Padar is the third largest island in the Komodo National Park, after the Komodo and Rinca. The island is relatively close to Rinca Island than to Komodo Island, separated by the Strait of Leech. Padar island is not inhabited by ora (Komodo dragons). Around the island there are also three or four small islands.
Padar is also accepted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, because it is in the Komodo National Park, along with the islands of Komodo, Rinca and Gili Motang.
Padar Island located in the south central of the park, between Komodo and Rinca Island. It is the third largest island in Komodo National Park After Komodo island and Rinca island. Previously found Komodo dragon in this island but gradually disappeared because the illegal hunting activity and the main reason on this case is lack of food for Komodo dragon on this island.
Padar island is closer to Rinca Island then from Komodo island, and it takes around 3 hours by local wooden boat from Labuan Bajo. Normally the combine trip in one day is between Rinca Island and Padar island.
The most activity in Padar island is trekking because this island has amazing view from the top point, so that’s why some people said ” It’s look as lake” because of it’s view shaped twin lake in the sea. Snorkeling and diving also as the favorit activity in this island, there are some snorkeling and diving spot surroundings.