Welcome to Padar Island, one of the most notable islands on the Komodo Archipelago. Only an hour ride from Komodo Island, Pulau Padar is also home to the Komodo. 3 to be exact, in comparison to its neighbouring island which has over a thousand of the same species.
The moment our tour guides shared this little piece of information, I couldn’t help but get VERY nervous. Mind you, upon entering Komodo Island, visitors are assigned an experienced ranger to protect them at all times. Here at Padar Island, my friend and I were wandering alone, unprotected.
What do you do if the Komodo suddenly crosses paths with you during your visit? we asked our tour guides this question as a precaution. Solution “stay calm”. Considering these are man eating lizards, you might fear for your life but drawing more attention to yourself is hazardous.