Scuba Junkie Komodo beach and dive resort is located around 15 Km South of the main port of Labuan Bajo in the stunning, quiet bay of Warloka.
Away from the hustle and bustle of town is Warloka, a laid-back fishing village that offers a secluded shoreline as well as a feel of going back in time.
An ancient former trading port, Warloka is a place where numerous historic artifacts like stone pillars, dolmens, daggers and spearheads, jewelry, and antique ceramics have been found. Some of these items are even estimated to date back to the Chinese Bronze Age, which presumably started around 2000 BC.
At present, more than 100 small to massive rocks and stone formations (as long as 5.7 meters), can be found at in ten different locations. It would take you around three hours to visit them all! However, you should not miss Warloka's most impressive dolmen (stone table), which is located on top of Warloka Hill. Up there, you will also be rewarded with an awesome panoramic view.
Scuba Junkie can arrange for a land tour on Komodo or Rinca island which is just a short boat ride from our resort.
The Indonesian government established Komodo National Park in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon (Varanus Komodoensis) of which there are only around 4,000 to 5,000 individuals in the wild and are on the IUCN list of Vulnerable species.
These incredible creatures can grow up to 3 meters long and weight up to 90 kg! Their saliva contains a toxic bacteria and once they have bitten their prey they will follow it until the animal succumbs to the bacteria and is weakened. Rinca is probably the easiest place to see the dragons as they congregate around the rangers station there.
Visit the village of Warloka which is a 15 minute walk away from Komodo beach resort.
Be sure to spend some time in the charming fishing town of Laban Bajo on the way back from the resort. The town offers many different types of restaurants that offer local and western food and lots of small interesting shops to browse around. From Labuan bajo its very easy starting point to explore the rest of Flores.
Trekking on mainland Flores to Mount Mbeliling is one of the best treks in the area to see Flora and Fauna and the giant Flores rat which is actually pretty cute! The trek starts about an hours drive away from Labuan Bajo.
About a 30 KM drive from Labuan Bajo and then a hike of 1 1/2 to 2 1 1/2 hours guided walk you can find this impressive waterfall. This canyon offers good hiking and swimming options as well as canyoning for the more adventurous!
Located just 4 km away from Labuan Bajo these stunning caves have white shining rock formation which, seen in a certain light, resembles large mirrors. At ther best between 9 and 10 a.m or if you want to see the bats and cave spiders then head over in the evening but bring a torch!
These villages located between 20 and 40 km from Labuan Bajo are a fantastic way to have a glimpse into the long-standing Manggaraian way of life. Observe their ceremonies, traditional wares and fares, the famous caci whip fight and farming activities.
Located east of Labuan Bajo in the Ende regency you can either fly there or take the more scenic, but windy, bus option. Please note that you will need about 4 days to do this comfortably.
This is a real must see when you visit Flores and the most popular time to climb the volcano is just in time for sunrise. There are three lakes that have different colors yet are at the crest of the same volcano. Tiwu Ata Bupu (Lake of Old People) is usually blue. The other two lakes, Tiwu Ko'o Fai Nuwa Muri (Lake of Young Men and Maidens) and Tiwu Ata Polo (Bewitched or Enchanted Lake) are separated by a shared crater wall and are typically green or red respectively.