Geographic Area

Sumatra, a part of the Sunda Islands, is the westernmost Island of the Indonesian Archipelago and the 5th largest in the world stretching north-west to south-east over 1790 km. With a population of 54 million, it is the second most populated island in the country, after Java.

Bordered by the strait of Malacca to the East (with Malaysia and Singapore accross the strait) and the Indian Ocean to the West, it is separated from Java by the Sunda strait, famous to sailors and known for hosting the Krakatao volcano.

Sumatra is crossed almost in its middle by the Equator line, while its Western coast is bordered by the Barisan range of mountains. Mount Kericinci - an active volcano - is the highest point in the island, culminating at 3805 m.

The climate is tropical, hot and humid, with a lush rain forest that once covered the island entirely.


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The Western coast of Sumatra is more or less following the line of the ring of fire that separates the Australian and Eurasian plates, the ring being itself bordered by the Nias and Mentawai range of islands.

Tiny Cubadak Island is part of the West Sumatra province, the capital of which is Padang, located just 1 degree south of the Equator line. From Padang a mountain road takes you southward 57 km away to a very typical fishing harbour and from there a 15 minutes boat ride has you reach Cubadak Paradiso Village.

The resort is located on the south eastern tip of Cubadak Island, facing Sumatra from a distance at some points of just 700 meters, thus giving the feeling of bordering a lake surrounded by mountains with a thick jungle covering its slopes down to the sea.