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Kalong Island

Located between the Rinca and Pagparang Island, Kalong is a small island around Komodo National Park which is famous for its abundant mangrove forest and for the innumerable bats residing in its caves.

At first glance, the pristine, clear waters surrounding Kalong Island is enough for you to want to stay more, but there’s actually more to the island than its tempting waters — during the sunset, tourists can go on a sunset boat ride to see the famous bats in the island. Up to now, the island remains a mystery since a popular story from locals tells of someone who went to the island and never returned. If you arrive in the island a little early, you can enjoy snorkeling or diving in its clean, unpolluted water.



Kalong Island is located at East Nusa Tenggara near the Komodo Dragon National Park.


Opening Days and Hours

Kalong Island can be accessed anytime.


Entry Fee and Bookings

There is no entrance fee since you will only tour the island on a boat. The boat trip to Kalong island is included in different Bali Tours which range from USD 300 to USD 570.


How to Get There

  • Fly from Bali to Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo via Garuda Air.
  • From Labuan Bajo, proceed to the port to board the boat to Kalong Island.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends


Time to Spend

You can spend 2 hours exploring Kalong Island.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The most popular time to visit Kalong Island is during sunset when bats already start to come into view. Visit between April and September.



  • Boat ride
  • Snorkeling



If you are part of a tour, food will be provided to you in between visits to Komodo National Park and Kalong Islands. If you’re traveling DIY, you can opt to bring your own food.


Nearby Attractions

  • Komodo National Park
  • Kanawa Island



The nearest accommodations can be found in Labuan Bajo. Suggested hotels and inns like Laprima Hotel, Hotel Bintang Flores, The Jayakarta Suites, and Puri Sari Beach hotel offer rooms ranging from USD 50 to USD 170.

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