Sumbawa is an Indonesian island, located in the middle of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain, with Lombok to the west, Flores to the east, and Sumba further to the southeast. It is in the province of West Nusa Tenggara. Sumbawa Besar, the capital, is on the western side of the island.
Sumbawa is known for its sandy beaches and great waves which attract surfer tourism. A few surf spots are renowned for being world class, Sekongkang and Supersuck Beaches near the mine, as well as Hu'u and Lakey Beach in the Gulf of Cempi.
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Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Rupiah (IDR)
Language – Indonesian
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Population - 1,330,000 approx.
Land Area - 15,448 km2
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +62
Port Location – The port at Sumbawa is located at Poto Tano.
Travel Links - Only the cities of Sumbawa Besar on the western side of the island and Bima on the eastern side of the island have regular air service. Merpati and Transnusa fly to both cities from Denpasar (Bali) and Mataram (Lombok) on Western-made ATR-42 turboprops about four times a week.
To get to Sumbawa from Bali most people take the ferry from Bali to Lombok, travel overland to the eastern seaport in Lombok (Labuhan Lombok) and then take another ferry to Sumbawa, ending up in Poto Tano.