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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. Using our world travel planner, Labuan Bajo attractions like Kanawa Island can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • this island is great for snorkelling- clear waters, sea life and coral just a few feet from surface.  more »
  • Showing up to this island and it's empty resort felt like hitting the lottery, a dream-come-true. The crystal clear waters near the shore, the emerald green hills, the blue and purple gradients on the...  more »
  • We stopped at Kanawa as part of a larger tour. We really enjoyed the snorkelling. The water was fairly clear and there are a lot of species of fish. A great snorkelling experience.  more »