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West Sumatra’s tropical beauty ~ Cibudak Island

September 17, 2009

By Dian Hasan | September 16, 2009

Cibudak Island, West Sumatra. Photo: D Nukman

Among the international surfing community, the city of Padang, in West Sumatra, Indonesia is well-known as a jumping off point to surfing nirvana: The Mentawai Islands. A string of islands, of which the 3 largest islands of Siberut, North Pagai (Pagai Utara) and South Pagai (Pagai Selatan) are considered as having among the most consistent surf in the world.

It is the journey enroute to Mentawai, however, when one passes little isles scattered around Padang Bay, that often go unnoticed. These hidden jewels of West Sumatra are worthy of a stop-over to experience their natural beauty. Sikuai, Pagang and Cibudak Islands are just some of them. Here’s a look at Sikuai.

Cibudak Island. An unending choice of pristine white sandy beaches. Photo: D Nukman

Cibudak Island. An unending choice of pristine white sandy beaches. Photo: D Nukman

No it's not Hawaii, Tahiti, or The Maldives. It's just another unknown tropical beauty in Indonesia. Cibudak Island. Photo: D Nukman

No it's not Hawaii, Tahiti, or The Maldives. It's just another unknown tropical beauty in Indonesia. Cibudak Island. Photo: D Nukman

Baby sea turtles ready to re-join the sea. Photo: www.exoticminangkabau.wordpress.com

Baby sea turtles ready to re-join the sea. Photo: http://www.exoticminangkabau.wordpress.com

Indonesia‘s natural beauty is – quite simply – indescribable! Astonishing to say the least. What I find even more astonishing is the fact that for its size, Indonesia (the 4th largest country by population) is by far, the least known! The world’s most unknown large country! It certainly gives it a different ring when you spell it out.

Exotic sea creatures, adding to the island's beauty. Sikuai Island. Photo: www.exoticminangkabau.wordpress.com

Exotic sea creatures, adding to the island's beauty. Sikuai Island. Photo: http://www.exoticminangkabau.wordpress.com

Your enchanting eden awaits. Cibudak Island, West Sumatra. Photo: D Nukman

Your enchanting eden awaits. Cibudak Island, West Sumatra. Photo: D Nukman

So it comes as a breath of fresh air to take in the beauty of Sikuai, Pagang and Cibudak Islands in Padang Bay, West Sumatra.

Such island is a mere “drop in the ocean” of Indonesia’s natural wonders. After all, the world’s largest Archipelago holds many more tropical idyllic beauties that are just aching to be discovered!

And with the rise of the internet and the plethora of bloggers in the blogosphere, we can expect a big help in spreading the word.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 4, 2009 9:17 pm

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  2. December 18, 2009 12:51 pm

    This is a story about how beautiful the island in Indonesia. Thanks to share the one of it. So to people in another country let’s make Indonesia Travel and enjoy a lot of culture and beautiful nature

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