Once home to Komodo dragons, this island dreamscape has a rare combination of white, pink, and black sand beaches.
The Pulau Padar hike to the viewpoint is one of my all-time favorite adventures in Komodo. It’s a short hike and the island is challenging to reach but it’s all worth it once you reach the top.
From the summit of Padar Island, you can see more beaches than you can count on your fingers.
Padar Island is the third largest land mass within the Komodo National Park and can be found between Komodo and Rinca Island, both home to Komodo Dragons. Padar was home to Komodo Dragons in the past, however, lack of food and hunting drove them away.
The island is known for having beautiful, but short treks and is a hot spot for photographers. Because of the panoramic view at the top of the viewpoint, this spot can be great for both sunrise and sunset.