Gili Bedil in Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province
Here is the thing in Indonesia. Perhaps some tourists have been aware of the beauty of Keramat Island in Sumbawa Regency and may choose it as their favorite spot for exploration. However, they must not ignore the presence of a small neighboring island called Gili Bedil. It belongs to Labuan Bajo Village and resides in Utan Sub-District. When it comes to beauty, Bedil Island is not inferior to its sibling. In fact, it is called the small piece of heaven which is suitable for photography and relaxation. Despite the small size, the beauty is undoubted.
As mentioned before, Gili Bedil represents the small paradise. That means both the nuance and beauty are perfect. With the size of only 1 hectare, the island has a complete feature including white sandy shoreline, green vegetation, and cottages. The serenity is certain and the weather is quite warm! As for the sea, the crystal clear blue seawater may astonish everyone. However, it doesn’t have as many corals as other islands. What tourists can enjoy is the pleasant snorkeling experience! Even kids can safely swim on the shore due to calmness and comfort of the current!
Exploring Gili Bedil
Tourists can do many things in Gili Bedil. For instance, they can explore the sea and enjoy diving. For those who don’t like water sports, in this case, they must take advantage of the stunning shoreline instead. It takes about 20 minutes in order to explore the site and enjoy beach walking. The landscape and excellent sea scenery accompany them during exploration, so it would be a comfy adventure. The shady coconut trees also reside in the back, providing a perfect spot for relaxation while enjoying the breezy wind.
Another name is Gilo Bola, but people often called it Gili Bedil. The island has both amazing land and sea panoramas. However, most tourists are likely to spend their time in the shoreline and sea. They want to witness the colorful and cute fishes underwater, after all. As for a more casual activity, tourists only need to enjoy swimming on the shallow water. Both the clarity and warm water satisfy them, without a doubt.
Despite the small size (which is the smallest as compared to neighboring islands), Gili Bedil has special traits as mentioned above. Plus, it offers a clean and well-maintained environment. No wonder, it is chosen as one of the checking points for a cruise ship that head to Komodo Island. The only disappointment is tourists won’t find any facilities or eateries on the island. That means visitors should prepare snacks and bottled water when heading to the island, later.
- Kramat Island
- Timudung Island
- Saringi Island
How to Get There
A trip to Sumbawa Regency involves an airplane, without a doubt. Well, for those coming from Jakarta City, they may spend around 4 hours and 5 minutes to reach the destination. The starting point is Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and the endpoint is Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport. Once arriving at Sumbawa, the next destination is Labuan Bajo Village where tourists can find a boat service. The distance is 51.6 km, so the trip may take around 1 hour and 11 minutes. As for the best route, it is Lintas Sumbawa Street. Lastly, they can reach the island by boat comfortably.