Pulau Folres This adventure begins at Labuan Bajo, a small shing village that has become the starting point for those travellers wishing to visit The Komodo National Park and its surrounding areas. Komodo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has been chosen as one of the New 7 Wonders
of Nature. It was founded in 1980 in order to protect the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard. The park includes the three larger islands Komodo, Padar and Rincah, and 26 smaller islands all covering a total area of 1,733 km2. One of the highlights on Komodo is Pink Beach, located in an uninhabited area of the island. This beach is one of only seven beaches in the world that owe their pink hue to a mixture of red and white sand. The water here is shallow making the beach ideal for swimming or snorkelling from. Other isles worth visiting while island hopping are Kanawa, Sebayur, Bidadari, Seraya and Sabolo.
For diving enthusiasts there are world-class dive sites either just o Komodo as well as the close site of Gili Banta, an unpopulated island just northwest of Komodo. Gili Banta features many nger like bays with crescent beaches and is well known for its large population of giant sea turtles and manta rays. The dive site here is said to be comparable with those of those of Raja Ampat.