Without sailing or Living on Board (LOB), your trip to Labuan Bajo is really not complete. Most of the tourist destinations in Labuan Bajo are on or near water, therefore getting there requires a boat. So taking a LOB trip is definitely the best choice!
But what destinations can you visit when sailing or Living on Board (LOB)? Let’s see the following lists!
1. Pulau Kelor
You will stop at Kelor Island on your first sailing day. It takes crossing the water to get to the island. When you have arrived, you may experience the natural beauty of Kelor island, which is almost comparable to Bukit Cinta, where there is a hill of green grass with a backdrop of the East Nusa Tenggara sea. To go up to the island, It will take 15 to 20 minutes trekking over a rocky and sandy landscape. That is why it is recommended that you wear comfortable sandals or mountain shoes on this island. Take it easy even though the trek will take a while because your exhaustion from the climb will be rewarded with breathtaking views.
2. Manjarite Island
After trekking on Kelor Island, you will experience spectacular underwater scenery on Manjarite Island. The island of Manjarite is uninhabited and has weak wave currents. We assure you that at an average depth of five to eight meters, you will enjoy Flores’ stunning underwater scenery with a wide range of vibrant corals as well as swarms of attractive fish.
3. Kalong Island
The best way to end the day is to visit Kalong Island, which is located not far from Komodo National Park. It is named Kalong Island because you will see many exotic trees which are the largest habitat for kalong or giant bats. Kalong Island is another uninhabited island that steals the attention of tourists the most because it has the most beautiful sunset views in Labuan Bajo. In addition to the view of bats scattered in the evening sky, you will also be spoiled by the expanse of the Flores sea with savanna hills. The best time to visit this Island to take silhouette photos is around 17.30 – 18.30.
4. Padar Island
You’ll begin the activity before sunrise on the second day by going up to Padar Island. After Komodo Island and Rinca Island, Padar Island is the third largest island in the Komodo National Park area. You’ll have to climb about 800 steps to reach the top of the island and see the sunrise from there. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and remember to bring your drink so you don’t become dehydrated. The best time to visit this island is at sunrise. However, other times it’s okay also because Padar Island is so stunning everywhere!
5. Pink Beach
The beauty of Pink Beach is so enchanting, even from a distance the sand of this beach looks so beautiful. In addition to having sand that is a unique color from the typical beach, Pink Beach features sea water that is so pure that it seems to be beckoning us to jump right away. Have you ever wondered why the sand is pink?
The pink color in this sand comes from the red coral fragments. So beautiful, right? When visiting this beach, we advise bringing a swimsuit and remembering to wear sunscreen!
6. Komodo Island
Komodo Island is unquestionably familiar to you. On this island, Komodo dragons can be spotted in their natural habitat. Because Komodo dragons are wild animals with poisonous saliva, you must maintain a 300-meter distance when encountering one in person. So always be on the lookout!
7. Taka Makassar
Taka Makassar is one of the islands that will be seen when the sea water recedes. Having a shape like a crescent moon makes Taka Makassar have its own uniqueness. The bottom is also a sanctuary for crabs, anemones, bacteria, and other tiny marine creatures, including coral reefs that are still beautiful. The best time to visit Taka Makassar is in the afternoon or evening because of the natural light of the sun to take photos.
8. Manta Point
One of the best places to see manta rays, also known as Eastern Indonesia stingrays, is at Manta Point. It is advised to maintain a distance of 3 meters when snorkeling or scuba diving at Manta Point because if you get too close, the manta will feel disturbed and will swim away more quickly.
Kanawa Island is managed privately by native Italians, but is also open to the public by paying an entrance ticket of around Rp. 50,000 – 100,000 per ship. The pier bridge on Kanawa Island has become an icon, so many tourists take pictures on the bridge. On this Island you can also snorkel and meet various types of stunning fish.
The best time to visit Kanawa Island is at sunrise or sunset. So, that’s all the tourist locations you will see while sailing or Living on Board (LOB).
Actually there are a lot of other stunning locations you may explore in Labuan Bajo, but we’ll tell you in the article after this one. We hope this article is helpful and see you on board!
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