Diwu Mbai Waterfall in Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province


Sumbawa Regency offers a unique vacation spot for tourists. The name is Diwu Mbai Waterfall. Unlike regular waterfalls, it gives an interesting experience to visitors. What is it? Tourists are able to enjoy a similar nuance to that of Tarzan’s forest. Not to mention the waterfall features a beautiful landscape and serene atmosphere. With these features, tourists can enjoy several things like sightseeing, relaxation, adventure, and even hanging around using trees’ roots or vines. The panorama is good enough for photography, somehow. Thus, everyone should not forget to carry a camera when visiting Diwu Mbai Waterfall. For the information, the waterfall is part of Moyo Island.

The Nuance
The location is in the midst of a small forest and on a hill. That means tourists should undergo a short trekking in order to reach the location. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the site (from the nearby village), actually. Once arriving at the location, tourists may feel the soothing nuance right away. Thanks to the lush trees and big roots. In terms of size, the waterfall is considered small. Also, the water discharge is not quite strong. Even kids are able to climb it easily. Below the waterfall, a comfy and refreshing natural pond resides. The depth is suitable for both children and adults, so it is considered safe for both taking a bath and swimming.

Exploring Diwu Mbai Waterfall
The first benefit to come to Diwu Mbai Waterfall is related to the local story. Tourists can get the information from the locals later, so don’t worry. It is said many crocodiles once lived in that area. No wonder, people also call it “Sungai Buaya” or the croc’s river. Have no worries. Their presence is no more, so tourists can explore the location safely. The landscape is good enough for an exploration and short trekking, after all.

Well, the best thing to do in Diwu Mbai Waterfall is none other than playing water or taking a bath in the natural pond. Visitors can even climb the waterfall and jump off to the pond happily. They even hang on the tree roots or vines first before plunging to the pond (just like that of Tarzan). Thanks to the short size. Even kids can get on top of the waterfall easily! As for the natural pond, the depth is safe enough for children as well.

The only consideration is the challenging trip. It is because tourists should get to Moyo Island first by boat. Later, they need to conduct a short trekking to reach the waterfall too. In some cases, tourists need the help of a local guide in order to reach the site. Despite the fee, the trip would be more efficient and safer for tourists.

Nearby Attractions

  • Sengelu Beach
  • Labuna’e Beach
  • Medang Island

How to Get There
The first destination is definitely Sumbawa Regency. It can be done faster if tourists take an airplane, though. From Jakarta City (Soekarno – Hatta International Airport), the flight may spend around 4 hours and 5 minutes to Sumbawa Besar City (Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport). Once they get to Sumbawa Besar City, their next destination is the local port in order to get a boat service. The destination is Labuhan Aji Port at Moyo Island, for sure. Lastly, they only need to get to the waterfall by trekking.

Where to Stay

  • Maleo Moyo Seaside Resort
  • Bale Moyo Guesthouse
  • Maryan Bungalows


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