A Padar Island Tour That Will Take You to Neverland
Padar Island is a remote and wild island located in the middle of the straight between Rinca Island and Komodo Island. Defended by strong currents and swell coming from the nearby Indian ocean, going to Padar Island is an adventure in itself. Hello Flores team like to call it “Neverland” and will understand why once you will be there! Steep and dry hills, cliffs falling straight into the ocean, sea eagles flying around, gigantic bays with crystal waters and many unknown pink-sand beaches are what give this place a truly unique atmosphere. A one-hour trek to the top of Padar Kecil will bring you to a breathtaking panorama overlooking Komodo National Park. Sunrise and sunset times are the best times of the day to do the trekking with endless changing color in the sky.
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“Do you still believe in Neverland?”
Padar Island Tour to The Renown Neverland
The Padar island tour is the key to open a gate of what’s left from Paradise.
It’s a special island that makes you believe in Neverland once again.
An imaginary faraway place, Neverland only remains in the corner of our childhood dream. It’s a place where you leave worldly affairs at the doorstep and just think of happy thoughts. An island blessed with plenty of suns and endless summer adventure. A treasured paradise that seems too good to be true.
Rose from the azure Flores Sea, Padar stands bright and proud of the untamed beauty which allures wild-west type of adventure. Lush interiors, undulating hills that seem like mimicking the waves, and a little touch of the surreal interior are the elements of Padar natural landscape.
You gonna have a hard time trusting your eyes to believe how gorgeous Indonesia can be. Technicolor green grass covers most of the tumultuous landscape, only to turn into gorgeous, crisp auburn when the dry season comes to the land. Without no habitats—both human and the dragons—Padar stands proudly with its raw and nakedness. No fences and concretes to disturb your sense of being in nowhere-ness. All you can hear is rustless of the winds, brushing with the idyllic bushes, and gentle sounds of the lapping waves from afar.
Standing from the highest hilltop of the island, you will be granted an unobstructed view of the whole island and the dreamscape multicolored beaches. Three deep curved bays, artfully indented to both sides of the island, are squeezing the hillock in the middle. Each of the pristine beaches is lined with a different color of sand. Far on the left, one among the few in the world is Padar’s most treasured Pink beach, where the blushed sands blend seamlessly with the clear turquoise water.
Just next to the cherished Pink Beach is the black sanded beach, composed from various minerals from the volcanic sands that were swept to the Padar’s shore million years ago. Separated by a thin land ridge, the sugary white sandy beach stretches back to back with the charcoal black one, completing the combination into something even more surreal.
Far beyond the three, multicolored crescent beaches, you will spot mountainous islets spread in the horizon. Right between the sky and the sea. Before you know it, you have walked in the middle of Neverland.
Everything You Can Do in Neverland
They say, in Neverland, adventure is never far between. And that is exactly what happened in the Padar Island tour. With long, rugged dry lands extends to the length of the island, three virgin beach to roam about, and one of world’s best dive spots, Padar is literally a playground of adventure.
Trekking to the summit of Padar island is a must. To say, you’ve never set the foot in Padar if you haven’t take the obligatory selfie with a panoramic backdrop of the whole island behind. Scaling the iconic hills to see the magical view of the iconic three beaches down below is (hands down) the highlight of Padar Island trip. Given the relatively short hike (only 20 minutes to 1 hour), it’s quite an easy trek if you compared it with serious mountain trekking. It will not, however, give you an effortless experience. The upward trajectory landscape results in steep track with more than 45 degrees slopes to hike. Without any ladders and fence to help, a track to the hilltop requires a lot of energy, focus, and a good pair of hiking shoes.
But the hike is a wonderful blessing in disguise. To reach the summit, you have to face the steep hills, rocky terrain, and lots of sands trying to cover your feet. You will have a severe battle with the unforgiving sun and humid weather. But with each higher step you take, the surrounding view slowly unfold what they hid behind, and the rewarding views are constantly cheering you up to take another step until you reach the top. And that’s how you find the most vibrant view you will ever see