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J, Labuan Bajo, Flores 86554, Indonesia
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

White sands and nice beach and fantastic to snorkel. Theres a cafe where we can sit and chill. You have to pay for the table there and it cost you 100.000 indonesian rupiah

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MonSyL
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

I’ve had better snorkeling, it’s very shallow though so for beginners is ok. They claim to charge you 100.000 just to sit on their chairs and there is one hut which sells waters and snacks. Would Hard pass if there were other options like spending...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

a nice beach and not busy at all. is a beautyfull island and good snorkling. there is one restaurant with ok food. you get there by boat from labuan and it takes about 1 hour. just go to the harbour and ask anybody with a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank lindaaaatje
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

The beach is very beautiful and the snorkeling was one of the best of all our trip in Komodo. It looks like a giant aquarium. A must do!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Betinhalves
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

This was our last stop on our tour with Alexandria tours. Beautiful snorkeling out 200 meters from the jetty. You can swim off the beach but snorkeling is much better out off the arrival jetty. Small shop for cold drinks including beer. Very pretty spot

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Karina H
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Last stop on our day trip and beautiful beach, amazing snorkelling in the shallows. All round lovely stop off

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mcleodalimc
Reviewed April 24, 2018

We stopped there after a long day of snorkeling and had a beer. Then we went back in the water and snorkeled right off the beach. It was great!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lulusurfdog
Reviewed April 17, 2018

a very nice island and clean white sand, we like swimming in the aquarium in the company of various types and colors of beautiful fish

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jinyuang2018
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

We visited Kanawa as part of a daily trip around the islands, the water is great for snorkelling and plenty to see there. The beach was spotless and the whole place was almost deserted so we really enjoyed our peace and quiet.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 85jasnabee
Reviewed April 17, 2018

This is one of many quiet islands in this area with a beautiful beach and crystal clear water. We found it a perfect place for snorkeling on our 3 day and 2 night excursion. The coral reefs and sea creatures below were fascinating! The water...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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October 18, 2018|
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Response from ZacharyMarret | Reviewed this property |
Yes, private boats are available at various hours of the day.
April 16, 2018|
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Response from Michael Y | Reviewed this property |
Frankly, by traveling that far, I'd suggest just taking the tour ( or just hanging out on the beach, we saw Komodos on the beach, not the tour of the park). It's a long boat ride to only see two spots (at least add in more... More
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Response from Texonesian | Reviewed this property |
I spent only 2 nights there, and several people that I know of stayed for just one night.
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Daytrip to Kanawa island (1 Replies)
Hi, I will be visiting Labuan Bajo next 14-19 of august with my kids and friends (5 total). We want to make a trip by fast boat to Komdo Island, maybe another trip to Rinca. But we want to snorkel also. One of the options is to go to Kanawa Island for a day trip because you can snorkel off the beach there and it should be very good I read. Can anyone tell me how to get there for a day trip with 5 persons and what it can cost? Any other tips for snorkling are welcome too.
August 10, 2014|
Response frominfoaddict|
Hi, Never done it, but Kanawa Island Resort tell me it's 450,000 IDR for a private charter. Don't know if it's a fast boat though or how many it will carry. Possibly email them as they are quite good at info and replies. Snorkelling is indeed fantastic off the island. Trust me - you'll wish you stayed there for a night or two :)
Toronto, Canada
Seraya/Kanawa-Labuan Bajo (5 Replies)
I was thinking of doing a loop from Labuan Bajo to Seraya, then Kanawa and back to LB. Or LB-Kanawa-Seraya-LB instead. Is it possible to go between Seraya Island and Kanawa Island without going through LB? Thanks.
March 06, 2011|
Response fromrockterrigal|
i'm going in april and the losman on seraya does a free pickup/drop off from LB when booking acccommodation. maybe kanawa will pick up or seraya will drop off. here is the contact i'm using for seraya. serayu island Mobile +62 (0)81 339495244 Email: fransisoan@yahoo.com 250 000 rups per night b/fast included
Ottawa, Canada
Amed: good snorkelling? (1 Replies)
I am going back to Bali in May and I was wondering how good the snorkelling was in Amed? What kind of fish can I expect to see? I went to Kanawa Island on Flores last year and the snorkelling was outstanding. I don't expect the snorkelling in Amed to be as good but I'm hoping it could be fun enough. Thanks!
March 20, 2015|
Response fromrockterrigal|
haven't been to kanawa but was at bidari and seraya and amed isnt as good. still there are a number of snorkelling spots and it is okay. there's a few spots along the coast towards candidasa that look okay too but haven't done them. thee are a few offshore islands from candidasa that are different but currents can be very strong. worth looking into nusa penida - some good spots there.