Kenawa Hill in Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province


Sumbawa Regency is part of West Nusa Tenggara Province and it consists of both land and sea natural attractions. The region even features an archipelago where many beautiful gilis or small islands reside. Kenawa Island is one of them and it is known for both the stunning sea and the famous Kenawa Hill. That means tourists should head to the island first if they want to explore and get on the top of the hill. At that spot, they can enjoy several tourist activities like sightseeing, photography, camping, and short trekking.

The Nuance
Kenawa Island is uninhabited belongs to Indonesia, so it offers an excellent nuance for relaxation due to the peaceful atmosphere. Aside from the beautiful shoreline, the island is known for its hill! Covered by green weeds and savanna, the hill looks stunning! Not to mention it features an easy route for trekking. Tourists don’t have to spend much stamina and time to reach the top of the hill, therefore. Even though the hill was once caught on fire, it revived well over time. From the top of it, the milky sea looks wonderful!

Exploring Kenawa Hill
As the name suggests, the hill is part of Kenawa Island. Thus, tourists should head to the island first if they want to explore the hill. Some people are likely to hire a tour guide while others may come to the hill alone. The tour guide, somehow, is able to provide reliable information regarding the hill. For instance, it is related to the previous fire accident that burnt most part of the site. Have no worries. The hill has regained its beauty now.

The most common reason to visit Kenawa Hill is definitely sightseeing while trekking. The track is easy, so tourists are able to reach the top of the hill without hassles. This explains the hill is suitable for beginners or those who never conduct hiking at all. Not to mention the reward is quite astonishing. The sea scenery looks amazing from the top of the hill. Plus, it features a stunning green savanna, located beneath the hill.

Another thing that tourists can enjoy in Kenawa Hill is camping. Usually, tourists may build the tent on the savanna or some other comfy spots near to the beach. The size of the island is about 8 hectares, so it is able to accommodate many campers, so don’t worry. Some tourists decide to build the tent on the top of the hill, though. Have no worries. It only takes about 10 minutes to reach the spot. The hill is quite not tall, after all.

Nearby Attractions

  • Ular Island
  • Namo Beach
  • Pasir Putih Poto Tano

How to Get There
The first destination is Sumbawa Regency. It can be done the fastest if tourists take an airplane. From Jakarta City (Soekarno – Hatta International Airport) for example, the flight may take around 4 hours and 5 minutes to reach Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport. Once arriving at Sumbawa, the next destination is Badas Port where tourists can get a boat service to Kenawa Island. This voyage only takes about 25 minutes, so don’t worry.


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