Although technically outside of the Komodo National Park, Banta Island, with its jagged coastline, high mountains, finger-shaped bays, and deserted white beaches, could soon be protected as well. There are no villages or formal trails, contributing to the rugged conditions of the island. Still, you can easily climb the foothills for fantastic views of the Sape Strait and the grandiose Komodo Island. The mountains on Banta Island are most dry and barren, but the view over surrounding islands at the top is the main attraction of the island. Below lies the magnificent underwater world that is waiting to be explored either by diving or snorkeling. It is truly spectacular and known as one of the more recommended dive sites on Komodo Island. An iconic view besides the neighboring islands would be the magnificent view from the west side of Banta Island, the volcanic island of Sangeang, which rises from the beautiful blue sea.