Indonesia is a favorite tourist destination because of its paradisiacal qualities. Most people yearn to spend some time in an environment that comes as close to a utopian existence such as Bali, Indonesia. While enjoying your visit there, you may want to take in Komodo Island for some adventure.
If you have heard of the famed Komodo dragon, then you are aware that you would be going into its lair. It is from this dragon, he largest lizard in the world, that Komodo Island derives its name. Apart from maybe a chance encounter with this monstrosity, here is a list of other things you will enjoy doing in Komodo Island.
The best Things to Do in Komodo Island
- Take a Hike up the Padar Island
What you get on your way to the top of Padar Island is a treat for your eyes. The view from the top is a wonderful cacophony of pink, white and black beaches intersected by brown brown-black ridges in between. This is all surrounded by azure blue waters creating a picturesque image that is postcard perfect.
Visitors have access to luxurious private pool villas and resorts and partake of activities such as:
- Scuba diving
- Sunset dinner cruises
- Go Swimming at the Manta Spots
These spots named after the Manta ray schools pepper the island and are quite popular with tourists. You are able to swim with the fish (not in the proverbial way), and see some of the most beautiful corals you will ever see that are some of the reasons tourists throng Komodo Island. An hour’s boat ride away from the diving spots takes you to the open sea where you can see schools of colorful fish swishing away beside the manta.
- Visit the Komodo Island National Park
Your visit would not be complete without a visit to the famous Komodo National Park. The park is a UNSECO World Heritage Site and is possibly beyond everything you have heard or read about it. It is not counted among the 7 wonders of the world for nothing.
Herein wanders the famous Komodo dragon in all its terrifying glory. You will have an expert to guide you through your tour and to ensure that you keep a safe distance from these gigantic lizards. They are said to be pretty fast on their feet, therefore you will want to stay well away from their reach.
- Scuba diving
The manta points are not the only places that offer excellent scuba diving experiences. In addition, you will be able see even more amazing coral reefs that surround the island. The water is very clear here so the view of schools of colorful fish is quite thrilling. You can even record the sea life here and if you are lucky, you will be graced by the presence of turtles and rare manta rays away from the manta zones.
- Sunbathing at the Pink Beach at Komodo Island
You will find some beaches in Komodo Islands that have genuinely pink sand that you can sink you bare toes into as you sunbathe. The beaches are pink because of a specific red coral that is common off the coast of the Komodo Islands. Spending a lazy day in the sun here is just what the doctor ordered.
- Experience a Seaside Sunset
The sun in the seaside sets in a blaze of pinks, gold and orange hues at twilight. This may yet be one of the most beautiful sightings you will remember of your stay in the islands. Instead of taking the boat tours everyday and possibly missing this amazing sight, how about staying behind on an evening with a good book and waiting for sunset?
Watching the sunset around the marina with the magnificent boats behind you and the sunset right ahead may be one of the things you will remember for a long time to come.