Home to the famous Komodo Dragons, Komodo Island is a small island off the west coast of the island of Flores, a 90-minute direct flight east of Bali and part of the Komodo National Park, which actually consists of 3 main islands – Komodo, Rinca and Padar.
It’s not only the chance to see Komodo Dragons, which draws visitors, but divers will find some of the best diving in Indonesia.
Accommodation in Komodo National Park itself is mostly on Rinca, although live-aboard cruises are also popular for 1 or 2 night cruises in the Komodo National Park and most visitors base themselves in Labuan Bajo which is one the Western tip of Flores island.
Flores is a large island in Nusa Tenggara to the east of Bali and Lombok. The landscape here is quite different to that of the islands to the west of the Lombok Straits.
Highlights of a visit to Flores include the magnificent colourful Kelimutu Lakes, the ethnic villages of Bajawa and Labuan Bajo which is a jumping off point for visits to neighbouring Komodo Island.