The island is one of world new 7 wonders of nature and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Komodo Island is the native habitat for more than 4,000 Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard on the earth which the name used for the island name. Komodo Island situated in east of Indonesia in between of Sumbawa at the west and West Flores at the east. The island’s surface area size is approximately 390 square kilometres or approximately 150.58 square miles. Apart from the pink Beach which is already popular as tourist object, Komodo Island also popular with the wonderful diving sites.
Location : East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, South East Asia
Coordinates : 8.55°S 119.45°E
Archipelago : Lesser Sunda Islands
Area : 390 km2 (150 sq mi)
Highest elevation : 730 m (2,395 ft)
Population : 2,000
There are numbers of diving site at Komodo Island such as Batu Bolong (Rock with Hole), Tatawa Besar, and one of the prettiest diving site at Komodo Island called Tatawa Kecil, Karang Makassar (Manta Point) and still many more ...
Liveaboard is the perfect option to explore Komodo Island diving sites as you can spend couple of days to do either diving or snorkeling at several sites. There are so many boat options from budget phinisi wooden boat to the luxury boats.
Aside from the island is popular as a selfie spot with three different lakes as background, Padar Island which is the third largest island at Komodo National Park also popular for diving. There are numerous diving sites at this island as well as small island surrounding.
This island is the second largest island at Komod National Park, also known as Rincah, Rindja, and Rintja. Diving at Rinca Island is only reserved for experienced divers due to the strong current as both islands bracket a north-south passage between the Indian Ocean and the Flores Sea.
Hike up to 768 stairs to reach the peak of the island where you can enjoy wonderful sunset over the 3 bays. It is advisable to visit Padar Island at the afternoon where the temperature will not too hot.
Reach the peak of Padar island where your effort on hiking up the stairs will be totally paid with the magnificent view from the top. The three bays will become a perfect background of your social media feeds.
One of the seven pink Beach in the world is in Komodo Island, it has pale pink colour sandy beach which come from the dead red coral and mixed with the sand. Beside as a unique beach, pink beach is also perfect place for snorkeling.
This prehistoric gigantic lizard can be found at the Komodo Island as their original habitat, Rinca Island and Padar island. Don't miss to take some snaps of the Komodo Dragon at their real habitat.
Komodo National Park including Komodo Island, Rinca Island and Pagar Island is accessible from Labuhan Bajo by boat which take approximately take 2 hours Cruising.
While Labuhan Bajo can be reached by domestic flight from Jakarta or Bali. There are several domestic airline as of below:
1. Indonesia Air Asia
2. Batik Air
3. Garuda Indonesia