Nisa Pudu Island in Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province
Aside from the culture, Sumbawa Regency is known for the beautiful archipelago. One of the most recommended islands to visit is Nisa Pudu Island, actually. The location is in Kempo Sub-District and it resides on the border between Sumbawa and Dompu Regency. Even though the popularity is inferior to that of Lombok’s Gilis, it is good enough for a family recreation and relaxation. Not to mention it resides in Saleh Cape, so tourists have an easy access to reach the island. As for tourist activities, people usually visit the island for sightseeing on the savanna and enjoy water sports on the shore.
Nisa Pudu Island offers a peaceful nuance due to the absence of inhabitants. In terms of size, it is considered small, though. Once tourists are getting near the island, they may see a green island on the horizon. It is because the island is covered by lush green trees and wild grasses. When it comes to the shore, the seawater looks stunning with its green Tosca color. The clarity is even excellent, so it is suitable for snorkeling and swimming. What is more? Tourists are able to get around the island only within 10 minutes!
Exploring Nisa Pudu Island
Some people may wonder what they can do once arriving at Nisa Pudu Island. Well, the most recommended thing to do is to conduct sightseeing. It is because the island offers both stunning sea scenery and land panoramas. On the shoreline, for example, tourists can see pristine milky blue seawater and calm waves. Sometimes, though, the sea turns green Tosca and clearer. At the time, tourists should take advantage of the moment for snorkeling and swimming.
As for the land panoramas, the best object is definitely the small hill that resides in the midst of Nisa Pudu Island. Tourists can get on top of it, easily, too. Once reaching the top of the hill, the panoramas get better and it offers a better point of view to take great photos either using a camera or smartphone. From that spot, moreover, tourists are able to witness a group of small sharks on the shore. Those are only shark boys, so tourists don’t need to worry if they want to swim in the water later.
Another allure in Nisa Pudu Island is none other than the lush green savanna. It looks fresher and the best during the wet season, so tourists must come at the time. What about those who want to spend the night on the island? Well, there is the best spot to build the tent and enjoy camping. The location is in the midst of the island, which is near to the hill. Everyone should prepare the equipment beforehand, as they won’t find a rental facility on that island.
- Saleh Cape
How to Get There
From Soekarno – Hatta International Airport, tourists can take an airplane and head to Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport in Sumbawa Regency right away. For information, this flight may take about 4 hours and 5 minutes. From Sumbawa Besar City, their next destination is Kempo Sub-District. The distance is 193 km, so the land trip may take approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes. The best route to take is Lintas Sumbawa – Bima Street, actually. From Kempo, the last destination is the local port where they can get a boat service for reaching Nisa Pudu Island. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the island by boat.