Kanawa Island, East Nusa Tenggara

Kanawa Island is one of the small beautiful islands in Komodo National Park.  It is close to Labuan Bajo, the capital city of West Manggarai. The island offers an amazing view of a small hill and beautiful beaches.

The island keeps its natural, no villagers on the island; it is the best hopping island for Komodo tours. If you take a private boat, you may arrange to visit this island for your great day tour. It is a much-relaxing place to spend your day.

In summer you can see the clear blue sky over the island, a perfect view with some trees on the Island. There is a small pier on the island, so you can reach the island easily by boat from Labuan Bajo. The island is managed under the West Manggarai Government.

Getting to Kanawa Island

Kanawa is approximately 1 1/2 hours from Labuan Bajo. Here is how to get to Kanawa:

  • Flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo and then get on the boat tour
  • Join the boat tour from Labuan Bajo
  • A private high speedboat from Labuan Bajo

The boat tour, Phinisi, and high speedboat offer a daily departure from Labuan Bajo. Liveaboard on Phinisi boat can spend 2 or 3 days on Komodo National Park. You can cover Kanawa on your tour itinerary.

Things to do on the Island

Once you arrive at the island, you will feel the perfect island vibrancy. The island is amazing with its white sandy beaches, beautiful corals, and many more. Here are the things recommended in your daily activities in Kanawa:

  • Snorkeling and swimming
  • Hiking to the top of the island for a great view
  • Sunbathing or relaxing on the island
  • Taking pictures

The island offers beautiful live corals, crystal clear water, and a variety of fish. It is a perfect island for your water activity.

Interesting Places near the Island

There are some beautiful places to visit near Kanawa Island:

  • Kelor Island
  • Manta Point
  • Padar Island
  • Pink Beach
  • Labuan Bajo

These places also offer amazing day activities such as snorkeling and hiking. Book a Komodo tour in advance to get space to reach the Island.