Indonesia is among the top countries in the world with beautiful and amazing places to visit. Among these places are islands that offer not just their beautiful scenic views but prehistoric dragons that you will not find anywhere else. Labuan Bajo is home to Komodo National Park known worldwide for its prehistoric dragons that are only seen in a few other islands in Indonesia.
Besides the huge lizards, Labuan Bajo is also home to world-class diving, kayaking and diving spots. It also has amazing sandy beaches that range from white to pink and colourful coral that makes the coastline look like a colourful paradise. If you are travelling alone, with friends or with family, you do not have to worry about accommodation because there is always a five star-rated Labuan Bajo hotel to offer everything you need.
How to get to Labuan Bajo, accommodation and Komodo National Park
Many years ago, Labuan Bajo, situated in Flores island, did not have the kind of fame it has today. Back then, it was simply a small fishing town for the locals. Today, the small town is one of the most visited towns in Indonesia and a gateway to many other islands surrounding the town. Below are the things and places that continue to put Labuan Bajo in the map and one of the leading tourist destinations in Indonesia.
Getting to Labuan Bajo is easy as you can travel by land, sea or air. The Komodo Airport is not far from the city and many airlines connect the town with many other Indonesian cities. You can also travel by land to get to Labuan Bajo though it is costly. From several cities across Indonesia, you will have to connect several buses before getting to Labuan Bajo.
Traveling by sea is the most convenient way to get to Labuan Bajo. You can do so via liveboards that serves Komodo, Flores and other islands. If you want to tour the town and its surroundings, taking a cruise ship or boats is the best way to do it. All the ships and boats have different departing and arrival times at the destinations you want to get to, so you have to plan your schedule carefully.
Labuan Bajo, which is the main gateway to the Komodo Island, is a busy town that receives many visitors from all parts of the world. Because of this, the town has several luxurious hotels that offer excellent accommodation, food and drinks. Some of the hotels provide boats and cruise ships for their guests for a tour of the island at a fee.
One such hotel is Ayana Komodo Hotel, which is the only 5-star resort in Labuan Bajo. The resort also provides the most luxurious cruise ship hailed as one of the best in the world. The cruise ship, Ayana Lako di’a offers the same kind of five-star privileges as the Ayana Resort. It starts the cruise form the hotel to several other places in and around the Komodo National Park.
· Komodo National Park
This is the most popular destination in the town of Labuan Bajo. Listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1991, the park attracts people from all over the world mainly because it is the natural habitat for the Komodo dragon. The larger than life lizards that use their long-forked tongues to smell their food are long, heavy and they have a deadly bite. The deadly bite of the dragons, however, does not affect other dragons. The dragons can live for an average of 30 years.
Komodo dragons are not the only attractions in the park. The underwater world and the manta rays are another attraction that drives people to the park in droves. The park also has pristine waterfalls that you can stare at for hours. Hiking along the amazing landscapes of the park and trekking to view the lizards better is another adventure enjoyed by many at the park.
Wrapping it up
Besides the Komodo National Park, Labuan Bajo has many other attractions that drive people to the town island. After sightseeing, and carrying out activities such as snorkelling, swimming with the manta rays, trekking, hiking, diving and many more, you can enjoy a relaxing evening watching the breathtakingly amazing sunset that strikes the most beautiful picturesque sceneries of the island.