Padar Island is the third largest island in the Komodo National Park. It is located in the south central of the park, between Komodo and Rinca Island. Padar Island is the third largest land mass within the Komodo National Park and can be found between Komodo and Rinca Island (Both home to Komodo Dragons). Padar was home to Komodo Dragons in the past however, lack of food and hunting drove them away.
The island is known for having beautiful, but short treks and is a hot spot for photographers. The island is a great spot for sunrise and sunset making it perfect for capturing the beautiful beaches or the rolling hills catching rays of light
In the past, Padar was one of the island in Komodo where there were dragons live. Along with the illegal hunting activities by human being, they are slowly disappeared and almost unable to see them anymore, even once. The cause is simply because of the lack of foods, like deer and wild boar. Their extinction can be because they just died alone without any food to eat or prolonged hunger or they can be migrated to nearest island, Rinca. Nowadays, the island remains empty with no dragons. However, other wild animals such as wild boars are still around daily.
Although the island has no dragons existed, the island is one of the best charming spot of trekking. Those who love photographic, this is perhaps the best place for spectacular photos.