Kanawa Island

Our sleep wasn’t so good last night as in the middle of the night the wind was blowing strongly and made the ship moved to the right and left but we were too sleepy to come out from our bed and ask the Captain. The wind was still strong in the morning so when we wake up, the Captain moved the ship to the other side of the island which was calmer.

Good Morning Sunshine

Can you spot the sea gulls?

Our last Breakfast on a boat

Kanawa Island

Kanawa Island is only 15 km away from Labuan Bajo. It has two bulging hills with fantastic panorama from its hilltop. Covering only 32-hectare, the island is a hideout from the hidden, yet so close to the burgeoning harbor of Labuan Bajo.

Kanawa island is fringed with a bed of coral reefs teeming with colorful fish all around. The sea has turquoise color and exceptionally calm and clear, perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

There is Bungalow in Kanawa Island which you can rent at IDR 250K per night. Kanawa can also be base to explore Komodo National Park if you don’t want to do a liveaboard.

I’ve been to Kanawa island back in 2010, also before sailing back to Labuan Bajo. But at that time it was raining the whole morning so we couldn’t do anything. But I was told that the reefs around Kanawa Island are pretty. So now that we have a clear and sunny sky we are going to do some snorkeling around the island.

Snorkeling Kanawa’s reef

Our Lovely Boat. Captain Adi and his Crews

We had our last lunch in the boat after snorkeling before sailing back to Labuan Bajo. This is my second time doing liveaboard in Komodo National Park and it’s a different experience everytime. I am happy that we did this because I got visit some sites that I couldn’t or didn’t know it existed before such as Padar island which was only discovered in 2013.

Deep gratitude to Captain Adi and the boat crews Pak Rio and Pak Adi. You have made our liveaboard trip so enjoyable and memorable. Thank you also to Pak Jeffry Buana who again have made sure we got a nice boat and competent Captain and boat crews. I highly recommend him to help arrange your trip to Labuan Bajo or Flores.

Jeffry picked us again at the port and we went to airport to drop Hubby as he needed to go to office the next day. Kiddos and I still had another night in Labuan Bajo.

Jeffry took us for a quick photo stop in Bukit Cinta to look at the view.

We checked in to Bintang Flores for tonight, a very nice 4 star hotel. In the past this was the most luxurious hotel in the area. But now there are 5 star hotels like Ayana and Plataran.

We had dinner in Mediterannio and met up with Dian and family. She was also in Labuan Bajo but they were doing day trip instead of Liveaboard. Mediterannio is pretty popular and the tables are all reserved.

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