Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara
Sumbawa is a large island to the east of Bali and Lombok. It is part of West Nusa Tenggara province along with Lombok. There are hundreds of small islands in this area in addition to the two major islands. Sumbawa really belongs more to Eastern Indonesia than to the western part of the archipelago. The effects of Hindu and Buddhist cultures are minimal in Sumbawa (although there is a Balinese presence along the northern coastal area), and although the island is predominantly Muslim, the role of traditional culture is still very strong.
This island is best known for its waves, sandy beaches and wild terrain. With great surf and spectacular coral reefs, the majority of travelers to Sumbawa come to surf and dive.
The slogan of Sumbawa tells you all you need to know about this island. B E S A R stands for Bersih, Elok, Sehat, Aman Damai, Rapi (Clean, Beautiful, Healthy,and Neat).
Moyo Island is a world-class tourist attraction in Indonesia. Foreign tourists like Lady Diana and Mick Jagger had a holiday on the island.
Located 2.5 km from the island of Sumbawa and included in the regency of Sumbawa Besar, West Nusa Tenggara. Offers natural beauty and originality make Moyo Island attracted many foreign tourists who seek solace in a vacation.
To reach Moyo Island is easy. Travelling by car can be reached from Sumbawa Besar to Ai Bari, a coastal village located about 20 km north of Sumbawa Besar. Or if they do not want to bother, Hotels and Golden Beach Hotel Tambora in Sumbawa Besar, can arrange trips to the island. Ai Bari in Samawa means salt water, a poor fishing village facilities, but from the Samawa, Bajo and Bugis who inhabit this area, very friendly.
Attractions on offer are quite diverse Moyo Island tours include waterfalls, rare birds and the underwater beauty of course, supported by international standard accommodation.
For those of you who like the adventure under the sea, hunting deer and wild boar this place offers everything from various types of unspoiled coral reefs, fishing tours, ornamental fish, with a variety of colors and many more things that this island is very interesting.
Forests are beautiful and almost untouched, waterfalls and rivers experience, as well as the beauty beneath the endless sea. In addition to hiking in the woods, along rivers and waterfalls, several caves that can be reached by foot, can be an alternative activity. One of them is Cave Ai manis that must be achieved with a little rock climbing. This cave where hundreds of bats nest. In addition, other activities you can do is trekking for two hours that can be started from Labuan Haji, Waterfalls toward Brang Rea (Big River) located in the middle of the island.
Apart from being a place to enjoy natural adventures, Moyo Island is also a paradise for bird lovers. Of 124 bird species found in Sumbawa, 86 species of which are in the island. Rare bird species can also be found here. Among them is the yellow-headed Parrot and bird Gosong. The last bird, is unique because it relies on plants and twigs to produce heat during the incubation period of eggs.