Cubadak Island is one of dozens of small islands located off the coast of West Sumatra, its right at a distance of 24 miles off the coast of Padang. The island has an area of approximately 5,749 square kilometers and is located at 0-1000 meters altitude above the sea level. The island is still very natural, according to local stories; this island was once the crater with an area of approximately 40 square kilometers. Therefore in this Cubadak Island still inhabited by residents. In Minangkabau language, Cubadak have meaning jackfruit.
In this area, visitors can enjoy clean air, blue sea, wind breezy beaches, shady palm trees which of his would cause a relaxing effect. In addition, features of this island are that there are some very beautiful diving spots. If the Senggigi Beach is a paradise for surfers, the beach Cubadak Island is one of the paradises for divers.
The island has a variety of coral reefs and colorful marine life and stunning. For those who just want to enjoy the beauty of the beach can sunbathe along the beach in this Cubadak Island. Not only are the charming beaches, the island’s visitor who enjoys adventure in nature can explore the forests contained in this island. There are many wild animals such as monkeys, deer, pigs, birds and various other animals. Due to there are still wild animals, is highly recommended for travelers who want to explore this forest use guide services as guides.
In addition there are various kinds of animals, in the forest there is a hill that can be climbed. It should require little energy to be able to get to the hill, but when up above; all power will certainly recover while watching the beauty of the view from the top of the hill. From the top of the hill will appear blue ocean views, white sand along the beach, a collection of islands that seem small and the beauty of the sunset at dusk arrives. Many tourists who capture the beauty of the view from the top of the hill with a camera carried. For those who want to stay on the island Cubadak, available various cottages are built with traditional and natural touch.
Based on the data of visitors, most of the tourists who come to the island Cubadak are foreign tourists. It is associated with Cubadak Island contracted by Nanni Casalegno, a citizen of Italy for 30 years. In 2015, the contract has been running for 18 years. He did much to promote the island to foreign tourists.
In addition, there was once a tourist from Germany who worked on a documentary about the beauty of this Cubadak Island. The film received a lot of overwhelming response and it is a magnet for the Germans to come traveled to the island Cubadak. In addition to the documentary, several print media even wrote an article about the island referred to as “paradise”. Women’s magazine Bild de Rau wrote about this island with the title “The World’s quietest island”. The meaning of the quietest island is serenity, solitude and silence in Cubadak Island.
How to get there
You can choose a flight to Minangkabau Airport, Padang. Arriving at Minangkabau Airport, you can use public transportation to get to the beach Carocok, Painan City. In Carocok beach, you can rent a speed boat to get to the island Cubadak, the rental rate of about Rp. 180,000 and takes about 20 minutes. Besides can be reached from Carocok Beach, tourists can also travel from the port Mandeh, North Coast District. From this port, tourists using tourist ships to travel approximately 15 minutes.