Labuan Bajo is located in west part of Flores island, come into West Manggarai Regency – East of Nusa Tenggara Province. It is know as fishing village, in the 1970s, when people becames curious about the Giant lizard / Komodo Dragon, the sleep fishing village of Labuan Bajo, served as the traditional starting point to adventurous boat base excursion to the nearby Komodo National Park. Labuan Bajo is central of West Manggarai Regency with 12,000 locals inhabitants. Because the location in the western part, this town also have inter ferry services to Sumbawa island by Sape Harbour.
After Komodo National Park come into new seven wonder world, many foreigner touris and domestic come to explore and see the icon of the National Parks, that is Komodo Dragon. The giant lizard where only found in 3 main island, Komodo, Rinca and Padar island.
This fishing village now come to be main gate for visitors who want to see Komodo Dragon. From this town you can get locals boat with basic until luxury facilities to go to Komodo island and explore underwater world. The infrastructure are still manage by government in accesbility, entertainment, fligts, hotels and many facilities to develop the tourism industry.
Around the harbour you will found many locals and investors accommodation start from guest house until stars hotel, restaurant, laundry services, locals market, internet services, tourist information center etc. locals hill side restaurant will make your holiday more wonderfull when you come to enjoy beer in the time for sundowners. The beautiful sunset will change the fishing village colour and the sea to be very romantic.
How to go to Labuan Bajo ?
There are some optional to reach this island, such :
- Daily Fligts from Denpasar Bali direct to Labuan Bajo (Garuda Indonesia, sky aviation, Trans Nusa, Lion air)
- Ferry from Sumbawa – Sape Harbour
- Ship (Wilis, Tilong Kabila )
- Overland from Maumere ( flights from Bali )