The remains of ruined buildings and water wells on the island testify to the presence of some settlements in the past. Its earlier inhabitants were allegedly involved in fishing and diving. By the early days of the World War II, the inhabitants met their ends through pearl hunting. They used to hunt for a special pearl locally called Najva.
The flora of the region is mainly made up of Xerophyte and Halophyte. Nabio Island and its shores are home to various types of local and migratory birds due to their unique climate and geography.
It is also ideal for fishing and as a tourist you can make your daily dishes by fishing. Nabio along with Hendurabi Island joined Kish Free Zone back in 2011.
The Island is also considered to be one of the richest wildlife regions in Iran. A great number of wild birds like eagles, parrots, white-eared bulbul, hoopoe, bee-eaters, laughing dove, and yellow wagtails inhabit the island. The government has established a protected area in the island.