Mesa Island, The Cultural Island in Flores – Komodo

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Mesa Island or known as Mesa Village is the home of the Bajau People who traditionally used to live only on boats. Located 15 km from Labuan Bajo Central, this island offers a new cultural attraction for the Bajau community in the Komodo National Park.

About Mesa Island

This small seaside village is located 15 km from Labuan Bajo and is home to about 1900 people, most of whom are fishermen. Around 484 families are living here.

This most populous island in Labuan Bajo had its own electricity from solar power plants since October 2019. They buy their fresh water from a water vendor in Labuan Bajo since they do not have a source of fresh water on the island.

How to Get to Mesa Island

Mesa Island is accessible in about 30 to 45 mins by boat from Labuan Bajo harbor. There is daily transportation by the local fishing boat to and from Labuan Bajo harbor.

What to Expect in Mesa Island

Mesa Island is a famous fishermen island in Labuan Bajo. This island offers a magnificent terrestrial and underwater view. Here are a few things about Mesa Island you need to know before visiting there:

  • The Beauty of its Marine Biodiversity

Snorkeling around the island is a great choice to enjoy its magnificent underwater view. The pristine ocean water, colorful corals, and many species of colorful fish such as clownfish, starfish, and surgeonfish.

Get your snorkel gears ready for an extraordinary experience of witnessing the marine life around Mesa Island. For an easier way, if go on a boat charter, they will usually have the snorkel gears ready for you.

With KomodoLuxury, snorkel gears are included on the boat charter package, so you don’t have to worry if you forget to bring yours.

  • Picturesque Landscape View

Mesa Island has a hill that you can hike to the top. The trail is relatively easy for beginners. From there, you will see a stunning panorama, which features a view of the islands of Komodo National Park.

  • Houses are Built on Stilts

The houses on Mesa Island are built on stilts to avoid the ocean water getting into their houses during the high tide.

However, due to the island’s density, it’s impossible to build another house on the island.

  • Buy Freshest Fish from the Fishermen

You can get the freshest fish such as grouper, barracuda, and calamari from the local fishers on Mesa Island during your visit.

Enjoy the seafood to return to the boat if you charter with us for dinner.

Final Thoughts

Mesa Island is a worthy place to visit during your trip to Komodo. There, you can see the daily life of the fishers, you can buy a fresh fish from the fishers, and see the view of the stunning islands of Komodo National Park from its hill.

Put Mesa Island in your itinerary while you are in Komodo!

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

Ready to Visit Mesa Island and Komodo National Park with KomodoLuxury?

It can be challenging to find which boat is suitable for your needs. You will need to find a trustworthy boat operator with reliable customer service.

With KomodoLuxury, we are here to assist and answer any questions you may have.

Cajoma III Exterior
Cajoma III Exterior

We have various boat options for you to choose from with different capacities and types of facilities. Starting from deluxe facilities to VVIP boats with a capacity starting from 6 to 32 people or maybe more!

Our boat package includes full luxury boat facilities, professional crews, comfortable and spacious cabins, full board meals and non-alcoholic drinks, and excursions to several remote beaches and tourist attractions in Komodo National Park.

Additionally, the Labuan Bajo area. Besides Komodo National Park and Labuan Bajo, KomodoLuxury also provides boat charter in Raja Ampat.

We will be delighted to assist you in arranging your trip to Komodo National Park or Indonesia Tourist Destinations.


Visit our website for more details about the type of boats and stay tuned for more info about other tourist destinations in Flores and Komodo National Park.

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