Travel Komodo Island
Komodo Island is one of the over 17 thousand islands composing the Republic of Indonesia. The island is trendy among travelers and tourists mainly due to the existence of Komodo dragons in the area. Komodos are considered the largest lizards on Earth, which earned their name after the island.
Komodo Island has an area of around 390 square kilometers and residents of over two thousand only. The residents were descendants of convicts exiled there.
As Tourism Island
Komodo Island is located close to Flores Island belonging to Indonesia. Komodo National Park is more than just Komodo dragons. It is a habitat of endemic and unique flora and fauna, with beautiful and fantastic views from the summit of the mountains and to the bottom of the sea.
So, what are the exciting things to do on Komodo Island? How do you get there and where to stay? Are you allowed to approach the dragons? Down below you will learn some answers. This might be your next list of your destinations.
To do things on Komodo
Yes, you are allowed to come close to some of these dragons, but on specific rules that you need to abide with. These dragons are the superstars of your whole visit.
The Komodo Island is the largest among the islands in the National Park and has the biggest number of these lizards. Your guide will be telling you the rules, and you need to learn them by heart for your trek in Rinca Island where you will encounter them.
You will be taking a boat and park rangers will be with you all the way and throughout your visit. Of course, you will be allowed to take photos. Stay with your group and make sure you are with your ranger guides to keep you safe.
Bat watching during sunset
You do not need to spend enjoying the wonders of wildlife on the island. You can also get excited by sunrise and sunset’s majestic colors.
Even if you are afraid (irrationally) of bats, you will realize that when you have an experience of sunset on this island, you will start to love the view of sunsets especially with the dark shadows of bats crisscrossing in the crimson skies. It is purely magical.
Trekking the Islands
You will start your morning and jump on a boat to Padar Island. On this island, you will undoubtedly enjoy the clear and virgin water especially when you sunbathe, swim with dolphins and simply dip in the cold and rejuvenating water.
Now, when you arrive on the island, you will hike up to its summit for about an hour. The terrain is a bit tough, but you will be rewarded with amazingly captivating and unforgettable panorama of the blue sea and the islands surrounding the whole area. It will be a dream come true!
Pink Beach and Scuba Diving
Yes, there is also a pink beach in the National Park. The pink color is not the sea water but the pink corals that are being washed towards the shores and mixed with the sand. It is a surreal scenery.
There are trees along the beach, and so it is the perfect place for relaxing and sunbathing. But if you want to do more than just relaxing, you can always explore the fecund biodiversity underwater. You can do snorkeling, scuba diving and other activity based on the service you want to enjoy with.
Planning your travel
Plan first your time and think about what you want to do for your trip. It is suggested that the best time to visit Komodo National Park is during the months of April to December.
Where to Stay?
Labuan Bajo is the best place to stay in the Komodo National Park. It is a small town, but it offers various accommodation – from hostel to resorts and some middle range options as well. Agoda booking is one of the best and safest online booking service among others.
Stay in a place which offers breakfast so that you won’t spend time looking for it. However, if you prefer, you can also enjoy searching local food of your choice.
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