Padar Island

Padar Island is a small island located between Komodo and Rinca islands within Komodo archipelago, administrated under the West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It is the third largest island part of Komodo National Park.

The Komodo archipelago is famous for Komodo dragons, giant lizards that can measure up to 3 metres (9.8 ft) long. However, unlike neighboring islands of Komodo and Rinca teeming with ferocious Komodo dragons, Padar island is one of the few island where Komodo dragon has extinct.

The topography of the island is rugged with steep volcanic mountains and hills set against deep bays. Padar has dry climate thus only bushes and grassland vegetation covering the island creating savanna hills. Padar island has four deep bays with beaches in different colors, most of them are white sands, while some beaches has grey and pink sands. The seas surrounding the island has several diving sites popular for scuba diving and snorkelling.