Adonara Island in East Flores
Fourty five minutes away from Larantuka is Adonara Island; a hidden gem featuring splendid natural beauty as far as the eye can see. One of the best things about this island is its hidden status – not many people know of Adonara and therefore, the island largely remains pristine, clean and untouched. Adonara is part of East Flores, near Larantuka, a famously Catholic town where the yearly Semana Santa is held.
The locals living on Adonara are mostly farmers cultivating corn, tuber, cassava, coconut, tobacco, clove, vanilla and cacao. Aside to complying with the national and local administrations, the people living in Adonara also live on a system that is based on tribal laws and ethnicity including a chieftain, local cultural administrators who all play important roles in traditional ceremonies and sanctions and matters related to spirituality. For an amazing day trip filled with culture and adventure, do visit Adonara Island for a day.
– Wear sunblock
– Respect the culture at all times
– Bring a camera
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