Padar is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia, between the larger neighboring islands of Komodo in the west and Rinca in the east.
The island is relatively closer to Rinca Island than to Komodo Island, which is separated by the Leech Strait, strait which is notorious for its strong and dangerous currents.
The island is of volcanic origin, it enjoys some fame because it is part of Komodo National Park,It has four bays, and there are not only white but also gray and pink sandy beaches,The surrounding sea is a famous place for scuba diving and snorkeling.
It was home to a small population of Komodo dragons that appear to have disappeared as a result of a fire and is part of Komodo National Park. In 1991, as part of the National Park, Padar was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Access : Coordinates: -8.654, 119.574 / Padar Island. Located at about 40 kilometers from Labuan Bajo harbor.
- Padar is a small uninhabited island (2,017 ha) situated between the islands of Rinca and Komodo.
- The Komodo archipelago is famous for its 3m long Komodo dragon, but it is already extinct on Padar Island.
- Those who want to see the highlights of the Komodo National Park can book one of the full-day boat trips that are offered throughout Labuan Bajo.
- Excursions : Padar Island and hike to the lookout point, the sea is a famous place for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Go next : The neighboring island of Komodo / The neighboring island of Rinca / The island of Flores.