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5 Reason Why You Should Visit Komodo Island

Posted by Anzi B on May 29 2021
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Talking about the Komodo National Park is identical to ancient animals, namely giant lizards that have lived for hundreds of years on Komodo Island, Rinca Island, Gili Motang Island and even on Padar Island, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. Apart from Komodo dragons which is the main icon in the Komodo National Park, the cluster of islands that stretches beautifully around it, also has unique beaches, savanna hills, and an amazing wealth of marine life.

This hidden paradise located in West Manggarai Regency Labuan Bajo, has been visited by millions of tourists from all over the world. The extraordinary curiosity makes people keep coming every day to enjoy the nature of Flores which is very captivating.Then, what's going on in Komodo National Park? What makes people very curious? And don't want to leave the Komodo National Park when they come on vacation there? Therefore, would be very interesting of course for us to review here:

A. The only home and the original habitat for thousands of giant lizard Komodo dragons in the world

The Komodo dragon, also known as the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), is a large species of monitor lizard found on the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang and Gili Dasami in East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia.This lizard is also referred to by the native inhabitants of the island of Komodo by the local name ora. The Komodo dragon is the largest species of the Varanidae family, as well as the largest lizard in the world, with an average length of 2-3 meters and weighing up to 100 kg. Komodo dragons are top predators in their habitat because so far there are no known large carnivores besides this lizard in any geographic area. Their large body and terrible reputation make them one of the most famous animals in the world. Now, the actual habitat of the Komodo dragon has shrunk due to human activities, so that the IUCN institution includes the Komodo dragon as a species vulnerable to extinction. The Komodo dragon lizard has been designated as a protected animal by the Indonesian government and its habitat is made into a national park, namely the Komodo National Park, which aims to protect them.

B. Seven Wonders Of The World

Komodo National Park was founded in 1980 and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991 and has an area of ​​1,817 square kilometers. Komodo Island is designated as one of the wonders of the world by the Ne7Wonders organization. The determination was made by the President of the New Seven Wonder Foundation Bernard Weber in the form of the opening of the Seven Wonder inscription by Bernard and attended by the president of the Indonesian Republic Dr. Susilo Babang Yudoyono in Komodo National Park. After the Komodo National Park was designated as the Seven Wonders of the World, so many tourists came to visit both domestic and foreign tourists and every year it continues to increase until now.

C. White sand beaches and stunning pink beach

This hidden paradise on the island of Flores, has the beauty and uniqueness of its beaches that are spread across various islands that can attract the attention of millions of people around the world. Most of the islands in Komodo National Park have very beautiful white sand beaches, and untouched yet by irresponsible naughty hands, as well as the red sand beaches on Komodo Island and Padar Island. The beaches are very good for relaxing to unwind from the busy life in the city, because the natural nuance is very calm and away from the crowd.

D.  The Best Place For Snorkeling and Diving

The Komodo Islands are one of the most famous tourist destinations in Indonesia because they are the home of Indonesia's endemic animal, the Komodo dragon. However, that's not all that makes this place special. Amazing natural beauty is also here, such as under the sea which is famous for its coral reefs and unspoiled ecosystems. Therefore, there are several interesting snorkeling spots in the Komodo Island area:

1.Batu Bolong Reef

Between Tatawa Island and Komodo Island, there is a charming underwater paradise. In fact, various international media have placed Batu Bolong Reef as one of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the world, because this place is the habitat of various colorful fish that you can rarely find in other waters. The coral reefs here are still beautiful so they are brightly colored

2.Kanawa Island

Kanawa Island which is managed privately by the local community, although rarely heard and not included in the Komodo National Park, the beauty of its underwater nature cannot be missed. There are many large fish and small sharks that you can find in shallow areas. You can also find other marine animals, such as groupers, lion fish, and if you're lucky you can find turtles. The coral reefs are still radiant colors. Because the water is so clear, you can see it clearly from above.


Taka Makassar is a very small island in Labuan Bajo and this island will only appear when the water is receding. Under this crescent-shaped island and clean white sand, you can find the captivating beauty of the sea. Clusters of coral reefs surrounded by small fish can be seen clearly because of the clear sea water.

4.Manta Point

What's special about this place is that you can chat with endangered aquatic animals that are protected in Indonesia, namely manta rays or manta rays typical of Eastern Indonesia. You can touch, caress, and feed the manta rays. Of course, it must be supervised by a diving guide and besides being quite dangerous this diving location is quite deep. Wherever there are mantas, there are jellyfish. No wonder, because jellyfish are the main food of mantas. You can also find jellyfish colonies swimming in groups here.

5.Pink Beach

Besides being famous for its fine pink sand, Pink Beach is also famous for its snorkeling spots that you can't miss. You can also see directly the red coral lined up along the coastline. The pink color comes from red coral rocks whose debris is carried by the ocean currents towards the beach. Even though it's beautiful, don't bring these rocks home so that the beauty and sustainability of this beach is maintained.

6.Kelor Island

In addition to its beautiful and still quiet islands, Kelor Island also has the underwater beauty that can spoil the eyes. A large area of ​​coral reefs makes you satisfied to explore it and diving in the clear waters of Kelor Island will make you forget the time. Moreover, you will see a variety of exotic colorful fish and beautiful coral reefs. The currents here tend to be calmer, perfect for beginner divers.

7.Bidadari Island

Apart from its beautiful white sand beaches, Bidadari Island also has a large group of coral reefs that you can see clearly from above. Amazing underwater panorama with beautiful colorful fish will welcome you here. These waters are suitable for those of you who are snorkeling for the first time because you can find coral reefs just a few meters from the beach. This place is also the best diving spot for beginners because of the calm currents.


Last changed: May 29 2021 at 8:55 AM

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