Komodo LOB trip: Snorkeling at Kanawa Island

As my friend and I did not plan to see the sunrise at Gili Laba Island – meaning, hike the hill of Gili Laba to see the sunrise from the top of the hill, so we left a bit early from the island to our last destination on this Komodo LOB trip, i.e. Kanawa Island. Actually there are no other things to do on the island, except snorkeling and enjoying the beach. So it’s really a relaxing day before we ended our trip and headed back to Labuan Bajo.

Kanawa Island is actually a resort island. They also have a boat service that can take their guests from the island to the surrounding islands or pick up from Labuan Bajo port. That is why, although we already arrived early in the morning, we could not just dock at their pier. We needed to wait until their boats has finished what they were doing at their pier.

We decided to do snorkeling first and entered the island later.

Do you still remember that we did another snorkeling at Bidadari Island and then at the Pink Beach. I said that Pink Beach has a better underwater scenery, but once I jumped from the pier of Kanawa Island and go to the coral area not far from the pier, then I changed my mind as that Kanawa Island has the best underwater scenery among the others. It has more variations of the corals and the fish. It is also safer for us to wander a bit further from the beach as the current was not big at that time.

(Also read: Komodo LOB trip to Pink Beach)

It’s quite hard for me to choose the photos to be displayed here, as there were many good photos from the underwater scenery, so anyway, here are some of the good photos taken by my friends using his action cam:

Indonesia - Flores - Komodo LOB trip - Kanawa Island - Underwater scene (7)

Beauty #1 of Kanawa Island’s underwater (Flores – Indonesia)

Indonesia - Flores - Komodo LOB trip - Kanawa Island - Underwater scene (5)

Beauty #2 of Kanawa Island’s underwater (Flores – Indonesia)

Indonesia - Flores - Komodo LOB trip - Kanawa Island - Underwater scene (3)

Beauty #3 of Kanawa Island’s underwater (Flores – Indonesia)

Indonesia - Flores - Komodo LOB trip - Kanawa Island - Underwater scene (1)

Beauty #4 of Kanawa Island’s underwater (Flores – Indonesia)

After we had so much fun and wonderful time watching the underwater scenery of Kanawa Island, we then went off the water, and entered the island.

Indonesia - Flores - Komodo LOB trip - Kanawa Island - The pier

The pier to Kanawa Island (Flores – Indonesia)

Indonesia - Flores - Komodo LOB trip - Kanawa Island - Welcome to Kanawa

Welcome to Kanawa Island (Flores – Indonesia)

Staying at Kanawa Island was actually crossed my mind before, as the back-up plan if we did not get any komodo lob providers. But as we found the lob provider and we also only had limited time in Flores, so we did not spend a night here. As visitors, we could only wander around their beach and the restaurant. I could see some of the bungalows and the bale – bale on their beach. I read on a blog post that you could actually sleep in one of the bale – bale too, so I bet it would give a special experience, if you spend a night at the bale – bale.

Indonesia - Flores - Komodo LOB trip - Kanawa Island - Dining place

I think this dining place on the beach of Kanawa Island would be more romantic during the evening with the lights on haha! (Flores – Indonesia)

Indonesia - Flores - Komodo LOB trip - Kanawa Island - Bale - bale

I don’t think this is not the bale – bale for the guests to sleep 😀 – at Kanawa Island (Flores – Indonesia)

We only stayed here until lunch time, as the captain and the crews had prepared our meal on the boat. The lunch was also our last lunch on the boat, as after Kanawa Island, we headed back to Labuan Bajo and ended our trip.

This was my first LOB trip and I am sure this would not be my last LOB trip. Probably I will do another LOB trip in the future to Komodo, but with different spots or different activities that I have not done before.

Anyway, I would recommend you to experience the Komodo LOB trip, at least once in your life. You won’t regret this 😉

If people asked me, what is my favourite place during the Komodo LOB trip. I would say Padar Island. And if you want to know why, you can read my travel story about Padar here:

Read about my Komodo LOB trip to Padar Island

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This is the end of the travel series post about the Komodo LOB trip.

If you are looking for the Living on Board (live aboard) provider for your Komodo trip, just let me know, so I can arrange it for you. Just email me at: mixedupalready@gmail.com .
There are many kinds of LOB providers depend on what your need and what kind of comfort level (start from AC or non-AC) do you want haha!

Indonesia - Flores - Komodo LOB trip - Kanawa Island - The beach and the coral

This is why they make the pier long, so the boat will not destroy the corals here – at Kanawa Island (Flores – Indonesia)

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