Kanawa Island in Flores is a Wonderful Tourist Spot


Indonesia is an archipelago country. It consists of thousands of islands. In Flores, you can explore many small islands. Regardless of their small size, they are a worthy place to visit. One of them is Kanawa Island. The main attraction is its stunning coral reefs. Many tourists come here for snorkeling and relaxing. Thanks to the beach’s clear sea water and white sand. The name is similar to that of Sumbawa’s small island. Though, they are different. Kanawa is owned by an Italian. Today, it becomes a great vacation retreat both for locals and foreigners.

The Nuance
In the summer, you can see the cloudless sky. The blue color of the sky and gentle wind are quite comforting. Kanawa Island also has shady trees and white sand. Near to the beach, there is a pier. Not to mention there is a bungalow nearby. A small dock is available, so tourists can reach the island easily using a boat. As mentioned earlier, the owner is an Italian. In the past, the island was managed by Labuan Bajo people, though.

Exploring Kanawa Island
Once you arrive at Kanawa Island, you will be astonished by its beauty. The sand is white and exotic. The island has a grassy and hilly background. It is an extra of the island. Your boat lies at anchor in a small pier. Below, you can see several fishes passing by. Due to clear water, you are able to see them clearly. The most attractive thing is the coral reef. It is quite mesmerizing. In the afternoon, you can play on the beach. There are some starfishes and crabs on the sand. Your kids are going to love them.

The next activity is snorkeling. As mentioned earlier, the water is quite clear. You can explore marine life and beauty comfortable. No worries. You can rent the equipment. Not to mention there are several spots for diving. Though, you should have had the permission. There is a dive center nearby, so you may obtain both authorization and equipment here. For beginners, it is wise to hire an instructor. He will accompany you during an adventure in the sea. Overall, it is better to be safe.

Next, there is the hill. Once you spend some time at the beach, you should explore the hill. Kanawa Island features a short hill. However, the route is a little bit challenging. You may expect sandy landscape, a meadow, and some bugs. Once you arrive at the top of the hill, you can see many views. These include boats, beaches, hills, etc. On top of that, you can feel the refreshing wind.

Nearby Attraction

  • Rinca and Komodo Island
  • Batu Cermin Cave
  • Pink Beach.

How to Get There
Kanawa Island is located near to Labuan Bajo. That means you can reach the island by a boat from Labuan Bajo. No worries. The trip only takes a few hours.

Where to Stay
In Labuan Bajo, you can find several hotels. Make sure you choose the one that fits your budget. What about Kanawa Island? There are no hotels. However, there is a small bungalow and tent accommodation. The cost is quite affordable.

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