Not just notable as the habitat of the Komodo dragon, this island is part of the National Park named after it and renowned for its dramatic terrain where hillsides transition from emerald to a volcanic red through the year. To the east of Komodo, lies Flores, an island christened by Portuguese colonists and home to areas where few tourists have ventured.
Ideal to explore by chartered vessel, Komodo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a good reason and seasoned travelers will love deviating from the more obvious choices of Bali or Java and perhaps twinning these two islands in an adventure to experience authenticity, dolphins, dragons and brightly colored reefs and their inhabitants. Imagine river canyons, turquoise lakes in the craters of conical volcanoes, winding roads, forests and small thatched villages, this is Flores. More to do with its beauty than flora, from the island there is easy access Komodo National Park and exceptional diving hotspots.