Judging by its name, Flores, meaning ‘Flowers,’ is one of the most beautiful places on earth. While it’s not known for its flowers, the Island is a haven for numerous underwater features. Most tourists visit the Island to explore the hidden world beneath the ocean. For your vacation, there’s no better place you can visit. Right from your arrival at the Island, you are met with breathtaking views, fantastic scenery, and very friendly people. Throughout your stay, there’s not a chance for you to get bored. Whether you’re with your friends, family, or lover, you can’t miss the Indonesian Magic offered on this Island. There are numerous activities to enjoy here. However, below are a few activities you shouldn’t leave the Island without trying out.
1. A Visit to the Komodo Dragons
When visiting Flores, this is probably the first thing you should do. The Island is home to this unique type of Lizard known as the Komodo dragons. These animals are quite large for lizards, and possess’ venomous saliva to kill its prey. Who wouldn’t want to see such it? What’s more, the Lizard is commonly referred to as the ‘Modern dinosaur.’ There’s no other place in the world where you’ll see them again. So, why not make time to see them? However, ensure that you’re accompanied by a trained guide during this trip.
2. The Multicolor Lake
That’s right. There’s a lake that changes colors once in a while. Surprising? Well, Indonesia is closely associated with volcanic mountains all over the country. Flores is no exception. Among these mountains are the strange yet breathtaking Lakes Kelimuntu. These lakes have been observed to change colors once in a while. From blue to green to red to black, these lakes are a wonder to behold. Most of the villagers believe that it’s the souls of their dead ancestors. However, scientists have proven that it’s a result of the oxidation of Sulphur. You certainly don’t want to miss such an occurrence during your vacation.
3. Explore the Underwater World
Who said only pirates could explore the world underwater? You, too, can do it. Flores is filled with numerous water activities to help you explore life in the ocean.
If you’re adventurous enough, you can try snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, surfing, among other activities. Get to swim with the fish, see the breathtaking coral reefs and surf against the strong waves of the ocean.
If water isn’t your thing, you can always hire a boat to give you a tour of the Island. Get to experience sceneries from corners of the Island, from Labuan Bajo to Komodo and other areas of the Island. Find out why the underworld is a piece of art. A place too beautiful to miss.
4. Pink beaches
When you think you’ve had enough of the Island, visiting the rare pink beach is likely to put you in a good mood. It’s a romantic spot for you and your lover to enjoy your honeymoon. It’s also perfect for family trips. Being that there are only six other beaches in the world with these features, a chance to see it is incredible. Its color, however, doesn’t affect the activities you can accomplish at this Island.
5. Interact with the locals
You can never get the full Flores experience without interacting with the locals. The people are friendly and ready to help. Some families even allow tourists to stay in their homes. Doing this will enable you to enjoy their indigenous foods and cultures. You’ll also learn a thing or two about the Island and the best spots to visit on the Island.
There’s just so much you can do at Flores Island. So many activities, adventures, and friendships to create and enjoy. You can never fully exhaust the fun places on the Island. However, the above activities are the best activities you can try on the Island. With them, your vacation will surely be one you’ll live to remember.