In Labuan Bajo there are many of the best places for tourists who want to enjoy the beauty of the spectacular twilight sky at sunset. That's what makes Labuan Bajo famous as the city of the sunset.
Labuan Bajo is a village on the western tip of the island of Flores which holds various natural wonders and exotic destinations in East Nusa Tenggara. Its location is like the entrance gate to Komodo Island, making Labuan Bajo a favorite tourist spot. Not far from Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo, tourists can enjoy the vast and stunning view of the ocean when the sun goes down from the top of Bukit Cinta, Peak Amelia, and Peak Silvia.
As an archipelago tourist destination, Labuan Bajo is synonymous with island hopping activities, aka traveling from one island to another. Call it two islands that are identical to Komodo Island, namely Padar and Rinca, or those that are still rarely heard by ordinary people, namely Sabolo and Kanawa.
In addition to Komodo Island, the dragon also lives on Rinca Island. Rinca Island has a closer distance than Labuan Bajo, the highest point on this island is Mount Ora with an altitude of 670 meters above sea level. Meanwhile, Padar Island is one of the famous islands after Komodo Island because of its amazing panorama.
Then there is Sabolo Island which can be reached in about an hour from Labuan Bajo. This place offers a beautiful view, the blue sea with gradations that will spoil the eye. It can be said, Sabolo Island is still quiet from tourist visits.
The last is Kanawa Island which has an area of about 35 hectares. This island has a very beautiful and charming natural beauty, especially the beach and underwater. In fact, its beauty can be seen clearly from above sea level.
To enjoy these islands, visitors can try a new experience, namely staying on a phinisi boat that has been specially designed to navigate the Labuan Bajo area while enjoying the beauty of the sky at sunset. Although in appearance the ship is like a ship in general, the facilities are not inferior to star hotels.
For lovers of underwater beauty, Labuan Bajo has a panorama that must be visited at least once in a lifetime. Clusters of coral reefs and exotic marine animals are a wealth that is a magnet for divers from all over the world.
There are several dive points that are often visited by divers, such as Toko Toko and Crystal Rock. In addition, there is also a location called Samsia, where divers can interact with turtles and even sharks.
If you are a sunset lover, while visiting Labuhan Bajo be sure to visit some of these places to catch the perfect view of the sunset, as the golden sun descends to the sea.
1. Padar Island
Pack your hiking gear, from the stunning hilltop of Padar Island, you will be treated to a magnificent view of the last rays of the sun shimmering over the island's four crescent-shaped beaches and rolling hills. This is definitely one of the most beautiful places to watch the daylight slowly turn to dusk.
2. Love Hill
Bukit Cinta means “Bukit Cinta” in Indonesian, and it's easy to see how he got his nickname! A favorite for lovers -- just a short 10-minute drive from AYANA Komodo Resort, Bukit Cinta is a romantic place to watch the sky change color as the last rays of light set behind the hills.
3. Kalong Island/Koaba
For an exotic sunset experience, take a sailing trip on the coast of Kalong island aboard the glass bottom boat AYANA from Lako Taka. This small island located right next to Rinca is famous for its mangrove forest which hosts thousands of bats. As the sun goes down, you can see the spectacular silhouettes of flying foxes taking over the golden sky. For more information about AYANA's sunset cruise, please click here.
4. UNIQUE Rooftop Bar at AYANA Komodo Resort
What better way to enjoy a beautiful sunset than with a delicious tropical drink in hand? That's right, AYANA's UNIQUE Rooftop Bar offers an amazing sunset view over Labuan Bajo. Sunsets will love the gazebo and the open raised lounge at the bar, with unobstructed panoramic views and delicious cocktails .
What are you waiting for, hurry up and enjoy the sunset in Labuhan Bajo. The beauty of the sunset that spoils the eyes will really be a moment that will not be forgotten.
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