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Sawu is a small island located in the Flores Sea off the eastern coast of Indonesia. It is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, an archipelago of over 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. The island is approximately 10 miles long and 5 miles wide, with a total land area of 16 square miles. It has a population of approximately 10,000 people, most of whom are subsistence farmers.

The island's economy is largely based on fishing, with many of the islanders relying on the sea for their livelihood. The island is also known for its traditional handicrafts, such as basket weaving, pottery and wood carving. Sawu is home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world, and is a popular destination for snorkelers and divers.

Sawu has a long history, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the 13th century. The island was part of the Majapahit Empire, a powerful Hindu-Buddhist kingdom that ruled much of what is now Indonesia from 1293 to 1500. In the 16th century, the Portuguese arrived on the island, and it was later colonized by the Dutch in the 19th century. During the Japanese occupation of Indonesia during World War II, Sawu was the site of a major battle between the Japanese and the Allied forces.

Today, Sawu is a peaceful, rural island, with a strong sense of community and traditional values. The island is known for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforest and abundant marine life, making it a popular tourist destination. It is also home to a number of unique species of plants and animals, making it a haven for nature lovers.

Excursion tips for a day in Sawu

As a tourist in Sawu, Indonesia, there are a variety of activities to enjoy during your stay. Here are some of the top things to do on a day trip to Sawu:

1. Visit the Tanjung Kelayang Beach and take in the stunning views of the crystal clear waters and white sand beaches.

2. Explore the nature trails of the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park and discover its abundance of flora and fauna.

3. Visit the ancient temple of Pura Lingsar and learn more about the history and culture of the region.

4. Take a boat tour of the island and admire the rugged coastline and lush tropical vegetation.

5. Go snorkeling or diving and explore the colorful coral reefs and diverse marine life.

6. Take a cooking class and learn how to prepare traditional Indonesian dishes.

7. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beach and take in the stunning sunsets.

8. Shop for souvenirs and local crafts at the nearby markets.

9. Visit the nearby waterfalls and admire the stunning cascades of water.

10. Relax and unwind with a massage or spa treatment.

Experience Sawu with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Sawu. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Sawu

The climate in Sawu in Indonesia is tropical and humid throughout the year, with hot and humid weather in the summer months and cooler temperatures in the winter months. Rainfall is abundant, with the wet season usually lasting from November to March, and the dry season from April to October. Temperatures range from an average of 24°C (75°F) to a maximum of 32°C (90°F), and humidity is usually between 70% and 90%. The months of June to August are the wettest, with precipitation reaching up to 250mm (9.8”).

Cruise weather for Sawu

Our weather forecast for Sawu helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 16.2 °C
12.6 m/s
9.4 m/s
18.6 %
24.1 m
76.6 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 16 °C
16.9 m/s
19.4 m/s
20.7 %
24.1 m
76.9 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 17.2 °C
15.1 m/s
14.4 m/s
28.6 %
24.1 m
76.1 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 24.2 °C
min: 16.7 °C
12.2 m/s
13.3 m/s
68.5 %
24.0 m
82.8 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 16.1 °C
15.1 m/s
11.5 m/s
34.3 %
24.1 m
78.7 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 23.9 °C
min: 16.4 °C
14.4 m/s
16.6 m/s
66.7 %
24.0 m
83.7 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 18.5 °C
11.5 m/s
13.7 m/s
86.8 %
24.1 m
87.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 26.4 °C
min: 18.1 °C
15.1 m/s
14.8 m/s
64.7 %
23.9 m
83.9 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 27.1 °C
min: 17.8 °C
12.2 m/s
9.7 m/s
31.5 %
24.1 m
78.8 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 16.5 °C
15.8 m/s
16.2 m/s
29.8 %
24.1 m
76.2 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 16.3 °C
15.1 m/s
11.2 m/s
23.2 %
24.1 m
78.4 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.1 °C
min: 16.4 °C
13.0 m/s
9.4 m/s
32.2 %
24.1 m
76.3 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 17.1 °C
11.2 m/s
7.6 m/s
48.0 %
24.1 m
72.1 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 18.1 °C
14.4 m/s
13.3 m/s
93.0 %
24.1 m
79.1 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 17.5 °C
19.8 m/s
27.0 m/s
94.8 %
24.1 m
74.6 %
1,013 hPa

Cruises to Sawu

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Scheduled ship calls in Sawu, Indonesia
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