Padar Island, located between Rinca and Komodo Island, was once home to Komodo dragons but has lately become popular as a place to hike if you want to see the full beauty of the surrounding hills and beaches.
Known as the island that has the third largest land mass among the surrounding islands, Padar Island has outstanding features — it has beautiful mountains capped with rich greenery, and it offers tourists a one-of-a-kind view of the stunning beauty all around. The peak of Padar Island’s mountains is a great place to catch the sunrise, and sunset, and a perfect spot to see all three, famous beaches of Komodo National Park — beaches with white, dark, and pink sands. The vast island is also the natural habitat of both land and sea creatures such as sharks, manta rays, geckos, and falcons.
Padar Island is located in East Nusa Tenggara, within the Komodo National Park.
Opening Days and Hours
The island can be accessed anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Padar Island has no entrance fee. The one-day trip to Padar Island costs IDR 552,000 (USD 42).
How to Get There
- Fly from Denpasar to Labuan Bajo via local airlines such as Garuda Air.
- From Labuan Bajo, proceed to port and board a boat to Padar Island.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
- Families with kids
Time to Spend
You can spend an entire day at Padar Island.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to go to Padar Island is before sunrise and before sunset. Schedule your visit between April and September, Indonesia’s sunny months.
The nearest restaurants are located at Labuan Bajo, so it is advisable that you bring your own food to the trip.
- Komodo National Park
- Kalong Island
- Kelor Island
Tourists can find nearby accommodations in either the neighboring islands or at Labuan Bajo. Hotels and rooms both in the island resorts and the ones at the town center range from USD 50 to USD 100.