Kanawa Island is a small island with a beautiful panorama and natural scenery. Part of Komodo National Park, this island offers a variety of tourist attractions such as the Komodo Dragon, white sand beach, diverse land, and ocean ecosystem, sunrise and sunset, etc.
About Kanawa Island
Located 15km from the growing fishermen’s town, Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, this 35-hectare island offers a magnificent underwater and terrestrial view for all visitors. The famous marine biodiversity and the turquoise ocean water have drawn tourists to snorkel and dive around this island. Breath-taking sunrise and sunset views are also fascinating to enjoy from its hilltop. Located away from the hustle of the city, this tropical island is an ideal honeymoon destination.
Things to Know Before You Travel to Kanawa Island
Best time to explore Kanawa Island is during the dry season, from April to December. The weather is nice; low chances of rain, the sky is blue and very pleasant to enjoy the sunrise and the golden sunset view. The entrance fee to visit Kanawa Island is IDR 100,000/boat. This island is open 24 hours so that you can stay on the island overnight. A resort on the island costs IDR 250,000/night to stay in a bungalow.
Tourist Attraction on Kanawa Island
1. Observe the Komodo Dragon
Kanawa Island is located approximately 26 km from Komodo Island, which can be reached by boat in 2.5 hours. On Komodo Island, you can observe the phenomenal predators, the Komodo Dragons, living freely in their habitat. You can see them relaxing, eating – if you’re lucky, mating, and even their nests where they lay their eggs.
2. Snorkeling and Diving
The underwater life of Kanawa Island is certainly fascinating to explore. The pristine water, colorful fish, and coral have drawn visitors worldwide to witness its beauty. You can snorkel or dive there to discover marine biodiversity. Bring your snorkel and dive gear to explore the aquatic life around Kanawa Island. Charter your sailing boat to Kanawa Island with Komodo Luxury. Our charter package includes snorkeling gear, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to bring your own.
3. Picnic on the Beach
The beach is quite spacious for you and your family and friends to have a picnic on the island. Kanawa Island’s soft white sand feels so good under your feet; the kids will love playing in the sand on the beach too. Be sure to bring their toys along so they can play while you are there.
4. Sunbathing on Kanawa Beach
Due to unstable phone reception on the island, this place is perfect for you to unwind and escape from your daily routine. You may bring your best book for you to read on this island while you are relaxing on the beach, to sunbathe, and to feel the sands on your feet. Roll out your beach towel and feel the ocean breeze as you tan!
5. Enjoy the Sunset or Sunrise
You can hike up to its hilltop as the trail is fairly easy for a beginner, too. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding area, also the magnificent sunrise and the golden sunset from the hilltop. Snap some exceptional photos to add to your holiday album collection.
6. Take Some Instagrammable Photos
Bring and prepare your cameras to take some pictures and videos of Kanawa sceneries underwater and terrestrial. Both views are phenomenal, so don’t forget to take some selfies there for a more memorable vacation with your loved ones, family, and friends.
How to Get to Kanawa Island?
There are multiple ways to go to Kanawa Island from your current location in 2022. The easiest way is by flight. Let us explain how to reach Kanawa Island:
1. Flight to Jakarta, Denpasar, Surabaya, and Kupang
First thing, book a flight to one of these bigger airports in Indonesia; Jakarta, Denpasar, Surabaya, or Kupang. Then fly to Labuan Bajo, Komodo Airport, where multiple flights are available daily. It takes approximately 2 hours of flight from Jakarta airport and 1 to 1.5 hours of flight from other bigger airports to reach Komodo Airport.
2. Book Your Tour Package
Second, once you are at Labuan Bajo Airport, go to the harbor to get a boat to Kanawa Island. This island is accessible in 35 minutes by speedboat. There is no daily public transportation to Kanawa 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 speedboat to get there from Labuan Bajo harbor for IDR 500,000 one-way. But, if you don’t want to have any other tourists on the boat, as well as enjoy the luxurious boat facilities, we have MALCA VOYAGES, perfect for your private trip in Komodo. Booking in advance with us for a more relaxing and smooth journey. With a capacity of 21 people, MALCA VOYAGES is ready to bring you, your friends, family, and loved ones to the best holiday in Komodo. Our tour package with MALCA VOYAGES includes an excursion to remote beaches and famous locations in Komodo National Taka Makassar, Komodo Island, Padar Island, Pink Beach, Manta Point, and Kalong Island. Contact us through WhatsApp should you have any inquiries; we’ll be delighted to help. You may also visit our website to see the boat details and our Instagram page to see our customer’s experiences with us.
Kanawa Island offers soft white sands, turquoise waters, and sunrise and sunset views from the hilltop that have drawn tourists worldwide. This is an ideal honeymoon destination with a tropical atmosphere away from the hustle of the city. Enjoy a long day of relaxation by getting some sunshine, lying back, or even swimming in the sea. Furthermore, have some adventures to explore the sea life around Kanawa Island by snorkeling and diving.
Are You Ready to Sail With MALCA VOYAGES?
Booking a perfect boat for your trip to Kanawa 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 family, friends, 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 sunbeds 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 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 Kanawa Island soon!