Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo, despite its beauty, is a bit of a nothing place. It sees a lot of flying visitors who use it as a starting point for excursions and expeditions to other islands or on boat trips to discover the Komodo Dragons.

There is good reason that people don’t stay long in Labuan Bajo: it has little to offer in itself and, by Indonesian standards, is quite pricey.

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Labuan Bajo: stunning but not much to do.

There are a handful over over-priced, poor standard hotels and there are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants, many with a stunning view across the sea to the other islands.

The main reason to visit Labuan Bajo is to begin your adventure aboard a local boat to Rinca and Komodo Islands to see the famed Komodo Dragons or to start your diving trip.

There are many dive centres on the main street in Labuan Bajo and the surrounding islands offer some of the world’s best dive sites.

If you are planning to visit Flores Island and the surrounding islands then Labuan Bajo is a good place to start out. Don’t worry about setting your following plans in stone as you can make all your arrangements when you get to Labuan Bajo.

While Labuan Bajo is a popular starting point for divers and people travelling to nearby islands, it is not a place that I would recommend to visit in itself. Just stay long enough to organise your next move and then continue…

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