Labuan Bajo, Flores lies along a half Moon Bay and is surrounded by panoramic hills that steeply climb the shore. The setting is scenic and characterized by amazing views at sunset. 

Many people yearn to travel from Labuan Bajo to Komodo at least once in their lifetime. If you are one of these people, here are exciting must do things you should try during your trip. 

  • Trek through the Komodo Forests

Komodo is famously known for its Komodo dragons. If you want to see these creatures, you will need to embark on a Komodo island tour in the company of a ranger. There are various hikes you can choose from. 

These include; overnight hikes where participants have to camp overnight on the Island and short hikes which lasts for between 20 and 30 minutes. The best time to visit the Komodo Island is early in the afternoon. During this time, you will find the mature Komodo dragons lazing around in the shade. The baby dragons will be strolling across the wilderness. 

  • Swim at Manta Point

Manta point remains one of the most famous places from Labuan Bajo to Komodo. Here, you will witness beautiful turtles. The site also happens to be one of the best diving sites in Komodo island. Manta point experiences rich and robust current which flows across the strait to attract a massive body of manta rays. Don’t go diving at Manta point if you are not an experienced diver. Only divers who are experienced with drift divers can dive at Manta point. 

  • Visit Padar Island for the Ultimate Instagram Selfies

Padar Island is one of the highlights of the Komodo islands. It’s popularly known for the breathtaking viewpoint from where you can view the three Padar Island beaches. These include; the pink beach, the white beach, and the black sand beach. 

The best time to embark on the island is early in the morning. This will allow you to capture the sunrise as well. However, you will want to exercise caution since the Komodo dragons love lazing around the shade provided by the rocks. Provoking them could trigger them to harm you. 

  • Join a Live Boat Tour

If you can’t seem to figure out what to do in Labuan Bajo to Komodo, try joining a live boat tour around the islands. Numerous options are available depending on your preferences and budget. If you are in Labuan Bajo for a short stay, a two night and three-day boat trip would be ideal. This will help you enjoy the Komodo island, go hiking in Padar Island, and explore swimming at the Pink beach. Various options are available regardless of your budget. 

  • Go Snorkeling at the Pink Beach 

Komodo is the biggest island among the 27 islands located in the Komodo National Park. There are numerous things you can engage in while there. Apart from the Komodo dragons, the Pink Beach is a must-visit area. The name Pink beach is derived from the red sand grains created from the brightly colored coral grains that give the beach it’s unique color. 

This is a perfect place where you can take memorable photos. What’s more, you can go snorkeling through the coral reefs located offshore. Still, you can swim across while exploring the area. However, Pink Beach experiences strong offshore currents and you will want to exercise caution while there. 

  • Select a Hotel with a View

Labuan Bajo is popularly known for its exceptionally breathtaking views at sunrise and sunset. Watching the bay colors change from red to orange or purple is a sight to marvel at. Next time you are visiting Labuan Bajo to Komodo, remember to book a hotel room with the best view. Hotels located on the hill often offer the best views. There are various hotels to choose from depending on your budget and preferences. 


Are you planning your Labuan Bajo to Komodo trip? These tips will help you understand that there is more to do and see apart from the Komodo dragons.