With an idyllic island location and thatched villas just feet from the shoreline, the Komodo Resort epitomises remote beauty. Marine life in the Komodo National Park is some of the most fascinating and diverse in the Indonesian archipelago, and the resort’s day cruises and stay-aboards are a superb way for experienced divers to access it, while beginners can stay closer to shore. For those who’d rather stick to snorkelling, there are beautiful coral gardens and reefs. The resort also allows immediate access to the islands and their most famous residents, the Komodo dragons.
When not diving, or looking for dragons, you can relax in your own private oasis. The resort’s teak bungalows are a few metres from the beach, with private terraces facing the sea. A number of traditional local boats are used for diving safaris, where guests sleep in shared cabins or on mattresses on deck, but for the diving cruises there are gorgeous schooners with air-conditioned wood-lined cabins. The restaurant serves classic Indonesian and traditional Italian dishes, and the small bar, with its sweeping sea views, is an ideal spot to unwind after a day exploring the water.
On the southern tip of tiny Sebayur Besar Island, about an hour and 40 minutes by boat from Labuan Bajo, the Komodo Resort is in one of the most extraordinary island locations in Indonesia.
World-class diving & snorkelling
Boat safaris & day cruises
Komodo dragon spotting
My partner and I both had some of the best diving experiences we’ve ever had, despite being at quite different skill levels. The diving safari in particular was a real highlight.
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When somewhere has as much hype as the Komodo Resort, there’s a lot to live up to, and the danger that it will feel underwhelming. We can confidently confirm that the Komodo Resort is the real deal, and absolutely worthy of its glowing reputation. It has everything you could want in an island resort: an extraordinary marine environment, experienced guides and diving instructors, well differentiated experiences, and plenty of relaxing onshore activities. This resort really sets the standard for diving-centred island hospitality.
Watching the rich diversity of marine life beneath the waves around Komodo is on the bucket list of many keen divers, and for excellent reason. These waters are home to a staggering array of creatures, from spiny devilfish and pygmy seahorses flitting around the coral on the house reef, to manta rays and reef sharks gliding through deeper waters. Whether you’re a beginner finding your underwater feet with a spot of snorkelling, or an experienced diver aiming to further their PADI qualifications with expeditions on live-aboard boats, the Komodo Resort covers all bases.
Enjoy a huge range of diving opportunities with the resort’s day trips and diving safaris, snorkel nearer to the shore, relax at the spa and enjoy meals with a stunning sunset backdrop at the restaurant.
Being in the Komodo National Park region means respecting certain sustainability criteria, including strongly discouraging guests from snorkelling straight from the beach as this risks damaging the fragile corals near the shore. Instead, guests are advised to snorkel from the private jetty which takes you straight out to the house reef. The resort has been sensitively designed to blend into its surroundings, and its thatched bungalows sit unobtrusively against the landscape.
We won’t be taking you to each of Indonesia’s 17,500 diverse islands, but this trip will have you exploring four of Indonesia’s islands - Java, Kalimantan, Bali and Komodo. From cruising the jungle waterways of Kalimantan’s rainforest and spotting orangutans, to soaking in the culture in Java to a few days relaxing on Bali and Komodo island - this is a trip full of beautiful contrasts.