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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  • This island fuck Yes ... resto talaga existence expensive hiks ..... jus ocean views just the hell suguhannya
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  • Kanawa island was the last destination of my Labuan Bajo trip. It was really really hot when we got there, the view wasn't that good, and we had to pay Rp. 100,000 per person to enter the island. If w...  more »
  • Spent a couple of hours here snorkelling as the coral reef was so colourful and had an amazing amount of different reef fish.... Blue Clamfish, Huge Orange Starfish, Triggerfish,etc,etc.  more »

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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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