Planning to visit Flores and the Komodo Islands in Indonesia? We’re jealous! Flores and the Komodo Islands are one of our most favorite places in the world… To help you out with choosing where to stay, we created this article with all the best hotels to stay & liveaboards in Flores and the Komodo Islands we personally like the most.
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Where to stay in Labuan Bajo, Flores – best hotels & hostels
Labuan Bajo is a cute little village that has become increasingly popular over the last years as it is the entrance gate to Komodo National Park. From here you hop on one of the boats or multi-day cruises to explore all the beautiful island inside the park. Labuan Bajo is also the place where you can join one of the amazing liveaboards to go diving at one of the world’s best diving spots. The airport is only 15 minutes away from Labuan Bajo and in town you’ll find some cozy restaurants, a few shops and lots of great dive centers/shops to book an island-hopping tour.
Where to stay on the Komodo Islands – best hotels & boatels
Seeing the mysterious Komodo dragons from close, swimming with manta rays and being surrounded by the most spectacular views? Be sure to add a a few nights inside Komodo National Park! Not only the beaches are incredible to relax on, but the nature is out of this world too! Staying on the Komodo Islands is truly a bucket-list experience you’ll never forget… As there are not so many places to stay, be sure to book your accommodation early in advance. Spend the night on a boatel or one one of the private islands, the choice is yours!
Tip: if you’re looking for the most unique experience, join a multi-day Komodo Islands boat tour!
Check the YouTube video we made: Le Pirate Island – Flores, Indonesia
Join a Komodo liveaboard
Komodo National Park is home to one of the best dive sites in the world… And what better way to experience this amazing place than joining a Komodo liveaboard? Liveaboards are all-inclusive diving trips, most of the time one full week, which includes luxury accommodation, all your meals, and several dives a day with qualified dive instructors. And all this surrounded by the most incredible views! Something that’s still on top of our bucket list…
Check here all the best liveaboards in Komodo National Park
Tip: we went several times on a diving trip with Manta Rhei as it is owned by a Belgium family and they offer great liveaboard options as well. Be sure to check them out too!