For those who are looking for a good destination for their holiday trip, choosing Komodo Island as your destinations can be a wonderful solution. Komodo Island is one of the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia next to Bali and Yogyakarta. It is due to the popularity of komodo dragons, a rare species of big lizard that live exclusively in the island.
In this passage, we will give some tips regarding your travel to Komodo Island. The information is listed below:
- Spotting Manta Ray in Komodo Islands: there are several Manta Points in Komodo Islands. The places are named as Manta Points because in this place you have a great chance to spot Manta Rays swimming in the ocean. You can visit these places by joining boat tours. If you are lucky enough, you can spot not only one Manta Ray, but a group of them. You may request to your tour guide to stop the boat for a while and grab your snorkel kit to swim together with the exotic fish. There are two main points of Manta Points, the closest one is called Manta 2. Manta 1 is a bit far, with one hour boat ride from Komodo National Park, the ride is worth it, because the place has a magnificent clarity that you can even see the coral reefs from your boat.
- Enjoying leisure time at Le Pirate: this type of accommodation is considered the most extraordinary place to stay in Komodo Islands. This ‘hotel’ offered around 15 separated tiny bungalows, each room only gave a private bathroom and one single bed. These tiny house rooms are located at the 3rd floor of open building. In this building, you can find a restaurant with island theme and live music on the first floor. At the fourth floor, there is a tiny pool, bar, and sun deck which you can enjoy especially for stunning sunset views and delicious food. If you have no idea on how to spend your night, choose this place to stay and chill out with its unique accommodation style.
- Visiting Komodo National Park: the main tourist attraction in Komodo Islands is of course its national park. With only $27 for entrance fee, you can see the legendary Komodo Dragons in their real habitats. A tour guide will explain about everything while you are sight-seeing the animal. Komodo is a dangerous animal for human, but during the tours, most of the time, the Komodo are not interested and too lazy to even react to the human. There are deer that can be hunted by the Komodo, but according to the guide, Komodo only hunt the deer once in a month.
Those activities that are only a small part of what to do in Komodo Island. Short vacations are surely not enough to cover all the activities that are offered by this beautiful island. Nevertheless, this island will still give you a great experience and memories that you will never forget for the rest of your life.