INDONESIA’S BEST KEPT SECRET – MOYO ISLAND IN SUMBAWA

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MOYO ISLAND – SUMBAWA, INDONESIA

Okay, so many people have never heard about Moyo Island, Never did I before I stumbled upon it by accident when searching the web. I instantly knew that this place is going to be a paradise, and it was!

-Explore the nature, bat cave
-Visit multiple waterfalls
-Snorkeling in crystal clear water
-Diving in some of the best conditions on planet earth
-Little to none tourism

READ POST: EXPLORING MOYO ISLAND – SCUBA DIVING AND WATERFALLS

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We went to Moyo Island in May and there were no other Western people around. You can visit the Island any time a year but December to February might be a bit more rainy, On the other side, the waterfalls will be even more spectacular if this happens.

The place we stayed at was as amazing as it gets (book your stay: Maleo Moyo Hotel & Dive resort*). The couple who owns it is one of the best-hearted people I ever met! Evert, originally from the Netherlands, is the man at the resort – and also the scuba instructor! Click for more: DJI Moyo.

He is very professional and has a lot of experience. He and his wife who is local runs the place and they are willing to help you with anything you need.

moyo island bungalow

moyo island

There is also a 5-star resort, Amanwana*, where it’s luxury but that is for the wealthier people because it’s very expensive and did not suit us.

Where is it and how to get there?

The island is situated on the North side of Sumbawa, East of Lombok. The easiest way is to fly in with a seaplane but that will cost you a lot of money. More info here.

The second option, which is way cheaper, is to first get yourself to Bali and then fly via Lombok to Sumbawa Besar.

Book your flights here:

From there you need to take a taxi to a peer and from there with a boat. Luckily for you, Evert has this all figured out at a reasonable price, he picks you up from the airport and then you jump on his boat and will take you straight to Maleo Moyo.

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What to do on Moyo?

Scuba diving and snorkeling is for sure the best reason to visit the island, Secondly comes nature and waterfalls it beholds.

There is also a bat cave which is very exciting. Here you can watch how we spent our time on the Island:

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Okay, so this was our journey there. Did you get excited yet? Comment below if you been to Moyo or planning to go!

We highly suggest that you visit this piece of paradise if you want some real adventure.

Oh, by the way, there is no ATM at the island so be prepared, get some cash with you and plan in advance. Also no alcohol, but you will probably not need it anyway. Enjoy!
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-Michael

1 Comment

  1. Hi Michael, thank you so much for doing this i was never expecting you would make such a greqt report about us. We now also have our website http://www.maleomoyo.com.

    Thank for visiting us and your compagny

    Hope to see you again some day

    Take good care

    Dilla Evert and denny

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