Over the years Bali’s charms made it as one of the most beautiful islands to visit in Indonesia even they called it as Indonesia’s paradise. Bali used to providing something for every taste, be it natural features, food, cultural workshops, art, shopping, beautiful beaches, and heaven for the surfers.
But lately, there’s another paradise in Indonesia and started to be popular destination for tourist. Komodo Island, the island in East Nusa Tenggara is home for the Komodo dragon, a famous giant lizard known to hunt prey as big as water buffalo.
Komodo Island’s natural landscape of hills and beaches alone could justify its recent fame as a hip island destination. Jurassic Park comes to life on this Indonesian Island.
Lavish accommodations and liveaboard boats are also present. Komodo Island also offers snorkelling trekking and spectacular views from the summits. So what will you find in Komodo Island and why they called it the last paradise?
Komodo National Park
Located in the center of Indonesian archipelago, between the island of Sumbawa and Flores, composed of three major island ( Rinca, Komodo, and Padar) and numerous smaller ones. All of the island in Komodo National Park is volcanic origin.
Komodo National Park was established in 1980 and was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986. The park was initially established to conserve the unique Komodo Dragon and its habitat, first discovered in 1910.
Padar Island is part of Komodo National Park, in Padar Island there’s nothing but stretches of beautiful hilly landscape. A certain viewpoint embracing three magnificent bays in one scene has quickly become a coveted panorama.
After a short of 20 minute walk up the steep hill, you will be rewarded with the most iconic views in the whole of Indonesia.
Striking pink beach, clear turquoise water, green hills, and endless blue skies. Pink Beach is fantastic for snorkelling or even just sit on the sand while admiring all this beautiful scenery.
Pink Beach is one of the most popular spots on Komodo Island. Pink beach is an ideal spot for snorkelers and beginner divers.
But how to get to Komodo Island? First you must visit Labuan Bajo. This small town is the main gateway to Komodo Island and the National Park.
You can take a flight from Bali or Jakarta. You can also go for an overland option, started from Bali to Lombok then on to Sumbawa before reaching Flores. You would need around 3 days to make this trip.
Although Labuan Bajo is pretty small town but there are a huge range of accommodation option with different range of prices.
If you want to experience something new while in Labuan Bajo, you can pick liveaboard Komodo package trip. Liveaboard is your one stop to sailing and exploring Komodo Island.
Liveaboard offers its guests the opportunity to stay aboard for one or more night, unlike a day boat operation. In Indonesia, traditional phinisi boats made from teak wood are commonly used for liveaboard trip.
While you were in Flores, you can also take a huge detour to the eastern part of the island. You can watch a Caci Dance (traditional dance from Flores), marvel at the spider web fields at Cancar, go trekking to beautiful Wae Rebo village, swim in Sano Nggaoang lake, explore the Hobbit Cave, and see the magnificent Kelimutu Lakes in Moni.
Come join with us for explore to Komodo National park, snorkling in Pink Beach, sunbathing in Padar Island and watch beautiful sunrises in this last paradise island.