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The Things to Do in Sumbawa Besar Indonesia : Charming Side of West Nusa Tenggara

by riyoga

So, after talking about the things to do in Maumere Indonesia, we want to take you to a bit to the West in a province called West Nusa Tenggara. The capital of this province is Sumbawa Besar, which is a city located on an island named Sumbawa that mostly known for their beautiful art and unique culture.

The island is actually not lonely. Not far from there, there are two different islands called Dompu and Bima Island. However, Sumbawa Besar is known for the traditional architectures. But is it the only reason to visit it? Or is there any other good attraction to explore? Here’s the things to do in Sumbawa Besar Indonesia.

1 – Mata Jitu Waterfall

Thankfully, most attractions in Sumbawa Besar are dominated with natural attractions. So, you can expect to meet waterfalls, beaches, and the islands, just like in the things to do in West Nusa Tenggara. Like this waterfall called Mata Jitu Waterfall for example. The scenery is really magical and all look like a painting.

Location: Labuhan Badas, Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Average Cost: Rp10.000,- for parking but free entry

What You Can Do: Swimming, taking pictures

Best Time to Visit: Morning and Afternoon

2 – Raja Sua Beach

Inside the things to do in Sumbawa Besar Indonesia, you can also meet a beach named Raja Sua. Unlike others, this beach doesn’t have any white sand. It’s surrounded by green grass and forest. And the most interesting thing about it is the water, which is really clear and beautiful with all the corals and the life underneath.

Location: Raja Sua,  Sumbawa

Opening Hours: Opens 24 Hours

Average Cost: Rp100.000,- for the boat

What You Can Do: Swimming, snorkeling, and diving

Best Time to Visit: Morning

3 – Tanjung Pasir Beach

If you want to chill out, enjoying the beautiful scenery and the sea breeze, then this place called Tanjung Pasir beach as one of the things Sumbawa is the best one for you. Tanjung Pasir has very soft sand for you to lay down. Sometimes people even bring a mat in order to enjoy the situation.

Location: Maya Island, Sumbawa

Opening Hours: Opens 24 hours

Average Cost: Free entry

What You Can Do: Swimming, tanning, playing sports

Best Time to Visit: Morning until Afternoon

4 – Takat Sagele

The next one in things to do in Sumbawa Besar Indonesia is Takat Sagele. This location is located in the famous Moyo Island. The highlight of Takat Sagele is the sand that forming a unique shape. People are mostly using the place for diving and hunting pictures. The fishes, the beach, all is nice and well prepared for you.

Location: Moyo Island, Sumbawa

Opening Hours: Opens 24 hours

Average Cost: Rp120.000,- for the boat

What You Can Do: Swmming, hunting pictures, snorkeling, diving

Best Time to Visit: Morning

5 – Poto Tano Port

As the gate of West Sumbawa, there stands the Poto Tano Port. As one of the things to do in Sumba, the port is a vital place where people can come and go from Sumbawa. The place also has several unique spots to visit like the hills, the bridge, and also the small islands. The whole area is wide enough to explore.

Location: West Sumbawa

Opening Hours: Opens from morning to Evening (night is for special occasion only)

Average Cost: Free entry

What You Can Do: Visiting the spots, taking pictures, exploring the location

Best Time to Visit: Morning to Evening

6 – Kenawa island

As one thing in things to do in Sumbawa Besar Indonesia, Kenawa Island still becomes a great location to visit. This island is basically looks like a pritave island, because it’s really quiet, but the natural features still exist. The small mountain and green carpet of savan are only some of the things you can enjoy there.

Location: Kenawa, Sumbawa

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Average Cost: Rp200.000,- for the traveling cost

What You Can Do: Hiking, trekking, taking pictures

Best Time to Visit: Morning to Afternoon

7 – Paserang island

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There’s also another island called Paserang Island. We told you that around Poto Tano port, there are some islands that visitable, including this one. Most tourists will take their time to rest on this island, having delicious seafood with the scenery of Alas Strait right in front of them.

Location: Not far from Poto Tano

Opening Hours: Opens everyday (but most stores closed at night)

Average Cost: Free entry

What You Can Do: Enjoying seafood, playing water, taking a nap

Best Time to Visit: Morning or Evening

8 – Mantar Peak

Located not far from the location above, there’s a mountain called Mantar Peak. You need to hike it in order to reach the Mantar Peak, a place where you can actually see the perfect view of Alas Strait and Sumbawa in general. No wonder so many people always take pictures once they come there.

Location: Mantar village, Sumbawa

Opening Hours: Opens from 6 am to 7pm

Average Cost: Rp10.000,-

What You Can Do: Trekking, taking pictures, relaxing

Best Time to Visit: Morning

9 – Maluk Beach

Aside from the things to do in Kupang, the other thing you should visit is Maluk Beach. The beach is most suitable for anyone who loves to surf. The waves and water are great for that particular sport. Usually, the beach is dominated with foreign tourists who are in love with this Maluk Beach

Location: Maluk village, Jereweh

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Average Cost: Rp10.000,-

What You Can Do: Surfing, swimming

Best Time to Visit: Morning or Evening

10 – Tropica Beach

Another one in things to do in Sumbawa Besar Indonesia is Tropica Beach. This place is basically a paradise. Imagine a beach where you can do anything you wanted like swimming, surfing, and even fish harpooning. All you can get in a tourism package of Tropica Beach of Sumbawa.

Location: Sekongkang Bawah Village

Opening Hours: Opens everytime

Average Cost: Free entry

What You Can Do: Swimming, surfing, fishing, taking pictures of sunset

Best Time to Visit: Morning and evening

11 – Jereweh Waterfall

Few kilometers from the port, exists a beautiful place named Jereweh Waterfall. This waterfall is not like others. It doesn’t have one straight water stream. Instead, it has so many, totally random. The waterfall also accompanied by hugge trees and dense forest, making it looks hidden and mysterious.

Location: Taliwang

Opening Hours: Opens 24 hours

Average Cost: Free entry

What You Can Do: Swimming, bathing

Best Time to Visit: Morning

The Sumbawa Besar – West Nusa Tenggara

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