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Kanawa Island, Komodo

Kanawa Island in Komodo National Park

Unwind on Pristine Beaches and Discover Vibrant Coral Reefs

What you need to know about Kanawa

Kanawa Island, located within the boundaries of Komodo National Park in Indonesia, is a small but stunning destination known for its pristine beaches and vibrant coral reefs. This idyllic island is a perfect spot for relaxation and underwater exploration, offering visitors a serene escape from the more crowded tourist spots in the region.

The clear, shallow waters around Kanawa Island are ideal for snorkeling and diving, featuring healthy coral gardens teeming with marine life. Snorkelers and divers can expect to see a variety of colorful reef fish, sea turtles, and even small reef sharks. The island itself is surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches and offers excellent opportunities for sunbathing and beachcombing.

For those not diving, Kanawa Island also offers fantastic snorkeling opportunities right off the beach, as well as hiking trails that provide breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Interesting facts about Kanawa Island

Getting there: The best way to explore Kanawa Island is by liveaboard, which offers convenient access to the island's top dive sites. Alternatively, you can fly to Labuan Bajo and take a short boat ride to the island.

Best time to visit Kanawa Island: The ideal time for diving is during the dry season from April to December, when water temperatures range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F) and visibility is at its best.

Diving Conditions: Kanawa Island features water depths from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet), making it suitable for all levels. The currents are generally mild, providing a relaxed diving experience.

Our liveaboard trips: Several liveaboards visit Kanawa Island, offering trips that typically last 7-10 days. These trips often include other top Komodo National Park dive sites, such as Batu Bolong and Manta Point.

A little-known fact: The island of Kanawa has two bulging hills with fantastic panoramic view from the pinnacle.

Pictures of Kanawa

Kanawa Island, Komodo
Kanawa Island, Komodo
Kanawa Island, Komodo

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