Labuan Bajo was once known as home of the last dragons on earth. Today, the place has blooms with dozens of gorgeous destinations. Islands around the Komodo National Park are no longer a points in the map—they have revealed their natural charms and oh boy, how thousands of travelers has been enchanted by them. We are speaking about dozens of small islands with undulating hills, thickly covered by auburn savannah, sugary beaches, and brilliant turquoise water where corals are peeking through the sea bed. And once you plunge into the sea, you will be instantly greeted with busy, colourful marine life that looks entirely like another universe. To get all Labuan Bajo has to offer, you definitely need to take a Komodo Liveaboard trips.
A Day Packed with Awesome Activities
Liveaboard charters is the most popular vessel in Labuan Bajo, though you still have another option; fisherman boats and speed boat. The latter is commonly picked by people who don’t have plenty of time but still want to see Komodo’s prime destination. Liveaboard, however, offers a more extensive experience; a sailing trip around Komodo National Park. On the day, the liveaboard will take you to both islands and underwater excursion. You have the chance to explore the amazing panoramic hills in Padar Island, sunbathing in Pink beach, visiting the dragons in Komodo or Rinca Island, and exploring other hidden destination around the park. Liveaboard also opens an unlimted chance for snorkelling and diving in Komodo’s famous sites like Manta Point, Batu Bolong, Castle Rocks, and dozen other sites.
Night in Komodo Liveaboard
At night, liveaboard provides comfy place for a peaceful retreat. The once cheery boat at day gets calm and collected once the sky turns dark. People got tired from all the hiking and diving, and the communal lounge seems to be a perfect place to get together and share some stories of the day. With some bottles of soft drinks and a few jokes, bonds between once-strangers begin to grow, some even develop the newly found friendship long after the trip.
Being in a liveaboard and one of world’s best diving destination, some divers seems like they don’t want to waste a chance. There goes the night diving, and in water as rich as Komodo, it’s totally worth it. On the deck, you gotta see a few pair of enthusiast donning their diving suits, marker buoy, and diving lights before jumping to the darkness.
But night activities is not just for everyone. Some just wants to lay their back and dwell in the remoteness. And Komodo liveaboard has a right place for this. Bring a mattress, pillow, and blanket, and head to its top deck. Spread the mattress and lie down—watch how the quiet sky comes alive with million sparkling stars, each blinking their own colours. Let Komodo’s radiant sky swallow your sense of space and time entirely. It’s time to enjoy your Moana moment.
And when your eyes begs to rest, head down to your sleeping quarter beneath. Luckily, a lot of Komodo liveaboard nowadays were built with comforts in minds—allowing you to snug comfortably to the clean beds in their homey cabins. Tomorrow waits with a bunch of another adventure.