A Weekend in Flores

January 20, 2020 2 min read

A Weekend in Flores

Once a quiet fishing village, Labuan Bajo has become a thriving tourist center. Discover the beautiful of Flores with a 3 days 2 nights stay on a boat. During a 3-days boat trip, you are able to explore the national park, do loads of snorkeling, have an incredible sunrise at a sandbank and so much more. Prepare for an unforgettable experience waking up on top of the boat in our bed with an unbeatable view, a fantastic crew, and delicious Indonesian meals. You can book this trip with Derya Live Abroad

 

DAY 1

Kelor Island

Kelor is a small island located in front of the the beautiful hills of Flores. It is one of the must do in the Komodo National Park as the view from the top of the island is simply breathtaking. A short hike of 15 minutes will lead you to the top where a panoramic view on Flores Island.

Rinca Island

Rinca is one of the 3 biggest islands of the Komodo National Park after Komodo Island and Padar Island. Despite being smaller and less known than Komodo Island, Rinca has a bigger Komodo dragon population with more around 1300 individuals living on the island.

Kalong Island

Kalong is a small island located close to Rinca Island and Flores at the border of the Komodo National Park. The entire island is covered by mangrove forest hosting thousands of flying foxes living in the trees.

DAY 2

Padar Island

Padar Island is a remote and wild island located in the middle of the straight between Rinca Island and Komodo Island. A one-hour trek to the top of Padar Kecil will bring you to a breathtaking panorama overlooking Komodo National Park.

Pink Beach

Pink Beach, its name comes from its pink coloration given by the small broken pink parts of the coral reef next to the beach. Those little pink fragments give to this beach an amazing pale pink color with crystal blue water. The true definition of paradise beach.

Manta Point & Takamakassar

Manta point is the longest reef in the Komodo National Park with over 3 km long, this shallow dive site, 2 to 8 m deep, is famous for the presence of the magnificent Manta rays all year round. This giant is the most graceful underwater creature you will find in the Komodo National Park swimming like its flying in the ocean with long and effortless moves.

Next to Manta Point is a small island called Takamakassar. White and pink sand beach encircled by crystal blue water and magnificent reef and groups of white tropical bird resting on the island makes it the perfect place to relax after a dive with Mantas.

DAY 3

Kanawa Island

Located at the border of the park, Kanawa is known for its white sand beaches and coral reefs. Often described as paradise island, it is the perfect place to rest, relax and do snorkeling on the surrounding reef. Only 35 min away from Labuan Bajo, most of the day trip will stop at Kanawa to finish the day and admire the beautiful sunset over Sangeang volcano.