This remote island is worth the effort to get to, especially for marine life lovers. If you love underwater treasures, traveling to Pahawang Island would be the right move for you.
This island is often said to be a paradise for snorkelers because of the beauty of its underwater biota. Snorkeling is the best activity to do here but besides that, it is great to walk down the beautiful white sand beach that is lined with rows of palm trees.
All snorkelers would be fascinated by the colorful corals and sea life beneath the crystal clear waters of the island. There is also one snorkeling spot that is also the breeding site for clownfish, popularized by the cartoon Finding Nemo.
There is also a spot where you can find corals that were transplanted by the locals.
Located in the South Lampung district of Lampung province on the great island of Sumatra, Pahawang Island is divided into two areas, Pahawang Besar (Big Pahawang) and Pahawang Kecil (Small Pahawang).
How to Get There
From Jakarta, you can take the bus to Merak Port to cross Sunda Strait for 3 hours reaching Bakauheni Port in Lampung. After that, head to Ketapang Dock and take the boat for 2 hours to finally get to Pahawang Island.
Another way to get to Pahawang Island from Jakarta is by taking a flight to Lampung city.
Then, you can follow the instructions below for those traveling from Bandar Lampung.
From Bandar Lampung, you can head to the beach in the Klara sub-district located in the Pesawaran district.
This beach is the site where travelers intending to go to Pahawang Island should go. The journey from the beach to Pahawang Island takes around 90 minutes using a regular ferry.
Most activities are located in Pahawang Besar while Pahawang Kecil is comprised of small cottages and an alluring beach. Some say that Pahawang Kecil is rented by a French couple, who provide visitors with cute little cottages to stay in.
There are many agents offering one-day trips to Pahawang Island for IDR 150,000-250,000. If you plan to spend the night, the trip would cost around IDR 450,000.