Hidden behind the forest of Moyo Island, Sumbawa District, West Nusa Tenggara, there is a sound of calm water in the silence of nature. Mata Jitu Waterfall is a waterfall whose beauty can amaze anyone who comes. The panorama is so beautiful, complete with a row of jungle trees, so this waterfall tour directly becomes a favorite tourist destination on the island of Moyo.
This waterfall, which has become part of Indonesia’s nature reserve, has been formed millions of years ago, with a combination of waterfalls, which are green as if – will hypnotize tourists to throw themselves in, and play water in the mata jitu waterfall. Another uniqueness that can be felt in this ancient tour is having four steps, as well as seven pools. From the shape of the waterfall, in the end the local residents gave the name of this waterfall “mata jitu”, which meant the water fell right on the pool below it in a regular manner, similar to the concept of terracing.
Another uniqueness of this mata jitu waterfall, was once visited by the princess of the British Empire, “Lady Diana”. Because the English princess had come, local residents also called this waterfall “queen waterfall Sumbawa”. In addition to this uniqueness, tourists will also be presented with the beauty of a waterfall that immediately descends from its source.
Tourists will also enjoy the beauty of very exotic rocks around the waterfall. These rocks have been formed and have been around waterfalls since thousands of years ago. Stalactites – stalagmites that adorn the surface of the walls of this waterfall add to the beauty of the scenery presented, the shapes of the various stalactites and stalagmites are the main attraction for anyone who sees them.
To get to the location of the waterfall, tourists must walk about 3 km from the beach or around 20-30 minutes. Tiredness will pay off with the beauty of the mata jitu waterfall, with a calm atmosphere, because it is located in the middle of the forest and with a beautiful and natural scenery so that tourists will forget the feeling of tiredness when they reach mata jitu waterfall.