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A Great Guide for Visiting Kanawa Island, Labuan Bajo in 2023 

A Great Guide for Visiting Kanawa Island, Labuan Bajo in 2023

The charm of Labuan Bajo is hard to resist. One of beautiful natures is Kanawa Island. First, you can take a trip to Komodo National Park to meet the Komodo dragons, enjoy the incredible views of the many islands, then relax on the white beaches and discover the beautiful underwater world namely Kanawa Island.

Read this article for a great guide to Kanawa Island. We have prepared the information you need! 

Kanawa, A Peaceful and Wonderful Island

Kanawa Island is located away from Komodo Island and Rinca Island and is within the Komodo National Park area. Although it is not very big at almost 32 hectares, do not underestimate the beauty of the island. Upon arrival you will be greeted by pristine beaches, turquoise waters, beautiful views of nearby islands, colorful rocks and the sounds of nature. It is a great place for those looking for peace and quiet.

Way to Go

Kanawa Island is easily accessible, just 15 km from Labuan Bajo. First, land at Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo. You can continue your one-hour cruise or book a service with Nayara Cruise for the entire journey from Labuan Bajo. There is another place on the island called Kanawa Beach Resort. Military guests can enjoy free valet parking. This ferry departs from Labuan Bajo to Kanawa Island every day at 12:00 PM. Meanwhile, the boat will return to Labuan Bajo and depart WITA at 08:00.

Are you ready to relax and enjoy this island?

1. Snorkeling and Diving 

Kanawa Island
Fig. 1. Snorkeling at Kanawa Island

When you first arrive at the port, you will be stuck in crystal clear waters. Pack your swimsuit, snorkel and scuba gear and jump into the water. Equipment is provided by Nayara Cruise. 

The marine life around Kanawa Island is known as one of the best diving spots in Komodo National Park. You will see and encounter colorful rocks and thousands of small fish, starfish, crabs, manta rays and other amazing sea creatures. It will be an unforgettable experience.

2. Walk to the Top of Kanawa Hill

Kanawa Island
Fig. 2. Kanawa Island from the drone

There is a gentle hill in the middle of this island. All it takes is a short walk! You will enjoy incredible views of the ocean and distant islands. It’s a great place to take pictures.

3. Relax on the Beach

While on Kanawa Island, relax on the white sand. Immersion in the peaceful atmosphere will really heal you! I think I would have a lot of fun if I went with my kids! Leave your gear and just hit the beach, dip your toes in the water, learn to kayak or build sandcastles. Seeing her happy face was priceless. 

4. Enjoy The Sunset 

There is nothing better than sitting on the beach and watching the sunset after a long day of outdoor activities. The blue sky gradually disappeared and the warm orange light appeared. 

Accommodation at Kanawa Beach Resort 

Want to stay longer on Kanawa Island? Kanawa Beach Resort is ready to meet your needs. This is the only hotel in the country with comfortable rooms. In addition, services such as free Wi-Fi and free shuttle service are also provided. Plan a trip to Kanawa Island with Nayara Cruise! 

It’s a good idea to visit Kanawa Island on your next fall trip. The best time to visit the island is from June to August as there is little rainfall. Remember to always protect yourself by using sunscreen! 

Diving at Kanawa Island
Fig. 3. Leisure and Dive with Nayara Cruise

So, after reading this article, have you decided to go and discover Kanawa Island and experience the beautiful landscapes mentioned above? You should consider it, if you haven’t done it yet. We promise you won’t be disappointed! If you want to start living on board and dive sharing in Taka Makassar, you can choose our services here with Nayara Cruise now, you can choose our service here that offers an unexpected journey with an enjoyable experience during your Labuan Bajo trip in 2023 to dive and leisure. Come on and save your seat with us!


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