Taka Makassar, Komodo National Park

Taka Makassar is a small sand bar located in Northeast Komodo Island. It is one of the most famous destinations within the Park. The island offers a stunning white sandy beach and crystal clear water.

Staying in the same area as Manta Point, the island can reach only with a small boat or dinghy. What you can do here is swimming, snorkeling or just relax. Taking pictures is also the best thing.

The island is also well known as Karang Makassar or a previous call 9 Island. Places near Karang Makassar, such as Padar offer a stunning view. Some of the tour arrangements included visiting Padar Island as well.

Getting to Taka Makassar

The first thing to get to the island is you need to book a flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo. Then you can look for some tours from Labuan Bajo. Here below are details and the best way to get to Taka Makassar:

  • Book a day tour with an outrigger boat from Labuan Bajo. This boat tour is perfect for a short day tour and backpackers.
  • Some options are to book a liveaboard Phinisi boat for 2 to 3 days from Labuan Bajo. Make sure the option for your tour package option is inclusive of the island.

Booking a Komodo tour depends on your travel style. You can book in advance or book when you get to Labuan Bajo. If you want to make an advance booking, you can click here. Otherwise, you can reach our office in Labuan Bajo to book.

Accommodations and Restaurants

The accommodations and restaurants are not fine on the island as it is just a sand bar island. If you take a live board tour, the tour operators provide you the room on the boat. Meals are also provided on the boat.

When you go on a day outrigger boat tour, they only provide lunch. It is only a day tour at a maximum of 10 hours spent in total. For a small shopping trip, you can do it when you are on Komodo Island. They provide some snacks, mineral water, and many more.

Our best recommendation to stay when you visit the Komodo National Park is in Labuan Bajo. You can stay in Labuan Bajo before getting on the Komodo boat to explore. It is also best for you to explore Labuan Bajo and beyond.

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