All You Need To Know Visiting Kelor Island Labuan Bajo

Kelor Island in Labuan Bajo - Komodo Luxury

Kelor Island is famous for its myriad beauties characterized by the white-sand beach and fantastic green hills. The clear sea water and calm waves in this Island are heavens for snorkelers.

Additionally, the green hills are the best spot for trekking or capturing the beauty of this island.

About Kelor Island

Kelor Island is located in East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. This Island belongs to Komodo National Park and be one of the must-visit places while you are in Komodo.

The hill of Kelor Island offers a panoramic view of Flores Island and many small surrounding islands. There are two white-sand beaches which are perfect for relaxing, sunbathing, and swimming. Snorkeling and diving are both beautiful ways to explore its marine biodiversity.

This island is surrounded by crystal clear water, amazing corals, and a variety of colorful little fish, such as clownfish, surgeonfish, and starfish.

What a stunning view to see!

Kelor Island

Tourist Attraction in Kelor Island

Local boats usually line the east coast of the island, while the west side of the beach tends to be shallower and ideal for young children.

Kelor Island is a small island located not far away from the town center, Labuan Bajo.

Despite being open 24 hours a day, there are no accommodations or restaurants on Kelor Island. Still, you can engage in a number of activities there, including snorkeling, swimming, diving, trekking, and taking photographs.

As Kelor Island does not have a local population, its unspoiled nature brings tranquility and a peaceful atmosphere.

1. Snorkeling, Swimming, and Diving

The aqualife biodiversity has drawn worldwide tourists to explore it by snorkeling and diving. The pristine ocean water, colorful corals, and numerous types of fish can be found around the island.

Bring your snorkeling and diving gear to have an underwater adventure in Kelor Island.

However, you don’t have to bring your snorkeling gear if you take a tour package, they will have snorkeling gear in the package with no additional charge.

If you do want to dive, remember that you will need a diving license to dive. Otherwise, If you don’t have a diving license, snorkeling and swimming can be an alternative to explore the underwater world of Kelor Island. Prepare your swimsuit and don’t forget to wear your reef-safe sunscreen before swimming.

But, if you join an open/shared trip, the activity in Kelor Island usually doesn’t include snorkeling or diving in Kelor Island as you will do snorkeling at another spot like around Manjarite Island, Manta Point, Siaba Island, and Kanawa Island.

Otherwise, in Kelor you will have to do the trekking and take photograph of your memorable moments.

2. Trekking

Trekking to the hill of Kelor Island to see the magnificent view of the coastal area and the panoramic view. It only takes 15 to 20 minutes to reach the top.

However, be careful of the trail as it is steep and challenging for most people.

Prepare your trekking shoes and keep your stamina fit to hike on Kelor Island.

Bring your water tumbler to keep yourself hydrated while hiking. It might take a lot of effort to climb the hill, but it will all be paid off with the beautiful view from its summit.

3. Snap Some Photographs

Both aquatic life and terrestrial Kelor Island are stunning to see.

Don’t forget to bring your camera to snap some pictures of the marine life and the panoramic view when you hike up to the hill. Take some selfies with your family, friends, and loved ones for a more memorable vacation on Kelor Island.

Kelor Island

Things You Need to Know Before Traveling to Kelor Island

Here are a few things you need to know to have the most enjoyable holiday on Kelor Island:

1. Entrance Fee

There is no entrance fee to go to Kelor Island. You are free to explore the island by hiking up the hill, swimming on the beach, or diving around the island.

2. Visit During Dry Season

A vacation on Kelor Island is best experienced during the dry season, from April to December.

The ocean water is more likely to be calmer in the season, and the weather is nice with a low chance of rain. Pleasant weather to observe the marine biodiversity and enjoy the panoramic view from its summit.

3. Tourist Facilities on the Island

Unfortunately, there are no tourist facilities such as hotels, cafes, or restaurants on the island. Therefore, you need to bring your own food and drinks, also you can only stay for a few hours on this island, which is enough to explore its beauties.

But worry not, the charter package of Malca Voyages includes full board meals, non-alcoholic drinks, and 7 spacious cabins for you to enjoy during your trip to Kelor Island and Komodo National Park area.

No hassle for you to prepare the food and drinks for your trip to Kelor Island and you have our luxurious cabins to have a pleasant resting time after exploring Kelor Island.

Kelor Island

How to Get to Kelor Island?

There are multiple ways to reach Kelor Island. But the easiest way to get to Kelor Island from your current location is by flight. Let us tell you how:

1. From Jakarta, Denpasar, Surabaya, or Kupang

First thing, book a flight to one of these bigger airports in Indonesia; Jakarta (CGK), Denpasar (DPS), Surabaya (SUB), or Kupang (KOE). Then fly to Labuan Bajo (LBJ), Komodo Airport, where multiple flights are available daily.

From Jakarta (CGK) – Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport (LBJ) is about 2 hours away, and 1 to 1.5 hours from other bigger airports; Surabaya (SUB), Denpasar (DPS), and Kupang (KOE) airport.

2. Book Your Tour Package

Second step, once you are at Labuan Bajo Airport, go to the harbor to get a boat to Kelor Island.

This island is accessible in 30 minutes by speedboat. There is no daily public transportation to Kelor Island from Labuan Bajo harbor. However, you can book your tour package or charter a boat from the tour operator at the harbor.

If you are traveling on a budget, you can split the cost with other tourists to rent a local fishing boat to get there from Labuan Bajo harbor for approximately IDR 600,000 one-way.

But, if you don’t want to have any other tourists on the boat and enjoy the luxurious boat facilities, we have Malca Voyages, perfect for your private trip in Komodo.

Make your travel arrangements with us in advance to enjoy a smoother, more relaxing experience on this island.

With a capacity of 21 people, Malca Voyages is ready to bring you, your friends, family, and loved ones on the best holiday to Kelor Island and Komodo National Park. Our tour package with Malca Voyages includes an excursion to remote beaches and famous locations in Komodo National Park, such as Kelor Island, Taka Makassar, Komodo Island, Padar Island, Pink Beach, Manta Point, and Kalong Island.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us through WhatsApp; we’ll be happy to assist you. You may also visit our website to see the boat details and our Instagram page to see our customer’s experiences with us.

Nearby Attraction

Our favorite Labuan Bajo, Komodo itinerary after visiting Kelor Island is to continue to Manjarite Island and Kalong Island. Then take a break to relax while enjoying the sunset in Kalong Island.

The next early morning will be visiting Padar Island.

Kelor Island

Final Thoughts

Include Kelor Island into your holiday itinerary in Komodo.

The gorgeous view of marine life and the panoramic view of the coastal area have drawn tourists worldwide.

Visit this island during the dry season for the most enjoyable vacation experience.

Read more: How to Travel to Komodo Islands – Visit Komodo National Park

Ready to Visit Kelor Island with Malca Voyages Sailing Boat?

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Malca Voyages VIP sailing boat

Booking a perfect boat for your trip to Kelor Island can be quite challenging for most people. You might still be confused about which boat you want to select or how you want to arrange your trip.

We have Malca Voyages, with a capacity of 21 people, very suitable if you want to sail with your friends, family, and loved ones. This boat is primarily designed to meet your happiness requirements.

All the rooms are placed precisely in a perfect position for you to enjoy the view while resting. Malca Voyages is equipped with luxurious facilities which you can enjoy during the trip. This boat has 7 cabins with AC, a private bathtub in its master bedroom, a jacuzzi, and sun-beds on the sundeck.

Pick-up and drop-off to and from the Labuan Bajo harbor service are also provided in the package, so you don’t have to prepare transportation for before and after the trip.

Moreover, snorkel gears are already included with no additional charge for you to snorkel around Komodo Island. Aside from that, the package also includes full board meals, non-alcoholic drinks, professional crews, and an experienced English speaker tour guide to accompany you during your journey.

Malca Voyages is available all year round. Contact us through WhatsApp to ask about its availability, and we will assist you in arranging the trip based on your request. We will be delighted to answer all of your inquiries. Visit our website to see more details about Malca Voyages and our Instagram for our customers’ trip experience with us.

See you on Malca Voyages soon!

Read more: Sailing Trip to Taka Makassar Labuan Bajo, Komodo

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