Moyo Island

Moyo Island, a small island located north of the island of Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Seeing the beauty of the beach, sea and nature, it offers peace for lovers of the beauty of the outdoors and underwater. Though small, the island is deserted but has incredible natural wealth of this, managed to lure some of those "large" caliber of Lady Diana and Mick Jagger for a vacation.

To reach Moyo Island is easy. Travel by car can be reached from Sumbawa Besar to Ai Bari, a coastal village located about 20 miles north of Sumbawa Besar. Or if you do not want to bother, Hotel 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.

Moyo Island has a height variation from 0-648 m above sea level. As a marker still lestarinya island of approximately 30,000 hectares, hundreds of butterflies will be seen from behind bushes, trees or in the middle of savanna. The island is also inhabited by 21 species of bats, birds, macaques, wild pigs, deer and snakes. With the natural conditions are still very natural, not advisable to enter the island without a guide. Because there may be lost. "But strangely, every time someone got lost, would still find a way out of its own. Either" escorted "by a bird or a butterfly," said Mr. Maman, one of the guides here. According to him again, "residents" (read: ghosts) of forest on the island of Moyo did not like disturbing.

When visiting this island, we could see the beauty of nature unspoiled. Forests are beautiful and almost untouched, waterfalls and rivers experience, as well as the underwater beauty of the endless. In addition to hiking in the woods, along rivers and waterfalls, caves which can be reached by foot, can be an alternative activity. One of them is the Cave Ai Manis be achieved with a little rock climbing. This cave where hundreds of breeding bats. In addition, other activities you can do is trekking for two hours that can be started from Labuan Haji, toward the waterfall Brang Rea (Great River) located in the center of the island.

Moyo Island is also a "paradise" for bird lovers. Of the 124 species of birds found in Sumbawa, 86 species of which are located on this 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 egg incubation.

Moyo Island also offers the natural beauty of the underwater. Almost the entire island surrounded by reefs that are still in good condition and not damaged. Sharks with a length of approximately two meters, anemones, pelagic, eels, groupers and even mantas, all there is. If you like diving, you can do around the Island Medang, located in the northwestern island of Moyo. You can contact the Blue Lagoon Resort is located on the outskirts of the town of Sumbawa Besar. Cruises from Bali, Lombok or even abroad often do a stopover on the island. Pcrjalanan usually stop in Moyo Island and Satonda Island, a tiny island in the northeast of the island of Moyo who has a salt water lake in the middle of the island.

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