The New 7 Wonder of Nature Komodo National Park is filled with some of the best beaches in South East Asia and the Komodo boat is the best vessel to embark on sandy exploration. Here, we have compiled a mix of most phenomenal beach in Komodo and some best-kept secret that should be make it to your Must-Do list on a Komodo holiday trip!
From Komodo Boat to Beach Galore! Where to Go?
The Cotton-Candy Like Pink Beach
Do you know that pink beach is one of the rarest beach on earth? Most of travel sites and guides said that there’s only around seven to twelve pink beach in the whole world. The Komodo National Park is very lucky to be blessed with the presence of several rose-hued beaches on several of its coastlines. The Komodo Islands’ Pink Beach is located in the other side of the dragon park—means you need to sail on the back of the island with Komodo boat.
To reach the Pink Beach (or locally known as Pantai Merah in local tongue), you need to hike and climb down the rolling hills of dry grassland. The picturesque views from above the savannah hills reveals a stretch pink blush glows as the sun hits the sands. This is where the cotton-candy like sands meet the brilliant turquoise water—like a piece of neverland. Thanks to the presence of red corals, which microscopic shreds were gotten carried by the waves and mixed with normal sand grains, resulting on beautiful pink beach that we know.
The Floating Beach, Taka Makassar
Other must-visit destination on Komodo boat trip is Taka Makassar, the “Floating Beach” made of big sandy atoll. A bright, crescent shaped “island” filled entirely by stark white sands, free from any palm trees, beach huts, and whatsoever. The Taka Makassar is a pleasant surprise in the middle of the sea. This little island only come to the surface when the tides are low, and would get drowned again when the sea tide risen. The Taka Makassar located just miles away from the phenomenal Manta Points—a special dive set for Manta spotting. This island was surrounded by shallow water, where you can swim like in swimming pool or stay afloat comfortably with your Insta-ready floaters.
The Snake Island
Komodo might have Kalong (Big Bats) Island which the bats are the only habitants. But that doesn’t happen on the Snake Island. The Snake Island is another sandy atoll—a little smaller than the Taka Makassar, shaped like apostrophe with long tail—which seen like a snake tail from the above. Similar as the Taka Makassar, the Snake Island is surrounded by shallow water, which means the Komodo boat could not go near to this tiny island. You need either to swim to reach this island (if you can handle the currents—or hop into small boat. The bright shallow water features jellyfishes (which are pretty, but you need to stay away from), starfishes, small fishes, and beautiful small corals that would surely brighten up your day. Not everyone knows the Snake island, so there’s high probabilities to have it for yourself!
The Empty Beaches of Mauwan Island
Just like the Snake Island, the Mawan Island is also quite hidden from mainstream travelers. Only the true adventurers has probably found this small, deserted island among other 28 islands within the national park. Mawan is nothing but simple and beautiful. It promise nothing, it provides nothing, yet this little uninhibited island will deliver one of the best beach-venture experience on your whole life. Take a short trekking to the hills to catch stunning view; sun rays reflected on the vast sea below, the bright and blue sky above, and the neighbouring islands on the horizon. Go down and let your bare foot touches the softness of the sands. To your surprise, Mawan islands also hides glimmering pink beaches on one of its side!