The Underwater Beauty of Manjarite Island

Manjarite Island

Manjarite Island consists of beaches and islands in the East Nusa Tenggara, precisely in Labuan Bajo. This tourist attraction is near Kelor Island.

You can reach this island by a boat from Labuan Bajo in no more than an hour. Tourists usually visit this place to enjoy the charm of the underwater.

Manjarite Island: An Island with No Resident

Like Kelor Island, this island also has no resident. Although you can visit anytime, we recommend you to come in the morning or afternoon.

So, you can spend time there more safely & comfortably. Because in the evening, you cannot find homes and food stalls around the island.

Even though it is not as famous as nearby islands, this island becomes the 2nd island to visit in the series of Sailing Komodo.

Snorkel and See Angel Fish on Manjarite Island

angel fish
Angel fish (Photo by 은 하 on Unsplash)

Since the beach is calm, this is excellent for beginners to go diving or snorkeling. For your information, the depth of the water is about 3-8 meters.

So, you will be able to see various types of marine life clearly from the water surface. Or, you may go snorkeling or diving to explore and enjoy the underwater further.

There, you may see angle fish, barracuda, rabbitfish, corals, and many more.

Manjarite Island: A Perfect Beach to Relax

After satisfied enjoying the Manjarite’s underwater, you may stay for a while to relax. Even though it is quiet enough, many visitors like snorkeling, diving, and sunbathing.

Sitting or laying down and looking at the sky will give you a different experience on Manjarite Island. Moreover, its cool air makes your body & mind fresher.

If you feel hungry, the sounds of waves will accompany your lunch. Of course, it sounds so fun. But you must keep the area clean.

Manjarite Island: An Instagrammable Spot for Taking Selfies

Selfie at Manjarite Island
Selfie at Manjarite Island (source:

If you like taking selfies, this island has unique spots. One of them is on the pier that is almost 40-m long and made from wood.

It may look a bit weathered. However, it results the more Instagenic photos. It is also a good idea to make beaches and hills as the background of the photo.

Furthermore, you may walk around while enjoying the breeze or flying a drone to capture the all the beauty.

Anyway, you can freely do your desired activities on the island before the evening.

The Facilities and How to Get to Manjarite Island

As an empty island, it offers limited facility. There, you can find waves, sand & a pier from wood. There’s no electricity and even building to take shelter.

If you would like to go snorkeling, you can rent the equipment in Labuan Bajo or carry your own snorkeling equipment.

The limited facility causes this island not too popular. But now, this island is slowly becoming more popular.

It is not surprising if this island will have significant development to attract many tourists in the near future.

The good news is that there’s no fee to enter Manjarite Island. Whether you visit this island alone or with family or friends, you are able to reach it by renting a boat.

Read more: 18 Things to Do in Labuan Bajo: Don’t Miss Them All!

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