Manggarai Barat (West Manggarai) - Bidadari Island
Bidadari Island is one of four beautiful islands in West Flores and one of 26 small island near Komodo Island. Beside of Komodo Island, the other major islands are Rinca and Padar. The third island became as the Komodo National Park with 11 of the mountain/ hill as well as the highest peak is Mount Satalibo (± 735 meters above sea level). If you are visiting Komodo Island, one can say do not skip Bidadari Island because is just 10 minutes to cross the coast.
The land around the island is surrounded by hills, trees and beautiful white sand makes the island well-known as White Sand Beach. The island is suit for divers and snorkelers who want to enjoy underwater panorama. Most of tourists love to come here because they can see turquoise water with small waves. In some occasions, the beach is quite and it is good to enjoy nature. Sometime you will see tourists relaxing, diving and snorkeling around the island.
Bidadari Island is located in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. If you start your journey from Bali, you can take a flight to Labuan Bajo for 1.5 hours. From Labuan Bajo, you can take a boat for about 30 minutes. But, if you take a speedboat, it takes only 10 minutes. If you have reserved the room from the resort, they will pick you up from Labuan Bajo. Total area of Bidadari Island is 15 hectares and there are 10 cottages with five stars services and restaurant. The resort in the island provides you diving facility with international standard. The target of this facility is oversea tourists. The facilities in the cottages are mini bar, private terraces, hot water, doctor, laundry, security guard, and many more.
Bidadari Island is best place for amateur divers. Thus, if you are interested to dive, you can explore underwater life in the island. You will see coral reefs and marine life with colorful fishes from 5 meters depth. If you dive deeper, you may meet big turtle. However, if you cannot dive but curious to see underwater panorama, you can snorkel around the island to enjoy coral reefs. The beauty of marine life in Bidadari Island is still original. Thus, you will admire anytime you snorkel or dive. Diving spots around Labuan Bajo is well-known as the best diving spots in the world. It is no wonder divers from oversea come to Bidadari Island to enjoy diving package. Apart from diving and snorkeling, you still can do other water sport activities. Many interesting activities can be explored here. If you want to spend your holiday in a peaceful place, Bidadari Island is a perfect destination choice.