Moyo Island, Indonesia
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When to go
Expect sun-kissed, hot, tropical weather year-round. April to November is the dry season, when nights can be cool; December to March is the more humid rainy season, with the monsoon months of February and March particularly wet and green. Monsoon, though, is also prime time for spotting whale sharks, giant manta rays, the odd pilot whale and other migrating sea life.
PlanesInternational guests to Amanwana usually route through Bali's Ngurah Rai airport near capital Denpasar. Once there, you can pick up a scheduled Trans Nusa hopper flight via Lombok to Moyo's nearest airport on neighbouring Sumbawa Island, then take a 45-minute boat tip and 10-minute car transfer to the hotel (three hours in total; US$150 a person each way, excluding tax). Or, for a more direct and dramatic entrance, the resort recommends rocking up by Travira Air's amphibious floatplane, which lands right on the bay in front of the camp (65 minutes; US$400 a person each way). Chartering either flight will set you back around US$5,500 or US$3,500 respectively. The hotel can arrange transfers from Bali to Moyo Island for you at your expense.
TrainsNo way, Jose. Trains aren't an option in this part of the Indonesian archipelago.
AutomobilesThere are no cars on this eco-retreat of an island, something you'll no doubt come to savour. Leave the hired wheels for that New Zealand road trip you've been planning...
TaxisThere are no taxis on the island, but you'll find you can walk to key spots with ease.