Trip at Komodo Island is as easy as trip in Bali. Lately Komodo Island becomes famous destination for tourist not only from Indonesia, but also from a whole world.
When is The Best Time to Visit Komodo Island?
Komodo Island can be really hot year-round. The best time to visit Komodo Island is between April and November. The island becomes very busy in July and August. April to June and September to November are ideal for balancing crowds and good weather.
In July, August, September, and November are great months to watch Komodo Dragons moving around in the island.
But no matter when you visit Komodo Island, its important to be prepared for high temperatures. And no matter when you visit, you still be able to see some Komodo dragons, and also the island is suitable for scuba diving year around.
Things You Can Do on Komodo Island
Watching the Komodo Dragons at Komodo National Park
The most popular reason to visit Komodo Island of course to see the famous Komodo dragons. Komodo National Park was founded in 1980 for the conservation of Komodo, and now is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Komodo National Park is actually made up for several islands, the three largest being Komodo Island, Padar Island, and Rinca Island. There’s about 5.000 komodo dragons living in the park and each one weight up to 90 kg. But their massive size doesn’t slow them down, and they can run up to 12 miles per hour.
Romantic Pink Beach
This place will serve you with a great view above and below the sea. If you’re looking a unique spot for taking a photo, then Pink Beach is a must visit place while you were in Komodo Island.
This beach has pink sand, the colour of course different from another beach which has white to cream sand or black sand. Pink Beach also has incredible sea view and the wave not really big, its safety for kids but still you must watch them.
At Pink Beach you can see the Komodo again, but they are carnivore and wild so don’t even think to disturb them. Here you can also do snorkelling and diving. The next things you can do on Pink Beach is watch the sunset.
Diving and Snorkeling
Did you know, diving is the second most popular reason why people visit Komodo Island. The island is known for being one of the most beautiful and diverse dive sites not only in Indonesia but the entire world.
The waters surrounding Komodo Island are home to over thousand species of fish and about 250 species of coral. You’ll have a chance to see manta rays, reef sharks, seahorse and even dolphins. But if diving isn’t your thing, then you can go snorkelling or just relaxing on the beach.
Admiring Amazing Sunrises and Sunsets
Go on a hike at Padar Island and you will be greeted by beautiful scenery ever just like in movies, Jurasic Park. You can also watch the most beautiful sunrise ever in Padar Island.
How To get To Komodo Island
It’s easy to reach Komodo Island. The easiest way is to fly from a major airport ( Bali or Jakarta) to Labuan Bajo Airport in Flores Island. From Labuan Bajo Airport you can go to Labuan Bajo town and it takes only 10-20 minute.
Once you reach to Labuan Bajo, you can easy find a boat that will take you over to Komodo Island. You can also book a tour to Komodo Island and explore Komodo National Park. One of the package tour you can booked is liveaboard phinisi tour for 3 day 2 night.
Liveaboard tour will give you a chance to explore Komodo National park and spending whole day on the boat.
While you were in Labuan Bajo, you can also rent a scooter and driving around Labuan Bajo. It was definitely the best decision. Imagine scenic drives, epic views, running into butterflies as you drive, but more importantly, it gives you more freedom to explore the surroundings.
If you feel a bit adventurous, you can take these paths. Need rent a scooter or car or holiday equipment, then you can visit BajoRental.
Komodo Island is the best place for a tropical getaway. From tanning while relaxing, playing with the kids in the sand, snorkelling, and watching the sunset. Here you can see the sunset without facing people’s crowd like in Kuta Beach Bali.