Once upon a time, Labuan Bajo was a tiny sleepy fishing village. Today, it is a bustling tourist destination. Tourists do not spend much time in Labuan Bajo, but the city is excellent for exploring Flores Island and the Komodo National Park. In Labuan Bajo, there are magnificent diving spots. You can hike in the lushness of the forests, and you have an opportunity to go island hopping, as Labuan Bajo is the perfect gateway to the Komodo Islands.
Here are some of the things you need to know about Labuan Bajo that you probably do not know!
How to get to Labuan Bajo
From Bali, you can easily hop to Flores Island by catching an hour-long flight. Every day, there are seven flights from Bali to Labuan Bajos. The Labuan Bajo also goes by the name Komodo airport and is located a little less than a mile from the city, where you can grab a cab. To make it easy, booking a package at the AYANA Komodo Resort removes all the taxi hustle as the Resort offers airport transfers in most of its packages.
Where to Stay While In Labuan Bajo
The AYANA Komodo Resort is a breathtakingly beautiful resort with a 205-bed capacity and spectacular ocean views. The Resort is renowned for its fantastic hospitality, eclectic cuisines, and excellent hotel ambiance. There are several packages and room offers available throughout the year, such as:
- Full Ocean view suite
- Deluxe full ocean view suite
- Full ocean view room
Flores Island is breathtaking in its majesty. There are some remarkable places to visit, such as the Komodo National Park. From Laban Bajo to Komodo Island, you can take a Komodo Cruise package. This includes 2 days and one night trip aboard the luxurious 178-feet Ayana Lako di’a.
Going Diving and Other Amazing Experiences
In Labua Bajo, it does not matter if you are a professional or amateur diver. Diving is an activity that cannot be missed. If you are the adventurous type, you will love the array of water activities lined up by AYANA Komodo. These include:
- Diving Safari
Enjoy world-class diving sites at the Komodo National Park aboard the AYANA Resort’s 9-cabin cruise ship. Enjoy swimming with manta rays, ocean sunfish, eagle rays, whale sharks, pygmy seahorses, turtles, clown frogfish, false pipefish, and admire the beautiful coral rays. Scuba diving is also possible for those who charter the Lako di’a for private trips.
- Private Island
Enjoy the silence and fantastic beauty of a private island paradise. Enjoy the sun and sand, coupled with various activities for you and your family. This island experience is available between 10 am and 4 pm.
- Glass bottom boat
Among the highlights of your trip will be viewing Labua Banjo’s stunning water scenery from a glass-bottom boat. The glass boat offers you modern comforts for a great experience aboard the Lako Tka, as the coat is christened.
- Stand Up Paddleboard & Kayak
One of the most popular activity is the standup paddleboarding and kayaking. Feel one with nature as you glide on the water atop a canoe or longboard.
The AYANA Komodo resort is located at the very edge of the most famous marine sanctuaries, and surrounding it are stunning underwater sceneries. Snorkel, while surrounded in an array of colors and coral reefs that host an eclectic mix of marine fauna.
Explore Flores Island
Take a Komodo Island day trip and head out to Padar Island for spectacular views. Go to the Komodo Islands and watch the Komodo dragons. The Komodo Island is a Biosphere Program Reserve, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 2,500 Komodo dragons inhabit the island, while people on the island number less than 2,000.
Labua Bajo, being the gateway to the great Komodo Island, should be an essential part of your itinerary. There is so much to do; you may need several visits to explore most of it. The AYANA Komodo Resort offers you everything you need to make your vacation as fulfilling as you expect it to be.