Komodo is one of the largest and most famous islands of Komodo National Park. Soaring palmyra trees punctuate its open landscape of rocky outcrop, auburn paths, dry forests, and glassy sky. As the name speaks for itself, the island is well-known for the prehistoric monitor lizards, commonly known as the Komodo dragons. Witnessing the last survivor of the ancient, gigantic lizards stalking the terrain, the Komodo island tour is your official entrance to the Lost World.
There is an estimated population of 1,000 Komodo dragons on Komodo Island, making Komodo tour an ideal place for sightings of the creature as compared to the other islands. Visitors can go on a ranger-led trek upon reaching the ranger station in the small fishermen village in Loh Liang, the largest settlement on Komodo Island. Legend has it that the Komodo dragons that live on the island are descendants of Orah, the dragon borne to the Dragon Princess. It is believed that throughout the century of sharing the same land and honoring the legend, Komodo villagers can communicate with the dragons.
Be prepared to witness ancient creatures at their most natural habitat. While the Komodo dragons may seem docile at first sight, your guide will always remind you to be extra cautious and keep a safe distance. Komodo dragons have an excellent sense of smell, so be sure that all wounds are clean and nothing forbidden is in your bag as they can smell blood even from a far distance. Although the dragons are the main highlight of the Komodo Island tour, those who wish to see more wildlife can go on a longer trek.
Pink Beach on Komodo Island is one of the only seven places on the planet where sand produces remarkable pink hues. The origin of Komodo’s Pink Beach is due to many red corals crushed by the waves, mixed with brilliant white grains of sand. The sight of bright pink sand and crystal clear blue waters is surreal – the true definition of paradise found only during the Komodo Island tour. The fairytale beach faces a reef full of exotic fish and colorful corals, making it a perfect location for wide-angle drone footage, not just photos. Some say it resembles cotton candy and is terrific during sunset.
Interestingly, the Pink Beach on Komodo Island is one of the four pink beaches found in Indonesia. The other one is on nearby Padar island, while Lombok island boasts a few more. There are a total of seven notable beaches in the world, formed from millions of coral fragments mixed with shells and calcium carbonate left behind by the red microscopic creature, Foraminifera. Come early to enjoy serenity free of human interference, glowing waters, and spectacular raw and natural surroundings around Komodo’s Pink Beach.
Despite pink beaches present on Padar island, the Pink Beach in Komodo Island offers a unique experience. Perhaps, the highest point on Komodo Island – Mount Satalino, which stands at 730 meters high above – adds that special touch. Locals will tell you of rare orchids that bloom only once a year on top of Mount Satalino. You will likely see the Pink Beach among every itinerary across Komodo National Park. Coupled with a visit to Komodo village and trekking for Komodo dragons, Pink Beach is an iconic highlight of the Komodo Island tour.
If you are looking for an off-beaten-path exploration, take the Komodo tour around the island’s western shores. As such, Loh Serau Bay is a famous anchorage located on the north-west of Komodo Island. The hills surrounding the island stand proudly against the winds but exhibit a rustic look from their dry and barren state, and not a single person in miles! A short hike along the foothills – and you will likely see the sinister sight of Komodo dragon tracks in the sand, so keep your awareness high.
Komodo tour will take you across a marvelous rainbow; yellow sandstone cliffs that overlook pristine beaches surrounded by jade and emerald trees. Contrasting beautifully with lapping turquoise waves and azure skies – Komodo Island tour is a perfect castaway backdrop. For everyone else, Pink Beach on Komodo Island is undoubtedly one of the best places to see during your adventure in the Komodo National Park. Islander yacht charters and boat tours promise to take you to Pink Beach during the best times of the day, all year long.