Nusa Tenggara, known as the Lesser Sundas, comprise some 566 islands most of which are uninhabited. The five largest islands in Nusa Tenggara are Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba, Flores and Timor. Whether tiny or large, the Nusa Tenggara islands offer many and varies attractions, surrounded by white virgin beaches, crystal-clear waters and spectacular coral reefs.
Tanjung Aan is considered as Lombok’s finest beach. Northwest of Lombok are the emerald like islands of Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. Boasting power white beaches, crystal clear water and an amazing underwater world, these islands are perfect for diving and snorkeling.
Majestic volcanoes shape Nusa Tenggara landscape, such as Rinjani in Lombok, and Tambora which dominates the island of Sumbawa. In Flores, the three colored crater lakes of Kelimutu are a rare and beautiful natural wonder.
The tiny island of Komodo is home to the world’s only pre-historic “Dragon” or giant lizards, while Sumba, long ago known as the Sandalwood island is now famous for its horses and an unique style of ikat or cloth weaving.
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