Krakatoa is an island located in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra. It became famous after a massive volcano eruption in 1883, which is considered to be one of the most violent ever. The eruption was equivalent to 200 megatons of TNT and ejected approximately 25km3 of stone. It was even heard in Australia and near Mauritius. As a result,165 towns were ruined and more than 35,000 people died. The eruption destroyed almost the entire island of Krakatoa. In 1927, a new island called Anak Krakatau, was formed from the volcanic activity. Small eruptions take place here frequently, with some of them having been recorded in 2011 and 2012.
The island attracts many hikers and can easily be reached by boat or ferry from Pulau Sebesi. Snorkelling, hiking and camping are possible on the island.
The best time to visit is during the dry season, May to October. However, July and August can get quite crowded due to school holidays.