Photo: Tambora caldera is rather large.

Sumbawa is so big, we’ve split it up into areas, select one of the below for detailed accommodation and food listings in that area. Sights and general overviews for Sumbawa as a whole can be found via the icons above. Don’t know where to start? Read an overview of Sumbawa’s different areas.

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Things to see and do

Climbing Gunung Tambora

Before it erupted in April 1815, Sumbawa’s biggest volcano, Gunung Tambora, reached a height of around 4,300 metres. When it finished belching its contents out into the atmosphere, the cone of the volcano collapsed in on itself, shaving more than an incredible kilometre off the height of its peak. Today, the highest point is now just 2,722 metres (or 2,737 metres, or 2,851 metres, depending on ... Read more about Climbing Gunung Tambora .

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Satonda Island
Off north coast of Sumbawa

One of the popular stops for the Lombok to Flores boat trips, Satonda Island is an attractive blip of an island with a crater lake at its centre. It’s found just off the coast of northern Sumbawa and within easy boat-trip distance of the mainland. ... Read more about Satonda Island .

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Where to next?

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

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