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Kanawa Island

Kanawa Island, located at the edge of the Komodo National Park, is a famous tourist destination where guests can enjoy activities such as snorkeling, diving, and boat tours.

Like its neighboring islands, Kanawa Island is a hidden paradise that tourists can see after visiting Komodo National Park. Since it is off the beaten path, Kanawa Island’s waters are pure, unpolluted, and filled with interesting marine life — the water is so clear, guests won’t only be enjoying a refreshing dip, they can also see colourful starfish, different kinds of sea animals, and even baby sharks! If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try hiking the nearby hills — it’s a great way to get a full view of the island’s beauty.



Kanawa Island is located within the Komodo National Park.


Opening Days and Hours

The island can be accessed anytime.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Guests have to pay IDR 50,000 (USD 3.72).


How to Get There

  • Fly from Bali to Labuan Bajo via Lion Air, Garuda Indonesia, and Batik Air.
  • From Labuan Bajo, proceed to the port and board a shuttle boat to Kanawa Island that leaves at 12:00.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families


Time to Spend

You can spend at least half a day to 3 days in Kanawa Island.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit Kanawa Island is between April and September, Indonesia’s summer season.



  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking



Food options are limited in Kanawa Island but visitors can enjoy delicious Indonesian and Western dishes in Starfish Restaurant.


Nearby Attractions

  • Komodo Dragon National Park
  • Kalong Island



Since camping and bales are no longer allowed, the only place to stay at Kanawa Island is the Kanawa Beach Bungalow Resorts. The rate per bungalow is around IDR 700,000 (USD 53) which can be high considering the unimpressive state of the houses.

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