A far-flung paradise in Indonesia perfect for an undisturbed retreat
Bright turquoise waters, pristine white beaches, majestic cliffs, and unexplored caves – that’s Sombori Island for you, one of Indonesia’s best-kept secret tucked away off the coast of Southeast Sulawesi.
Unlike what its name states, Sombori Island is actually a cluster of exquisite coral islands, some uninhabited and some occupied by a small fishing village.
Located about 5 hours away via speedboat from mainland Kendari, the capital city of Sulawesi, this tranquil paradise is perfect for a day trip, and isn’t just a place for you to relax by the beach. With their myriad of lagoons and clear blue bays, you can go snorkelling, diving, canoeing, and cave exploring too!
Its beauty has also been compared to the famous Raja Ampat Island before too, and it’s evident from all the stunning photos posted on Instagram.
Look at how clear the waters are! Source: @sombori_official
Plus, there’s one particularly amazing photo-worthy spot – the Kayangan Peak viewpoint on Sombori Hill.
Said Kayangan Peak viewpoint. Source: @johhny.melon
Do keep in mind that the best time to visit Sombori Island is between September to May, when the waves are calmer and safer to be in!
For a more in-depth guide on how to get to Sombori Island, check here.