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Komodo Island is one of the most visited places in Indonesia. It’s a great vacation destination, owing to the large number of attractive features it has to offer.

For most people, however, the Komodo National park is the real deal. It’s home to the infamous Komodo dragons, and its subaquatic world is a remarkable sight.

However, Komodo has so much to offer, other than the park. Thanks to the several neighbouring islands, Komodo gets access to so many diving points, sunset viewpoints, and other unique features.

This means that Komodo Island is the one place you want to be for your holiday.

During your visit, there some amazing places you can’t afford to miss. Otherwise, you might as well cancel your trip.

These places include:

Yes. Such a place actually exists. Pink beach, like the name suggests, has its sand with a pink-hue color. It’s one of the most spectacular places to see while on a Komodo island cruise.

And this is just where the wonder begins. 

The beach is an amazing spot for photography, especially during the evening sunset. It’s also a very romantic spot for lovers and honeymooners.

The beach also makes for a perfect spot for snorkelling and divers as the waters here are clear and relatively deep, great for beginners.

If you are lucky enough, you can even spot a Komodo dragon or two, strolling around this beach from time to time.

  • Manta Spot 

Manta rays are one of the little-known sea-animals you can find on Komodo Island. These large, gentle creatures appear in Indonesia between November and May, and they are fantastic to watch.

There’s a diving point Between Komodo Island and Rinca island where you get the opportunities to swim with these creatures. Amazing right?

It’s, therefore, an adventure you can’t afford to miss. Get to watch these extraordinary creatures perform their ‘dance-like’ movements as you explore the wonders of the underwater world.

These animals are very friendly and don’t pose any danger to you. When the Mantas are confident that you’re not hostile, they even start circling above you. 

It’s an exhilarating feeling, but you’ll love it.

  • Padar Island 

A part of most Komodo cruise packages is a visit to this unique Island. Unlike the rest, Padar island is more rugged, and the terrain is a bit rough.

However, once you’re done with the hiking, you’ll be more than grateful that you did. The view you get of the entire Island is nothing short of spectacular. 

The Island overlooks four beaches, including the Pink beach, which from this point, will take your breath away. The view of the sunset from this point is also one of the things you’ll never forget.

So, even though there’s some hiking involved, Padar Island is totally worth it! 

  • Kanawa Island 

If you’re out to look for some amazing underwater activities, then Kanawa Island is the place to be. This small island offers one of the best snorkeling and diving points in Indonesia.

The island has thousands of underwater sceneries for anyone willing to dive. From the corals to the manta rays to the sunfish, turtles, and even the whale sharks!

That’s right. Whale sharks!

You can even get some starfish without even getting into the water. You’ll find them lying on the beach.

But that’s not all you get from this Island. You also get to witness a breathtaking sunset from a gazebo pitched at the top of one of the hills. 

The gazebos are designed for two people, and so makes the perfect spot for you and your special someone. Visitors love this island the moment they step on it. It’s a touch of heaven.

Final thoughts

Komodo Island has so many spots for you to explore during your Komodo cruise. Whether you’re on a liveaboard or the daily trips, the one sure thing is that you can’t get bored on the island.

However, regardless of the places you visit, the above spots should always be on your itinerary. 

Visit them, and you’ll experience the time of your life.

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