Komodo Island ?
Komodo island, a part of the Lesser Sunda group of Indonesian islands, lies on the southwestern coast of Asia, the rugged terraced habitat of this 3m-wide dragon-ape reptile makes it a perfect place for study. The island’s terrain is composed of flat limestone hills, black volcanic sand and forests. Its surrounding waters of tropical mangrove swamps, coastal forest and emerald waters are legendary for snorkelling. It is also an excellent place for surfing.
To get to the jewels of this Indonesian island you need to hire a boat that can take you to the centre of the land and then return you to shore. A charter boat will take you to the eastern end of Komodo island where the western end of the road begins. You will notice that the boats pass through waterfalls and head out to sea to reach the mainland. At the western end of the park, there are a wide and beautiful expanse of sand and a harbour filled with fishing boats waiting to take tourists and locals to try their fortune at fishing, snorkelling or swimming.
Most visitors to Komodo island and other parts of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia come to see the birds and the wild animals that call these waters home. There are about two hundred species of birds that can be sighted during just one trip through the waters. These include yellow-headed Amazon, red-footed boobies, silver flycatcher, Black-cheeked Amazon, spotted seatrout, spotted sea eagle and masked flying fish birds. Lesser Sunda Island’s waters are teeming with sharks, but tourists should stay well away from them if they want to get a real view of these amazing creatures. Tourists have reported that although the sharks may be friendly to people they do not eat children.
On the island of Rinca Island, about thirty minutes south of Denpasar on the west coast of Java, tourists can view one of the best sites in all of South-East Asia. The Rinca lagoon, or Rinca Stupefaya as it is locally known, is a man-made oasis that has been created by the local people using a volcanic rock as its primary foundation. For years this oasis has provided a place for Rinca Indians to escape the violence of the outside world and spend time relaxing by the river watching the miracles of nature. Although it was once home to many endangered tribes of forest animals, it is now protected and open to tourist.
Travellers who wish to see the sights, feel the air, smell the saltwater and swim with the dolphins will find that Rinca Island is just the thing for them. There is no doubt that the island offers a unique experience, but tourists must keep in mind that although the island is indeed beautiful there are strict rules and regulations that tourists must follow. These rules are in place to protect the Komodo dragons which are native to the island and are an iconic part of Indonesian culture.
If you wish to explore the wonders, beauty and exotic smells of Indonesia and Komodo Island then your journey will begin on TNA Tubu Bay. The scenic bay is found only on the north side of the island. The island’s north coast is home to the national park of Rinca. This national park houses more than two hundred species of birds including blue-footed boobies, white-tipped sharks, stingrays, kingfishers and more. TNA Tubu Bay is another great option for bird watching lovers as over twenty species can be seen.
If you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful activity to do on your trip to Indonesia’s north coast then nothing beats scuba diving in the islands waters. Most tour operators will arrange this activity as a part of their trip packages, which means all accommodation, food and drink are included. However, if you wish to learn something new during your trip to Indonesia, then why not try to get a license for scuba diving. Many people now come here to see the amazing marine life and it is possible to receive a certification upon arrival. If you wish to see the marine life up close, you will need to obtain a marine monitor. The marine monitor is basically a device that helps you to locate and watch the different marine life on the open sea by sound.
For those who have a taste for history and culture, then you may want to visit Flores de Horlivo. It is believed to be one of the oldest towns in the Western Visayas. This old town sits on a bay surrounded by hills. This natural landmark makes this town perfect for nature lovers and the curious. There is an abundance of historical buildings such as churches, steeples and other buildings dating from the Spanish, Dutch or Portuguese era.