ISLANDS TO EXPLORE - KOMODO
About the Island
In 2012, Komodo National Park was officially voted one of the The Seven Wonders of the World.
The Island is a designated National Park and an experience not to be missed! Komodo Island is located in the centre of the Indonesian archipelago wedged between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores.
The UNESCO World Heritage site is blessed with secluded beaches, amazing coral reefs and stunning crystal clear waters and of course, it is home to the famous Komodo dragons.
What to See & Do
For most, above land, it’s all about the dragons! No visit to Komodo would be complete without visiting either Komodo or Rinca Island to see the unique Komodo dragon: the largest reptile on earth and this is the only place on the planet that you will find them. They can grow to 3 metres (10ft) and up to 150 kgs (330lbs). The dragons stalk, ambush and devour deer, wild boar, buffalo and even horses, all of which can be seen on your hike if you have the stomach to watch that!
You can hike or stroll on one of these two islands with your park ranger as the Komodo’s roam around freely in their natural habitat. Early morning is best, before it gets too warm and before the dragons have heated up!
The Beauty of Nature & Wildlife
As you cruise the islands, the ever changing colours and sites will consistently amaze you. This really is like no other place on earth.
Besides the intimidating yet intriguing dragons of the National Park, Komodo delivers some spellbinding sunsets as the colours drain away from the day into a starlit tropical moonlit night.
What Its Waters Offer
Underwater, Komodo is simply unique.
Due to its situation between two main islands and amongst a maze of islands and sea mounts, with the Pacific Ocean to the North and the Indian Ocean to the South, the water current floods through the park four times a day bringing food and feeding for the 1,000 species of fish and marine reptiles, dolphins, manta rays and the occasional whale, Mola Mola fish or even dugong. There are also 260 varieties of both beautiful hard and soft coral to behold.