One of the most popular attractions in the Komodo Islands is the pink beach. For its unique pink colour, people from all over the world want an opportunity to bask in the pink sand and take photos of their unforgettable moments.
Beyond the pink beach, there are numerous other attractions that one can visit around the island. Listed are the other places and activities that you indulge in while at the island.
Visit the Komodo National Park
The Komodo National Park is home to the Komodo dragons from which it derives its name. Komodo Dragons are the largest land reptiles and are at home here in the Komodo islands. A visit to the Komodo beach is not complete without visiting the park.
The Komodo Dragons are a sight to behold. However, within the park, you will always need to be accompanied by an armed ranger. This is to protect you from the aggression of the Komodo dragons.
Visit Manta Point
Manta Point as is aptly named is a sanctuary for Manta Rays. A rare sea creature that is easily available here for the clean and clear waters of the ocean.
Manta point is a beautiful location for snorkelling and deep-sea diving. Snorkelling here provides you with the opportunity to interact with the manta rays up close. You will also get to see numerous sea creatures as you dive into the deepest parts of the ocean.
Get a diving certificate
An activity to participate in once you are in the Komodo Islands is deep-sea diving. You need a certificate to show that you are a competent diver.
There are lots of private trainers that you can hire to train and certify your skill and expertise in deep-sea diving. You will receive your certificate within hours and you can dive under their supervision.
Deep-sea diving is a risky activity and could lead to fatalities. This is why you need to be well trained and certified before diving.
Sail to the island of bats
Bats are famously nocturnal. At sunset, a sailing trip to Kalong, the island of bats will have you filled with awe and amazement.
As soon as the sun sets, thousands of bats take to the sky. This is an amazing sight to behold and document. They cover the disappearing rays of sunlight and create a beautiful pattern in the skies of Komodo Island.
The sights and sounds from this experience will be forever etched on your memory.
Kanawa Island is a beautiful island with clean and clear azure waters. This is the best place to snorkel in the Komodo Islands. The sparkling and clean ocean waters offer the perfect spot and opportunity to snorkel and see the beautiful coral reefs of the Indian Ocean.
In this island, you can enjoy a swim in the Ocean and enjoy the feel of the ocean water against your body. Enjoy snorkelling with dolphins and other sea creatures that are quite friendly to the human swimmers.
Hike an island
Padar Island is another island you can visit whenever you are in the Komodo Islands. This is a mountainous island that one can hike. For the best hiking conditions, you should wake up early for an early morning hike.
As the sun rises, hikers should be at the apex of the island completing the hike. This ensures that you can hike in cool weather and good speed. The hot sun will impede your ability to hike.
Once you are at the apex of the island, you have a magnificent view of the ocean and other islands around the ocean.
Komodo Island is more than the pink beach that it is popular for. There are more attractions that one can enjoy on a visit here. Snorkelling, hiking and deep-sea diving are some of the activities that one can indulge in on a visit to the Komodo Islands.