Kenawa Island: The Hidden Paradise in West Sumbawa

For those of you who are curious about Kenawa Island, let's see the following information!
8 Sep 2022 · By Ayurizka Purwadhania
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Kenawa Island /
Kenawa Island / @wiracoki

West Sumbawa is often referred to as the “Piece of Heaven” by tourists, this is because there are many islands that are very beautiful and exciting to visit. Kenawa Island is one of the islands that has the most beautiful scenery in West Sumbawa.

For those of you who are curious about Kenawa Island, let's see the following information!



The following are some of the facilities that you can find on Kenawa Island:

  • Toilet
  • Gazebo
  • Pier
  • Boat crossing
  • Tourist seat
  • Lodging
  • Snorkeling area and more


Kenawa Island /
Kenawa Island / @indrasutantoo

Kenawa Island is one of the most beautiful islands in West Sumbawa. Here you can see the expanse of savanna grass overlooking the vast ocean. You will see the grass from yellow to red when the dry season arrives. Meanwhile, you will find very green and beautiful meadows when the rainy season arrives.

Kenawa Island is also a favorite destination for tourists to do photo hunting, ranging from catalogs to pre-wedding photos. Every corner of this island is also very stunning. You can freely explore this island from morning to evening. Other activities that can be done on Kenawa Island are camping and snorkeling.

Travel Tips to Kenawa Island

If you are planning to visit Kenawa Island soon, here are some tips that you can follow:

  • If you want to see green meadows, you can come during the rainy season. However, come during the dry season if you want a view of the yellow meadow.
  • Do not litter in the Kenawa Island area. We recommend that you bring a trash bag while traveling on Kenawa Island.

Entrance Ticket and Opening Hours

To enter Kenawa Island, you will not be charged an entrance fee or free. However, to reach this island, you need to rent a boat owned by local residents. The following is a list of the latest boat rental prices:

  • Boat Rental: IDR 250,000 (10 people capacity)
  • Pedestrian Pier Ticket: IDR 20,000 for each person
  • Motorcycle Pier Ticket: IDR 55,000 for each vehicle
  • Car Pier Ticket: IDR 460,000 for each vehicle

Kenawa Island tourist attraction is always open 24 hours. Are you interested in visiting it?

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