The pink beach on Komodo Island in Indonesia has become famous for its light reddish sand color and turquoise water, and the good news is that it’s also pretty easy to visit on a day trip from the town of Labuan Bajo in Flores!
Komodo Beach is actually not the only pink beach Indonesia has to offer, there are several other pink beaches in the Komodo National Park and also one on the island of Lombok, near Bali, but pink beaches in general are very rare, and there are only a handful of them worldwide! The pink beach on Komodo Island, and also the equally famous (and more colorful) pink beach on Padar Island!
The Origin of Pink Sand
Pink Beach, or Pantai Merah, is one of the seven pink beaches on earth and just one of the many amazing features that make Komodo a true natural wonder. The striking colors of this extraordinary beach are brought about by microscopic animals called foraminifera, which produce a red pigment in the reef. That’s why it is called “Red Beach” in the local language. Tiny red corals mix with the white sand to create the soft pink color that you can see along the coast.
Apart from Pink Beach itself, several small stretches along East Komodo Bay are also pink. Komodo Island, located just west of Flores Island in East Nusa Tenggara is one of the three large and many islands that make up Komodo National Park and is particularly known as the natural habitat of the Komodo Dragon. The Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard and is named after the island.
What Do You Expect?
You can enjoy the panoramic views of turquoise waters, green hills, blue skies, and mesmerizing pink sand. In addition to relaxing in this picturesque landscape, Komodo has many interesting activities to do. After enjoying the gorgeous surroundings, dive into the water and discover the maritime beauty that Pink Beach has to offer. The corals at Pink Beach Underwater Gardens are in excellent condition, with hundreds of species of soft and hard corals and thousands of species of fish. Pink Beach is perfect for snorkelers and beginner divers. The shallow waters are also home to many species and are also entertaining.
Of course, the more you venture, the more there is to see. Relax and work on your tan on the fairytale pink sand beach. Alternatively, you can participate in a variety of other water sports, such as kayaking and leisurely swimming.
If photography is your passion, this is definitely the place where you can capture the stunning natural beauty of the island. Stay until sunset, as the views are stunning. This uninhabited island is also the natural habitat of the Komodo dragon.
If you see animals roaming the beach or in the water, keep your distance. Komodo dragons are excellent swimmers and can even swim between islands. Komodo dragons are potentially dangerous wildlife for humans, so visiting this beach without the assistance of an experienced guide or ranger is not recommended.
Ways to Get There
The best route to Komodo National Park is definitely via Bali. As one of the most popular travel destinations in Bali is Amsterdam, Bangkok, Brisbane, Darwin, Dili, Doha, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Manila, Melbourne, Moscow, Osaka, Perth, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, and Tokyo, etc. Domestic flights are available from all major cities in Indonesia.
From Bali, local airlines operate daily flights to Labuan Bajo using small jets or turboprops carrying 50 passengers. Labuan Bajo is the doorway to the Komodo Islands.
Upon arrival at Labuan Bajo, take a speedboat to Komodo. Labuan Bajo Port is about a 10-minute drive from Labuan Bajo Airport. You can dock at the legendary Pink Beach, but if you prefer hiking among coral cliffs and mangroves, you can dock on the other side of the island and walk four hours to the beach.
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Pink Beach awaits you. Get your fascinating getaway now!