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Is Komodo Island near Bali?

Komodo Island is located in the lesser Sunda islands, east from Java and Bali. If you’re boarding an international flight, the island can be reached via Jakarta or Bali.[1]

How do I get from Bali to Komodo Island?

There is no direct connection from Bali to Komodo National Park. However, you can take the taxi to Ngurah Rai airport, fly to Labuan Bajo, take the walk to Labuhanbajo, take the ferry to Komodo National Park, then take the travel to Komodo National Park.[2]

How long does it take to get to Komodo Island from Bali?

Komodo Island (which you can get to from Flores Island) is about a 1.5-hour flight from the island of Bali, which means it’s near enough to do if you are planning a longer trip to Bali.[3]

Can you see Komodo dragons in Bali?

Yes and no. Komodo dragons originate from the Komodo National Park (hence the name) and therefore you cannot see Komodo dragons in Bali in the wild. I would highly recommend making the effort to go to the Komodo Islands as it is breathtakingly beautiful. You can read more about what you can see on the islands below.[4]

Is Komodo Island worth visiting?

There are much more beautiful places in Komodo National Park, such as Padar, Gili Lawa, Kanawa, Sebayur islands. If you are so keen on seeing the dragons, then go. But if you are into landscapes and scenery, this is nothing special at all.[5]

Is Komodo Island safe to visit?

It may be populated with deadly Komodo Dragons, but Komodo Island is safe to visit. In order to stay out of danger, visitors simply need to have a bit of common sense.[6]

Why is Komodo Island closing?

After all, the main reason that the deer population decrease in number is not tourism, but illegal poaching. Besides, Komodo also eats other prey such as buffalos and wild boars. Another reason that the local government considered Komodo Island closure was to increase the Komodo dragon’s population.[7]

How many days do you need in Komodo Island?

Two to three days is the perfect amount of time to visit Komodo National Park. We did a 2 day, 1 night tour which was the perfect amount of time to hit all the best things to do in Komodo.[8]

How much does it cost to get to Komodo Island?

That’s about to change, though, as local authorities say the entrance fee may soon skyrocket to a shocking $1,000, as part of a new membership system designed to limit who is able to visit Komodo Island.[9]

Do humans live on Komodo Island?

The island is particularly notable as the habitat of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on Earth, which is named after the island. Komodo Island has a surface area of 390 square kilometres and a human population of over two thousand.[10]

How long is the ferry from Bali to Komodo Island?

Taking a ferry from Bali to Labuan Bajo may excite budget travelers to the area, but don’t get too excited just yet. Ferries serving this route usually take around 36 hours – though that does mean saving on accommodation for one night.[11]

Where is the Pink Beach in Bali?

The pink sand beaches are located in the Komodo National Park, a group of islands in east Indonesia. The closest city is the fishing town of Labuan Bajo in Flores, which has its own airport and plenty of hotels and restaurants to enjoy in between visits to the park.[12]