Entry point to the heart of Indonesia
Once just a small fishing town, Labuan Bajo has now become the main entry point to Komodo National Park, presenting its charms to visitors coming from all around the world. Labuan Bajo’s increasing popularity among tourists is mostly due to the legendary Komodo dragons that inhabit the Komodo National Park, as well as the vibrant marine environment and amazing diving and snorkeling sites found in this location. The Komodo National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991 and includes three islands: Komodo, Padar, Rinca, and around 26 smaller islands.
Known as the port to paradise, Labuan Bajo is also the entryway to many other exotic destinations in East Nusa Tenggara, along with Labuan Bajo’s fascinating city and surroundings. There are numerous attractions to be discovered in the city, many of them leading to vantage points where travelers can witness the most beautiful sunset skies.
For Aqua Expeditions guests traveling on our Komodo National Park to Bali itinerary, Labuan Bajo is the embarkation point for Aqua Blu, where our adventures and wildlife discoveries begin!
Accommodation in Labuan Bajo
There are a number of hotel resorts offering luxury accommodation in Labuan Bajo. Travelers can find Labuan Bajo Hotel accommodation offering five-star amenities including private pools, spa and free airport shuttle.
When visiting Labuan Bajo Indonesia’s city of the sunset, there is no better choice than booking a beach resort accommodation with a sea view. Hotels located uphill are also a great option for accommodation in Labuan Bajo as guests will be able to enjoy magnificent views.
What to Do and Visit in Labuan Bajo
When one steps on Indonesian land, immersing in the delicious Indonesian cuisine makes for a truly authentic experience. The “rumah makans,” as the locals call the restaurants, are located on the main street, the Soekarno Hatta, where visitors will be able to find delicious Indonesian dishes as well as some great Italian and western restaurants that cater to tourists.
The city of Labuan Bajo itself is very beautiful and interesting. In the high season, it is teeming with tourists, making it vibrant and buzzing. One can enjoy the laid-back vibe, the nurturing nature, and beautiful sunsets. Nevertheless, the adventure starts when you get ready to indulge in extraordinary locations and activities in and around Labuan Bajo.
How to Get to Labuan Bajo
With Bali being a highly accessible destination compared to other nearby points, many travelers that come from faraway lands choose to go to Bali and then travel from Bali to Labuan Bajo. It is certainly the most convenient way since there are frequent flights from Bali to Labuan Bajo. Flying from Jakarta is also an option as there are regular flights connecting Labuan Bajo to Jakarta.