Paserang Island in Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province


Here is the next recommended island to explore when visiting Sumbawa Regency. The name is Paserang Island or Gili Balu. The location is in Alas Strait and it resides near to other famous islands like Kambing, Kenawa, Belang, Kalong, and much more! One thing that makes it popular is the water conservation potential. No wonder, the local government works hard in it over time. In the past, people also called it Pasar Island. The number of visitors is increasing these days, as tourists want to take photos of the unique brown panorama there. They also take advantage of the romantic nuance for a soothing vacation!

The Nuance
Paserang is an uninhabited island. This explains why the nuance feels quite serene and comfortable. Despite the absence of villagers, the island comes with several facilities especially wooden huts on the shoreline. That means tourists can relax and witness the sea scenery comfortably on the shoreline. The best feature in Paserang Island is definitely the dry and brownish savanna. It even looks more exotic in the afternoon during the sunset. The island even features a small hill where visitors can enjoy sightseeing and photography to their heart’s content. What about the sea? Unfortunately, the waves are too strong for swimming.

Exploring Paserang Island
In order to get the best experience, tourists should come either with their friends or families. The good news is the island also comes with several comfy cottages for spending a beautiful night on the shoreline. The only thing to consider is related to the water. For the information, tourists should spend much money to get some fresh water in Paserang Island. Thus, it is recommended to carry bottled water for drinking.

Aside from enjoying a comfy stay in Paserang Island, tourists should take advantage of the beautiful landscape for both photography and sightseeing. The first best time to explore the island is in the early morning when the sunrise appears. Another great time to hunt great photos is none other than in the afternoon when the romantic sunset appears. It even makes the island looks exotic with its orange color.

The next recommended thing to do in Paserang Island is to enjoy snorkeling. The clarity of seawater makes it comfortable to enjoy snorkeling and sea exploration. Tourists don’t have to get too far to witness majestic corals, in fact. It is because the shore is considered shallow, especially the ones located near to the shoreline.

Nearby Attractions

  • Kambing Island
  • Belang Island
  • Sagena Hotel

How to Get There
It takes some time and efforts to get to Paserang Island, without a doubt. For those coming from Jakarta City, they should get the right airplane service at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Sultan Muhammad Kaharudding III Airport at Sumbawa Regency. The flight may take around 4 hours and 5 minutes. Once they arrive at Sumbawa Besar City, the next thing to do is to visit the local port and get to Paserang Island right away. The duration depends on both the weather and type of the boat, though.


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