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15 Favorite Things to Do in Moyo Island Indonesia

by riyoga

So, here we go again, to the top attractions list in Indonesia. Now now, we want to take you to a nee place, new island. Many people don’t know it, we bet you too. The island’s called Moyo Island. This island located in the upper middle side of West Nusa Tenggara Island. Also in the east side of our last tour, Lombok. Maybe you afraid, in this lonely island there’s nothing you can do. You just “stranded” on foreign island. But nope! You’re not. That’s why we here, to guide you with the most complete guide for travelling in exotic areas in Indonesia, just like this one.

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For a while, you might search on the internet about it, and tragically no one will give you any good expectations, including google. When looking at the Google Maps, you may found one or two places in this island, Bungalows mostly. But hey, they missed something. They missed the beaches! This one island has high potential of beach attractions. So, the things we’ll discuss in this article are mostly about the beaches. All included in the top 15 list of attractions in Moyo Island. Can we go to the first one? So, here is the list of enchanting things to do in Moyo Island, Indonesia.

1. Tanjung Pasir Beach

This beach is like the top artist of this island. It’s always crowded, thanks to those tourists local and the other. Thanks to the natural beauty that this island has, all ecosystem in the region are still intact and look very beautiful. Like this beach for example, none of trash can be found. The sky and and the beach are a beautiful painting that you must see for yourself.

But be careful for those who want to swim. The “safe area” just for few meters of the land. As you can see, there’s darker area signing that the deepness of the sea reaches the caution level. Almost all the sea areas are darker. So, if you haven’t trained swimming, it’s advised to not reach those darker areas. Yet, even though it’s a bit dangerous for some people, the beach itself is pretty good to visit.

  • Opening Hours : Opens every time
  • Entry Ticket : None

2. Ai Manis Beach

We’ve already talked about this one, in the articles before. Now, we put in the second place, not because it has the second beauty after Tanjung Pasir. All of them beautiful, all of them so magical. We decided to put it because it’s the closest to the first beach, and here goes the second one. About 20 minutes from it actually. The beach is pretty simple, just the sea and the sky, nothing else.

But somewhat that simplicity is comforting for some people. They can have their peace without anything interrupting like the sounds of water sports or others. Perfect calmness can be feel in here, you if you stressed out you may want to come here as fast as possible. It has the magic of simplicity.

  • Opening Hours : Opens every time
  • Entry Ticket : None

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3. Poto Jarum

It’s Poto, not Photo. They don’t have the same meaning.  While the photo is an small object that we can “catch” every time, this Poto is only can be seen in our visit, not every time. This small area combined the elements of sea and the forest. So, it’s so shady in there, remembering there are a lot of trees there, forming a forest.

Even though it’s a bit far from the first beach, well the nuances will gladly invite you. So, in several occasions you can relaxing here, it’s a good place for relaxing but not for sunbathing (thanks to those trees). Then, the Poto Jarum is a shady, calm, and refreshing place. Nice for you.

  • Opening Hours : Opens every time
  • Entry Ticket : None

4. Brang Sedo

Just look at the picture, look at that. Isn’t it beautiful? Yep, as you guess this beach is one of he spots to witness the sunset in the dusk. Don’t bother to bring anything here, just bring your body. Then, sit down and then looking at the sea, just look at the sea and feel the breezes while waiting for the sunset comes. Just that, and enjoy the nature.

Just like other beaches, most of all actually, this beach doesn’t have the supporting facilities like bathroom, or water sports, or swimming equipment supplier. This beach totally natural, totally pollution free. It’s just you, the sea, and the sunset combined together to create a full calm experience. The place got 4th position in the top 15 list of attractions in Moyo Island.

  • Opening Hours : Opens every time
  • Entry Ticket : None

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5. Takat Sagele

This is not the actual beach, or other things you can see on the land. Takat Sagele is actually a beautiful snorkeling spot that you found near the Moyo Island area, a little bit far actually in the region of Sumbawa. Well, if you snorkeling fanatics, better check this place out.

The corals are so pretty, completed with the fishes that lived around them. It’s so fascinating. Thanks to the well maintained area, the spot looks almost virgin. In there you can see hundred species of fish, and then conserving corals there. This gem of Moyo is of course must mentioned.

  • Opening Hours : Opens every time
  • Entry Ticket : None (costs only for boat and snorkeling equipments)

6. Raja Sua Beach

What’s more the things to do in Moyo Island, Indonesia? Welcome to the beach of the King. Well, the history of the beach is unknown though, the information about him is also lost. Then, let us finish his history by enjoying his natural treasure he’d left for us to find. Then here we are, in the Sua Beach.

The clean and comfortable beach located in  Moyo Island. Well, not much we can tell you about the beach, except its breeze. The breeze’s more cooler in this beach, because of its strategic location in the windy area. Other than enjoying the breeze, you can just swimming there with ease.

  • Opening Hours : Opens every time
  • Entry Ticket : None

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7. Tanjung Tanewang Beach

This is the little brother of the famous Tanjung Pasir. Located in northwest side of its brother, this beach stand in quiet and peace. Waiting for travelers to come by to “play” Together”. Indeed, in this calm and clean beach, you can do almost everything, even the one that relate to family or group activities.

Also, the sand here is quite soft, so it’s safe for children to play. Building sand castles, or burying them self maybe. They can do all of it. Then, while the children playing sand, the adults can relax them self by laying to the ground, then feeling the calmness of the surrounding.

  • Opening Hours : Opens every time
  • Entry Ticket : None

8. Tanjung Sajelek

Even though its name has “jelek in it which means “bad” in Bahasa, it’s far from it. Look at it for example, and feel it yourself. Imagine the blue crystal clear sea, with some boats on it passing. Plus the view of the mountains in horizon. That’s the Tanjung Sajelek.

The panting-like view will make your tear flows, at least one drop. With its gracious and beautiful scenery, hypnotizing all the people to come there by any means. Even this place not providing you with anything except its special scenery. Well, isn’t it great?

  • Opening Hours : Opens every time
  • Entry Ticket : None

9. Dwi Mbai Waterfall

So, you might thinking, the beaches are free, so how about the other attractions there? Are they free too? Well, the answer is yes or no. Yes, the resorts are affordable. But, surely the natural attractions will be free of charge, like these waterfalls and beaches for example. This one Dwi Mbai already popular in people’s eyes. Many people come here often, so it always has some friends.

Even though its crowded, in certain occasion, this spot’s becoming the most peaceful area in the island. But also looks scary though. But anyway, the waterfall’s worth a visit. Then after visiting this waterfall, comes the time to visit the last spot we must go to.

  • Opening Hours : Opens every time
  • Entry Ticket : None

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10. Mata Jitu Waterfall

Yep, this one is also famous. The stairs-like waterfall is something else. If the shape doesn’t surprise you enough, just look at the water. It’s very very clear. Making anyone wants to drink it. Still, the magical form of it is so special. So magical.

Then if you really curious about it, you can rent  car and go straight to the area, located not far from 9th attractions. This waterfall also called “Queen Waterfall” because the Queen Elizabeth really liked this waterfall. She came here often. Then, do you want to feel this majestic waterfall yourself?

  • Opening Hours : Opens every time
  • Entry Ticket : None

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Other Attractions in Moyo Island, West Nusa Tenggara

After visiting all 10 other natural spots island included in the top 15 list of attractions in Moyo Island, best to take a bit rest to enjoy tomorrow’s journey. Then we’ll recommend some more things to do in Moyo Island, Indonesia:

  1. Amanwana Resort, the most famous resort in the island
  2. Blue Emocean, very affordable yet comfortable
  3. Sunset Moyo Bungalows, natural five star resort
  4. Davi Homestay, same as Sunset Moyo but little cheaper
  5. Amanwana Hotel, more modern from other “Amanwana”, located in the North side island

Then, the list finished. The top 15 list of attractions in Moyo Island finally meets its end. So what do you think about the island? You must come here immediately this very holiday to feel the naturals for yourself. What are you waiting for? Go and enjoy things to do in Moyo Island, Indonesia. Happy Holiday in Indonesia.

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