodo Island. With its turquoise seas, steep mountains, and hills, Padar is an island with remarkable natural beauty. The stunning island is surrounded by a vast blue ocean and several small islands. From the island’s summit, you can see more beautiful beaches than you can count on your fingers.
Adventure Trekking in Padar Island
How would you feel to get on top of the island, explore the hill, and live an adventure within nature? Breathtaking, right! Well, Padar Island happens to be the land of the hills, which offers all adventurers a lot of places to explore and a liberating sense of victory. The topography of this island with steep hills and mountains make the island perfect for a trekking holiday. Travelers can climb the hill to enjoy the panoramic view from the top. You can see the best view of the blue sea and the surrounding small island are enchanting. This place is also perfect for both sunset and sunrise. This island stands 238 m above sea level and has 768 stairs to climb. This journey is accessible to all levels of fitness. No need to worry; it shouldn’t take much longer than 30 minutes.
How to get the Island?
To reach Padar, you can either take a day tour from Labuan Bajo or by liveaboard. There are several flights to and from Labuan Bajo that can be contacted via Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya, Lombok, Makassar, and Kupang. But, the best way to explore this island is by liveaboard. Choosing a great liveaboard is not that difficult. You need to consider the budget, length of the sailing trip, and itinerary.
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Tips for Trekking
For hiking enthusiasts, the hill of Padar provides a unique landscape to enjoy the great and fun outdoors. Here are the best tips for a trekking holiday!
- Don’t forget your sunscreen. Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. The sun on the island is just so hot, so you may get an irritating sunburn if you do not use sunscreen.
- Wear the right walking boots. Do not wear sandals for trekking, because the slope is quite slippery.
- Bringing a camera is a must. You can capture a lot of beautiful pictures here. The view from the hill will be so beautiful!
- Rest your feet when you are tired. It would be best if you went at a comfortable pace for you so you can enjoy, relax and soak up the surroundings along the way.