Escape to the Blushing Sands of Komodo Island Pink Beach

Imagine a tranquil escape where the sands blush with a rosy hue, meeting azure waters that dance under the golden Indonesian sun. This is no fantasy; it’s the incomparable Komodo Island Pink Beach, a gem tucked away in the heart of Komodo National Park, Indonesia.

For the explorers at heart, or those just looking to take their breath away with natural beauty unlike any other, this pink paradise promises an experience that’s as rare as it is enchanting.

Ready to dip your toes into the pastel sands? Hold on tight to your sun hats, we’re about to uncover the secrets of one of Earth’s unique beaches – where even the grains of sand tell a story.

komodo island pink beach woman laying on pink sand beach

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Pink beaches are not commonly found, with there only being 7 in the entire world! The Komodo Pink Beach (or Pantai Pink Pulau Komodo in Indonesian) is one of the few that is equally close to other incredible destinations in Komodo National Park.


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Where is Komodo Island’s Pink Beach?

This spectacular phenomenon is just a short boat ride from the coastal town of Labuan Bajo.

Set within the striking confines of Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara, the Pink Beach (or Pantai Merah). This little slice of heaven sits comfortably between the better-known islands of Sumbawa and Flores.

Find the Pink Beach Indonesia location here. This Komodo Beach is a must for a traveller visiting the Indonesia Komodo Island.

How to Get to Komodo Island Pink Beach?

The feeling of adventure begins with the voyage to Pink Beach. From the launching point of Labuan Bajo on Flores Island, you can take a boat tour (the only option) that offers a scenic trip across the vibrant waters.

Ferries and speedboats make regular pilgrimages to Komodo Island from Bajo, making access to this extraordinary destination relatively straightforward for eager travellers.

How to get to Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo is the destination from which you will depart for Pink Beach. The Pink Beach Labuan Bajo trip is only available by boat. A flight to Labuan Bajo is the easiest form of transportation from any of the Indonesian major cities. Labuan Bajo is sometimes referred to as Komodo Island (but it’s not), the reason why is because it’s the only way to get to Komodo Island is through Labuan Bajo.

Labuan Bajo has an airport called Komodo Airport, Here’s a summary of the flights to Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo:

Flights from Bali


AirlineDeparture TimeArrival TimeDuration
BATIK AIR8:009:101h 10min
11:4012:501h 10min
15:3516:551h 10min
AIR ASIA11:3512:551h 20min
{POST-COVID-19} Current Available Flights from Bali (DPS) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) Unfortunately flights are not always available daily. Will update the posts as more airlines start flying this route

Flights from Jakarta

When I first visited Labuan Bajo, I travelled from Jakarta. Unfortunately, pre-covid I couldnโ€™t find any direct flights from Jakarta (or I couldnโ€™t find any :/) but now thankfully there are!!!


AirlineDeparture TimeArrival TimeDuration
BATIK AIR11:4015:052h25min
{POST-COVID-19}ย Current Available flights from Jakarta (DPS) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ)ย Unfortunately flights are not always available daily. Will update as more airlines start flying this route

Flights from Bali to Komodo Island are only an hour-long, flying from Jakarta is a bit longer and usually also has a transit through Lombok or Bali. Flights to Komodo Island only depart from major cities, so depending on where you’re coming from will determine your route accordingly.

Are there Bali to Komodo tours?ย Most tours that advertise this will still involve flying you into Labuan Bajo and then taking the boat tour out from there. So the flights are just included in the tour price >> LIKE THIS ONE. Most (if not all) Flores Komodo Tours depart from Labuan Bajo.

How to get to Pink Beach from Labuan Bajo

phinisi boat komodo island boat tour

Getting to Pink Beach is not difficult at all, but it will require getting to Labuan Bajo first as mentioned above. There are two ways to get to do the Labuan Bajo Pink Beach trip:

โžก๏ธOPTION 1: A day trip (stay the night in Labuan Bajo, day trip by boat to Pink Komodo Island Beach)

โžก๏ธOPTION 2: A live-aboard cruise Komodo Islands Boat Tour (set sail from Labuan Bajo and sleep on board a boat while island hopping Flores Komodo National Park)

Overnight on a Boat or Day Trip Delight?

Whether you’re a day-tripper or a full-fledged sea explorer, there’s a Komodo adventure that fits the bill. Those short on time will find solace in a day tour, packing in Pink Beach alongside other not-to-miss spots within the park. However, if you’re up for something truly unforgettable, considering an overnight stay on a liveaboard boat could be just the ticket, providing stargazing, serene sunrises, and an uninterrupted commune with nature.

Best Komodo Island Pink Beach Tours

๐Ÿ’กTRAVELIST FYI: Tours are classified as private tours or open trips. An open trip means joining others on the same boat to the destination. A private boat tour will mean it’s only you or your group booked for the entire boat.



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What Makes the Sand Pink?

Foraminifera and crushed shells creating Pink Sand for  Komodo island Pink Beach
Foraminifera and crushed shells creating Pink Sand

As mentioned above, there are only 7 pink beaches in the WORLD! So to visit just one of these pink sand beaches is an incredible luxury.

The pink sand is created by tiny single-celled organisms called Foraminifera. They are actually red and grow beneath coral reefs.

When these little organisms die they descend to the ocean floor beds and mix with pieces of coral and crushed shells. The pink sand is created when this mixture washes up on shore and literally turns the sand pink creating the phenomenon of pink sand beaches!

Things to do at Pink Beach

The Komodo National Park Pink Beach is not sure a beauty to behold, there actually a few ways to pass your time on your stunning Pink Beach Flores Komodo tour:

Soak up the Sun

couple standing on Pink Beach Flores Komodo Island Pink beach

Ok, so this is just a given, but there is nothing more satisfying than lying on the Komodo Island Indonesia Pink beach. Letting the water gently lap at your toes and bask in the magnificence of this unique pink sand.

Find Nemo

Apart from just enjoying the peaceful turquoise waters while you cruise Komodo Island, I definitely recommend you dive in and snorkel in this stunning underwater beauty. Some may say Pink Beach Komodo Indonesia’s gem is not abundant in sea creatures, but we actually saw a few great fish – so definitely don’t pass up the opportunity.

Take a Trek up to the Viewpoint

Green landscape of Pink Beach Komodo National Park during rainy season in Komodo Trip Komodo island pink beach

When visiting Komodo Island very few people actually realise that there are hilltop viewpoints for Pink Beach. You’ll see these paths on both sides of the beach. The hills are not especially steep, but I’d recommend wearing shoes, as it’s not paved.

It really makes for a wonderful panoramic view if you’re not using any aerial photography equipment on Pink Beach Komodo National Park.

What to Pack for Pink Beach

Packing for a Pink Beach day trip only requires a couple of items:

Sunscreen (load it on)

Swimwear (if you want to partake in the water activities)

Beach Towel (drying off and laying on)

Beach Mat (if you don’t want to use your towel)

Waterproof day bag (to keep all your essentials dry)

Aqua boots (for snorkelling and walking up to the viewpoint)

Drinking water and snacks (there are no shops or vendors on the island)

Photography equipment (drone photography was permitted at the time of travel)

Pink Beach Entrance Fees

The fees for Pink Beach can get somewhat tricky if you don’t know what’s going on. Depending on whether you’re doing a day trip or sailing aboard a boat to Komodo for island hopping will determine how much in fees you pay.

Entrance to Pink Beach only is IDR 150 000 on weekdays and IDR 250 000 on weekends.

If you are visiting the other islands, and depending on the activities you partake in like hiking and snorkelling etc there are individual fees.

TRAVELIST TIP:ย If you are doing a tour, make sure you find out what entrance fees are involved and whether they are/aren’t included in your tour price. For most live-aboard sailing tours the fees are excluded and paid individually at the Komodo National Park reserve on Rinca Island the island of Komodo dragons. Its also noted that payment must be made in IDR (Indonesian Rupiah) cash.

Things to Do in the Komodo Islands

Go Komodo Dragon Spotting

Komodo Dragon at Komodo National Park

The Indonesian Komodo Dragon lives on an island of Komodo, Komodo’s Rinca Island is the easiest place to see these incredible mini Jurassic Park-like creatures. Can I spot Komodo Dragons on other islands? Yes, although it’s not as common to see Komodo dragons on the other islands, Pink Beach, Pulau Komodo, and even Padar Island are areas to which the Komodo dragon is known to travel.

Swim with Manta Rays

Swimming with manta rays on komodo island

These wonderful creatures are a delight to see in the waters of Komodo National Park. These gentle giants are completely safe to snorkel and dive with but do try your best not to touch them. These floating beauties are sighted when diving in Komodo or even snorkelling at Manta Point.

Experience Sunrise at Padar Island

This image often pops up when searching for Komodo islands and it’s an incredibly unique landscape to see in person! The Padar Island ‘hike’ is merely a steep paved walk to the top of the hill and features jaw-dropping panoramic views of the rocky terrains and shorelines.

Enjoy the Colours and Views of Kelor Island

Things to do in Labuan Bajo - Kelor Island

Kelor Island is a beautiful start to your Komodo trip being only a short trip from Labuan Bajo by boat. Painted with the crayons of mother nature, these vibrant hues are best experienced from above!

Sunset at Kalong with 1000’s Flying Foxes

Sunset from the boat at Kalong Island

Seeing the migration of 1000’s of flying foxes is the perfect way to end any day on the waters in the Komodo Islands. Watching the skies turn to purples, warm ombre of oranges and red in the sunset whilst lounging on the deck with a sundowner is my idea of perfection!

Are there Hotels on Komodo Island?

Unfortunately, there are no hotels in Komodo National Park, the closest hotels are in the seaside town of Labuan Bajo from which all Komodo tours depart. I’ve written an extensive article on accommodation in Labuan Bajo of which all the hotels have sea views!

The hotels in Labuan Bajo have options for all budgets. Budget travellers or luxury resort seekers will be pleased with these offerings!

Your Komodo Island Pink Beach FAQs Answered

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Enjoy the remarkable experience of visiting Komodo Island Pink Beach, a gem in Indonesia that offers stunning pink sands and crystal-clear waters. Whether you choose to visit on a day trip or an overnight liveaboard tour, be sure to follow responsible tourism practices and contribute to preserving this natural wonder.

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