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Kanawa Island, Labuan Bajo

(3.5/5 based on 360 reviews on the web)
Rest on the tiny Kanawa Island, home to pristine white sands, thatched huts, and turquoise waters. Rent a mask and flippers and simply walk into the shallow reef-sheltered ocean to enjoy world-class snorkeling. Many tropical fish swim just steps from the shore, with small sharks, turtles, and other creatures farther out towards the reefs. Climb the small hill rising in the center of the island for panoramic views, keeping an eye out for eagles, wild goats, and other animals. Local businesses only accept cash, and as the island offers few amenities, bring your own supplies and lots of sunscreen and insect repellent. Using our world travel planner, Labuan Bajo attractions like Kanawa Island can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We stayed 3 days ago 4 years, in 2013, it was clean, maintained, with a real service! We stopped there 8 days ago, and what a disappointment! Dirty, abandoned, more staff, desert. The bungalows are half destroyed, limit security! And yet, the place is extraordinary, the coral, wildlife and beautiful aquatic flora, damage, hoping that one day the hotel quality return.
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  • Snorkeling with turtles and starfishes. Beautiful day on the beach. But if you're on a budget bring your own snack and drinks as the only restaurant/shop is freaking expensive  more »
  • My boyfriend and I visited Kanawa and Bidadari for snorkeling only. After reading all the reviews, I specifically asked the security in Kanawa whether we need to pay if we only anchor the boat and sno...  more »