Pombo Island

Ambon, Indonesia

Pombo Island

Pombo Island is one of the beautiful uninhabited islands in Ambon, Maluku Province. "œPombo" was derived from Portuguese, which means pigeon, so Pombo Island is also known well as Merpati Island (Pigeon Island).

Here you will find the unique endemic animal the Pombo bird. Pombo Island is rich of astonishing sea biota. You can dive and enjoy the world beneath. Lots of fishes, clamps, sea-weeds, corals, and molluscs are waiting for you to meet. Due to its uniue nature Pombo Island has become a research and development area as well.

You can see the bottom of the sea right through the clear water. Big and small coral reefs are dominating this area. When the water retreats, those coral reefs will come up forming a beautiful sight.

Pombo Island



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Transport options Pombo Island

You need to take an hour trip to Tulehu firts by vehicle from, then continue using speedboat heading to Pombo Island for about 20 minutes

  

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Ambon Travel Guide

Ambon

The capital of Maluku Province and the largest city in the Malukus, Ambon has many things to offer. The Maluku islands are were the Dutch started their colonial enterprice and Ambon quickly became the center of the Dutch spice monopoly in the 17th century. Now, this will be the port of entry for most tourist to this magnificent part of Indonesia. But don't just head out to the beaches for only diving as you would miss some unique historic buildings and island and sights.

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Flying to Ambon

Ambon is served by Pattimura Airport. Pattimura Airport is located about 9 km west from Ambon. A taxi into the city from Pattimura Airport would cost IDR 200.000. Read more about Pattimura Airport or look for flights to Ambon