Batu Cermin Cave

Batu Cermin Cave, Labuan Bajo: Hours, Address, Batu Cermin Cave Reviews: 3.5/5

Batu Cermin Cave
3.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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3.5
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Terrible
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Yanaaus
46 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
Located not far from the town centre, the cave has a short but scenic walk to the entrance. Unfortunately we went in dry season when apparently it is less spectacular due to the absence of lakes inside (the name of the cave means reflection cave). A guide takes you through, the tour is not too long and taxing. Not bad for a quick visit but probably not worth going out of your way for.
Written June 19, 2013
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michealbryant
York, Australia117 contributions
Jul 2013
Its a very short drive out of town. A little pricey for the guide but all money seems like it pays for maintenance and protection so that's good. Guide pretty good. Cave is pretty ordinary if you have done caves before. Nice helmets supplied...not smelly at all so may havebeen rereplaced since earlier review. The spiders are not spiders as they only have six legs so cannot be poisonous like other reviews have mentioned. The guides make a point of finding one as a bit of a point of interest but not that exciting unless you like big bugs. Not spiders. The mirror effect is not that cool either. Visit middle of day for best effect. Bring water. All in all not worth planning a big trip around but if you have time it's ok and I liked it. A little bit of bending which is fun to get through small bends so no good if you have a bad back or inflexible.
Written July 15, 2013
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MrWorldTraveler
United States108 contributions
Oct 2019
I would say this place while not a MUST SEE was certainly convenient to go. It's about 15-20 min from town center. The entire trip can be done in about 2 hours so it's a convenient place to go on a short notice or sometime to kill.
I hired one of the guys at my hotel and he took me there for 30k on his moped. Entrance fee to the cave is also 50k for foreigners. My hotel guy/ was not charged so he went in with me.
You don't really need any guide as it's pretty self explanatory since it's just a cave with clear paths!
Remember to bring a flashlight as the cave is pitch black once you go inside. Good thing I had my cell phone and we just used it as my light. Helmets are provided so use it to protect your noggin! otherwise you risk injury as some parts of the ceiling is low and the rocks are sharp!
Written November 25, 2019
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speechsoul
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia33 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
The walk towards the cave is this beautiful bamboo forest. You don’t really need a guide as it is well sign posted. Do wear the hard hats provided at the cave entrance as you can easily bump your head inside the cave and don’t forget to use a torch as it is pitch black inside most parts of the cave. You would have to squat or do duck walks for short distances inside the cave. It was fun to explore although I wouldn’t say the mirror aspect of it was anything spectacular. The whole experience however is worthwhile.
Written January 6, 2020
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Jodie B
23 contributions
Dec 2019
An amazing and unique place still trapped back in time that has its own wonderful adventures and sights. Diverse culture that can also provide 5 star luxury at very affordable rates. Highly recommend if you want an Island adventure.
Written January 5, 2020
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aril993
Bali, Indonesia5 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
Batu cermin cave or Mirror stone cave , located in labuan bajo, west manggarai regency. Good cave with the marine fosil inside the cave. Lot of mongkey arround the cave, welcome you with the naughty smile. Most recomended for labuan bajo city tour.
Written March 22, 2015
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b45ti
Jakarta4 contributions
Jun 2013 • Friends
Don't waste your time visiting this place. It is the worst cave i have ever been. A lot of mosquitoes. The place is small. Don't forget to bring flashlight.
Written June 13, 2013
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vanadia7
Cardiff, UK276 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I had quite low expectations of this cave based on the TripAdvisor reviews, and was expecting it to be a quick photo stop.

Instead it was an in depth tour of the cave. The cave entrance is beautiful with hanging vines and tree roots. We were given helmets and had to crawl through parts of the cave which made it feel like an adventure. We saw fossils of coral, fish and even a turtle. There were several bats hanging from the ceiling, and even some bats flying around. Interesting stalagmites and stalactites. Lots of great photo opportunities. There is also umbrella rock to see on the way back to the car park. Be warned though, it can be very hot and we did get very sweaty, and there are mosquitos during the day here!

Overall a fun quick tour and definitely worth a visit.
Written January 19, 2020
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Kean T
Singapore, Singapore48 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
Go only if u have never visit a cave before, have extra time to kill or extra money to throw away!!!
Entrance fee cost 50000. Basically u can see everything in less than 15 mins time. Nothing spectacular..U won't lose out anything if u don't visit it. Regret not listening to the advices here not to visit.
Written August 8, 2019
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rprestonjr@yahoo.com
Beijing, China22 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Make sure you go at the right time of day or you’ll miss the “highlight” of the experience like we did. They nicknamed this place Mirror Cave for the effect the sun has on a particular area within the cave when it shines in. I believe it’s around noon. Check before you go! Aside from that, it’s a quick visit- maybe an hour side-trip if you want to kill some time. Small bats, a sea turtle and coral fossils, other evidence that the area had been under water, etc.
Written February 20, 2019
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