Moyo is a gently arcing crescent of jungled volcanic rock that floats atop the azure seas north of Sumbawa Besar. About half the size of Singapore, it's home to just 2000 people spread across six small villages. The largest, Labuhan Aji, is an authentic Sumbawanese town that has only recently opened up to tourism. It lies on a pebbly beach (better suited for snorkelling than swimming) and is the kind of throw-back island paradise where electricity only works in the evening and locals are still amused to see foreigners.
The majority of the island, and its rich reefs, form a nature reserve laced with trails, dripping with waterfalls and offering some of the best diving west of Komodo. Loggerhead and green turtles hatch on the beaches, long-tail macaques patrol the canopy, and wild pigs, barking deer and a diverse bird population all call Moyo home.