Komodo National Park’s Bidadari Island
One of the 4 major islands in West Flores and part of the 26 smaller islands in the Komodo National Park, Bidadari Island is a definite must-visit. Located only 10 minutes away by speedboat from Labuan Bajo, Bidadari Island is surrounded by hills and lush vegetation with white coral sands all along its coastline. These beautiful powdery white sands are the reason for the island’s nickname; White Sand Beach.
Popular among divers and snorkelers, here you could enjoy Flores’s magnificent underwater panorama in calm and clear waters. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, Bidadari Island is a great option as you can relax and unwind on its tranquil beaches with almost zero interruptions. The island itself covers 15 hectares. There is a private resort on the island that comes with its own dive centre and modern amenities.
Divers and snorkelers love visiting Bidadari Island for its beautiful coral reefs and marine life that can be viewed from a 5-metre depth. If you go in slightly deeper, you might just be lucky enough to come across a sea turtle!
– Bring your own refreshments, sunblock and change of clothes
– Arrange for a speedboat to get you to and from Bidadari Island
– Respect nature; do not throw or leave any rubbish around under whatever circumstances
Article source and photo credits: http://www.indonesia-tourism.com/east-nusa-tenggara/bidadari_island.html
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