pink beach in komodo island

Komodo, Pink Beach, Indonesia

The dragon-famous island of Komodo is part of the Indonesian Komodo National Park which is formed by 29 hilly volcanic islands covered by rain forests and grass woodland savannahs. The 520 km²/200 mi² island is populated by around 2.000 people living in the only settlement of the island, Komodo village. The whole park has an extension of about 2.000 km²/770 mi² including land and water areas and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1991. It is a main touristic attraction in Indonesia, for the unique Komodo Dragon, unique coral reefs and the gorgeous contrast of its steep green hills falling onto pink sandy beaches and the blue shaded colors of the Flores Sea.

Komodo Pink Beach
Komodo Pink Beach.

How do I get to Komodo Pink Beach from Bali?

By plane.

The easiest and fastest way: flights take around 1h15 and cost around 100 usd return.

By Ferry.

A long trip! From Benoa harbor, a ferry goes to Labuan Bajo on the west coast of Flores Island once a week and make the trip in around 36h. Tickets start at 15 usd.

Once in Labuan Bajo, you can sign up for the popular boat excursions of one or more days, depending on your interest and the activities you want to do.
To enjoy the Pink Beach, a few hours’ excursion will suffice, leaving early in the morning and returning in the afternoon. Expect to pay around 40 usd for a one day trip.

komodo tour
Komodo Tour.

How do I get to Komodo Pink Beach from Labuan Bajo?

You will have to organize an island hopping tour within Komodo National Park to get to Pink Beach in Komodo. On these tours you can also dive and snorkel if you wish, just be sure to communicate your intentions when making your reservation.
You can book your tour at any travel agency in Labuan Bajo.

Where is Komodo Island?

Between the islands of Sumbawa, to the west, and Flores, to the east, in Indonesia.
Komodo is one of the 17,508 islands that make up the Republic of Indonesia and is part of the Lesser Sunda island chain and is part of the Komodo National Park.
The island is particularly known for being the habitat of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on Earth, which is named after the island. In addition, the island is a popular destination for diving.

How far away is Komodo from Bali?

Around 400 km/250 mi as the crow flies.

Can you visit Komodo island?

YES, you can visit it. Rinca Island, which is between Komodo and Flores and is the only other island where the dragons live, is closed until July 2021 but Komodo island is opened.
Komodo Island is included in most Komodo day trips / excursions from Labuan Bajo and is home to around 2500 dragons and offers 4 different trekking routes (short, medium, long and adventure), the shortest takes less than an hour and the longest (adventure hike) up to 4 hours.

3 meter komodo dragon
Komodo Dragon.

How many days do you need to visit the island of Komodo?

One day is enough if you just want a quick tour. But being there, you should make the most of it and discover the park. Between day trips and liveaboard cruises you have it easy to manage your stay. A couple of nights should be a minimum.

Why is Komodo Beach Pink?

Because of Foraminifera, small red unicellular organisms that grow under the coral reefs giving them this striking pink color. When these organisms die, they fall to the bottom of the ocean and mix with chunks of coral and crushed shells. The sand turns pink when this mixture washes up on the beach.

Manta Ray, Komodo.
Manta Ray, Komodo.

Snorkel with Manta Rays.

In the Komodo National Park it is possible to snorkel or dive with Manta Rays throughout the year. When organizing an island hopping tour within Komodo National Park to get to Pink Beach in Komodo, don’t forget to ask about snorkeling with manta rays. You will love it !!

Is it worth going to Komodo Island?

Of course!!!
For its pink & white sand beaches, for its Komodo dragons, for its exuberant marine life, world class snorkeling & scuba diving and the raw beauty of all Komodo National Park islands.

komodo views
Komodo Views.

Is Komodo Island dangerous?

Komodo Island is NOT dangerous, but if you visit the famous dragons in Komodo National Park, you will have to follow some guidelines and always go with your guide.
Attacks on humans are rare, but Komodo dragons have been responsible for several human deaths, both in the wild and in captivity. According to data from the Komodo National Park spanning a 38-year period between 1974 and 2012, 24 attacks on humans were reported, five of them fatal.

Currents can be strong in Komodo and appear unexpectedly, especially in Manta Point. Choose a reputable boat & crew and always wear fins when snorkeling.

Komodo Dragon.

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