Ende Southeast Flores Island

Ende Southeast Flores Island is the capital city of Ende Regency in East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia. Ende has about 30.000 population, it is a small beautiful town in the Southeast Flores. The population refers to the Ende Lio People or the Ende Lio tribe.

The town has been decades as the center of commerce, educations, and government. It is also used to be the place where the first Indonesian President exile. Nowadays the town becomes the largest city in Flores Island and the busiest towns.

The Capital city of Ende has controlled 20 districts. The most dominated population is the origin of Ende Lio. According to the story, some population is also mixed between Chinese and the native.

Getting to Ende Southeast Flores Island

  • By Airplane. The Airport is located in the central of the town. It offers flights on regional carries such as Kupang, Bali, and Labuan Bajo. Make an advance booking, especially in the high season.
  • The ferry is also the best you can take to get to Ende. You can get the ferry from Kupang and Sumba. Pelni (the big Indonesia ship) depart twice a month from Bali is also the best choice.
  • Bus from Ruteng, Bajawa, Moni, and Labuan Bajo. Most you can get is a mini-air conditioner bus. It takes 12 hours from Labuan Bajo and 7 hours from Ruteng.

Another way to get there is by joining the overland Flores tour package from Labuan Bajo, Ruteng, and Maumere.

Accommodations and Restaurants

Accommodation and restaurants are spread around the city. They are budgeting from the backpackers to the mid-range. Air conditioner rooms with the garden facing patios are available at a cheap price. For any best deal, you can go to online at booking.com or agoda.com.

The Restaurants are also available at the local and international cuisine. They are spread around the city. Here are some of the recommendations restaurants:

  • Sari Rasa at Jl. Melati, No.3 in front of Flores Mandiri Hotel.
  • Depot Pantai Ria at Pantai Wisata Ende. It is a seaside restaurant.

There are many more restaurants you can find here. They are served with a variety of foods.

Interesting Places to Visit

Here are interesting places you can visit during in Ende Souteast Flores Island:

  • Kelimutu Volcano is the three colored lakes. It is the most famous trek to do in Ende. The best time to visit is the sunrise. Enjoy the 45 minutes trek and having a beautiful sunrise with the beautiful lake's formation.
  • Wologai Village, the authentic Ende Lio traditional village.
  • Bung Karno Museum. It is an empty museum built in Sukarno's era, the Indonesia former President.
  • BlueStone Beach. It is a 25k drive from Ende, on the road to Bajawa. It is a striking beach compose almost entirely of unusually turquoise, pastel blue, and reddish stone.

There are many more places you can visit in this beautiful city. You can also contact us for any recommendation tours or make an online booking through the search box.

Places to Visit in Flores