Komodo Island is the New Gateway to Indonesia – Labuan Bajo Tourism

Komodo Island is the New Gateway to Indonesia - Labuan Bajo Tourism

Komodo Island is famous for its Komodo Dragons in Komodo National Park, Indonesia. Besides seeing Komodo in its habitat, there are many things you can do on this volcanic island. This island offers beautiful trekking tracks, amazing diving and snorkeling sites, various sailing tours, and stunning sunrise and sunset views.

Welcome to the Land of the Last Dragon on Earth

Indonesia has more than 17,000 islands, from Sabang to Merauke. Each area offers its own charm. Start from the very west, Nangroe Aceh Darussalam with its Blue Lagoon, until the most eastern area, Raja Ampat in West Papua. Komodo Island, on the other hand, located in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, is the land of the last dragon on earth, the Komodo Dragon (Varanus Komodoensis).

Komodo Island is a part of Komodo National Park, which was established in 1980 by the Indonesian central government to protect the endangered Komodo Dragons. In 1991, National Komodo Park was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2011. These giant lizards exist nowhere else on earth and have attracted the interest of scientists studying evolution. Later this place was also dedicated to protecting other species, including marine species. As its popularity increased around the world, Komodo National Park then became the new gateway to Indonesia after Jakarta and Bali.

What is So Special about Komodo Island?

There are many reasons for you to visit Komodo Island. Aside from being the only sanctuary where we can observe the wildlife of Komodo, its nature and marine lifes are certainly interesting for us to discover.

Sanctuary of Komodo Dragon

In Komodo National Park, there are 2 islands that the tourists can visit to observe the last dragon on earth. Komodo dragons are the heaviest lizards on the planet with a weight of over 300 pounds and an average length of 10 feet. Long, flat heads with rounded snouts, scaly skin, bowed legs, and huge, muscular tails are part of their distinctive appearance. Komodo dragons, which are currently listed as Endangered, are threatened with extinction by rising sea levels. However, the Indonesian government built this sanctuary to protect the Komodo from its extinction

Marine Ecosystem

Komodo Island is a marine lovers’ heaven. It offers a wide marine ecosystem starting from the colorful corals and the fishes that live in it, whales, black tip reef sharks, manta rays, marine turtles, dolphins, and many more.

Land of Exotic Animals

Not only Komodo Dragon, this island is also a home to other exotic fauna such as deers, boars, wild buffaloes, maleo birds, and snakes.

Wildlife Observation

Many researchers come to this island to observe the Komodo in its habitat. They observe the wildlife of this endangered species, such as how they prey, their mating process, how they nest, the hatching process, and their other behaviors. Besides the Komodo dragons, observations can be done on other exotic animals, such as bird watching.

When Is The Best Time To Visit Komodo Island?

Its rugged hillsides of dry savannah and pockets of thorny green vegetation contrast greatly with the clear blue water and white sand. The best time to visit Komodo Island to get such a view is between April to October during the dry season. The weather is so good, not too hot with very little to no rain. The rainy season sometimes starts early in October, so if you don’t like getting wet, plan your trip before then. You can spot the Komodo dragon all year round. However, the mating season is from July to August and the nesting season runs from September to November, which can be challenging to spot the Komodo during the nesting period.

You can observe the wildlife of Komodo’s in its habitat. It costs you IDR 325,000/person for foreigners and IDR 57,500/person for Indonesians to enter Komodo Island. During your journey there, it is a must to hire an experienced local ranger to accompany you, which will cost you IDR 120,000/5 person coverage.

Things To Do In Komodo Island

There are several things to do and have fun on Komodo Island; you can see Komodo Dragons – the last dragon on earth, experience sailing boat tours, or trekking on Komodo Island.

See Komodo Dragons

Observe how they live their daily life, when you do the trekking on Komodo Island, the local ranger will show you around where the Komodo Dragons are usually chilling, eating-if you’re lucky, fighting, and also the nest where the Komodos are laying their eggs. This is your only chance where you can see these predators in their habitat, only in Komodo National Park.

Read: Explore the Exotic Home of Komodo Dragon in Rinca Island – UNESCO World Heritage

Sailing Boat Tour

There is no hotel or homestay on Komodo Island. So, it’s either you take a one-day trip or you get a liveaboard package to go there. You might want to consider the open trip for you who travel on a budget. The length of 3 days and 2 nights of the trip will be enough for you to explore Komodo Island and Komodo National Park.

But if you want maximum privacy and comfort, having the boat facilities for yourself, no strangers on the boat, only your family, friends, or loved ones, we recommend you to choose the boat charter. You might be confused about what kind of boat you want to charter and what kind of package is offered for boat charter.

Worry not, we have many options of boats, starting from deluxe boats to luxury boats. There are boats with spacious cabins and luxurious facilities for you to enjoy. The charter package includes pick-up and drop-off service, full board meals, non-alcoholic drinks, professional boat crews, and excursions to remote beaches.

During a sailing boat tour, you can go to many places in Komodo National Park such as Komodo Island to see the dragons, hike to Padar Island to see sunrise and sunset, Pink Beach, Taka Makassar, Manta Point to swim with manta rays, Kanawa Island, and Kalong Island to see the fantastic view of the sunset.

You may visit our Komodo Luxury website to see more boat options or see our customers’ experiences on our Instagram page.

Trekking on Komodo Island

In Komodo Island, there are Short Trek, Medium Trek, Long Trek, and Adventure Trek programs. The distance for the Short Trek is 1 km, Medium Trek is 1.5 km, Long Trek is 2 km, and Adventure Trek is 7-8 km.

Before starting the trek activity, you have to follow the instructions from the local ranger and choose the trekking program based on your fitness level. For your own safety, you will have to stay quiet and don’t do sudden movements during your trekking activity.

Dive In The Underwater World

This volcanic island offers some interesting marine ecosystems. Its impressive aquatic life view and the clearness of the ocean water draw fellow divers and snorkelers to have underwater adventures on Komodo Island, Indonesia.

You can dive in several famous diving sites in Komodo National Park, such as Manta Point, Yellow Wall, Batu Bolong, Tatawa Besar, Castle Rock, and Crystal Rock. Besides day diving, you can also experience night diving in Komodo.

Discover Komodo Island with KomodoLuxury

Komodo Island is the new gateway to Indonesia. It offers picturesque aquatic life and spectacular views on the surface, all in one place. Its beauty attracts so many visitors worldwide to witness the wildlife of these venomous giant lizards in their habitat, Komodo Island. Put Komodo Island on your travel bucket list this year for a more thrilling adventure!

There are many ways for you to explore Komodo Island and Komodo National Park in Indonesia. If you want to experience the luxury boat to accompany your journey in Komodo, we know that it can be tricky to choose which boat, what kind of charter package, or to pick what kind of boat facilities there are. Don’t worry, we are here to assist you with all of those potential frustrating issues.

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 the master bedroom, a jacuzzi, and sunbeds on the sundeck. Our boat charter package already includes snorkel gears for you to snorkel around Komodo Island. 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 our other boat options and our Instagram page for our customers’ trip experience with us. See you on MALCA VOYAGES soon!

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