Reaching for the Morning Sun on Padar Island, Tiredness Pays Off

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Padar Island is already famous among travelers. The view is so amazing, especially in the morning. It’s a pain that pays off.

Padar Island is now in the spotlight, related to the application of a new tariff to enter the Komodo National Park of IDR 3,750,000 per tourist. The plan is that as of August 1, 2022, entering Padar Island, Komodo and the surrounding waters will be subject to the new tariff.

However, the plan was officially postponed until January 1, 2023. Despite the controversy, Padar Island is indeed beautiful. No wonder many tourists are willing to flock here just to see the scenery that is presented there.

detikTravel visited Padar Island before the controversy over the new tariff to Komodo National Park was buzzing in the media. Together with a media group from Jakarta, we departed early in the morning from Labuan Bajo to Padar Island.

Boarding the Phinisi ship, we traveled for approximately 3 hours to get to Padar Island. The sun was already shining brightly when we got to this beautiful island.

Situation on Padar Island in July 2022Padar Island Photo: Wahyu Setyo Widodo/detikTravel

From a distance, Padar Island looks like a painting. The curvy hills look beautiful to look at, as if perfectly carved by the Creator. From Phinisi, we took a small boat to go to Padar Island.

That morning, not only our group was docked to Padar Island. There are many other tourist boat groups who also want to enjoy the natural beauty of Padar Island. Before seeing the beauty of this island, it’s a good idea for a traveler to prepare drinking water supplies.

Situation on Padar Island in July 2022Padar Island Photo: Wahyu Setyo Widodo/detikTravel

That’s because, a traveler will climb about 800 steps to get to the top of Padar Island. From this peak, the beautiful scenery of this island will be seen perfectly.

Step by step we climbed to see such a beautiful view. There are several stopping points where the traveler can rest. In addition to drinking water, the next provision is a hat, sunglasses and sunblock because the sun is so strong here.

Situation on Padar Island in July 2022Tourists on Padar Island Photo: Wahyu Setyo Widodo/detikTravel

After much effort, we finally arrived at the top of Padar Island. Our tiredness seemed to be paid off when we saw the beautiful view of the curves of the hills of Padar Island that were bathed in the morning sun.

By the guide, we were warned not to linger because the longer we were here, the more sunburned we would be.

After being satisfied looking at the beautiful Padar island from a height and resting, we went down. The journey down this time is not so heavy when compared to the journey up to the top.

Ah, Padar Island, see you again with your eternal beauty!

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