Labuan Bajo is one of the nine villages and sub-districts in Komodo sub-district, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia.
Labuan Bajo was once a town as well as the capital of the Komodo District. It is now the capital of West Manggarai Regency and developed into the City of Labuan Bajo.
The name Labuan Bajo consists of 2 words, Labuan which means anchor and Bajo is a tribe from Sulawesi who lives on the west coast of Flores. Labuan Bajo was originally a Bajo tribe settlement, which now lives side by side with native Flores people.
Labuan Bajo is not only popular with Komodo National Park. This fascinating city with sunset views has many attractions. Visitors can enjoy the natural atmosphere, ranging from marine tourism, beautiful plains destinations to enjoy views of the hill.
Labuan Bajo is very rich in marine tourism. From just enjoying the white or pink sandy beaches, swimming, enjoying the sunset views to hunting challenges to stimulate adrenaline, diving in the waters of the Komodo Islands.
Pink Beach, as the name implies, is one of the most famous in the region. This beach has pink sand. Pink Beach, also known as the Red Beach, is one of the seven pink sand beaches in the world. The colour of the pink sand comes from shards of seashells and marine life.
In addition to the beautiful beach scenery, Pink Beach also has an underwater view that is no less impressive that saves a variety of fish, coral reefs, and various other types of biota.
Those who love water activities like diving and snorkelling should not miss Manta Point. The speciality of diving in this location, besides seeing the view of the sea can also swim together with manta rays which are very friendly with divers.
How to get Labuan Bajo
Some airlines that used to serve the Denpasar, Bali (DPS) – Labuan Bajo (LBJ) route, include:
- Wings Air / Lion Air (www.lionair.co.id). If you buy a ticket well in advance before departure, the estimated price is around Rp1 – 1.5 million round trip.
- Batik Air, serving direct routes from Surabaya / Jakarta.
For the latest in 2019, it seems that the airlines serving the Denpasar (DPS) – Labuan Bajo (LBJ) route are Batik Air, Wings / Lion, NAM, and Garuda Airlines.
The flight is available every day, making it easier for tourists who want to visit Labuan Bajo. Ticket prices can be checked on each airline’s website.
Where to Stay in Labuan Bajo
Choosing hostel-type accommodation is also worth considering. Moreover, hostels in Labuan Bajo are also not inferior to other luxuries such as hotels, resorts and villas in terms of service facilities. Here are some accommodations to stay in Labuan Bajo:
The Best Hostel in Labuan Bajo
Seaesta Komodo Hostel & Hotel
Seaesta Komodo Hostel & Resort is located in Labuan Bajo about 1 km from Wae Rana Beach. It offers a restaurant, cost-free private car parking, an exterior pool and a gym. This 4-star resort has a bar and cool spaces with complimentary Wi-Fi.
This accommodation supplies nighttime enjoyment and an excursion desk. The resort offers a terrace. You can play billiards, table tennis and arrowheads at Seaesta Komodo Hostel & Hotel.
This home is 1.6 km from Pede Coastline as well as 2.5 kilometres from Kukusan Island Coastline. The closest flight terminal is Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport, 5 km from Seaesta Komodo Hostel & Hotel.
One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill is a new hostel with impressive sight for dawn as well as the sunset. The best place to loosen up as well as have free time. Its concept is backpacker hostel which is every passenger must be independent and respect each other when they live.
There are seven lodges with different capacity, six bathrooms, six showers, rooftop bar, cooking area, minimarket and also office. We recommend this hotel because it has complete facilities and amazing views of Labuan Bajo.
Ciao Hostel is a hostel in Labuan Bajo that offers this sensation. Oceanview in front of rooms with four to 12 beds spoil anyone who chooses to stay here.
Not only the scenery is beautiful, but also the facilities that are no less impressive, ranging from free shuttle buses, rooftop bars, tonight cinemas with films that can be selected through a voting system.
Dragon Dive Komodo Hostel
At Dragon Dive Komodo Hostel, all things make accommodation meet the five-star category. Room and service facilities offered are also of good quality, and so are the services of the staff.
The scenery around the hostel is also quite beautiful. Moreover, many spots with colourful murals, fit to be your photo spot. There is also a swimming pool in the hotel area.
La Boheme Bajo
La Boheme Bajo is not a cheap hotel, but a hostel in Labuan Bajo at an affordable price. What is unique about this place is the interior and views offered. You can see a great picture from the second level of this building.
De Chocolate Hostel
This hotel has complete facilities in our opinion. With many hotel rooms available, You will be served by a non-stop 24-hour receptionist.
There are many facilities such as a dining room, living room, many bathrooms, kitchen area, parking area.
In the balcony area, you can also enjoy the view of the sunset on the beach of Labuan Bajo.