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Moyo Island, a Perfect Place to Spend Your Holiday and Honeymoon in West Nusa Tenggara

Moyo Island is one of remote islands, and it is considered as a small island, which is rich of natural diversity. The echo of the name has been spreading around the world since Lady Di and others celebrities came here to spend their vacation. Watching the beauty of beach will give you tranquility feeling because you will free to do many water activities. Moyo itself has elevation 0 – 648 meters above sea level. 
The island has length around 30,000 hectares, and it has hundreds butterflies in the middle of savannah. Because the island is considered as a virgin jungle, you are suggested to be accompanied by guide, or you will get lost. Most of visitors agree to say Moyo Island is a romantic place, and it is very suit for honeymoon. The tropical jungle with carpet of white sand is waiting to be explored by travelers. The underwater park offers you chance to explore marine life.
Moyo Island is located at northern Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. To reach the island is very easy. Driving by a car can be reached from Big Sumbawa to Ai Bari, the coast of village 20 km northern of Big Sumbawa. But, if you want easier way, you can take travel agent from Kencana Beach Hotel and Hotel Tambora in Big Sumbawa. 
The journey to Ai Bari to Moyo Island will take about 15 minutes by speedboat, or traditional boat. Besides that, trip to Moyo can be reached from Mataram, Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara. From Mataram, you can cross to Sumbawa trough Kayangan – Pototano. Then, you will take land lane to Sumbawa Regency for 6 hours. From Sumbawa, you will continue your trip by crossing to Moyo Island.
If you are backpackers and desire cheaper cost, you can take traditional boat from Muara Kali Port in Sumbawa to Moyo Island at 11.30. For this, you have to pay IDR20,000 – IDR25,000 or US$2.2 – US$2.6 per person for about two hours. If you take this transportation, that is mean you have to stay overnight at Moyo Island because the boat will depart to Sumbawa the next day. But, if you want to go back to Sumbawa Island at the same day, you need to hire a speedboat and pay IDR400,000 – IDR600,000 or US$45 – 55, depend to the bargaining to the owner of speedboat. 

When you come to Moyo Island, you don’t need to worry about accommodations. In the island, there is a resort offers you complete facilities. Amanwana Resort. It is the only one resort and a five stars hotel and has unique design. The cost to stay overnight is quite expensive, because you have to pay around IDR8,000,000 per night or US$825. The other alternatives way to stay in Moyo is by staying at resident’s house at Labuan Aji Village.

Moyo Island is rich of natural diversity. Untouched jungle, waterfalls and natural rivers become spots you have to explore when you are there. Hiking is one of favorite activity because you can visit pristine jungle and caves. One of popular cave is Ai Manis Cave. To reach the cave, you need to climb it. The attractive thing you can see is hundreds of bats. Moyo Island is also a paradise of bird’s lover. There are more than 124 species of bird in Sumbawa, and 86 species among them stay in the island.
After you satisfied trekking to the middle of jungle, the next activity is snorkeling. Underwater of beach offers you beautiful marine life and coral reefs. The marine park forms soft cliffs and steep cliffs. When you snorkel, probably you will see small shark swimming around you. The island has many diving spots as well. 
The enchantment of underwater can be seen by divers easily. Each spots has different character, i.e. Sea Wall. Sea Wall is a vertical cliff with height 40 meters and it is located at the front of pier. The others diving spots are Sea Fan, Panjang Slope, Labuan Aji, and Turtle Street. These spots offer you different challenging and you will adore it much. With so many creatures underwater, it is possible for divers to stay longer in Moyo Island.
The last thing you can do in Moyo Island is relaxing. You can sit or just lie down on white sand. The combination of green panorama and beach become a perfect chance for visitors to rid stress from their mind. Here, you only can rest and enjoy the life without worrying about anything. Blue water, high cliffs, wave of water and fine sand become your friends during your holiday in Moyo Island. When you come here with your spouse, you can remind back the romantic feeling between both of you.  
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