Where is Komodo Island?

Komodo is one of the 17,508 islands that compose the Republic of Indonesia. The island is particularly notable as the habitat of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on Earth, which is named after the island. Komodo Island has a surface area of 390 square kilometres and a human population of over two thousand. Komodo is in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago, and is between Sumbawa and Flores islands.

There’s a lot more to see and do in the Komodo Islands other than trying to stalk a Komodo Dragon for a selfie. It’s actually quite easy to get a photo with the massive lizards, which means you’ll have a lot of free time to explore the Komodo Islands’ other awesome world wonders as well.

1. Cruise: Live on Boat on Pinisi Cruise.

Pinisi is a traditional boat from group of Bugis-Makassar mostly residents at the Bulukumba Regency of South Sulawesi. The large mainsails differ from western style gaff rigs though, as they often do not have a boom and the sail is not lowered with the gaff. Instead it is reefed towards the mast, much like a curtain, thus allowing the gaff to be used as deck crane in the harbor. The lower part of the mast itself may resemble a tripod or is made of two poles. Pinisi may be 20 to 35 meters long and 350 tons in size. The masts may reach to 30 meters above the deck.

2. Island Hopping in Komodo

Padar Island, Rinca Island, Kanawa Island, Komodo National Park, Kalong Island, Pink Beach, etc.

3. Snorkeling: Manta Point, Pink Beach, Kanawa Island, etc.

There are many snorkeling spots around the park, the most interesting spots such as snorkeling in pink beach, located on Komodo island, snorkeling at the manta point, kanawa island, sebayur island, seraya island, tatawa island and some other small island. Just open water to snorkel or dive in, but the clarity is amazing and so is the coral. Tons of colorful (and big!) fish, and even a couple turtles.

4. Trekking

Short trekking, Medium trekking and Long trekking.

5. Hiking Padar Island & Gili Lawa

Gili Lawa view was just beyond imagination. Gili Lawa become tourist favorites islands with Padar island. The climb to the top was tough, but the view was worth it. We can see sunrise and sunset due to the cloud.

6. Diving

Best diving conditions run from March to October (March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October).

Scuba Diving around the Komodo islands is just a dream come true! Great variety of  fishes, superb and untouched coral reefs, big fishes hunting actions, and pelagic fishes at every dive site will make your dives unforgettable.

7. Stare at the Milky Way Over the Kanawa Islands

Have you ever seen the Milky Way with your naked eye before? Ok, some of you probably have, but even if so, you’ll still know what an incredible site it is to see, especially when you’re in a magical place like the Kanawa Islands. Since there’s not a whole lot that goes on in Labuan Bajo at night, dinner, drinks, and the Milky Way make for a pretty damn good nighttime option.

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