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Labuan Bajo

Your Holiday Guide in Labuan Bajo 2024

Labuan Bajo is a beautiful destination in Indonesia, especially renowned for being the gateway to the stunning Komodo National Park. Here’s your holiday guide to Labuan Bajo.

In this travel guide, we have summarized various important information that you must understand before coming to Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park. This complete holiday guide to Labuan Bajo aims to ensure that you can enjoy your trip to the fullest, and comfortably and get the best holiday experience.

Time to Visit:

Dry Season: April to December is the best time to visit when there is minimal rainfall and the weather is generally pleasant.
-Peak Season: June to August can be crowded, so consider visiting during shoulder seasons for a more relaxed experience.

Getting There:
By Air: Labuan Bajo’s Komodo Airport (also called Komodo Labuan Bajo Airport) serves domestic and international flights.
By Sea: There are ferry services connecting Labuan Bajo with other islands in the Indonesian archipelago.

Accommodation:
Luxury Resorts and Hotels: Options like Ayana Komodo Resort and Plataran Komodo Beach Resort, Meruorah Hotel offer luxurious stays with stunning views.

Mid-range Hotels and Resorts: Numerous mid-range hotels and resorts like Mohini Resort, Jaya Karta Hotel, Luwansa Beach Resort, Puri Sari Beach Hotel, Bintang Flores Hotel, La Prima Hotel, La Cecile Hotel and Cafe, Loccal Collection Hotel, Sylvia Resort Komodo provide comfortable accommodation options.

Budget Stays: Hostels and budget guesthouses are available for travelers on a tight budget.

Things to Do:

  1. Komodo National Park: Take a boat tour to explore the breathtaking landscapes and encounter the famous Komodo dragons.
  2. Snorkeling and Diving: Labuan Bajo is a haven for underwater enthusiasts. Dive into vibrant coral reefs and swim alongside diverse marine life
  3. Padar Island: Hike up Padar Island for panoramic views of the surrounding islands and stunning landscapes.
  4. Kelor Island: Relax on pristine beaches and enjoy snorkeling in crystal-clear waters.
  5. Rinca Island: Visit Rinca Island to see Komodo dragons in their natural habitat and explore the island’s rugged terrain.
  6. Manta Point: Where divers can witness majestic manta rays gliding gracefully through the ocean depths.

Dining:

Seafood Restaurants: Indulge in fresh seafood dishes at local restaurants along the waterfront (Kuliner area at Kampung Ujung).
Local Cuisine: At local eateries, try traditional Indonesian dishes like nasi goreng (fried rice) and mie goreng (fried noodles).
International Cuisine: Several restaurants offer international cuisines to cater to diverse tastes.

Nightlife:
Beach Bars: Enjoy cocktails and live music at beachfront bars as you watch the sunset.
Night Markets: Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Labuan Bajo’s night markets, offering local food, souvenirs, and entertainment.

Practical Tips:

  • Bring your medicines, dry bags, and personal needs.
  • There are available hospitals and clinics: Siloam Hospital, Komodo Hospital, Bajo Medical Clinic, Pratama Medical Clinic, and also some pharmacies.
  • Sun Protection: Pack sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Cash: Bring enough cash as ATMs might be limited, especially on smaller islands.
  • Komodo National Park entrance fees (last updated in April 2024):

– Indonesian citizens: Rp320,000 IDR/person.
– Foreigners: Rp620,000 IDR/person.
– Elderly people and children over 5 years old are required to pay in full.
– Personal expenses such as meals, snacks or drinks outside the package, and souvenirs. There are hawkers in several destinations, such as Pink Beach, Kelor Island, and Komodo

  • Is Saving Money or Valuable Items in a Cabin Safe? As far as the boat trip goes, it is safe to carry cash or some valuable Items in the cabin. However, for your safety and comfort, make sure that valuables or cash left in the cabin are safe by locking the bag or suitcase and the room before doing the activities.
  • Headset or Ear Muffler: While the ship is sailing, the sound of the engine may be faintly heard in certain areas of the ship, depending on where your cabin is located. To ensure peace of mind during your trip, consider bringing earplugs for your comfort during sleep.
  • Snack and Soft Drink: It should be noted that in Komodo National Park, there are no supermarkets or minimarkets (Some luxury ships always provide drinks and snacks ). There are only hawkers selling instant noodles and coffee/tea at quite expensive. For this reason, bring enough snacks or refreshments before visiting Komodo National Park.
  • Mobile SIM Card: Telkomsel SIM Card is the largest provider network in Indonesia. Has a wide network including remote areas such as Komodo National Park. You can buy a Telkomsel SIM Card at the airport, or in the Labuan Bajo pier area, or at official Telkomsel outlets.
  • Respect Wildlife: Follow guidelines when interacting with Komodo dragons and other wildlife to ensure safety and conservation.
  • Obey the rules in Komodo National Park:

– Do not litter
– No fishing allowed.
– Do not touch marine life
– Feeding wild animals is prohibited.
– Camping and bringing fireworks is prohibited.
– It is prohibited to take anything in the Komodo National Park area.
– Smoking is prohibited along the trekking/hiking route.
– It is prohibited to use fins in shallow snorkeling areas.
– It is forbidden to step on coral reefs.
– Tourists must be accompanied by a guide or park ranger.

  • Booking Tours: Plan and book boat tours and activities in advance, especially during peak season.

Check out some traditional souvenir markets in Rinca and Komodo Island:

  1. Komodo Market in Komodo Island
  2. Rinca Market in Rinca Island

Souvenir shop in Labuan Bajo:

  1. Exotic Komodo Souvenir Shop – Jl. Yohanes Sahadoen, Labuan Bajo, N T T. (Just in the front of Komodo Airport)
  2. Kado Bajo Souvenir Store – Jl. Yohanes Sahadoen, Labuan Bajo, N T T. (Just in the front of Komodo Airport)
  3. Forlavivian Centra Tenun Ikat – Batu Cermin, Labuan Bajo (Hand made specialist of ikat weaving)
  4. Galery Komodo Gift Shop – Jl. Raymundus Rambu No. 17, Batu Cermin, Labuan Bajo (Just in Batu Cermin cave market)

Labuan Bajo promises an unforgettable holiday experience with its stunning natural beauty, rich marine life, and adventurous activities. Enjoy your trip!

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