Photo: Gili Paserang viewpoint.

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Things to see and do

Gili Paserang
30 minutes or so from Poto Tano by boat.

Around 30 minutes or so from Poto Tano, Gili Paserang is one of the most stunning of the islands within easy reach of the port, with a large savannah-covered mesa overlooking a spur of white-sand beach and fringed by some impressively good live corals. ... Read more about Gili Paserang .

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Gili Kenewa
20 minute boat trip from Poto Tano.

A hit with Indonesian travellers, Gili Kenewa is confusingly quite similarly named to Kanawa Island in Flores and is remarkably similar (though much smaller). Savannah all over, the island has a small hill to its western end that you can climb (watch your step, the trail is very steep and slippery in spots) to take a crowd-pleasing pic of the island. ... Read more about Gili Kenewa .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Poto Tano? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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