Kalong Island: The Bat Island with Wonderful Sunset

Kalong Island, Komodo National Park

‘Kalong’ means ‘Bats’ in Indonesia. Kalong Island is a small beautiful island in the area of Komodo National Park, consists of less than 5 hectares and offers an exotic view.

This island is popular for the bats called ‘flying fox’. The bats live in the forests of mangrove that covers the island.

This is why the island is referred to as “Kalong,” meaning bats. Its uniqueness draws in many visitors. Despite their large size, the bats are not harmful to humans.

Witness the Bat Symphony on Kalong Island

Kalong Island in Labuan Bajo
Kalong Island

This island is very exotic because of the bats that fly over it at sunset. As dusk approaches, bats emerge from trees to find food.

They energetically fly and cover the beautiful sky. This attraction of Kalong Island sunset belongs to the most amazing view.

The bats fly with energy, creating a beautiful display as they fill the sky. This sunset spectacle on Kalong Island is considered one of the most amazing shows.

The show lasts approximately half an hour.

Meanwhile, those bats hide and sleep in the forest in the day. For your information, they are biggest bats over the world. Besides that, they just eat fruits.

Mostly, they live in a place that feels warm, where different types of fruits may grow all the year. And, another best time to see the bats is when they return to the nest in the early morning.

Kalong Island with a Protected and Dense Mangrove

Mangroves are also a breathtaking sight to behold and serve as the bats’ habitat.

The local community takes care of the forest to ensure the preservation of the bats’ home, making it illegal to cut down the mangrove trees or illegally fish. Adhering to these regulations helps keep the island in its natural, beautiful state.

How to Get to Kalong Island

Kalong Island is around 8 kilometers from Labuan Bajo. It is an island with no population. You will only find mangroves you will not be able to go through.

As it is far away and quite remote, the only way to get to the island is by boat from the port of Labingbajo. The best way to visit and enjoy the island is to join the Komodo Boat Tour, which gives you the chance to enjoy the sunset on the island. Not only Kalong Island, the Komodo Boat Tour will take you to islands that have their own beauty. For that matter, consider following the Komodo tour package from a trusted tour operator, such as the Komodo Luxury. 

Komodo Boat Tour Recommendations

As the operator tour has more than nine years of experience and is certified by TripAdvisor, Komodo Luxury is committed to giving the National Park Komodo exploration experience and overnight stay at sea on a luxury boat. Our Komodo Tour Package will take you to hidden places, from the beaches with clear water to enjoying the sunset on Kalong Island to encountering the Komodo dragon. You can experience this if you follow the Komodo boat tour that we provide. The Komodo Luxury has the 3 options of the package that you can choose according to your preference.

A. Komodo Boat Tour – Private Sailing Tour

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Private sailing trip is our Komodo Dragon Tour offering holiday experiences to Komodo National Park as the whole boat is just for you. The main advantage of the package is its destination and duration that can suit your needs, making your holiday with loved ones more leisurely.

B. Komodo Boat Tour – Open/shared Package

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The Open/Shared Package is a tour of the Komodo tour package that offers the experience of exploring the Komodo National Park with the other visitors, so you do not need to charter the whole boat. This package offers a chance to sail to Komodo National Park on a luxury boat at a more affordable price. 

C. Komodo Boat Tour – Full-day/One-day Trip

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A full-day/one-day trip package is a perfect package for travelers who want to explore the Komodo National Park but have limited time. With this package, you can explore beautiful remote destinations aboard a speedboat in one day.. 

Dengan memilih paket komodo boat tour dari Komodo Luxury, kamu bisa menikmati sunset di pulau kalong dengan melihat kalong terbang memenuhi langit. It sounds like an exciting experience, isn’t it? 

 If you choose the Komodo Boat Tour from Komodo Luxury, you can enjoy the sunset on Kalong Island while watching a flying bird fill the sky. Sounds like an exciting experience, doesn’t it?

A 3-day/2-night sailing trip package in Komodo includes a stop at Kalong Island on the first day to catch the stunning sunset while viewing the island and its bats from a Phinisi boat.

You will enjoy the sunset while having dinner on board.

Read more: How to Trip from Bali to Komodo Island

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  1. Hi there, we are looking at traveling to Bali in May. we are a family of 4 with two children age 10 and 12 (for the trip) our son will have his PADI junior open water diving and my hubby may have open water by then too. my daughter and I would like to snorkel. we are not too keen on staying on a boat as we all get a bit sea sick but would like to do some day trips to see the Komodo dragons, the manta rays and the bats at sunset. we would be keen to do a walk around on one of the islands and see the pink beach too. do you think you could put and itinerary together for us? please let us know the cost for this and your recommendation for accommodation (family friendly with a kitchen and pool clean and tidy but not expensive)

    1. Hello Stacey,
      Thank you for your interest.

      Do not hesitate to contact us so we can help you create the most memorable experience in Komodo National Park. 😊🙏🏻

      Our contact details,
      e-mail: [email protected]
      phone or WhatsApp: +62 811 3823 875

      Best regards,
      KomodoLuxury

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