Going for a Komodo tour is always exciting. Located in the remote Flores, the Komodo National Park is one of Indonesia’s best-kept secrets. It encompass a whole rounded of adventure in the heart of forgotten paradise, featuring ancient species of giant lizard. Secluded from the modern world, the National Park is blooming with natural beauty. Every inch of the island will amaze you with amazing landscape. Without further do, here I recommend six best place to shoot jaw dropping pictures around the National Park.
1. The Hilltop of Padar Island
Ever since Flores begin rising in fame, Padar Island follows like one of the prettiest cousin in the family. The highest hilltop offers magnificent 360º view of the whole island, three beautiful crescent-shaped beaches—each with distinct color, and a squeezed rugged hill in the middle go the beaches. Surrounding the island is the ever-blue ocean, spreading to the horizon. It’s beautiful during the midday, when all element of the island stand in high contrast with the sky and the sea. However, the view get even more prettier during sunrise and sunset, when the island is gleaming by the soft sunlight. It’s a must stop for any Komodo tour—and you’ll leave with no bad pictures.
2. The Aquatic Blue Kanawa Island
If you want to catch good picture of the clearest blue-green ocean, Kanawa is the answer. This tiny island boast a gorgeous bed of coral reefs that are visible through the clear water. It’s like a dreamy shore where you can see starfish and sea critters right in the shallow shoreline. The turquoise water is exceptionally bright, calm, and clear. It’s time for some fabulous underwater (or two worlds) photos.
3. The Top Summit of Gili Lawa Island
Embarking on a Komodo tour, you will never run out of beautiful hills. And the peak of Gili Lawa is not an exception. On the top of the towering hills is the marvellous landscape of the island, lined with sugary beaches and the blue ocean. During the sunset on dry season, you can see the grassy hills glow in yellowish tone. It’s the island that will give you wallpaper stock until the next year.
4. The Komodo/ Rinca Island—(Anywhere the Dragons Are)
it’s time for the star of the trip. The only dragon on earth, Komodo varanus, who roams freely on their last resort on earth. Visiting the Komodo on a Komodo tour, it’s only logical to take a few snaps of the dragons. These majestic beast blend so naturally with the dry land and deserted beaches. Catch their ferocity with your lenses—but be careful to not staying too close with the dragons. Never try to venture alone for the sake of taking good pictures if you don’t want to get eaten. After a bunch of snaps of their scaly body and hungry jaws, it’s time for a selfie with the dragons! Ask your ranger to take it, they are an expert for this.
5. The Cotton-land a.k.a Pink Beach
Who can deny the beauty of Pink Beach? After the thrilling adventure with deadly dragons and rigorous hike to the barren hills, it’s time to get to another world. The phenomenal and rare Pink Beach, with blushing rosy sands and pristine turquoise water that seemingly like a piece of fallen heaven. A strip of beach that’s so pink it will remind you of cotton candy. Just like the other gorgeous thing on Komodo, the Pink Beach shimmer the pinkest on the golden moment. They say magic happen when the sun meet the earth, and this is apparently true on the Pink beach.
Pro tips: Thanks to the presence of red corals, the National Park has a number of pink beaches. If you want to get a good photos, go to a more remote one. The sands are usually pinker than the famous one. I know one of Komodo tour that’s very knowledgeable of hidden, pristine spot on the National Park. And that includes a less popular Pink beach that will make super dreamy photos.