Kanawa Island, Labuan Bajo

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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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Labuan Bajo trip simple and quick.
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  • As family with twins of 7 years old, I will not recommended this hotel to stay even if the location is really beautiful, lost on the Flores sea. This hotel has a great potential but is not maintained ...  more »
  • A breathtakingly beautiful island with tropical white beaches. Too bad the facilities are very basic and very poorly maintained. The restaurant is okay with a simple menu. About the sanitary space I'll just shut up.
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  • Reached by boat during the day trip to Komodo. Is a small island where we will stop for a few hours to snorkel. The water is crystal clear and with a lot of coral and countless fish and starfish. A must visit
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Where to stay in Labuan Bajo

With options ranging from basic guesthouses to up-market beach resorts, Labuan Bajo offers something for any budget. The majority of accommodations in Labuan Bajo sit on the beach within walking distance of the town's harbor. However, if you don't mind walking an extra few minutes you can find something quieter on the hill. Almost all accommodations offer free Wi-Fi. If traveling in July or August, make sure to reserve your room in advance to avoid a lengthy search on arrival.
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