Astola Island, also known as Jezira Haft Talar Satadip or ‘Island of the Seven Hills’, is a small uninhabited Island in Balochistan side Arabian Sea approximately 25 km south of the nearest part of the coast.
The reason why the island’s exquisite beauty has remained untarnished is because of its remote location. From Karachi, it is a seven-hour drive to reach Pasni, from where you have to take a 3 to 4 hour boat ride to Astola island.
Astola island is Pakistan’s largest offshore island at approximately 6.7 km long with a maximum width of 2.3 km and an area of approximately 6.7 km. The highest point is 246 ft (75 m) above sea level. Administratively, the island is part of the Pasni subdistrict of Gwadar District in Balochistan province.
The island can be accessed by motorized boats from Pasni, with a journey time of about 3-4 hours to reach the island.