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Kanawa Island, Labuan Bajo

Kanawa Island Labuan Bajo

Kanawa Island Labuan Bajo is a small island with thousands of beautiful starfish scattered along its beaches.

This island, which local people usually call Kanawa, will never stop telling you about one of the thousands of beauties that exist on Flores Island.

Seems to be known. all part of Flores Island it's very beautiful indeed. From the west to the east you will find extraordinary views and tourist spots.

Starting from Komodo Island National Park until finally you can reach Kanawa Island which is a hidden paradise on the edge of West Flores.

Kanawa Island Labuan Bajo

Kanawa Island is a small island that has crystal clear sea water with white sand and very beautiful coral reefs.

This island has gradations of blue sea water and is very suitable as a tourist spot to relieve fatigue due to busy work.

The tiny huts on the beach and the shady Ketapang trees will make you enchanted and make you feel like you are the luckiest person on the face of the earth who can enjoy its beauty.

Kanawa Island is one of the most popular destinations for local and foreign tourists on Flores Island, Labuan Bajo.

Where is Kanawa Island?

The location of Kanawa Island is precisely in Labuan Bajo with an island area of ​​35 hectares. This island with white sand is in the Komodo Islands group, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province.

This small island has extraordinary maritime views and is separated by the large island of Pungu or moringa island which is also one of the Komodo sailing tour destination spots.

Latitude longitude coordinates (DMS): 8°29'50.4″S 119°45'30.3″E

The beauty of Kanawa that can be enjoyed most is the underwater beauty of Kanawa Island, Labuan Bajo, which is so special. You will be amazed by the wonders of the marine life that lives on this island.

Kanawa port
Wharf Waiting point

See also: The historical legend of the Komodo dragon in the eyes of the local people of the Komodo Island.

This tourist attraction is managed by Italian citizens. Before being managed by him, this island was first managed by local residents. However, the condition has become less well maintained.

This island, which is in the Komodo National Park area, takes 10 minutes from Komodo Island International Airport to Harbor Bajo. After that you will continue your journey by boat in approximately 1 hour.

Kanawa Island Labuan Bajo

Visiting Kanawa Island, you really shouldn't miss its marine beauty. Snorkeling and diving are things you must try on this island. You can enjoy some marine biota on the coast such as sea crabs, small biota and several other sea animals.

Thousands of invertebrate animals belonging to the phylum Echinodermata and class Asteroidea or so-called starfish (Starfish) Hiding in the seagrass plants scattered on the white sand.

White sand beach

This accommodation on Kanawa Island has also been built as well as possible. You won't be satisfied if you visit this island without staying overnight. You must enjoy the exoticism of the night on this amazing island.

You can choose cottages, resorts or bungalows scattered in this area. The price is quite economical, starting from just 600 thousand rupiah and you get complete facilities that will pamper you all.

Complete accommodation for backpackers is available on Kanawa Island Labuan Bajo. You can rent camping tents and other camping equipment. You can go camping at night while enjoying the stars in the sky on the beach. The stars in the sky look so stunning in the sky on Kanawa Island.

The route to Kanawa Island is quite easy. You can start your journey from Bali Island Harbor or by plane. After arriving in Labuan Bajo then continue the journey to this island.

You can Use rent a boat in Labuan Bajo ⛵ with Komodo eyes to visit Kanawa Island. You can also get a free shuttle from Kanawa Beach Bungalow for guests staying at the Becah Bungalow.


This hidden paradise in Flores will definitely hypnotize you. Even though you will need a large amount of money, it is balanced with what you will get.

Kanawa Island Admission Ticket

The distribution fee for entry tickets to Kanawa Island is calculated in a unique way... So the Kanawa entry ticket is calculated per ship/group that docks at the pier. Charged IDR. 100.000 per ship or per group.

Kanawa Island Admission Ticket
The form of receipt ticket may be because it is a private island managed by the private sector

In other words, even if the group has 10 people in 1 boat or only 2 people in 1 boat, they will still be charged that much.

The entrance ticket price is valid for everyone or the market, both Indonesian citizens and Overseas foreigners.

Adventure photo collection on Kanawa Island
Gotravel expedition team
Welcome to Kanawa
swing beach
Kanawa Entrance
Kanawawood Port

Tips & Trips to Visit Kanawa Island

Kanawa Island, as a paradise on the edge of Flores, is not yet well known to the wider community. But make no mistake, visitors to this place are now not only local tourists, but many foreign tourists enjoy visiting this amazing place.

However, this island is truly remote. You have to do some tips & trips to Kanawa Island so you won't be surprised when you arrive on this island.

  1. Saving electricity
    Electricity on Kanawa Island will only be on from 6 pm to 11 pm. Otherwise, you can't use electricity. So, you have to really save on electricity problems. If you have some equipment such as a camera or other gadget, you must really use the watch to charge the battery.
  2. Save clean water
    Clean water can only be obtained once a day. Therefore, you must be able to store water reserves for use within a day.
  3. Bring snorkeling or swimming equipment
    A visit to Kanawa Island would not be complete without swimming and snorkeling. Indeed, there are many people who rent out diving and snorkeling equipment in this place. However, you can prepare it yourself from home to save your costs.
  4. Use a travel agent or open tour
    To get a cheaper price when visiting Kanawa Island, you can use the services of an open trip or tour agent who will give you a cheaper price. So, you don't have to bother looking for lodging or transportation problems that you will use.
  5. Sunblock & Sunglass
    Don't forget to bring your favorite sunblock or sun protection lotion. Because the tropical weather in Flores, especially Kanawa, is very hot, this will protect your skin from the bad effects of UVA and UVB rays. Sun glass is also needed so that your eyes are not too dazzled by sunlight during the day. Apart from that, it can be used to look stylish when posing for selfies in front of your smartphone camera, right?

So, Kanawa Island could be one of the best destinations for those of you who want to spend a holiday with extraordinary natural and sea views. Those of you who enjoy diving or snorkeling can do these activities at this place. This place is also very suitable for those of you who like to explore to see the majesty of nature from the Almighty Creator.

Come to Kanawa Island and enjoy the various charms that exist in this place. Don't forget, bring your friends and family for an unforgettable vacation of your lifetime.

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Regards – Alfonso giostanov | Kanawa Island Labuan Bajo


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