Exploring Komodo island by boat was a very nice travel experience, all attendants were stay one night or more and enjoy silent night at floating boat on komodo bay
A boat were also equipped with mattras, a toilet, snorkelling equipment, ice box, fresh water for take a bath and the captain was also as a chef whom prepare your meal
best way to see the famous komodo warans and the beautiful landscapes from/to rinza and komodo island is going by houseboat...you can hire with guide and captain and they cook and care about you..nothing to worry just relax...just do not expect any luxurious spa...
simple but very comfortable..a unique esperience
leave and go to labuanbajo port
Kenawa is a name of a small island not far from the Komodo National Park. It's about 1 hour by boat from Labuan Bajo. There's no community living in this island apart from the staff and off course the guests.
There are about 15 bungalows in this island, all facing the beach. Don't expect fancy facilities.. it's all very basic. There's no fresh water supply, it has to be brought in by boat from Labuan Bajo. Therefore you only get very limited fresh water supply. The staff will deliver fresh water once a day at around 5-6 pm, each bungalow gets 2 jerry-cans or about 20lt, only enough to take off salt from your body. In each bungalow, they also provide 2 small jerry-cans to be used for taking sea water from the beach (this is for your other toilet needs!).
The staff here are very friendly but they only have limited staff. They only have one staff in the restaurant that do all the cooking, taking order, etc. Make sure that you arrive early at the restaurant ahead of the other guests. Otherwise you will have to wait for a long time to get your food ready. But I have to say that the food she cooks is really good. Don't forget also to have the fresh fish (fried or grilled). It's very nice as the fish is very fresh, caught alive from under the jetty less than 1 hour before and it's usually still alive 20 minutes before it's served on your table!
With all the basic and simplicity of this island I really enjoy my stay there... it's very relaxing... and definitely will try to go there again!
Great view, great beach with very clear water, white sandy beach, hammock under the tree, millions of fishes under the jetty, very relaxing atmosphere
Most visitors come on day trips, but if you would like to stay over, there are rudimentary accommodations at the Komodo Island ranger center (PHKA camp). Entering the Komodo National Park cost about 20.000 Rp for a stay for 7 days. If you want to stay longer just prolonging. One room/cabin is about 45.000 Rp (one person a night) and be prepared everyting on the island is very basic.
All visitors to the park will only allow 2 choices to stay; at the cabins of the ranger's house or on board of the ship you came with. The ranger's large, spacious wooden cabins have bathroom with western toilet, wooden floor, electricity only available from 1800 - 2100 hrs, cafe, limited running water. Enjoy the balcony, high and safe part of the on stilts built houses.
Rely upon very simple houses built on stilts and standing on stones, so the houses can be moved (rather familiar to Indonesian people). Hang your backpack on a hook in the middle of the bedroom, so the rats cannot come to this peg-like stuff. These houses has about 6-8 beds and a washing-room. The three of us went together around the house all the time at night,... you never know!
Visitors are suggested to bring their own flashlight, mosquitoes cream etc. See >>>
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