East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia – The Pink Beach located in Komodo Island is for me one of the most picturesque destinations in Indonesia. The stunning beach has crystal clear waters and of course, you can enjoy the unique sight of the pinkish sands. It’s a must visit for beach lovers, photographers and adventurers alike.
Why is the beach pink in Komodo Island?
With our morning spent with the Komodo dragons, a jaunt to the beach was next. After docking on Pink Beach, the reason behind its name surfaced. Pantai Mera, as it is known in the local language, got its pink hues from the red corals crushed by the waves and then mixed with the grains of sand.
Contrasted by clear turquoise waters, Pink Beach is every beach lover’s dream.
When it comes to beaches, pink is my new obsession. And from the first sight of Komodo Island Pink Beach, I was in love!
Until the rangers tell you to be careful to venture too far because you might encounter a Komodo dragon. Yikes! Thankfully we didn’t encounter one during our short stay there.
Although there were a few trees that offer shade from the bright, hot, and unforgiving sun, the landscape at Pink Beach is mostly of dry grassland. The bushes and the rolling hills were mostly in shades of brown during our visit.
After eating our lunch in the small gazebo, we explored the hills on one side for a bird’s eye view of Pink Beach. The picturesque views made the short climb and the searing heat all worth it. The pink blush glows under the midday sun.
Can you swim in Pink Beach Komodo Island?
The beauty of Pink Beach does not end on the surface, for under the water also lies its charm. Filled with colorful corals and marine life, you will probably spend more time underwater than you do on land.
Although this has now become a popular spot after visiting the Komodo dragons in Loh Liang (Komodo Island), it is still a must-see because how often do you get to see a Pink Beach, right? 😉
Quick Guide to Komodo Island Pink Beach
Sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, diving
How to get to Pink Beach from Komodo Island:
15 mins by boat from Loh Liang boat jetty
How to get around Komodo National Park from Labuan Bajo: (Komodo Island tours)
There are many tour operators from Labuan Bajo’s main street that cater to different budgets and time. Check also for the park fees and additional fees.
You can rent a speedboat, local boat, or shared boat from Labuan Bajo pier to get you around the islands. You can also arrange your transportation to Komodo National Park via your hotel or guesthouse.
How to get to Labuan Bajo from Bali:
Take a flight from Bali (DPS) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) Travel time: 50 minutes.
Where to stay in Labuan Bajo:
We stayed in La Prima Hotel which offers a breakfast buffet and a nice pool as well. My room was spacious and has its own balcony. You can check for availability and discounted rates at Booking or Agoda.
Other places you can stay in Labuan Bajo:
Points to remember:
Always be a responsible traveler and practice the Leave No Trace principles. Don’t try to take that pink sand and dispose of your trash properly. Make sure to take care of your skin by reapplying sunscreen and hydrating frequently.
Need more Komodo National Park tips? Read more below:
- Komodo National Park: Indonesia’s very own Jurassic World
- Padar Island: This hike will give you views for days
- Kanawa Island: Chillin’ in Paradise
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Disclosure: This trip was made possible by Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia for Trip of Wonders 2016. But still, all opinions, comments, and biases are my own.
Have you been to a Pink Beach? How was your experience?
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