Sea View Accommodation Labuan Bajo: Hotels in Labuan Bajo with the Best Views

If you’re looking to go Komodo dragon spotting, swimming with manta rays, or bask in the glory of a magnificent pink beach, your first stop is likely to be the seaside town of Labuan Bajo.

Labuan Bajo Indonesia in East Nusa Tenggara is the destination from which most Komodo Island tours depart to Komodo National Park. As most of these trips set sail first thing in the morning, chances are you’ll need a place to stay the night before and this quaint coastal town has some of the thee most stunning accommodation.

Labuan Bajo Indonesia in East Nusa Tenggara is the destination from which most Komodo Island tours depart to Komodo National Park. As most of these trips set sail first thing in the morning, chances are you’ll need a place to stay the night before and this quaint coastal town has some of the thee most stunning accommodation.

A Labuan Bajo hotel can range from an arm and a leg resort to a cosy yet stunning sea view hostel. Choosing where to stay in Labuan Bajo is, therefore, an easy task and boils down to preference on this island trip.

I absolutely love that most Labuan Bajo hotels are sea-facing so you’re truly spoiled for choice with jaw-dropping sunset views!

Not sure where to stay on your Labuan Bajo trip? I’ve short-listed the best hotels in Labuan Bajo for every price range. Accommodation in Labuan Bajo options has been chosen based on location, value for money, service, and reviews on Agoda.com or Tripadvisor

I have also specifically noted whether the Labuan Bajo accommodation has

  1. Sea view room options
  2. A restaurant
  3. Free WIFI
  4. Swimming pool
  5. and Shuttle service available to get around (unfortunately the regular taxi apps like Grab/GoJek and UBER are not available in Labuan Bajo).

So let’s dive right in and find the best hotel in Labuan Bajo for you!

IMPORTANT NOTE: In light of travel restrictions and it’s effects on tourism prices have not been stipulated in this article. They appear as a range: high-end, mid-range, and budget. These prices may continue to fluctuate during this time

High End Accommodation in Labuan Bajo

Inaya Labuan Bajo

The crème de la crème of Labuan Bajo! This luxury offering is located a stone’s throw from Wae Rana Beach and serves up spell-binding views of the ocean.

The décor is chic and contemporary but the views from the rooms and in particular the Phinizy BathroomYes this bathroom has a view too is just mind-blowing, Absolutely stunning!

If you thought these beautiful views were just limited to the rooms, I think the infinity pool view is literally the most insta-worthy spot in Labuan Bajo.

The restaurant and bar with a sunset cocktail is the perfect end to a day in Flores Labuan Bajo.

INAYA BAY KOMODO 
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: High-end
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: YES YES YES
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: Yes
SWIMMING POOL: Yes
WIFI: Yes
SHUTTLE SERVICE: No

Puri Sari Beach Hotel

Located outside the city, this oasis awards travellers a welcome escape from the bustle of city life and embraces you with serenity. Guests are treated to a panoramic ocean view from a private beach which makes for a jaw-dropping unfolding sunset scene.

Boasting an outdoor open massage gazebo, could one ask for much more of a passing-through trip? Labuan Bajo resorts like this are great for families with large rooms and sizeable villas.

Puri Sari Labuan Bajo is located approx. 2 km away from the city, a shuttle service is available to pick and drop you off with due arrangement.

PURI SARI BEACH HOTEL
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: High-end
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: YES
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: YES
SWIMMING POOL: YES
WIFI: YES
SHUTTLE SERVICE: YES

Plataran Komodo Beach Resort

Dreamy, tranquil, and breathtaking. Plataran Labuan Bajo is an ocean resort that epitomizes an island getaway with bungalows designed with rustic and contemporary décor and a private beach area for beach lounging and sunset sundowners.

Villas boast stunning and romantic four-poster beds, some with outdoor showers and lovely private terraces. Due to its location, a shuttle service is used for visiting Labuan Bajo which can also be arranged with the hotel. This is definitely a lovely slice of heaven in Labuan Bajo Flores.

PLATARAN KOMODO BEACH RESORT
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: High-end
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: YES
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: YES
SWIMMING POOL: YES
WIFI: YES
SHUTTLE SERVICE: YES

Mohini Resort Labuan Bajo

Mohini Labuan Bajo Komodo Resort is the pinnacle of tropical style! With its chic and minimal rattan and bamboo furnishing and Polynesian island-style, it’s a place travellers will return to!

The pool is a sanctuary and with the resort surrounded by hills, a walk to the top at sunset makes for a spectacular evening sight! Unfortunately no view from the room, but from the pool and restaurant, it’s a winner for where to stay in Labuan Bajo!

MOHINI KOMODO RESORT
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: High-end
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: Only the suite
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: Yes
SWIMMING POOL: Yes
WIFI: Only in the suite and restaurant
SHUTTLE SERVICE: No

Sudamala Seraya Labuan Bajo

The Seraya is not actually located in Labuan Bajo but on Seraya Kecil Island. The Seraya is something that would catch any wanderluster’s eye whilst scrolling on Instagram.

This hotel is basically set in a little slice of private paradise. The beach is beautiful, the snorkelling and house reef are great (guests have reported seeing baby sharks and squid swimming around), and the sea a perfect shade of aqua. It’s an amazing setting to completely escape and unwind.

The Seraya Labuan Bajo provides 200 metres of private beach, an outdoor pool, and a unique restaurant built from bamboo. Guests can also enjoy free access to snorkelling equipment, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards.

Every room at the hotel has a balcony so you truly can experience the ocean at your doorstep.

SUDAMALA RESORT LABUAN BAJO
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: High-end
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: Yes
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: Yes
SWIMMING POOL: Yes
WIFI: Yes
SHUTTLE SERVICE: Yes

SIDE NOTE: Are there are hotels in Komodo Island? No, there are no Komodo Island hotels. Hence there is a need to stay in Labuan Bajo if you choose not to stay on the boat. A Komodo boat/liveaboard is the accommodation Komodo island offers as the alternative to day trips from Labuan Bajo.

TRAVELIST FYI: Are there are hotels on Komodo Island? No, there are no Komodo Island hotels. Hence there is a need to stay in Labuan Bajo if you choose not to stay on the boat. A Komodo boat/liveaboard is the accommodation Komodo island offers as the alternative to day trips from Labuan Bajo.

Mid Range Accommodation Labuan Bajo

Villa Domanik Labuan Bajo

Nestled in the hilltops of Labuan Bajo, this Villa Labuan Bajo accommodation is a sanctuary and tranquil environment for those looking for solitude.

The views are to die for especially at sunrise and sunset, although it’s set away from the city, they offer a great shuttle service to get you to the nearest restaurants and bars.

A bonus is a stunning infinity pool with a brilliant view of the marina. Labuan Bajo ocean views at this impressive villa are unfortunately limited to this common area, but worth sticking around for.

VILLA DOMANIK
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: Mid-Range
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: No
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: No (but serves breakfast)
SWIMMING POOL: Yes
WIFI: Yes
SHUTTLE SERVICE: Yes

Bayview Gardens Labuan Bajo

Bayview Gardens Hotel is located in the heart of the city this is a great offering for those looking for a great location with lovely views and well-dressed rooms.

Although there have been reservations regarding the need to walk up several steps to get to these delightful suites, the views are truly spectacular.

BAYVIEW GARDENS LABUAN BAJO
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: Mid-Range and High end
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: Yes
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: Yes
SWIMMING POOL: Only for the apartment suite
WIFI: Yes
SHUTTLE SERVICE: Yes

Sunset Hill Hotel

The trip from the airport is so quick, blink and you’ll miss it. Situated high on the Labuan Hilltops and offering a stunning view of the marina, Labuan Bajo hotels like this are an affordable alternative to what you’d get in Bali for HALF THE PRICE!

They also have a complimentary shuttle service that runs at certain times during the day for easy access to downtown restaurants and bars should you wish to experience some inner-city buzz.

Although there are a few steps to get to the rooms, the rooms are simple but clean and spacious with a private balcony to enjoy a brilliant sunrise

SUNSET HILL HOTEL
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: Mid-Range
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: Yes
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: Yes
SWIMMING POOL: No
WIFI: Yes
SHUTTLE SERVICE: Yes

TOP TIP: If you’re not staying in Labuan Bajo and doing the day trips to Komodo, I highly recommend staying on a Phinisi. Labuan Bajo trips to Komodo Island leave from the harbour and the Phinisi boat tour is one of the best for mid-range and budget travellers looking for a comfortable live on board. Labuan Bajo hotels stay make for a great night before and night after sleep post-Komodo Islands Boat Tour.

Green Hill Boutique Hotel

Located in the heart of the city, this a great option for people looking for a quick over-nighter in a strategic location and stunning harbour views.

The rooms offer sea-facing and garden view rooms, but there are a good few steps to get there. They also have a delightful hidden rooftop for lovely a sunset. Labuan Bajo views like these are for every budget!

Due to its central location and lack of sound-proofing if you’re a light sleeper and in need of rest, this might not be your option, but if you’re looking for a place that’s close to the buzz and provides affordable ocean views and great coffee then this is definitely the one to choose!

GREEN HILL BOUTIQUE HOTEL
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: Budget and Mid-Range
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: Yes
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: Yes
SWIMMING POOL: No
WIFI: Yes
SHUTTLE SERVICE: No

Still not sure where to stay? Labuan Bajo hotels are plentiful Check Agoda

Sylvia Hotel and Resort

Hotel Sylvia Labuan Bajo is a gem on Waecicu Beach.

What’s fabulous about that is the option to have guest rooms that literally walk out onto the beach. Does it get any better?

The beach has lovely shaded trees and just a few steps from the rooms are turquoise waters with some stunning corals.

Canoes can be easily rented from the resort and you can head out to a neighbouring island to find more sea-life and beautiful coral gardens

The beach and sea view villas are metres from the waterfront and with your own beach slice makes for a perfect intimate Labuan Bajo sunset

This is the most affordable paradise in Labuan Bajo and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

SYLVIA HOTEL BEACH RESORT
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: Budget and Mid-Range
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: Yes
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: Yes
SWIMMING POOL: Yes
WIFI: Yes
SHUTTLE SERVICE: Yes

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Eco Tree Hotel and Resort

Eco Tree Labuan Bajo is located in the heart of the city. Many travellers have been misled but it’s the initial nondescript appearance from the roadside and entry hall, but views from the rooms are wonderful.

The use of timber furniture and stone cladding is really interesting, it’s humble and full of character.

Even more special is the gorgeous rooftop restaurant. The Eco tree hotel Labuan Bajo rooms offer sea and harbour views and a place to experience magnificent sunsets.

Its location in the heart of the city may be a deterrent to some regarding the noise and bustle, but it also means easy access to restaurants, shops, and cafes within walking distance. If you’re looking for a vibrant hotel embodying Labuan Bajo, this is the place to stay.

ECO TREE O’TEL
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: Mid Range
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: Yes
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: Yes
SWIMMING POOL: Yes
WIFI: Only in shared areas
SHUTTLE SERVICE: Yes

La Cecile Hotel Labuan Bajo

The view from this hotel is absolutely breathtaking. A gorgeous panoramic of the stunning Labuan Bajo ocean and pier. A magnificent infinity pool overlooks the fantastic views of the nearby islands.

Being situated out of the city allows for a tranquil stay on the hill, but shuttles can be arranged to take you to the city centre. Enjoy the sunset over on the poolside terrace or a scrumptious breakfast taking in the view.

LA CECILE HOTEL 
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: Mid-range
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: Yes
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: Yes
SWIMMING POOL: Yes
WIFI: Yes
SHUTTLE SERVICE: Yes

Golo Hilltop Hotel

Golo Hilltop Labuan Bajo may just slip into the budget accommodation section of this list however, there is nothing budget about the view! The view of the ocean is absolutely spectacular, along with the swimming pool’s dramatic sunset view, this hotel has all you need for a comfortable stay.

The hotel is a distance from the beach and the port but you can chat with them regarding arranging a taxi and getting around if you need to visit the city centre.

GOLO HILLTOP HOTEL
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: Mid-range
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: Yes
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: Yes
SWIMMING POOL: Yes
WIFI: Yes
SHUTTLE SERVICE: No

Budget Accommodation Labuan Bajo

Ciao Hostel Labuan Bajo

Ciao is one of the hostels in Flores that provides magnificent views of the greeny-blue ocean coupled with paralleled warm friendly staff. Nestled on a hilltop location in Labuan Bajo and only 1 km from Komodo Labuan Bajo Airport it is a great location for backpackers and budget travellers.

Guests can enjoy delicious food at the restaurant or relax on the terrace with refreshing drinks from the bar. The rooftop area with views of the ocean is picture-perfect, and there are plenty of common areas to just hang out with a beer and make a few new friends.

Hostels in Labuan Bajo clearly are not too bad at all! If you’re a budget traveller who prefers a chilled and laid-back vibe, this is the hostel for you.

CIAO HOSTEL
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: Budget
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: Yes
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: Yes
SWIMMING POOL: No
WIFI: Yes
SHUTTLE SERVICE: Yes

Seaesta Hotel and Hostel

This truly is paradise on a budget. The first thing I thought when seeing Seaesta Komodo Hostel was how instaworthy it was. It was like being in a fresh bohemian tropical paradise. From the white walls, bamboo furnishing, and modern island finishes, this truly is a treat for the eyes.

This property is high in demand for its affordability and value for money and it’s only a 15 min walk to the beach. With options for budget and mid-range travellers, hostel-style, private rooms, and even has private bathroom options. It’s a great spot to meet fellow travellers or enjoy a sunset cocktail with some live music on occasions at the poolside bar.

SEAESTA HOSTEL AND HOTEL
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: Budget and mid-range
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: No
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: Yes
SWIMMING POOL: Yes
WIFI: Yes
SHUTTLE SERVICE: No

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La Boheme Labuan Bajo

As per its namesake, La Boheme completely delivers the artsy, eclectic, and bohemian vibe in Labuan Bajo. Only 600m from Pede Beach, La Boheme Bajo hotel offers a restaurant, bar, and garden too! There is also a kitchen area for guests to use should they want to cook their own meals.

Offering both dorms and private rooms, this hostel has a relaxed beachy vibe, for an easy-going traveller.

The common areas are the standout here, Hang out on the rooftop, play a game or two of ping pong with a new friend. There are also lots of tables and chairs in the outdoor areas as well as some hammocks.

Guests were enthused with the lovely artistic design of the hostel but had some reservations about the location and first impressions from the roadside.

LA BOHEME HOSTEL
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: Budget
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: No
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: Yes
SWIMMING POOL: Yes
WIFI: Yes
SHUTTLE SERVICE: Yes

One Tree Hill Hostel

Perched on a hill, only 1.6 km from Wae Rana each, One Tree Hill Labuan Bajo offers a mind-blowing view and peaceful hostel environment. The décor and colour furnishings make for a great pop of character in the landscape.

There’s an incredibly friendly family atmosphere created by the welcoming staff as well as an eco-friendly mindset. Although the facilities are basic there is literally everything you need for a comfortable stay. Clearly backpacking Labuan Bajo is a breeze with such lovely accommodation options and such low prices per night!

ONE TREE HILL HOSTEL
BOOK HERE: Agoda
PRICE RANGE: Budget
SEA VIEW OCEAN FACING ROOMS: No
RESTAURANT and/or BAR: No, but has a breakfast offering and bar area
SWIMMING POOL: No
WIFI: Yes
SHUTTLE SERVICE: Yes

Other Popular Accomodation Options in Labuan Bajo

Mid Range

Le Pirate Labuan Bajo: Agoda

Triple 8 Suites Labuan Bajo: Agoda

Blue Ocean Hotel: Agoda

High End

Jayakarta Hotel Labuan Bajo: Agoda

Bintang Flores Hotel: Agoda

How to Get to Labuan Bajo

The trip to Labuan Bajo can be reached by flight from the main cities in Indonesia. They will also often involve a transit in Bali or Lombok.

The Jakarta-Labuan Bajo flight is approximately 2h35min. From Bali to Labuan Bajo is only an hour’s flight. The Denpasar to Labuan Bajo route is only available on certain airlines and at certain times.

Travel to Labuan Bajo from Lombok is also available by air (the quickest option) but they also have a sailing Labuan Bajo option but that only leaves from a specific city and involves taking public transport to get to the city (Mataram), but I haven’t much information on the availability, times, prices or reliability of this Lombok to Labuan Bajo option.

Check out this awesome map >> Labuan Bajo: Places to visit and What to do in Labuan Bajo

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: We travelled from Jakarta to Labuan Bajo. It was almost a one-day trip, Labuan Bajo flights were morning: Jakarta to Bali, transit, Afternoon: Bali-Labuan Bajo trip. At the time there were no direct flights, but now there are some available flights. Bali to Labuan Bajo was a quick trip anyway.

Check out the flights to Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo flight schedule airlines and flight times

IMPORTANT NOTE: In light of COVID-19 flight schedules may have changed. Please check flight availability prior to booking any trips to Komodo. Komodo National Park entry may also be affected.

Things to do in Labuan Bajo

Komodo island-hopping boat trip

Well, this seems pretty obvious but your first thought would be a Labuan Bajo is just the first stop on this incredible experience.

READ: Komodo Trip and Ultimate Guide to the Komodo Islands

READ: Guide to choosing the Best Komodo Island Boat Tour

Batu Cermin

Labuan Bajo’s unique hidden gem is a mirror cave! Labuan Bajo despite earlier reading isn’t just a stop before your Komodo trip, At this cave, you witness the gleaming light that strikes the stone to create the ‘mirror’ effect.

Visit Cunca Wulang waterfall

Located in a lush tropical rainforest, Cunca Wulang is a majestic waterfall suitable for a water baby and nature-lover.

Visit Todo Village

This is one of the most interesting places to visit in Labuan Bajo

Enjoy a sunset cocktail at a beach bar

Tantalize your taste buds at one of the divine restaurants

Labuan Bajo has a delightful assortment of culinary options. Try these: La Cucina restaurant Labuan Bajo, Tree top Labuan Bajo, Happy Banana Labuan Bajo, Made in Italy Labuan Bajo, Mediterraneo Labuan Bajo

Ride a disco taxi 

Yes this is a thing

Try a dive tour

Plenty of tours for divers leave from Labuan Bajo. Diving in Komodo Islands Labaun Bajo is a must

Get a spa treatment at a seaside resort

Looking to tour Labuan Bajo? Things to do in the city are worth sticking around for!

Typical Itinerary Labuan Bajo

If you’re only in Labuan Bajo for the Komodo Islands Boat tour you’ll typically need 4 days. I suggest spending 5 days because Labuan Bajo hotels are lovely and it would be great to see some other highlights. With the Labuan Bajo costs being so low for things, it’s a worthwhile bargain.

Day 1: Arrive in Labuan Bajo (check-in and sunset drinks)

Day 2 to 4: Komodo Islands Boat Tour/liveaboard

Day 5: Labuan Bajo day tour (Waterfall, village, lunch and return home)

Weather Labuan Bajo

Indonesia is a tropical country so there is only one type of weather. Labuan Bajo temperatures range from 27 to 36 degrees Celsius.

In Indonesia, there are two seasons: wet and dry season. The best time to visit Labuan Bajo is during the dry season between May to November.

Time in Labuan Bajo

Time is one hour ahead of time in Jakarta and has the same time as Bali

Travel Insurance

If anything, this should be a given for any trip you take! But be sure to keep a copy of your insurance details. If Indonesia is not your home country you need to be prepared for anything. All of these experiences have risks.

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I hope that this guide has helped make the decision on which hotel would best suit you!

Each with its pristine view and amenities has something for everyone, so book and let me know in the comments how much of a great time you had!

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