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    Moyo Island, Sumbawa - West Nusa Tenggara

    Moyo Island is located on the north island of Sumbawa. Administratively, this island is part of Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia . One and a half kilometers north of the island of Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara Province, there is a small island called Moyo. As one tourist destination, Moyo Island is not as popular as the islands become another tourist paradise, like the island of Bali or Lombok. But who would have thought, that this small island has become one of the world-class tourist destination which is often ogled by the celebrities. Call it, the late Princess Diana or Mick Jagger (rock musicians of the world) they never make Moyo Island as a place to vacation.

    The island is only 330 km2 area has a height variation from 0-648 m above sea level. With a height variation, it would not be surprised if Moyo Island has a variety of natural wealth. Starting from the rain forest, mangrove forest (mangroves), to grassland (savanna). In addition, by visiting the island, visitors can see hundreds of fluttering butterflies, trees of various sizes, and various birds. Various species of fish and coral reefs were also found on the island which has a coastline of 88 km of this.

    Trips to the island of Moyo, visitors can do some activities. Like, hiking in the woods with an unspoiled beauty, the beauty of the underwater dive, or simply relax on the beach. Entering the forest areas in Moyo Island, visitors can enjoy an unspoiled beauty that is rarely touched. Visitors can along rivers in forest areas. In addition, visitors also can play water while enjoying the beauty of Brang Rea Waterfall located in the middle of the island of Moyo. To get to the location of this waterfall, visitors can do trekking for about two hours, from the village of Labuan Haji. Brang Rea In addition, there are also waterfalls named Mata Strategies staircase.If you want to enjoy a more challenging adventure, exploring caves can be a fun alternative tourism. In the forest areas on the island of Moyo, there are several caves that can be reached on foot. Among other things, that was quite interesting to explore is Ai Sweet Cave that houses hundreds of bats nest.

    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 can be found on the island of Moyo. Some of them, even counted as rare birds, such as yellow-headed Parrot, Bird Coral, and type Megapodius.

    Satisfied enjoy the beauty of the mainland island of Moyo, visitors also can do other adventure, which dive into the underwater beauty. Various types of coral reefs can be enjoyed by visitors, either by snorkeling or diving. In the past, the diversity of coral reefs in Moyo Island had suffered damage, which caused the bombing by fishermen from outside Indonesia. However, along with increasing community awareness about our environment, coral reefs in this island began to recover. Exploring the underwater enchantment on the island of Moyo, but enjoy the coral reefs, visitors can also watch various kinds of fish, like a shark with a length of approximately two meters, anemones, pelagic, eel, gropuers, and mantas.

    After enjoying a variety of exciting adventures on the island of Moyo, visitors can take a break to enjoy the panoramic sunsets on the coast of the island of Moyo. White sand that makes the beach in Pulau Moyo looks very beautiful, the waves are rushing after the beach, and accompanied by a twilight which made the atmosphere becomes more romantic, powerful eliminate all the fatigue after the adventure.

    Enjoy the whole paradise island of Moyo, certainly not enough in one day. If you want to stay, the visitors do not need to worry. Because, in Moyo Island there is a resort that provides the facility to stay with the tent. Visitors need not worry, though using a tent, the facilities provided by the resort is reasonably assured. In addition, because visitors come from overseas Moyo Island, would not be surprised if in this small island also has internet facilities available and doctors.

    For tourists who want to visit the island of Moyo, could reach it through the city of Sumbawa Besar. From Sumbawa Besar, tourists can rent a car to drive 20 km to the north, towards the coastal village named Ai Bari. From the village of Ai Bari, tourists can rent a speedboat which can be used to cross to the island of Moyo. Travel using a speedboat and it will take about 15 minutes.

    Source: bestindonesiaislands.com



    Last edited by Backpacker; 27-02-2012 at 15:33.

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    Moyo Island Map

    Moyo Island Video

    Video by: rodcwahr

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    beautiful photos really wish i can go here sometime

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