Perhaps one of the most well-known viewpoints in Indonesia, the hike up to Padar Island is truly spectacular. Even looking back at the photos now, it is hard to believe we got to experience this place – it may have been even more beautiful in real life.
We also expected plenty more tourists and while it was busy, it wasn't nearly as bad as we were prepared for and we felt we had plenty of time to enjoy the views and space to hike!
Comfortable shoes are a good idea, but I walked the stone steps to the summit in Birks and was totally fine. There is zero shade on the 20-minute walk up so wear plenty of sunscreen.
PADAR ISLAND HIKE DETAILS
Where: Komodo National Park
Length: 20 minutes each way
Directions: from the dock, the hike consists of stone steps to the summit
Public Transit:the only way to visit Padar Island is with a guided tour or with a privately chartered boat; book these in Labuan Bajo