Things to Do in Flores Island, Indonesia

We never run out of attractive tourist destinations in Indonesia, including the exotic Flores Island. Located on the east of Sumbawa and west of Solor, Flores Island Indonesia gives you one of the world’s best serene retreats with breathtaking surroundings and magnificent panorama with lots of activities offered. There are hundreds of natural wonders still untouched by human hands filled with the warm heart of local people.

Tourist Attractions in Flores Island, Indonesia

How can you resist the beauty of mangrove shores and exotic nature on Flores Island? Here, you can do interesting and exciting experiences and adventures, from challenging mountain climbing to visiting prehistoric cultural heritage sites. Many tourists have familiar with Labuan Bajo located in the western part of the island, and Komodo Island. However, there are more than the fishing town in the deep blue sea and the dragon on this island. The following are some other must-see attractions on Flores Island:

1. Mount Kelimutu and other trekking/hiking activity on Flores island

The most famous tourist attraction in Flores Island Indonesia is Mount Kelimutu with its crater lake that always changes in color from time to time. Presumably, the change in color is caused by chemical reactions of minerals due to the volcanic activity of the mountain. You can see this incredibly amazing phenomenon only on Flores Island, where the lake’s color may change from turquoise, green, red, and chocolate brown. Besides, the island is also an ideal place in Indonesia for doing the adventure trip of Hiking and trekking to the many active volcanoes and to the non-accessible tourist destination.

2. Hot Spring on Flores island

If you want to relax, try to visit some Hot Springs around Bajawa town called Malanage, So’a, and in Blidit, located 28 km from Maumere. The place is surrounded by a natural hot pool in the middle of the pristine jungle makes a perfect place to relax and get closer to nature.

3. Snorkeling and water tourism

If you want to experience challenging adventures, you can snorkel and scuba dive in the beautiful coast most notably Maumere, Komodo, and Riung.

The sparkling white sand beaches are perfect to see the variety of underwater life, where you can swim along with dolphins and dugongs as well as see the beautiful coral reefs. One of the beaches in Flores Island Indonesia even has pink sand.

4. Cultural experience

If you love to learn about the culture and history, every region on Flores Island offers its own unique culture and old tradition starting from east to west, where local people often still perform old way of traditions. 

One of the popular ethnic groups in the middle of Flores is Ngada Tribe with traditional houses and megalithic structures. Access to this village is easy and can be done by car. 

Heading to the western part of Flores, there is one of the famous traditional village that belongs to the Manggarai people. It is Wae Rebo Village. Wae Rebo is famous for its traditional houses that are made from traditional materials and techniques. here you can learn about the traditional way of life of the Manggarai People. The only way to catch this village is by  3 hours of trekking from the starting point and 5 hours from Labuan Bajo by car to the start point. 

You will see that Flores Island Indonesia is a beautiful and fascinating island, long hidden in the pristine nature that makes Flores a unique holiday destination on its own. Take some time and visit some wonders of Flores where you can enjoy the view of magnificent Mount Kelimutu view, dive in its clear water sea, swim in its hot spring and waterfalls, as well as the traditional culture of its indigenous people.