Flores is representing the islands in the province of Easy Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. This province is an archipelago so that it kept being called as the Flores Islands as well. There are about 550 islands in here so that there will be many destinations, attractions, arts and cultures, that makes the province rich in diversity. If you are interested to travel to East Nusa Tenggara someday, you may need to know this 5 islands to explore in Flores Islands.
If there something or tour package like the Flores Liveaboard, surely that visiting those islands to be explored will be easier. But, since actually there are many of the local people are providing the related services for delivering you to some favourite or popular islands, so no need to worry about the water transportation anymore.
5 Islands you need to explore while travelling in Flores Islands
I have listed down the islands along with the descriptions for each of them. And most of the recommended islands to explore in Flores are becoming the most visited islands as well by many of the travellers around the globe. And I think you maybe one among them too, why not if that would be the best travelling you have ever experienced, right?
1. Komodo Island
I think, this is the most popular one for your first islands to explore in flores so far. It is because the Komodo Island is where the Komodo dragons are living and the amount of them could be reach thousands. I am telling you, this is a must visited island. Beside that, it also has the Pink beach. A beach with pink sands that only exist for about hundred in the world and one of them in Komodo Island.
2. Padar Island
Padar island and Komodo Island are included into the Komodo National Park area and Padar Island becomes the third largest island. There many of the wonderful photographs are taken in here, especially from top of its hill to preview how the island looks like from above. The island scene is unique and there is not many of it in the world.
Even, the form of the island looks like the dragon wings to me. The location is quite far from Labuan Bajo where your flight will be landed, but the distance apparently not discourage the tourists to enjoy the beauty and the uniqueness of the island. That’s why it will be one of your visited islands to explore in Flores.
3. Kanawa Island
Many have described that the Kanawa Island as the paradise island and it is also part of the Komodo National Park that located at the border of the park. Kanawa Island is perfect for snorkeling activity, not only because of its surrounding coral reefs but also a big chance for swimming with the dolphin, stingrays, turtles and many starfishes.
4. Kelor Island
“A breathtaking view from top of the island hill.” That’s how I will describe the beauty of the Kelor Island that will only takes about 15 minutes to reach the peak of the hill and enjoy the panoramic view of some islands in front of and surrounding it. This island will be great to be explored especially the slope of the hill is about 45 degree, what an adventure! The sea water is also super clear just like the crystal when exposed the sunlight.
5. Rinca Island
Although the Komodo Island is so popular because of the dragons, but actually the Rinca Island has the bigger dragon population which is about more than 1,300 living Komodo dragons. You have read it right, so many of them and surely the numbers are fascinated. That’s why this will also be your one of the islands to explore in Flores if one day you will be travelling here. There are also other animals could be met in this island such as the wild pigs, water buffalos, Sumba deers, monkeys, wild horses and many snake species.
Since the Flores Islands is an archipelago as I have explained earlier, there will be more than just 5 islands to explore in flores as above lists. But, those are recommended by many of the travellers around the world to be visited, and I think that all of them are worthy for some reasons.