Moyo Island

Moyo is an island close to the Tambora peninsula .

The island is mostly uninhabited and unknown to the majority of tourists; A visit to Moyo Island takes the traveler on a discovery adventure of immense marine and land life and provides an escape from reality in a world where man and nature blend together offering unforgettable emotions.

We can send a boat to pick you up in Sumbawa Besar then make a stop on Moyo Island to see the waterfalls and continue on the same boat to Tambora.
Or you can take a public boat from ‘Mulut Kali’ in the city Sumbawa Besar to Labuhan Haji on Moyo Island, spend one or more nights there and then we pick you up.
You can also hike mount Tambora first and after we take you with our boat to Moyo Island.

From Sumbawa Besar to Tambora – about 4 hours – Rp 2.000.000

From Moyo Island to Tambora – about 2.5 hours – Rp 1.500.000

From Tambora to Moyo Island – about 2.5 hours – Rp 1.500.000

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Recommended places to stay on Moyo Island;

Blue emOcean Resort & Dive Center

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Maleo Resort and Dive Center

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Sunset Bungalows Moyo

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Davi Homestay Moyo

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Mata Jitu Waterfalls

Photos of Mata Jitu Waterfalls on Moyo Island by Jason Windebank

Most of Moyo is a nature reserve called Moyo Island Hunting Park covering 22,537.90 hectares, and is inhabited by macaques, wild cattle, wild pigs, barking deer, deer and several varieties of birds. The island rises 648 meters (2,126 feet) above sea level, and its center is composed mainly of Savannah and some strands of forest. The National Park is home to long tail macaques (Macaca fascicularis), wild bovines, wild pigs, deer (Cervus timorensis) and 21 bat species, including flying foxes. Bird watching enthusiasts can observe 86 species of birds, 2 of them endangered: the yellow headed parrot and the Tanimbar Megapode bird (Megapodium tenimberensis) which is endemic to Indonesia.

Inside the Park there are also a few waterfalls, the biggest one is about 1 hour from Labuan Aji village, the others are in easy reach, within 15 minutes walking distance, in the forest where you will find a multitude of colorful butterflies. Recently, the entire coastline of Moyo Island has been declared a marine conservation area.

Pristine coral reefs and all their inhabitants are now protected from fishing and pollution. Divers and snorkelers have the chance to visit a truly untouched paradise, in fact, the Marine park was established long before tourism reached this area.

Thank you Samantha for the following photos

Samantha Siahaan

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