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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  • October 5, 2017
    Kanawa island and Pink Beach are two of the most beautiful diving sites in Komodo National Park. The marine life here is so diverse and rich. The beautiful white sandy beach with turquoise blue water ...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    the sea scenery is the bomb! get ur snorkel and jump to the water right away! pls! no doubt! dont forget to bring some bread to feed the fish! you surely will be surrounded by lovely fishes! this plac...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    A dream island at the end of the world, crystal clear water, coral, multicolored fish, this is heaven. Many towers make a stopover to Kanawa island for snorkeling. It can fit on places but the bungalows seem quite dilapidated and prices would be quite high, and benefits not on top.
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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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