The Komodo Islands
The home of the Komodo Dragon is somewhere people have often heard about , but aren't really too sure where it is and how to get there. There are 4 islands where the Komodo Dragon can be found and 2 of which are visited by tourists, Komodo Island and Rinca Island. You would not normally stay on either island as the accommodation is very basic. The best way to visit either island to spot the Komodo Dragon is to use Labuan Bajo as a base - the town you fly into on Flores Island - or to travel on a live aboard boat. The latter is the most relaxing and luxurious way to do it. Of course sightings can never be guaranteed, but they are common as they enjoy lounging around the ranger's centre. Komodo & Rinca islands are very dry & arid in nature, so the flora is not that impressive, but this makes it easier to spot the lizards as it is more difficult for them to hide. The majority of people travel here to spot the world's largest lizard, but aside from that the snorkelling and diving in the area is some of the best in Indonesia.