Padar Island

Everything you should know about Padar Island

Padar Island Wonderful Komodo Landscape
  • THE highlight of Komodo

    When you think of a unique viewpoint, different colored sand beaches, or when you feel grateful for traveling, you think of Padar Island.

    Padar Island is a remote and wild island located right in the middle of the Komodo National Park, in between Rinca Island and Komodo Island. It is surrounded by strong sea currents from the Indian Ocean. It is the third largest island, a part of Komodo park.

    Padar Island View Point

    A brief exploration of Komodo National Park

    Diving Cruise KOMODO

    | 5 Days / 4 Nights | 1280 € Full Board

    Cruise in Komodo National Park,
    Labuan Bajo to Labuan Bajo

    Next Departure:

    2022 July 21th to 25th

    256 per day

    Up to 3 dives/day

    Please refer to the FAQ Section

    Boat Rating *

    Global
    9.8
    Vessel
    9.6
    Life Onboard
    9.8
    Activities
    9.9

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    Have you seen pictures of Komodo? It's Padar Island!

    Padar island is additionally accepted together of the UNESCO World Heritage because it's located in Komodo park alongside with Komodo island, Rinca Island and Gili Motang.
    No wonder why so many bloggers write about this stunning island, with beautiful long stretches beaches with fine white sand and crystal-clear water, great for snorkeling or just swimming. Padar is all surrounded by three turquoise bays, all of the bays’ beaches have different colored sand: One is pearly white, another charcoal black, and a 3rd is a very rare pink. This unusual combination makes this island a very unique one.

    Beautiful Sunset in Padar Island

    Stunning views

    To reach the summit from the beach, it takes around 30 minutes. It is not a hard trek and there are great views all along the way up to the top. It is heaven for trekking fans and photographers. Once on the top, the panoramic view of the entire Komodo National Park will take your breath away. It is better to do this trek at sunrise or sunset, not only to avoid the heat, but to embrace the wonderful scenery. Either way, a little bit of trekking in the dark will have to be done.

    Pulau Padar

    Island from the Jurassic

    Padar is home to a remarkable array of wildlife, especially for the size of the island. There are six species of sharks, two species of manta rays, and many different reptiles. Near the island, you can also see dolphins along with the occasional whales, green turtles, geckos, falcons and kites roam freely in the area. There are Komodo Dragons on Padar Island, but there are very few of them and they are located in the far north of the island, which is inaccessible by visitors.

    View from Pulau Padar

    How to reach Padar Island & best season

    The only way to get to Padar Island is by boat. You can reach Padar as part of a Komodo Diving Liveaboard. Tourists are not allowed to stay overnight or camp on the island of Padar. The boat will anchor on the beach, being a perfect base of Padar to do hikes and scuba sites at sunrise.

    The best time to visit Padar is from April to December. From April till June the rainy season is over and the weather is warm and pleasant. The dry season between September and December is also a good alternative. The months of July and August are considered peak season, with more tourists around.

    Pulau Padar View Point

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    Either your looking for a private charter, or to live an adventure on the sea while discovering new lanscapes & meeting new peoples, We can help you make your dream come true.

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    Maximum length of stay without Visa is 30 Days, if you are planning to stay up to 60 days, you can buy a visa on arrival for 35 US$ at Airports and Seaports.
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    We choose to work with people we know for years, all offering a high quality service on perfectly maintained Phinisi.

    All boats, Cabins & on-board furniture's have an authentic and sophisticated design, made with quality materials.


    Spacious and Comfortable
    shared space, Lounge, Sun Deck, Restaurant will grant you a maximum comfort.

    You will also enjoy free access to kayaks and stand-up paddles (SUP) if you wish to explore the surrounding.
    Then it's up to you to chose if you want to enjoy a stunning sunset from the lounge with a fresh drink or from the SUP in the middle of pristine water.

    One of the most, if not the most important part of your cruise, The Crew. They all are experienced, they know when to be discreet and how to treat you well.

    Another important part of your journey, the Food., you will enjoy some great dishes cooked with love by some skilled chef. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, you will be delighted all day long. 


    You can refer to the label on the boat description to have a quick overview about the class of the cruise.
    Luxury
     All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and Private bathroom (ensuite). 
    Comfort: All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and some cabins may have shared bathroom (Max 2 cabins).

    You should definitely consider the full charter option especially if you are planning this cruise with your family or friends. It will make the experience even more exceptional. As we offer a large choice of boat, no matter if you are 6, 10 or more than 12 we will find the best vessel according the standing you are expecting. From 1000$ per night in adventure standing, 2000$ per night in Comfort standing and from 3000$ in Luxury standing. Contact us for more informations.

    Not at all, beginners can do discover scuba diving during the cruise (let us know to arrange it)


    Open water certified divers or equivalent will have access to most of the dive sites, but to make the best of the cruise Advanced level and experience in drift dive is recommended. You can spend a few days with us in Bali before starting your cruise, by joining our Safari tour or to get your Advanced certification in one of our four dive centers, it will allow you to dive up to 30m depth, to join night dives and be more confident and comfortable while drift diving.

    For an even better training we recommend you to join the drift specialty in Nusa Lembongan.

    If you are more into Leisure, Yoga or Surfing, we can offer you some great cruise experience while practicing some of your favourite activities. Contact us for more informations.

    Indonesia spread over its more than 5000 km along the Equator which offers a tropical climate with only two season, dry & wet.

    Dry season is mainly from May to October Wet season from November to April.
    Keep in mind that Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, so you can visit year-round as wet season won’t start in the same time in different places.

    Landscapes are also pretty different due to Tropical rainforest climate and Tropical savannah climate.

    Komodo: All year around
    North Komodo: April to December
    South Komodo: January to march
    Raja Ampat: October to May
    Banda Island: September to November
    Alor: May to November

    We do recommend you to bring your own gears if you already own it. If not it’s not a big deal, you can rent the full set onboard, some of our partners provide rental equipment for free, maximum you can expect another 60$ per day.
    As a reminder, every scuba diver should be equipped with: Wetsuite/BCD/Regulator set/Fins/Weight system/Dive computer/SMB/Torchlight/Compass.


    Nitrox tanks are available on most of the boats, please refer to the boat description.

    Included: Transportation between airport & boat (return)/ Accommodation/ Meals and snacks/ non alcoholic beverage/ 12L tanks and weight system for divers

    Not Included:
    Marine park and Port authority fees / International and domestic flights/ Traveling - Diving Insurance / alcoholic beverage & espresso/ massage/ 15L tanks and dive gears rental for scuba divers

    Most of the time €, Us$ are accepted onboard, but we do recommend you to bring enough cash in local currency IDR. Payement by card are available on some boats, please refer to the boat description.
    Most of electric outlets on board are European type.

    Tipping from 5 to 10% of the cruise amount are expected, it express your satisfaction level. Tips are also an important income part for crew members.