Harmony of Living Heritage
The Komodo dragon (Varanus Komodoensis), this spectacular creature, is the main reason every guest from many countries visit Komodo Island. It is located between the Sumbawa Island and Flores in the East Nusa Tenggara, parts of Komodo National Park. Home for more than 2000 Komodo dragons, which only can be found in this place.
The Komodo is the largest lizard and reptile on earth. It could reach 3 meters (10 ft.) in length and weighing over 70 Kilograms. Komodo is a carnivore. A ranger must accompany the visitors because the komodo can run quickly. They have impressive vision ability and can see objects from around 300 meters. Besides, their saliva contains a poison that can endanger life. So, the visitors must obey the ranger’s instructions to make sure that everything will be safe.
The Komodo National Park is home to the dragon and the habitat for various land and sea creatures. You can see all of these magical creatures in one place and hop to the other small island by sailing with the classic boat during your journey in Komodo.
The Best of Destinations
Bidadari Island, also known as the angel island, is the first spot visited during the trip to Komodo. It offers beautiful blue water, white sandy beach. It is an ideal place for snorkeling to explore the beauty of life under the water.
Kelor is a small island that should not be skipped during your visit to Komodo National Park. Just a short walk for 15 minutes till the top, and you will get a breathtaking view in front of you.
Menjerite is the other favorite snorkeling spot to enjoy the colorful corals underwater. There is a long wooden bridge above the water, which makes this place looks stunning.
Kalong means Bat in the Indonesian language. Kalong Island is known for a home to bats. When the sun goes down, you can see the bats sneak out from their hiding place to look for their food around the island.
Rinca Island is categorized as the top three big islands besides Komodo Island and Padar. Here is the alternative place where you can spot the Komodo dragon beside Komodo Island. More than 1000 komodo are living on this island together with other animals.
Are you familiar with the picture with three different bays as a background while surfing on the internet to search for any information about Komodo? Yes, you are right, that is Padar Island. The most famous island with the most fantastic panoramic view. All of your effort to hike to the top will be rewarded with incredible views on it.
Pink beach is the hidden paradise with pink sand caused by Foraminifera, microscopic animals that have a role in producing a red pigment on the coral reefs. When the red coral’s tiny pigment meets with the white sand, it makes the pink color that can be seen through the shoreline.