Lazy days, Kanawa Island, Flores, Indonesia

Lazy days, Kanawa Island, Flores, Indonesia

Lazy days, Kanawa Island, Flores, Indonesia


Taken on: 28th March, 2013. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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A beautiful island about one and a half hours by boat more or less due west of Labuan Bajo, Kanawa Island is a bit of a go-to location for backpackers and flashpackers looking for some downtime.

The island is surrounded by a reef in extremely good condition with an impressive range of sealife, from soft coral through to sting rays, sharks and turtles -- and it's easy swimming distance from the beach. The beach itself is also very attractive, with ample shade, and you're never too far from the sole restaurant on the island (unless you walk around the island of course).

It is possible to walk all the way around the island or you can walk over the top of the island and down onto the back beach to continue on your way. The rustic but photogenic pier was destroyed (along with some of the reef) by a storm in early 2013, but a new pier was on the way and we've been told the reef is showing encouraging signs of regeneration.

A series of viewpoints ... Read our complete Kanawa Island travel guide

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