Nowadays, living in a metropolitan give everyone a lot of pressure. Thus, having a vacation becomes an essential thing in human life. By having a vacation, you will be able to relax and bring back your sanity after months of stressful atmosphere. One of the most popular destination for vacation is Komodo Island, an island located in the province of Flores, Indonesia. The popularity of this island is due to the rare lizard species called Komodo that live only in this island.

In this article, we will give a brief explanation about some of the activities that you can enjoy during your Komodo trip based on Komodo Island map.

  • Snorkeling in Kanawa Island: the best time to visit this island is at early morning when the tide is low and the water level is at mid-calf level. The water is so clear and it is very stunning to see the marine life directly without even have to jump to the ocean. The corals, star fish, sea grass, sea urchins, and even small colorful fishes swimming peacefully. Bring your snorkeling kits or simply rent one to see the magnificent views of marine life in this island. This activity will surely make your trip to this island unforgettable.
  • Eating Seafood: there are a lot of restaurant in Labuan Bajo area, Kampung Ujang to be exact. This area is harbor area that sells a lot of seafood. Most of the food stalls open at night. The food are all fresh because it is directly caught from the ocean. The prices are also very affordable. Seafood such as mackerels and groupers are available in this area.
  • Hiking at Gili Lawa Island: situated at the northern part of Komodo Island, this island offers a stunning and breathtaking scenery that you can never forget for the rest of your life. It does not take too much efforts to reach the top of the island. Once you get there, you will be greeted with unforgettable view of deep blue colored water and two islands that look like finger.
  • Visiting Melo Village: this village is occupied by Manggarai people and it offers a friendly and warm atmosphere. The villagers are all very welcoming to the tourists. Once you arrive there, you will be greeted with a welcoming ceremony that consists of music parades, drinking a drink produced from palm fermentation, and exchanging a small amount of money. You can enjoy local foods provided by the villagers and see the process of weaving traditional fabric. The highlight of this activity is Caci Dance. This is a whip dance that is accompanied by traditional music and chants. Two men will perform this dance, equipped with a shield and a whip. This dance is danced to rejoice new lives. The whip is symbolizing unity and the merge of ying and yang concept.

The list above are some of the best things to do in Komodo Island. Choosing Komodo Island as your holiday destination will surely help you relax your mind and body from the crazy life of large city.