Pulau Lembata Travel Guide

Situated in the Solar Archipelago, Pulau Lembata is both culturally rich and extremely beautiful, attracting both those who appreciate both Indonesia’s nature and cultural history.

Pulau Lembata boasts beautiful sandy bays which are fringed with palm trees and smoldering volcanoes, while the water is a cool aquamarine; perfect for a range of water sports. Trekking through the jungle offers visitors the chance to spot the island’s diverse wildlife, from colorful birds, to monkeys swinging in the trees and dozens of species of reptiles and amphibians.

Of course, the beach is one of the main attractions here and this is a great place for sun worshippers to hang out as there are few beach bars or other tourists to shatter the tranquility. The water around Pulau Lembata is full of coral and marine life, making this a good destination for those who enjoy snorkeling or want to learn how to scuba dive. Taking a boat tour of the area is also a great way to explore and many trips combine snorkeling or diving options.

There are a number of charming villages on Pulau Lembata where the same traditions and cultural beliefs have been followed for centuries. Visitors can watch intricate ikat weaving, see fishermen cast their nets and learn about woodcarving and cotton spinning.

Getting There & Away

Most international visitors to this area of Indonesia will fly into Bali’s international airport, which is situated near Denpasar. There are connecting flights from here to the airport on Pulau Alor (1 hour), which is located near Kalabahi port. There are regular ferries from Kalabahi to Pulau Lembata (4 hours).

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