Moyo Island of Sumbawa: Lady Diana & Mick Jagger's Fav Vacation Destinations

A island in West Sumbawa that was once a vacation spot for Lady Diana and Mick Jagger
4 Nov 2022
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Mata Jitu Waterfall /
Mata Jitu Waterfall / jarangdolandolan

Moyo Island (old spelling: Mojo) is located in Saleh Bay, 2.5 km from Sumbawa Island. This island is included in the Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, and is designated by the government as a Hunting Park Conservation area and Marine Nature Tourism Park. This island has a nature reserve in the Moyo Island national park which is a few kilometers from the north coast.

Although Moyo Island is not developed as a tourism object, many people are willing to visit this small island through rough terrain. Even this island was visited by Lady Diana, Mick Jagger, and David Bowie. What attracts tourists to visit this place?

It turns out that this island is famous for having beautiful natural scenery and beauty that is still awake. Check out, Mata Jitu Waterfall. This stepped waterfall has a stunning natural charm.

Route to Moyo Island

To get to Moyo Island, you must take a boat from Sumbawa Island. You can take a fishing boat at around IDR 50,000 per person.

Alternatively, you can rent a fast boat at around IDR 1.5 million - 3 million for a round trip. This rate is valid for a one-day rental (departs in the morning and returns in the afternoon).

Activities on Moyo Island

Moyo Island tourists usually never miss enjoying the view of Mata Jitu Waterfall, which is the icon of Moyo Island. Another waterfall that you can visit is Diwu Mbai Waterfall.

Moyo Island is also famous for its beautiful coral reefs. You can snorkel in several locations, such as:

  1. King Sua Beach
  1. Takat Seale
  1. Tanjung Pasir Beach

For those who want to stay overnight, you can rest at hotels and resorts on Moyo Island. One of the most famous resorts is the Amanwana resort which was once occupied by Lady Diana, Mick Jagger, and David Bowie.

Coral Reefs in Moyo Island
Coral Reefs in Moyo Island
Amanwana resort
Amanwana resort

The best time to visit is in the dry season, which is June to August, but the best time to visit is in June and July, although the sea waves start to calm down in April.

To go to tourist sites on the island of Moyo, you can rent a motorcycle taxi at IDR 50,000 - IDR 100,000 per person. Tourist spots that you can visit include:

  1. Mata Jitu Waterfall
  1. Lady Pool / Queen Waterfall
  1. Diwu Mbai Waterfall
  1. King Sua Beach
  1. Tanjung Pasir Beach
  1. Brang Sedo Beach
  1. Sweet Ai Beach
  1. Poto Needle Beach
  1. Sagele Takat
  1. Batu Kapal Beach

Thus a review of Moyo Island in Sumbawa. Are you interested in visiting it?

Hotels and Resorts in West Sumbawa

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