A true highlight
Flores takes its name from the Portuguese for "flowers" and while it isn’t particularly known for its flora, it is nevertheless a beautiful place. If you’ve got the time, it should be on the itinerary of any traveller to Indonesia.
Flores is so big, we’ve split it up into areas, select one of the below for detailed accommodation and food listings in that area. Sights and general overviews for Flores as a whole can be found via the icons above. Don’t know where to start? Read an overview of Flores’s different areas.
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Dotted by volcanoes that are often surrounded by terraced valleys, then ringed by glorious beaches, the island of Flores is a fabulous destination for independent travellers happy to endure a little discomfort. Despite this, outside of July and August, Flores is devoid of big numbers of tourists, so you can have large portions of it as a traveller mostly to yourself.
The western reach of the island is the heart of the tourist scene. Here, from the port town of Labuan Bajo, people can visit both Komodo National Park and a number of other islands, including Kanawa Island and Seraya Island. Many people—especially divers—visit on liveaboard boats and barely venture ashore, which is one reason the tourism infrastructure here remains relatively poorly developed.
Heading east, highlights include the remote and traditional village of Wae Rebo, the "hobbit cave" outside Ruteng and the Ngada village of Bene outside Bajawa, which offers spectacular views of one of the island’s most beautiful peaks, ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)