Forming part of the Lesser Sunda chain of islands of Indonesia, Komodo Island is still relatively untouched. Home to the famed Komodo dragon, this is the largest island in the Komodo National Park, fringed by pink sand beaches.
Well-known for its world-class diving and snorkelling, Komodo Island is yet another gem to uncover in Indonesia’s treasure chest of islands.
Komodo Island is made up of a number of peninsulas that jut out into the Pacific Ocean.
This volcanic island is home to 5,700 Komodo Dragons. These giant lizards exist nowhere else in the world and are of great interest to scientists studying the theory of evolution. Seeing one of these creatures in their natural habitat is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, definitely a highlight of this incredible place.
Komodo Island has two main towns: Loh Liang, which is the main hub where boats dock and many a jungle trek begins and Kampung Komodo, which is just an hour’s walk from Loh Liang. The total population of Komodo Island is just 2,000 residents, making it relatively uninhabited and beautifully peaceful, ideal for days spent exploring.
With it’s pink sand beaches and undulating landscape, covered by jungle that tumbles down to meet the ocean, it’s easy to see why this island made it to the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’ list.
Komodo Island and its surroundings are well known for exceptional diving and snorkelling opportunities, with some of the most beautifully, well-preserved and unique coral species in all of South East Asia.
The island itself also offers breathtaking views, best experienced on foot as you explore this island paradise.