Flores

Indonesia is famous for “land of a thousand islands,” and its archipelago is like pearls in a green sea. Flores Island is one of these pearls, part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. This island along with Komodo, Sumba, and West Timor, belongs to the Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT). It is an enchanting island that captivates travelers with its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and diverse activities. Flores has something extraordinary to offer, whether you’re an adventure seeker, a nature lover, or a culture enthusiast.

Welcome to the Indonesian gem that seamlessly blends adventure, culture, and natural wonders. Here is an easy-to-follow guide to navigate you through the best places to visit and activities to enjoy on this enchanting island.

Labuan Bajo and Western Coast

Labuan Bajo serves as the gateway to the famed Komodo National Park, home to the legendary Komodo dragons. Start your journey with a visit to Rinca and Komodo Islands, where you can witness these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat.

Best time to go: Between April to December (during the dry season)

Activities: Liveaboard trip (snorkeling or diving). Explore vibrant coral reefs and witness diverse marine life at popular sites like Pink Beach and Batu Bolong. Including Komodo Dragon Trekking; guided tours offer a chance to observe these incredible reptiles up close. See our liveaboard trip here!

Maumere and Eastern Coast

The eastern part is known for its pristine beaches, hills, mountain, colorful coral reefs, and traditional villages. Maumere is the perfect base to explore the hidden gems along the coast.

Best time to go: May to July

Activities: Visit a hidden beach called Koka Beach, 45Km west of Maumere has the legendary white sand which is as soft as powder. Traditional village of Mau Lo’o that has unique traditional houses. Visit Sikka Old Church, Nilo Hill (the landmark of the Maumere’s city), Geliting Market, Rokatenda Mountain, Kajuwulu Beach, and Pangabatang Island near to Maumere Bay.

Ende and Central Flores

Best time to go: June to September

Activities: Visit Mount Kelimutu, where 3 crater lakes change colors intermittently and magical sunrise. Immerse yourself in the Ngada culture in Bajawa. Traditional villages like Bena and Luba showcase the unique architecture and ancient megalithic structures. Nature lovers can trek to Ranamese Lake, a serene crater lake surrounded by lush forests. Birdwatching and trekking trails provide an opportunity to connect with Flores’ rich biodiversity.

Manggarai and Southern Coast

Best time to go: June to October

Activities: Discover Manggarai culture amidst spider-web rice fields in Ruteng Pu’u Village. Trek to Wae Rebo, a mountain village with unique cone-shaped houses. Conclude your adventure with a refreshing dip at Cunca Rami Waterfall.

Flores beckons with a tapestry of experiences for adventure seekers. Whether you’re down for underwater wonders, volcanic landscapes, or indigenous cultures, this island has something for every traveler. Plan your visit with us and create unforgettable memories in this beautiful paradise!

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Hotels & Resorts in Flores

Komodo

Labuan Bajo
Hotel
From 95 USD per night

Flores

Maumere
Dive Resort
From 90 USD per night

Komodo

Labuan Bajo
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From 13 USD per night

Komodo

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From 45 USD per night

Komodo

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From 50 USD per night

Komodo

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From 60 USD per night

Komodo

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From 145 USD per night

Komodo

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From 140 USD per night

Komodo

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From 36 USD per night

Komodo

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From 38 USD per night

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From 16 USD per night

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