Komodo Island

Komodo island is located on the West Manggarai Regency. The island is recognized as the home for Komodo Dragon. On the island lives a giant lizard which is called Komodo Dragons. This region is part of Komodo National Park which is managed by the Indonesian Central Government.

In 2009, there were 1.300 Komodo Dragons living on the island. And there are also some living on the nearest island such as Rinca and Motang. There are 2.500 Komodo Dragons in total who live in Komodo National Park.

The island also keeps the exotic of Flora, beautiful beaches like Pink Beach. The pink beach is famous for its pink-colored sand. It is the best spot for swimming and sunbathing. Komodo island is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Komodo National Park. 

Getting to Komodo Island

The island is accessible by boat from Labuan Bajo. Touristic boats, speed boats, or liveaboards are available in Labuan Bajo. They depart depending on the tour program they have. So if you want to join the Komodo island tours, you need to arrange in advance to get a space.

Another option to get to Komodo island is to book a liveaboard package from Bali or Lombok. These may be spent more days visiting some other islands around Lombok and Sumbawa.

Most of the live boards from Bali or Lombok are schedules 2 times or 3 times a week, depending on the season.

Local boats depart daily for the village necessity such as vegetables, water, and many more.

The Population on the Island

There is a village on the island named after its island Kampung Komodo or Komodo village. There are 1.764 inhabitants living on the island. 

The origin tribe of Komodo village is Komodo Tribe, but they have no longer existed since around 1980. At the moment there are 2 tribes living on the island; Bugis and Bima.

Accommodation and Restaurant

At the moment there is no accommodation or restaurant on the island. There are only villagers' houses on the island. Villagers' houses are mostly stories due to avoid the Komodo Dragon attack.

When you do the Komodo tour package such as liveaboard, you will overnight on the boat. So all the boat tours provide rooms with AC and Non AC. 

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