Enganno island – home to miles of untouched coral reef, huge caves, great waves, virgin forests, and friendly culture. This island composed of 6 villages and nearly 3,000 residents lies off the southwest coast of Sumatra and is part of Bengkulu province. One of the reasons this island retains its natural beauty is due to the remoteness. Getting to Enganno requires a 12 hour ferry ride, but it is well worth the trip for the adventurous at heart.
Although it seems remote, Enganno is frequently visited by friends and family of the local people and also by tourists (particularly surfers). Because the island is reliant on supplies from the mainland, a ferry departs from Bengkulu twice a week (dependent on weather). However, the ferry can be unreliable during rainy season and may not depart for several weeks. An alternative option is to take a 45 minute plane ride operated by Susi Air.
Another smaller cave where you can feel the rush of wind as bats swirl around you.
I would have more pictures, but unfortunately I broke my iPhone while spearfishing with the locals. Apparently, LifeProof cases are only good to a depth of 2m underwater…some of us learn the hard way!
Posted 11 August, 2015