Best Labuan Bajo Hidden Gem Attractions

THE 10 BEST Hidden Gem Attractions in Labuan Bajo

Best Labuan Bajo Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • couple traveler
    Depok, Indonesia9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its so beautiful, after passed 200+ stair we well see unreal view, its like a picture and make your eyes fell amazing and gratefull
    Written 13 January 2024
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  • Jonas Gunnarsson
    Stockholm, Sweden554 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Watching the bats fly towards Flores to feed is an eerie experience. Soundlessly, they cover the entire sky and come in tens of thousands in a seemingly endless flow from Kalong island towards Flores and other islands nearby.
    A moment to remember. Always.
    Written 17 July 2023
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  • Zsuzsa.Guide
    Targu Secuiesc, Romania245 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another beautiful place you have to stop for snorkeling and swimming if you take a boat trip. You can choose to go with local, private boats
    Written 19 August 2023
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  • RachelCadence
    Bali, Indonesia45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden gem! Was definitely worth visiting. Crystal blue water. Steps into the cave are quite slippery so sand shoes are ideal if you are planning to visit. The boat over took roughly 20 minutes and cost $30 return.
    A great activity for the family.
    Written 11 January 2024
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  • Vuilleumier N
    Neuchâtel, Switzerland14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience on boat! Everything was perfect! Great landscapes, incredible snorkeling trips with manta rays, turtles, sharks... good food and a staff very helpfull and nice. Thanks for all!
    Written 9 August 2023
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  • JUSTINE L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After careful consideration we decided to forgo a bit of comfort for freedom of choice as we were travelling with a child and non divers and we chartered Mimic with the Wunderpus company. It was definitely the absolute better decision for our family. We had an unforgettable experience and I will be forever grateful to our fantastic crew and to the spectacular Komodo NP for our life long memories.

    From the initial enquiry, Ed was very helpful and answered all my questions promptly and with detail. Organisation was no issue.

    We were met by the friendly team at the airport and from there on end we were treated with kindness, courtesy and dedicated care by the whole crew, especially on the boat.

    The scheduling was perfect, where in essence we were either the first to arrive or be the only boat at each site. We had flexibility to tick all the passengers requests including of course the dragons, the flying fox night highway, and the more unusual such as jogging in unusual spots (for the husband), snorkelling in the mangroves, jumping off a jetty and finding calm waters for the child who got a bit sea sick at times.

    The food was amazing and just kept coming, the care at night where they quietly looked after us, even when it rained to ensure we were dry, to just looking out for my son whose favourite thing was to jump off the boat was so kind.

    In terms of the diving, all I can say is WOW! Wow! Wow! Having not dived for 20+ years, I recertified 3 weeks prior in Sydney during a family visit in anticipation and made sure I had done a handful of dives before arriving. I was asked for my wish list and still feeling more than a little anxious due my very long diving break, my request was for safety first, and I was happy to see the coral, the fish, perhaps a turtle or two but a manta ray would be a life time dream. Small or big. I had no expectations. I was just happy to be back in the water.

    Well, Komodo delivered beyond my imagination, above and below the water, and despite my previous bar being set pretty high (I had previously dived various sites in Caribbean, SE Asia, South Pacific, Ningaloo and Barrier Reef with 30 m visibility)
    I was in awe of nature’s garden.

    I was also very privileged to have 1:1 time with my very experienced dive instructor due to the charter arrangement and with no other divers in sight, the reef showed me its best show both day and night. My instructor was so kind, calm and made sure I felt safe and happy all the way so I could just enjoy the diving. We saw everything I wanted and much, much more.

    We can’t thank the crew enough and we have all listed it as one of our top experiences both in Indonesia and EVER!

    I would happily charter the boat again and can’t recommend this company more. In fact a work colleague has already booked for next month and I have quite a few family friends now thinking it as a real option for their holiday choice now that we’ve paved the way.

    Thank you again to the Mimic crew, especially to my instructor who has reintroduced me back to diving. I’m now planning to do my advanced course so who knows… maybe I can come again or even consider Raja Ampat!! Fingers crossed.

    Family from London
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • Barramundi
    Sydney, Australia25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day. The weather played in our favor. I was concerned about bad weather being in the peak rainy season and not favorable to the dragons. We could not have asked for better weather, and the dragons came out to enjoy it. I lost count after seeing half a dozen dragons, including one to welcome us on the beach and one to say goodbye. There were some small, medium, and some big buggers! The staff were there to compliment the rangers walking us around.

    Pink Beach was great. I am not a strong swimmer and getting water inside my mask will ruin any snorkeling experience. But I managed to get mask to fit reasonably well, taking on little water via mask or snorkel. I had mask so tight that when I took it off my friend looked at me as if I had been attacked by a shark, the mask impression was so great :-) But I snorkeled longer than most people and beyond where they recommended - only because I did not encounter any strong current as they warned. The fish and coral was great, and so close to the rocks.

    I have read many reviews of similar tours, and those about P&O's who are conducted by a big Asian travel company. Everyone who went on a tour that day no matter which company said it was the best shore excursion they had done. So it was the weather, seeing the dragons and Pink Beach if applicable which made the day, not so much the operator. The tour of Komodo Island is done by the rangers, not tour operator. Tour operator staff only compliment the park rangers, and do a good job. The only other differences between tours is the type of boat used to go to Pink Beach (about 20-30 min away), any meal supplied and drinks, snorkeling equipment etc. It really comes down to the small detail such as paying upfront, ask Top Komodo about plan B ;-)

    Please note, those reviews who talk about a long trek in and out and as waste of time obviously don't normally walk more than 300m anywhere. I am 64, average fitness, and the walk around Komodo Island was level, on a smooth dirt path, 50% under a tree canopy, stopping frequently to look at things (less if no dragons). It was a breeze. Having said that, I saw 2 women being stretchered out, and one on our tour leaning over a tree trunk to catch her breath, stretcher coming, (The rangers seemed well set up for this).

    We did have a meal supplied on the way back to our ship, nice food and the skipper cut the revs back to give us longer to enjoy or meal. (P&O shore excursion did not include lunch), and it was about 2pm by this stage.

    Our guide on our tour, sorry I forgot his name, was great. I spoke to Yosefina by email who seems to be the manager when making arrangements. I did contact another couple of operators about shore excursions, some obviously not big players and supplied little information, one was reasonable and probably a strong competitor to Top Komodo, but Yosefina offered the best options/solutions. Plan B ;-)
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • Saritrergsa D
    Nonthaburi, Thailand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really really great service. Just tell them what you want to see, then lets them plan and take us there. For overseas divers who are planning , this shop is legit and trustable.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • Xabier G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    ¡Nuestra experiencia con Komodo Blessing Adventure fue excepcional! Optamos por el tour de 3 noches y 4 días y no podríamos estar más satisfechos. El barco era auténtico y encantador, y la comida preparada por el chef fue espectacular. Cada plato era delicioso y nos permitió probar auténtica comida indonesia. Los destinos que visitamos fueron simplemente increíbles, y Alvin, nuestro guía, fue el factor clave para hacer de este viaje algo inolvidable. Supo elegir los momentos perfectos para evitar las multitudes y disfrutar al máximo de cada lugar. No tenemos más que palabras de elogio para este viaje. ¡Gracias Komodo Blessing Adventure y especialmente a Alvin por una experiencia maravillosa!

    Our experience with Komodo Blessing Adventure was exceptional! We opted for the 3 nights and 4 days tour and couldn't be more satisfied. The boat was authentic and charming, and the food prepared by the chef was spectacular. Every dish was delicious and allowed us to taste authentic Indonesian cuisine. The destinations we visited were simply incredible, and Alvin, our guide, was the key factor in making this trip unforgettable. He knew the perfect moments to avoid crowds and fully enjoy each place. We have nothing but praise for this journey. Thank you Komodo Blessing Adventure and especially Alvin for a wonderful experience!
    Written 2 March 2024
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  • Johannes C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the 3D2N tour to Komodo National park. Communication with Marcel was perfect. We had really good experiences with Gervas (our guide) and the other guys from the crew. But bought some snacks in advance but ate non of them as there was always more then enough nice food provided for us. We were lucky to see many turtles, 3 manta rays and 10 Komodo Dragons. This was a lovely experience and I 100% recommend to book with Komodo Dreamland Tours!
    Written 2 December 2023
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  • Wei92
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    3rd time diving with Scuba Junkie (twice in Sipadan).

    The divemasters and boat crew were very good and professional. Had a great time diving, especially with such stunning dive sites. Would recommend that you have AOW and significant number of dives to truly enjoy the dives

    Booked the bale for a single occupancy and it was a good decision as it was decently comfortable. However, would discourage staying with a stranger as it was quite small for 2 (personal preference)

    10/10 would dive again with SJ
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • Aldibrama Yupratama
    Bandung, Indonesia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It wasn't wrong to choose Indahnesia for handle our travel needs in Labuan Bajo! Everything went according to the itinerary. Multitalent guide (guiding, baggage handling, documentation, very kind), delicious foods, special phinisi, very comfortable elf. Excellent and five stars services, keep it up! We will be back to Bajo!!!
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • DarcyHill
    Perth, Australia143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our time in the Le pirate explorer was incredible, beautiful snorkelling everyday, a quiet boat with only a few other guests, delicious food. I cannot recommend Ronny and his crew enough. We did the longest option which I think was 4 nights
    Written 3 September 2023
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  • enelio
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The 4 days boat trip was really great. Boat crew was very friendly and helpful. A special thanks for Gusti Radung, he was an excellent guide, very trustworthy and helpful. He has a high knowledge about the sea and the islands. Highly recommended. Thank you for all 🙏
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Julia M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was such an incredible experience. My friends and I had the best time sailing in Komodo national park and staying on the island at the xpirate camp. The staff is amazing, always here for you to have a good time and help you. Komodo National Park is already a beautiful place by itself but xpirate camp made it even better. We were lucky enough to have the island for ourselves. Definitely recommend and definitely want to go back ASAP!!!
    Written 30 October 2020
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