According to various resources, there are only 7 Pink Beaches in the whole world, and one of them is right here in the Komodo National Park on Komodo Island, just minutes away from Labuan Bajo in Flores.
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Called “Pantai Merah” by the locals, the sands of Pink Beach are a mix of white sand and red pigments, produced by a type of microscopic animal called Foraminifera. In fact, if you look closely at some of the other beaches around the Komodo National Park, you might even see a pinkish tint to on some of them.
Aside to being one of the most sought-after spot for the ideal holiday snapshot, the Pink Beach on Komodo Island is great for a moment of complete tranquility and relaxation. The island is completely uninhabited, so immerse yourself in the peace and serenity of the magical surroundings, take a dip in the crystal clear blue and while you’re there, why not enjoy a spot of snorkeling? The Komodo National Park is one of the best diving and snorkeling destinations in the world! If you’re an avid photographer, this would be a dream come true, and we recommend waiting till sunset for the most captivating shot yet!
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To get to the Pink Beach, which is located on Komodo Island, you’ll need to rent a boat. There are plenty of boat operators at the Labuan Bajo harbour, or if you’ve bought a tour package, then check with your tour operator. Another option is to choose a liveaboard package where you can enjoy touring the entire Komodo National Park from the comforts of your yacht or phinisi.
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