Labuan Bajo, Flores, is located in a half-moon bay surrounded by mountains which rise steeply from the coast. The setting is picturesque, with magnificent views. You will not be amazed when I inform you that Labuan Bajo is among my favourite towns in Indonesia. It’s why we began supplying tours here (I’m secretly searching for an excuse to move here part of the year).
To assist you in taking the most out of your visit, I have created a list of things to do. We are going to begin the list to do in town, before sharing ideas for something to do about the city with you. Let’s get started!
- Take the Live Aboard Package
I would suggest joining a tour around the Komodo islands if you are wondering what to do in Labuan Bajo. There are numerous different options available based on your interests and budget. If you see Labuan Bajo for a stay, I would advise a 3 day 2 night boat trip. This will grant you the chance to see Komodo Island, swim at the Pink Beach, hike Padar Island and much more. There is life aboard bundles that fit many budgets. It’s possible to reserve a cabin on a boat in Labuan Bajo.
- Join Komodo Island Tour
Come to see the island of Komodo, home to the Komodo dragons. To see the dragons, you will need to join a Komodo Island tour with one of the rangers. There are a variety of collection hikes to choose, which take 20-30 minutes, to overnight hikes where you get on the island to camp. The ideal time is in the afternoon when the big Komodo dragons are hanging in the shade along with the baby dragons wandering through the jungle.
- Experience Diving at Manta Point
Manta Point is among the spots for diving near Labuan Bajo. Here is the place where I fulfilled turtles talking to manta rays. But more seriously, it’s one of the best Komodo Island diving sites. The rationale Manta Point is popular is the strong nutrient current that flows. Manta Point is suggested for divers who have experience.
- Padar Island: An Instagrammable Selfie Spot
Padar Island is also my view of the natural highlight of the Komodo islands. The island is known for the viewpoint from where you can see the three beaches of Padar Island (just one is white, one is pink and the other is a black sand beach). The ideal time to do the rise is on the first morning to sunrise. Be warned there are Komodo dragons around the island and they hang about in the shade of the stones (which is where you will want to be).
Whether your trips take you to a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts or urban attractions, extra research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Labuan Bajo by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.